Change Windows Update settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10 build 9926 Windows Update settings are locked to "Install updates automatically (recommended)". The user cannot change this behavior. This is not acceptable even if it's a preview build. Thankfully, it is possible to change it with a tweak which we will see right now.


To change Windows Update settings in Windows 10 build 9926 and set it from "Install updates automatically (recommended)" to anything else, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

    Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.

  3. Set the AUOptions DWORD value here to one of the following values:

    1 = Never check for updates
    2 = Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
    3 = Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
    4 = Install updates automatically

    See the following screenshot:
    Windows 10 change windows update settings

  4. Restart your computer.

That's it. You are done.

8 thoughts on “Change Windows Update settings in Windows 10

  1. Phil

    i hope i can change the registry settings when Windows 10 RTM release

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You will be able to control those settings via the Settings app.

      Reply
  2. Wire11

    It’s not work to me.

    Reply
    1. Phil

      sorry, i think latest build is no longer working

      Reply
  3. Phil

    there’s no windows update in classic control panel in latest build, any alternative?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      i have to look

      Reply
      1. Phil

        thank you

        Reply

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