How to update Edge manually? (with blocked Windows update)

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  1. Posts : 6,660
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       #81

    hdmi said:
    No. The fact they made Internet Explorer part of the OS is what resulted in them having to pay a $731m fine 8 years ago.
    Sure you can uninstall it but then cumulative updates that target Edge will fail.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-eb36683d526d
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       #82

    Callender said:
    Sure you can uninstall it but then cumulative updates that target Edge will fail.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-eb36683d526d
    It is a little bit tedious of course, but you could always decide to temporarily reinstall Edge before allowing these cumulative updates to be installed. But the easiest way is to just leave Edge installed and simply change the default browser to something else. In my case, that would be a Sandboxed instance of Firefox portable.
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  3. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #83

    Just leave it unused there. It will cause no problems.
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  4. Posts : 6,660
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       #84

    hdmi said:
    #But the easiest way is to just leave Edge installed and simply change the default browser to something else. In my case, that would be a Sandboxed instance of Firefox portable.
    Ditto on that.
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       #85

    hdmi said:
    Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT), WuMgr, and WAU Manager all have serious issues that can mess up the Update History and actually even can't properly detect all available updates that Windows Update can detect. These software utilities very typically cause more troubles than they can help to prevent, and, the assertion that Windows 10 Home doesn't let you be in full control over which updates are automatically getting installed is just that: an assertion.
    Really? Matthew Wait said he was using some script, other than WUTM, WUMR.
    Matthew Wai said:
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    I can't find that post anymore, can you please tell what you are using. Since this guy says WUTM, WUMGR cause problems and don't find all updates!

    I disabled MSEdgeUpdate in Task Scheduler and its services. Today it is not launching. But previously it was launching many times, so I think it is disabled! Problem is not all processes in Windows can be disabled properly.
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       #86

    empleat said:
    Really? Matthew Wait said he was using some script, other than WUTM, WUMR.
    Yes really. Windows Update occasionally offers a new update the KB number of which is identical to a previously installed update so then this previously installed update is replaced by it, whereas a program like WUMT does not detect this new update, and, even if this would be fixed, there's still also the problem of messing up the Update History.

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    A few minutes ago I manually updated my Edge Chromium from 89.0.774.57 to 89.0.774.68. It never automatically updates itself for me because my ethernet connection is set to metered.
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  7. Posts : 6,660
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       #87

    hdmi said:
    here's still also the problem of messing up the Update History.
    That doesn't seem to be a problem on my machine.

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       #88

    Callender said:
    That doesn't seem to be a problem on my machine.

    How to update Edge manually? (with blocked Windows update)-history.jpg
    I know, but the problem only becomes apparent some time after you finally decide to re-enable Windows Update after having kept it disabled for many months. I used to use WUMT a few years ago, back in the day when automatic reboots resulting from Windows Update automatic updates on Windows 10 Home were still driving people nuts. I also tried WAU Manager a few months ago, for about a month or so. I know you are a big fan of stopudates10. But IMO it has become obsolete, as the metered connection is equally as effective, and that I have been using since before it became possible to set an ethernet connection to metered in the settings menu (i.e., you had to download Brink's .reg file to be able to do it on an ethernet connection, as this setting, that appears after you click on the Properties button in Network and Internet | Status, used to be available for WiFi connections, but not for ethernet connections.)

    EDIT: Here's the Properties button that I mentioned:



    Here is the setting, 'Set as metered connection':

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  9. Posts : 229
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       #89

    Or you could create an updater package on ninite.com
    It can also update other apps and it always downloads the latest version. You only need to create the updater once it is fantastic
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  10. Posts : 582
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       #90

    hdmi said:
    Yes really. Windows Update occasionally offers a new update the KB number of which is identical to a previously installed update so then this previously installed update is replaced by it, whereas a program like WUMT does not detect this new update, and, even if this would be fixed, there's still also the problem of messing up the Update History.

    - - - Updated - - -

    A few minutes ago I manually updated my Edge Chromium from 89.0.774.57 to 89.0.774.68. It never automatically updates itself for me because my ethernet connection is set to metered.
    If I only wanted to stop automatic windows updates, that would suffice. I have also problem with automatic driver updates. I tried to google this already 50 times and MVPs from this forum sent me registry tweaks. Nothing EVER worked to stop automatic windows driver updates, except Sledgehammer!!!
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