when I elect delayed update, will a fixed version be added if needed?

  1. Posts : 19
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    when I elect delayed update, will a fixed version be added if needed?

    I wish to maximize system stability, and I am aware that certain former updates were premature, and stability was sacrificed.

    So if I set Windows Update to install 3 weeks after the 2nd Tuesday, what actually happens if a problem with the update is realized after the second Tuesday? Would Microsoft fix the actual update and substitute the fixed update for the original? And then, when +3 weeks rolls around, my machine would download the fixed version?

    I selected +3 weeks last month, but this month, without any interaction from me, it has reset it to +1 week. Is that normal? What delay period is the safest for my concerns?


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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    When MS fixes issues with updates can be unpredictable. After a feature upgrade, that may be several updates on.

    Updates are normally cumulative so if one is missed, the next one will deliver its content.

    If you wish to take control, then
    - if you have Pro, set updates to 'Notify' using Group Policy.

    If you have Home, use one of the various 3rd party utlities which have been mentioned many times to disable Windows Update and let you manually scan for and select updates.

    One such is Option 7 in the tutorial on disabling automatic Windows Updates.
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  3. Posts : 19
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    Thread Starter

    determining update safety

    ok, I have Pro, so that's simpler.

    But how do I know if a previous update was, in the end, a safe one to install?
    Is there a good site to monitor?
    "Well, it looks like most people did not have an issue with last October's update..."
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,386
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Thank you for your reply.

    Read the article per update per build in the News section and comments following.

    Do a general search on the update.

    Don't install feature updates immediately- wait at least until the next major update has been released.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your advice, Dalchina.
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