As far as Windows is concerned, we are talking about the most popular operating system of all those that are available, to properly manage our computers, and it is for this reason that new versions of it continue to be available. Now Microsoft released the version of Windows 11this one comes with new features, although some may want to keep the Windows 10 start menu, but with the new version, it is very interesting.
Windows 11 comes with what we know from the beginning as automatic updates, which for many represent a nuisance because they require a lot of time and in addition to several reboots, in this article we will investigate how to stop these forced system updates and be in control of what happens with our team, Let’s see what this is all about.
How to disable automatic updates in Windows 11?
As for what options we have to deactivate or limit these updates that Windows requires for its full operation, we have two that serve and can help us for this purpose. But you have to know that Windows does this for two reasons, one to “Improve the System” and the second to monitor who has the product officially.
It is important to know because if we can stop this, it could be that in the future our copy will be invalidated, therefore, later we will have to make use of the key, and then enter the updates we didn’t want to do in the beginning, it’s like going around in a circle. In any case, there are solutions for when we update to Windows 11 from Windows 10, let’s see
Via registry editor
From the registry editor this option cancellation of updates is it availabe. For this we access the Start menu, then in the search box we enter “regeit”, we open it and enter this path “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE – Software – Policies – Microsoft – Windows”.
We right click on “Windows”, and now we select “new> Key” we assign to this new route the name of “WindowsUpdate”. After created, we right click and again “New> Key”, we assign the name “AU”, in a free space we right click “New> DWORD value (32 bits)” and assign the name “NoAutoUpdate”. Now we give double click on this value and we change assigned value to 1we apply the changes and that’s it.
With group policy
From group policies it is also possible to perform this action, although it is available for only two versions, for Windows 11 pro version and for Windows 11 EnterpriseTo do this we will proceed as follows.
- Start> copy “gpedit”
- When opening the policy editor we follow the route
- Equipment Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Windows Components
- Windows Update
- Manage end user experience
- Being here we select, “Configure automatic updates”
Now a window will open in this, we mark the disabled box, and we accept the changes by clicking on “apply” and then on “Accept”, we can do the same work to receive future updates
What is the process to use Windows Update Blocker to block updates?
Also if we want to avoid all this process we can access to install Windows Update Blocker, first we download it, once we have it available. We will proceed to extract it, then we execute the .exe file, contained in the download.
In this we will activate the box “disable Updates” (disable updates), we activate the services security box and finally we apply, in this step the symbol will turn red, which means that updates are disabled
How to configure a metered connection to stop updates?
One of the options that we can also count on, to stop Windows updates, is to limit the amount of data that we can download. Thus the system will not be able to do large downloads and they will be canceled, that is, you will limit your download connection to the internet.
For this we go to Start> Settings> Network and Internet, then in state configuration we select “Data usage” here we click on “enter limit” here we enter the download limit, of course this operation fits the entire PC not just updates.
What to do if automatic updates keep turning on?
With all this, the updates should already be controlled, but there are cases in which this continues to happen. For this we can explore a couple more options that may help us solve this update situation. We can try, disable them for some timeand if the intention is to delete the contents of Windows, to perform a restore, this may help to avoid delays, when reintegrating the system.
disable for weeks
As for the updates if you can’t remove them effectively, you can just disable them from the system for a while For this procedure it is not necessary to do much. Let’s see how it is done.
We first enter Start> Settings> update and security> Windows Updatein this part it was the updates waiting to be downloaded when the desktop is closed at the bottom you will get an option that says “Pause Updates for 7 days”, when choosing this option the system will tell us that the updates have been paused, and An option will appear that tells us “pause for seven more days”, in this way we can pause them for up to 5 weeks.
To disable Windows updates we can also choose to enter commands or codes through the run window, first press “Windows + R”, then we enter “services.msc” and we accept in the window that appears we locate “Windows Update” and click on the option “Startup type” and then on disabled and finally click on accept