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Postpone the Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update

A number of users are interested in delaying the upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update. 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 Creators Update. Here is the official way to postpone the upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update.

Windows 10 allows the user to delay updates coming to the operating system. This option can be used to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update. Here is how it's done.

  1. Open the Settings app. settings colored
  2. Go to Update & security -> Windows Update. Windows 10 settings update and security
  3. On the right, click Advanced options. Windows 10 Windows update
  4. On the next page, enable the option Defer feature updates as shown below: Windows 10 defer feature updates

That's it.

When you enable the Defer feature updates option, it switches your update channel from the Current Branch to Current Branch for Business. Unlike the Current Branch, the Current Branch for Business won't get feature updates as soon as they are released to the public. Updates delivered to the Current Branch for Business are more polished and stable due to this redistribution model. So, you will get additional time before Windows 10 Creators Update is installed on your PC.

Feature updates are deferred by at least four months for Current Branch for Business. Note that this option is not available for Windows 10 Home editions.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

4 thoughts on “Postpone the Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update”

  1. i cant see it on build 14393 so i’m guessing its only available on the creators update which defeats the purpose for most of us

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