Free Takes control over Windows updates
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Windows OS is characterized by constantly updating itself. Many of these updates are massive and time-consuming, and require to restart the system, thus causing users time losses and delays. This program lets you stop or pause the downloading of updates and upgrades in this operative system. It is very easy to use. After downloading and installing it, you only need to open it and click on the corresponding button. It has two main functions: Stop Windows updates! and Pause updates. As its name implies, the first one stops the updates altogether, while the second allows you to control the downloading process so you can activate it when your system is idle. You can also set the time lapse during which the updating process will be inactive.

The program also has a function called Updates guard, that checks the status of Windows' update service. If such service activates, the program will close it, thus preventing the downloading of update files. You can enable or disable this function according to your needs.

The program comes in a compressed file, so it is lightweight and does not consume too many resources.

In sum, this program can help you to save time by preventing your system to slow down while downloading upgrades and updates. It also lets you control the updating process. And a good feature is that it is completely free of charge.

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  • Simple to use
  • Lightweight
  • Allows to stop or pause update downloads


  • Only for novice users
  • Advanced users may find it too simple


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