How to stop

Has anyone found a reliable way to STOP the WIndows 10 FEATURE updates?? I have several clients that once the Creators update installs their business software no longer works. I have tried stopping the update service, setting a metered connection. They are on Build 1511 which is the one that works, anything higher than that and they have issues.
Denise SAsked:
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Joe FulginitiNetwork EngineerCommented:
You have two options,

1) Configure your domain for WSUS. See KB Here
2) Disable feature updates through GPO See KB Here
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
1511 is officially out of support. It gets no security updates of any kind. And as meltxown/spectre have shown, you always need to be running an OS that gets security updates.

You have three options:

1) keep their business software up to date so it stays compatible with windows, 98% of the time, compatibility issues with newer windows feature updates is because the program is out of date. No, running quickbooks 2001 on windows 10 is not exceptable (for example.) Investing in a version of quickbooks less than 5 years old is not an extreme position.

2) In rare instances where the vendor is out of business or really does fail to offer uodate software, time to switch to a different application. Yes, IBM quit making Lotus 123. Time to invest in Excel.

3) In cases where 1 and 2 are absolutely not possible, that's what the windows LTSB offering is for. It's been available for volume licensing since windows 10 first shipped and is intentionally geared for those oddball edge cases. It is locked, stable code, with long term support without feature updates. It has its pros and cons so should be evaluated to see if it meets the user's needs.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If you have Windows 10 Home, I am not aware how to do it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to be at V1607 at least and even it is getting old.

You can set updates to the Semi Annual which means the updates are in widespread use.

You need to have your clients update their software because the Windows 10 update wheel never stops ever again. No rest.

Update the software and keep Windows 10 up to date.
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Rick WhiteheadIT CoordinatorCommented:
I'm right there with you v1709 always creates a problem for me. I have several in my network and it's getting worse!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
V1607 is good, V1703 had lots of bugs, and V1709 fixed most of these.

So get to 1607 and set updates for widespread use and then update the software on the computer.
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