Windows 10: Windows Update- Wireless Turned Off?

  1.    10 Mar 2018 #1

    Windows Update- Wireless Turned Off?

    Just upgraded old machine to Win 10. Always keep wireless turned OFF when computer is not in use.

    A few minutes ago, my hard drive started spinning. I looked over and saw "Configuring update for Windows 10" ... 0% complete" ... "Do not turn off your computer."

    0% complete now reads 6% complete. Hard drive still spinning.

    How is Microsoft able to download updates on to my computer when wireless is turned off?
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  2.    10 Mar 2018 #2

    Welcome to the forum. Its likley its download when it was upgraded and now doing updates I would turn the net on to ensure you get all the latest security up dates. What version are you running open a cmd prompt type winver
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  3.    10 Mar 2018 #3

    My laptop screen is black. Wont turn on. There's a monitor connected to the laptop. The monitor is on but I have no control over the cursor/wireless mouse.

    I knew I shouldn't have dl'd Win 10. Win 10 = total POS.
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  4.    10 Mar 2018 #4

    Give it some time if it doesnt start after 40 mins your only option would be to reboot
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  5.    10 Mar 2018 #5

    Crazy thing is- I just updated Windows 10 three days ago. Took a ton of time dl'ing and installing all of the updates. Now Win 10 is updating again?
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  6.    10 Mar 2018 #6

    Its normally a tuesday once a month unless its an important security fix once up to date your ok. What did winver say is it 1709?
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  7.    10 Mar 2018 #7

    Winver 1511 OS Build 10586.1176
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       10 Mar 2018 #8

    Colormax said: View Post
    I knew I shouldn't have dl'd Win 10. Win 10 = total POS.
    Colormax said: View Post
    Winver 1511 OS Build 10586.1176
    Where on earth did you download that from???

    1511 reached end of service on October 10, 2017 and ceased getting updates at that point. You build 10586.1176 was the last update for 1511 to be delivered through windows update and was also issued on 10th October.

    October 10, 2017—KB4041689 (OS Build 10586.1176)
    Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 10 Version 1511

    Windows 10 version 1511 will reach end of service on October 10, 2017. Devices running this operating system will no longer receive the monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.

    If you have an update trying to install now it's almost certainly the 'Features update to Windows 10, version 1709' aka Fall Creators Update - effectively an upgrade to the current version of Windows.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Mar 2018 #9

    Colormax said: View Post
    Always keep wireless turned OFF when computer is not in use.
    Presumably the WiFi is ON when you're using it? If so, a features update can have downloaded a bit at a time whenever the WiFi was on. You could also have received KB4023814 which installs and runs the Update Assistant.

    Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version

    When you receive the update notification, click Update now to update your device.

    If you saw something like that and did click 'update now' (thinking it's just an ordinary update) then you started the upgrade process to install 1709.

    If it had finished downloading the install files then it could quite easily be 'configuring an update for Windows 10' with no further need of an internet connection.
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