Stop Windows Update Service CMD

By | April 6, 2022

You should read the following post if you have any questions about stopping the Windows Update service from the command line. For this command to function, you must open a command prompt with elevated permissions, as if you were the administrator.
Stop Windows Update Service CMD

How to stop Windows update service using CMD?

Step-1: Go to open the elevated command prompt.
Step-2: Then, run the following command below.

net stop wuauserv

For instance:

C:\Users\Administrator>net stop wuauserv
The Windows Update service is stopping.
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.

Updates are restarted automatically:

In some cases, termination does not work and the service automatically restarts after being terminated. By running the following command in such cases, you can completely stop and restart the service.

C:\>sc config wuauserv start= disabled
[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

Using the elevated administrator command prompt is required for these commands to stop or disable services. The following error will appear if you do not.

C:\Users\administrator>net stop wuauserv
System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

What do you need to do to start Windows updates?

net start wuauserv

For Instance:

C:\Users\Administrator>net start wuauserv
The Windows Update service is starting.
The Windows Update service was started successfully.

You may also read: How to Stop Windows 10 Update Completely Guideline

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