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How To Delay Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 !!!


If you are looking for Stop, delay Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 or you simply prefer to wait to make sure that the update is stable enough, read on, as we show you how to delay October 2018 Update easily and wait for it to get more stable.

Why don’t you want the windows 10 October 2018 Update?

Major updates to Windows 10 bring new features, bug fixes and several improvements to the operating system. However, sometimes they may also cause stability problems for a few systems. That’s you can Delay or Defer upgrade for flew days, Take a review about the new update causing any issue, bug or not And when it gets stable you can upgrade to latest fall creators update.

How to delay windows 10 October 2018 Update?

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If you’re using Windows 10  Professional,  Enterprise, or Education you can use Defer update or pause update to avoid receiving it immediately. But if you are windows 10 Home basic user, Continue Reading we have some tweaks to Delay windows 10 update for both Windows 10 Home & Pro users.

Defer Upgrade For Windows 10 Pro users

Check your windows version if you are using windows 10 Home skip this step. Only windows 10 pro, enterprise, and education users apply this method to delay the windows 10 April 2018 update. But your system will still continue to receive all the necessary security patches. This will help patch any security vulnerability in the version you’re running.

Press Windows + I to open Settings Then click on “Update & Security”. Here under update settings click on Advanced options. A new window should now open up, Scroll down to the “Choose when updates are installed” section. Here Choose ‘Semi-Annual Channel’ from the drop-down menu Changing this setting from the ‘Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)’ to ‘Semi-Annual Channel‘, previously known as ‘Current Branch for Business’, typically defers feature updates like the windows 10 April 2018 update for about four months.

Defer Upgrade For Windows 10 Pro users
Defer Upgrade For Windows 10 Pro users

By default, all Windows 10 users are placed in the “Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)”  of updates. This means that you get all the updates that are released by Microsoft as soon as they are available for your specific computer or device. Based on Microsoft’s data about your system’s compatibility with the latest update, you may receive the update immediately, or after a couple of weeks or months, after driver and app compatibility improves.

If you want to delay the installation of significant feature updates, like windows 10 April 2018 update, you must place your system in the  “Semi-Annual Channel.” This will receive updates includes regular security updates, But didnt upgrade to latest feature update. 

If you are looking for delay the update for longer than four months, click the dropdown menu under feature update includes new capabilities and improvements’. In this dropdown menu select the number of additional days you would like to defer the update for, up to a maximum of 365. And that’s it. Your device will not receive the Windows 10 April 2018 update until the time you’ve specified, or until you revert the settings.

number of days to defer windows 10 spring creators update
number of days to defer windows 10 April 2018 update

Set policy To Defer windows 10 Upgrade

Also, you can set policy using Windows Group policy editor to delay defer windows 10 windows 10 April 2018 update. This is also applicable to Windows 10 Pro users only because group policy feature is not available on Windows 10 Home.

Press Win + R, type gpedit.msc And hit the enter key. Now Navigate to the following folder: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates. Here Double-click on “Select when Feature Updates are received” to open the policy setting. Set the policy enabled to activates the options that are provided. You have two options to postpone the update:

  • Defer the Feature update for up to 365 days.
  • Pause Feature updates for up to 35 days.

Set As Metered connection to Block Windows 10 update/upgrade

Note: While this method works on all editions of Windows 10, it blocks out all background network related tasks such a Windows Store downloads or the Start Menu’s live updates. Although priority updates will still continue to be downloaded via the Windows Update, it will block the windows 10 April 2018 update.

Press Windows + I to open your computer’s settings click on “Network & Internet”. Here Under “Network status”, click on change connection properties.

change connection properties
change connection properties

A new window will open, Scroll down and toggle on the set as metered connection button.

Set as metered connection on windows 10
Set as metered connection on windows 10

And that’s it. Windows 10 will now assume that you have a limited data plan and will not download updates.

Disable windows update service to permanently delay

Also you can Disable windows update service to permanently delay windows 10 October 2018 Update until you turn it on. This is not recommended but you can try if you really don’t want the latest Windows 10 upgrade.

Press windows +R, type services.msc and ok key to open windows services. Next scroll down and double click on windows update service. A new pop up will open here change the startup type Disable and Stop the service next to service status. Click apply and ok to make save changes, Now onward windows didn’t start the update service or never check for latest available updates.

Disable windows update service
Disable windows update service

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That’s all you have successfully pause, defer or Delay windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809). You can change the settings any time to get the latest windows updates immediately. Have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, read How To Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates Installation.