Are Windows feature updates automatic?


  1. Posts : 68
    Windows 10
       #1

    Are Windows feature updates automatic?


    Well when my computer was first upgraded to Windows 10 on June 13, 2016, it happened in the earlier hours of the morning (8AM-9AM ish) without my consent. Later that year it kept trying to download the Anniversary Update without my consent and always got stuck on a loading screen, forcing me to cold boot.
    Now, this update (the Fall Creators Update) will break my display drivers, forcing me to live without Minecraft for the foreseeable future! As if that wasn't enough, when I rolled back my PC it started trying to upgrade again! Are these kinds of updates only installed manually? Or am I going to wake up one morning and find that my PC has been upgraded?
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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    allam447635 said:
    Well when my computer was first upgraded to Windows 10 on June 13, 2016, it happened in the earlier hours of the morning (8AM-9AM ish) without my consent. Later that year it kept trying to download the Anniversary Update without my consent and always got stuck on a loading screen, forcing me to cold boot.
    Now, this update (the Fall Creators Update) will break my display drivers, forcing me to live without Minecraft for the foreseeable future! As if that wasn't enough, when I rolled back my PC it started trying to upgrade again! Are these kinds of updates only installed manually? Or am I going to wake up one morning and find that my PC has been upgraded?
    You will only get upgraded overnight if you leave it powered on, and have not kept a watch on updates.
    I manually check each day as first task. Then if it picks up updates, you can set it at a time to suit you. Once you have checked, it does not check until 24 hours have passed. I have never had a forced update.

    People say it is a pain to check daily but it only takes a few seconds to start check and you can carry on doing other things in meantime. Think of it like cockpit drill in a car - check mirror, fule level etc.
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  3. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #3

    I also check for Windows 10 updates manually every day when I start my system the first time. I also check a few times a day.
    I check all my security programs manually several times a day.

    I really don't like anything updating automatically.

    Jack
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  4. Posts : 68
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    What I am actually worried about is that after a certain number of days I might be upgraded as soon as I turn my back on the computer. Will this happen?
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