Below are for changing/disabling Windows Update in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Here are more details on all the "advanced" Windows Update settings that are available to you in Windows 10: Automatic (recommended): Choose this option to automatically download and install updates of all kind - both important security patches as well as not-as-important non-security updates, like feature improvements and minor bugs.
Notify to schedule restart: Choose this option to automatically download updates of all kind - security, and non-security.
Microsoft is unveiling some changes to the way Windows Updates are applied to Windows 10 PCs with the upcoming Creators Update.
The software giant has long been criticized by Windows 10 users for its aggressive approach to applying updates, and it’s introducing some new options to prevent annoying reboots.
A new privacy panel is being introduced that will let Windows 10 users quickly disable features like location, speech recognition, relevant ads, and telemetry data.Never check for updates (not recommended): This option disables Windows Update completely in Windows 8, 7, or Vista.When you choose this, Windows Update won't even check with Microsoft to see if important security patches are available.Open does not impact security related patches and is not available in Windows 10 Home.
Choose how updates are delivered: These options allow you to enable or disable the downloading, as well as the uploading, of Windows Update related files around your local network or even the entire internet.
easy depends on how Windows Update is configured to download and apply updates.