What did Windows update do


  1. Posts : 329
    windows 10 pro build 21h2
       #1

    What did Windows update do


    I formatted my nvme ssd and I installed Windows 10 build 22h2 nearly 2 months ago and then I installed a program called Sledgehammer to disable windows updates.

    If you modify Windows features and you install .net 3.5 or enable virtualization for Windows sandbox while you are using Sledgehammer then you will get a message saying installing Windows updates when you restart your pc in order to add extra features to Windows. I already did both things nearly 2 months ago.

    Yesterday I installed a game and then I restarted my laptop and it said installing Windows update after I restarted and the Windows features were modified. That's weird because no Windows updates were installed for me because I disabled Windows updates. I checked if any programs have been updated on their own. I am using Adobe Reader and it got updated on its own 3 days ago. Also Microsoft Edge got updated on its own 2 days ago it installed Microsoft Edge Webview2 Runtime for me on the same day. Microsoft Edge Webview2 Runtime is 500mb. I didn't restart my laptop after those things were installed and I restarted it yesterday.

    I want to ask what caused the installing Windows updates when I restarted the laptop yesterday? I doubt that Adobe Reader or Microsoft Edge or the game can cause that and the only thing which is left is Microsoft Edge Webview2 Runtime. Did that cause the installing Windows updates when I restarted the laptop yesterday?

    Also I want to ask is there a log file which mentions what happens when you restart the pc and it says installing Windows updates?
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  2. Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    All updates show up in control panel >Programs and Features >View Installed Updates
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  3. Posts : 329
    windows 10 pro build 21h2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hearsepilot said:
    All updates show up in control panel >Programs and Features >View Installed Updates
    I already said that I am using Sledgehammer so no Windows updates were installed for me
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  4. Posts : 14,076
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #4

    As was mentioned some years ago with Win10 and the Insider Preview there would be some updates that couldn't be prevented or delayed and that carried into the RTM when it was released. And looking in Windows Update and Update History, Uninstall updates may not show all updates as they can't be uninstalled.
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  5. Posts : 43,212
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Also I want to ask is there a log file which mentions what happens when you restart the pc and it says installing Windows updates?
    From the searchable Tutorials section you are welcom to try this:

    Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10

    Noted you restated:
    I already said that I am using Sledgehammer so no Windows updates were installed for me
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  6. Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    cns00 said:
    I already said that I am using Sledgehammer so no Windows updates were installed for me
    Then you stated the machine claims to be installing updates.
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  7. Posts : 329
    windows 10 pro build 21h2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    From the searchable Tutorials section you are welcom to try this:

    Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10

    Noted you restated:
    For example originally my Windows 10 didn't come with .net 3.5 enabled and then I installed Sledgehammer to disable Windows updates. After that I enabled .net 3.5 and I restarted my laptop. Windows needs to be modified so the new feature which is .net 3.5 works and it does that by showing a message which says "Installing Windows updates. Please don't turn off the computer" when I restart the laptop

    Yesterday I got that message when I restarted my laptop so that means that Windows is being modified to enable some new feature. Did that message show because Microsoft Edge webview2 runtime got installed?
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