BJLilac said: View Post
...I decided to jump while I could and revert to the earlier build and all is now restored to running order.
What I need now is a way to allow updates to the current build without allowing the Creator to get itself in again...
You cannot hold back the tides of change forever. You are now back on (I assume) version 1703 (run Winver to confirm). That is actually the 'Creators Update' - the one you are trying to avoid is version 1709, the 'Fall Creators Update'.

If you have Pro, you can delay a Features Update (which is what you just experienced) for up to 365 days.

Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

If you have Home that option is not available, but you can hide the 'Features update to Windows 10, version 1709'.

Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10


However, time is running out for your version 1703. From the first tutorial link above....
Each feature update release will be supported and updated for 18 months from the time of its release...
...so your 1703 will stop getting any security updates after September 2018.