Over the weekend I heard howls from folks who are being pushed onto the latest version of Windows 10 — the Creators Update, version 1703 — when they had specifically told Win10 Anniversary Update — version 1607 — to “Defer feature updates.” If you thought the “Defer feature updates” setting would permanently protect you from pushed version changes, you’re mistaken. Here’s what happened, and what you can do about it.

Those of you experiencing forced updates even on machines attached to a WSUS server, read on...

As I explained back in April, folks with Windows 10 Anniversary Update Pro or Enterprise can click Settings > Update & security > Advanced options, then check the box marked “Defer feature updates” (see screenshot).

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