Deactivating automatic updates

This user guide will help you to temporarily deactivate automatic software updates for the Windows operating system and installed software on your centrally managed laptop.

This can be necessary if you are currently abroad and have to use a roaming data connection. Downloading data for updates in this case can quickly lead to high costs.

Click the Windows start button and then the gear wheel icon (Settings).

Screenshot Windows start menu

Choose Network & Internet.

Screenshot Windows settings

Click on WiFi and then on Manage known networks.

Screenshot Wi-Fi settings

Click the name of the desired or connected network and choose Properties.

Screenshot Wi-Fi properties

Activate the option Set as metered connection.

Screenshot metered connection


Deactivate this option as soon as there is an unlimited or low-cost data connection available. Only in this way you will continue to automatically receive software updates.