Windows 10 users were formerly unable to delay major OS updates, leading to plenty of frustration due to forced restarts and unwanted changes. Now, Microsoft has announced that the company is doing an about-face on the way updates will roll out in the near future. The company will start with the upcoming Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Users will also get notifications of a major update’s availability. But, it will be able to put off its installation until the device they’re using is close to no longer being supported in its current state. The tech giant also promised more transparency with its update practices. Microsoft has announced that users will be able to pause critical updates for up to 35 days after that final notification.
The vice president of Windows corporate, Mike Fortin said in his blog post, “Windows update will continue to automatically initiate a feature update. It will keep machines supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health”. Windows 10 will also implement a new intelligent active hours feature along with this very welcome change. It will allow users to either manually schedule updates or let the OS choose the time based on usage patterns. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will be available to members of the Windows Insider Program from next week. It will be available to everyone else from the end of May.