Microsoft has made the Windows 11 preview build available to insiders with many new features and upgrades over its predecessor. However, there is no easy way to stop or disable automatic updates in Windows 11. So, if you want to prevent your Windows 11 from updating, you may prefer to use a third-party tool.
Windows 11/10 offers less control over the update behavior of the operating system than previous versions of Windows. You cannot permanently disable Windows updates from the Control Panel or the Settings app in Windows 11/10. Once you are connected to the internet, it will check for updates and install them automatically if they find any, like it or not. Sometimes a faulty update changes all of the settings or some of the functions no longer work. If you want to control the update process, you can disable the Windows Update service. To do this, you need to open the Services Manager, find the Windows Update Service and change its startup parameters and status. You will then have to reactivate the service if you want the operating system to check for updates. Although you can turn Windows updates on or off through services.msc, it’s a very convenient way for beginners to do so.
Windows Update Blocker for Windows 11/10
Windows Update Blocker is a freeware tool from sordum that allows you to quickly enable or disable Windows updates. This free tool helps to completely disable or enable automatic updates on your Windows system with just one click. This is a portable utility that means you can actually install it on your PC.
To enable or disable Windows Update on Windows 11/10, download this freeware application and extract its contents using WinRAR or another archiving tool.
note: A separate file is available for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Make sure you are downloading the correct file.
Now double click on the executable file to run it. To turn off automatic updates, select the
Now you will notice Service status Is rotated Redwhich means that you have successfully blocked the Windows Update service. To activate the automatic Windows update, run the app again and select the
Now the Service status will reverse green, which means that automatic updating has been activated successfully.
Download the Windows Update Blocker
Although Windows Update Blocker is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32 64-bit), it also works perfectly in our test under Windows 11. You can download this free and portable tool from the official website.