> I could've sworn there was a more conventional way of deferring updates. Are those
> options you described above the only ones?
You may be thinking of the option to defer upgrades. However, there are two considerations with that:
- It only applies to Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education
- Security (and, presumably, other) updates will still be pushed down
Based on what I'm seeing in terms of the evolution of the Windows 10 platform as well as Microsoft's differing approaches to it in consumer and enterprise settings, expect that editions below Pro will be treated more and more like appliances in terms of updates and upgrades.
Even with Pro or above, unless you have AD-based control over the client in question, by default it's going to behave similarly to consumer-oriented editions in a lot of ways until that level of control is established.
It'll be interesting to see how their approach pans out in the long term, but expect that fine-grained control over updates and upgrades (including drivers) is going to become something that end users have progressively fewer and fewer options for as time goes on.