What is the meaning of defer upgrade in Windows 10, why you should or should not enable this option and how to do it?
Windows 10 provides regular updates on new features or important security updates. Sometimes there are still many bugs in this new features and requires testing and repair again before they finally stable. By enabling defer upgrades in Windows 10, you will not get the updates for new features until several months after the release, so it will be tested and safe to use.
How to defer upgrades in windows 10
Not all versions of Windows 10 can do defer upgrade. Defer upgrade in Windows 10 only available for Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education edition. Windows 10 Home edition will get the automatic updates, the users of Windows 10 Home will be the beta tester for the new features. After all the bugs get fixed, it usually take a while, so it will be better to defer upgrade, until the new features is stable.
Here is how to defer upgrade in Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education edition:
Click the start menu, and go to settings, the select Updates & Security
Select Windows Update and click Advanced options
Check the option for “Defer upgrades”
And that’s it, you will not receive any features update until several months, but you will still get the security updates. The new features will available for you to download after months, we don’t know exactly when, but maybe after Microsoft make sure they fix the bugs.
By enabling defer upgrades, your Windows 10 PC will be on the “Current branch for business.” that mean the feature upgrades are delayed for several months to allow for more testing. To defer or not is your choice, if you wish to use only stable software, then enable this option.