Automatic updating of the Windows operating system is necessary to ensure its reliable functioning.
However, many users prefer to disable automatic updates immediately after installing the operating system.
It's no secret that in the Windows operating systemMany different vulnerabilities. Every time when information about another vulnerability discovered by hackers gets into the network, Microsoft employees release a "patch" for it, closing the loophole found. Thanks to the presence of automatic updates in Windows, all detected vulnerabilities are quickly closed.
Despite the usefulness of automaticUpdates, many users disable it immediately after installing Windows, for example, if you use an unlicensed version of the operating system and the associated fears. Disabling automatic updates is quite simple and takes quite a bit of time.
If you are working with Windows XP, open the "Control Panel" (Start - Control Panel), select the "Automatic Update», Double click on it with the mouse. In the window that opens, select the option "Disable automatic Update", Click" OK ".
Even when Update Disabled, responsible for Update Service continues to work, consuming systemresources. It is better to disable it: again go to the "Control Panel", select the "Administration" section, then "Services". In the window that opens, in the list of services, find "Automatic Update», Double click on it with the mouse. A window will open, click the "Stop" button. After the service is stopped (it takes a few seconds), select "Disabled" in the "Launch type" line.
The procedure for disabling automatic updates inWindows 7 is very similar. Press "Start", select "Control Panel", then the "Security" tab. Find "Windows Update" and select the option to disable. As in Windows XP, after disabling automatic updates, go to "Services" and turn off the automatic update service.