How To Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Posted: Jul 27 2015, 2:45am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


How to Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 automatically updates by default. There is no way for Windows 10 Home users to change settings for updates. Now a tool surfaced.

Windows 10 gives and takes away. Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on Wednesday bringing back the Start Menu, but is not allowing users to switch of automatic updates.

This controversial change is keeping Windows 10 always up to date, but experienced Windows users fret buggy updates crashing their setup.

Windows 10 Pro Edition users have some controls over the updating feature, but not completely. Home edition users have no setting option at all.

There is though a new tool that lets Windows 10 users switch off automatic updates.

ZDNet spotted a package and accompanied Knowledge base article (3073930) detailing the tool.

The Microsoft tool allows users to hid or block Windows Updates or driver updates in Windows 10. The tool is currently available for Windows 10 Insider Preview release, but is expected to work on the final release.

Microsoft says: "In Windows 10 Insider Preview, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed."

Concerned Windows 10 users can take control over the update feature after all.

Windows 10 starts rolling out on July 29 as free upgrade. Not all Windows users will get Windows 10 on launch day. Microsoft is first delivering Windows 10 to the millions of Windows Insider members. 

Microsoft does this gradual roll-out to make the install process a good experience and avoid overloaded servers.

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