Change Automatic Update Services To Manual | Faster 7 Part 23
- March 13, 2011
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
Automatic updates is configured on most systems to always be running in the background. While this may suite most of you, because you do not want to manage it yourself, changing automatic updates to manual will provide a performance increase to your machine.
The great thing about modifying this service is that it does not completely disable Windows Update. When you change the startup type of the service to manual, it allows you to run Windows Update at any point when running your machine – it simply will not load it until you do it manually.
Change Automatic Update Services To Manual:
1. Select the Windows ‘Start’ button.
2. In the search box, type ‘services.msc’.
3. Scroll up to the program, right click on it and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.
4. Once the list of services has loaded, scroll down until you find ‘Windows Update’.
5. Right click on the ‘Windows Update’ service.
6. Select ‘Properties’.
7. In the ‘Startup Type’ dropdown box, select ‘Manual’ instead of ‘Automatic’.
8. Select ‘Apply’.
9. Select ‘Ok’.
10. In the upper left hand corner of the services menu, choose ‘Stop the Service’.
11. That’s it!
Changing automatic updates to manual does require you to perform your own updates from time to time. Of course, I recommend checking at least once a month to determine if there are any updates available to you. Another benefit of running Windows updates manually is that you get to take a look at all of the optional updates available to you at the time of installation as well. This method gives you more power and flexibility over your system updates.