Windows 10 has been out for more than a year now. But unlike the previous Windows where you could disable Windows updates, with Windows 10 you are not able too. So Windows 10 will do a regular update ranging from only a few megabytes to few gigabytes a month. For people that lives in third world countries or rural areas a few gigabytes is they’re entire months data (speaking from experience).
Windows 10 has a few settings where you can “defer updates” or download from another PC. But none of these settings really disables the update completely.
But there is a way of disabling the updates, so just follow these instructions and you’ll be fine.
This works on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
Go to search in the bottom left corner next to the Windows icon. Then type in “services.msc” and click on it.
Once “services.msc” opens just scroll down to the bottom and there you will see “Windows Update”.
Once you located “Windows Update” right-click on it and select properties.
Once the properties page opens up click on the “stop” button and then put the “startup type” on “Disabled”.
Click “Apply” and then “OK”
And there you have it, Windows 10 updates disabled.