Windows registry not updating
This method will not disable or block Windows Update. Alternatively, you can press WIN I keys together to open Settings directly. Now click on "Update and security" item present in Settings app. Once you open Windows Update section, click on Advanced options link.
If you want a simple and basic method, this is for you! PS: Alternatively, You can also directly launch the advanced options page of Windows Update settings using "ms-settings:windowsupdate-options" command in RUN dialog box . Now uncheck "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" option. When this option is enabled, new Windows updates will not be downloaded and installed for several days or months.
In previous Windows versions such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, Microsoft always allowed Windows users to customize Windows Update settings.
UPDATE: In newer Windows 10 builds, you can also limit Internet connection bandwidth used by Windows Update: UPDATE: In newer Windows 10 builds, you can also adjust "Active Hours" by clicking on "Change active hours" link given on Windows Update page.
There you can select the time when Windows should not restart your computer to install updates.
You can set it to notify before download and install Windows updates or automatic download but notify before install updates or any other action as shown in following screenshot: .
Since Microsoft has completely replaced old Windows Update program with a new modern app in Windows 10, the Group Policy or Registry tweak to change Windows Update settings don't work immediately.