How to Enable / Disable Windows Update Service in Windows 11 , 10

Microsoft introduced free service while launching windows operating system for maintenance purpose which is called Windows Update Service. Whenever there is a fix for bugs and errors, Microsoft releases an update which can be automatically downloaded if only when windows update service is enabled/started on your system. Once the updates are downloaded, you can install it at any point of time and restart your system after then. Along with windows update service, you need to enable / disable Background Intelligent Transfer Service also because this service allows windows update service to transfer files in the background using idle network bandwidth. So in this article we will discuss how to enable / disable the Windows Update Service in Windows 11


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How to Enable Windows Update Service in Windows 11

Step 1: Open Services app

Press Win key on your keyboard and type services.

Then Click on Services app from the search results as shown below.

Open Services App

Step 2: In the Services app window

Look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Click on it.

Then, Right-Click and Select Properties from the context menu as shown.

Properties Bits Services Win11 11zon

Step 3: In the Properties window

Click on Startup type and Select Automatic from the dropdown list.


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Then, Click on Start button below Service status as shown in the picture.

At Last, Click Apply and OK.

Start Bits Properties Win11 11zon

Step 4: Then, Scroll down the window and Look for Windows Update Service.

Right-Click on Windows Update service and Select Properties from the context menu.

Windows Update Service Properties Win11 11zon

Step 5: In the Properties window

Click Startup type and select Automatic from the dropdown list.

Then, Click on Start button as shown below.

At last Click Apply and OK.

Properties Start Windows Update Service Win11 11zon

This will enable the Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Service on your system.

How to Disable Windows Update Service in Windows 11

Step 1: Open Services app

Press Win key on your keyboard and type services.

Then Click on Services app from the search results as shown below.

Open Services App

Step 2: In the Services app window

Look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Click on it.

Then, Right-Click and Select Properties from the context menu as shown.

Properties Bits Services Win11 11zon

Step 3: In the Properties window

Select Disabled from the dropdown list of Startup type.

Then, Click Stop as shown below.

At last, Click Apply and OK.

Bits Service Disabled Properties Win11 11zon

Step 4: Scroll down the page and Right-click on Windows Update.

Then, Select Properties from the content menu as shown below.

Windows Update Service Properties Win11 11zon


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Step 5: In the Properties window

Select Disabled from the dropdown list of Startup type.

Then, Click Stop as shown below.

Click Apply and OK to apply changes.

Windows Update Service Disabled Win11 11zon

This will disable the Windows Update Service and you will not be notified for the newer update releases from Microsoft until you start it again.

That’s it guys!

Hope this article was informative and helpful.

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