1.    20 Sep 2015 #1
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    Choose when to install updates?

    I have windows 10 Pro. When I go to check updates, if any are available it will automatically download and Install. Isn't there a way I can set things up so that I can choose when to download and install?
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Isn't there a way I can set things up so that I can choose when to download and install?
    You can set WU to Notify and download and install when you want manually.
    (run CMD as admin and enter, then check for updates for settings to apply):

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AUOptions" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

    Or you can choose, when WU should be installed, they will still download automatically.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AUOptions" /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    0 - Every day / 1 - Sunday / 2 - Monday / 3 - Tuesday / 4 - Wednesday / 5 - Thursday / 6 - Friday / 7 - Saturday
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "ScheduledInstallDay" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    10 - 10th hour / 23 - 23th hour
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "ScheduledInstallTime" /t REG_DWORD /d 10 /f
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