Apparently, You have no control over turning off or stopping ongoing updates until you dig into registry editor or other complicated things.
Updates are as important as having installed an antivirus. If you don’t update, Your PC will become slow, unresponsive and an easy target for hackers.
Best Solution To Turn Off / Stop Automatic Windows 10 Updates And Still Get Updates Without Any Error
I have also gone through the same situation and Fortunately, I’ve found a workaround to overcome this problem. I don’t know you will like it or not but It works great for me. I can get updates when I want without disabling updates.
Metered connection is a very useful feature in Windows 10 for those Who use limited data internet connection. We can take advantage of Metered connection feature. The thing is When you make your internet metered Windows 10 stops downloading updates.
As far as updates are concerned, We can use a third party Windows update software to get Windows 10 updates When you have free time. I would like to recommend to use Windows Update Minitool. It’s a free and easy to use piece of software and works great.
How To Make Internet Connection Metered?
Let’s start off with making internet connection metered. From taskbar, Right click on Wifi or ethernet.
Click Open network internet settings.
After this, Click change connection properties.
Scroll down the page until you find metered connection.
Turn on metered connection.
As you can see Windows 10 has stopped downloading updates. You may now use Windows Update Minitool or anyother third party Windows update programs.
Download Windows Update Minitool
Download Windows Update Minitool from here and extract using WinRar, 7Zip or any other program.
This is a portable software you don’t need to install it. I have a 64bit PC and I will open 64bit.
How To Use Windows Update Minitool?
Right click and run it as administrator.
Click round arrow to search for updates. it may take awhile please be patient.
Search will bring back with available updates. You have full control over which update to install and which to skip for other time.
At the right side, You have 3 options. Download only, no install, the next option first downloads and then installs selected updates. You have an option to copy download link to clipboard.
I’m going to install an update for demonstration purposes. You may be asked for restart after install updates.
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