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.
This option lets you postpone any updates that brings new Windows features for several months, and should prevent the automatic installation of the AU.
They can defer major updates, including the Anniversary Update by setting their connection as metered.
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.