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How to Delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Do you want to delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing ? There are many reasons for this. Most users don’t want to disturb their existing setup and do not want their custom settings getting reset again by the version 1709. While some users may want to download and install the Fall Creators Update immediately on release, others may want to delay the installation of the update. Maybe because additional testing is required before deployment, or to wait and see how the update is perceived and if users who install it report major issues.

While Microsoft has been getting better on rolling out big updates, bugs and issues aren’t uncommon in the early days, so if that’s something you’d like to avoid you’ll want to delay downloading and installing the update. Here is the official way to postpone the upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

You can use the Defer Updates option in your Settings, to delay the installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your computer. Professional versions of Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise for instance, come with options to defer the update. This option is not available in Home editions of Windows 10. Here we discuss different ways to Delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installation on your computer.

Defer the upgrade (Win 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education)

Professional editions of Windows 10 come with options to defer updates. This can be set either in the Settings application or by using policies.

Note : If you are Windows 10 Home basic User Skip This step.

Using the Settings application

The very same options that you find in the policy are also available in the Settings application. Tap on Windows-I to open the Settings application, and go to Update & Security > Advanced Options.

Open Windows 10’s settings by pressing Windows + I. Here, click on “Update & Security”.  Under the “Update Settings” section, click on “Advanced options”.

Defer windows upgrade setting
Defer windows upgrade setting

A new window should now open up. Scroll down to the “Choose when updates are installed” section. Here, click on the drop-down menu to defer the “feature updates”, as shown in the image below.

defer windows 10 updates
defer windows 10 updates

Here, you can select the number of days to defer the Fall Creators Update for. For example, I’ve selected to defer the update for 365 days, but you may choose any number as per your preferences. And that’s it. Your device will not receive the Fall Creators Update until the time you’ve specified, or until you revert the settings.

Using Group Policy

First open the Group Policy Editor in the following way: Press Win + R, type gpedit.msc And hit enter key. Now Navigate to the following folder: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates.

Here Double-click on “Select when Feature Updates are received” to open the policy setting. Set the policy enabled to activates the options that are provided.

How to Defer the upgrade
How to Defer the upgrade

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.

Delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – ( Home Users )

If you are windows 10 home basic User you don’t have Defer update option to set option Delay fall creators update. Here some Extra tweak to Avoid fall Creators update installation on Home Basic computer.

Open your computer’s settings by pressing Windows + I. Here, click on “Network & Internet”. Under “Network & Internet”, go to “Wi-Fi”, and then click on the name of the network you’re connected to. Here, under “Metered connection”, you’ll find a toggle called “Set as metered connection”Turn this on and you’re done.

Configure metered connection windows 10
Configure metered connection windows 10

And that’s it. Windows 10 will now assume that you have a limited data plan and will not download updates while being connected to this WiFi network.

Disable Windows 10 Updates Completely

Alternatively, you can completely Disable Windows Updates Download and installation by Disable the Windows services.  For this press Win + R, Type services.msc and hit enter key. Now scroll download and look for Windows update service. Double click on it change the start up type Disable and stop the service next to service status as shown bellow image.

disable windows update service
disable windows update service

These are some tweaks to Delay Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Disable Windows 10 Auto update installation etc. I hope you find this helpful, have any query, suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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