Windows 10 Creators Update
If you want to avoid any nasty Creators Update surprises. You can delay the upgrading by doing this.
Because of Windows 10’s sketchy past of major updates you may desire to hold off for the time being.
On April 11, they will release a major update, the Creators Update.
Their last major update to the OS, the Anniversary Update, because of a string of bugs left some computers with frozen systems and broken webcams, and were not discovered until after the updates last summer.
Although Microsoft has plenty of users testing the pre-release of the OS, it’s sometimes better to be safe than sorry and hold off on installing the updates.
For users running the Enterprise or Pro versions of Windows 10 here are some tips for delaying it for at least 4 months, if you computer is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or via a mobile data connection, try configuring the connection as a ‘Metered connection’, which limits updates to those Microsoft deems critical.
Go to the Start Menu, to Settings, then to Network & Internet → Wi-Fi. Left click on the network name your PC is connected to, and set the Wi-Fi link as a Metered connection, on.
If you are a Home user there is no easy way of to stop the update.
However, with the Creators Update Home users will get defer updates, with the addition of a Snooze function that will allow users to delay its installation, indefinitely if they so choose. Users will also be able to pick a time when the update should be installed, a little late, but still good.
If you have the Enterprise, Education, or Pro versions you will get even more control over updates, with the ability to postpone major updates 365 days and minor updates and fixes up to 30 days.
Although April 11, is the time the updates are scheduled, it is more than likely that it will take several months like it did for the Anniversary Update.
If you would like to get the Creators Update early then you can get it April 5, using the Microsoft Update Assistant tool.
Windows 10 phones will receive the Creators Update from April 25.
Here’s what’s new in the Creators update.
Business features include several security improvements with tweaks to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Analytics Dashboard for monitoring and managing Windows PCs will be improved and easier Window 7 to Windows 10 upgrades.
Business will also like smaller download size of updates by 1/3 because the OS will only download the new files each install needs.
Home users will enjoy making it easier to consume and create 3D content and the update will include support for several reality headsets.
There will also be a 3D paint and a site to display them. Edge browser will have a better tab manager. Windows 10 Game mode, Beam game streaming and new eBook capabilities.