Disable Windows 10 Updates

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:

Right and select "Extract All..."

Extract to the default folder UWT3:

Extract To Folder UWT3

 

Inside that folder is another folder:

Folder Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.1.2.0 Created

Open that folder and double-click on Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.exe:

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.exe

Click “Yes” to launch the program:

User Control Account

Click on “Performance” and place a checkmark in the box next to Disable Windows Update Service:

Performance > Disable Windows Update Service

Click on “Security” and place a checkmark in the box next to Disable Windows Updates:

Security > Disable Windows Updates

Click “Apply” and reboot Windows 10.

Go to settings:

Go To All Settings

Select Update & security:

Update and Sucurity

Under Windows Update, look at the time Windows last attempted to check for updates:

Windows Update

Windows 10 stopped checking for updates two days ago when the new tweak settings were applied.

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UPDATE:
July 22, 2015

Windows 10 has still not automatically updated, despite the fact that Microsoft released an emergency patch on Monday, July 20, 2015.

Installed Windows Updates

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UPDATE:
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:

Updated Windows 10

 

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