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  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10 x64 1809 LTSC
       #280

    I'm curious about the four registry values. I have two of them only.

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    Group policy only affects one of them, the second of the above.

    Using process explorer and regfromapp nothing I tried created the first two, and only modified the last one.

    I am not getting drivers from Windows update, so what are the first three for?

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #281

    Wobitancrawfodi said:
    I'm curious about the four registry values. I have two of them only.

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    Group policy only affects one of them, the second of the above.

    Using process explorer and regfromapp nothing I tried created the first two, and only modified the last one.

    I am not getting drivers from Windows update, so what are the first three for?

    1809 ltsc
    Hello,

    The registry keys and values in option 4 are for policies that affect driver updates in Windows Update. You wouldn't have most of them by default unless you or something set a policy, but are included just in case.

    In addition, you would only get driver updates via Windows Update for devices that support getting them via Windows Update. Unfortunately, not all devices do.
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  3. Posts : 272
    Windows 10 x64 1809 LTSC
       #282

    Brink said:
    Hello,
    The registry keys and values in option 4 are for policies that affect driver updates in Windows Update. You wouldn't have most of them by default unless you or something set a policy, but are included just in case.
    In addition, you would only get driver updates via Windows Update for devices that support getting them via Windows Update. Unfortunately, not all devices do.
    I had to correct you there... "Fortunately, not all devices do". :)

    I use gpedit to set my policies for Windows update, which is why the last of those 4 is set.

    I guess of I am not getting drivers with just the one registry value set I might be safe. But the reason I asked was because I use WSUS to manage updates. However, in the next few weeks my son is leaving home and he won't have access to WSUS and I was querying this in case I had to set these values because Windows Update might behave differently when not connected to WSUS.

    I guess I'll just add them to his PC "just in case"

    Thanks for your response.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #283

    I have been using only

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001

    it worked fine in 20H1 + 20H2

    It seems to be ignored in 21H1 + Win11 (21H2)
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #284

    @Brink,

    Hey, Shawn, it appears that the Windows 11 location to change the driver update settings have changed with the addition of another folder... "Manage updates offered from Windows Updates"

    So this...
    "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" is now this...

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update/Manage updates offered from Windows Updates

    BTW, I couldn't find this tutorial at the Windows Eleven site so...

    Just FYI
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,912
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #285

    sygnus21 said:
    @Brink,

    Hey, Shawn, it appears that the Windows 11 location to change the driver update settings have changed with the addition of another folder... "Manage updates offered from Windows Updates"

    So this...
    "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" is now this...

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update/Manage updates offered from Windows Updates

    BTW, I couldn't find this tutorial at the Windows Eleven site so...

    Just FYI
    Hello Drew,

    Yeah, I'm still adding W11 versions of the tutorials at www.elevenforum as fast as possible. A lot to do.

    I'll add this one to the list.
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  7. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,668
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #286

    Brink said:
    Hello Drew,

    Yeah, I'm still adding W11 versions of the tutorials at www.elevenforum as fast as possible. A lot to do.

    I'll add this one to the list.
    I don't think anyone is doubting that

    Anyway, it was just something I discovered earlier but forgot to bring it up then

    Peace
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,912
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #287

    sygnus21 said:
    I don't think anyone is doubting that

    Anyway, it was just something I discovered earlier but forgot to bring it up then

    Peace
    All finished.

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  9. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #288

    That key doesnt work anymore in a fresh os install only in one updated from 20H1-20H2 etc
    as i said the other week
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #289

    Shonk said:
    That key doesnt work anymore in a fresh os install only in one updated from 20H1-20H2 etc
    as i said the other week
    Which other key(s) have you tested from option 2 in the first post here?
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