How to shut down Windows 10 without installing updates

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Save energy and keep your computer from being on all the time. You are – either you can try to keep your computer in Hibernate or Hibernate mode.

The Hibernate option moves your applications from RAM to your hard disk until you turn on your computer again. If you use the sleep option, your computer will switch to a low power state where you can resume work quickly after turning on your PC.

4] To disable update and shutdown in Windows 10

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To disable the Update and Shutdown button, open the registry editor and navigate to the next key :


Create a new key under Windows and name it WindowsUpdate. Create another key under it and call it AU.

So the last way would be:


Create a new DWORD value named NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption under AU on the right side and give it the value 1. Also create NoAUShutdownOption and set it to 1.

You no longer have the Refresh and Close option. Windows installs updates only on reboot.

To learn more about these performance options, such as hibernation and hibernation, click here to read our guide if you want to permanently disable Windows Update.

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