Select when Quality Updates are received

Enable this policy to specify when to receive quality updates.

You can defer receiving quality updates for up to 30 days.

To prevent quality updates from being received on their scheduled time, you can temporarily pause quality updates. The pause will remain in effect for 35 days or until you clear the start date field.

To resume receiving Quality Updates which are paused, clear the start date field.

If you disable or do not configure this policy, Windows Update will not alter its behavior.

Note: If the "Allow Telemetry" policy is set to 0, this policy will have no effect.


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server or Windows 10
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Value NameDeferQualityUpdates
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

After a quality update is released, defer receiving it for this many days:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Value NameDeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value0
Max Value30
Pause Quality Updates starting

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Value NameDeferQualityUpdates
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value

(format yyyy-mm-dd example: 2016-10-30)


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