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Microsoft will soon let you delay Windows 10 updates for up to 35 days

By Polycount ยท 7 replies
Apr 4, 2019
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  1. Microsoft doesn't have the best track record when it comes to rolling out stable, bug-free Windows 10 updates.

    Unfortunately for its customers, short of using Windows 10 Professional's update delay feature, or software like "ShutUp10" (which can completely switch off Windows Update), there's often no reliable way to avoid these updates; at least, not in the long run.

    Given that some updates carry serious problems, this can be particularly frustrating for many users. Fortunately, Microsoft is giving those users a small layer of protection moving forward.

    Beginning with the May 2019 Windows 10 update, Microsoft will allow customers to delay updates for up to 35 days...

    Beginning with the May 2019 Windows 10 update, Microsoft will allow customers to delay updates for up to 35 days, 7 days at a time. If you're vigilant, this may protect you long enough for Microsoft to fix any major problems that usually pop up when large updates arrive.

    It's still not a perfect solution, but for now, it's probably going to be a lot better than nothing for a large portion of Windows 10's users. I'll certainly be taking advantage of this feature, at the very least.

    Perhaps in the future Microsoft will allow its customers to only opt-in to security updates, and skip major OS-changing "upgrades." Only time will tell.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,242   +1,673

    I miss when you could pick and choose which updates you wanted
     
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  3. Aus spot

    Aus spot TS Enthusiast Posts: 45   +25

    Yeah.. been waiting on an update, so I can delay updates.
     
  4. redhat

    redhat TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +37

    No Virus Thanks win update stop
    this is the best app for stopping it for ever
     
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +708

    "Update, What Me Update?" Alfred E. Neuman
     
  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,197   +2,477

    From my experience, that is an understatement.
     
  7. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +299

    Microsoft is going to eventually find the balance between the two. They can't go back to the way Windows 7 gave your full control simply because to many *****s who thought they knew everything about computers would suggest or simply go and disable updates on friends and relatives PC's...then you end up with a Windows PC full of malware and add-ons, and you wonder what happened and blame Microsoft.
     
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  8. baskiria

    baskiria TS Booster Posts: 79   +54

    It's called Linux. :p

    Teko: people disabled updates as from time to time they deactivated pirated copies. Who wants to deal with that all the time all around the family and friends?
     
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