How to Block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from Auto Installing

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, came into the market in October. And surely there were many you could not wait to experience its awesome features. Microsoft auto rolled out the features like Mixed Reality, Fluent design, one drive file on demand and much more. But, on the other hand, there were many who want to delay or hold a wait to see how it works. No doubt, blocking the Windows 10 auto installing is a wise decision for it comes with a plethora of errors like a black screen with cursor and etc. This Windows 10 has a major rollout for it has a lot of bugs and drivers, not working errors.

Block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

So it is better to wait for few months until these bugs or errors are not solved. Well for that you need to block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from Auto-Installing. This can be done using various methods that are mentioned here for you to roll out.

Block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Method 1- Defer Windows 10 Using Update Settings

Also Read: How to Manually Update Drivers in Windows 10

Step 1- Open Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced.

Step 2- Choose when updates are installed > Current Branch/Current Branch for Business.

Step 3- Now select the number of days (to 365).

Method 2- Block Windows 10 Update using Group Policy

To defer Windows 10 installation with this method follow the steps-

Step 1- Open Run box type gpedit.msc in.

Step 2- Navigate to this path:

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

Step 3- Now double-click > “Select when Feature Updates are received” >  Select Enabled.

Step 4- Under “Options” > select the Current Branch for Business.

Step 5- Now choose for how long you want to defer the updates up to 365 days.

Step 6- The pause will remain for 60 days.

Step 7- Click Apply.

Method 3- Delay Windows 10 update by Metered Connection-

Step 1- Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Go to the network connection in use > select it.

Step 3- Toggle on the Metered connection switch option.

Method 4- Set Ethernet as Metered

Step 1- Open Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet.

Step 2- Click on the wired Ethernet connection.

Step 3- Turn on the Set as metered connection > prevent background usage.

These methods will temporarily delay the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing automatically. But updates are crucial to protect your device and data from hackers and viruses.

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