Windows 10 has a lot of great features, but one of the things that some people don’t like is the “recommended updates” feature. This feature recommends updates to Windows 10, and if you don’t want to receive them, you can turn it off in Settings.
But what happens if you turn off recommended updates and something goes wrong? Microsoft has a policy of not supporting operating systems that have been turned off or unsupported. If your computer is turned off, you risk losing data, not being able to access your computer, and having to reinstall Windows.
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How to turn off recommended updates in Windows
- Open the Start Menu and type “Settings”.
- When the Settings window opens, click on “Update and security”.
- On the Update and security page, under the heading “Windows updates”, click on the “See all recommended updates” link.
- In the “Recommended updates for you” section, select the “Turn off recommended updates” check box.
- Click on the “OK” button.
- Windows will now start to turn off recommended updates. When the process is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Do so, and Windows will resume offering recommended updates.
Why you might want to turn off recommended updates
Windows has a feature that recommends updates to you based on your specific needs. This can be helpful in keeping your computer up to date, but it can also be risky.
Here are some reasons why you might want to turn off recommended updates:
1. You don’t have time to keep your computer up to date.
- You don’t want to risk installing unfinished or unapproved updates.
- You don’t want to risk installing updates that could damage your computer.
- You want to be in control of which updates are installed on your computer.
There are a few ways to turn off recommended updates on your computer. You can go to the Windows Update settings, choose “Advanced options,” and turn off “including recommended updates.” You can also go to “Windows Update Troubleshooter” and turn off “recommended updates.” Finally, you can turn off recommended updates through the Control Panel.
How to change your Windows update settings
1) Open the start menu and type “settings”
2) When the Settings app opens, click on the “Update and security” button
3) In the “Update and security” window, under “Windows updates”, make sure that the “Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them” option is selected.
4) Under “Windows updates,” make sure that the “Advanced options” button is selected.
5) In the “Advanced options” window, under “Windows updates,” make sure that the “Automatically install updates, including important updates” option is selected.
6) Under “Windows updates,” make sure that the “Show recommendations on this computer” option is deselected.
7) Close the “Update and security” window.
8) Restart your computer.
9) After your computer has restarted, open the start menu and type “settings” again.
10) Click on the “Update and security” button.
11) In the “Update and security” window, under “Windows updates,” make sure that the “Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them” option is selected.
12) Under “Windows updates,” make
What to do if you’re still seeing recommended updates
If you still see recommended updates even after uninstalling and reinstalling Windows 11, there is a possibility that some of the Windows Update services are still allocated to the computer. To resolve the issue:
1. Click the Start button and type “services.msc” (without the quotes).
2. In the Services window, double-click Windows Update.
3. On the Windows Update Properties tab, under the General tab, click Uninstall.
4. Click Yes in the confirm uninstall dialog.
5. Restart the computer.
6. After restarting, check for updates and uninstall any that are installed.
How to troubleshoot recommended update issues
If you’re having trouble with recommended updates, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.
1. Check your internet connection. Make sure you have an active internet connection, and that the recommended updates are downloading and installing correctly.
2. Try reinstalling your operating system. If your computer is running Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the operating system.
3. Check your antivirus software. If you’re using antivirus software, make sure the software is up-to-date and is scanning the recommended updates.
4. Try disabling recommended updates. If you’re having problems with recommended updates, you can try disabling them. To disable recommended updates, open the Control Panel, select System and Security, and then select Windows Update. On the Windows Update screen, select Change settings for recommended updates. In the Recommended updates for this PC section, select Off.
5. Try disabling Windows Defender. If you’re using Windows Defender, you can try disabling it. To disable Windows Defender, open the Control Panel, select Security, and then select Windows Defender. On the Windows Defender screen, select Disable.
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 both have a feature called “Recommended Updates and Security Features” which can be turned off. This feature can be found in the Settings app. Turning this feature off can reduce the amount of updates and security features that are downloaded and installed on your computer.