1.    13 Feb 2017 #1

    Any wya to check for updates within actually installing them?


    Howdy,
    Win previous version of Windows, when I ran WU it would go see what updates were available and would show me the list. Then I could choose which ones I wanted to install and go from there.

    With Win10 it seems my only option is to tell it to check which also automatically downloads and installs everything it finds. Is there any way to have it NOT do that?

    At work, we use SCCM for updates but I sometimes want to point my laptop out to Microsoft just to see what patches I don't have to make sure everything is working properly. However, I don't want it to actually go get those patches, I just want to see what's available.

    Anyone know anyway I can do the same steps as I could pre-Windows 10 and just see what updates are available for me without actually downloading or installing them?

    Thanks!
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  2.    13 Feb 2017 #2
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    There might be a work-around. I did this for Windows 7, however, I do not know if Windows 10 has similar URLs.
    I found two Windows 7 WU URLs from Microsoft:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ownload-center
    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Again, the above for Windows 7 may help you find the URLs that apply to Windows 10.
    That way, you can examine the available WUs without downloading or installing -- yet.
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  3.    13 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    With Win10 it seems my only option is to tell it to check which also automatically downloads and installs everything it finds....

    ...I sometimes want to point my laptop out to Microsoft just to see what patches I don't have to make sure everything is working properly. However, I don't want it to actually go get those patches, I just want to see what's available...
    Microsoft would say that it made updates automatic so that consumers would not pick and choose which patches to install, potentially leaving security loopholes open. Whether you agree with that philosophy or not, that's the way Windows 10 works now (at least, for Home users).

    Setting a Metered connection will allow you to check as normal from Settings, but won't download any updates it finds unless you click the 'download now' button. You will however be stuck with this list of updates until you go ahead and install them.
    Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10
    Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10

    Unlike earlier versions, there isn't a big list of updates anyway. Each month there's a cumulative update that includes all previous updates. Installing it will download and install only the patches that you don't already have.

    If you have a real need to block a particular update (a driver that doesn't work for your system, perhaps) then there are ways...
    Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10
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  4.    13 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    ...I just want to see what's available...
    Rather than checking for updates, have a look here.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...update-history
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  5.    13 Feb 2017 #5

    Our main problem is we had an issue with our SCCM server and it stopped pushing out updated about 6 months ago. We think we got it working as some patches did go out but we aren't 100% if it picked up all the old stuff. I just wanted to find a way to go out to Microsoft's official site and see if it thinks I'm up to date or not so I know if we need to go back and look at our SCCM server again.
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  6.    13 Feb 2017 #6

    Tried Windows Update Minitool? , set to 'Notification Mode'
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