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FAQ: Why is Windows 10 Build 1607 Installing Despite Having Defer Updates Configured?

This one is hitting the wires pretty regularly since the media release of Windows 10 Build 1607, so its worth a big note.

The Question: Why is Windows 10 Build 1607 Installing Despite Having Defer Updates Configured?

The Answer: Windows 10 Build 1607 has been released as the most current Current Branch for Business (CBB). You are able to defer updates until a new CBB is issued. Since 1607 has now been deemed stable and deployment worthy, it has become the standard bear for Windows 10 and means that the deferred date has passed. Businesses using WSUS and SCCM (and other patching mechanisms) can still defer until they are ready to deploy this latest update. But anyone using Microsoft Update (MU) for updating will see 1607 install automatically.

Per what happened last time

For devices being serviced using Windows Update for Business and configured to “Defer upgrades,” Windows 10 1511 will begin to deploy as soon as the updated media has been published

1607 was deemed CBB on November 29, 2016. The media was published last week.

In the Creators Update for Windows 10 coming in April, Microsoft will add new options to the Defer Updates which include being able to stave off updates for 35 days. However, this feature will only be available for Education, Enterprise and Professional editions of Windows 10.


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