How to cancel the installation of Windows Update 10 October 2018 Update

How to cancel the installation of Windows Update 10 October 2018 Update

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If you want to avoid potential problems when using Windows Update 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) at an early stage, then use this guide to postpone the installation of new feature updates in Windows 10 Pro and Home

Windows 10 constantly gets updates to keep your computer safe with the latest patches for vulnerabilities, enhancements, and new features. Since updates are downloaded and installed automatically, the release of a new major functional update (such as Windows 10 October 2018 Update) in the first days after the release can lead to a large number of problems.

According to unofficial information, the development of a new functional update Windows 10 (version 1809) called October 2018 Update has come to an end. The final RTM build is Build 17763.1. A public release is scheduled for October 2.

Typically, when a new version of Windows 10 starts being delivered to users, it may still include unknown errors. In particular, some functions may not work properly on computers of a certain configuration, and device drivers may not be compatible with the new version. These are the reasons for which you should postpone the update until most of the problems have been fixed.

In this guide, you will learn how to suspend the installation of Windows update 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) on your computer using the Settings application, the local group policy editor, or using the registry and limit connection functions if you are using Windows 10 Home.

Note:
All actions specified in the article can be performed only in an account with Administrator rights.

Select the update channel

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, you can use the update channel settings to postpone new feature updates or pause quality updates.

Microsoft provides two levels of readiness to receive feature updates. Semi-annual channel (target) – Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) – the level of readiness, registered by default. Users with this level receive updates immediately after the release of the new update functions.

The “Semi-Annual Channel” level – the Semi-Annual Channel – provides for receiving updates only when Microsoft has confirmed that the functions are ready for deployment in enterprises. To delay the installation of the update as long as possible, you need to use just this option.

If you use Windows 10 in the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) branch, then you can postpone the new version for up to 365 days from the date of its initial release. When switching to the Semi-Annual Channel branch, you can postpone the new version up to 365 days, but the PC at this level of availability will receive an update of functions 4 months after it is available in the “Semi-annual channel (target)”. Thus, using the Semi-Annual Channel branch, you can totally postpone the update of functions up to 16 months.

Windows 10 Pro

How to postpone the installation of Windows 10 Pro update (version 1809) using the Settings application
To delay the installation of the update using the Settings application, follow these steps:

Open the Settings app.
Select the Update and Security section.
Select the Windows Update tab.
Click the Advanced Options link.

Under “Select when to install updates,” select the availability level of the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) or Semi-Annual Channel.
Select the number of days you want to delay the installation of Windows 10, version 1809.

Note: to postpone the installation of a new version of Windows for a maximum period, select the Semi-Annual Channel branch and select the value of 365 days. In this case, the installation of the update is blocked for 16 months.

Windows 10 Home

If you are using Windows 10 Home, then the option to block an unattended installation of Windows 10 October 2018 Update is not available to you. However, you can use the registry editor or set your wireless or wired Internet connection as limited – as a result, the updates will not be automatically downloaded to your computer.

How to postpone the installation of Windows 10 Home Update (version 1809) using the registry

In Windows 10 Home, you can delay the installation of a functional update using the system registry.

Note: Incorrectly changing the registry can lead to serious problems. It is recommended that you back up the Windows registry before performing these steps. In the Registry Editor menu, select File> Export to save the backup.

Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command window.
Type regedit and click OK to open the registry editor.
Follow this path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsUpdate \ UX \ Settings
Right-click on the Settings section and select New> DWORD Value (32 bits).
Name the new parameter BranchReadinessLevel and press Enter.
Double click on the created parameter and set the value to 20 to switch to the Semi-Annual Channel. To reach the semi-annual channel (Targeted) availability level, set the value to 10.
Click OK.

Then right-click on the Settings section and select New> DWORD Setting (32 bits).
Name the new parameter DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays and press Enter.
Double-click the created parameter and set the value from 0 to 365 to select the number of days you want to postpone the installation of Windows 10 version 1809.
Click OK and restart the system.

Note: to postpone the installation of a new version of Windows for a maximum period, select the Semi-Annual Channel branch and select the value of 365 days. In this case, the installation of the update is blocked for 16 months.