While Windows 10 users were previously unable to delay major OS updates, resulting in lots of frustration because of forced restarts and unwanted changes, Microsoft has announced it’s doing an about-face in route updates will roll out in future.
Beginning with the upcoming Windows 10 May 2019 Update, users is going to be notified of the major update’s availability, but will have the ability to delay its installation until the device they’re using is close to no longer being supported in the current state.
Promising more transparency with its update practices, Microsoft has revealed that users will be able to pause critical updates for up to 35 days next ‘final’ notification, even though you will have to bite the bullet eventually.
“Windows update will continue to automatically initiate an element update; keeping machines supported and receiving monthly updates is crucial to device security and ecosystem health,” said Windows corporate v . p . Mike Fortin in his blog post on the matter.
Along with this very welcome change, Windows 10 will also implement a brand new ‘Intelligent active hours’ feature, allowing users either to manually schedule updates or allow the OS choose the time according to usage patterns.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is going to be open to people in the Windows Insider Program from in a few days, and can rollout to everybody else from the end of May.