The Windows 10 October 2020 update has been a reality for a few hours. Microsoft has started to release the new version of its operating system but as usual, as the rollout is gradual, it may still take some time to reach all compatible computers.

A security system, a kind of compatibility retention that seeks to prevent a possible problem or failure from spreading among a large number of devices. Thanks to Windows Update, you will not be able to install the latest version of Windows, which may change if you are using this system.

More control in Windows Update

For anyone who doesn’t want to wait for the update to arrive on their computer the traditional way, Microsoft has left something of a backdoor open with the patch released on Patch Tuesday in October. As reported in Windows Latest, via a new support document, Microsoft is warning that it has introduced a new Group Policy that gives the user greater control over Windows Update.

This new Group Policy is called “Turn off feature update protection” and as the name suggests, it allows the user to bypass Microsoft’s blocking of an update.

With the risks that this process can pose to our team (Microsoft’s limitations have something to do with it), those who are interested can enable this option by simply following these steps if you have Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise.

Not to follow

You need to open the “Group Policy Editor” in Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. If you do not have access to the “Group Policy Editor”, you can acquire it by opening the “Registry Editor” and locating the “HKEYLOCALMACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows” section

Open “WindowsUpdate” at this point and if you don’t have a password, create a new one, named “WindowsUpdate”. We give it a new 32-bit DWORD value and the name “DisableWUfBSafeguards” by changing the value of the key to “1”.

When you already have access to “Group Policy Editor” by typing “gpedit” in the search box at the bottom of the screen.

Once the “Group Policy Editor (Policy)” is open, you must go to the path “Configuration> Administrative Templates” then in “Windows Components”.

You must open “Windows Update” then click on “Windows Update for Business” and activate a new policy called “Disable protection against feature updates” by checking “Activate” in the corresponding box. After clicking “OK, you must close the” Group Policy Editor “.

With these steps, Microsoft declares that protection blocks will be bypassed and users can install feature updates. The funny thing is that with each update these changes are rolled back and to activate them you have to repeat the steps.

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