Disable Windows® Automatic Updates
What are the tips to disable Automatic Updates for Windows XP?
Windows Automatic Update feature is available in all of the Windows operating system. Windows Automatic Update in Windows system routinely checks for updates therefore we can keep our system updated. Windows Automatic Update can be easily enabled in your Windows system and will search for all security updates and critical updates and service packs. We can also schedule updates using this feature. After enabling security update in your system, it will check for updates and automatically download high priority updates without user interference. Windows Automatic Update will work on both broadband and dialup connections. If you suddenly disconnect the internet, then the remaining updates will carried out automatically when you connect to the internet next time. Windows updates provide four options ‘Automatic’, ‘download updates for me but let me choose when to install them’, ‘Notify me but don't automatically download or install updates’ and ‘Turn off Automatic Updates’. We can enable Automatic Updates from the ‘Security Centre’ present in the Control Panel.
Some of the features of automatic update of Windows XP and the methods to disable automatic update feature are explained below:
- Disabling Automatic Update
Automatic Update functionality of Windows XP offers several features to the users. Windows Automatic updates are reliable and usable. Windows XP will automatically download the updates in the background whenever connected to the Internet. Automatic updates do not interfere with your other works or other downloading processes. Another feature of Automatic update is that when you disconnect the Internet, it will stop the updating process and will continue next time when you connect to the internet. You can also schedule the updation process using Windows Automatic Update feature.
Windows Automatic Update is very easy to set up and use. Using this feature we can easily perform updates for all our software without visiting Windows Update website or other online security sites. Windows Automatic update will update the necessary programs and there is no need to choose which updates are important for our system to ensure security. Another feature of automatic update is that it will perform critical updates, security updates and service pack, and install them according to the schedule that we set.
Automatic Update of Windows XP can be easily enabled and disabled according to our choice. In order to disable Automatic updates in Windows XP, select ‘Start’ menu and open ‘Control Panel’. Then double click on ‘Security Centre’ or ‘System’ icon and select ‘Automatic Updates’. Now click on ‘Automatic Update’ and select ‘Ok’. Close the Control Panel and return back to your Windows session.
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