StopUpdates10 – New version released 3.7.2022.0713. Moved to a new site:

How to finally stop Windows 10 updates and upgrades?

I like updates! I like new free updates!
But it’s really frustrating to me, that Windows 10 breaks my work and reboots my PC to install their update/upgrades.
Unfortunately, there is no way to fully stop updating using the Windows interface.

Why StopUpdates10?
Early, you can stop Windows update service to block updates.
But it does not work with latest build of Windows 10.
Windows 10 is able to restore Windows update quietly in the background using a special “WAAS Medic” service and some scheduled tasks.

This why I created a small utility StopUpdates10 that gets back control over updates to me.

StopUpdates10 permanently stops Windows updates!

StopUpdates10 blocks executing of the Windows upgrade processes and polls the state of Windows update service. If the service starts, StopUpdates10 stops it again.

What is new in StopUpdates10 2.0?

Added Updates Guard.

StopUpdates Guard

Updates Guard is a system service, working in the background.
It polls an activity of Windows update service. If Updates Guard detects the change of Windows Update service (Wuauserv”), it will disable it.
Updates Guard is started automatically. It takes a little bit of system resources.



Take Windows updates under your control!

Download Now:


Download StopUpdates10 – Version: 2.0.32 (1Mb)

Freeware (commercial usage is allowed).

No adware/malware/spyware
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StopUpdates10 Portable

Download StopUpdates10 Portable (without install/uninstall)

StopUpdates10 Quick Look

System Requirements

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32-bit or 64-bit. Windows Home is supported!


Checkpoint ZoneAlarm blocks access to the registry for StopUpdates10!
You can see a message “Updates are partially disabled”.
Stop ZoneAlarm.
Disable updates using StopUpdates10.


  • Stop Windows updates.
  • Stop forced upgrades.
  • Stop annoying upgrade notifications.
  • Easy Undo! Click ‘Restore’ button to undo all changes.


  1. StopUpdates10 does not delete files, does not change file rights or another destructive actions.
  2. StopUpdates10 is small and easy in use.
  3. StopUpdates10 is free of charge.

How it works?

  1. StopUpdates10 creates the policy registry keys to block updates.
  2. It blocks execution of several processes used for updating.

How to uninstall StopUpdates10?

Use a Windows standard way to uninstall applications.
Also, you can open using Administrator account:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\StopUpdates10\unins000.exe”

StopUpdates10 will automatically restore Windows updates during uninstall.


Version 2.0.34

  • Added Japanese (Meiryo Font) translation.
  • Updated previous Japanese translation.

Version 2.0.33

  • Updated Japanese translations.

Version 2.0.32

  • Updated German translation.
  • Updated Korean translation.
  • Updated Chinese translation.
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation.

Version 2.0.31

  • Updated Greek translation.
  • Updated Czech translation.
  • Updated BrazilianPortuguese translation.
  • Updated Italian translation.

Version 2.0.30

  • Added Updates Guard.
  • Added Hungarian translation.

Version 1.10.19

  • Added Greek translation.
  • Redesigned.

Version 1.10.18

  • Added Czech translation.

Version 1.10.17

  • Added Korean translation.

Version 1.10.16

  • Added Italian translation.

Version 1.10.15

  • Added translation to German language.

Version 1.10.14

  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation.

Version 1.10.13

  • Added French translation.

Version 1.10.12

  • Added Spanish translation.

Version 1.10.11

  • Added “Chinese Traditional” localization.

Version 1.10.10

  1. Fine-tune settings for power users. Open main menu, “File”, “Settings” to reach it.
  2. Create Localization Kit. You can localize StopUpdate10 in a 10 minutes.
  3. Included localization to the Russian language.

Version 1.07

  1. Fixed a bug with blocking updates on some Windows builds.
  2. Updated design.


You may use StopUpdates10 in your batch files or scripts.
Check that you use it with Administrator account.

– disable Windows updates:
StopUpdates10.exe /disable

– enable Windows updates:
StopUpdates10.exe /restore


  1. Russian
  2. Chinese Traditional – Thank you to Danfong Hsieh!
  3. Spanish – Thank you to Pedro Luis Larrosa!
  4. French – Thank you to Xypno!
  5. Brazilian Portuguese – Thank you to WNantes!
  6. German – Thank you to Karsten!
  7. Italian – Thank you to Paolo!
  8. Korean – Thank you to 김영찬!
  9. Czech – Thank you to Filip!
  10. Greek – Thank you to Geogeo!
  11. Hungarian – Thank you to Balogh Béla!
  12. Japanese – Thank you to Kumarinecity_Kisa!

How to translate StopUpdates10 to your language?

  1. Download Translation Kit.
  2. Unzip to any folder.
  3. Refer to “how_to_translate.txt” manual for instructions.


Add a comment or contact here.

Good Luck and Enjoy!


  • Kevin

    Finally I’ve get rid of this annoying updates and stopped the leak of my traffic. Thanks you man! Really awesome!

  • Omaroof Shady

    Thanks A Million ,F’ing Microsoft And Thier Updates!

  • freekarol

    What about blocking just upgrading? I want to update my Windows but I don’t want to upgrade it to Spring Creators Update yet.

  • José Bravo

    Muchas gracias amigo. Excelente trabajo que nos hará más fácil tratar con el siempre díscolo Windows… 😉

  • Mateito

    me sale este mensaje en Windows 10

    windows update is partially blocked

    y no bloquea las actualizaciones.

  • Mateito

    por cierto en windows 7 funciona muy bien y en windows 8.1

  • ozvic

    This! If possible can you stop big blue screen advising the current version of Windows 10 is stopping support, but allow other updates if necessary. For whatever reason, my current computer can’t run 1709 (like Windows on some old Macbook Pros).

  • Dmitrys

    This is End-of-Service screen.
    It is blocked by StopUpdates10 1.0.6.
    Let me know if you still have this issue with version 10.0.6.

  • Александр

    Спасибо !

  • Robert

    At last,,, a simple bit of software that will stop those never ending updates and that screen as Ozvic described warning you that their support of Windows 1607 will end in April. When in fact, they’ve stated it’ll be Jan 2023. I’ve had that 1709 Creators update try to load soooo many times and fail. Even wushohide doesn’t do the trick. It’s become just like a virus where I can’t use my laptop for hours and hours. So,,, well done and a big hip hip hooray to you Dmitrys.
    Of course,,, if I see updates like security patches, Defender updates, then I’ll open the gates,,, for a while. I’m really glad I found your software and look forward to a bit of peace from Micro-get on everyone’s nerves-soft.

  • Sem Nome

    Is this compatible with Windows 10 v1803?

  • Dmitrys

    Yes. It is compatible.

  • ozzy700

    очень полезная щука и работает класно

  • Dodutils

    but what if I want to run Windows Update manually time to time ?

  • Dmitrys

    You can allow updates when it is convenient for you and get your Windows updated.
    Updates are not useless. But the problem is in the force updating by Microsoft.

  • oldoc

    hello. does stopupdates10 disables windows update service ? it is still running on my machines (tried on 2 PC). i tried the “check for update button” and update occured ?

  • Kavindu Lokuge

    Thank you very much 🙂

  • Dmitrys

    Yes. It disables the service.
    You can control it via settings.
    If you want to allow Windows Store Apps updates – allow the Windows updates service.

  • Jack Edwards

    I hope this works. Everything else I’ve tried worked for a few weeks but then Microsoft found a way to sneak in and screw up my computer.

    How long will this work if I install it and just leave it?

  • Dmitrys

    It will work forever.

  • Jack Edwards

    Thank you!

  • Dmitrys

    You can translate it or wait when someone will translate it.
    Translation Kit:

  • Harry Ohrn

    Thank you. Hopefully this works.

  • Barbara Rosecoeur