How To Stop Windows 11 Update

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and while it offers many exciting new features and improvements, some users may prefer to stick with their current version of Windows. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of stopping the Windows 11 update on your computer.

Method 1: Pause Updates

One of the easiest ways to stop the Windows 11 update is by pausing updates on your computer. Here’s how:

  1. Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Select Windows Update from the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the Advanced Options link.
  4. Under the Pause Updates section, turn the switch to On.
  5. Select a date from the dropdown menu to pause updates until that date. The maximum pause duration is 35 days.

By doing this, you will stop all Windows updates, including the Windows 11 update, until the specified date.

Method 2: Set Metered Connection

Another way to stop the Windows 11 update is by setting your internet connection as a metered connection. This will prevent automatic updates over that connection. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Click on Network & Internet.
  3. Select your current network connection (Wi-Fi or Ethernet).
  4. Scroll down and click on the Properties button.
  5. Under the Metered Connection section, turn the switch to On.

Note that this method will only be effective as long as you are connected to the specified metered connection.

Method 3: Disable Update Services

A more advanced and permanent method to stop the Windows 11 update is by disabling the Windows Update services. However, this method is not recommended for inexperienced users, as it can cause issues with your system. Proceed with caution and follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type in services.msc and press Enter.
  3. In the Services window, find and double-click on the Windows Update service.
  4. Change the Startup type to Disabled and click on the Stop button if the service is running.
  5. Click Apply and then OK.
    Note: To re-enable the Windows Update service, follow the same steps but change the Startup type to Automatic or Manual.

After disabling the Windows Update service, your computer will no longer receive any updates, including security updates and feature updates like Windows 11.


While upgrading to Windows 11 may not be suitable for everyone, it is essential to keep your system up-to-date with security patches and improvements. If you choose to stop the Windows 11 update, make sure you monitor and install important updates manually to keep your computer secure.