In Windows 10, Microsoft really forces those updates out and restarts PCs even if you were in the middle of something. You cannot prevent this just by disabling the Windows Update service, because Windows 10 overrides this setting. Windows 10 Update Assistant modifies the settings in your computer and Windows 10 auto update starts to work again.
If you have Windows 10 Update Assistant installed in your computer, you should uninstall it completely.
Note: if you do not want to uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant, you can disable it from Task Scheduler. Go to
Task Scheduler >Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator
Click Update Assistant in the right pane. Make sure to disable each trigger in Triggers tab.
Uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant
- Simultaneously press the Windows logo key + R key to open run command box.
- In run command box, type: appwiz.cpl and press OK.
- Find the Windows 10 Update Assistant in the listed programs, and right click on it, then select Uninstall.
- Confirm the delete.
- Open File Explorer, and click This PC.
- If the Windows Update Assistant is installed by default when you install your Windows OS, go to the file where your system is installed, normally it’s
This PC > C drive > Windows > Windows10Upgrade
then delete the Windows10Upgrade folder.
If the Windows 10 Update Assistant is installed separately, you can go to the location where the Windows 10 Update Assistant is saved, and delete the installation folder. It’s normally named as Windows10Upgrade.
- Go to This PC > Windows, delete the folders named UpdateAssistantV2 and UpdateAssistant.
- After the full uninstallation of Windows 10 Update Assistant, restart your computer.