1.    23 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop

    Update History vs. Reliability Monitor history


    I've used gpedit to allow manual control of updates and manually download and install updates when available, and I set "Notifiy to download" option. That gave me control similar to what I had with Win7. Or so I thought. But the Reliability Monitor shows the installation of many more updates than shown in Update History. Some of them are driver installations so don't represent actual Windows updates, but many of the are updates to Windows "apps" (Skype, Phone, Solitaire, Twitter, etc.). Are these updates considered to be different from "Windows updates"?

    Now, I did check the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" option, but I assumed that meant it would give the same kind of download notification.

    Is there any way to turn off this automatic installation of Windows apps updates? I use none of the Microsoft Windows apps.
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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, there is a scheduled task which regularly checks for updates to universal apps. These are treated separately.
    You could edit that task if you wished.
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    Also please see the tutorial section which you are free to search and browse:
    Store Update Apps Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    24 Apr 2016 #3
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    Thank you. I've disabled the task for now. The tutorial you pointed to seems to provide a better solution, but I don't have the Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Store policy it refers to. I have also started getting the error described in Solved GPEdit Error - Windows 10 Forums. I have no idea if they are related, but I'm going to keep my eye on gpedit bugs.
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #4
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    Hi, thanks- hadn't tried gpedit for a bit.. I get the same error. I've uninstalled the update, and .. no error.

    One to uninstall and hide for now.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
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