Windows 10 Home users who have complained about lack of control for Windows Updates are going to be particularly happy with the changes.
Following is a brief synopsis of the changes.
- Feature Updates --"Download and install now" is being added to Windows Update options. As long as your device has no known blocking issues, selecting that option will allow users to get the latest version without having to wait for it to be offered. This change is expected to available in Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809 by late May.
- Pause Updates -- Windows 10 Home Users will be able to pause updates up to 35 days. This can be done in 7-day increments up to five times. This applies to both feature and monthly updates.
- Intelligent Active Hours -- A new option will be available to let Windows Update intelligently adjust active hours based on device-specific usage patterns.
- Update Coordination -- Referred to as "improved update orchestration", the concept is to improve system performance by coordinating both Windows Updates and Microsoft Store updates when users are away from their devices.