Windows 10 Update Settings



  • Since a few comments were made over on What are you doing right now; I thought I would start one about configuring Windows 10 Updates and how to prevent the restart mid-day without any warnings.

    Under Settings, Update and Security, Windows Update, click on Advance Options. The first option is to chose when updates are installed. My system was set to Automatic, but has now been changed to Notify.

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    The only other important change I have done was mentioned some time ago about how Microsoft now uses your computer to update other computers in your network, or internet. This I have turned off.

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    Now - beyond these two items, I am not sure what other options there are,... but am looking.





  • Did something break in Windows 10 vs Windows 8? Windows 8 wouldn't reboot to install updates, it would give you up to 3 days to reboot - if you ignored it that entire time, then it would reboot on it's own.



  • I have had repeated events of my system rebooting with no warning. Scott had one last night.



  • Here is how mine was set. I think Microsoft has a different definition of "not using it" than I do. I was very much using it.

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  • My current screen because i have not rebooted since one day last week.

    This time is accurate also, because i rarely use my PC at 18:00.

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  • One thing I think they missed is the ability to select what updates you want to do. All Windows 10 updates are forced as I have seen... I think that while many updates are great to have,... there are some I just don't want....

    Like BING or Edge...



  • @gjacobse said:

    Like BING or Edge...

    If you have it installed, you want it patched.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @gjacobse said:

    Like BING or Edge...

    If you have it installed, you want it patched.

    Agreed.

    Bing is the Web search, isn't it? It's not installed on your computer, is it?

    Edge, yeah well, it's like IE of old, it's part of the OS, and it's not going anywhere.



  • Bing gets installed, sadly. It's a lot of things.



  • In a semi-related kind of way:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/15/fixing_windows_10_build_10565_tweaks_edge_integrates_skype_activates_with_windows_7_keys/

    Microsoft's latest preview release of Windows 10, build 10565, adds several features and refinements as the company works towards a major update for all users.

    The new build is available to anyone signed up for the Windows Insider preview scheme.

    Microsoft is now bundling three communications apps with Windows 10: Skype Video, Phone, and Messaging. Three apps seems overkill, but these are universal apps and their simplicity is well suited to mobile devices. This build integrates the Skype apps with the Action Center, so that if you miss a call, for example, you can call back or send a message via quick links.



  • @gjacobse said:

    One thing I think they missed is the ability to select what updates you want to do. All Windows 10 updates are forced as I have seen... I think that while many updates are great to have,... there are some I just don't want....

    Like BING or Edge...

    This sucks because I know one update that broke the ability for SolidWorks to do calculations. It was a non essential update, so if you have it SolidWorks pretty much was useless. Once you uninstalled it, everything was fine.