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Windows 10 May Soon Provide Option To Pause Updates

By January 21, 2019June 2nd, 2022Technology News

Recent Windows 10 updates have been giving the company’s user base heartburn lately, with their tendency to delete files and cause at least as many problems as they solve.  If you’re among the frustrated ranks, good news is on the horizon.

The company is currently readying an update that will allow you to pause the update function so that they no longer occur automatically.

To be sure, automatic updates are a good idea in principle, ensuring that your system is as safe and as protected as it can be.  The sad reality is that in the absence of automatic updates, a significant percentage of the user base would either update very sporadically or not at all, which would expose them to a whole raft of dangers.

On the flip side, the recent spate of update troubles that Windows 10 users have been experiencing have left some users terrified of system updates and the prospect of lost data or other bugs.

Enterprise users have long had an option to delay automatic updates for up to 35 days, which is a window that gives business owners and the IT professionals working for them time to assess the potential impact of any update before it is applied across the corporate network. However, home users have been left out of the equation.

In a soon to be released update (19H1), however, that will be changing.  The update is scheduled for release in April of this year and will allow users to delay updates for up to seven days.  It’s a feature that Windows Insiders can already take advantage of.  If you’re in the program and want to check it out, simply go to:

Settings – Update & Security – Windows Update

Once there, you’ll find an option not pause the updates for up to seven days.  Kudos to Microsoft for making the feature available to home users.

Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.