How permanently disable Windows 10 Pro 64 updates

Hello, 

I have tried everything I've found online, from the groupedit policy to the regedit. I though the problem was solved, instead today March 22nd while I was going to shut down the PC I've seen the it was ready to be turned off and install the update. 

I don't want any update, or at least I want to be the person that will decide what update and when, 'cause first I would like to see if once again Win updates will mess up the PC of other users and, eventually only later THINK if I wanna update. 
For today I've just saved myself put everything in pause until April 26th.

Thank you
 

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Last updated January 7, 2020 Views 2,210 Applies to:
Hi ICKS13,

I'm Stefano an Independent Advisor here to help you.
If you want to stop automatic updates, please follow this guide:

https://www.easeus.com/todo-backup-resource/how...

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Hello, 

I have tried everything I've found online, from the groupedit policy to the regedit. I though the problem was solved, instead today March 22nd while I was going to shut down the PC I've seen the it was ready to be turned off and install the update. 

I don't want any update, or at least I want to be the person that will decide what update and when, 'cause first I would like to see if once again Win updates will mess up the PC of other users and, eventually only later THINK if I wanna update. 
For today I've just saved myself put everything in pause until April 26th.

Thank you

run services.msc

search for the service Windows Update and stop and disable it

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Hi,
I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor and a 2-Year Windows Insider MVP here to help.

Regarding the issue, I would like to let you know that controlling Windows updates is somewhat difficult in Windows 10, but you can see the options here:
https://www.askvg.com/fixing-windows-10-automat...

If you have Windows 10 Pro , Methods 4 and 5 are the best way to resolve this as Windows would always ask you to before downloading updates.

Another way would be to use a 3rd party app like Stop Updates10. which allows you to disable Windows 10 Updates with a single click.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-updates-win...
Please let us know if you need any assistance.

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Hi Icks13, I am Rob, an independent and a 12 time and dual award MVP specializing in Windows troubleshooting and Bluescreen analysis. Please remember as independents we are not responsible for the development of Windows or the computer hardware and drivers. If you will work with me I will be here to help until the issue is resolved.

Here are many methods to stop the updates so you can select the best for your needs.

How to finally stop Windows 10 updates and upgrades? Freewware
https://greatis.com/blog/stopupdates10

How to block Updates on Windows 10 using StopUpdates10 <-- Freeware StopUpdates10
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-updates-win...

How to Disable or Turn Off Windows Update in Windows 10
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-off-windows-...

How Do I Disable Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home? (and other versions)
https://askleo.com/disable-windows-updates-wind...

CMD (ADMIN)

sc stop wuauserv
sc config wuauserv start= disabled

Or

Add WindowsUpdate/AU options keys to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Actually more below!!!

Registry keys for configuring Automatic Updates & WSUS
https://github.com/vFense/vFenseAgent-win/wiki/...

See this :
[Windows 10 Tip] Change Windows Update Download and Installation Related Settings
https://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-windows-upd...

Disable Windows 10 Update in the Registry and with PowerShell
https://4sysops.com/archives/disable-windows-10...

How To Turn Off Automatic Updates In Windows 10 Using Registry
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-turn-off-auto...

Windows 10 Updates and Store GPO behavior with DualScan disabled and SCCM SUP/WSUS managed
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/swisspfe/20...

Note: These are non-Microsoft websites. The pages appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the sites that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance. Feedback definitely helps us help all.

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Hello Icks13,

I'm Independent Advisor and Microsoft MVP, here to help you with your question.

You can use Group Policy to block automatic updates. This ensures updates are downloaded/installed only when you want them:

1. Open GPO snap-in by running gpedit.msc command.

2. Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.

3. Double click Configure Automatic Updates policy setting, select Enabled. Then under 'Configure automatic updating' section, choose 2 - Notify for download and notify for install.

4. Click Apply, followed by OK.

Multiple reboots will finally disable auto updates.

Let us know if this helps!
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