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Microsoft two weeks ago released its Latest major Update, The Creators Update for PC and the Creators Update for Supported Mobile devices just two days ago. The latest Windows 10 Creators update brings changes to the update preferences which gives users the ability to schedule and reschedule updates as per their convenience.

Users will be getting a pop up on their screens making them aware of an update which is ready to be installed. Users also have the option to snooze the update or postpone the download for three days.

Microsoft in a blog post today explained the servicing process of the Cumulative Updates by saying:

“With the release of Windows 10, we simplified the servicing process by moving to cumulative updates, where each update released contains all the new fixes for that month, as well as all the older fixes from previous months. Today, most organizations deploy these cumulative updates when they are released on the second Tuesday of every month, also called “Update Tuesday.” Because these updates contain new security fixes, they are considered “Security Updates” in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Center Configuration Manager.”

The company states that they will be releasing one or sometimes more than one additional update (Cumulative Update) each month for its Latest Windows 10 version (1703) known as the ” Creators Update”. These Cumulative Updates will contain only new non security updates which will be called as “Updates” in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Center.

In case the company identifies the non security fixes which address more critical issues that will be affecting organization such Cumulative Updates would be considered as “Critical Updates” in WSUS and Configuration Manager.

The company also confirmed that the Users with Windows Update for Business, these new “Updates” and “Critical Updates” will  not be installed on any of the devices that have been configured with Windows Update for Business Policies.


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