How To Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Update Easily

Trying to turn off windows 10 automatic update to help reduce the consumption of your internet data? Then, you are in the right place.

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Windows 10 is Microsoft latest and maybe the last OS they will roll out. The OS comes with great features that any Windows users would find interesting. No wonder almost every Microsoft users are switching to the Windows 10…

Have you started using the Windows 10 OS?

As lovely as windows 10 could get, it drains my internet data so badly due to its regular updates. I love the OS but hate it at the same time? It is draining my internet data so darn fast 🙁

Internet data is so darn expensive in this part of the world and spending money unnecessarily is unacceptable. Or what do you think? And in the latest OS, there is no specified place to turn off Windows 10 automatic update

In windows 7, you can easy turn off Windows Update to help control your internet data. With the Windows 7 update option, you will only be charged based on what you use.

But on the other hand, it is almost impossible to turn off windows 10 automatic update, why? Microsoft wants you to download all their updates rolling out.

Not to worry brothers and sisters, there is a simple solution to temporarily turn off your system update on your Windows 10 OS. How do I do this, you ask?

How to turn off automatic update on windows 10 and Save Internet Data

Do note that while you can temporarily turn off the Windows 10 update, it will always automatically update when there is a big or important update.


And also note that it is nice to always switch your Windows 10 update on every 7 days, so it can update and make your Windows work and perform better.

Simple Step to Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Update

First, make sure your WiFi is switched on >>> click your start menu and go to Settings. In your setting tab, click “Network & Internet

Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Update

Click “Advanced Options” >>> in your “Metered Connection” area, “Set as Metered Connection” should be turned “On” See Screenshot

windows 10 metered connection

Doing that, your system updates will freeze and you will browse the internet without your data being touched.


You can now browse the internet without thinking or have the fear of your data being drained by your updates.

As I said earlier, it is wise to allow your system to update once a week.

Back to you

Looks like I have said so much about so much on how to stop automatic updates on our Windows 10 PC, now it’s time to pass the keyboard to you guys.


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7 thoughts on “How To Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Update Easily”

  1. Hello Babanature, I downgraded to Windows 7 after one week of upgrading to Windows 10.

    I got my data drained on multiple times. Microsoft should consider 3rd world countries on this.

    There’s nothing better than my ol Windows 7 😉


    • Windows 10 has more tools and flexible when compared with Windows 7.

      If you stay a little bit longer and follow this tip, you might come to like the OS again. 😉

  2. Hi,
    It was helpful reading your post.
    Every day the automatic update of Windows 10 occurs in my P.C. It is very irritating as well as data consuming also.
    I have tried to turn it off, but every time it automatically starts updating itself.
    The method you described is very risky to use. It will allow the hackers to look into the shared folder of your P.C through NetBIOS.
    Although this method is secure for private network.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    With regards,

    • Hello Saurav,

      Eve if you turn the update off, it will still carryout important updates.

      So far so good, it is not harmful as long as you are using a private and secure network.

      Thanks for the contribution bro, do have a beautiful weekend ahead…


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