Microsoft’s Windows 10 has released its new update which was earlier promised by the company. This is the update that the users were waiting for as a few aspects of the previous Windows 10 were not something which let out positive results. Prior to this, Microsoft had promised the users of the Windows 10 that it will allow the ‘control, quality and transparency’ for both its minor and major upgrades. And it has done that with the new update of Windows 10 1903. But the thing is, some of the Windows 10 Home users (around 800M active user) have found out that they can’t automatically defer any updates of the OS.
According to CNet, the Windows 10 slowly learns with the new update, so, with this this update, users can’t automatically defer any updates. In other words, they aren’t getting the promised controls that Microsoft touted earlier. All they get is the option to manually pause the updates for around 35 days. The Windows 10 Home users would then have to repeat this process every week to delay the updates of the OS.
Earlier the Windows 10 Home users had the option to cancel or not let their previous version of Windows update to the latest version which in some cases came with problems and bugs. But this time, Microsoft is applying the ‘end-of-service dates’ to all the Windows 10 versions. So, when the company will start pushing out new updates for Windows 10, they will be installed automatically without needing the permission of the user. Even if the user had deferred the permission to install the new updates, they still would be downloaded and installed. So, this time, the users don’t have a say in this.
The users can find out if their version of Windows 10 is still in service or not. For that, they need to go to Settings, then to System and then to About. They can then be able to locate the version number on the official Windows 10 Release information website.
Other than the Windows 10 Home users, the Windows 10 Pro, Education and Enterprise users have the option to defer the updates automatically for both the types of updates. So, the Windows 10 Home users are on the short end here. Earlier, there were updates for the Windows 10 which came with several problems like decreasing the gaming performance or deleting the user’s personal data to name a few.
The other version of Windows 10 is getting the option to defer the updates for 36 months, but the Windows 10 Home users won’t be getting the same option.