Microsoft will automatically update the old build of Windows 10

If you have Windows 10 and haven’t updated your system since May 2019 (Build 1903), be prepared for your computer to do everything for you, whether you like it or not. This is due to the end of support for this build on December 8, 2020. Until then, older versions will be updated to build 1909 and higher (if 2004 or 20H2 is available to you).

The most widespread version of Microsoft’s operating system was released in May 2020, but did not gain much popularity – mainly due to bugs. According to statistics at the end of September 2020, more than 20% of users remain on the May 2019 build. There are no fewer complaints about the October update that follows.

How to disable automatic updates

Owners of “Home” Windows 10 have no way to avoid the update, but in the “Professional” build there is such a way. For this:

  1. Press the Win and R keys at the same time. In the window that opens, enter the command gpedit.msc… Press Enter.
  2. The “Local Group Policy Editor” window opens. Here go to Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Windows Update.
  3. Right-click on Configure Automatic Updates and select Modify.
  4. In the window that opens, under the item “Configure automatic updates” select “Disabled”, then click “OK” to accept the changes.
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