How to Stop Windows 10 from Updating Automatically

If your PC runs on Windows 10, you sure do understand how annoying Windows 10 updates can be at times. But those annoyances is about to be over.

Though Windows updates has its good sides, they can actually make your PC fail to function, especially if the update wasn’t done properly. So how do you stop your Windows 10 enabled PC from updating automatically?

The easiest way to prevent unwanted Windows 10 updates is by setting your PC to “Active Hours”. To do this, click Start Menu >> Updates and Security >>Change Active Hours.

However, setting your PC to Active Hours is definitely not enough to prevent updates from installing on your Windows 10 enabled PC. The trouble with forced Windows update is that the update could get broken during the installation process. When this happens, Windows will make repeated attempts to re-install the broken update each time you restart your PC. To solve this problem, you will have to download a tool called “Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter”

The installation process for this tool is pretty simple. After downloading it, click on “Install” to have it installed on your PC. After installing the tool, you will see a welcome screen with a “Next Button”. Click on the button, and the tool will scan your PC for paused updates.

You will see two options, with one reading “Hide updates” –click on this. Once you do this, you will see a list of all updates running on your PC. Select the one you want to stop. If you aren’t sure which update is stalling your PC, do a Google search. Some updates can actually be important, and stopping them could cause your PC to malfunction. After selecting the update you want to stop, click the Next button, and the software would get to work.

So there you have it. Simple techniques that will save you the headache of incomplete Windows 10 updates.