Windows 10 has a feature called Windows Update that can be used to automatically install important software updates. This feature helps ensure that your computer is running the latest version of Windows as well as receiving important security updates and other bug fixes.
However, if you don’t want to receive any updates, then you can disable automatic updates in Windows 10. Here’s how:
1. Press Windows Key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
2. Click on Update & Security.
3. Select Windows Update from the left-hand side menu.
4. On the right-hand side of the window, click “Advanced options”.
5. Under the “Options” section, select the drop-down menu next to “Choose how updates are installed”.
6. In the drop-down menu, select the option labeled “Notify To Schedule Restart”.
7. Once you have made this selection, Windows will no longer automatically install any updates. Instead, you will be notified when there is an update available.
You can also configure Windows Update to only receive critical or important updates by selecting the “Important updates only” option in the “Choose how updates are installed” section.
In addition to these settings, you can also configure Windows Update to delay downloading and installing updates for up to seven days. To set this option, select the “Defer upgrades” option from the “Advanced options” section.
If you ever decide that you want to turn automatic updates back on, simply reverse the steps outlined above and select either the “Automatic” or “Notify to download” option in the “Choose how updates are installed” section.
By following the steps above, you can easily enable or disable automatic updates in Windows 10. Doing so helps give you more control over your system and allows you to choose when and how updates are installed.