Windows 10 Creators Update adds more control to update installation and privacy

Edward Hudson By: Edward Hudson
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Windows 10 users have been complaining about the lack of control for updates to the operating system since its launch in 2015. The complaints were heard loud and clear and Microsoft is doing something about it.

Michael Fortin, CVP of Windows and devices group core quality, and John Cable, director of program management within Windows servicing and delivery, announced in a blog post that Windows 10 Creators Update would add more user control over how the OS installs updates and handles privacy.

The blog post said:

I am excited to share that you will have considerably more flexibility when specifying the best time to install updates on your devices. We are also making other improvements to the update deployment experience in the Creators Update. For example, downloads will have less impact on device performance while they are in progress. You should experience fewer reboots, which will reduce the likelihood that an update will be installed at an inopportune time. Another example of more customer choice and control is the announcement Terry Myerson made in January on new privacy-centric features coming in the Creators Update. This new functionality will make it easier to choose the privacy and diagnostic data collection settings that are best for you. We’re now ready to start showing the new experiences to Windows Insiders and we look forward to receiving feedback.

The Creators Update will also let you pause the update for up to three days through the “snooze” capability. Microsoft will also expand the “Active Hours” time if you want uninterrupted hours on your machine.

Microsoft intends for the new features to let users decide when their computers update themselves while also helping them keep abreast of the latest software for security and optimal performance.

On top of the expanded user controls, the Creators Update promises to bring 3D, game broadcasting and tournaments to gamers across Xbox and Windows 10 PCs and more improvements to apps and Edge.

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