Report: Windows 10 update installs can be delayed for 35 days

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Microsoft is attempting to make the update process for Windows 10 much less painful this week, with the latest feature in the pipeline being the ability to temporarily stop updates from installing on your PC for up to 35 days.

A couple of days ago Microsoft took a big step towards a less painful Windows Update process by introducing a new feature which automatically detects and uninstalls broke updates. Now, Windows 10 Home users look set to get another welcome feature.

As Ars Technica reports, the current build of Home (version 1809) only allows an update installation to be delayed for seven days. However, Reddit user Leopeva64 noticed preview build 1903 extends the delay for up to 35 days, as can be seen in the screenshot above.

By extending the delay time, it means users have the option to not take the risk of allowing their PC to be updated immediately. This can be important if, for example, you are working to a deadline or traveling and really can’t afford to deal with a potentially broken laptop.

For now, Microsoft isn’t officially confirming the extension in delay time, but the preview watermark has been removed from build 1903, which is a sign it’s going to be publicly released very soon. With that being the case, the new 35 day installation delay looks likely to stay in place.

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