Finally the Windows is giving its users the control of scheduling and pausing the updates; a feature which was long awaited.

Microsoft is giving more flexibility to users with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. Prior to the Creators Update, Windows 10 automatically installed most of the updates and didn’t provide ways to tailor the timing to the specific needs of users. After strong feedback from users and years of whining, Microsoft has decided to create a more seamless and user-controlled experience.

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Michael Fortin, the CVP of Windows and Devices Group Core Quality, said:

I am excited to share that you will have considerably more flexibility when specifying the best time to install updates on your devices. We are also making other improvements to the update deployment experience in the Creators Update. For example, downloads will have less impact on device performance while they are in progress. You should experience fewer reboots, which will reduce the likelihood that an update will be installed at an inopportune time.

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For almost everyone, the unexpected reboots as a result of an update are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time. With new Creators update, users will have more choice to;

◘ To schedule exactly when they want an update to occur including the ability to reschedule an update if they want.
◘ Users can “hit the snooze button” which will allow them to pause the update process completely for three days.
◘ The new update will also widen the “Active Hours” time so Windows doesn’t install an update at times when you want your device to be ready to use.

The updates are expected to be rolled out globally in April 2017.

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