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How to Start/Stop
Automatic Updates service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: wuauserv
Display name: Automatic Updates

Description:
Enables the download and installation of Windows updates. If the service is disabled, this computer will not
be able to use the Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site.

Path to executable:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Automatic Updates service from Services.msc
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Locate Automatic Updates service observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Automatic Updates service

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of  Automatic Updates service from Registry Editor
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Automatic Updates service:

net start wuauserv

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Automatic Updates service:

net stop wuauserv

To change Startup type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Automatic Updates service from
Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Automatic Updates service from starting with the operating
system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Automatic Updates service. Uncheck the box
to prevent this service to start and then press
OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
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Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv and locate
Start registry key
Type cmd and press ok