Windows 10 Settings
Preventing an upgrade to the next version in 1607 and 1703
Only for Windows 10 Professional
Upgrading Windows 10 to a next version may have unpleasant effects.
As has been shown with the upgrade from 1607 to 1703 and in some cases a program like Maya autocad did not work anymore.
Reverse to 1607 was the solution, but not for Home users, because they were offered 1703 and stopped was not possible.
This can only be done with Professional Professional
The bottom line is that you are actually skipping a "wrong" upgrade by postponing those 6-12 months.
You will then lift the system to the next upgrade, which will hopefully not cause any problems.
In fact, you should only install every version after 6 months.
Then the Home users of guinea pigs, who have no grip on it, have already complained and hopefully the misses will have been corrected by now.
How to Defer Updates if You’ve Installed the Creators UpdateTo defer updates, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options. Scroll down and use the “Feature update” and “Quality update” options under “Choose when updates are installed” to specify how many days you want to defer updates for. Set these options back to “0” to stop deferring
Ultimately the choice is yours, but now that Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 version 1703 Settings interface to allow you to to pause or defer Windows Updates with essentially the same level of fidelity as the Local Group Policy Editor, it might just be the easier method.
to defer a Windows 10 upgrade using Group Policy
you’re looking to postpone an upgrade for a longer
period, it’s possible to delay updates for up to 180-365 days.
provides two branch readiness level for receiving feature updates. The
“Current Branch” gets updates when Microsoft considers that the
features are ready. Then the “Current Branch for Business” gets feature
updates when Microsoft confirms it’s ready for enterprise deployment. If you
want to delay updates as long as possible, you should be selecting the Windows
Update for Business (WUB) option, in addition to delaying updates for
option is also only available for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education, and
you can only configure it using the Local Group Policy editor.
defer feature updates using the Local Group Policy editor, do the following:
the Windows Key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run
gpedit.msc and press Enter
to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
the following path:
Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows
Update > Defer Windows Updates
the Select when Feature Updates are received policy.
Defer Windows Updates (gpedit)
the Enabled option.
“Options”, select the Current Branch for Business option
from the drop-down menu.
Choose for how long you want to defer upgrades. You can defer receiving feature updates up to 180-365 days
the Pause feature updates option to temporary pause major
release from downloading and installing on your PC (this is the same as using
the Defer feature updates option in Settings). The pause will
remain in effect for 60 or until you clear the check box.
Select when Feature Updates are received policy
to complete the task.
to defer Creators Update on Windows 10 Home
you’re running Windows 10 Home, as soon as the Creators Update, or another
feature update, rolls out it’ll download and install automatically. However,
you can set your Wi-Fi connection as metered, which limits how the OS access
uses an internet connection, and when enabled, updates won’t download
automatically to your PC.
defer feature updates on Windows 10 Home, do the following:
the Wi-Fi network you’re connected link.
Settings, Wi-Fi options
“Metered connection”, make sure to turn on the Set as metered
connection toggle switch.
Wi-Fi settings, Set as metered connection
The caveat with this feature is that it only works with when connected using a Wi-Fi network. However, metered connection for Ethernet adapters is available starting with the Windows 10 upgrade
method will block all kinds of updates, meaning that your computer will be
unprotected until you disable the metered connection.
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