Windows 10: Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update?

Discus and support Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Well, I guess I am afraid of getting updates as soon as they are offered. So, can we delay this Fall update now scheduled for 17 October? 93371 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MPSAN, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. MPSAN Win User

    Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update?

    Well, I guess I am afraid of getting updates as soon as they are offered. So, can we delay this Fall update now scheduled for 17 October?

    MPSAN, Sep 13, 2017
  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Windows 10 Fall Craetors Update

    October 17th is the proposed release date for the Creators Fall Update . . . I assume the Media Creation Tool will be updated for that date as well, so we can get the ISO!
    DaveM121, Sep 13, 2017
  3. Windows 10 1709 Enterprise on MSDN or VLSC?

    They should be up October 17th 2017. So, next week Tuesday.
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 13, 2017
  4. Bree New Member

    Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update?

    There are still some who are waiting for the Creators Update to be delivered, so you may not see the Fall Creators Update for some time anyway.

    If you have Pro, you can choose to delay Features Updates like the Fall Creators Update. The Creators Update improved these settings, now giving you the option to switch from Current Branch that gets them straight away to the Current Branch for Business which gets them much later.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    If you are on Home you don't have these options, but you can hide the Features Update once it is offered for your machine.

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10

    Personally I embrace change and manually update as soon as it is available, in the case of the Creators Update that was made available a week ahead of launch through the Update Assistant and the Media Creation Tool.

    Of course, as I take the precaution of always having a recent system image for my machine I could always restore that if there was a problem. On this forum we constantly recommend imaging your PC to an external drive as a way to recover from problems, or even from a dead hard drive. Macrium Reflect is what most recommend.
  5. MPSAN Win User
    OH...I do have Pro and had used gpedit before. Mine do say Current Branch for Business. I guess that means I can wait. *Wink

    I also do have full (Macrium Reflect) images in case of issues.
    MPSAN, Sep 13, 2017
  6. Bree New Member
    Fall Creators Update won't become CBB until, at the earliest, the next Features Update is released. So, yes - you can wait. *Smile
  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Like @Bree, as soon as a new upgrade is available for download, I grab it and install it manually. Never have had any issues yet, but the dozen computers on my home network all have clean installs of Windows 10 - starting as early as build 10240 all the way to 15063 on various computers. In my experience, the key to successful upgrades is to start with a clean install of Windows 10 and then watch the systems for signs of trouble. Most of my computers started with 10240 and all have upgraded up the Windows 10 path to the current update.

    Also, I don't mess with Windows too much. I believe most people have problems with upgrades because there was something wrong with their system before the upgrade that should have been fixed before. And I don't mess around with trying elaborate fixes. I might try a repair install over the top of a problem, but if I am not sure that has restored everything 100%, I just do a clean install. I create junction links in my user profile to divert data files to a second install HDD so my data is fairly safe. And it gets backed up to a NAS periodically. All of my problems requiring re-installs have been because I tinkered with it, though.
    NavyLCDR, Sep 13, 2017
  8. MPSAN Win User

    Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update?

    Well, I can wait and I am not about to do clean installs and then load my software back on.
    MPSAN, Sep 13, 2017
  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    It really won't matter. If you have a problem that is going to prevent the update from installing, it will prevent it from installing the day it comes out, or six months after it comes out. I don't clean install every update. I'm just saying that all of my computers have started with a clean install of Windows 10 sometime in the past.
    NavyLCDR, Sep 13, 2017
  10. Bree New Member
    Yes, I think that's the key to a successful upgrade. I have the Start menu customised to my tastes, but only by using the methods Microsoft provides. I avoid tweaking tools and third-party shells. They may work for a while, but it worries me that they may cause unexpected problems further down the line.

    My main machine started with an OEM Windows 7. I did a factory reset to get a clean OS, applied all the MS updates then installed my software. That was then successfully upgraded to the initial 10240 release of Windows 10 and has been upgraded to each subsequent version, now running Creators update without a problem.
  11. MPSAN Win User
    I agree that third party tools can stop working and they do not have to fix shell or file managers!
    MPSAN, Sep 13, 2017
  12. Steve C Win User
    I usually wait a while before installing major updates to give MS time to sort out the obvious software bugs which they seem incapable of spotting in their software development. Also, see this post which might make you think twice before installing the Fall Update Bashware: Malware Can Abuse Windows 10's Linux Shell
    Steve C, Sep 13, 2017
  13. Can we or should we delay October 17th Fall Update?

    The AU is good till 2023 so I would think the CU would be good till some time after that.
    Josey Wales, Sep 13, 2017
  14. cereberus Win User
    In the end, make an image backup, upgrade and try it.

    The way Windows 10 is run as a service now with a new upgrade every six months, waiting for the bugs to be ironed out is largely a pointless thing to do i.e. old bugs get fixed, new ones introduced. Besides where is the fun of living in the past?

    Also, from a security viewpoint, keeping up to date is a good plan.
    cereberus, Sep 13, 2017
  15. fireberd Win User
    I already have much of the fall creator's upgrade as I'm in the Insider Program. The last couple of Insider Win 10 versions have displayed "welcome to the fall creators upgrade" when they first initialize. Nothing is "broke" on my Insider edition which is dual boot (on a separate SSD) with my Win 10 Pro production system. I use my production system for my home recording studio (Cakewalk Sonar) so I keep it fairly "vanilla". I have Cakewalk Sonar installed on the Insider installation, too and it is all working - no problems.
    fireberd, Apr 5, 2018

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