How to disable Windows 10 Update Assistant

We know that many of you are looking for how to disable windows 10 update assistant and I have faced this problem many times in the past. Luckily, I have found a solution that is working for me for several months without any issues.

Allow me to show you How to disable windows 10 update assistant on your Windows 10 PC. Make sure to follow the instructions step by step, or you might get lost because Windows 10 is changing the interface with every update.

1. Windows 10 As Metered Connection

Fortunately, Microsoft has enabled an option called “metered connection” on the latest edition of Windows 10. The Microsoft wants to help the users to understand the limitations of data usage, and they have provided an option called “metered connection” to give the Windows 10 users an opportunity to block automatic updates.

Yes, Microsoft will not automatically download & install any update on your computer because your connection is limited.

What is a metered connection?

Let’s assume that you are using a dial-up connection or WIFI connection with limited data, and then automatic updates can decrease the data usage to the maximum level. The Microsoft update files are above 1GB, and the Windows 10 update assistant file size is above 3.5GB, and you might reach the limit.

You can block Microsoft Windows update & update assistant by setting your network connection to metered connection.

I will show you wireless method and LAN method, so kindly be patient.

#1 – Set Metered Connection on WIFI

Step 1: Go to settings, and you cannot access this feature from the control panel. Type “setting” in the Window 10 search bar, and click on the first result.

Step 2: Now, you have to scroll down or click on “network & internet”, and I hope that the name has not changed in the latest build version.

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Step 3: You have to click on the WIFI and then click on the “manage known networks.” You will find all known networks in the option, and it is applicable for only WIFI networks.

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Step 4: You have to find the connected networks and click on them to highlight the options. Now, you have to click on the “properties.”

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Step 5: You have to scroll down until you find “set as metered connection” and click on the button to enable it.

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You have enabled it on your Windows 10, and it won’t download the files automatically without your consent.

#1 – Set Metered Connection on LAN Network

Step 1: Go to settings, and you cannot access this feature from the control panel. Type “setting” in the Window 10 search bar, and click on the first result.

Step 2: Now, you have to scroll down or click on “network & internet”, and I hope that the name has not changed in the latest build version.

Step 3: You have to click on the Ethernet and then repeat the same process as we have taught you above.

Update Assistant

It isn’t that difficult to put an end to the automatic download & installation of the files.

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2. Turn Off Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has added automatic updates to the latest edition, and they have also smartly removed the manual option to ensure that they won’t have any problems when updating the OS to the latest build. But, I don’t wish to download 3.5GB of update files on my computer because I have my reasons.

Turning off Windows update might help you fix the problem. But, it did not help me at all, but the first method has worked for me, and it will work for you as well.

Allow me to show you how to turn off the Windows update in a few clicks.

Step 1: First, type “services” in the Windows 10 search bar and click on the first result.

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Step 2: Now, scroll down to the bottom, and you have to look for “Windows update”, and the services are in alphabetical order.

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Step 3: You have to right-mouse click and select “properties” and then a window will pop-up on your screen. You have to look for “stop” and click on it to stop the services.

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Step 4: Now, you have to select the “start type” to disabled because it will stop the service permanently. And, then click on the “Apply” and “OK” to complete the process.

Windows 10 latest build version is trying to enable it without your consent because they want you to receive the updates without any interruption.

It won’t stop the update assistant service, but you won’t have it on your screen frequently. You may get the pop-up on your screen once in a while, but you can click on cancel, and it won’t bother you for the next 15 days.

Importance of Windows 10 Update Assistant

Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 Update Assistant on you, but why? Have you ever thought of an answer? Allow us to tell you Microsoft pushing the update on your computer.

Microsoft launched Windows 10 edition in 2016, but it wasn’t the original date of launching. Windows 10 was supposed to launch in 2017 or 2018, but the dissatisfaction with the Windows 8th version would have hurt their business, so they decided to launch it early.

Microsoft offered a free upgrade from Windows 8 or 8.1 Pro edition to Windows 10 Home for free of cost. Yes, they offered it to anyone who has purchased the license key or purchased a machine with OS pre-installed in it.

I can tell you that Windows 8 users were happy after they updated to Windows 10 Home.

Now, why the update has become necessary?

Many of you are running Windows 10 2016 build version and 2017 build version, which are not the complete Windows 10 UI.

In simple words, the OS you were using all these days is an incomplete edition. The Microsoft wants you to upgrade so that you can experience the completed version of Windows 10.

  1. You can compare the 2016 build version with 2018 build version, and you will find a huge difference in the UI.
  2. New features and they improved the existing features as well.
  3. They have removed most of the features of the control panel.
  4. Microsoft has removed many features to a different location in the latest build.
  5. They have tweaked the features, so the latest build is much more stable than the older versions.
  6. I won’t deny that the latest build has gotten a little heavier, and free up space.
  7. Improved security updates to Windows defender & suspicious programs removal tools.

I recommend you to reset your PC, and then use Windows 10 update assistance to update your OS.


If you are operating 2016 build version, then I recommend you to update your Windows. But, if you are operating 2018 Jan to June update, then don’t update it. Let us know what do you think about it in the comment section below.

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