Microsoft clearly stated that the Windows 11 update will not be forced on Windows 10 users at the launch. In case you wish to check for Windows 11 update, then you can follow this path:
Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update
A situation may arise in which some users have enabled the Windows automatic updates, and they now wish to block that feature to free up some Windows 11 disk space.
The following article discusses some methods to defer Windows 11 update:
Method-1: Turn off Windows Update Services:
One of the most effective methods to stop automatic Windows updates is to disable the Windows update services. Here are the steps:
If you are fine with the delay during the Windows 11 installation, then you can disable Windows 11 update through Group Policy Editor. Follow these steps:
To pause the automatic Windows 11 updates, here are the steps:
To quickly stop these updates, you can use a third-party software, i.e., EaseUS Clean Genius. Using this tool, permanent disabling of Windows 11 automatic updates is possible to save you time. This tool lets you disable the updates with a single click. Moreover, it automatically detects the status of the Windows Update service. Follow these steps:
Another third-party tool you can use is Windows Update Blocker. This tool is known to be compatible with Windows 11 and not just Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.
Download the portable and free tool from the below link:
(If you don’t want to use a third-party tool, then the built-in methods discussed above can be used. Though the built-in processes are a bit time-consuming, they are effective.)