Windows 10 has the feature of automatically updating your device in such a way that you will not even notice when the update occurred. However there are times when this seamless feature gets annoying when it seamlessly updates during a game or when you are doing a presentation ! Causing reboots or data being lost during game.
What if there was a way to stop those random reboots ?
Well there is if you are running Windows 10 Pro or higher.
How to prevent automatic updates using the Local Group Policy Editor:
If you run Windows 10 Professional, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor to quickly change the settings to prevent Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing updates.
By following these steps:
1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
2.Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
3.Browse the following path:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update
4. On the right side, double-click the Configure Automatic Updates policy.
5.On the left side, check the Enabled option to enable the policy.
6. Under Options, you’ll find a number of ways to configure. Select the number 2 to get a notification when the updates are available and if you want or download them, or select option 4 where you can specify the time when you want updates to be downloaded or installed !
7. Finish by clicking Apply then OK.