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How to : Turn Off Updates in Windows 10

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There is no way to turn off Windows Updates in the control panel or the new settings app in Windows 10, like previous versions of Windows. However, there is a way around this problem and turn off Auto Updates in Windows 10. Let’s find out how.

But, first, WHY would you, or anyone want to turn off updates?

In Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 there is an option in the Windows Update settings to:

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  • Install Updates automatically (Recommended)
  • Download Updates but choose when to install them
  • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
  • Never check for updates (Not Recommended)

These options at least gave a choice if you want to download and install the updates. But, when it comes to windows 10, there is no such option, to avoid the auto updates in the Windows 10 Update and Security Settings.

Microsoft explained that the updates will differ from client to client and the updates installed will also be dependent on the type of system of client. And none of those releases have an option to turn off updates. So, here’s a workaround to stop them.

Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10

You can turn off updates using the Windows Update Service. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools, you can access services. When in the services window, scroll down to the Windows Update listing, and turn off the process. You can do so by right-click on the option > Properties >  and select Disabled. This will disable Windows Updates until you manually turn it on by following the same steps, and select Enabled in the last step.

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But since Windows is following a service model, you have to manually update your PC every time, in order to get the latest set of features or a newer build. This the reason why you might need to enable the update service again to get the latest set of features or when upgrading to a later version.

If after you enable the update service, if you are facing an error saying “Updates not Installed because PC was stopped” or something similar, just click on “Check for Updates” in the update menu after turning on the update service and it should all be fine.

If you are using a version of Windows with “Group Policy”, you can change the settings using the GPE. Run ‘gpedit’ and navigate to – Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.

On the right-side, double-click on Configure Automatic Updates and change its settings to meet your need.

We do not recommend that you disable automatic Windows Update in Windows 10. If your computer is fine with downloads in background and doesn’t affect your work, it is not advisable to do it. But if you face slowdown of computer due to updates downloading and installing in the background, the above tip to turn off Windows updates in Windows 10 will be of some help.

The easiest way to turn off updates is to set your network connection to ‘Metered’, and that will prevent Windows from downloading automatic updates. To set your connection as metered, you need to – Settings App > Network and Internet > WiFi > Advanced, here turn on the option for ‘Set as Metered Connection’.

Microsoft has also released a tool called Show or Hide Updates that allows users to hide or block specific updates which you don’t want to download or install.

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Fix – Windows 10 not recognising the WiFi

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It has been more than a month since Microsoft launched the Windows 10, Like always people are facing a bunch of issues on the newly launched OS. A lot of people reported that they are facing some issues with their WiFi and windows 10 is not recognising the WiFi at all. So today I will tell you some simple methods which can fix almost every problem with wi-fi on windows 10, So let us start Windows 10 not recognising the WiFi.

Solution – Windows 10 not recognising the WiFi

Method One – Updating the driver

Step 1) You need to check the name of your wireless adapter, for this, Go to the wireless logo on the right side of Task bar, Press Network Settings, Click on change adapter Settings.

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Step 2) Now identify your adapter and right-click on it, click on Properties.

Step 3) Copy the Name of your Driver mentioned their.

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Step 4) Go to a machine which is connected to the internet, it might be your phone or any other PC near you.

Step 5) Search for the driver of the adapter which we earlier saw.

Step 6) Copy the driver files to your PC which is having wi-fi problems.

Step 7) Again go to the Properties of you adapter which we showed you from Step 1 to Step 3.

Step 8) Click on Configure, then you will find a tab named “Driver”, Click on it and press “update Driver”.

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Step 9) Select Browse my computer and browse for the driver zip, Now just press “OK”

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Step 10) Wait for it to complete and restart the PC. If you are still facing the problem, see Method 2.

Method 2 – Editing the Registry (Safe)

Step 1 – Open CMD with Administrator privileges. To do this, click on the Windows Button > Search for ‘CMD’ > Right Click on CMD > Run as Administrator.

Step 2 – Copy-Paste or type out the following command in the window, then hit the Enter key

reg delete HKCRCLSID{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

 Step 3 – Enter the below command into the Command Prompt and hit Enter.

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

 Step 4 – Restart the PC and then check your WiFi settings. You should now see a list of all of the available networks within range.

 

Now your problem should have been probably fixed, If you are still facing the problem, comment below and let us know. We will try our 100% in finding a solution for it.

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Fix – Windows 10 Start Menu Size Decreased

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A lot of people were reporting that the size of the Start menu in Windows 10 decreased. It may occur after you close a game or it may occur when you face an error in windows. So here I will tell you a simple fix by which you can increase back the size of your Start Menu in windows 10.

Also Read – Enable Hibernation in Windows 10

Increase the size of Start menu in windows 10

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Step 1 ) Right Click the task bar and make sure that the task bar is not set to auto hide.

Step 2) The Settings should look like these  –

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Step 3) Go to the top of Start Menu and hover around a little, you will get the resizing icon similar to the picture shown below –

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Step 4) Drag the Cursor to the height you want and leave the cursor.

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Now you will have your Start Menu back! If you still get any problem, comment below and I will try my best to fix it.

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Lumia 535 Smart Buy Back Offer!

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A few months ago, Microsoft launched the Lumia 535 in India. Now Microsoft has launched a buy back offer for it.

This dual sim device comes with a 5″ display and a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz so that the users have a totally lag free experience.

For storage, the device is equipped with a 8GB flash memory which can be expanded to a whooping 128 GB by the addition of a Micro SD Card and if you don’thave a micro SD card, you will also get 30 GB of free One Drive storage on the purchase of this device to back up all your photos and videos so that you don’t ever lose them.

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The device also has a 5 MP camera with LED flash so that you can capture your happy moments with one click.

With the buy back offer, You can get this awesome budget device right now for just Rs 5999 by exchanging your old phone!

To avail this offer, you need to go to a authorized Microsoft Lumia re-seller available across India and buy the product from there. What’s more? Cusotmers availing this offer can get cashback upto Rs 3,600 in their Mobikwik account. The cashback offer can be redeemed over a time period of one year, Rs 300 per month. To avail the cashback, the customers need to use the code <LUMIA300>

Other than the Lumia 535, the Lumia 540,640,640 XL,730 and 430 are also included in this offer.

 

 

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