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How to permanently disable automatic windows update

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January 16, 2012 2:53:02 PM

I am Using Data Card to surf the internet .If i update windows components then i have to pay lot of money.So i want to permanently disable this feature.Any one can help me please....??
January 16, 2012 4:15:44 PM

There are a few places to stop Automatic Updates, but they all depend on the Automatic Updates Service to be running to work.

Disable the Automatic Updates Service and it all stops.

Start>Run>Services.msc>Automatic Updates>>> Double-Click and click dropdown box, select "Disabled" then click "Stop" Then click Ok.


Also, to speed up boot-time, Start>Control Panel>System>Automatic Updates(tab)>"Turn off Automatic Updates"

This prevents Windows from trying to start the service at boot-time, wasting time, and keeps this error out of the event viewer.

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