Lots of folks in the tech press are all excited that in the newest build of Win10 “you can pause Windows Updates”.
Except, this behavior/feature isn’t new and it only applies to non-Home versions of Win10. What has changed is that now this option is under Windows Update settings and you do not have to use Group Policy.
Curiously, at this time the Windows Update settings do not effect Group Policy settings even though the behavior is the same. How do I know? I checked. Changes in the Windows Update settings are not reflected in the Group Policy editor.
I had to search the registry to find the new keys. They are:
When using my computer as an Insider Build / Fast Ring, I’m finding this entire process buggy as hell. Pausing updates and the re-nabling them caused Win10 to endlessly and unsuccessfully check for updates until I rebooted.
Also, in other great news…
Some genius decided it would be a good idea to remove Control Panel from the Win+X menu.
But wait, there’s more!
That same genius removed the the ability to add desktop icons via Personalization settings.