How can I stop Windows 10 updates? Whether itâ€™s preventing Windows 10 from kicking off a critical update during a presentation, or deferring Microsoftâ€™s Windows 10 feature update because of worries about data loss, itâ€™s a question weâ€™ve all asked. You shouldnâ€™t block all Windows 10 updates. But you can manage them.
Windows 10 feature updates and security updates provide a valuable service: they not only patch Windows, its apps and components, but provide new features and capabilities twice a year. Windows Update can also automatically provide updated drivers for hardware connected to your PC, such as a USB-attached printer.Â
Itâ€™s not an academic issue. Microsoft wrestled with the fallout from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which apparently deleted user data in an undisclosed number of cases and was put on hold, then resumed. Would you want to buy a car if it had even a 0.001 percent chance of exploding? Probably notâ€”which is why itâ€™s good to know how to manage Windows 10 updates, now and in the future.