Windows 10 – Automatic Updates Settings

1. Disable Automatic Updates

  • Registry Editor (RegEdit)
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

      • Set “AUOptions” value to “1” to disable automatically checking for updates and automatically installing updates
        • 0: unspecified and follows Windows default
        • 1: do not check for updates (hidden as of Windows 8)
        • 2: automatically install updates
        • 3: automatically download updates
        • 4: automatically check for updates
        • 5: allow changing automatic update settings
      • Set “AcceleratedInstallRequired” to 2 (disabled)
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

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