What happens if I don't want to upgrade from Win 10 Pro to Creators?

  1.    04 Mar 2018 #1

    What happens if I don't want to upgrade from Win 10 Pro to Creators?

    My current system runs like a dream and I've been deferring/blocking creators edition ever since it was first announced.
    The only thing that would make me consider Creators is the Windows Sonic/Atmos for Headphones.

    But if I choose to just stay on Win 10 Pro build 1607, will I continue to receive Defender security updates? If not I could purchase a comprehensive security suite.
    Other than that there won't be any new features, which I don't care about anyway as I prefer stability over gimmicks.
    Or are there other serious ramifications to think about if I choose to stay on Win 10 Pro 1607?

    Appreciate any and all replies.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       04 Mar 2018 #2

    The main reference you need to read is Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

    You might also want to look over these
    Modern Lifecycle Policy
    Modern Lifecycle Policy FAQ

    Once your version is no longer supported, there might be updates to Windows defender itself that prevent you applying updates to Windows defender malware definitions. But there is no way of knowing in advance if or when this might happen but it will not be before the 10th April 2018 end-of-support date given for Ver 1607.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,547
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Mar 2018 #3

    It's actually very difficult to stay on 1607. KB4023814 helpfully(?) installs the Update Assistant on systems that are at 'end of service' and runs it regularly (and at every boot) to nag you into updating. You could try uninstalling the Update Assistant, but it will automatically reinstall itself.

    Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version
    Applies to: Windows 10 Pro released in July 2015 Windows 10 Version 1511 Windows 10 Home, released in July 2015 Windows 10 Version 1607 Windows 10 Version 1703
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    08 Mar 2018 #4

    Just unplug it from net
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    09 Mar 2018 #5

    To be more precise, it is Windows 10 Pro Creators Edition.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    10 Mar 2018 #6

    I have the very latest version of Windows 10 working on two 2006 PC. I would backup your Pc and try updating.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
Solved How To Stop The Fall Creators Upgrade in Windows Updates and Activation
I tried to use the method I used to stop 14393.1715 from upgrading to The CU but with 15063,632 that method stops all updates. Does anyone know of a workable one as 16299 will not work properly on my PC.
There are a plethora of problems reported across the forum following people 'upgrading' to the Creators version. It seems there are more problems than usual.I'm deferring my upgrade as usual to avoid being a guinea pig.
Creators Upgrade created a new partition in Installation and Upgrade
No question(s)... But just for info, posting a screenshot of Disk Management after updating Windows to Creators Upgrade (15063.296) A small recovery partition has been created and it looks like the below. = 135216 =
Search freeze when I insert the first character also it does not shows new installed programs, anyone knows a working solution? Another viable option I'm finding appealing is to upgrade to windows 8.1 but my brand new asus only lists win 10...
I did the early upgrade to the Creators version, V1703, OS Build 15063.13. I now cannot run my registered (paid version) of Macrium Reflect V6. I get a message that my license key cannot be used as its already used. However, the Macricum...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:06.
Find Us