In order to align Windows 10 major updates with Office 365 Pro Plus and simplify deployment cycles, Microsoft has merged the Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business (CBB) in a single update branch "Semi-Annual Channel". It will be a new twice-yearly release cadence.
When it comes to installing a new feature update, also known as build upgrade, it always takes a lot of time before you can use your PC again. Windows 10 makes a copy of the currently installed OS version, some user files, downloads a new build through your Internet connection and then installs it. Microsoft has reworked this procedure to make it faster and reduce the PC downtime.
Sometimes you might need to uninstall an update you received through the Windows Update service. There are a number of situation you may want to get rid of it. For example, some update can affect the stability of the operating system on your hardware, or you want to remove the telemetry. Here is how you can uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10.
Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it is possible to limit the Windows Update bandwidth and prevent Windows 10 from using all of your Internet connection to download huge updates. Let's see how to configure this useful feature.
A number of users are interested in delaying the upgrade to the next Windows 10 feature update when it becomes available. There are many reasons for this. Most users don't want to disturb their existing setup and do not want their custom settings getting reset again by the new OS version. Here is the official way to defer upgrades in Windows 10.
When updates are available, Windows 10 sometimes shows a big fullscreen popup with the "Get updates" button. The bad thing about this popup is that it locks all input. You cannot switch to other apps and you cannot even use the Alt+Tab until you click the Get Updates button. This is very annoying. Here is how you can get rid of the "Updates are available" popup in Windows 10.
Windows 10 is set to check for updates automatically unless you disable this feature manually. Sometimes you need to change its settings, manually check for updates or view the update history in Windows 10. You can save your time and add a Windows Update context menu to Desktop to access Windows Update features faster.
A few days ago, it came to our knowledge that Microsoft was going to download some updates even if your connection was set as metered. This change seems to be very unpleasant for many users. Today, Microsoft made an official statement which explains their new update policy.
As you may already know, Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 15058 recently. This is the latest build as of this writing which represents the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. It changes the policy on how Windows Update will work when your connection is metered.
Microsoft has announced big improvements to Windows Update some time ago. The UUP feature, which was added to Windows recently, is intended to bring delta updates to Windows 10 and save your bandwidth.