BITS service manual or automatic? Solved


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home Version 1809
       28 Mar 2017 #1

    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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       28 Mar 2017 #2

    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. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home Version 1809
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       28 Mar 2017 #3

    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. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home Version 1809
    Thread Starter
       28 Mar 2017 #4

    so if the system automatically sets BITS back to manual I should not have any problems at all?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       28 Mar 2017 #5

    You shouldn't as long as the service is not disabled.
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  6. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home Version 1809
    Thread Starter
       28 Mar 2017 #6

    Thank you disabling the service is the LAST thing i want to do
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       28 Mar 2017 #7

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