Windows 10: Deferring 'feature' updates - What happens at end of support?

Discus and support Deferring 'feature' updates - What happens at end of support? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I'm on 1803 still. Support runs out in November, after which MS push an updated build on me. I'm wondering if that is going to to be 1903/1909, or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ralphus, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. ralphus Win User

    Deferring 'feature' updates - What happens at end of support?


    I'm on 1803 still. Support runs out in November, after which MS push an updated build on me. I'm wondering if that is going to to be 1903/1909, or 1809. Needless to say, I'd rather stay on the lowest supported build, 1809.

    Will they push the latest feature update on me in November, or will I be updated to the oldest supported version?

    In can anyone wonders why I don't want the latest build, I've had far too many legacy issues, among other things, when keeping with the current build. In my opinion, the regular consumer branch is open beta, and the more conservative business branch is stable.

    :)
     
    ralphus, Jul 23, 2019
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  2. tcebob Win User

    Defer Feature Updates Blanked out After Recent Update?


    Apparently, "defer" does not refer to postponing updates to a more convenient time. Microsoft's explanation:


    • "Some Windows 10 editions let you defer upgrades to your PC. When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn't affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available."
    I had it turned on and wondered why no update had been done for over a month. It finally happened in mid afternoon when I stepped away for a break, and l had to wait quite a while to get back to work.

    The best you can do is set Active Hours, which will postpone updates until a better time of day. Active Hours is a maximum of 12 hours. I've set mine to 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Sleep mode won't stop it. But I don't think MS has a way to turn on your computer.
     
    tcebob, Jul 23, 2019
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  3. LemP Win User
    Defer Windows Updates

    What's the current suggested length of time to defer updates on Windows 10 Pro --

    -- feature updates?

    -- quality updates?
     
  4. Steve C Win User

    Deferring 'feature' updates - What happens at end of support?

    Defer Feature Updates Blanked out After Recent Update?


    I have no idea what happened but after more fiddling about with some of the suggestions above, my Defer updates function is now restored!
     
    Steve C, Jul 23, 2019
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