How to Temporarily Stop Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft’s new update is now in the phase of being released. All the people across the world who have Windows 10 computers will receive this update through Automatic Updates starting from May the 6th. We have already listed three different methods to expedite the process and download the update right now for installing on your Windows 10 computers as well as for updating your Windows 8.1 computers to the newest version of Windows 10 – how to download Windows 10 April 2018 update.

But if you are talking about workplace computers, you may not want to rush the update. The reason being is the history of Microsoft’s recent updates – they sometimes break the computers and your computers ends up showing the dreadful blue screen of death (BSOD). If you want to stop Windows 10 April 2018 update for a month or two to see how everything goes and whether the new updates causes any new problems, then you can follow these steps:

  1. Press the hotkey Win+I to open Windows 10 settings.
  2. In the settings select Network & Internet.
  3. If you use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet then choose Wi-Fi and then select the network that you are connected to. If you are using Ethernet, then select Ethernet followed by the LAN network.Stop Automartic Updates in Windows 10
  4. Scroll down the settings for the selected LAN or Wi-Fi network, find the section for Metered Connection and enable the Set as metered connection option for it.
  5. That’s it. After this, the background services including Automatic Updates won’t download huge data because the connection is set to be metered.Stop Automartic Updates in Windows 10

Anytime, you want to download the Windows 10 April 2018 update, you can set the connection to be regular using the exactly same steps except for the fourth step above. this time you will have to turn off the metered connection option for the selected network.