Windows 10: Activation and Updates

  1.    12 Sep 2015 #1

    Activation and Updates


    Can someone explain how Updates work on Windows 10? Is this function now totally automatic and taking place in the background? Also will updates activate Windows Defender? I have tried activating it manually through the Settings menu, but the toggle switch icons are bleached out. They cannot be accessed.
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  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #2

    Do you have an AV program installed? Defender is automatically disabled if Windows detects an AV is running

    In Win10 Home edition, installation of updates is a fully automated although a little personalisation is allowed. You can do things such as stopping drivers from updating automatically, hiding certain updates (via separate downloadable MS utility), stop updates across networks and setting up downloads for a metered connection.
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  3.    12 Sep 2015 #3

    AV Program Is Installed


    Philip1749 said: View Post
    Can someone explain how Updates work on Windows 10? Is this function now totally automatic and taking place in the background? Also will updates activate Windows Defender? I have tried activating it manually through the Settings menu, but the toggle switch icons are bleached out. They cannot be accessed.
    I have Comodo Premium Anti-Virus and Firewall installed. Would this be sufficient to disable Windows Defender? If so, what steps should I take to permit Windows Defender to bypass Comodo Anti-Virus and Firewall and become able to be activated?

    I just deactivated Comodo Anti-Virus and Firewall, but to no avail. I still could not activate Windows Defender. There has to be another cause. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I would be very interested.
    Last edited by Philip1749; 12 Sep 2015 at 14:50.
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  4. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #4

    You cannot have two AVs. It can cause terrible problems. It is quite right that MS has defender switch itself off as it is protecting users from having systems that cannot work properly. If you want to have defender running you will need to uninstall Comodo AV.
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  5.    12 Sep 2015 #5

    Philip1749 said: View Post
    I have Comodo Premium Anti-Virus and Firewall installed. Would this be sufficient to disable Windows Defender? If so, what steps should I take to permit Windows Defender to bypass Comodo Anti-Virus and Firewall and become able to be activated?

    I just deactivated Comodo Anti-Virus and Firewall, but to no avail. I still could not activate Windows Defender. There has to be another cause. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I would be very interested.
    Thank you. I will uninstall Comodo Anti-Virus and Firewall then. Which of them does a better job of defending, would you say? Comodo or Windows Defender?
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  6. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #6

    I do have an opinion on that, but it is not valid as I use neither. You need someone who has used both to comment.

    Have a look at sites such as AV-Comparitives for information on security products and take a visit to Wilders Forums too. Then make an informed choice.
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