Disable automatic updating windows 7
And that’s if you believe Microsoft’s support documentation, which says that you can block the Windows 10 upgrade this way.
We haven’t been able to absolutely prove that this will stop Windows 10 from downloading because it’s hard to say that this is working just because Microsoft hasn’t forced us to download 3GB of files we didn’t ask for.
For people who don’t have unlimited bandwidth, this can seriously cost you a lot of money.
“For those who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help customers prepare their devices for Windows 10 by downloading the files necessary for future installation.
RELATED: And you should probably reboot after you do this.And luckily, you can click those buttons again to put things back the way they were.In the past, we’ve recommended an app called GWX Control Panel–but Never10 is much simpler and more straightforward.On the left sidebar of the System dialog box, select Advanced System Settings.Now navigate to Hardware tab and click Windows Update Driver Settings as shown in the screenshot below.
But if you’d like to know what hidden settings it’s tweaking behind the scenes, here’s a manual way to disable those updates.