Enable, Disable Internet Explorer 10 automatic update

Internet Explorer 10 is by default, set to download and install updates automatically. But if you wish, you can prevent Internet Explorer 10 from installing new version automatically. You may have your own reasons for doing so – but if you do wish to disable Internet Explorer 10 automatic update, you can do so easily.

Disable Internet Explorer 10 automatic update

To prevent Internet Explorer 10 from installing new version automatically, open IE and open it’s About dialog box.

Internet Explorer 10 automatic update

Now you will be able to see a check box that will allow you to enable or disable Internet Explorer 10 automatic update. To disable it, uncheck Install new versions automatically.


Once done, click on Close and Exit.

Now Internet Explorer will not install new versions automatically.

Automatic Updates will only offer Internet Explorer 10 to users with local administrator accounts, automatically. If your organization want to block installation of Internet Explorer 10 for some reasons, you may check out the Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit or use the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services to do so.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, an end-user Windows enthusiast, & a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ash

    Why would someone want to disable a browser’s automatic update feature?!

  2. Alan

    Perhaps they are on a peak time download limit. Some ISPs only allow xGb a month between the hours of 6:00PM and midnight for example.

  3. Ash

    Good point. However, I personally prefer and suggest to get security updates and browser patches as soon as they’re released.

  4. Guest

    Because some of the web apps are only compatible to certain IE version

  5. Sir_Loinsteak

    My box cannot be unchecked. What gives?

  6. Maybe your system administrator or security software has disabled this option. Check the Group Policy settings if you can. Some information here at http://www.thewindowsclub.com/new-group-policy-settings-in-internet-explorer-9 and http://www.thewindowsclub.com/internet-explorer-group-policy-editor.

  7. maddoxmusic

    I hope you’re not a sysadmin

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