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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