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  1. Melflormelissa's Avatar
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    Update tips


    If you switch the "pause updates" toggle on and you have the "defer feature updates" option on as well, does the former override it?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    The two work independently.

    The Defer Feature Update allows you to set a number of days to defer, this is counted from the date the feature update was released. 1903 was released on 21st May 2019, so if you defer it for 365 days windows update will not show it as available until 21st May 2020. The same applies if you defer Quality updates (cumulative updates). Windows update won't see them until that number of days after their release.

    Pausing updates stops windows update from checking for updates of any type (cumulative or feature). When the pause period is over (or if you turn off the pause) windows update will check to see if there have been any updates you've missed, taking into account any defer setting you have set.
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  3. Melflormelissa's Avatar
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    So when the paused updates resume, The deferring option will still work?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Deferring feature updates relates to major build upgrades only- e.g. builds 1903, 1909... and remains in force.
    @Bree has already stated to which pausing updates applies.

    You could also use the group policy to Notify you of the availability of an update to effectively pause updates.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    Melflormelissa said: View Post
    So when the paused updates resume, The deferring option will still work?
    Yes, the defer number of days you set determine how long after release it will be before windows update will show it as available for your machine. Pausing updates will not change any of your defer settings.
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  6. Melflormelissa's Avatar
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    Also, I'll make it download automatically but notify to install to prevent any restart problems.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    Melflormelissa said: View Post
    Also, I'll make it download automatically but notify to install to prevent any restart problems.
    I find the 'notify to download and automatic install' more useful. You still won't have to restart until you choose to go ahead, but it won't be downloading in the background without your knowledge and slowing up your internet.
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  8. Melflormelissa's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro is the best consumer version in my opinion.
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    Update tips


    How can I get control of Windows Update without doing something like disabling the service (Which isn't recommended, by the way) or using a third-party program (Which isn't ideal for me)? I'm thinking of getting 10 Pro.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, @Bree and I have given you a number of comments about using features in Pro in your other thread.

    If you have Home, build 1903 gives you a degree of control via Active Hours and
    Everything New in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update, Available Now

    Big Changes to Windows Update

    Microsoft announced it’s making big changes to the way Windows 10 updates. You’ll have much more control over the way Windows 10 installs updates—or not.

    Specifically, Windows 10 will no longer automatically install big updates like the May 2019 Update and October 2018 Update every six months without your permission. Now, you’ll see a notification and it’s your choice when you want to install the update.

    Don’t want to install the update? That’s fine. You can keep using your current version of Windows 10 for as long as it’s supported with security updates—that’s 18 months after release. But, once every 18 months, you will be forced to update to keep getting security fixes. This is much better than once every six months, and it gives you a lot more control.

    On top of that, Microsoft will now let Home users pause updates—just as Professional users can—for up to 35 days. You must pause in seven day periods, but you can pause up to five times. And, after you check for updates in Windows Update, Windows won’t automatically install them—you’ll have a choice to pause the updates, if you like.

    RELATED: Microsoft Abandons Windows 10’s Constant Forced Updates
    If you search the Tutorial section
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
    These are relevant:

    Change Active Hours for Windows Update in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Device Driver Automatic Installation in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Check for Windows Updates in Windows 10
    Limit Bandwidth of Windows Update and Store App Updates in Windows 10

    and if you look at the list of tutorials at the end of the article, you may find more links of interest.

    The simple way:
    WUMT / Sledgehammer (free):
    Controls for the most important options related to WU, and allows manual checks and selection of updates using check boxes.
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  10. Melflormelissa's Avatar
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    Save your work


    Is it redundant to tell people to do updates before working on something important or save work before restarting and getting back to it later?
    Does anyone even turn on restart notifications?
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