Again, Microsoft has silently updated available Group Policies in Windows 10. Earlier, the Redmond giant was removing a number of policies from Windows 10 Anniversay Update. With the recently released Windows 10 build 14931, Microsoft has added a new policy setting to the operating system related to Windows Update.
With Windows 10, Microsoft did an unexpected and unpleasant change of taking away control from the end user for installing updates. Now, the Home edition and the Pro edition do not allow the user to easily control how updates are delivered and installed on their OS. In the Windows Update UI of the Settings app, the user can only defer or postpone updates, but there is no option to disable them entirely and check for updates manually and selectively install them. If you cannot tolerate this automatic update nonsense and want control over your updates once again, here is what you can do to stop and disable Windows Update in Windows 10 RTM.