Some windows users just do not want windows to keep on auto downloading the softwares or updates that they don’t need to their computer. If you are just like me who uses a limited bandwidth’s broadband then those auto downloading jobs will really cost you lots of unnecessary bandwidths. If you have decided to disable the windows auto downloading job then the below method will help you out.
The method I am going to show you does not guarantee will 100% stop the auto downloading job because windows os actually can start the auto downloading job again if it wishes to, we simply cannot beat the operation system. However this method will certainly help you to temporary stop windows from auto downloading files into your computer. Here are the steps you need in order to temporary stop the updates from windows os.
- Open up the Windows OS Services manager. Find the Background Intelligent Transfer Service
- Right click on it then select Properties to open up it’s Properties panel, under Startup type selection box select Disabled, also click on the Stop button below the Service Status to stop the auto downloading job if you need to, then click on the OK button to confirm your action.
- That is it! Now windows will not download anymore updates until you restart the auto downloading service again.
Good or bad, you decide:-
Do you really want the auto updating service to stop? There might have some important updates from windows that your will miss out if you disable the auto downloading function.