Windows 10: I seem to have no option for Automatic downloading of updates Solved

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  1.    29 Mar 2017 #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.    29 Mar 2017 #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.    29 Mar 2017 #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.    30 Mar 2017 #14

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    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.    30 Mar 2017 #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.    30 Mar 2017 #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.    30 Mar 2017 #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
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    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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       30 Mar 2017 #18

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    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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  •    30 Mar 2017 #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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