Automatic updates are a very good idea, but if there’s a serious issue with the update then you need to stop it and troubleshoot the issue before giving Windows back the reins.
Microsoft knows that sometimes updates bring along a few unwanted issues, which is why they’ve created the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
This tool will run through your basic operating system parameters and look for any obvious problems that are keeping Windows Update from functioning correctly.
In some cases, the update itself may have known issues and will need to be patched.
This is particularly common if the update fails to complete or causes something to stop working.
The latest example is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which ironically brought back a host of bugs, errors, and installation failures.
Searching for news like this allows you to quickly pinpoint the problem and potentially fix it, or turn updates off for the time being until a solution is found. If an update keeps trying to install and keeps coming up with errors, errors, errors, there’s a better fix than throwing your computer across the room.
You can turn off the Windows 10 automatic updating.
Here’s how: This quick change will prevent Windows from endlessly trying to download updates and then reverse those updates when it discovers errors.