A previous post explained how you can disable Windows Update with the Group Policy Editor (Computer Configuration - In Windows 10 (final release), the Registry settings for automatic updates can be found here: HKLM: SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Update\.
However, the Windows Update key will only be created after you change the settings with the Group Policy Editor, and Windows will delete the key if you set the policy to “Not Configured.”If you take a closer look at the Registry key, you will notice that it is in a Policies folder.
In this post, you will learn how to disable Windows Update in Windows 10 with Registry settings.
I also posted a little Power Shell script that allows you to quickly switch between the five (hidden) automatic update options.
These changes are not documented, and you follow my instructions at your own risk!
The script essentially mimics the actions of the Group Policy Editor when you choose between the different options or when you disable the policy.
There are a number of fault entries in the Application event log -- all have the same faulting module and fault offset.
== The same problem exists on mac OS (High Sierra).
If you want to enable automatic updates again, you simply have to delete the Windows Update key with its sub keys.
This is what the REG file below will do when you double-click it.