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How To Disable Updates in Windows 7

Microsoft releases regular updates for the smooth operation of your computer. If your system is enabled for auto updates, it will install these updates automatically. However, this process will consume a lot of internet data. This article will explain how to disable automatic updates in Windows 7.

Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 7

To disable the Windows Search feature, click on Start > Run and type

In the window that opens, look for the Windows Update entry in the the right pane.

Double click on Windows Update. In the window that opens, click the Stop service option, and then set the startup type as Disabled:

Click on OK to validate.

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Just had something download today 5-25-20; checked settings blocking updates/disabled services and found changes have been made -your article has helped but is there any IT book that can help me to go through my machine, again, to block Microsoft's almost illegal access to my machine?

Hopefully this will stop MS corrupting my system