How To: Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 10 1607 and 1703

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    Purpose

     

    This documents describes how to disable Automatic Updates in Windows 10 build 1607 and 1703.

     

    Solution

     

    Note: You must create these registry keys manually

     

    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type regedit in the Open box.

    2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    3. Add the following settings:

    • Value name: NoAutoUpdate

    Value data: 0 or 1

      • 0: Automatic Updates is enabled (default).
      • 1: Automatic Updates is disabled.

    Registry Value Type: Reg_DWORD

    • Value name: AUOptions

    Value data: 1 to 4

      • 1: Keep my computer up to date has been disabled in Automatic Updates.
      • 2: Notify of download and installation.
      • 3: Automatically download and notify of installation.
      • 4: Automatically download and scheduled installation.

    Registry Value Type: Reg_DWORD

     

    Additional Information

     

    This method contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/322756

     

    Affected Products

     

    Windows 10 Build 1607

    Windows 10 Build 1703