With Windows 10, Microsoft promised regular updates and security patches to keep the operating system feeling fresh for a longer period of time. While keeping the device updated is very crucial, there may be some occasions when you will need to disable the updates.
Here I shall discuss how to stop Windows 10 update assistant on your devices.
What Is The Windows 10 Update Assistant?
In simple terms, the Windows 10 Update assistant is a background process pushed by Microsoft in order to keep the consumer devices up to date. This process identifies the telemetry data and the Windows version, tallies this with the version available online, and then pushes Windows 10 updates to consumers.
Regular updates are very important for a computer. Each update comes with new security patches that make the device secure to internet vulnerabilities. There can also be some other additional features added that may improve the user experience in some manner.
However, Windows 10 updates usually take up a lot of bandwidth. This has made many users ask how to get rid of Windows 10 update assistant. There are actually two steps that you need to follow in order to remove Windows 10 update assistant from your PC.
How To Stop Windows 10 Update Assistant?
Follow these steps in order to uninstall the Windows 10 update assistant from your devices:
Step 1: Delete The Windows10Upgrde Folder
The first step involves removing the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant from your computers, along with the Windows10Upgrade folder.
The steps to delete these are mentioned elaborately in our article that helps you delete the Windows10Upgrde folder. Follow the steps provided there carefully, and come back for the second step.
Step 2: Disable Windows Update Orchestrator Service
The Update Orchestrator Service, as the name suggests, is the core update application that manages the Windows Updates as pushed by Microsoft. Disabling this service will stop the updates from being pushed to your device.
To stop the Windows 10 update assistant from being installed again automatically, you will need to disable the Update Orchestrator Service as well. You can follow these steps to locate and disable the service:
- Type services.msc and press Enter in a Run dialog (Win + R) to launch the Services console.
- In the list of available services, locate and double click on the Update Orchestrator Service.
This will launch the Properties window for the service.
- Change the Startup type to Disabled from the drop-down menu.
- Next, click on the Stop button to stop the service.
- Finally, click on Apply followed by OK to apply the changes.
This will prevent any further updates from being pushed to your device.
Step 3: Turn Off Scheduled Tasks
Once you have disabled the Windows Update Orchestrator service, next you will have to turn off the scheduled tasks for the service as well. To do so, follow these steps:
- Type taskschd.msc in a Run dialog and press Enter to launch the Task Scheduler.
- Navigate the following path by double-clicking on these in the left pane:
Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator
- Here, turn off any Windows Update related tasks like UpdateAssistantWakeupRun, UpdateAssistant, UpdateAssistanceCalenderRun, etc.
Alternatively, you can use CCleaner to turn off these scheduled tasks as well. Simply click on Tools > Startup > Scheduled Tasks. Click on the checkbox next to Advanced Mode and turn off any scheduled tasks related to Windows Updates.
So, there you have it. Now you know how to stop Windows 10 update assistant on your computer using the steps shown above. Did you find this useful? Comment below if you did and to discuss further the same.