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How to Start/Stop Windows Update

Service name: wuauserv

Display name: Windows Update


Description:

Enables the detection, download and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this
computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows
Update Agent (WUA) API.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Update service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Windows Update service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart