Matthew Wai said:
It is always right to select metered connections. Note that you may create a desktop shortcut to C:\#\Windows Update MiniTool.exe

I have no idea. Hopefully, other members can help you.
Hi again.... sorry should have given you an update.... the "windows settings" window issue is gone.. all is working good (for now..... I found out it was Avast Premium that was the cause of some of the issues I have been having... The UI didn't load, the firewall was off and said it could not be started, etc etc....
So I uninstalled it and am now reinstalling ..... hope it works.

Thanks again and I will create the desktop shortcut as you suggested.