Thursday July 28, 2016

How To Temporarily Delay The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Not quite ready for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? You can actually delay the update for up to four months simply by changing a single setting. Hopefully this works better than trying to opt out of the free Windows 10 offer.

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If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can delay the upgrade by at least four months. In version 1511, go to Settings > Update and Security > Advanced Options and click the Defer Upgrades check box. That option moves your PC from the Current Branch (which gets feature updates as soon as they're released to the public) to the Current Branch for Business. With that option turned on, you will continue to get regular security updates but won't have to deal with that big upgrade for at least four months -- until Microsoft declares that it's ready for the Current Branch for Business.