Delaying updates

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  1. Posts : 12,589
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #1

    Delaying updates


    A quote from a newsletter I got today:
    Microsoft removes manual deferrals from Windows Update by IT pros 'to prevent confusion' | ZDNet
    "Last year, we changed update installation policies for Windows 10 to only target devices running a feature update version that is nearing end of service. As a result, many devices are only updating once a year. To enable all devices to make the most of this policy change, and to prevent confusion, we have removed deferrals from the Windows Update settings Advanced Options page starting on Windows 10, version 2004."

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  2. Posts : 62,329
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    The Choose when updates are installed feature to defer feature and quality updates in this tutorial appears to no longer be available starting with Windows 10 version 2004 and higher.

    If you like, you can still pause updates instead.

    OR

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 25,381
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    There are increasing less reasons to chose Pro over Home...
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  4. Posts : 7,235
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    This is disappointing. However you can still use the Group Policy method to defer updates and a feature update will not be installed until you permit it.
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  5. Posts : 36,383
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    See too:
    Windows News: TargetReleaseVersionInfo

    which adds details on this:
    Ed discovered that there’s a Registry setting you can use in any recent version of Win10 Pro or Enterprise (version 1803 or later) to lock your computer onto a specific version of Win10. If you want to stay on Win10 version 1903, for example, set this TargetReleaseVersionInfo registry key to 1903 and Microsoft won’t push you to 1909 or 2004 or 20H2.
    @Brink - might be interesting enough to add to the tutorial.
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  6. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    Hi dalchina, I followed the link last night for the registry setting, and this morning I no longer have the message in Windows Update about v 2004 coming, so it works really well. I wish to stay on 1909 for a while yet, and this will make sure I do. Thank you for posting this.Delaying updates-windows-update.png
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  7. Posts : 36,383
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

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  8. Posts : 62,329
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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  9. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #9

    For those Windows 10 Home users that don't have Group Policy, I would suggest Windows Automatic Updates Manager, or the Windows Update MiniTool.
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  10. Posts : 16,396
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #10

    dalchina said:
    For anybody interested, the link that @dalchina is referring to is here . . .

    Windows News: TargetReleaseVersionInfo.

    The Tutorial for this can be found in @Brink's Post #8 above!

    I hope this helps!
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