I have a computer which is currently on Windows 10 Pro.

Honestly Microsoft really annoys me how they try to force everyone to update. I have a computer that needs to be on and running 24/7 and these force updates are preventing this.

I have tried various workarounds, but Windows somehow always manages to remove my workaround and enable the updates again.

If I upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise would I have option to permanently disable Windows updates?

Else what do you suggest?

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    Possible duplicate of Stopping all automatic updates Windows 10 – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' Nov 30 '18 at 2:08
  • Thanks but that is an old thread and I believe most if not all of those workarounds have been patched by Microsoft already. – BruH Nov 30 '18 at 2:36
  • @BruH - All of them still work with 1809. – Ramhound Nov 30 '18 at 6:22
  • Just happened to me ... I need my computer and that **** update is installing itself for around a half hour by now and is at 4%. Gave me the option to remind me in an hour, ok, update now - I pressed remind me in an hour 5 times until ifinally did "ok". So whats the difference between "Ok" and "Update Now"? – Paul Erlenmeyer Sep 14 '19 at 19:56

I'm afraid that we cannot disable Windows Update Service in Windows 10. It's a policy in Microsoft. If you disable it, it will run by itself.

But there are two ways can help us to defer updates to 30 days, try the following steps:
1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update .
2. Under Update settings, select Advanced options.
3. From the boxes under Choose when updates are installed, select the number of days you would like to defer a feature update or a quality update. Note: If your PC is managed by an organization, you may not be able to defer updates.

  1. Press Win+R to open the RUN command.
  2. Type: gpedit.msc and press enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Find: Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update> Windows Update for Business
  4. Double-click the Select when Quality Updates are received policy.
  5. Choose Enabled and type the days you want to defer.
  6. Click Ok and Apply.

Yes, we can disable Automatic update in windows server 2016. You can refer to this: disable automatic update in windows server 2016

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  • Ok if we cannot disable it on Windows 10, I will consider to install Windows Server 2016 instead. Window server definitely has option to disable updates correct? – BruH Nov 30 '18 at 5:19

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