Now that Windows 10 is being sent out into the wild, update branches (described below) will be used to decide who gets updates at what time once they are available.The most flexibility is with the Enterprise edition on the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB).

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It allows users to defer updates for an unspecified amount of time before they are forced onto the machines.

This allows companies to test the security patches, fixes, and new features before rolling them out via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or other compatible patch management systems such as System Center Configuration Manager, thus allowing more company control while still making sure all updates eventually get rolled out.

And at the bottom of our list we have Windows 10 Home which uses the Current Branch (CB). The other issue that arises with the Home edition is that Microsoft has decided to apply the same behavior to all apps installed from the Store.

A significant number of those machines never see any security updates at all while others take a long time to get patched and remain vulnerable to malware, thus posing an even greater risk to other connected machines.

As a result, Microsoft has changed its patching scheme for the latest iteration of Windows in an effort to keep the window of vulnerability as small as possible.

Throughout the entire Technical Preview a whole new scheme for updating Windows 10 was used.It involved fast and slow rings, which controlled how frequently updates were installed on the participant’s devices depending on which ring they belonged to.I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I notice under Windows Store, settings I am unable to turn off “Update apps automatically” under “App updates”.There is a message below saying: Contact your system administrator about changing this setting.My user is set to admin so I am not sure how to fix this.I am unable to access group policy editor as it appears not to be available on Windows 10 Home. With all of the Internet-connected Windows computers in the world today, Microsoft has faced challenges in keeping all of those machines as secure as possible.