All of us know that Windows 10 is such an efficient operating system that handles all the updates very gracefully. It is generally not advisable for the user to take control of these updates as he may mess up things while performing this task manually. However, the automatic updates might cause some hindrance in a user’s activities therefore; there must be a way through which the user can handle these updates manually. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can control the updates in Windows 10.

Controlling the Updates in Windows 10

In order to control the updates in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type run in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results in order to launch the run prompt. The newly opened Run Prompt dialogue box is shown in the following image:

Type gpedit.msc in the textbox corresponding to the open field and then click on the OK button as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, the Local Group Policy Editor window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

Now click on the Computer Configuration tab from the left pane of the window in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown above.

Under the Computer Configuration tab, click on the Administrative Templates tab as highlighted in the following image:

Now click on the Windows Components folder as highlighted in the image shown below:

Under the Windows Components folder, click on the Windows Update sub-folder as highlighted in the following image:

Finally, click on the Windows Update for the Business folder as highlighted in the image shown below:

Now click on the Setting saying, “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received” in the right pane of the window as shown in the following image:

Click on the Edit Policy Setting link as highlighted in the image shown below:

As soon as you will click on this link, the “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received” window will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:

Now select the “Enabled” radio button as highlighted in the image shown above.

After doing this, type in the number of days for which you want to pause the updates in the textbox corresponding to the field saying, “After a Preview Build or Feature Update is release, defer receiving it for this many days” and then type the current date in the textbox corresponding to the field saying, “Pause Preview Builds or Feature Updates starting” as highlighted in the image shown below:

Finally, click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button in order to save your settings as highlighted in the image shown above.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily control the updates in Windows 10. This method is quite simple and convenient to use. However, you need to be a little cautious while taking this responsibility in your own hands.

How to Control Updates in Windows 10
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