Windows updates are essential to keep the operating system up-to-date so that all the latest bugs are addressed in the Microsoft operating system.

Technically, the operating system automatically downloads and installs the latest updates from Microsoft server. During this automatic process of downloading and installing the windows update file, the user will get interrupted with system restart and deteriorated overall performance of the network speed and CPU bandwidth. That is normally the main reason why someone would want to disable the windows update on windows

Below are summary of what is demonstrated on this tutorial

Services

  • Windows update (Disable this service)
  • Update Orchestrator Service For Windows Update (Disable this service)
  • Background intelligent Transfer Services (Disable this service – OPTIONAL)

Regedit

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    SOFTWARE
    Policies
    Microsoft
    Windows
    WindowsUpdate
    AU
    AUOptions (set value of 2)

Task Scheduler (WindowsUpdate)

  • Task Scheduler Library
    Microsoft
    Windows
    Windows Update (Disable all Task in Scheduler)

Task Scheduler (UpdateOrchestrator)

  • Task Scheduler Library
    Microsoft
    Windows
    UpdateOrchestrator
    Schedule Scan (Disable this task)

appwiz.cpl (if Windows 10 Update Assistant is installed)
Uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant

gpedit

  • Computer Configuration
    Administrative Templates
    Windows Components
    Windows Update
    Configure Automatic Update (Disable this policy)
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