Disable Automatic Updates in Windows® 7
What are automatic updates and how to disable automatic updates in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System which is released from Microsoft. This OS has got so many new and latest features when compared with the earlier versions. This would deliver high level of performance. Many security features are also added in this Operating System. Just like other Operating Systems, this would also perform the automatic search for software to enhance the security features. So, the users need not be worried about this. If you want to update as per your preferences, disable this feature.
Below given points elaborate on how to disable the automatic updates in Windows 7:
- Need to disable
- From Control Panel
- From Computer properties
Need to disable
The Windows would check the Automatic Updates and perform updating. After update something on Windows, it would prompt to restart the system. Sometimes, you may want to disable the automatic updates to avoid frequent pop-up of software update alert. There are also chances that continuous updating will increase usage and costs for Internet. So, if you want to do the updates only when you need, you have to disable the feature called Automatic Updates in Windows 7.
From Control Panel
You have to select Control Panel from the Start menu. In that, you need to click the option called View by from a drop down menu. From that, you would select Small icons. In that, you would see the option called Windows Update and you would double click that option. After that, you have to click Change Settings which is present in the left side. Below the Important Updates, you have to click the drop-down menu. In that, you would choose Never Check for Updates. You would then click OK to save all these settings.
You can disable Automatic Updates from the properties of Computer. You would click Windows icon and from that, right click the Computer and select Properties. Then, click the Windows Update link in lower left of the System window present below See Also. Then you would click the Change Settings present in the left side of Windows Updates. Below the Important Updates, choose the option called Never Check for Updates and then click OK.
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