Microsoft now allows you to update your Windows 10 to the latest update even if it is not ready


Microsoft now allows you to update your Windows 10 to the latest update even if it is not ready

As you all know Microsoft is nowhere seen getting a new Windows version but has promised that it will be offering two feature updates manually. After Windows 10 version 1809 file deletion bug nightmare, Microsoft is understandably cautious, and to get rid of this issue the company brought-in a feature called “compatibility hold” to delay the updates if your PC isn’t ready.

Now after releasing the second major update of the year with October 2020 aka 20H2 update, Microsoft will allow its users to get Windows 10 feature updates instantly with a new setting. According to MicrosoftDocs GitHub repository, it was known that after applying October 2020 Patch Tuesday updates (not to be confused with version 20H2), you can finally bypass Microsoft’s mysterious upgrade blocks even when your device isn’t quite ready for the feature update.

The new policy offered by Microsoft is known as “Disable Safeguards for Feature Updates”. With the new policy, you can bypass these upgrade blocks and instantly install feature updates using Windows Update without waiting for approval from Microsoft. Safeguard holds prevent a device with a known compatibility issue from being offered a new Windows 10 feature update by using Windows Update.

Here is how you can configure this new policy and update your PC to the latest Windows 10 update even if your device is not ready.

  1. Open Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise.
  2. Navigate to Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.
  3. Open ‘Windows Update’ and then click on ‘Windows Update for Business’
  4. Enable a new policy called “Disable Safeguards for Feature Updates”.
  5. Click on ‘OK’.
  6. Close Group Policy Editor.

Some users do not get access to Group Policy editor, for that you can follow the below steps:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
  3. Open ‘WindowsUpdate’. If you don’t have it already, you create a new key and name it ‘WindowsUpdate’.
  4. Create a new DWORD 32-bit value and name it ‘DisableWUfBSafeguards’.
  5. Change the value of the key to ‘1’.
  6. Close Registry Editor.

Done!! now safeguard holds will be bypassed and users can install feature updates. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.


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