How to Delay Windows 10 Featured updates and installs for 365 days? 1# Hit the Windows Key + I 2# Select Update and Security 3# Select Windows Updates 4# Select Advanced Options Once you have done the above correctly you will be displayed with this screen. Where it says After a featured update is released, defer the install for this many days: There is a drop down box . This number ranges from 0 days to 365. Simply select 365 to stop Featured update installs. The Quality update can be set from 0 to 30 days. Thats it.