By default, Windows 11 automatically checks for and installs new updates on the system as they become available. However, if those automatic updates bring unexpected changes or you simply do not want to apply the new update to your system at this time, Windows will allow you to pause and roll out automatic updates in a week. Here’s how to do it:
To begin, press the Windows + i key combination to launch the Settings Windows application. Or, you can right-click the Start button on the taskbar and select “Settings” in the menu that appears.
When the Settings interface opens, look at the list of items on the right and click “Windows Update” at the bottom.
On the Windows Update settings screen that opens, look down to the “More Options” section and click the “Pause for 1 Week” button.
Immediately, the Windows Update settings page will display the content “Updates paused until […]“. Where […] is the one week since you clicked the pause button? When that date is reached, automatic updates will continue to roll out.
Windows 11 will continue to receive automatic updates
To re-enable automatic updates, open the Windows Settings app and navigate to the “Windows Update” section. On the Windows Update settings screen, click the “Resume Updates” button.
Immediately, Windows Update will check for new updates, and if it finds any available, you can click “Download Now“, “Install Now” or “Restart Now” to apply the update. new date, depending on each specific case.
We wish you a good experience with Windows 11!