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Disable automatic updates using Administrative Tools
- Search and select: Administrative Tools
- Select: Services
Or you can go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
- Scroll down to select: Windows Update
- In Startup type select: Disabled
- Under Service status select: Stop
- Select Apply and OK
Disable automatic updates using Group Policy
- Open Start.
- Search for gpedit.msc and click the top result to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Navigate to the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
- Double-click the Configure Automatic Updates policy on the right side
- Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy and disable automatic updates permanently.
- Click the Apply button.
- Click the OK button.