Earlier this week Microsoft started rolling out its Windows 10 Creators Update.
Microsoft says the massive update will bring with it a host of new features and improvements for PC, tablets and smartphone users.
You can download the update manually from the Microsoft website or you can wait for Microsoft to push it to your device, which could happen any time now.
Microsoft has been criticised in the past for the manner in which pushes updates on to its users.
When it rolled out Windows 10, some users complained about Microsoft’s aggressive approach in which users were repeatedly told to download the latest version of its operating system.
Some users even complained the update automatically installed on their device without their permission.
Microsoft then used similar tactics when it launched its Windows 10 Anniversary update last year.
If you’re more than happy with your current version of Windows 10 or just want to wait a while for bugs to fixed and kinks to be ironed out of the update before you commit to installing it, there is a way to delay the Windows 10 Creators update from installing on your device but it all depends on what version of Windows 10 you are running.
If you are running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, it is fairly easy to delay the update from downloading.
However, if you are running Windows 10 Home, you options are pretty limited.
Some users can tweak their update settings in order to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Here’s what you need to do:
Method 1: How to schedule Windows 10 Creators Update
This first method involves scheduling when you want the update to be delivered to your PC.
Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Under “Update settings,” click “Restart options“.
Turn off the Schedule time switch and then pick a new time at some point in the future.
This will at least allow you to delay the update for a short period of time.
Method 2: Defer Windows 10 Creators Update
This second method lets you defer the update
Settings > Update & Security > Update settings > Advanced options > Defer feature updates.
This will still let you get updates to Windows Defender but the Creators Update will be blocked.
Method 3: Block the Windows 10 Creators Update
If none of the previous two methods are possible, there is another way to block the update but it involves changing your data usage settings.
If you set your data usage to metered, it will prevent large files such as the Creators Update from being downloaded to your device, but it will also affect any other large files you try to download.
You can change your data usage by going to:
Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi > Select your internet connection from the list > select metered connection
H/T: Windows Central