1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2016 #1

    Stop windows 10 updates?


    Hi there

    Apologies if this has already been asked, but is there an easy way to stop specific windows 10 updates.

    I have the latest Pro version of windows 10 and generally usually don't mind the updates being downloaded automatically. I know you can turn them off automatically with group policies but is there a way to simply stop updates while they are downloading?

    Basically my internet is very slow as fibre hasn't reached this area in my city yet, so while I don't mind them downloading automatically usually, sometimes if Im needing to use the internet for something e.g. work related, I find the updates slow everything down. Really what I need is a way to be able to temporarily cancel the updates so I can get my work done and then resume them later.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,539
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       14 Sep 2016 #2

    Various options, quite often asked.
    1. If Pro, you can defer upgrades in Settings
    2. Designate your connection (either type) as metered - widely documented on web.
    3. Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    4. I'll throw in
    Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Sep 2016 #3

    peteyt said: View Post
    Hi there

    Apologies if this has already been asked, but is there an easy way to stop specific windows 10 updates.

    I have the latest Pro version of windows 10 and generally usually don't mind the updates being downloaded automatically. I know you can turn them off automatically with group policies but is there a way to simply stop updates while they are downloading?

    Basically my internet is very slow as fibre hasn't reached this area in my city yet, so while I don't mind them downloading automatically usually, sometimes if Im needing to use the internet for something e.g. work related, I find the updates slow everything down. Really what I need is a way to be able to temporarily cancel the updates so I can get my work done and then resume them later.
    The simplest solution for you may be to temporarily disable Windows Update. Go into the Services snap-in and find Windows update, right click and choose properties. Then change startup type to Disabled. You would then want to stop the service if it's not already stopped.
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