Windows 10: Cannot change windows update settings

  1.    23 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot change windows update settings


    I do not want Windows 10 to update and restart my PC automatically - I want to decide when that is done.

    In the Settings it is fixed at 'Automatic' update.

    I have followed two suggestions to alter the setting that searches turned up, but neither have worked so far.

    Can anyone suggest how I get over this problem.

    NOTE:
    Here are the 2 Methods I tried.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,714
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       23 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Pewe,

    If you like, you can use the recommended setting in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable automatic updates. Whenever you set a group policy for update settings, it will disable them from being able to be changed in Setting like in the example screenshots in the same tutorial below.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    23 Aug 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Pewe,

    If you like, you can use the recommended setting in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable automatic updates. Whenever you set a group policy for update settings, it will disable them from being able to be changed in Setting like in the example screenshots in the same tutorial below.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    Thanks Brink.

    In fact what I had already done is what you have detailed in Option One, but I set it for '5. Allow local admin to choose setting' - but it did not work. The setting still had 'Automatic' in a Grayed out box.

    I just tried it again but used '3. Auto download and notify for install', and this worked, showing 'Notify to Install' in a grayed out box.

    Can't understand why 5. does not work to allow changes from a drop down list, but at least I have control over when the updates are applied - I hope.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,714
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       23 Aug 2015 #4

    Yeah, 5 doesn't work since Microsoft doesn't include the options in Windows Update settings like in Windows 7/8.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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