Steps to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update

60The Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here with tons of new features and improvements that add up to a better user experience. Basically, the Creators Update will initially hit newer devices that are known to work perfectly with the update, and gradually target older machines.

In reality, the Windows 10 Creators Update may come with inevitable bugs and glitches during the initial phase. With that in mind, Microsoft allows you to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update until you are ready. Cool, isn’t it?

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

  1. Steps to schedule the Windows 10 Creators Update installation

Step one: First off, you need to launch Settings on your machine. After that, you need to click on Update & security and hit Windows Update to proceed

Step two: Once you are done, click Restart options under the “Update Settings” section

Step three: You now need to turn off the Schedule a time switch, and then select a time and data for the installation.

  1. Steps to enable Defer feature updates

Windows 10 includes “Defer feature updates”, a great option that allows to you delay the installation of major updates for up to 60 days. Here is how you can enable it.

Step one: First off, launch the Settings on your computer and then click on Updates & Security

Step two: Once you are done, you need to click the Advanced options under  “Update Settings” section then tick the box next to Defer feature updates.

Note that Defer feature updates option is available for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education only.

  1. Steps to block the Windows 10 Creators Update on Windows 10 Home

If you are now running Windows 10 Home, there is another way to block the update. In reality, Windows 10 includes a built-in feature called Metered connection. Here is how.

Step one: First off, you need to open Settings and then click on Network & internet to proceed

Step two: You now need to click on Wi-Fi. After that, click on your network and turn on the switch under Set as metered connection.

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