Windows 10 is an operating system that works quite well in general, but that is not without problems, especially related to updates. We explain the most important reasons to disable Windows 10 updates , and how to do it in a very simple way.
Reasons to disable Windows 10 updates
A priori, it is not recommended to disable Windows 10 updates, since they include many patches to improve the operation of the operating system and its security. However, there are also many problems that have appeared linked to the largest updates to Windows 10 . The October 2018 update has been especially well known for the many issues that went with it.
Disabling Windows 10 updates will leave us without the latest security patches and newest features. Windows 10 is really a very secure base system, so it does not have very important vulnerabilities for most users. Also, if you use antivirus software you are already minimizing the possible risks.
In return, you will be able to enjoy a much more stable operating system , without fear that a new update will break something and leave your computer unusable for a few days or even a few weeks. Imagine that your small business computer is left unusable for days due to a new Windows 10 update, it is something that nobody wants.
To all this must be added that Windows 10 is especially aggressive with updates, not giving the option to deactivate them as it could be done in previous versions, only to delay them. This causes that many times they are installed at the worst time, which can be a real nuisance in a company.
If you think that in your case the advantages of disabling Windows 10 updates outweigh the inconveniences that it may cause you, you can continue reading this post.
How to disable Windows 10 updates
We have said that Windows 10 does not allow you to disable updates, actually it can be done, but it is not offered as an easily available option. What we will have to do is disable the Windows Update service manually , and make it not start automatically when restarting the computer.
It seems somewhat complicated but it is not, you just have to follow the steps described below.
First of all you have to go to the " Start " menu and search for " Services ", you just have to click on the option that appears.
A window will appear with all the Windows services running. The option that interests us is " Windows Update ", you can find it at the bottom of the list.
Once you have entered Windows Update, in "Startup type" put manual , in this way the service will not start automatically when you turn on your computer. Now click on stop , this will make the service stop. It only remains to click on "Apply" and " OK ".
With these simple steps you will have stopped Windows Update, and will prevent it from starting again when you turn your computer off and on again. Of course you can reactivate it at any time, you just have to follow the previous steps in reverse to reverse the effect.
From now on you can enjoy a much more stable operating system . You will not be up to date, but you will have the guarantee that everything that works well will not stop doing it for a new update.
What do you think? Do you think it is worth disabling Windows 10 updates?