How to delay the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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

Delay the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

We have seen how you can get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update by three methods, viz. Windows Update, Media Creation Tool or the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. But if you are one of those who wants to delay the installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your computer, you may do the following.

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 version now and want to check how reports about it for a while, you may select this Defer upgrade option to delay the installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC.

This setting is available in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise & Windows 10 Education editions only.

Let us know your reasons if you do decide to use this option.

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