Windows 10 Pro installs updates whenever the system feels like it. Sometimes this is extremely inconvenient, like installing updates while on a presentation or working on some important files. On previous versions of windows I switched to "download updates but install manually", usually installing the updates on shutdown.

How can I set this behaviour on windows 10 Pro? (if this can only be done on Windows 10 Enterprise I have access to that, too)

Update: My main question is: how do I disable automatic update installation. Usually update installations hit me during some important work. It may even trigger an automatic reboot (using a popup right in the middle of me typing something, so my typing will count as popup answer). At minimum it will slowdown my PC during some activity where I don't want slowdown. For my tablet (Surface Pro 3) once it even installed the updates after I closed the keyboard and put the device away in a bag. Lucky me I noticed the ventilation working hard (and useless, in a bag), otherwise it probably would have fried my surface pro 3.

Really, fully automatic updates suck. How do I get rid of them. Installing on shutdown would be nice, but any other solution is better than automatic installation.

  • Windows 10 no longer offers that, welcome to a Windows brave new world.
    – Moab
    Oct 9, 2015 at 15:58
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    Possible duplicate of Install Windows 10 updates on shutdown
    – Moab
    Oct 9, 2015 at 15:59
  • My main point is disabling automatic installation because it usually hits me in the middle of some important work.
    – Sam
    Oct 10, 2015 at 17:54
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    As above, this is by design in W10 with their SaaS and user is an idiot model. Return to 7 if you'd like update control.
    – Linef4ult
    Oct 10, 2015 at 18:05

2 Answers 2


Maybe this tool can help (I got no idea if it is valid and virus free, though): http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/windows-update-minitool.380535/


You can always turn off automatic updates and install them manually. There's open source simple solution how to do this. Sources at Github

Direct link to binary (github release section)

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