I seem to have no option for Automatic downloading of updates

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  1. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #21

    Matthew Wai said:
    At my end, metered connections prevent WU from automatically checking for updates, so no updates will be found, downloaded, and installed.
    May be a regional version issue. Local ISP rules and regs. Any other number of things. I just noticed you're in China. Not familiar at all with how ISPs work there.
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  2. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #22

    My statement refers to the present, while TairikuOkami's link refers to the future.
    The present condition could change in the future.
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  3. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #23

    The comment about forcing critical updates refers to the forthcoming Creators Upgrade.
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  4. Posts : 171
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #24

    As suggested by dalchina in post #17, I played around with Tweaker and ended up with a frozen WU page – error 80070422. Luckily, I fixed it with the help of this thread:
    Windows Update error 80070422

    My 'Update settings' are now 'Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered connections (where charges may apply)'. But I still think something's amiss – clicking 'advanced options' (under Update settings) gives me the same page as I posted in post #1. Should I not be seeing a screen like the one in post #8 where there's a dropdown box? Or has that screen been discontinued?

    If so, and the 'Advanced Options' shown in post #1 is correct, how are you supposed to change your preferences? My Group Policy settings are still as shown in post #15 – to my mind, I should have complete control over the settings but I don't.

    Does anyone have any further thoughts on this? Thanks.
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  5. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #25

    Exactly what options are you expecting?

    Pro offers Defer upgrades, active hours (restart control - limited)

    You might like to try the troubleshooter (bottom).
    I seem to have no option for Automatic downloading of updates-snap-2017-03-30-21.11.23.jpg
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  6. Posts : 171
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #26

    The ability to switch – whenever I choose – between downloading automatically/being notified, installing automatically/being notified, getting Important updates only/getting Important&Recommended. Don't you have that?

    Thanks for the Troubleshooter tip. It says it fixed a couple of things but nothing that changes my situation.
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  7. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #27

    Those options simply aren't there in '10 at the GUI level. It's not Win 7, sorry.
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  8. Posts : 171
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #28

    OK, thanks. Does anyone have this screen or is it just an older version of Advanced Options?
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  9. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #29

    dortmunder said:
    Does anyone have this screen or is it just an older version of Advanced Options?
    The Advanced Options on my 1607 does not have that screen.
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  10. Posts : 24,568
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #30

    dortmunder said:
    OK, thanks. Does anyone have this screen or is it just an older version of Advanced Options?
    That looks like the screen from version 1511 (or earlier). Run Winver to confirm what version you have. If Winver doesn't give a version number, then it's the original release 10240.

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