It also fixes several security issues if found in Windows operating system.
In previous Windows versions such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, Microsoft always allowed Windows users to customize Windows Update settings.
There is another workaround to prevent Windows from automatically download and install updates.
You just need to set your Internet connection as Metered connection and Windows will not download new updates on a metered connection.
Click on "Hide updates" option and you'll be able to hide desired update given in the list.
The tool might come handy if you want to disable unwanted driver updates or unnecessary Windows features or programs.
Although Microsoft has disabled Windows Update customization options in Windows 10, there are a few ways present to block or manually download Windows updates in Windows 10.
If you are using Windows 10 and want to change Windows Update download behavior or want to permanently disable or block Windows Update, following methods will definitely help you.
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.In Windows 10, all updates are automatically downloaded and installed without notifying the user.Although its not a problem as Windows updates are helpful for the OS but sometimes a faulty device driver might get installed via Windows Update which may cause your computer not bootable.You can set it to notify before download and install Windows updates or automatic download but notify before install updates or any other action as shown in following screenshot: .Since Microsoft has completely replaced old Windows Update program with a new modern app in Windows 10, the Group Policy or Registry tweak to change Windows Update settings don't work immediately.