Insider Preview Set Windows pdate to Manal install

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by davidhk129, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    99
    The intent of this post is NOT to open a debate on whether MS should or should not make Windows Update Automatic in Windows 10 TP.

    The sole purpose is for users who still prefer to have the option of Manual update.

    Go to regedit >
    expand (click the pointer in front of ) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    expand Microsoft
    expand Windows
    expand CurrentVersion
    expand Windowsupdate
    click at Auto Update > right side, RIGHT click at AUOptions > click Modify > change Value data box to 3 >OK
    Do the same to CacheAUOptio...
    Exit regedit. You are done.

    If you go to Windows Update and click at Change Settings, you will see the change.........

    Image 7.
     
    #1 davidhk129, Oct 8, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
    Reggie likes this.
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    99
    My apology for the typo in the title section.
    My " U " key is sticky and unresponsive unless I pay attention and hit the key hard.
     
  3. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    7
    Yes I have the same problem. I find there s no way to change the Windows Update settings on Windows 10, yet I set up my account as administrator. I don't know why Microsoft have disabled this option.
     
  4. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    There is. David has the path a little wrong. "Software" after HKLM
    Open Regedit and go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\
    Change the AUOptions and CachedAUOptions to value to 1 - 4 :
    1 = Never check
    2 = Just Check for updates but don't download them
    3 = Automatic download updates but don't install them
    4 = Automatic download and install updates

    This is a common hack, around the web, but, on my own observation, I believe it is only cosmetic and does not actually change the procedure. Not sure though.
    Just adding this, checked a little while ago. I does seem to work:

    Update.
    As MS are hoping for good feedback, based on the issued and unaltered original, they have probably deliberately excluded the possibility of the public downloading any other than what they prescribe - maybe?
     
    #4 davehc, Oct 10, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
    ussnorway likes this.
  5. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    7
  6. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    Gpedit (Group Policy) is an alternative. It is merely a better graphical interface for changing items in the registry, as it is in plain text, and probably safer because of that. Unfortunately, in the previous OSs, such as "Home" ,which would, axiomatically, have been the very ones needing an easier method, it was not accessible.
    P.S. Later. Just had a look at the link portion concerning amending the Registry. Not the way David has shown. It seems rather overcomplicated?
     
    #6 davehc, Oct 10, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
    Reggie likes this.
  7. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    7
    Well I don't know why Microsoft have disabled the option to change Windows Update settings. I always set myself up as Administrator yet I cannot change the settings on my own computer. That's one thing that will put me off of upgrading to Windows 10.
     
  8. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    Why would that put you off Windows 10? It is far from release, and there are reasons, as I suggested, why it might be their intention not to allow ad lib updating
     
  9. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    7
    Most probably, but it's just that I don't see a need for us to go out and buy this. When we already have Windows 7 and if you want something a bit different I suppose then use Windows 8. It seems that Windows 10 is really another version of 8 but with a start menu. Then you can add the start menu to Windows 8 by installing Classic Shell.
     
  10. Reggie

    Reggie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    You also can use the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
     

Share This Page

Loading...