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3 Solutions So That Windows 10 Does Not Automatically Update Continuously

The Windows 10 update process can run suddenly while we are focused on working, which will be very annoying because the internet connection is slow

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The Windows 10 update process can run suddenly while we are focused on working, which will be very annoying because the internet connection is slow and computer performance also decreases.

Even if our computer specifications are inadequate, the updating process can create lag because we use quite a lot of resources, especially if we are doing heavy work such as video editing.

To overcome Windows 10 not always updating automatically, continuously when we are actively working, we must schedule updates at times when the computer is not being used for work.

In the previous post, bingGo has provided tips on how to turn off Windows 10 updates, but you should do this if it is necessary because after all the update is still needed to keep the system healthy and up to date.

Instead, you can adjust when the update process should run, consider the following tips.

How to stop continuous automatic updates for Windows 10

1. Set Active Hours

So that Windows doesn't perform automatic updates while we are working, we can set active hours as needed.

Active hours are the time when the computer is being used for work, if we have set it, the update process will not run within that time.

For example, suppose you actively work on your computer from 7 am to 9 pm, then set Active hours for that hour. Later the update process will only run when the computer starts outside the predetermined range of active hours.

In this way we can prevent Windows 10 updates from running automatically while we are working, so that we can work more peacefully without interruption.

The method is very easy, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings, how to click on the Start button > click the Settings button (gear icon).
  2. Click the Update & Security menu.
  3. Click on the chage active hour menu.
  4. Click the button to Off in the Automatically adjusts active hours for this device based on activity section.
  5. Click the chage button under Current active hours.
  6. Determine the range of active hours.
  7. Click on Save.

After setting up active hours, you can continue your work without worrying about interruptions. If you want to update during that time, you can do it manually by going to Settings > Update & Security > press the Check for updates button. The update process will run as usual.

2. Pause Updates

To prevent Windows 10 from updating automatically, we can also stop it temporarily using the pause feature.

The maximum period allowed is 35 days. So if you don't want any interruptions from the automatic update process, then you can pause it for the next 35 days.

Pause is different from active hours, if we pause the update, during the specified time period the automatic update process will not run at all. Meanwhile, in active hours, the update process continues automatically outside the predetermined hours.

Please choose which method you prefer. It is very easy to pause Windows 10 updates, follow these steps:

  1. Enter Settings.
  2. Click the Update & Security menu.
  3. Click the Advanced options menu.
  4. Pay attention to the Pause updates section, in the Pause option until select the lowest date (35 days).

Especially for future updates, we can pause up to 365 days. This update is a type of update that usually takes up a lot of quota, you can stop it for one year.


  1. Enter Settings.
  2. Click the Update & Security menu.
  3. Click the Advanced options menu.
  4. Note that in the Choose when updates are installed, the option A feature update includes. Select a time span for 365 days.


3. Set the connection to metered connection

The way to prevent Windows 10 from continuously updating automatically while it is being used for work is to label the connection as metered connection.

This feature serves to prevent auto updates and limit data usage on other Windows applications, so that overall it can save internet connection usage and speed up Windows 10.

A connection that has been labeled a metered connection will cause Windows to stop downloading and installing updates automatically.

The method is as follows:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click the Settings button (gear icon).
  3. Choose Network & Internet.
  4. On the left panel, select the connection that you are currently using. 

  5. In the right panel, click on an active connection.
  6. Pay attention to the Metered connection section, click the Set metered connection button until it turns On. 

After setting the connection as metered connection you can continue your work as usual, no need to restart.

Those are some of the ways you can do so that Windows 10 does not automatically update continuously while we are working.