Windows Updates – Can You Delay Them

Windows 10 comes with regular security updates ( sometimes weekly ) and 2 major feature and security updates twice a year but the question I am asked is how do I delay – stop these updates.

If you open up the advanced options in Windows Update

Windows update opening

Then look for ” Pause Updates” which means you can delay updates up to 35 days

Windows update advanced settings

If you are using your smartphone as a hotspot or are using a portable Wi-Fi solution you will want to make sure that ” Automatically download updates , even over a metered data connection” is off.

That means updates can only be downloaded over Wi-Fi and not use up the data from your smartphone or portable Wi-Fi solution.

Remember Windows Updates are your first line of defence in security on your computer.

Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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