Microsoft has been making quite a lot of improvements to the process of installing its Windows 10 updates. The previous addition saw bad updates getting rolled back for 30 days, and now, you can delay the installation of updates by up to 35 days.
The upcoming May 2019 Update will come with this new feature, adding the option to delay update installations in weekly increments. More specifically, you can defer updates for seven days at a time, up to five times.
The “active hours” feature will also be improved. Rather than being manually set, you can let Windows adjust it for you based on your usage patterns. This will hopefully prevent Windows Updates from kicking in before you had a chance to save your work.
For bigger updates – such as the one heading to our PCs this May – there will also be an option to download and install the update immediately. You’ll also be sent a notification when one such update is available. This will be a feature that’s separate from the “Check for Updates” tool that’s used for smaller security patches.
As the name suggests, the May 2019 Update comes late next month. Testers, on the other hand, will get it as early as next week.