Windows 10

Controlling the Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Change the Group Policy

If you have a Professional, Enterprise, or Education edition of Windows 10, you can turn off automatic updates. But the option is hidden.

  1. Press Win-R, type gpedit.msc, press Enter. This brings up the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate the left pane as if it were File Explorer, to 
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.
  3. Find and double-click Configure Automatic Updates
    0711 group policy step 3
  4. In the resulting dialog box, select Enabled.
  5. In the Options box, pull down the Configure automatic updating menu and select your preferred option.
    0711 group policy step 4 and 5


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