How To Block Windows 11 22H2 Installation

There is no way. Microsoft is unable to deliver a Windows update without problems. Whether it’s due to bugs in the development of the operating system itself or third-parties working to feed the massive Windows ecosystem with apps or drivers, there’s no way to release an update without bugs. In the deployment of Windows 11 22H2 , several have been found, such as Group Policies, although the most notorious is the one that affects the performance of NVIDIA graphics chips .

It must be recognized that Microsoft has been improving this section since the Windows 10 updates that in 2018/19 simply killed the PC. However, the errors repeat themselves randomly and if a patch solves previous problems, it causes others in a vicious circle that seems to have no end. That is why many users delay Windows updates for months (or years) until they check the stability of the versions.

Knowing the panorama, it is not advisable to be in a hurry to update production machines and at the same time have those typical maintenance tasks activated that can save our lives in the event of failures such as backup or system restore points . If you’ve been caught in some of these bugs and you’re sick of wasting time, patience and money not being able to use your personal computers, there are a few ways to make sure they don’t affect you in the future by simply delaying updates. We remind you.

1.- Block the installation of Windows 11 22H2 from the Settings

The easiest way is to temporarily pause the update  from the internal Settings tool. The process is done in a few clicks and is reversible in the same way whenever you want.

  • Press the hotkeys “Windows + I” to access System Configuration or search for the tool in the start menu.
  • Navigate to “Windows Update”.
  • In the “Pause updates” section, display the options and you will see that you can select from one to five weeks.

You’ll have that number of weeks to spare before automatic updates turn back on. Like the rest of the options that we are going to offer you,  the management is reversible at any time  and, in addition, the updates can always be installed manually from Windows Update and also from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

2.- From the Windows Registry

More powerful than the previous method, the feature update can be delayed up to 365 days :

  • Access the system registry. For example using “regedit” from the run function of the secondary start menu (right button of the start menu)
  • Accede a la ruta «HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsUpdate \ UX \ Settings»
  • Modify or create  a new 32-bit DWORD value named  Set a value of 10 to pin the “Targeted Semi-Annual Channel” as the update branch, or 20 if you want to pin the  “Semi- Annual Channel” branch.
  • Similarly, modify or create a new 32-bit DWORD value named  DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays. Set its value to the number of days you want to delay the feature update in a range from 0 to 365.
  • Modify or create a new 32-bit DWORD value named  DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDaysand set its value to decimal for the number of days you want to delay quality updates.

You can also block it completely . As follows:

  • Navega a «HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows».
  • In that path create a new key (right mouse button) with the name of “WindowsUpdate”.
  • Access the newly created key and repeat the step to create another one named “AU”.
  • Enter this key to create a new 32-bit DWORD value named “NoAutoUpdate”.
  • Double click on “NoAutoUpdate” and change its value from 0 to 1.

Click OK, exit the registry, and restart your computer. The name of the value explains what we will get: the automatic update feature in Windows 11 will be permanently disabled.

3.- From Group Policies

If you follow us regularly, you already saw the enormous capacity of this tool aimed at advanced users or administrators. It is available in “Pro, Enterprise and Education” versions and it is the most radical option to block the installation of Windows 11 22H2 (or any other version) because with it you can disable Windows Update and get rid of update errors.

  • Access the services section. For example, typing in the search box “services.msc”.
  • In local services search for “Windows Update”.
  • Right-click and access its properties.
  • There you can manage the operation of the service, including the option to disable it.

4.- From group policies

The  Windows group policy editor  is an internal tool widely used in IT administration since it allows greater control over the functioning of the PC or the ability to make some adjustments that are not available using other less advanced managers such as the Control Panel or General System Settings. From here we can also manage updates.

  • Use Windows search to find “gpedit.msc”.
  • Navigate to the path “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage End User Experience”.
  • Click on “Configure Automatic Updates” and enable the policy.
  • You will see a series of options where the most interesting is number 2 that prevents the automatic download of updates.

With this option enabled, Windows Update will notify you with a specific button that there are updates available to install manually. An option halfway between the previous ones that allows you to block automatic updates, but to know them in case you want to install them on your own.

Four effective methods to pause, delay and ultimately block the installation of Windows 11 22H2 . Although these updates can improve the experience and add new features,  it is not difficult that they also cause random errors (some very serious) that can leave your PC KO. Of course, these methods are reversible at any time in the future when you check the stability of each update, which in any case can be installed manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog


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