After changing settings for windows updates went through Control Panel and Settings and chose NOT to have ANY updates. But, again, Microsoft is ignoring that and still forcing updates. To turn off windows updates permanently is necessary sometimes.
To take place on shutdowns or with a countdown timer for hours! really pathetic
During my work computer gives me warnings for “critical” or “important” updates. Your pc gets automatically on restart anyway! What to do? Sometimes new updates give us many types of issues related to drivers compatibility. Due to that, you may face problems with display and laptop touchpad and recently we see after windows update all the shared printers not working globally
Reliable solutions to block Windows updates permanently
To disable windows update in windows 10 permanently or any other of windows operating system is almost same. Windows have specified Service for windows updates.
Stopping windows services for updates is the way to stop windows updates for permanently .
Steps to Block/stop Windows updates permanently
Go to RUN by Press Windows key + R. Type services.msc, then hit Enter.
Search for Windows Update in services list – Ensure that you have admin privileges
Right-click on Windows Update, then select Properties.
Under General tab, set the Startup type to Disabled.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.
Note: Stopping Windows update permanently in danger for required essential security patch updates. Recommended to enable windows update once in a week to get the complete update manually.