Getting Tired Windows 10 Forced Updates

Windows 10 on going forced update making things worse.Its downloads updates and reboots itself when its wants.You are middle of something important and bam windows update rebooting your pc.MS added new setting called”Active hours” but its only for 8 hours with no custom options.Hope this Guide helps.

Now there are few ways we “kinda” stop it from doing data mining and updating.

Method 1: Update Service

Windows Update is actually just another Windows process and  it can be stopped with steps below :

  1. Open Run command (Win + R) or (in Search), type: services.msc and press enter
  2. From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
  3. In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
  4. Restart

To re-enable Windows Update simply revert back to above steps and change the Startup settings to  ‘Automatic’.

Methods 3: Group Policy Editor (gpedit)

The group policy editor will notify you about new updates without installing them but security updates will install them automatically. So its kinda 50/50ish option.

  1. Open Run command (Win + R) or ( In Search) type: gpedit.msc and press enter
  2. Go to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.Then change the Configure Automatic Updates setting to “2 – Notify for download and notify for install
  3. Restart
  4. Open Settings app (Win + I) again and Go to > Update and Security > Windows Updates.”Check for updates” that will apply new configuration settings.

This only works  for Windows 10 Education, Pro and Enterprise editions.

Methods 4: Registry  Editor (regedit)

Regedit is kinda tricky option but it works.

  1. Open Run command (Win + R) or ( In Search), type: regedit and press enter
  2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
  3. Now create a ‘32-bit DWORD’ value called ‘AuOptions’ and under ‘Value Data’ type 2 and click ‘OK’
  4. Restart
  5. Open Settings app (Win + I) again and Go to > Update and Security > Windows Updates.”Check for updates” that will apply new configuration settings.

Methods 5: Use 3rd Party Software

There few application we can use to stop all kinds of windows back doors and updates. Most of them are self explanatory. i am personally using  “spybot beacon”. Its free to use,virus free and has nice support the installer, install and do your thing…

Some other software:

I have just tested few them but there are many more option to can choose from. As always read before using them.

Shut Up 10
DoNotSpy 10
Disable Win Tracking
Debloat Windows 10
Windows 10 Dominator
Destroy Windows 10 Spying

What is spybot beacon ?

Spybot Anti-Beacon is a standalone tool which was designed to block and stop the various tracking (telemetry) issues present in Windows 10.Anti-Beacon is small, simple to use, and is provided free of charge. It was created to address the privacy concerns of users of Windows 10 who do not wish to have information about their PC usage sent to Microsoft. Simply clicking “Immunize” on the main screen of Anti-Beacon will immediately disable any known tracking features included by Microsoft in the operating systems. (site source)

Download Spybot

Note: Use the software at your own risk. Always download from subsequent website.


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