How To Defer Upgrades in Windows 10

What does Deferring Windows Upgrades mean?

Selected editions of Windows 10 allow user’s to defer upgrades, which also ensures that the important software don’t break. In Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise upgrades can be delayed up to four months. In Windows 10 Pro users cannot disable automatic updates even though there is a way to turn off Windows updates- which is never recommended. Here we will demonstrate you how users can defer upgrades in Windows 10. Follow the below mentioned steps and get rid of the upgrades notification in Windows 10. Deferring Windows updated do not affect security updates. The option for deferring Windows 10 upgrades is limited. The Enterprise, Education editions of Windows 10, Professionals, all have “Defer Windows” option whereas in standard versions of windows 10 available on most new PCs, lack this option, however by following the options mentioned below users will be able to defer the upgrades in Windows 10.

STEP 1 :- Go to Settings Option(Windows Key+I).

First, User need to open Setting option available in Windows 10. The shortcut for the same, which can be used to do it quickly is by clicking on the shortcut in the Start Menu or press Windows+I on keyboard.

STEP 2 :-Open(Click) Update & Security.

In Setting, select the option Update and Security from the categories. On the left side user should make sure that Windows Update is selected.

STEP 3 :- Open or Click Advanced Option.

At the bottom click on the Advanced option link.

STEP 4 :- Check(Mark) the box-Defer upgrades.

By checking the box for Defer Upgrades, The work for deferring the Windows upgrades will be accomplished.

By following this method user will be able to :-

  • Defer Windows Upgrades.
  • The Windows deferment will occur for a couple of months, Quality updates may get deferred by thirty days and feature updates will not be installed for up to 6 months.
  • Installation of security updates will happen immediately , but features getting deferred.

These features(deferring windows updates) is mainly useful in business process where users wants to play safe but for Windows lovers and enthusiasts who want to see new features and options in their windows and being offered immediately, they do not need to defer upgrades.

By following the above mentioned steps, the OS moves from the current branch of Windows updates to Current branch for business means adjusting these settings puts you on special update channel know as Current branch of business. Now this version of Windows 10 do not receive feature upgrades compared to others. As per Microsoft, when User defer upgrades, they are not forced to install feature updates for several months.