Windows 10 Maintenance: What Has Changed & What You Need to Consider

Written by Gavin Phillips
October 12, 2015

Windows 10 maintenance has changed. What does that mean for you? It means improvements to Recovery, and Security, while Windows Update is operating a different, albeit somewhat unpopular show. Privacy settings have also been given a massive (also largely unpopular) revamp to deliver greater control over your system, meaning there are a few new settings for you to play with.
Let’s review the changes in detail.

Windows Update

Microsoft has implemented a new, somewhat aggressive Windows Update system aiming to keep everyone updated, all the time. It is a security masterstroke and will undoubtedly ease the shared burden of security issues, but many argue against the dictatorial style now metered out by Redmond.

“Some Windows 10 editions let you defer upgrades to your PC. When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available.”

Windows Update is now fully-automatic
, unleashing wave after wave of cumulative updates across your system. And, unlike previous versions of Windows, you have no option to select or defer individual updates. This means features, security, drivers, patches, fixes, definitions, and more will install automatically.