1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 54
    Win 10 pro
       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.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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.


    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 54
    Win 10 pro
       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.


    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    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.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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.
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