Windows 10: Best Windows Update settings for Creators Update?

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  1. Posts : 172
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       02 Aug 2017 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    The text you are seeing sounds more like what you get if your connection is set as metered.
    I checked, and my connection is not set to metered.
    You can check if you've successfully set notify only thus:
    Attachment 146836
    Interestingly, that setting was set to disabled when I checked. I set it to enabled, and selected option 2. However, option 2 is no longer "notify for download and notify for install". No such setting exists in the Creators Update. It is now "notify for download and auto install".

    You can see here:

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    Using Winaero's tweaker is a combination of using Check for Updates AND the button on the tweaker.

    Attachment 146835
    I tried making the change that I mentioned above in the group policy editor, then trying Winaero again. It made no difference. It still says, "We'll ask you to download updates, except when updates are required to keep Windows running smoothly. In that case, we'll automatically download those updates".
    This is apparently the only version of "notify only" available in the Creators Update.
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  2.    02 Aug 2017 #12

    I wonder then if in the Creator's update, MS has reserved the right to override both the metered connection trick and the notify option.
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  3. Posts : 172
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       02 Aug 2017 #13

    dalchina said: View Post
    I wonder then if in the Creator's update, MS has reserved the right to override both the metered connection trick and the notify option.
    With my current settings, it is my understanding that I should presumably still be notified to download updates, rather than having them download automatically without my knowledge, but will have no control over how they install after they are downloaded. Is this correct?
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  4.    02 Aug 2017 #14

    This is a revised MS policy... so experience will tell. If you search, you will find much comment and speculation. Is there anything defintive out there? Well, since it's a policy, policies change...
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       02 Aug 2017 #15

    dalchina said: View Post
    This is a revised MS policy... so experience will tell. If you search, you will find much comment and speculation. Is there anything defintive out there? Well, since it's a policy, policies change...
    I see. Thank you for the help.

    I'll update this thread if there are any new developments.
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  6.    04 Aug 2017 #16

    I have stopped auto-updates by setting the Default connection to 2 in Registry Editor, and I will be notified (via VBScript) of available updates.
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  7.    04 Aug 2017 #17

    Explanation: = Set to 'Notify to download'
    auto-updates by setting the Default connection to 2 in Registry Editor
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    Option 6

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-or-registry-s
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  8.    04 Aug 2017 #18

    dalchina said: View Post
    Set to 'Notify to download'
    There is no such option in my Home Edition, so I have to use VBScript, which will bring up a message box by way of notification.

    dalchina said: View Post
    I wonder then if in the Creator's update, MS has reserved the right to override both the metered connection trick and the notify option.
    So far, at my end, no updates have been downloaded and installed automatically without my knowledge, although 'Set as metered connection' has been off in the settings mentioned at Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 04 Aug 2017 at 08:15.
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  9.    04 Aug 2017 #19

    Extract from the tutorial: reg file for those without the Group Policy Editor - the GP editor is just a front end.


    3. To Set Windows Update to Notify before Downloading and Installing any Updates

    Note
    Recommended.




    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Notify_before_Downloading_and_Installing_Updates.reg

    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Aug 2017 at 09:10.
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  10.    04 Aug 2017 #20

    dalchina said: View Post
    4. To Set Windows Update to Never Notify or Check for Updates
    If it is set to 'Check for Updates', will I be notified of updates?
    'Never Notify' is not suitable for me.
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