Windows 10: Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10  

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  1.    22 Aug 2016 #350

    Brink said: View Post
    Option 4 sets your Internet connection to be metered, which will then disable automatic updates in Windows Update.
    The option 4 ONLY disables the automatic updates of Windows Update or other functionality?

    Thanks

    Bye
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       22 Aug 2016 #351

    It will only do what I repeated twice.

    Option 4 sets your Internet connection to be metered, which will then disable automatic updates in Windows Update.
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  3.    22 Aug 2016 #352

    Brink said: View Post
    It will only do what I repeated twice.

    Option 4 sets your Internet connection to be metered, which will then disable automatic updates in Windows Update.
    Perfect. I had read that the measured connections also disable other functionality.

    Thanks

    Bye
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       22 Aug 2016 #353

    balubeto said: View Post
    Perfect. I had read that the measured connections also disable other functionality.

    Thanks

    Bye
    Yes, it will affect anything that will not automatically download on a metered connection. You'll have to manually do so instead. More details below to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    23 Aug 2016 #354

    Regarding the option 5, if I set the Windows Update service to Manual, the Windows updates automatically start or not? If not, from Command Prompt, how do I do this?

    Thanks

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       23 Aug 2016 #355

    If the service is set to manual, then yes it could still be automatically started. Disabling the services is the only sure way to make sure it will not be started.

    Of course, you'll have to manually toggle to enable/start and stop/disable the service each time you want to check for and install updates.
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  7.    04 Sep 2016 #356

    There is now a feedback item you can upvote to fix the Settings app issue not showing that automatic updates are disabled:

    feedback-hub:?contextid=58&feedbackid=09366b02-2770-456a-9468-f7bc3323594b&form=1&src=2
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       15 Sep 2016 #357

    Hi Shawn,

    I am told that Windows Defender updates will take place regardless of what settings one makes using the group policy editor. I have never seen a Windows defender update running in the background after making the changes to the group policy.
    So I do not know whether the above is true or not.
    best

    Geoff
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  9. Posts : 22,176
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       15 Sep 2016 #358

    Hello Geoff,

    If automatic updates get disabled, there shouldn't be any updates that automatically download and install.
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       19 Sep 2016 #359

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Geoff,

    If automatic updates get disabled, there shouldn't be any updates that automatically download and install.
    Thanks for confirming .
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