How to Terminate Automatic Updates on Windows 7

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Though Windows updates are features designed to modify computer systems for security purposes, they can actually provoke disturbances particularly when they are not needed. By way of protecting computer systems, Windows updates source new and recommended software details from the internet and install them automatically. Since it is very vital to keep one’s PC or laptop abreast with the latest Windows features, Microsoft attempts to run automatic installation programmes on its several Windows versions.

Undeniably, the Windows 7 automatic software installation has its advantageous sides which particularly hang around its security purposes. However, one of the faulty aspects of the feature might result in loss of data. In point of fact, Windows 7 –like other Windows versions –can suddenly start its automatic installation process even without your permission. Meanwhile, this might cause your computer system to reboot in certain cases and as you would observe it, lots of unsaved data could be lost.




Regardless of the ability to equip your computer with newest software and driver updates, Windows 7 automatic updates can pose another setback to the performance rate of your device. With respect to this inefficient performance, the hard drive of your computer system might reduce in size (it might become very small). Other than that, your computer system might begin to run programs at a very slow rate.

However adverse the Windows feature in question seems, there are easy ways through which you can stop Windows 7 from disturbing you with its automatic updates.

Therefore, we have come up with this post in the hope that we could share some knowledge with you on how you can personalize the Windows 7 updates. Now, follow the steps below to prevent Windows 7 from automatically disrupting your important tasks with unsolicited updates.


·         Explore the Control Panel of your device (the Control Panel option can be seen on your left hand side after you have tapped the Start icon)

·         When you open the Control Panel, you will see several options. From the options, look for System and Security and tap it.


·         Having done that, the next on-screen comprises various options such as Action Centre, Windows Firewall, System, Windows Update and more. From these options, simply select a link implying Turn automatic updating on or off. Meanwhile this link is provided within Windows Update located just below System.

·         Having opened the Turn automatic updating on or off link, you will see a long box consisting of several options. This box is located below an option indicating Important Updates.


·         From the long box, choose Never Check for Updates (not recommended)

·         Having done that, complete the task by clicking on OK as this also helps to save the changes made
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