How to Block Updates to Windows 10

Block Updates to Windows 10: Microsoft plans to release a major follow-up update for Windows 10, namely Windows 10 version 21H1, which reportedly will be released to the public around May this year.

How to Block Updates to Windows 10
How to Block Updates to Windows 10

As in previous major updates, there will be new features, system enhancements, and security. But besides that, the problems that arise are often the major updates that have recently been released.

If you are not ready to receive a new major update, you can configure it through the Group Policy Editor to prevent updates.

Block Updates to Windows 10 Version 21H1

  1. Open the  Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update> Windows Update for Business.
  3. In the right pane, double-click on the option  Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received.
  4. Click the Enabled option  , then open the drop-down menu and select the Semi-Annual Channel option. Finally, determine how many days of delay you want, you can enter numbers up to  365  days. If you have clicked  OK  to save the settings.
  5. Done.

After the process is complete, Windows 10 will not install version 21H1 for the number of days you specified in step 4.

There are other alternative ways that you can try, where this method will keep Windows 10 that you are using remains on the same version until it is end of service.

  1. Open the  Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update> Windows Update for Business.
  3. On the right panel, double-click on the Select target Feature Update version option.
  4. Click the Enabled option, then enter the version of Windows 10 that you are currently using. For example, if you are using Windows 10 version 20H1, then enter 20H1 . If you have clicked OK to save the settings.
  5. Done.

If you are a Home edition user of Windows 10 which does not have a Group Policy Editor, then you can only set  metered connections through Settings.

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