On a more regular basis than previous versions, Microsoft releases updates for Windows 10. In addition to its regular patch, it also gave twice-yearly feature updates. It is because Microsoft is treating Windows as a Service that can reach out patches at any time. In one way, it is great because Microsoft can reach out significant security patches to millions of computers. But on the other hand, the updates which are not proven can cause a problem and fragment certain apps or can cause instability in the system.
In fact, due to a file deletion bug, the company had pulled its windows 10 October 2018 updates at the time of writing. Then it didn’t re-release a fixed version until six weeks later. Because of these problems, you might want to have more control over which the updates you install. Obviously, directly from Windows Update Catalog, you can manually install updates, but that’s a lot of work. So instead, I would like to inform you about a free utility that makes the job easier. The best part is that it’s a free and open source from developer David Xanatos and is planned to give back the control of updates again back to the use.
Installing Specific Windows 10 Updates And Much More With WuMgr
Primarily, you should download the free utility WuMgr from GitHub. As soon you run WuMgr, always check for new updates, installed updates, hidden updates and update history as well. By chance, if there are any latest updates found, then you can choose to install all of them, or else just download and install later on. Additionally, you can select an individual update then uninstall it, if you need to. This can get you in handy for problem updates. Remember that you can use the app to hide all updates and from Microsoft’s catalogue can get a direct link to updates to download them.
This app also has plenty of other helpful features which will allow you to block automatic Windows Updates. This app makes it a simple affair to delay Windows 10 Updates (a reboot is required). It even enables you to disable Store updates for apps, excluding drivers and hiding the Windows Updating page in Settings.
Completely, this is a very helpful device, and it offers you a lot more options for Windows Update than the system provides natively.
Maria Thomas is a Microsoft Office expert and her been working in the technical industry since 2004. As a technical expert, Maria has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.