Win10's auto-update (disabled AMAP) just made me really, really angry


  1. Posts : 12
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    Win10's auto-update (disabled AMAP) just made me really, really angry


    I already had Windows automatic updates disabled as much as think the operating system allows -- I think. I'm on Win10 1909, build 18363.959.

    Time to try again, and ask for help here.

    Windows woke up my computer from hibernation last night, merely to update Edge (which I don't use at all) -- a non-essential, non-urgent update. When I turned the computer on this morning and the system rebooted, my several word documents reopened. But all the PDF tabs I had open from diverse places on my several logical drives, and all the tabs in my text editor of course did not reopen. It will take a lot of effort to get back to the work-state I was in last night.

    What can I do in my Windows setting to prevent this B.S. from happening? Where can I write to MicroSoft to give them a piece of my mind?

    Thanks for whatever help you can give (and sorry for venting a bit here - just really, really frustrated).
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  2. jamis's Avatar
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    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 21H1 bld. 19043.1110
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    You didnít state what Windows license edition you have installed (Home or Pro). Iím sorry I cannot address Pro, but I have Home WU paused until 10/15/2020. I can unpause it anytime I want to install updates and reset the pause expiration date to any multiple of seven days I wish with the pause options on the WU page. Of course, I have system image saves after each successful update so I can easily roll the system back to prior update status.
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  3. Posts : 12
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks, Jarnis. I have the Pro edition.

    So with updates paused until October, do you still get notifications when a new update is available?
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    akfocus said:
    I already had Windows automatic updates disabled as much as think the operating system allows
    The following allows you much more:
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10

    akfocus said:
    do you still get notifications when a new update is available?
    Yes, I do. My VBScript will notify me.
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    akfocus said:
    Windows woke up my computer from hibernation last night, merely to update Edge (which I don't use at all) -- a non-essential, non-urgent update.
    Fortunately, I got the following choices:

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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks. The instructions say that WAU Manager does not install on the computer. So my question is, if I put it in my Start Folder does it run in the background and check for updates? And if so, how often does it check?

    The reason I am asking is that I usually hibernate the computer and usually reboot it only once a week or so. If updates become available during the week, I would like to be notified and then do a manually trigger the update at my convenience.
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  7. jamis's Avatar
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    No, with WU paused, the system does not check for updates and therefore no notices. I believe that’s the way Home Edition works. I’m not interested in having the latest updates due to the apparent increase in issues with the ever widening range of hardware options W10 is supporting. I do watch this site for CUs and their possible issues before resuming WU.
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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    akfocus said:
    Thanks. The instructions say that WAU Manager does not install on the computer. So my question is, if I put it in my Start Folder does it run in the background and check for updates? And if so, how often does it check?

    The reason I am asking is that I usually hibernate the computer and usually reboot it only once a week or so. If updates become available during the week, I would like to be notified and then do a manually trigger the update at my convenience.
    It works how you set it.

    Win10's auto-update (disabled AMAP) just made me really, really angry-wau-manager.jpg

    Win10's auto-update (disabled AMAP) just made me really, really angry-task.jpg

    Personally I use a different update check method (manual only)
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  9. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    akfocus said:
    I would like to be notified and then do a manually trigger the update at my convenience.
    VBScript can automatically check for updates and notify you when updates are found.
    Using CMD script and VBScript to control Windows Update
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