As you’ll know, Microsoft has made updates mandatory in Windows 10.
When updates are pushed out, the new operating system installs them automatically. This should be a benefit, as it means no more unpatched PCs at risk from serious vulnerabilities, but if the software giant rolls out an update that causes problems for users -- as has already been the case in several instances -- there’s no easy way to avoid it.
Windows 10 Pro users can defer updates, but Home users don’t have that luxury.
The first way is to use the 'Show or hide updates' troubleshooting tool (aka KB3073930) which we’ve already covered previously. Last week’s servicing rollup caused some users to be stuck in a reboot loop.
It’s very easy to use, you just run it and select the updates to block. This wasn't a problem that the tool could help with.
Another option is to use the 'Metered connection' feature.
Turning this on fools Windows 10 into thinking you’re on a non-broadband connection (i.e.
accessing the internet via a tethered mobile) and delays downloading and installing updates.