Windows 10 Windows Update is automatically turned on in Windows 10 and cannot be turned off for home users.
First, click the Start button, then click Control Panel on the right side of the menu. Click System and Security (outlined in red.) You can click on any of the images in this article to get a larger version. Note that under this heading, there are a number of options.
To update your software through Windows, follow the steps below.
Users on a corporate network or running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows may be unable to perform Microsoft Updates.
If your original decision isn't working out, or you need to change how it works to avoid repeating an auto-update issue, like what happens on some Patch Tuesdays, you can simply adjust how Windows receives and installs updates.
Depending on your version of Windows, this could mean downloading but not installing the updates, notifying but not downloading them, or even disabling Windows Update completely.