Windows updates are important for keeping your computer running smoothly and securely. However, you may choose to disable automatic updates through the Control Panel if you want more control over when and how updates are installed.
To turn off automatic updates in Windows Control Panel:
1. Open the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, typing “control” and pressing Enter.
2. Within the Control Panel, select the System and Security option.
3. From the list of options, select Windows Update.
4. Click Check for Updates on the left-hand side of the window to make sure your computer is up to date.
5. Once the update check has finished, open the Change Settings option on the left-hand side of the window.
6. Within the list of options, select the one labeled “Never Check for Updates (Not Recommended).”
7. Click OK.
You have now successfully disabled automatic Windows updates from the Control Panel. Depending on your settings, you may still receive notification that updates are available. You can still choose to manually install some or all of them at any time. If you want more control over what types of updates you receive, you can also access the Windows Update Advanced Options in the Control Panel.
Windows updates provide important security benefits, so it is a good idea to periodically check for updates and either install them manually or set your system to automatically check for updates. Doing so will help ensure your computer remains secure.