While Windows 11 updates are automatic, they can easily be temporarily paused through Settings in Windows 11. When you pause updates, new Windows feature updates won’t be installed for up to 35 days. Pausing updates cannot be repeatedly used, once the time lapses for each pause period, updates will have to be installed before pausing is enabled as an option again. Here's how to pause your updates in Windows 11:1. Right-click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, then click on Settings. 2. From the Windows Settings page, from the list of categories, click on the Update & Security option. 3. From this screen, next to Pause updates, you can pause for one week at a time, up to five weeks. This pause automatically goes into effect once picked. If you wish to resume updates early once this is selected, simply click on the option to do so that now appears on this screen.