How to stop auto update in windows to save mobile data

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While the whole world suffering from the novel corona virus issue. People have started working from home. Due to sudden increase in demand of broadband connections – the providers are not able to install the connections so quickly and most of users are using their own mobile internet by turning on hot spot for working.

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To help you to consume minimum and effective usage of your internet. You can disable windows updates to effectively use the data for your work applications with better speed.

To stop auto update in windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 systems follow this guide:

Step 1: Open “Run” programme by pressing “Window + R” key or you can simply search in start menu also. It will open like this:

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Step 2: Now type- services.msc and hit enter.

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Step 3: You will get this services window now find “windows update” in list and double click on it.

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Step: 4 Stop it by clicking on button as in below screenshot.

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Step 5: Now “disable” from drop down menu as well:

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Step 6: Apply & click OK to save the changes.

Now windows will not automatically download or update. Whenever you want you can undo the changes. Hope it will help all work from home users with limited internet availability. You can share link of this post with your colleagues as many of us can find it helpful.

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