Windows automatic updating
However, it is still possible to deactivate Automatic Updates.
Update: This article about the Preview version of Windows 10. Please read my new articles about the topic: Stop automatic updates in Windows 10 RTM (build 10240)Disable Windows 10 Update in the Registry and with Power Shell If you read my recent blog post, you know that I support an aggressive update policy.
Users will be able to access the Windows Update website and enable automatic updating to receive notifications and critical updates from Windows Update.
WSUS registry entry for Windows Update is located in the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Windows Update The key and its value is listed in the following table.
I don’t want to go into arguments again; let’s just discuss the options we have to get rid of the Automatic Updates.
I hope Microsoft will offer the option to disable Windows Update entirely in Windows 10 RTM.
Windows Update is now available only as a modern app (should I really call this a Windows Store app? (Update: There is a way to bring back the old Update applet.
See end of text.) You can find it by typing “windows update” in the new search box on the Windows taskbar.
Prevents users from connecting to the Windows Update website. All Windows Update features are removed.- 0 = Disabled or not configured. The registry entries for Automatic Update configuration options are located in the following subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Update\AUThe keys and their values are listed in the following table.
Range = 2|3|4|5 - 2 = Notify before download.- 3 = Automatically download and notify of installation.- 4 = Automatically download and schedule installation.