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  1. Posts : 34,985
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #11

    I looked at that one briefly and found it confusing when I ran it - your experience may differ.

    Download:
    Download WuMgr - MajorGeeks
    Last edited by dalchina; 12 Nov 2018 at 12:27.
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  2. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #12

    I just looked at it, then downloaded it. What do I do with it now? It has no recognizable executable so how is it installed ort invoked? No info on the GitHub site at all.

    Looks like source code to me, or is it interpreted on the fly some how?
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  3. Posts : 34,985
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    Try Download WuMgr - MajorGeeks

    I've amended my post- I did run it, tried one thing and ended up in a mess it took some minutes to get out of.
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  4. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #14

    The interface looks pretty straight forward but I don't think I'll try to use it. I have no need to block updates as many people seem to want to do. I was just6 curious what the tool looked like.
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  5. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #15

    @Ztruker: I find it helpful to keep around even though I mostly use WU for updates. Occasionally, when WU gets stuck or become bogged down, running either WUMT or WuMgr will set things back to rights. Handy side-effect of using one or the other of these great tools. But you're right: it's mostly for those who want total control over WU, and who wish to do updates entirely under careful observation and control.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  6. Posts : 2,423
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #16

    If you're comfortable with PowerShell, an excellent alternative is the PSWindowsUpdate module.

    There is also a very detailed tutorial for that, by @Kari

    Update and Upgrade Windows 10 using PowerShell | Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #17

    ddelo said:
    If you're comfortable with PowerShell, an excellent alternative is the PSWindowsUpdate module.

    There is also a very detailed tutorial for that, by @Kari

    Update and Upgrade Windows 10 using PowerShell | Tutorials
    FYI: It can also be included in W10Privacy

    See section "Windows updates via W10Privacy"

    Batch file to enable GPE in Windows 10 Home-pswindowsupdate.jpg


    Just don't forget to uncheck highlighted items if you want to resume update checks using other methods.


    Batch file to enable GPE in Windows 10 Home-pswindowsupdate-2.jpg
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  8. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #18

    EdTittel said:
    @Ztruker: I find it helpful to keep around even though I mostly use WU for updates. Occasionally, when WU gets stuck or become bogged down, running either WUMT or WuMgr will set things back to rights. Handy side-effect of using one or the other of these great tools. But you're right: it's mostly for those who want total control over WU, and who wish to do updates entirely under careful observation and control.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Ed, my question is, how do you use it? There are no executables, only .cs, xml and proj files. WuMgr on the other hand has a .exe.
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  9. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #19

    @Ztruker: I'm obviously missing something. I thought we *were* talking about WuMgr. Perhaps you meant the wrapper script itself?
    Sorry for the mixup -- obviously, it's my mistake.
    --Ed--
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  10. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #20

    If the OP wishes to upgrade to Pro, there is information on here on how to use the KMS keys to upgrade from Home to Pro, Workstation and even Enterprise. Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions | Tutorials I have had no issues even when the Windows servers did not like the old upgrade keys from 2015.
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