How to Postpone October 2020 Windows 10 (20H2) Update

For past many months Windows 10 users are receiving automatic updates that are causing problems. Sometimes the devices stop working and sometimes users get to see the blue screen of death (BSOD). This month after Microsoft released the 20H2 update for Windows 10, many users having Synaptics or Conexant audio devices ended up having the dreaded BSOD.

It is advised that Windows users postpone this update for some months until Microsoft figures out the solutions for some of the known problems. This is specially true for the work computers where you cannot afford any computer to have any sort of problem even for an hour.

You can postpone Windows 10 20H2 update for as long as you want using the following two tools:

Using StopUpdates10

It is a small portable tool StopUpdates10 that takes care of disabling or enabling all the Windows automatic updates. With this tool, you can disable the automatic Windows updates, forced Windows updates, and the annoying updates notifications. In order to make all these changes, all you have to do is click on the Stop Windows Updates! button. Anytime later, if you want to restore all the automatic update features, you can click on the Restore button and it will remove all the changes made to your system.

Stop Updates 10

Using Win Update Stop

Win Update Stop is a small tool that is available both in form of an installer package and a portable program. You can launch it and it will display two buttons – one button is to enable the Windows Automatic Updates and the other one is to disable them. One of the buttons is always greyed out because the automatic updates are either enabled or disabled. In order to postpone Windows 10 20H2 update, all you have to do is click on the Disable button. Later when you think that it is safe to let Windows 10 update to 20H2, you can launch it again and click on the Enable button.

NoVirusThanks Win Update Stop

There is also a way to manually take all the steps to disable or enable the Windows 10 updates but why meddle with internal Windows system settings when there are tools that can do it for you in seconds.

One comment

  1. To postpone updates, I’ve just always used the option in Windows 10 Pro, yet I don’t think that’s an option in the Home edition.

    Also, want one clearly should avoid is manually forcing an update when MS says your system isn’t ready.

    Regardless, 20H2 is a minor update, thus I expect there won’t be much issues with it, but IDK.

    I’ve just updated to 20H2 and all seems fine so far.

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