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How To Stop Windows Update Service With Simple Ninja Technique

Hello friends, In this post, you will see how to stop and start windows update by using the command line or Windows PowerShell and also see the simple manually stopping and starting your windows update service.

Stop windows 10 update using cmd or Windows PowerShell

For those who don’t know about Windows PowerShell, it’s just like a command line but more effective. You can run Linux-like commands in your windows by using Windows Powershell. And also do much more but here we are focusing on services that are running on your windows especially the windows update. 

Learn From My Experience 

So, why did you need to stop your windows update service anyway? Let me give my example. Sometimes I’m working on some serious project and I don’t get time to complete the project one time. However, accidentally the windows update started updating automatically. And this is very annoying to me. And if you face this kind of issue you know how much time it takes to update the windows. That is why you need to stop your windows services. Especially if you are going to defend projects. 

Why you don’t need to stop windows 10 update permanently 2021

Don’t worry if you follow the instructions we are going to see later in this blog. You can easily stop and start your windows update service easily with just 2 commands. Let me clear one thing if you think why you should need to update your windows 10 update services. Because it’s a major security issue if you don’t have the latest windows update soon.  

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If you don’t choose to update your windows, maybe you’re a security professional or an IT engineer. Oh if you don’t come from this background then you need to update your windows regularly. Because when you update your windows 10 service it gets new security patches that protect your windows 10 from hackers, malware, and viruses.  

Hackers always find a known way and virus to harm you. If you don’t get the latest windows updates maybe your windows get attacked by malicious hackers or malware. 

Okay after this warning or information let’s see the ninja technique of starting and stopping windows update service with simple steps. Before we start I want to ask you a question: did you see the ninja Hattori in your childhood? If yes then write your favorite ninja name from the ninja Hattori cartoon in the comments.

Disclaimer

All information in this blog or video is just for demonstration purposes only. If you get any kind of issue with your windows or pc. It’s all up to you.

Stop Windows 10 Update Service using cmd or Windows PowerShell 

Just like Linux operating systems, Windows also allows its users to manage their services running on their operating systems using system administrator or giving an option like Run as administrator. In this blog, we are going to see about Stop Windows 10 Update Service using cmd or Windows Powershell. Which is responsible for updating your operating system and other software updates for your installed programs.  

So, let’s see how you can access all the services running on your Windows 10 operating system. Use the windows search option and open the windows Powershell.

windows Powershell search and run as administrator option
windows Powershell

Or find it manually by going to the windows icon and scroll down to Windows PowerShell use the right-click option to select to run as administrator. 

Windows powershell manualy run as administrator
Windows PowerShell use the right-click option to select to run as administrator

This is a very powerful command line. Be careful and don’t stop any services without knowing them and the purpose of those services.  

See all services running on your pc

To see how many services currently running on your Windows 10 operating system use the command Get-service this will help you to see which services are running and which are stopped. So, here we want to stop or start our windows 10 update service.

How To Stop Windows Update Service

You can see the services running on your pc without running as an administrator. But if you want to start or stop the windows 10 update service you need to open the windows PowerShell with run as administrator option. 

So, now you are ready to play with Windows Powershell. Use command Get-service to find the windows update here the name of this service is wuauserv. 

windows update wuauserv

Here we use this service name to start and stop the windows update service. To get more information about this service uses the Get-service wuauserv | Format-list * command. This command will show you which kind of service it is and how it is configured to run. This command is very helpful to find additional information about services you are interested in.

windows update service
windows update service

How to stop your windows 10 update service on your PC

So, let’s see how to stop your windows 10 update service on your PC. Now you are able to see all services running on your Windows 10. Let’s find those services you don’t want to run on your windows pc. In this case, we are going to start and stop the Windows 10 update service 

Use this Stop-Service wuauserv command to stop the windows 10 update service for your pc. Also, you can see the service status by using this Get-Service wuauserv cmd in Windows Powershell. 

Stop windows update
Stop windows update

The windows service has been stopped. In some cases, if you want to start your Windows 10 update service you can use this Start-Service wuauserv command to start your windows service again. 

Start windows update service
Start windows update service

If these commands are not working properly, make sure you open this windows PowerShell with run as administrator option. Which can be accessible by clinging to the right button of your touchpad or mouse. Here you can find the option to run as administrator. You can use this trick to stop and start any services you want on your windows pc. Make sure you know what you are doing otherwise you can harm your pc and we are not responsible for that. 

How to stop automatic windows 10 update manually (without command)

You can stop automatic windows 10 updates manually by searching for service in the windows start section just as shown in the following screenshot. 

windows services
windows services

This console of services shows you all services running on your Windows 10. Those services are running in the status column. You can find the windows update service at the end of the list. Use the right-click option to start or stop your windows 10 update service manually.

stop windows update manually
Stop windows update using GUI
start windows update useing service
start windows update

So, these are the ninja techniques that can help you to solve your windows 10 update service problem. Share this blog with your friends and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook now. And please subscribe to our youtube channel for more amazing content like this.

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