Disable feature updates (upgrades)

  1.    04 Apr 2017 #1

    Disable feature updates (upgrades)

    Currently I have "regular" updates disabled via GP (and occasionally I do a manual check, which then downloads and installs them).

    1. Does this setting also stop feature updates (like the upcoming "Creators update") from being automatically downloaded and installed?
    2. If I do a manual check when a feature update is available, will it be downloaded and installed, just like the regular updates?

    I assume the answer to both is YES, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

    So, is there perhaps a separate setting that would let me block feature updates permanently, while still allowing me to install regular updates like I'm doing now?
    I know there's a "defer updates" option, but that only delays them, it's not a permanent block.
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  2.    04 Apr 2017 #2

    Hi, I find this convenient. (Check for updates, then apply the option).
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    Defer features and updates can defer for months. (E.g. Pro not Home). That should give plenty of time to assess the Creator's Upgrade.

    Or, create /update your disk image, upgrade, try it, if problematic, roll back or, worst case, restore your disk image.

    I would expect the answer to 1&2 to be yes - there are various GPO options.
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  3.    05 Apr 2017 #3

    I'd rather not use 3rd party tools and I don't see anything related to feature updates there, anyway.

    I might try with WUshowhide, though. I'm guessing that could work for permanently hiding a feature update.
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  4.    05 Apr 2017 #4

    Then you can go to the site and see how it's done via GP or regedit. (Link on the tool as you can see).
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