Windows 10 Creators update - How to Snooze Windows Updates March 4th, 2017
With the Creators Update you will have several new options for scheduling the timing of when Windows updates are installed.
For example, you can specify exactly when you want an update to occur (including the ability to reschedule an update if your original choice ends up being less convenient than expected), or “hit the snooze button.” The “snooze” capability allows you to delay the update process completely for three days when you need uninterrupted time on your device.
In addition, Microsoft is widening the “Active Hours” time range so Windows doesn’t install an update at times when you want your device to be ready to use.
Here are some screen shots of the choices you will have when the Creators Update becomes available.
To change the default settings for Windows Update, click Start / Settings / Update & security.
Next click on the ‘Advanced options’ link.
Now flip the ‘Pause Updates’ switch from ‘Off’ to ‘On’.
Now click on the ‘Back arrow’ in the upper left corner to return to Windows Update and you should see the message “You have paused updates for this device..” as shown below.
The next time an update is available to install you can ‘Snooze’ (delay) the update temporarily. The “snooze” capability allows you to pause the update process completely for three days when you need uninterrupted time on your device.
You can also schedule the restart time so it doesn’t interfere with your work if you choose the ‘Pick a time’ option, this allows you to select the date and time (up to 7 days) when you want the update to be installed.
If you decide to exercise more control over the update process, Microsoft has added a new icon to the Windows Update Settings page that makes it easier to verify that your device is up to date. This “at a glance” feature is consistent with a similar feature in the new Windows Defender Security Center.