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      • #2153158
        CChamp
        AskWoody Plus

        Hi all, New to the site. Just before patch Tue, I postponed updates until the end of the month. With the way these current updates are causing trouble, I am not sure if the end of the month is long enough. Is it possible to extend the original postpone date even further out? I am almost afraid to go to the update page to find out. Thanks in advance.

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      • #2153164
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You can click the Pause button on the main Windows Update page five times for a total of 35 days. If you clicked it less than five times, you can add more clicks.

      • #2153284
        DriftyDonN
        AskWoody Plus

        No you cannot. When the 35 days are up, windows updates! Some dl’d auto right away, some downloaded and wait for ok to install.

        • #2153318
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          No you cannot.

          I suspect you may have not read the same information I saw:

          You can click the Pause button … five times, for a total of 35 days.
          If you clicked it less than five times,
          you can add more clicks.

          A maximum of 35 days at a time.

          …once you reach the pause limit, you will have to complete the update process before you will be able to pause the update process again.

          No information was hinting that you could prevent the updates after the 35 days expire. As you are probably be aware, Woody had long warned against using Pause Updates
          (3rd. Ed, Windows 10 All-in-One, p. 619):

          “The problem isn’t in blocking all updates. The problem arises when you exceed the … limit or when you turn off Pause Updates.
          Microsoft is careful to mention that you can’t reset the Pause Update setting. If you try to turn it off and turn it back on again, “this device will need to get the latest updates before it can be paused again.”

          • #2153974
            DriftyDonN
            AskWoody Plus

            Sorry about the mixup I was responding to CChamp who started this thread. Seems I raed Woody said USE Pause function shortly after msft added it and removed win10 PRO advanced properties-this basically made pro and home equal in terms of updates except for groupedit ….
            Woody’s comments re: “pause”
            #2111403
            #2088686
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            When was the book you reference published?

            DriftyDonN

      • #2153424
        woody
        Da Boss

        I just double-checked, and on my Win10 1903 production machines, which were paused with a resume date of March 2, I CAN click Pause updates for 7 more days again — and the resume date moves to March 9.

        That isn’t what I was expecting and appears to be a (welcome!) change in behavior.

        I expect we’ll see some sort of resolution from MS about the buggy February cumulative update well before the end of the month. I hope.

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        • #2153975
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          win10 Pro Winver 1903 Bld 18362.592 , current as of January updates. CanNOT add any time to pause….Darn!!!

          Clipboard01-1

          Are we all using the same microsoft products?? πŸ˜‰

          DriftyDonN

          Just checked Home version-same bld etc, no go ;-(
          tried to add time via advanced options also ..no good in Home or pro

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        • #2154130
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          Hi Woody! Were you at the max 35 days to begin with?

          I started there so perhaps that’s the difference

           

          Be well!

          D

          • #2169326
            woody
            Da Boss

            I wasn’t at the max. I never set Pause to 35 days – because it’ll then expire after the next cumulative update comes out.

            You may be right — more experimentation is called for….

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            • #2169469
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              If you paused to March 2, and that was 28 days, you had one more 7-day pause. So that made March 9th the 35-day mark. You’re done.

      • #2154037
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        win10 Pro Winver 1903 Bld 18362.592 , current as of January updates. CanNOT add any time to pause….Darn!!!

        You are at the max of 35 days.
        Try setting GPEDIT to set Windows update =2 for notify and don’t download
        or, set your connections to metered.

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        • #2154038
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          From AKB2000016, this has been my experience. Perhaps others have seen different.

          Pause – I do not use the Pause settings in Win10 Pro because the other controls are more trouble-free (are less of a hassle).
          **NOTE: If you use the above setting, and you then Pause updates too, the updates will disappear from the Windows Update queue as expected. If you then Resume updates, or the pause period ends, the updates will download/install. Under these conditions, they do not respect the β€œ2” (notify download/install) setting.

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      • #2154138
        Brocktoon
        AskWoody Lounger

        Everyone keeps talking about multiple presses of the ‘pause updates’ but for v1909 (even on 1909 Home) you can just go to advanced options and use a pull down menu and select your exact resume date … I believe within a 35 day window.Β  Back before patch Tues, I selected 3/1 to resume instead of multiple presses of the pause button.

        I haven’t tested … but it looks like I can still go back to the date select option and increase the pause period beyond 3/1 if needed.Β  I don’t want to test that yet due to fear of it triggering an update if I mess with it.

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      • #2169339
        woody
        Da Boss

        Interesting stuff. Let’s continue this discussion over here.

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