1.    28 Mar 2017 #1
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    BITS service manual or automatic?


    Hey all
    I'm just wondering whether it matters if the BITS services is in manual or automatic (delayed start) since it has a habit of switch from the former to the latter. I'm not interested in disabling it as I still want my updates checked automatically (controversial I know).
    Last edited by shadowblade; 28 Mar 2017 at 18:16.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #2
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    Hello shadowblade,

    This below is the default setting for the BITS service, so it's fine to leave it on "Automatic".

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  3.    28 Mar 2017 #3
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    thanks I noticed today it has switched to manual even though i set it automatic (delayed start). I contacted Microsoft via the the contact support app and they said it didn't matter as it was normal behaviour of the system.
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  4.    28 Mar 2017 #4
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    so if the system automatically sets BITS back to manual I should not have any problems at all?
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  5.    28 Mar 2017 #5
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    You shouldn't as long as the service is not disabled.
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  6.    28 Mar 2017 #6
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    Thank you disabling the service is the LAST thing i want to do
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  7.    28 Mar 2017 #7
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