I seem to have no option for Automatic downloading of updates

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  1. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #11

    It's at the top- slightly obscurely, I think 'Reset this page to defaults'

    The web page shows it bottom right (older version I guess).
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  2. Posts : 171
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Thanks. I clicked it and got no indication that anything had happened. The WU pages still looks the same (i.e. wrong). Perhaps a restart is needed to I'll report back tomorrow. Bedtime is looming...
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  3. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    I'm making the (probably dangerous) assumption that's what it means and does (!!) - I've not tried it except I see the same as you.

    I tried that in a simple case - add 'bat' to New in file explorer- it worked as expected in that case.

    Otherwise use the details on the page referenced
    How to disable Windows Update in Windows 10 RTM - Winaero
    and reverse the change there (it gives GPO and registry options).
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  4. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #14

    f14tomcat said:
    On metered connections, only critical security and must have updates will be automatic.
    I use metered connections, and no updates, including critical security and must-have updates, will be automatic.
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  5. Posts : 171
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Well, nothing's changed overnight, I still have no power to change WU settings from the 'Update & Security' page. The Winaero Tweaker seems not to want to do anything on the Behaviour/WU page – clicking any of the buttons does nothing. I tested it on another Tweak (enable Aero Lite) and it did it with bells and whistles!

    The only thing to have made a difference so far is TairikuOkami's command line instructions in post #5.

    Even Group Policy doesn't work for me – I've enabled and configured 4 settings (see pic) which I think should give me full control but doesn't. It seems that the upgrade has done a really good job of retaining my Win7 policies. With fingers crossed, I'll ask you all for further suggestions. Otherwise, I may have to consider spending a day doing a clean install...

    Thanks to everyone.
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  6. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #16

    I have disabled WU by setting all connections as metered, and I will be notified of available updates via VBScript. I manually download updates from Microsoft Update Catalog
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  7. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #17

    Using the Winaero tweaker in this case is a bit obscure.

    1. Note the instruction to
    a. click the option in Winaero tweaker
    b. click Check for Updates in Settings.

    2. To RESET the setting - something like
    a. click Reset the page defaults
    b. click Check for updates
    c. click Set Windows to update and notify...

    THEN the text changes to
    I seem to have no option for Automatic downloading of updates-snap-2017-03-30-11.11.47.jpg

    Don't understand- you may need to try a couple of times. I did.

    Or maybe the order is actually this:
    1. Settings, Updates
    2. Click 'Check for updates'
    3. Click the relevant Winaero tweak button.
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  8. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #18

    Matthew Wai said:
    I use metered connections, and no updates, including critical security and must-have updates, will be automatic.
    Was just quoting from the wording on the settings page. It was my interpretation of what MS meant by "required to keep Windows running smoothly". I don't use metered connections....maybe it doesn't work as advertised.

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  9. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #19

    At my end, metered connections prevent WU from automatically checking for updates, so no updates will be found, downloaded, and installed.
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