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  1.    25 May 2017 #1

    Should I set windows modules installer worker to manual?


    I saw that the process was going on and on for awhile, I have 32gb of ram and i use Windows defender now too. I was thinking of setting it to manual but would it be worth it since I use defender?
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  2.    25 May 2017 #2
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    By default, the Windows module Installer is set to manual in Windows 10 and I am not sure why you are making a specific reference to Defender because the installer primarily deals with the following:

    Enables installation, modification, and removal of Windows updates and optional components. If this service is disabled, install or uninstall of Windows updates might fail for this computer.
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  3.    25 May 2017 #3

    According to my services it's set to automatic
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  4.    25 May 2017 #4
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    Hmm... what version and build of Windows 10 are you running? I am on version 1703 build 15063.332:

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  5.    25 May 2017 #5

    Same as you
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  6.    25 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Same as you
    Well, I can only tell you that I never changed mine and it was always set to default.

    This is also reinforced by Black Viper's (unofficial) review of Windows 10 service settings:
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    However, since yours is set to automatic, and my assumption is that nobody on your end made that change, I have no idea why it is set to automatic. Maybe someone else does but I'm a bit apprehensive to just tell you to change it because I don't know how (or why) it got that way.
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  7.    25 May 2017 #7

    Hmm so it would be unsafe then, well I guess its not so bad but I would like some others on this forum give me advice as well
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  8.    25 May 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Hmm so it would be unsafe then, well I guess its not so bad but I would like some others on this forum give me advice as well
    I never said it would be a bad thing. I just implied I was not sure because of your untouched (default) setting at automatic and you are wise to seek someone else's opinion. The only thing I can think of is maybe it was a retained setting from a Windows 8.1 upgrade. And, BTW, the OS is going to run it (as required) no matter how it is set (unless disabled).
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  9.    25 May 2017 #9

    Oh no this is a custom built, when I built the computer I bought Windows 10 OS to install on a Blank HDD.
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  10.    25 May 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Oh no this is a custom built, when I built the computer I bought Windows 10 OS to install on a Blank HDD.
    Ok, thanks for that. You can either set it to manual and see what happens or wait for additional responses.

    Good luck,

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