how to stop a windows update download (W10)?

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  1. TwistedJ

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    my windows update is downloading updates. how do I cancel them while they are downloading?? windows 7 had the option to cancel the download, windows 10 I dont see it...
     
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    Hey you can prevent Windows 10 if it is automatically downloading updates:
    Set a connection as "metered". It will stop downloading the updates. You can simply do:
    Open the Setting app> Select network & Internet> select advanced options> below the list of wi-fi network Enable the "Set as metered connection" option.
     
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    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    The only way to stop WX updates is by turning off the service... Microsoft has decided to not give users an option on this any more.
     
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    sorry, but since the first update my windows update just became like on the image. I can't change the seting to install updates by it's own...
     

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    LOL we are what? slaves?? that way people cant do a download, or watch a movie online, or even stream music... if it's going to be like windows 7, its update after update, it never ends...
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    This guide will show you most of the options available. Microsoft even have a tool you can download which you can use to stop and hide updates. The link is in the guide:
    How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates
     
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    #7 TwistedJ, Aug 8, 2015
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