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How to delay a Win 10 update

02.04.2018

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Updates are great. But not always. And sometimes they are not great at all. Many of us have experienced this, so we avoid changing from a comfortable and familiar interface to an updated one. Today we will tell you why you should postpone Windows 10 updates and show you how to do it.

When it is necessary

Many users whose acquaintance with the Windows OS lasts for a long time, used to go to the «Update Centre» only to disable automatic system updates. The creators of Windows 10 have taken that ability away from users.

Here are a few reasons why users refuse updates:

  • most often updates are unstable, they contain many bugs (defects) that affect the operation of installed programmes;
  • due to problems related to the inability to work on the computer during the update;
  • when using a limited connection (e.g. 3g or roaming);
  • the need to reboot at an inopportune moment;
  • the computer may simply fail to switch on after the update is complete (but this is the worst case scenario);
  • when the computer is often left unplugged (if the computer runs out of power at the time of the update and shuts down, you are likely to see a blue screen when restarting);
  • many users are able to install the software they need on their own.

We are not trying to convince you that updates are bad. The idea of an update is to fix previous defects, to speed up and make your system more productive. But, unfortunately, developers do not always manage to follow this concept.

In the tenth version of Windows, the system automatically communicates with Microsoft servers, checks for current updates and installs them on the computer. This process does not depend on the user and he is not even always notified about the beginning of the update.

«Defeat» the system only temporarily thanks to the «Postpone installation of updates» function. The way to activate this function in different versions of W10 has differences. Let's understand how to disable updates in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home.

Step-by-step instructions

If you are the owner of Windows 10 Pro, it is recommended to postpone the update until the version in which all the bugs will be fixed.

Open the OS settings — «Settings».


Go to the «Update & Security» section.



On the «Windows Update» tab, click on the «Advanced options» line.


Locate the subheading for selecting when to install updates. In the update readiness level field, set «Current Branch» and in the next field, select the number of days you want to postpone the update. The maximum possible value is 365 days.


Once done, the system will not look for and install updates for a set number of days.

Windows 10 Home users will not get rid of the problem so easily.

Go to the OS settings.

Next, select «Network & Internet».


In the new window, go to the «Ethernet» menu. Enter the settings for the active connection.


Here you must activate the item «Set as metered connection».


After performing these steps, the system will only download security updates. To learn more about the process, watch the video.

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