Windows Update, let me choose

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Windows Update, let me choose

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I don't see this option in Settings, Windows Updates. I have always waited some weeks before downloading.
Is this not available in Win 11? Thank you

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Re: Windows Update, let me choose

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In Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can pause updates for up to 5 weeks:

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I tried that but it 'said': extend for 1week. And, Updated paused until Sunday 1/1/23. Would you say I was ok with this? My thanks.

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You have now paused updates for 4 weeks, until New Year's Day. You can extend for 1 week more, until 1/8/23.
Updates will then resume automatically, but you can pause them again afterwards.
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Re: Windows Update, let me choose

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Thank you

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If you have Windows 11 Pro, you have several group policy settings available to control Windows Updates. There is even a free third party program called WuMgr to control Windows Updates. You can see how to use WuMgr at A guide to using WuMgr at the askwoody.com site. The article says it is for Windows 10 but will work the same way for Windows 11.

NOTE: IMO, all this is overkill for most users. Most users should just let Windows Update do its thing. If you want to temporarily avoid updates use the technique HansV described above.
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Re: Windows Update, let me choose

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curious wrote:
04 Dec 2022, 20:31
I don't see this option in Settings, Windows Updates. I have always waited some weeks before downloading.
Is this not available in Win 11? Thank you
hi Curious.
What JoeP says.
Plus some very good arguments and help in this topic.
i just took a look at my Settings and saw this:-
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Cheers, Chris
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Re: Windows Update, let me choose

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Thank you JoeP and Chris