Windows 10: Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates

Discus and support Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; On Windows 10, quality updates download and install automatically as soon as they’re ready. On the other hand, feature updates are automatically... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by WinLatest, Jun 29, 2020.

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    Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates


    On Windows 10, quality updates download and install automatically as soon as they’re ready. On the other hand, feature updates are automatically downloaded only when your Windows 10 version is reaching the end of the support period.

    Starting with Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft says it has overhauled the Windows 10 update system and revoked update deferral feature in the Settings app, which allowed consumers and businesses to defer feature updates for up to 365 days.

    This was quietly announced by Microsoft with a change in its documentation for power users and IT pros on June 23. Windows 10 May 2020 Update or newer will no longer allow users and businesses to defer Windows 10 feature update downloads from the Settings in a bid to “prevent confusion”.

    Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates Windows-Update-defer-settings.jpg

    Microsoft noted that update deferral can still be configured by advanced users via Group Policy editor.

    While the deferral option has been removed from the Settings app, Microsoft has quietly announced a new policy that you can use to manage the features updates on Windows.

    There’s a new Registry setting that can be configured in Windows 10 version 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909 and 2004 to select the version of Windows you want to run. In other words, you can now modify the Registry and lock your device onto a specific version of Windows 10.

    The trick works until the selected version of Windows 10 remains supported by Microsoft.

    The ‘TargetReleaseVersionInfo’ entry in Registry will also allow users to disable feature update downloads for up to 365 days. If you would prefer to run a specific version of Windows 10 until the version is supported, you can follow these steps to alter Registry:

    • Open Registry editor via Windows Search or Windows Run.
    • Navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate’.
    • Right-click on ‘Windows Update’
    • Select ‘New’
    • Select ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’ and name it TargetReleaseVersion.
    • Set the value of ‘TargetReleaseVersion’ to 1.
    • Right-click on ‘Windows Update’ folder again.
    • Select ‘New’ and click on ‘String Value’.
      Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates Registry-Editor.jpg
    • Name it ‘TargetReleaseVersionInfo’ and enter Windows 10 version number as value.

    You can also enable the feature by using an elevated PowerShell prompt. To defer updates using PowerShell, run the following command in the given format:

    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /f /v TargetReleaseVersionInfo /t REG_SZ /d XXXX

    In the above format, you need to replace ‘XXXX’ with the version of Windows 10 that you want to keep using.

    Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates PowerShell.jpg

    The feature could prove useful when the update is being forced on your device or you have to defer it to prepare your device. For example, if you’re on version 1903 and you do not want to upgrade to version 2004, you can enter value ‘1903’ to stay on 1903 or ‘1909’ to get updated to version 1909.

    In other words, TargetReleaseVersionInfo is a feature update chooser, which is a step in the right direction.

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  2. P4-630 Win User

    Microsoft testing blue light reduction feature for Windows 10

    "Microsoft is slowly revealing new features in its next major update to Windows 10, and it appears blue light reduction feature might be a future addition. The software giant released a new build of Windows 10 testers yesterday with very few visible additions, but Windows enthusiasts have already started picking it apart for clues on new features. Twitter user "Core"has discovered references to a "BlueLightReduction" setting deep within the next major update to Windows 10 (codenamed Redstone 2). It appears to be a setting that will be toggled from the Action Center (notification center) in the operating system.

    F.lux has been the most popular option for Windows users looking to reduce blue light in the evenings, but Microsoft's own native toggle will bring this feature to every Windows 10 user. Apple has also integrated a similar feature in iOS 9, but it hasn't announced any plans to bring blue light reduction to Mac OS yet. Microsoft only appears to be testing the feature right now, so there's no guarantee it will ship in the update due early next year. If Microsoft does implement it fully then it will presumably be available on the mobile version of Windows 10, too.
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    Microsoft testing blue light reduction feature for Windows 10
     
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  3. Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April Update for Intel SSD 600p Series

    Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update after discovering an incompatibility issue that causes performance and stability issues. In short, the problem was explained by Microsoft as: “When attempting to upgrade to Window 10 April 2018 Update select devices with certain Intel SSDs may enter a UEFI screen reboot or crash repeatedly.” Microsoft says that this issue has no workaround and that those that have attempted to update Windows 10 to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update should revert back to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709.

    Unfortunately, the announcement by Microsoft fails to list what specific Intel SSD models are having issues with the OS update. We contacted Intel and discovered that the Intel SSD 600p Series of client drives that was first introduced to the market in 2016 is the most popular drive that is having issues.

    Source: Legit Reviews
     
    biffzinker, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. OSdevr Win User

    Microsoft reveals new trick to block Windows 10 feature updates

    Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Available Today

    Oh dear they're still pushing that. I STILL don't like the metro tiles and stuff!
     
    OSdevr, Jun 29, 2020
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