Windows 10 lets you pause updates for up to 35 days

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  • While updates are indeed very important for an OS, not everyone likes them when they come unannounced.
  • Well, it seems that Microsoft made it so that Windows 10 uses can pause the update process.
  • Updates are important, and you can learn more about them by visiting our Update Hub.
  • To learn more about handy Windows 10 features, go to our dedicated Windows 10 section.
Windows 10 pause updates

Not many know this, but you can set your Windows 10 to pause Windows updates for up to 35 days.

This new feature has been available to Windows 10 users ever since the 19H1 update.

Previously, users just had the option to either snooze the updates or pick a time to install later. Windows 10 Insiders were the first to spot this new feature.


Windows updates can be paused for up to 35 days

The pause option is available for up to 35 days and was spotted by a Reddit user who then proceeded to make his discovery known:pause windows 10 updates

The 35-day pause option was at first only available to Windows 10 Pro users, so Windows 10 Home users  were definitely excited to receive the pause option once it finally rolled out.

In the end, all versions of Windows 10 made for personal use received this function.

That is the only way they will be able to avoid issues that are an inherent part of the early build every time.

The Windows 10 update process has been under discussion since the first version of Windows 10 was launched back in 2015.

A report declared that non-enterprise customers are currently not on the priority list of Microsoft.

Microsoft has also developed a rollback updates feature for Windows 10 to help the users who face start-up failures.

Before the implementation of this change, Windows 10 users were experiencing more problems when it came to update-related errors, but that is now solved to a certain degree.

Do you think the ability to pause updates is useful?

Let us know if you’ll make use of it by leaving us a message in the comments section below.