Although Microsoft has removed built-in options to change Windows Update download behavior in Windows 10 but the good ol' Group Policy and Registry tweaks to customize Windows Update settings still work in Windows 10.If you remember, we posted an exclusive tutorial to change Windows Update settings in Windows 10 when the settings are managed or disabled by system administrator at following link: The tutorial was written when Windows 10 was under development and Microsoft disabled customizing Windows Update settings in Windows 10 Preview build.

Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. If you decide to enable Windows Update again in future, simply delete the DWORD No Auto Update from Registry. Although we don't recommend disabling or blocking Windows Update as the updates are required to keep Windows running fine and secure...

At last you can disable "Windows Update" service completely in Windows 10 which will 100% block Windows 10 from downloading and installing updates in your computer. Press Win R keys together to launch RUN dialog box.

The tool might come handy if you want to disable unwanted driver updates or unnecessary Windows features or programs.

There is another workaround to prevent Windows from automatically download and install updates.

There you can select the time when Windows should not restart your computer to install updates.

Microsoft has also released an official Windows Update troubleshooter tool for Windows 10 which tries to bring the good ol' show or hide Windows updates option back in Windows 10.

We are listing all possible methods and you can try any of the desired method according to your requirements.

All these methods will work in all Windows 10 editions such as Windows 10 Home, Pro, etc: This is the most basic method to customize Windows Update settings in Windows 10 and prevent it from downloading at least some updates automatically and also prevent it from automatically restarting the computer. Now uncheck "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" option. When this option is enabled, new Windows updates will not be downloaded and installed for several days or months.

You just need to set your Internet connection as Metered connection and Windows will not download new updates on a metered connection.