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Microsoft Brings New Update Options to Some Users of Windows 10 Insider Build 15014

Windows 10 Insiders can now defer feature updates by up to 365 days, update drivers and Microsoft applications with Windows, and auto-sign in after an update is complete. The features are currently limited to select Pro users.


Among the huge number of new features in Build 15014, a curious change has been spotted. seems to be experimenting with some new, advanced update options.

Users can now update other Microsoft products with Windows, including drivers and programs. They can also sign in automatically after completing an update, which should save some time and annoyances.

The changes were spotted by u/jcotto42 on Reddit, though some may have been present in earlier builds.

For now, the features are limited to Pro versions of Windows 10.

Feature and Quality Updates

The menu also comes with extra options for feature and quality updates. Users can choose when the updates are installed, between “Current Branch” and “Current Branch for Business.” Microsoft has also introduced several options to defer updates.

Windows   defer setting

This could be a response to the webcam and PowerShell issues that came with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It will also remove the need to update during busy periods. You'll be able to delay both feature and quality updates by a certain number of days.

The numbers are surprisingly high. Feature updates can be delayed by up to a year and quality updates up to a month. This seems like a positive change, though it may result in more outdated systems.

Currently, only a few users seem to have access to the settings. As a result, this feels like more of an experiment on Microsoft's part than something set in stone. The company is testing a power slider feature similarly. The features availability will likely depend on feedback from users, as well as telemetry data.

With hope, these options will reach a wider audience and different OS versions. Personally, I'd like to see it come to Home so all users can benefit. Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

Last Updated on January 26, 2017 3:45 am CET by Ryan Maskell

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