How to block Windows 10 updates

Sometimes, Windows 10 updates can create problems. Not only due to bugs and flaws but because they may not be fully compatible with some of the many devices that run the operating system.

Sometimes, Windows 10 updates can create problems. Not only due to bugs and writing defects but because they may not be fully compatible with some of the many devices that mount the operating system, with different brands and technical data sheets . In particular, the last update of the month of September (KB4515384) caused many difficulties for users. From bugs in Cortana’s search system to bugs in the sound card. Without forgetting, the problems with the wireless connection.

How I block you

In the event of a malicious automatic update, you can (temporarily) block automatic updates . Those who have received the Windows 10 May Update can postpone updates with the Windows Update feature . Thanks to this feature, you can choose how many days you want to suspend updates. You can decide to postpone up to 7 days for a maximum of five times (35 days). Those who own Windows Pro or Enterprise, on the other hand, can turn off automatic updates for up to six months or a year. Also in this case it is necessary to click on Windows Update and on advanced options. Finally, with “choose when to install updates” it is possible to favor both the operational and qualitative updates. The former can be delayed up to a year, the latter up to 30 days. In particular, however, La Stampa does not recommend postponing this type of update precisely because it is also an update for the security of the device.

Finally, Microsoft has also released a tool called “show or hide updates”, which allows you to select unwanted system updates and prevent them from installing. To use it, you need to connect to the Microsoft website, download the package and open the “wushowhide.diagcab” file. When the dedicated window appears, first click on “next” and then on “hide updates”. Finally, you need to select the system update you want to hide from Windows Update.

Anticipating the times

At the same time, you may have to wait a while to receive the update. To try to anticipate the times, you can download the ” update assistant ” tool that will do a forced search for the update. Once found, just click the “update” button. A compatibility check will then be performed and finally preparation for the update will start. Once ready, the installation will start with a restart of the device. At the same time, one of the most common causes of failure to update is the option to delay Windows 10 updates. To check if the option is active, click on “settings”, then on “Windows Update” and then “advanced options”. Finally, uncheck “suspend update”.

 

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