Windows 10: Windows Update Settings Refuses to Let Me Use This Option

  1.    31 May 2018 #1

    Windows Update Settings Refuses to Let Me Use This Option


    I got an issue with windows update. When I go to settings > windows update > advanced options. I cant turn this on the option, "automatically download updates, even over metered data connections". Whenever I try to, it switches back to off. I just want to automatically download all updates whether theyre for windows 10 in general or windows security. Is this normal??

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       31 May 2018 #2

    Hello Yahanna,

    You might see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to set this instead.

    Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 31 May 2018 at 18:36.
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  3. Posts : 170
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 1803 bld. 17134.345
       31 May 2018 #3

    Mine does the same thing, but it downloads everything when they appear to be available. If you go to the subsequent panels, what are the settings on the second Advanced Options panel? settings > windows update > advanced options > delivery options > advanced settings. I have the download bandwidth set at 100%. Also, what are the active hours set to on the windows update panel? I've had updates change them in the past, but not since bld. 16299.371. Oh yeah, WU checks every day automatically, shortly after boot up.
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  4.    31 May 2018 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Yahanna,

    You might see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to set this instead.

    Allow Automatic Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Hi brink,

    I'll take a look.. thanks.
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  5.    31 May 2018 #5

    jamis said: View Post
    Mine does the same thing, but it downloads everything when they appear to be available. If you go to the subsequent panels, what are the settings on the second Advanced Options panel? settings > windows update > advanced options > delivery options > advanced settings. I have the download bandwidth set at 100%. Also, what are the active hours set to on the windows update panel? I've had updates change them in the past, but not since bld. 16299.371. Oh yeah, WU checks every day automatically, shortly after boot up.
    Hi jamis,

    To answer your questions, the download bandwidth is unchecked. Mind you, theres 2 options for this... one is for updates in the background and the other is for the foreground. Did you mean for both?

    As to you other question abotu active hours, mine is set by default from 8am to 5pm.

    Let me know what changes you had in mind for me. Thanks.
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  6. Posts : 170
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 1803 bld. 17134.345
       31 May 2018 #6

    Not sure what to suggest other than what Brink posted. I don't have a metered connection, so things have been set at 100% just to make sure nothing was limited. If your active hours are 8A to 5P, is the system on outside of those hours? If it is, WU is supposed to do the updates then. My active hours are 6A to 11P and the system is shut down outside of those hours, but WU never downloads available updates during the active hours, let alone doing a restart. Still working on why.
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  7.    01 Jun 2018 #7

    jamis said: View Post
    Not sure what to suggest other than what Brink posted. I don't have a metered connection, so things have been set at 100% just to make sure nothing was limited. If your active hours are 8A to 5P, is the system on outside of those hours? If it is, WU is supposed to do the updates then. My active hours are 6A to 11P and the system is shut down outside of those hours, but WU never downloads available updates during the active hours, let alone doing a restart. Still working on why.
    Hey jamis,

    I don't think bandwidth has anything to do with it since I usually get my updates and my PC checks them daily.

    With all due respect what you said was confusing. You said your active hours are 6A to 11P. But that your PC never downloads updates during active hours. If that's the case you have to manually check for updates then, unless I'm not reading you correctly.
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  8. Posts : 170
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 1803 bld. 17134.345
       01 Jun 2018 #8

    Yes, it checks every day, but never downloads anything and I do have to manually check for updates. It's been that way for some time now. I'm still not sure why the automatic check never gets anything.
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  9.    01 Jun 2018 #9

    jamis said: View Post
    Yes, it checks every day, but never downloads anything and I do have to manually check for updates. It's been that way for some time now. I'm still not sure why the automatic check never gets anything.
    Honeslt I really don't know if that's the case with me. But I'll double check and let you know.
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