Whilst Windows Updates tends to serve It's purpose well In keeping your PC safe and secure with the very latest security patches and fixes, there are times when a given update corrupts your computer- sometimes to the point of having to perform a clean Installation of Windows. If you want to disable It, Microsoft has removed the option to do so In Windows 10. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to disable Windows updates with a click of the mouse.
There are many methods and tools that have the capacity to disable Windows updates, but some require quite a number of steps and the necessity to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. Moreover, you'll find that a few tools tend to fail In getting the job done In It's entirety.
As a result, I will Introduce you to a neat little tool named Windows Update Blocker which (as It's name Implies), completely blocks updates from Installing on your Windows 10 operating system with a simple click of the mouse.
You can download It from the official website, or via this reputable source. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded Windows Update Blocker, It does not need to be Installed on your computer. Simply double-click the executable file, and the tool will launch as shown below. To begin with, click on the Menu button.
Step Two:Next, we'll disable a couple of Windows Services that're responsible for allowing Windows updates to Install, so hit Service List Options.
Step Three:The service that will be disabled here, Is named Background Intelligent Transfer Service. On the left pane, click on BITS, and to the right of that, hit the Disabled radio button and then check Apply Settings During Operation. Before exiting, be sure to click Save Settings.
Step Four:For the changes to take effect, go back to the tool's main Interface, hit the Disable Updates radio button and then click Apply Now. In a matter of a few seconds, you will see the Service Status marked with a red X, denoting that Windows updates have been successfully disabled.
Step Five:Now let's checkout the Windows Services that have been disabled. Open the Run menu, type services.msc and hit OK.
Step Six:I've now scrolled down to the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and as you can see, It's been successfully disabled. However, there's another service that's primarily responsible for Installing Windows updates. We'll check It out In the next step.
Last Step:Upon scrolling toward the bottom, the service accordingly named Windows Update that predominantly serves as the main gateway for allowing updates, Is now disabled. Ultimately, Microsoft cannot Install any updates on my computer. Perfect!
Final Thoughts:As you've probably realized, Windows Update Blocker actually disables the Windows Services from allowing Windows updates to Install on your computer. Sure, you can manually disable them, however In my experience, It has failed at the best of times. Once you've configured the tool, all It takes Is a click of the mouse to apply the changes.
If you've changed your mind and wish to enable Windows updates, simply refer to Step Four above, select the Enable Updates radio button and hit Apply Now.