Microsoft will start pushing out a Windows 10 upgrade as a recommended, virtually mandatory, update very soon (it's right now only an optional download).Some people are tempted to turn off Windows Update completely to avoid getting the new operating system – don't.
It'll leave your computer vulnerable to attack as you'll no longer get security patches.
It's actually rather easy to turn off the Windows 10 upgrade function without losing vital regular software updates.
You can choose only how updates are installed, but you cannot turn off or disable Windows Update in Windows 10.
If, for whatever reason, you want to turn off or disable Windows Update in Windows 10, follow the given below workarounds.
Microsoft even has an official document explaining how to do it.
A Redmond spokesperson today confirmed that support page is still valid – its instructions still work even though it was quietly published a few months ago.
Method 1 – Set network type to Metered connection Method 2 – Use Group Policy to stop automatically downloading updates Method 3 – Completely disable Windows update in Windows 10 Method 1 of 3 By default, Windows 10 doesn’t download updates when you’re on a metered connection.
In fact, Windows 10 will not download updates as long as you are on a Metered connection.
In this article, you’ll find 6 fixes you can try; one is bound to work.