1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win10

    Re-enable previously deferred Creator's Update


    Hi, I successfully used this tutorial:
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    to defer Creator's Update in Windows 10. It did not prevent usoft from nagging me twice a day about the update, and when it does, it grays out everything else, e.g., while typing an email or writing this post :-(

    Anyway, I've done my disk backup and am now ready to install Creator's Update. I have unchecked "Pause feature updates" under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update/Defer Windows Updates/Select when Feature Updates are received.

    The question is, is there a way to make Windows start the Feature Update _now_? I have made the time to do this update and would like to just get 'er done. Thanks!
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,017
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    You can download the iso manually- note that the current build is the 'Fall Creator's Update' - 1709. 1703 was the Creator's update.
    (See tutorial in Tutorial section for how to do that- search for 'iso').
    You might like to explore recent comments on that build.

    I had Defer feature updates enabled- and that is fine for a certain time, then I was offered it - which is how that works. Using the group policy editor you can extend the time for which you defer it.

    You can try a manual check for Windows Updates in Settings.

    Make sure you've created a disk image (e.g. Macrium reflect (free) ) - not just a backup- for maximum security.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply. Windows Update already has the download, and the reason I used the tutorial was that Windows kept trying to install it despite other settings I made previously. (It was annoying because security fixes would be listed, and want to install those, but it kept sneakily adding Creator's Update to the download. I caught it in the process of installing Creator's Update after the security updates, and prevented future attempts using the gpedit settings.)

    So while I can download the .iso, is there then a way to delete the image that Windows Update already has, to recover that file's size on my SSD?
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,017
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hmm... best not to interfere with procedures like that part way through.

    You'll probably find it's not downloaded the whole thing.. just a stub.
    The usual thing to do would be to delete the content of this folder:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/softwa...der-in-windows


    Are you aware of being able to set updates to Notify (so you usually have an action centre notification, then clicking on it opens Settings to show you what the updates are- before they are downloaded?

    E.g. a tutorial here on enable disable Windows Updates and Winaero's free tweaker for convenience (with full explanation).
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Are you aware of being able to set updates to Notify
    That was the prior setting I was referring to. The problem is, you are notified of security updates, then Update tacks the Creator's Update to the end of that, and so you're left hanging in front of the Updater, waiting for it to go thru the 10 or so security updates and stopping it before it got to Creator's Update.

    (You can see I went thru this a couple times before I found the gpedit tutorial! I don't like "major" updates because they reset everything. For instance, I have a Start Button replacement tool because I hate Win8/Win10 start tiles, and a major update wipes that away...)
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,017
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    From my previous..

    The usual thing to do would be to delete the content of this folder:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/softwa...der-in-windows

    - Software Distribution

    Then try manually updating...
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    be careful ... backups and/or restore may not be available .... indows update killed 2 of my computers - 1 computer will not boot after windows creator update 1703 - cannot restore - or use any of the Microsoft troubleshooting "solutions" - needed to use a previous version (8) install cd to get to the command prompt nut sill could not find a "fix' - Lenovo ThinkPad laptop is dead - black screen - cannot boot -also a Dell Desktop - after update the Audio did not function - Also HP Desktop several apps did not function and audio did not function - Microsoft has unleashed a real problem with the 1703 update ---- BEWWARE --- delay your updates if possible - NOTE many people couple NOT even access their backup drives or any system restore functions - the 1703 - the Windows Creator Update KILLS computers ===== not good ..... I have been a windows support person since windows 3.0 nut I am now VERY disappointed in Microsoft .... very disappointed
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,017
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    The inevitability of the unpredictable is why we continually and repeatedly advocate the routine use of disk imaging.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 207
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    The inevitability of the unpredictable is why we continually and repeatedly advocate the routine use of disk imaging.
    YES indeed!
    https://goo.gl/GhUQEU
    My personal opinion is that Microsoft should include a kind of built-in 'create image functionality', in case of major updates.
    One way or the other, the restore of a Windows previous version, after a failed update, isn't exactly the same as before (= as a real image).
    At least, that is that is my experience.

    -
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