How to Block Windows Updates and Upgrades

While it is usually not a good idea to block the installation of Windows updates but sometimes it might be necessary as a temporary measure for troubleshooting.

StopUpdates10 is free of charge small utility that creates the policy registry keys to block updates. It blocks execution of several processes used for updating. StopUpdates10 does not delete files, does not change file rights or another destructive actions.

You may restore updating functionality at any time by selecting the “restore Windows Updates” option that the program comes with. Another option that you have is to uninstall the program as it will reset the settings during removal on the system.

Administrators may run the program with command line parameters.

  • StopUpdates10.exe /disable
  • StopUpdates10.exe /restore

Both need to be run with elevated rights.

For more information and download: StopUpdates10