Windows updates, in general, have always been a headache for many users, due not only to the time it takes to download and then install them but also because sometimes they block the operation of our equipment completely. Fortunately, Microsoft It took note of user complaints, and its performance has improved.

In the latest versions of Windows 10, the guys from Microsoft have worked on this aspect to avoid not only that the computer shuts down just because it needs to install an update, but in the time we have to install them without being coerced into it. If despite these improvements, you want to disable automatic updates in Windows 10, below, we show you how to do it.

How to Stop automatic updates in Windows 10

First of all, keep in mind that turning off automatic updates is never recommended since it puts at risk the security of our team. Windows 10 is the most used operating system in the world, and friends of outsiders know that it is easier to reach these users than those of Mac and Linux, with a market share of less than 10% between the two.

But if we want to live on the edge and disable the automatic updates of Windows 10, despite the improvements that its operation has received in recent months, we must follow the following steps:

  • First of all, we access the configuration of Windows 10 through the keyboard shortcut Windows key + i.
  • Next, we head up to Update and security, and we press Windows Update, and in the right column, click on Advanced Options.
  • Inside this menu, disable and switch Automatically download updates, even through metered data connections.

If our team at that time is using the battery and not connected to the current, however much we activate that option, it will be automatically disabled, to prevent the computer from using the device battery to install updates.