Microsoft keeps shipping out Win 10 updates that are apparently insufficiently tested.
What can you do about slowing down the updates till it has been tested?
That depends on the version of Win10 you have. Professional has a number of settings that allow you to delay updates for upwards to 6 months. This is the version of Win10 I run. I have read that Win10 Home has many fewer settings for slowing down the installation of OS updates. Maybe no settings?
So I set out to see what others have to say about slowing Win10 Home updates. Well here is a “BTN” (Better Than Nothing) trick but it requires that you manually shutdown a Windows service and later restart it. The Author is quite specific and it should be possible for nearly anyone to follow the “Howto”. The main problem with this “fix” is it doesn’t “expire” at all. You have to manually restart the (update) service.
Another workaround for Laptops is to use the “hibernate” command. This allows you to turn off the computer move it and turn it back on. This allows you to “put off” the update while you finish critical/time-sensitive work (Essays, Tests, Research Papers, etc). “Sleep” will work but the machine is not actually shut down so it can still run out of battery power before you get to the next place to use it.
I just across this post which is fairly comprehensive for delaying Win10 Home updates.
Win10 Professional has various menu items in the “Updates and Security” section of the menu “Spocket” (aka: Settings). Slowing down your updates for a couple of months can take you out of the “oops” problems that Microsoft OS has been subject to for more than a year.
They will “fix” the problems that showed up and then roll it out again. Pay attention to your media feed. Make sure it includes “Windows”.