How to Stop Windows 11 Update Permanently

How to Stop Windows 11 Update Permanently

Introduction:

Windows 11 brings many new features and improvements, but for some users, automatic updates can be a hassle. Whether you prefer more control over your system updates or you have specific reasons for disabling them, this guide will walk you through the steps to permanently disable Windows 11 updates.


Method 1. via (Services)

Follow these steps:

  1. Click in the "Search Box" and type here "Services".
  2. Right-click on "Services" then click on "Run as Administrator".
  3. In the Services window, scroll down and locate the "Windows Update".
  4. Right-click on the "Windows Update" and select "Properties".
  5. In the Properties window, go to the "General" tab.
  6. Under the "Startup type" drop-down menu, select "Disabled".
  7. Click on the "Stop" button to immediately stop the service.
  8. Click on "Apply" and then "OK" to save the changes.

Method 2. via (Group Policy)

Follow these steps:

  1. Click in the "Search Box" and type here "Edit Group Policy".
  2. Press enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  4. Find here "Configure Automatic Updates".
  5. Double-click on "Configure Automatic Updates".
  6. Select the "Disabled" option.
  7. Click on "Apply" and then "OK" to save the changes.

Note: It is important to check your system from time to time to ensure that Windows Update remains disabled. Microsoft may release updates or patches that could potentially re-enable the service. Be cautious and reapply the steps if necessary.

Conclusion: Permanently disabling Windows 11 updates gives you more control over your system and prevents unexpected interruptions caused by automatic updates. By following these steps, you can tailor your Windows 11 experience to your preferences while ensuring the stability and security of your system.

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