How To Stop Windows 11 Update Permanently

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Microsoft's newest offering, Windows 11, has a number of intriguing new features and enhancements. However, regular automatic updates can occasionally be a pain, particularly for users who want more sway over their operating system. This blog post will go through four efficient ways to halt Windows 11 updates for good, giving you a more reliable and consistent user experience. Let's go in and examine each technique in detail.

Using Windows Update Settings 

  1. To access the Settings app, press Windows key + I.
  2. In the left-hand menu, select "Windows Update".
  3. Select "Advanced options" under the Windows Update settings.
  4. Choose a date that is many years in the future (for example, 2099) from the drop-down menu under the "Pause updates" area.
  5. Press "Apply" to save the modifications. Updates will stop till the date you choose.

Disabling Windows Update

  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  • Enter "services.msc" to open Services.
  • Scroll down to "Windows Update" in the services list.
  • Right-click "Windows Update" and choose "Properties."
  • Under the "General" tab in Properties, select "Startup type" and "Disabled."
  • Save changes by clicking "Apply" and "OK".
  • Restart your computer to apply changes.

Metered Connection Settings

  1. Start the Settings app by pressing Windows + I.
  2. Click "Network & internet" on the left menu.
  3. Choose "Ethernet" or "Wi-Fi," depending on your connection.
  4. Select your active network connection.
  5. Under "Metered connection," switch "On."

Group Policy Editor

  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  • Open the Local Group Policy Editor by typing "gpedit.msc" and pressing Enter.
  • Select "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "Windows Components" > "Windows Update."
  • Double-click "Configure Automatic Updates." on the right pane.
  • Choose "Disabled".
  • Save changes by clicking "Apply" and "OK".


You can permanently halt Windows 11 updates and get better OS control by using any of the four options listed. It's important to keep your system updated with security updates and upgrades for best performance and protection. Use caution and delaying updates if necessary, or activate them regularly to keep Windows 11 working smoothly and securely. A well-maintained system will improve your computing experience over time.

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