There are several ways to stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing updates. The following steps will help you to stop automatic downloads and installations of Windows 10 updates and give you more control over how and when updates get installed.
1. Open the “Settings” app by pressing the Windows and I keys together in the keyboard, or via the Start menu.
2. Then select the “Update & Security” option from the list of settings.
3. Now select “Windows Update” from the left panel of the window.
4. On the right side of the window, click on “Advanced Options”.
5. Under “Choose How Updates Get Installed”, select “Notify to Schedule Restart”. This will prevent Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing updates without notifying you for approval.
6. You can also set up a schedule as to when Windows should check for and install updates. To do this, click on “Schedule the Restart” option and you can then tell your computer when to look for updates and when not to.
7. Finally, you can also turn off Windows 10 automatic updates completely by clicking the “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” option, then switch it off.
These are some of the ways to stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing updates. While these steps will help you to have more control over your device and make sure that your device is not suddenly restarting unexpectedly, it is also important that you keep your device up-to-date. It is still recommended that you allow Windows to check for updates and install them as soon as they are available to ensure that your device is secure and that you get all the latest features from Microsoft.