Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates – if you know they exist

Windows 10 auto-downloads and auto-installs updates. This is mostly a Good Thing for general security, but becomes a Bad Thing when said update installs a glitchy graphics driver that breaks your desktop. There is a way to disable auto-updates, but it’s not pretty.

Source: Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates

Auto updating is an incredibly bad idea – downloading consumes bandwidth (most annoying if you’re on a public wifi), installing causes HD IO and CPU useage (consuming battery and making your laptop hot) and then there is that dreaded auto reboot, where the document or spreadsheet you’ve been working on suddenly disappears in a flash of rebooting now messages.

Please get rid of this, Microsoft! I understand you have auto-update on by default, it’s a good idea for many users, but really, give us a choice!

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