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How to Pause Windows Update Downloads In Windows 10

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How to Pause Windows Update Downloads In Windows 10

How to Pause Windows Update Downloads In Windows 10

Creators Update has brought many new features and options to the ever-updating Windows 10 operating system. With Creators Update, Microsoft has tried to add some of the most requested features and options to Windows 10.

The inability to control updates was one of the common complaints about Windows 10 ever since its general availability back in July 2015. With Creators Update, Microsoft has made it a little easier to control updates in Windows 10.

With default settings, Windows 10 automatically checks for updates and downloads them when they are available. The problem with this default behavior is that you might see web pages opening slowly while huge updates are being downloaded.

Users who have high speed internet connection might not experience this slow web browsing issue but users who are on slow internet connection often complain about this issue.

Would not it be handy if there was an option to pause Windows Update downloads?

As of now, Windows 10 has a option to pause Windows Update downloads, this option can be found at Windows Update setting. If for some reason, you want to pause Windows Update downloads for the time being, you can use the given below directions.


1. Open Settings app. Navigate to Update & security and then Windows Update.

2. Under Update settings section, click Advanced options link. This action will open Advanced update options page.



3. Here, turn on Pause Updates to pause updates that are being downloaded. When you turn on Pause Updates, Windows 10 will pause currently available updates up to 35 days.




We always recommend installing updates as and when they are available. Windows 10 gets fixes and new features via Windows Update and pausing or stopping Windows Update is not recommended unless you want to pause Windows Update for a short while.

Don’t forget to check our how to postpone or delay Windows Updates in Windows 10 guide.
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