Every month, Microsoft releases new Windows 10 updates designed to fix security vulnerabilities, fix bugs and performance issues, and add new features. Unfortunately, due to error coding, the size of the Windows user base, and the variety of hardware on which it is installed, there are always errors that occur after the release of new updates.
Some of these errors, however, are critical, as they could "break" the capabilities, drivers, Windows or the device itself, if you have incompatible software or the update itself has failed.
For example, a recent update to Windows 10 for the November 2019 Update and in May 2019 the computer computers cause a BSOD screen and data loss.
Others cited a wide range of issues, such as broken Bluetooth, Internet connection problems, reduced performance, freezing and installation problems, and more.
Worse, in February 2020, Windows 10 KB4532693 was released to fix security issues with Edge and other key elements, but several users have encountered a file deletion error caused by an incorrect user profile.
Fortunately, Microsoft allows Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise customers to check when and how to install Windows 10 monthly and semi-monthly. updates. If a driver or one Update causes problems, you can delay updates or you can uninstall it and turn off Windows download again.
However, we recommend that you immediately install the updates that Microsoft announces on Patch Tuesday.
In this guide, we will guide you through the steps for controlling and managing Windows updates to delay or block a specific update that does not fit your device or until you learn that information does not cause problems.
Method 1: Stop updates
For those who want to stop the new updates until you find out that they are not problematic, Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise users can do so through the settings app.
For Windows 10 Home users, pause mode only works for 28 days and 7 days in the preview version. On the other hand, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise users can delay the update for more than 28 days through the Settings app as well as the Group Policy.
To stop updates, follow these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Go to Update & security.
- Click 'Choose Advanced options'.
- In the "Pause updates" section, select a date in the "Pause until" section to prevent updates from being installed until that day.
Method 2: Uninstall Windows updates with Settings and Control Panel
- Open the Start menu
- Click on the gear to open the Settings.
- In Settings, go to Update & security.
- Click "View Update History" or "View installed update history".
- Click "Uninstall updates" and a screen will appear with the list of recent Windows updates.
- After identifying the update you want to uninstall, select the update and click the "Uninstall" button.
- When asked, click "Yes" to confirm that you want to uninstall the update.
- Rebooting may be required to complete the process, so be sure to save your work before restarting Windows.
Method 3: Exclude specific information
If a particular update causes problems on your device, you can pause it with Microsoft's "Show or hide updates" troubleshooting tool.
You can download and run the "Show or Hide Updates" troubleshooting tool. After taking it application, start it and hide the update you don't want to reinstall.
This feature only works when you have removed the update, as indicated in the third method.