How To Deactivate Auto Windows Update To Safe Internet Data

This post explains how to deactivate auto Windows Update – to enable users to save their internet data

Auto Windows update is a great and wonderful stuff from Microsoft. It keeps your PC updated and install new features automatically.

But in some cases, it can be very annoying, it can slow down your PC and may also take several hours while installing updates.

Above all, the most annoying stuff about Windows update is the levels of internet data it consumes without getting adequate permission.

Most people are not aware of Windows auto-update as they keep complaining about the level at which their PC consumes Internet data.

On default, all windows operating system run updates automatically, the only option you have to stop the auto-update is to go into the settings.

If you are experiencing high data consumption, then your PC auto windows update may be responsible. This is where lots of people are having issues with updates.

Updating seems so expensive in terms of data consumption. Follow the steps below to turn off.

1. Open your PC ‘Control Panel‘ click on ‘System and Security.’

Control Panel

2. Then click on ‘Windows Update.’

Windows Update
3. Click on ‘Change Settings.’

Change Settings
4. Then select an option,

-Install update automatically,
-Download updates but let me choose whether to install them,
-Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them,
-Never check for updates.


The functions of the update options are exactly the way they sound. To save internet data, go for the last option “Never check for update.” Though Microsoft does not recommend that option, but choosing it does not affect.

You can also schedule updates update by choosing “Install update automatically” and then choose time and date to set updates schedule just as shown below

Please note that Windows update is very important if you want to keep your computer secured. Every Microsoft Windows update comes with security updates. Base on this – the Windows update is highly recommended.

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