Question on how Win 10 handles updates?


  1. Posts : 90
    8.1 64 bit
       #1

    Question on how Win 10 handles updates?


    So I upgraded this morning from 8.1 to 10, so far I really like it.

    I am curious about how Windows 10 handles it's updates? In 8.1, I could go into control panel, and double click on windows update, and it would find any available updates ( usually defender on a daily basis) and then some routine updates usually monthly. I always preferred to select the updates I wanted to install and then install them on my own time.

    Don't know that I see a way to do this in Windows 10? I did find under settings, where I could choose to only download from Microsoft and to notify me rather than automatic - does that accomplish the same thing? Will it notify me and allow me to choose the updates I want to install?

    I know sometimes previously in 8.1 updates might find some hardware drivers and offer them, I always get those from my hardware vendors, don't really want to be getting those from MS.

    I am sure as time goes by this will become more clear to me, just curious now more than anthing.
    Thanks for any tips,
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  2. Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro
       #2

    Windows 10 is taking a different approach and bundling updates together. Also, it is automatically installing them and taking much of the user interaction away. This could be good in that security vulnerabilities are patched no matter what (so long as you are internet connected), but some see it as a suppression of choice.

    There are some things you can prevent updating automatically, such as other MS products, and you can also defer upgrades till later.

    In addition, you are able to select that you do not want to have device drivers install automatically (found in device installation settings).

    Hope this was helpful!
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  3. Posts : 2,292
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #3

    The driver updates is a dangerous one, whilst Windows is good at finding some - on my mine I had a Bluetooth dongle and on insertion Windows 10 automatically downloaded the right driver. Very good but you don't want it messing with your GPU or sound drivers if you are happy with the hardware driver. As such we need a feature to specify what hardware one doesn't want driver updates for rather than a switch off for whole system
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  4. Posts : 13,683
    Windows10
       #4

    DustSailor said:
    Windows 10 is taking a different approach and bundling updates together. Also, it is automatically installing them and taking much of the user interaction away. This could be good in that security vulnerabilities are patched no matter what (so long as you are internet connected), but some see it as a suppression of choice.

    There are some things you can prevent updating automatically, such as other MS products, and you can also defer upgrades till later.

    In addition, you are able to select that you do not want to have device drivers install automatically (found in device installation settings).

    Hope this was helpful!
    For Home users at least, the switch to select drivers not to be installed does not work, and in fact has now been removed in version 10586. (if it appeared to work in 10240, that is just coincidence.
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  5. Posts : 90
    8.1 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    So then if I understand correctly, I have no real control over the hardware drives Windows 10 may decide to install?

    Hopefully then if I am running a more updated driver release , it will not overwrite it? Namely I would be talking about the graphics card, keyboard, and sound card drivers.
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  6. Posts : 13,683
    Windows10
       #6

    In essence, yes. You can manually install drivers but next time you get a major update, they might get reset which is a PITA.

    It is a real problem if one of the windows 10 selected drivers does not work at all eg keyboard drivers but that is quite rare.
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  7. Posts : 90
    8.1 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    cereberus said:
    In essence, yes. You can manually install drivers but next time you get a major update, they might get reset which is a PITA.

    It is a real problem if one of the windows 10 selected drivers does not work at all eg keyboard drivers but that is quite rare.
    Ok thanks that is good to know, I will be sure and check my hardware drivers after updates happen to occur.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Dont K
       #8

    I think I am having a problem with the automatic updates as I have limited data and am finding that my entire month's data can be used up in a single update. I could choose manually on Windows 8 as to whether I wanted to update or not, but now the choice is taken away and I am chewing up data. Any solutions to this?
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  9. Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro
       #9

    Jennysa said:
    I think I am having a problem with the automatic updates as I have limited data and am finding that my entire month's data can be used up in a single update. I could choose manually on Windows 8 as to whether I wanted to update or not, but now the choice is taken away and I am chewing up data. Any solutions to this?
    Liklely you are using Wi-Fi... in that case, you have to set it to metered. Here is how: Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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