How to delay or defer installation of Windows 10 Creators Update

Some of you may want to adopt the policy of wait-and-watch and read the reports about Windows 10 Creators Update v1703 and its performance. It is a fact that Windows 10 updates do tend to create problems for a few – those few may be a very small number, but nevertheless, they exist.

While Microsoft has tested the latest Windows 10 Creators Update final build, there still could be some problems which may need to be addressed after it is made publicly available. Delaying the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update by a month or two will give Microsoft the time to iron out and fix any possible bugs that may exist in this new upgrade.

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You can use the Defer Updates option in your Settings, to delay the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer. This post will show you how to do it.

From the Winx Menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Under Windows Update, click on the Advanced options link.

There under the Choose how updates are installed category, check the Defer upgrades setting.

When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates, however.

So if you are unsure about installing the new Windows 10 Creators Update right away and would prefer to wait for a month or two and check reports about it, you may select this Defer upgrade option to delay the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer.

Do note that this setting is available in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise & Windows 10 Education editions only.

What are you planning? Will you install the update right away, wait for Windows Update to offer it to you at the right time or delay installing it? Would love to hear your plans.

TIP: In Windows 10 v1703, you can Pause or Delay/Defer Updates up to 365 days via Settings.

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