Windows Update delay options are missing in my Windows 10 Pro laptop Solved

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  1. Posts : 221
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
       #1

    Windows Update delay options are missing in my Windows 10 Pro laptop


    I upgraded my system from Home to Pro edition. I then had the option to delay feature updates and security updates. I did install 1903 in July and just noticed that my delay updates function is now missing. I only have the option to delay for 35 days. It's like Microsoft thinks I still have the Home version.

    How do I fix this?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,827
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, if you search the forum for e.g.
    defer feature updates missing 1903

    you will find posts such as #67 and following here:
    Known and Resolved issues for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

    This is a known issue and is fixable.

    There are other such discussions on this.
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  3. Posts : 221
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks. My original search before posting did not yield good results based on my search query.

    I now found this: Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    ---------------------------------------------
    Bree said:
    ...The contents of these Windows Update settings pages are only refreshed when you check for updates, either the automatic check or manually. Set a number of days then check for updates will make the option(s) disappear straight away.

    Using Regedit to set 'DeferFeaturesUpdatePeriodInDays' or 'DeferQualtyUpdatePeriodInDays' back to zero in the key
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings will make them visible again (after another 'check for updates').
    ------------------------------------------------------

    The above regedit adjustment is beyond my comfort zone. I have made adjustments in the registry before, but only with very specific step by step procedures.

    I called MS. The person I talked to was unaware of this known issue.

    I just used gpedit.msc to make the adjustments. Hopefully there's a fix at some point.
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Aug 2019 at 09:17. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,827
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    See also post #64
    Known and Resolved issues for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

    (repair install)

    Or you might try PM'g someone to see if they mght create a .reg file for you to import.
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  5. Posts : 221
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    PM meaning private message, but what does the g in PM'g mean.

    I will try a repair tomorrow.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,827
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    PM-ing as in try xxxxing sorry, trying to save typing
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  7. Posts : 221
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I have no idea what xxxxing is. These abbreviations are foreign to me. Sorry.
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  8. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
    Posts : 802
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #8

    PM'g is shorthand for PMing, which is shorthand for private messaging.

    U no wut I mean? amirite? Nome sayin?

    xxxxxxx is just substitution for unknown characters.

    xxxxing could be skating or running or walking.

    Part of the dreaded Internet lingo we have descended into.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,827
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #9

    Example:

    try xxxing
    try typing
    try playing

    try PM'g - try private messaging - try sending a private message to
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  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 12,420
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    Alicia J said: View Post
    I now found this:

    ---------------------------------------------
    Bree said:
    ...The contents of these Windows Update settings pages are only refreshed when you check for updates, either the automatic check or manually. Set a number of days then check for updates will make the option(s) disappear straight away.

    Using Regedit to set 'DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays' or 'DeferQualtyUpdatesPeriodInDays' back to zero in the key
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings will make them visible again (after another 'check for updates').
    ------------------------------------------------------

    I called MS. The person I talked to was unaware of this known issue...

    AFAIK Microsoft have not yet officially acknowledged this bug, so I'm not surprised that their support is unaware of it. It is however an entirely reproducible effect and can easily be fixed by using Regedit to set 'DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays' or 'DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays' back to zero, then clicking 'Check for updates'.

    The above regedit adjustment is beyond my comfort zone. I have made adjustments in the registry before, but only with very specific step by step procedures.


    Open Regedit, in the address bar at the top type Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings and press the Enter key.

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    If the value for
    'DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays' or 'DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays' is anything other than 0, right-click on it and select Modify. Enter the value 0 then click OK.

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    You can then close Regedit. Go to Update & Security - Windows Update in Settings and click 'Check for updates'. The defer options will then reappear in Advanced settings.

    The bug is only that these settings disappear in Settings when you set them to anything above 0 days. They still seem to be effective in deferring updates, even if you cannot see them.
    Last edited by Bree; 02 Aug 2019 at 12:44. Reason: typos
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