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Check for Windows 10 updates with these settings

Microsoft has added new settings that allow users to gain more control over how Windows Update installs new Windows 10 updates.

With the 1903 release of Windows 10, Microsoft has added the Windows 10 update feature that you want to keep using with the Group Policy editor. In October, Patch Tuesday updates added an additional Policy that allows you to bypass security commitments on a device.

In this article, we highlight both group policies so you can check out the "Windows 10 feature updates".

Windows 10

Specify the Windows 10 feature update

Windows 10 comes with a new policy called "TargetReleaseVersionInfo" that prevents new installations updates.

When you use this policy, you can specify the version of Windows that you want to use and prevent it installation a new version of Windows 10 until the specified version reaches the end of support.

Windows 10

This policy only works on Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise versions and allows you to set the version of Windows 10 you want to use.

You can also enable it in Windows 10 Home with the following steps:

1. Open Windows Search.

2. Search for "Registry Editor" and select it when it appears in Results search.

3. In the Registry Editor, go to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WindowsUpdate

4. Right-click on Windows Update and select "New '>' DWORD (32-bit) Value".

5. Enter “TargetReleaseVersion” as the name and set its value to 1.

6. Now right-click on Windows Update again and then select "New '>' String Value".

Windows 10

7. Name the new value of the String "TargetReleaseVersionInfo" and set the version number of Windows 10 in which you want to stay as a value.

If you want to use Windows 10 version 2004 and avoid 20H2, you need to set the value to "2004".

In her updates Patch Tuesday October 2020 of Windows 10, Group Policy Editor has a new Policy that will allow you to bypass the upgrade blocks.

Following the recent crash of Windows Update, Microsoft introduced "Safeguard Hold" to block feature updates in Appliances with incompatible drivers, software etc .;

With the new Disable safeguards for Feature Updates policy, you can download and install Windows 10 updates faster by removing these upgrade blocks.

This policy is available in Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update> Windows Update for Business. To use this ability, select and activate the “Disable safeguards for Feature Updates” policy.

You can also enable it in Windows 10 Home with the following Registry file:

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