1.    13 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Green Valley, AZ
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    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)

    Configuring Windows Update


    I have configured Windows Updates on my Windows 10 Pro system using GPEdit to "Notify before downloading or installing any updates". Unless I am misunderstanding what this really means, it seems to be ignoring this setting. When I check for updates, it automatically starts the download and proceeds to do the install without asking. Am I wrong in my understanding of this setting that it should indicate that there are downloads available and ask me if I want to download and install the updates before actually doing them?



    JohnD
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  2.    13 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,726
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello John,

    Yep, when using that option:

    If you manually check for updates, then the updates will always be automatically downloaded and installed.

    If you let Windows automatically check for updates and notify you when updates are available, then this policy will let you disable automatic updates.

    I find that using OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to set your network as a metered connection works best to stop automatic updates.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    13 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Green Valley, AZ
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    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
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    Thanks Brink. I will wait on them in the future.

    JohnD
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  4.    13 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You're most welcome.
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