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How To Delay The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Yes, you read that right. It is inevitable that many users will be asking how to delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, even if most of the world is looking at ways to get this first refresh of the OS.

And that is because not everyone is eager to experience all the disruption and hassle that installing a large update of this nature brings.

Now, sure, updates are mandatory in Windows 10, meaning Microsoft has made sure that all users install them sooner or later. Enterprise users have the luxury of putting them off until they are ready, but most people have to download these updates and patches.

That said, there may be a way to put off the Windows 10 Anniversary Update until later.

delay_windows_10_anniversary_update_aThose of you that are running Windows 10 Pro can use the ‘Defer upgrades’ option that can be found under the Advanced options in the Settings > Update & security > Windows Update panel.

This option lets you postpone any updates that brings new Windows features for several months, and should prevent the automatic installation of the AU.

delay_windows_10_anniversary_update_bWindows 10 Home users also have a way if their PCs use WiFi to connect to the web.

They can defer major updates, including the Anniversary Update by setting their connection as metered.

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To do this, open Settings, click ‘Network & Internet’, then go to WiFi. Here select ‘Advanced options’, and then switch on the ‘Set as metered connection’ option.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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HeyRicardo says August 3, 2016

There is no way of setting USB tethering (dial-up) as metered.
Note that dial-up can be fast, like 7Mbps, not just 56K, so there is no reason for not supporting it.

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    Fahad Ali says August 3, 2016

    Agreed!

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