One of the easiest ways to prevent automatic Windows updates is to use the “Pause updates” option. However, as you can tell from the name, this is not a permanent solution as it will only pause auto-updates for 7 days and not stop it altogether. Still, it can come in handy in certain situations, so here’s how to pause Windows 11 updates for a week:
Step 1: Click on ‘Start’ from your desktop screen.
Step 2: Choose ‘Settings’ option or Open the Settings app using the shortcut “Win+I”.
Step 3: Go to the Windows Update section from the left sidebar.
Step 4: Click on “Pause for 1 week“.
Your computer will no longer download updates automatically for the next seven days. You can, of course, manually update your PC any time during this period.