Windows 10: Not updating a build on Home

  1.    05 Dec 2017 #1

    Not updating a build on Home

    This is an academic question rather than any desire to do so.

    Suppose I wanted to skip a build on Home for whatever reason, I know you can disable updates but that stops all updates.

    Now I know that if you install a build in a virtual hard drive, you cannot do a build upgrade but you still get normal security and cumulative updates.

    My question is what will happen if you do this - the build upgrades get downloaded at least once but the installer will refuse to install it. So will it keep trying to reinstall it, will it keep redownloading files etc.?
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  2. Posts : 20,975
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       05 Dec 2017 #2

    Currently some of the computers that I use have frozen windows versions. The builds had continued to update.
    For Windows 10 version 1607 the build is 14393.1914
    For Windows 10 version 1703 the build is 15063.726
    At unpredictable times windows will attempt to upgrade the version and will fail. However the builds get updated by automatic windows updates.
    Windows defender can always be updated manually if you have additional security concerns.
    So there is no on off switch and this is a trade off for those that don't want to upgrade.
    To upgrade these computers it would require fixing the problems found in the Panther logs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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