Windows 10: Turn On or Off Pause Updates for Windows Update in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 27,262
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
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       20 Nov 2017 #10

    lx07 said: View Post
    Mine too.

    Can we make it more than 7 days though?

    I was on holiday (for 2 weeks) and had to use data through sim card in my laptop and could only make it pause 7 days.

    I'm not talking about deferring feature updates but pausing any updates until later. I don't want 500MB of Adobe updates when I'm paying per MB.

    As a workaround, you could disable the "Windows Update" service until you're ready to install updates.
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  2.    20 Nov 2017 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    As a workaround, you could disable the "Windows Update" service until you're ready to install updates.
    I did and it worked fine, thanks.

    Hopefully we can pause more than 7 days in future though.

    Perhaps at the same time we can figure out what the "Enabling this policy..." box is for.

    It looks to do something remarkably similar to the slider above it although it isn't clear what policy it is talking about

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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       24 Nov 2017 #12

    Hi,
    Wondering why you didn't have on 1703 updates for current branch for business and delay for up to 365 days
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  4. Posts : 27,262
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
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       24 Nov 2017 #13

    If you have an Insider build installed, you wouldn't have the defer updates feature available.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       24 Nov 2017 #14

    Hi,
    That's why 1703 is more straight forward than 1709 to me branch for business is where i was always set
    I just added the 365 option since fall creators was pushing out
    Mostly for good measure I switched it

    I have one install on fall creator and uefi install it's just flakier than 1703 :/
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  6. Posts : 5,510
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Nov 2017 #15

    Now @ThrashZone's screenshot is clearly 1703, so why does it say 'Temporarily pause updates for up to 35 days'?

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  7. Posts : 2,750
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       24 Nov 2017 #16

    Hi,
    Pause is just another option that 1703 offered
    Bad because it stops updates entirely after 35 days and one must update.

    The 365 delay does not stop security updates just other newer builds from downloading and installing
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