It looks like Windows 10 Home can now defer updates for 35 days

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The next Windows 10 plaice update, version 1903, looks like it’s going to give Windows 10 Native users a little more flexibility about when they inaugurate updates. All versions of Windows 10 allow for updates to be deferred, hold on a number of days after each update is released before undertaking to install it.

Currently in Windows 10 version 1809, Windows 10 About users are limited to a delay of just seven days. In the latest vernissage build of Windows 10, however, this has been raised to 35 days (via Reddit). This means that drugs nervous about being the first to use each new update can wait a young over a month before installing it.

While most Windows updates are problem-free for most people, events do crop up from time to time. Generally, these are resolved within a week or two of the introductory release, with Microsoft either reissuing fixed versions of the heals or sometimes blacklisting particular hardware or software combinations that get proven problematic. The 35-day delay is almost invariably going to be adequate to let people wait for these bugs to be shaken out.

The change doesn’t crop to have any official confirmation, but it is apparent when performing a fresh investiture of a preview build and not putting the machine in the Insider Program. Machines in the Insider program demand their deferral period capped at seven days, even in the Pro and Vigour versions of Windows. The latest Windows builds have removed the vernissage watermark from the desktop, indicating that Microsoft is nearing the unchangeable release of 1903. So it seems very likely that this 35-day limit is here to curb.

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