Why is my computer checking for updates twice daily?

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  1. Posts : 199
    Windows 10 2004 Home
       #1

    Why is my computer checking for updates twice daily?


    It's automatically doing it. It checked for them once at 3:09 then again at 4:39. I don't know if it happened yesterday or not. But it checked for them at almost the same time on Friday. At about 4:39. Can the second time be for app updates? But if it is, then why did that not happen before?
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  2. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #2

    Do you shut your computer down? It will check for new updates when you restart it.
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  3. Posts : 199
    Windows 10 2004 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Jacee said:
    Do you shut your computer down? It will check for new updates when you restart it.
    No. I turned it on a few minutes after three and I had it on ever since.
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  4. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    rockfan13 said:
    It checked for them once at 3:09 then again at 4:39.
    Do you mean the time shown below?

    Why is my computer checking for updates twice daily?-check-updates.jpg
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  5. Posts : 199
    Windows 10 2004 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Matthew Wai said:
    Do you mean the time shown below?

    Why is my computer checking for updates twice daily?-check-updates.jpg
    Yeah. That.
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  6. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #6

    Right-click on the Start button --> Windows PowerShell.
    Run the following command, and you will get a very long list of events related to Windows Update.

    Get-WinEvent -ProviderName 'Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient'

    See whether you can get some clues from the list.
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  7. WXC
    Posts : 6,800
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H2 19044.1706
       #7

    Interesting, mine has never auto checked for updates, within the same day. Regardless of how many times I may shut down/restart the PC.

    Thus, I can really offer no explanation/advice. I will follow this thread, to see if it is resoled.

    Good luck rockfan13.
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  8. Posts : 199
    Windows 10 2004 Home
    Thread Starter
       #8

    WXC said:
    Interesting, mine has never auto checked for updates, within the same day. Regardless of how many times I may shut down/restart the PC.

    Thus, I can really offer no explanation/advice. I will follow this thread, to see if it is resoled.

    Good luck rockfan13.
    None of the other computers including this one has done this before. So, it is strange. I just hope that it's not malicious. Even though I probably would've noticed by now.
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  9. WXC
    Posts : 6,800
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H2 19044.1706
       #9

    I doubt it is malicious, yet odd.

    You may wish to try this (longshot), nothing bad will come of it, except a little time spent, even if it doesn't fix the issue.


    Click Win+R, to open the Run box.

    Type in services.msc to open Services.

    Double-click the Windows update service.

    On the General tab, locate the Startup type option and select Disabled from the drop-down menu.

    Then restart your computer to save the changes.

    ~~~

    After that, do the following...

    Repeat steps 1 - 4, and select Automatic from the Startup drop-down menu. Then restart your machine once more.

    PITB, I know, but this may resolve the issue.


    If you chose to try my suggestion, please post back in due time, and let us know if it resolved the issue.


    Good luck rockfan13.

    Edited to add: Worse case, you'll be back to square one with this odd puzzle.
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  10. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #10

    Mine does (20H2). Morning and evening.
    Why is my computer checking for updates twice daily?-1.png

    (There's another task that checks for app updates, then there are app data updates, Defender updates...)
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