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Temporarily Stop Or Delay Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809

Finally, Microsoft Released Windows 10 Version 1809 aka October 2018 Update for everyone and will begin rolling out from 09 October. Every genuine windows 10 user connected to Microsoft server will receive the update via windows update. As new updates introduce new features and improvements that also bring unknown bugs, some features may not work correctly on every system configuration, and device drivers may break due to compatibility problems with the new release.




So if you are one of them not ready for install Windows 10 October 2018 update, or don’t want to disturb existing setup and do not want custom settings getting reset again by installing Windows 10 version 1809.  you can easily delay the update for a few days to read its reviews and wait for it to get more stable. Here official ways to Temporarily Stop Or Delay (Defer) Installing Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809

Delay Windows 10 version 1809 installation

If you are using Professional versions of Windows 10 ( Pro and Enterprise ) You can use the Defer Updates option in your Settings, to delay the installation of Windows 10 October 2018 update on your computer. Also, you can use the metered connection, Pause update option to delay windows update if you are windows 10 Home user.

Pause windows 10 updates

To temporarily stop the October 2018 update from downloading and installing on your device, open  Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update. Here Under “Update settings,” click the Advanced options link.

checking for windows 10 updates
checking for windows 10 updates

Here Turn on the Pause Updates toggle switch to stop feature updates download and install on your computer for up to 35 days since you turned on the option.




Defer Windows 10 October 2018 update installation

If you are looking for delay windows update more then 35 days then you can use Defer windows update option to delay windows 10 version for several months. Note: Defer update option only available on Windows 10 Pro editions ( professional, enterprise )

Using Windows settings

Open Settings -> Update & Security -> windows update -> Under “Update settings,” click the Advanced options link. Under “Choose when updates are installed,” select the readiness level that you want to delay the update:

  • Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted): Defers feature updates up to 365 days since the original release of version 1809.
  • Semi-Annual Channel: Defers feature updates up to 365 days since the update is considered stable for organizations. Usually, this happens four months after a new version becomes available in the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) branch.

To delay the update for longer than four months, click the drop-down menu under feature update includes new capabilities and improvements’. In this drop-down menu select the number of additional days you would like to defer the update for, up to a maximum of 365. And that’s it. Your device will not receive the October 2018 update until the time you’ve specified, or until you revert the settings.

defer upgrade upto 365 days
defer upgrade upto 365 days

Using Group policy

Press Windows + R, type gpedit.msc And Ok to open group policy editor, Then Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates. Here Double-click on “Select when Feature Updates are received” Set the policy enabled to activates the options that are provided

You have two options to postpone the update:

  • Defer the Feature update for up to 365 days.
  • Pause Feature updates for up to 35 days.

Block October 2018 update installation

Windows 10 Home is a more restricted version of the OS when it comes to updates. There is no any options in the Settings app to defer the October 2018 update. But you can turn on metered connection to temporarily block the update.

Open your computer’s settings by pressing Windows + I. Here, click on “Network & Internet”. Select Ethernet / WiFi connection.

Select Ethernet or WiFi connection
Select Ethernet or WiFi connection

and Turn on the Metered connection toggle switch.




Toggle on metered connection
Toggle on metered connection

Permanently Blok / Disable Windows 10 update

You can completely Disable Windows Updates Download and installation by Disable the Windows services. To do this press Win + R, Type services.msc and ok to open windows services. Now scroll download and look for Windows update service. Double click on it change the startup type Disable and stop the service next to service status as shown below image.

disable windows update service
disable windows update service

That’s all you have successfully Delayed Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809 for few days to few months. Wait some days, regularly check and read reviews about windows 10 version 1809. When you found the operating system get stable windows 10 October 2018 update working properly without any error you can disable these options to check and install the latest Windows 10 version 1809. Also, read Things To do Before Upgrade to Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809.

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