Windows 10: "Notify for download & Notify for install" missing - GPEDIT


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 May 2018 #1

    "Notify for download & Notify for install" missing - GPEDIT


    Recently did a fresh install of Win10 Spring update.I'm accustomed to using option (2) in Group Policy Editor which lets Windows notify me to download updates and notify me to install them once downloaded. However, this no longer seems to be an option as the only thing i can see is "Notify for download and auto install". This means that when I click the check for downloads button in Windows Update, updates are installed automatically. It used to wait for me to click "Install" after doing that.

    Does anyone know what happened to the option "Notify for download and notify for install"? How can I get this behavior back?

    Edit: Also, what's the difference between disabling this policy and the last option- letting local admin choose?

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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Jun 2018 #2

    wiivile said: View Post
    Recently did a fresh install of Win10 Spring update.I'm accustomed to using option (2) in Group Policy Editor which lets Windows notify me to download updates and notify me to install them once downloaded. ... Does anyone know what happened to the option "Notify for download and notify for install"?
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    The last version to say 'Notify for download and notify for install' for option two was 1607. From 1703 on it says Notify for download and auto install'.

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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       03 Jun 2018 #3

    That's unfortunate... "notify for download and notify for install" was my preferred method. Is there any way to get that functionality back? Not sure what method to use now. I don't want to completely disable updates but I don't want them to auto-install when I click "check for updates".
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Jun 2018 #4

    I generally install updates as they become available, so I haven't used that policy. The most I do is set a metered connection so that I get a chance to check out the update before installing.

    It would seem that up to 1607 with that Group Policy in place you were notified and had to give permission twice. The first time was permission to download an update once it had been found as available by windows update (whether by an automatic or a manual check for updates), the second was to permit it to be installed once it had been downloaded.

    As far as I can tell, you will still be notified and asked for permission to download, but now the install will take place as soon as the download has completed. This change has (some) logic to it, as you wouldn't generally permit the download unless you intended to install it.

    Those on these forums who want absolute control over updates seem to use Windows Update MiniTool. See this thread for more details...

    Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely
    Last edited by Bree; 03 Jun 2018 at 12:49.
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  5.    03 Jun 2018 #5

    Still dunno why MS has this "Big Brother" attitude regarding updates...

    This forced update thing is getting out-of-hand - I have a 3rd party firewall control app (more for security than anything else but blocks WU...but just saying - why do we have to go to 3rd party? if otherwise the options were natively in Windows?
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