Turning off the Auto-Update feature in Windows 10

Turning off the Auto-Update feature in Windows 10
Updating the operating system into a kind of obligation for users of Windows 10, especially when the user is the type of person who is hungry for the latest update of the operating system he uses.

Speaking of Windows 10, you need to be aware of one thing: updating the operating system is the basic rule imposed by Microsoft to its users. The point is this: Microsoft by default automatically turns the operating system updates on, in order to protect users from external threats such as data theft over the internet, and so on. It's just that the problem is not that simple for some people.

Automatic updates are a problem when Windows 10 users install the internet with certain quota, which does not free them to waste data like unlimited internet users.

Fortunately, the users of Windows 10 Pro version are still given the opportunity to turn off automatic updates feature using Group Policy editor. But if you are a Windows 10 home user, there is some homework to do to turn off the automatic update feature that often runs aggressively and does not match the limited internet resource capabilities.

Method 1 #: Installing Updates Manually

Not everyone wants continuous operating system updates. And if you're the type of person like that, then run the update manually - when you really want it. Here's how.

Click on the Start button, and then point the cursor to Settings and click on this section.
A page will open, and you need to click on the Update & Security section.
On the Windows Update page, click on the Check for updates section. Here you can also change settings for Windows Update's Active.
When Microsoft provides OS updates, the above will help users to download and install updates manually.

If the above steps seem troublesome, you can also type "Check for Updates" in the search/search field.

Method 2 #: Set the meter internet connection

Windows 10 Home has an internet meter that must be set when you want to disable the automatic update feature. By adjusting the meter, you can prevent Windows 10 to force you to update the OS.

Unfortunately, Microsoft assumes that you have an unlimited internet connection, though the facts are contrary to that assumption. But do not worry, you can still set the meter internet connection by utilizing the Internet settings on the computer. However, this will be a little tricky.

Open Registry Editor by running a Run command. To run it do right click on Start button and select Run menu. In the Run column, type regedit and press enter to open Registry Editor.
1. Open regedit

2. Once the registry editor is open, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ NetworkList \ DefaultMediaCost.

3. Right-click on the DefaultMediaCost option and click Permissions

4. On the Permissions for DefaultMediaCost page, select Advanced

5. You will be redirected to  Advanced Security Settings for DefaultMediaCost, click on the section marked Change.

6. Type Administrators in a box marked  Enter the object name to select, then click  Check Names. Afterwards, you will find a name similar to it, click OK.

7. Check the box to the left of  Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and then OK.

8. Go back to the Permissions for the DefaultMediaCost page, you need to click on Administrators in the group and then tick the Full Control Allow under  Permissions for Administrators. Then click OK.

9. Right-click on the Ethernet option in the Regedit window, and then click Modify. An Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window will open later.

10. Change Value Data to 2. Then click OK. After that close the Registry Editor and restart the computer. This will change the Windows 10 assumption from what has originally thought that your internet has unlimited data connections, being limited/limited (meaning you have limited data quota).

Method # 3: Turn off Automatic Driver Updates

Use the search field and type Advanced System Settings in it, to open the System Properties window. Then sort in the Hardware section and click on Device Installation Settings.

hardware options a dialog box will open. Select No and then Save changes.

Option NoAfter which Windows 10 you use will not be updated automatically anymore.

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