Everything that Windows does is controlled by the Windows Registry. To change how Windows acts, you need only change a few settings in the Registry.
Manually hacking the Windows Registry is never a good idea. It’s much safer to use a tweaking program to make these alterations. Download Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3 for Windows 8.
Right-click on the file and select “Exact All…” from the menu:
Extract to the default folder UWT3:
Inside that folder is another folder:
Open that folder and double-click on Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.exe:
Click “Yes” to launch the program:
Click on “Performance” and place a checkmark in the box next to Disable Windows Update Service:
Click on “Security” and place a checkmark in the box next to Disable Windows Updates:
Click “Apply” and reboot Windows 10.
Go to settings:
Select Update & security:
Under Windows Update, look at the time Windows last attempted to check for updates:
Windows 10 stopped checking for updates two days ago when the new tweak settings were applied.
July 22, 2015
Windows 10 has still not automatically updated, despite the fact that Microsoft released an emergency patch on Monday, July 20, 2015.
July 29, 2015
To restore Windows 10 updates: run Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3 for Windows 8, uncheck the two boxes you previously checked, click “Apply” and reboot.
Windows 10 can now download and install updates: