Will I Actually Be Able to Defer Upgrades...?


  1. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Will I Actually Be Able to Defer Upgrades...?


    So, I have Windows 10 Pro now after I couldn't stand the constant updates that ended up often making my computer worse, but even with "Defer Upgrades," I'm still forced to pick a time to download within the next few days. I was under the impression I could at least wait a few weeks before needing a feature update/upgrade and having to fear an automatic restart and waiting an hour to use my computer.

    This happened last week even with "Defer Upgrades" on and it was a security update so I'm okay with that, but now there's a features upgrade that I got a pop-up I was pestered with and scheduled a time for Thursday. Then I read that "Defer Upgrade" should mean that you don't get this crap for another month so I turned off the "schedule time" thing.

    Then I got another pop-up for it (pictured) and pressed "snooze." Does that mean it'll still force the update on me the moment I restart or am I good? I have version 1607 and OS Build 14393.1480 if that helps... I still want to get updates, but I really would like them less than once a week.
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  2. Posts : 43,373
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    With the Creator's build (Pro) you can defer updates to 30 days and feature upgrades to 365 days.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    What Does “Defer Upgrades” in Windows 10 Mean?

    Further, you can set updates to notify before download.

    You should not use this to avoid updates, or reduce their frequency, unless you are experiencing particular difficulty or have PCs in particularly sensitive roles. I've not experienced updates causing problems for the last year approx.

    A typical period of difficulty may be the first couple of updates after the release of a new build.

    Always act defensively; I make sure that I update my disk image set before updating; I have control of that as I have updates set to notify; download is then manual.

    Using Active hours (extended to 18 hours in the Creator's build) helps to avoid unexpected restarts, but having updates set to notify is much better. I've never had an unexpected restart.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    With the Creator's build (Pro) you can defer updates to 30 days and feature upgrades to 365 days.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    What Does €œDefer Upgrades€ in Windows 10 Mean?

    Further, you can set updates to notify before download.

    You should not use this to avoid updates, or reduce their frequency, unless you are experiencing particular difficulty or have PCs in particularly sensitive roles. I've not experienced updates causing problems for the last year approx.

    A typical period of difficulty may be the first couple of updates after the release of a new build.

    Always act defensively; I make sure that I update my disk image set before updating; I have control of that as I have updates set to notify; download is then manual.

    Using Active hours (extended to 18 hours in the Creator's build) helps to avoid unexpected restarts, but having updates set to notify is much better. I've never had an unexpected restart.
    Thank you very much! I just got my computer a few weeks ago, so that may be part of why it's been so aggressive about updates. I suppose I'll need to get the creator's upgrade if that's the case.
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  4. Posts : 32,231
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Coopernr said:
    I just got my computer a few weeks ago, so that may be part of why it's been so aggressive about updates. I suppose I'll need to get the creator's upgrade if that's the case.
    If this was a brand new computer it's common OEM practice that the installed OS may not be the latest, and should update itself on first use. The download of the Creators Update would have begun before you had a chance to turn on Defer updates, having already started the update it would have been too late to defer it.
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  5. Posts : 43,373
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    You can check your current build thus:
    Windows key + R, winver

    Given that number, you can even correlate that with the threads per update in the News section here.
    Or look at your Update History.
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