Have this ever happened to you when you connected your limited data wifi/ hotspot to your Computer or Laptop and within few seconds it utilized the data limit of your hotspot and you started wondering what just happened? Well, that is because your Windows laptop had updated few files in the background. Now you are left with mobile but without data, limit to connect to the Internet. In this article, I am going to tell you few simple ways to Disable Auto Update in Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Currently, most of the Windows Laptops/ Computers are using Windows 10 software so, I will be using Windows 10 as my primary device to tell you the guide. By trying this guide you would be able to stop auto update in Windows 10 and other Windows-based devices.
Disable Auto Update in Windows 10
By default, every Windows software comes with Pre activated Auto Update ON feature that means if you don’t want your Laptop to be updated automatically Than you need to turn it off manually. There are many disadvantages of having Auto Updates on in your Windows system.
List of Disadvantages of Windows Auto update-
There are many disadvantages if the Windows auto-update feature is set ON in your computer
- Unnecessary waste of data if you are on a limited data plan.
- Daily new Updates which cause wastage of precious time.
- Slow Internet connection (If Windows is downloading something in the background then it will impact you data speed)
Because of these issues, Recently I finally decided to Stop Auto update in Windows 10 by following few simple guide which I am going to share here with you all.
3 Simple Way to Stop Windows auto Update-
I will be telling few ways to do that. I would recommend you to kindly follow all the ways.
1- By setting your hotspot connection as limited-
This is by far the simplest way to stop the Windows Auto update and this setting is nothing but a quick change in your Hotspot list in which you are going to tell your system that this hotspot/ Wifi/ Data connection is on limited Data Plan and I don’t want you to use the data of this connection for any type of Background download. When this system is connected with this particular data connection/ Hotspot.
Below is the step by step guide to do that
A- First connect the wifi connection with your Windows device.
B- Select the Connection tab and click on properties
C- New Setting Page will be opened now turn the Metered Connection option ON.
D- That’s it.
This process is simple and effective, But apart from this I would also suggest Windows users to kindly do the 2nd Process also to make it work properly and to completely disable auto updates in Windows PC
2- By Disabling Auto Update services (More Effective)
This thing is more effective than the previous one to guide your windows device to stop Windows auto updates. Kindly follow the step by step guide below to activate this option.
A- Type “Services” in your Windows search bar.
B- Select the Services tab in the search result (Refer the Image below)
C- You will see a list of services in a small tab.
D- Scroll the page and select “Windows Update” option.
E- Click on Stop Button.
F- That is it, From now onwards your Windows devices will not download any auto updates.