Alternatively, it’s possible to make a desktop shortcut like the ones we’ve created here for you, one to stop the service and another to restart it in case you don’t want to reboot the system.
Start/Stop Windows Update Shortcuts | Shortcuts for Windows XPA little tool you can place on the desktop to stop the service for you is Leave Me Alone! All you have to do is run it and click the button, then “Windows Update” or “Automatic Updates” will be stopped until you restart the service or reboot.
If Windows is trying to install critical updates on a schedule or at the next available opportunity that require a reboot, it will popup the restart dialog.
But it will also show a timer which will automatically reboot your computer to finish the update, whether you want it to or not.
This can lead to lost work or you could lose large downloads etc.