Usually it is a good and recommended thing to always keep the automatic updates feature enabled in Windows. But in some situations, you have to temporarily stop Windows from receiving updates so that you can avoid the unfortunate and precarious repercussions of installing some updates that have one or more bugs. Such updates are known to make the Windows computers unbootable and display the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD). Besides, you want to install the known safe and time tried updates on your work computers so they you do not run into some problem that these updates could cause.
If you want to disable the automatic updates feature in Windows, then you can either disable the Windows Update service (wuauserv) in your system. But if you do not want to open multiple windows and disable this service yourself, then you can use a free program called NoVirusThanks Win Update Stop.
It is available both in form of an installer package and a portable program. You can launch it and it will display two buttons – one button is to enable the Windows Automatic Updates and the other one is to disable them. One of the buttons is always greyed out because the automatic updates are either enabled or disabled. You can click on these buttons to control the automatic updates in your Windows PC.
NoVirusThanks Win Update Stop is meant only for the novice Windows users and gives them a very convenient way to toggle the automatic updates. But if you are an advanced user, then you would already know that you can launch the services manager, find the Windows Updates service and disable it in a few seconds. And if you know your way around the command line, then you can do this just one command (sc config wuauserv start=disabled).
You can download NoVirusThanks Win Update Stop from http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/win-update-stop/.