Windows 10: Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

Discus and support Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; My biggest issue with this is I really wish there was an option to turn off driver updates. I do not want Microsoft changing my drivers on me,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Mike89, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Mike89 Win User

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10


    My biggest issue with this is I really wish there was an option to turn off driver updates. I do not want Microsoft changing my drivers on me, especially video card drivers. With nvidia drivers there is an option to control what components you want installed. This option is not available when Windows 10 automatically installs a new driver, it installs the whole package.

    :)
     
    Mike89, Feb 17, 2016
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  2. SarahKong Win User

    Windows 10 Cumulative updates not showing up in windows updates (Windows 10 Home version 1709)

    I would recommend deferring those updates.

    I have done that on my PC even though it is a compatible PC.

    Go Start - Settings - Update and Security - Advanced Options.

    I have feature updates deferred for 120 days and quality updates to the max for 30 days. Plus i have updated paused.

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/block-windows-...
     
    SarahKong, Feb 17, 2016
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  3. SarahKong Win User
    Latest Windows 10update on Surface Pro

    I have blocked these updates on my Surface Pro because you are right they are hostile. Especially if you are using a Surface Dock too.

    To do this go to Settings - Update and Security - Advanced Options.

    Feature Updates i have it deferred 120 days.

    Quality Update i have it deferred the max 30 days.

    And i have Updates set to Pause

    Also make sure Give me updates for other Microsoft products when i update Windows is unchecked.

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/block-windows-...
     
    SarahKong, Feb 17, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    Brink, Feb 17, 2016
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  5. Mike89 Win User
    I've seen that but what I've read from people who have tried it is this doesn't stop Windows 10 Update from continuing to update drivers for devices already installed. This just stops Windows 10 from installing drivers for a device that is installed after Windows 10 is installed, like say plugging in a printer or something. Each time Windows 10 Update receives a new driver after the fact, it's still going to install it automatically.
     
    Mike89, Feb 18, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Feb 18, 2016
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  7. jmsnyc Win User
    What if you are a windows insider but you defer upgrades ? Would that work ? I am on Education so I have the option. Windows 10 insider has been releasing builds so often recently. I think I am on slow too. But I do not want to revert my system to get out of the insider program
     
    jmsnyc, Jun 22, 2016
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    Hello jmsnyc, *Smile

    Deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available, but I don't think it will affect Insider build updates.

    If you like, you could disable automatic updates, and just not install the Insider build until you're ready.

    How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for Windows Update in Windows 10
     
    Brink, Jun 22, 2016
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  9. If I use the registry edit option to defer upgrades can I just uncheck the box in Windows Update > Advanced Options to turn off the defer upgrades setting?

    Or is it locked until the registry is edited to allow the upgrades again?
     
    tatersandeggs, Jul 23, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello tatersandeggs, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    Yes, you can use either option to toggle the same setting on or off.
     
    Brink, Jul 23, 2016
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  11. Yes I I looked at the regeditor and if you uncheck the "defer upgrades box" the dword value changes back to 0.

    What I need is a way to lock this setting to defer upgrades so that a user doesn't accidentally/on purpose change it.

    Thanks for your help and quick response BTW.
     
    tatersandeggs, Jul 23, 2016
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    If you have Windows 10 Pro installed, you could set the group policy below for this.

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update/Defer Windows Updates


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    Brink, Jul 23, 2016
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  13. Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    Oh excellent! Thanks Brink-my man. I have been searching all morning for documentation on this.

    You rock buddy!
     
    tatersandeggs, Jul 23, 2016
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  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jul 23, 2016
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    This tutorial has been updated for OPTION ONE and OPTION TWO. *Smile
     
    Brink, Feb 18, 2017
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