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Postpone the Installation of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


When we talk about new software updates we already know that they can be quite unstable in the beginning. This is the reason why many users prefer to postpone these updates until more time has passed.

Back in October, Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update and you might want to block it, at least for a while. The update should come first to the devices that are newer and have the latest Windows 10 version.

If you want to postpone this update because you have heard about the issues and bugs that have been reported by other users, you can do that. However, you should probably get the update as soon as it is stable enough.


How to delay the installation of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Microsoft probably notified you already that there is one update available. If you want to postpone its installation here is what you have to do:

  • Open Update & Security by pressing Windows key + I.
  • Select Windows Update and then click Restart options.

You should see a Schedule a time toggle. Slide it to on and then you will have the option to select the date and time for the update. Simply enter the day and the hour which are convenient for you.

Windows 10 Pro method

If you have Windows 10 Pro, there is another alternative available for you. You are able to delay the installation for up to one year after the update has been released.

  • Open Update & Security by pressing Windows key + I.
  • Select Advanced Options, click Choose how updates are installed.

Choose between Current Branch and Current Branch for Business. Both options can delay the update up to 365 days, but the second one will count from the day when the update can be downloaded by businesses.

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