How to Block Automatic Updates in Windows 10

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Microsoft recently announced that users of Windows 10 Home edition won’t be able to control Windows Updates. But probably because of many negative comments from users, the company decided to release a tool which will allow users to block automatic Windows 10 updates.
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As a part of a huge update pack for the latest Windows 10 build 10240, among other updates and improvements, Microsoft also released a tool which helps you to prevent automatic updates. It actually allows you to hide unwanted updates, as Windows won’t install hidden updates.

If you didn’t receive this troubleshooter, which goes by the code of KB3073930, through Windows Update, you can download it from Microsoft’s website. But, as Microsoft said, this troubleshooter is available only for the users of Windows Insider program, and it won’t make its way to the final version of the OS. But, since this tool works in the 10240 build, which is believed to be the RTM version of the system, it will probably also work in the full version of Windows 10 when it gets released.

Usage of the troubleshooter is very simple, it works just like other Windows troubleshooters. You just have to open it and select Hide updates. Once you select which updates you want to hide, Windows will hide them and they won’t be installed.

Updates are very useful for every Windows, because they provide additional stability and security to the system. But, although it’s good for your system, a lot of people find downloading and installing them annoying, especially if they cannot control it. So when Microsoft announced that all updates for Windows 10 Home will be automatic, a lot of people were angry, and this tool can fix things at least a little bit.

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