Windows 10 spontaneously downloads and installs updates as they become available. To stop this, you can “pause” updates for up to 35 days in just a few clicks even on Windows 10 Home. Here’s are a few ways you can stop windows from Updating.
How To Stop updates
First, open the Start menu and click the “Settings” gear icon or press Windows+i to open it.
Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Click the “Pause updates for 7 days” option here. Windows won’t automatically download or install updates for the next 7 days.
You can click “Pause updates for 7 days” again to add more time to the pause period. When you reach 35 days, the option will be grayed out—that’s the maximum.
How to Pause Updates Until a Specific Date
You can pause updates until a specific date. On the Windows Update settings screen, click “Advanced options.”
Windows Update may eventually install these updates automatically—for example, if your current version of Windows 10 is nearing the end of its support period and your PC needs to upgrade to continue receiving security updates.