How to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update in 3 steps

Do you want to postpone installing the Windows 10 Creators Update? If you have Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education or Windows 10 Enterprise installed, you can defer the upgrade for at least four months or until August 2017. Here’s how to delay feature updates in Windows 10:

NOTE: Initially, we wrote this guide for the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. We have now updated the article for the new Windows 10 Creators Update which is available to all Windows 10 users for free, starting April 11, 2017.

Step 1. Open the Settings

First, open the Settings app in Windows 10. One quick way to do it is to click or tap on its shortcut in the Start Menu or to press the Windows + I keys on your keyboard.

Step 2. Open Windows Update’s advanced settings

In the Settings app, click or tap Update & security, followed by Windows Update.

Here you can see how Windows Update works on your Windows 10 computer or device, and you can access its advanced configuration options.

At the bottom of the app’s window, click or tap on the “Advanced options” link.

Step 3. Defer upgrades

Here, you can set how the updates are installed. To postpone the Windows 10 Creators Update, check the option that says “Defer feature updates.”

The previous action moves your Windows 10 computer or device to the Current Branch for Business. This branch of updates includes regular security updates, and it installs major updates like Windows 10 Creators Update only after they have been validated in the consumer sector for at least four months. Therefore, you shouldn’t get the Windows 10 Creators Update until at least August 2017 or later. Now you can close the Settings app.

What if you don’t have Windows 10 Pro, Education or Enterprise?

If you have the consumer Home version of Windows 10, which is aimed at home users, you can’t defer upgrades. Therefore, want it or not, the Windows 10 Creators Update will get installed as soon as it is available for your PC, starting with April 11, 2017.

Why don’t you want the Windows 10 Creators Update?

In this article about Windows 10 Creators Update, we’ve shared the reasons why it’s worth upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update. Since you have opened and read this guide and not that one, it is evident that you do not want to upgrade. Therefore, please share with us why you don’t want Windows 10 Creators Update. What are your reasons for rejecting it?