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How to disable automatic updates on Windows 10

Why would I disable automatic updates?

When working as an online English teacher, you need to have optimal speeds for Skype calls as much as possible. If your internet connection is being used for other things such as torrents, streaming, and updating programs, it can significantly affect your internet speed and will make your lessons terrible. So whenever you are having a lesson with your student, you have to make sure that nothing else is running on the background that can possibly disrupt your connection.

While closing programs is easy, disabling automatic updates on Windows 10 is not optional unless you do some kind of trick. Read more below to learn how to do this.

Setting your connection as metered

Microsoft has made it mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The company has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. But with this simple trick, you can disable automatic updates and say goodbye to your worries of having slow internet connection and suddenly restart encounters.

To do that, click on your connection icon.


Then click on Network & Internet settings.


Then click on Change connection properties.

After that, enable the toggle Set as metered connection.

Once done, Microsoft will stop pushing updates to your Windows 10 computer, as it realizes that you’re on a limited plan (works even if you aren’t). You can check and update your Windows computer manually later on if you want.

Updated on August 31, 2018

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