This post is part of the 17 Tips Series on How to Make Windows Run Faster.
Windows Update is a free service for the genuine users of the Windows users provided by Microsoft. Windows update is a very useful feature as it provides latest security and performance updates for Windows and other Microsoft products like Microsoft Office, Windows Live applications, and Microsoft Expression. It is very important to regularly update your Windows product.
However, keeping Windows Update settings to Automatically updation blocks your efforts to speedup Windows. Because this is a drain on your resources it reduces speed. So, the best option is to run Windows Update whenever there is a slack hour, and you are not too busy with your work.
How to disable Windows Automatic Update
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to System > Automatic Updates
- Select Turn Off Automatic Updates
But don’t forget to regularly update windows. If you are not very confident, then you can also schedule the task of automatic update and choose a time which is slack time and when you do not generally work on your Windows but keep the Internet connectivity ON.
See also the other 16 tips to How to Make Windows Run Faster.