Windows 10 is considered, by far, one of the most efficient and good-looking operating systems designed by Microsoft. The proud descendant of Windows 7 and, of course, Windows XP has proven its worth time and time again, especially when it comes to gaming and productivity tools.
However, while Window 10 might seem like a thing too good to be true, it has just one caveat – the pesky Window Update system. Sadly, all Windows 10 have experienced this thing first hand on more than one occasion.
Of course, you can say that a regular updated OS is a healthy OS, but sometimes the updating process is just so of time. For example, you have a lot of work to do on the computer – excel sheets to analyze and reports to write. And all of a sudden, a message appears briefly on the screen of your device saying that a restart is required because Windows must install a bunch of updates.
Normally, during off hours, that wouldn’t be much of a problem since we can allow ourselves a brief respite from the hustle of bustle of online life, but it could all turn into a nightmare when we desperately need that device for a presentation or didn’t save the document we were working on.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to turn off the Windows Update feature and alleviate some of the anxiety associated with the unannounced visit of the latest OS update.
To turn off the Windows Update, you simply have to tell your PC when it’s alright to perform them. You can do that from the Check for Updates menu. There are two ways to do that.
First Method (Windows update)
- Click on the Start button.
- Press the Settings button.
- Scroll down until you see the Update and Security button and click it.
- Click on the Check for Updates button and wait a few seconds to see if there are new updates available.
- If you are during off hours, install the updates manually. That’s it!
Second Method (Windows update)
- Navigate to the Check for Updates Menu.
- Click on the Change Active Hours button.
- Using the dials, choose the update interval.
Alternately, you can click on the Restart Options and choose a custom restart time. This is what you will need to do to get rid of the Window update feature.