[GUIDE] How to Permanently Disable Windows Updates

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How to Permanently Disable Windows Updates

You want to disable Windows Updates. You're hating them, and so, here we are.
This is how to do it.


  1. Press Windows key + R
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter.
  3. Search for Windows Update, and double-click it.
  4. In Startup type, select Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to save the settings.
  5. Press Windows key + R then type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  6. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  7. Double-click Configure Automatic Updates.
  8. Select Disabled in Configured Automatic Updates on the left, and click Apply and OK to disable the Windows automatic update feature.
  9. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
  10. Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
    Browse the following path:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

  11. Right-click the Windows (folder) key, select New, and then click Key.
  12. Name the new key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.
  13. Right-click the newly created key, select new, and click Key.
  14. Name the new key AU and press Enter.
    Inside the newly created key, right-click on the right side, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  15. Name the new key AUOptions and press Enter.
    Double-click the newly created key and change its value to 2. It's for "Notify for download and notify for install". Click OK.
  16. Name the new key NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.
    Double-click the newly created key and change its value to 1. It's for "Disable Automatic Updates". Click OK.
  17. Close the Registry to complete the task.

Now you're done! Your Windows Machine won't update anymore.

Otherwise, you can use Winaero Tweaker to do the trick (it has a GUI and it's more faster).
Simply download it, install (or execute it as Portable, it will work anyway) and execute it.
Search for the Windows Update voice and disable it. Then, restart.
And you're done!