The decision was made considering that feature updates are no longer automatic and only devices with a version of Windows 10 nearing the end of service will receive the update automatically. However, the deferral option isn’t entirely gone, if you wish to use this option as an extra layer of assurance that the device won’t upgrade to a new version, it’s still possible to defer feature updates using Group Policy. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to defer feature updates using the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education.

How to block new versions of Windows 10 using Group Policy

To use Group Policy to defer a Windows 10 feature update, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the system won’t download and install new feature updates, such as Windows 10 20H2 until the day you specified in the policy. Group Policy Windows Update for business policies Windows 10 defer feature updates All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.