Windows Updates, or Not?

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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I've noticed this several times, I get the message when I boot up that says "Windows Updates, sign in and install updates".

    If I open Metro type updates I get several choices, one is for Windows Updates, when I click that, I get a screen and a message that says no new updates.

    If I close it and open control panel, then open Windows Updates I get a message saying security update available, I click install and it downloads and installs the update.

    Why don't I see this update when I check through Metro?

    Kind of weird, it makes me wonder what else it doesn't see when I run things through the Metro Start screen.

    Mike
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    I get the same thing now that I've changed the way the downloads are handled. Check your settings, I have mine set to check with me first before anything is done.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I have mine set to automatically download them, but not install them until I give the OK.

    Anyone know if there's a way to let it install the Windows Defender updates, but block it from installing everything else until I check what it's doing?

    Right now I have to tell it every time that it's OK to install the security update for Defender.

    Mike
     
  4. ginovat

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    There’s a workaround that allows you to install updates via the Task Scheduler. Here’s the link to a brief tutorial that gives the details. Link or for slightly more detailed instructions, click here .
     
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  5. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    Thanks I'll check that out.

    Mike
     
  6. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    OK it's done, we'll see if it works.

    Mike
     

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