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Windows Update - cannot modify settings

Question: Windows Update - cannot modify settings

Unable to run Windows Update on this Windows 8.1 desktop.   I'm being prompted that ‘some settings are managed by system administrator’ and if I attempt to change the settings, the option is greyed out.   Currently states in grey 'Never check for updates'.
 
I'm the administrator with administrator rights.   Windows update was working, but just noticed yesterday this issue.  
 
Thanking you in advance.
mp04279

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Answer: Windows Update - cannot modify settings

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Hi,

I've got a question. Is there any possebility to modify the BIOS settings of a R600 with a tool?

Best would be something what uses a command line // could be opened with parameters,
I would like to change round about 100 machines remotely --> I definitely would need a tool for that.

Thank you!

Answer:Portege R600 - Modify BIOS settings out of windows.

BIOS is very sensible area and cannot be offered for customization. This ?basic? settings are defined by Toshiba and cannot be changed.

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Greetings,

REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators local security group contains DOMAIN\Domain Admins as a member.

The default 'Print Server Properties' security tab has 'Administrators (REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators)' with full blown permissions. Under Advanced Security Settings, there are two entries for this; one of them has 'View Server' and 'Manage Server' checkmarked applying to 'This server only', and the other for 'Print', 'Manage Printers', and 'Manage Documents' applying to 'Documents and printers only'.

I am RDP'd into REG-PRNTSRVR1 as my own credentials, a member of Domain Admins security group.

Why in the world do I not have the ability to modify these default permissions or modify the settings of printer queues? Even the 'Security' tab of printer queues say 'Administrators (REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators)' has full blown permissions ('Special Permissions' not checkmarked though).
 

Answer:Unable to modify printer settings as Domain Admin logged into Windows print server

Is domain admins added to the local Print Operators Group?
 

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Hi, I've had a Thinkpad before but now I have an Ideapad Y510P. The Trackpad seems different. The left and right mouse buttons are built into the track pad, so when I try to click them, if I drag my finger at all, the mouse moves. I believe my old Thinkpad had isolated buttons so this wasn't an issue. Is there a way to disable or lower the sensitivity of the Trackpad at the buttons so this stops being an issue?

Answer:How to Modify Trackpad Settings?

Hi Anubis512,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
To access the trackpad settings please click on start button and then type ?Control Mouse? and select the option or click on control panel>Mouse to access the trackpad settings.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I am running Firefox as my primary browser. I do not have Power Point installed so I have downloaded the PP reader and send downloaded messages to Desktop where I read them. Today I rec'd 3 PP messages. One of them I was able to read. The other 2 said that my security settings would not permit viewing them. How and what do I change to reduce the security settings? TIA.
 

Answer:How to modify Security settings in Firefox?

you did not say which version you are running. what i have found is for firefox 1.5. the link is below.

Security

Protocols: The options here are 'Use SSL 2.0', 'Use SSL 3.0', Use 'TLS 1.0'. I recommend that you tick all three options, as they use appropriate security protocols (SSL is Secured Sockets Layer and TLS is Transport Layer Security) to ensure secure transmission of data over the Internet. If you encounter any difficulties with a particular website, then fall back to only having SSL 2.0 and 3.0 ticked. If you still have difficulties, only tick SSL 2.0 and if difficulty persists then avoid using the site for entering sensitive data, as all sites should support SSL 2.0.

http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_5.html
 

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The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
I know authority to launch the service for user S-1-5-18 has not been granted, who is S-1-5-18?
I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.

KCav

Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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Hi guys,

I got my 21" CRT monitor today. I love the huge screen area. But even as big as it is, I still have trouble reading the text at 1600x1200 (it's native resolution) It looks washed out and blurry. I can read the text but it's not that sharp. The monitor's color is also not good. I have adjusted the settings but I can't get the colors to be as vibrant as on my laptop (or even close) I'm not too happy about my purchase, I thought the color and sharpness would be better on a sony trinitron. Are there any programs I can use to help me modify the settings?

Here's the monitor I have:
http://www.accurateit.com/details.asp?iid=323

thanks

Answer:Program that helps modify monitor settings?

Well...there's usually buttons somewhere...like on the bottom of the moniter. There's firmware in the moniter w/ a crude interface....but it will make the colors better. And for the text size, i think you can change the default in the control panel.

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Hello Everyone,
If i in de Windows Central app from the Notification settings from "Notifications for Articles" changed to "all" messages en i have enabled all the 3 settings for "Notifications and Comments for Forums"
After a restart of the Windows Central app,all the modified settings are automaticly back were i started.
"Notification For Articles" Are back to off and the "Notifications and Comments For Forums" are all automaticly disabled.
Geert Van Osch

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Hello, After installing the latest audio drivers version 5.10.1.5670 (7ka113ww.exe) into my T61p Thinkpad, my computer freezes \ locks up when I press the Mute, Volume Up, Volume Down buttons or when I make any changes into my sound settings. Where can I get a copy of the previous version of this driver? or a fix to this problem.? thanksRoberto Ramirez













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Answer:Laptop freezes while trying to modify the audio settings\volume

Hi Roberto, welcome to the forum,
 
You can find the factory state drivers in c:\swtools\drivers\audio

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weird dialog box comes up when I try to modify excel options

"number must be greater than or equal to zero"

this is preventing me from modifying the options.

Any ideas?

tia.
 

Answer:Excel 2003: Can't modify Tools>Options settings

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I have an HP pavilion laptop with W7 Home Premium X64 - new install. The laptop has begun hanging with a black screen upon my request for it to shutdown, restart, boot, or anytime i attempt to run something which causes the windows 7 are you sure you want to allow changes to the computer message box. The only change made before this happened was a windows update. The problem started a few starts after this install. I have searched but most issues address a black screen with a completely unresponsive computer. Mine comes out of it within a minute or so. The screen also flashes a few times during this hangup.

Answer:black screen issues on boot, shutdown, and modify settings

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance Date: 2/26/2012 3:17:56 PM Event ID: 201 Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring Level: Error Keywords: Event Log User: LOCAL SERVICE Computer: Owner-PC Description: This application caused a delay in the system shutdown process: File Name : rundll32.exe Friendly Name : Windows host process (Rundll32) Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Total Time : 15907ms Degradation Time : 15769ms Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎02‎-‎26T20:13:13.420183100Z Event Xml: 201 1 2 4007 41 0x8000000000010000 155 Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Owner-PC 2012-02-26T20:13:13.420183100Z 13 rundll32.exe 32 Windows host process (Rundll32) 38 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 15907 15769 33 C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe 37 Microsoft? Windows? Operating System 22 Microsoft Corporation Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance Date: 2/19/2012 3:25:04 AM Event ID: 201 Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring Level: Error Keywords: Event Log User: LOCAL SERVICE Computer: O... Read more

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I have unintentionally put my laptop back to factory settings and am now back to windows 8.
The windows update isn't working and I can't seem to do anything. I keep searching for updates to download and install but it then says the standalone windows installer is not working either.
Does anyone know how to get around this as I am stuck on windows 8 and I cannot download any games or anything.

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Hello,

Upgraded from 8.1 earlier today. Hours later, I realized that the Windows Update dialogue box hangs with nothing going on except the loading dots animation (for up to half-an-hour so far). Can't tell if there are new updates and I'm concerned there could be some in the future that I may need but won't be able to access them.

Any help please!

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Just posting as a warning to others (and to vent my annoyance a bit)

I always set up my Windows update settings to "check and notify but don't download and install unless I tell you to" to prevent HDD thrashing, performance downgrading at the worst possible times and annoying "oh, you need to restart" notifications.

All working fine... but yesterday I notice some random and annoying HDD thrashing, bit later on the windows update restart notification wants to restart the computer ... what ?

It turns out my update settings had been reset to "automatically download and install (recommended)" without my knowledge and express permission. I was not amused .

And no, nobody else but me has access to the computer, much less someone who knows from where the windows update settings can be modified. And I doubt any malware/virus would be interested in keeping my windows up to date automatically.

Don't know what exact update caused it, but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.

Answer:A update caused windows update settings to reset?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hexaq


but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.


Your'e over-reacting a bit, don't you think? I would hazard a guess and say your system isn't behaving any worse then it was before, and its more secure now

Regards,
Golden

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Update - 9/8/15

Fixed by reinstalling Windows fresh (Again).

I think the problem was caused by installing Windows linked with my Microsoft account and then switching that to a local user. My Microsoft account was registered for the insider program so perhaps I was receiving the fast updates and switching to a local account put me on slow updates which got Windows Update muddled in the confusion.

Original Post

Windows Update appears to be stuck/broken. It displays this loading animation even when left alone for an entire day (See screenshot). All the other panels such as Windows Defender will display their available options, it is only Windows Update that will not show.

This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home.

I have made some alterations to the service configuration, disabling what I had been advised as unnecessary services. I have reverted as many of those changes as I could remember but it is a possibility that one of those changes caused this.

Background Intelligent Transfer service is "Running" and set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)".
Windows Update service is "Running" and set to "Manual (Trigger Start)".

8 Aug 15 - Edit: I have cross referenced services with another computer with an unaltered fresh install of Windows 10 Home. No difference in service configuration was found.

Internet connectivity is stable. Network profile is "Public". No alterations have been made to the default network configuration.

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Answer:Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update - does not load

Hi wadlip,

I have done exactly the same fixes as you - to no avail. Nothing works. I am surprised by a lack of response by Microsoft. In addition to not being able to update, i cannot update the definitions for Windows Defender. This issue has definitely something to do with BITS.
If i stumble over the solution, i'll post here. I have all night to find the fix

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Update - 9/8/15

Fixed by reinstalling Windows fresh (Again).

I think the problem was caused by installing Windows linked with my Microsoft account and then switching that to a local user. My Microsoft account was registered for the insider program so perhaps I was receiving the fast updates and switching to a local account put me on slow updates which got Windows Update muddled in the confusion.

Original Post

Windows Update appears to be stuck/broken. It displays this loading animation even when left alone for an entire day (See screenshot). All the other panels such as Windows Defender will display their available options, it is only Windows Update that will not show.

This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home.

I have made some alterations to the service configuration, disabling what I had been advised as unnecessary services. I have reverted as many of those changes as I could remember but it is a possibility that one of those changes caused this.

Background Intelligent Transfer service is "Running" and set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)".
Windows Update service is "Running" and set to "Manual (Trigger Start)".

8 Aug 15 - Edit: I have cross referenced services with another computer with an unaltered fresh install of Windows 10 Home. No difference in service configuration was found.

Internet connectivity is stable. Network profile is "Public". No alterations have been made to the default network configuration.

User... Read more

Answer:Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update - does not load

Hi wadlip,

I have done exactly the same fixes as you - to no avail. Nothing works. I am surprised by a lack of response by Microsoft. In addition to not being able to update, i cannot update the definitions for Windows Defender. This issue has definitely something to do with BITS.
If i stumble over the solution, i'll post here. I have all night to find the fix

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this is one of those Windows 8 [and Windows 10 now] "features" that drives me and a lot of other people nuts.
Why is it that I get different "answers", different results, different behavior, from the Control Panel "Windows Update" utility vs the PC Settings "Windows Update" utility? [And why does the latter throw an error when I press the Windows Key?] ?

dumb... I look in Control Panel/Windows Update and, for instance, will have "ready to install" a few updates - nice, clean, ready to go. I look in the Windows 8 [multi-step, slow, cumbersome] Windows Update and I have "check now"... hit the check now button, spin/spin/spin, may or may not get a response. Pressing the Windows Key to return to the relative tranquility of my desktop and it throws an error from 'Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library' "Runtime Error Program: C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe" This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information."

Answer:PC Settings/Update not-equal-to C.Panel/Windows Update

Originally Posted by cognus


this is one of those Windows 8 [and Windows 10 now] "features" that drives me and a lot of other people nuts.
Why is it that I get different "answers", different results, different behavior, from the Control Panel "Windows Update" utility vs the PC Settings "Windows Update" utility? [And why does the latter throw an error when I press the Windows Key?] ?

dumb... I look in Control Panel/Windows Update and, for instance, will have "ready to install" a few updates - nice, clean, ready to go. I look in the Windows 8 [multi-step, slow, cumbersome] Windows Update and I have "check now"... hit the check now button, spin/spin/spin, may or may not get a response. Pressing the Windows Key to return to the relative tranquility of my desktop and it throws an error from 'Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library' "Runtime Error Program: C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe" This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information."



I prefer the control panel versions too, just right click action center flag icon choose Open Windows Update and away we go. What nerves me with the immersive version is looking at the history, it's much easier to read in the control panel version. I guess that's why the registry hack came out so quick in 10TP.

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I used the tool. I updated periodically one by one due to my daily download limit. I updated a few updates. Finally I have to update latest cumulative windows x64 update 4013429. That tool could not update that. When I went to settings|update, I get like the pic below. It hangs like that.

Now how to do the update.

Answer:Windows update settings and Windows update minitool problem

Probably cache is corrupted. Download WF.bat and run it as admin.

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I just finished upgrading to the Creators Update, and would like to know the best Windows Update settings. I don't want any unexpected restarts, and I would like the option of being asked before installing each update, so I can properly prepare, rather than risk Windows automatically installing it at an inopportune time.

In the last version of Windows that I had (the Anniversary Update), I used the following trick recommended to me by a member of this forum:







dalchina said:

Now you can also take control of Windows Update. This is what I do:
Using (for convenience) Winaero's free tweaker (it gives the full manual equivalent if you don't trust such tools) I have set Windows to notify only. No unexpected downloads or restarts.

Attachment 138189

Read the instructions carefully. It's confusing.
a. Click Check for updates. Wait.
b. Click the button on the tweaker.
c. Check you see this (text at bottom).
Attachment 138190



It worked very well, and Windows always gave me the option to perform updates, rather than automatically downloading them.

However, I do not know whether it is safe to use this method in the Creators Update. Also, even if it is safe, I don't know whether it's my best best option, or whether the Creators Update now provides a better one.

Currently, Windows Update on my computer looks like this (due to the settings caused by the Creators Update):

What would you recommend that I do? Also, what is that mes... Read more

Answer:Best Windows Update settings for Creators Update?

I won't speak much to the update settings change for "notify only" but I will speak to the red text that reads "*Some settings..." These days, the notify only method is no longer explicitly available through Settings but through Group Policy. Another workaround is to set your home connection as metered in which case WU won't update automatically (you'll have to check for updates manually, because it won't notify you of pending updates, either -- but if you're a regular here at TenForums, you'll be notified in the News forum every time a new update shows up anyway). As for "*Some Settings..." that means some kind of policy tweak or change has been applied to your PC, and causes that message to appear. Making this go away turns out to be more trouble than it's worth: I've had it on my production PC since 1507 and I've yet to be able to clear it up since (along with lots of other people, if you search out the many threads devoted to that topic here).
HTH,
--Ed--

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I just finished upgrading to the Creators Update, and would like to know the best Windows Update settings. I don't want any unexpected restarts, and I would like the option of being asked before installing each update, so I can properly prepare, rather than risk Windows automatically installing it at an inopportune time.

In the last version of Windows that I had (the Anniversary Update), I used the following trick recommended to me by a member of this forum:







dalchina said:

Now you can also take control of Windows Update. This is what I do:
Using (for convenience) Winaero's free tweaker (it gives the full manual equivalent if you don't trust such tools) I have set Windows to notify only. No unexpected downloads or restarts.

Attachment 138189

Read the instructions carefully. It's confusing.
a. Click Check for updates. Wait.
b. Click the button on the tweaker.
c. Check you see this (text at bottom).
Attachment 138190



It worked very well, and Windows always gave me the option to perform updates, rather than automatically downloading them.

However, I do not know whether it is safe to use this method in the Creators Update. Also, even if it is safe, I don't know whether it's my best best option, or whether the Creators Update now provides a better one.

Currently, Windows Update on my computer looks like this (due to the settings caused by the Creators Update):

What would you recommend that I do? Also, what is that mes... Read more

Answer:Best Windows Update settings for Creators Update?

I won't speak much to the update settings change for "notify only" but I will speak to the red text that reads "*Some settings..." These days, the notify only method is no longer explicitly available through Settings but through Group Policy. Another workaround is to set your home connection as metered in which case WU won't update automatically (you'll have to check for updates manually, because it won't notify you of pending updates, either -- but if you're a regular here at TenForums, you'll be notified in the News forum every time a new update shows up anyway). As for "*Some Settings..." that means some kind of policy tweak or change has been applied to your PC, and causes that message to appear. Making this go away turns out to be more trouble than it's worth: I've had it on my production PC since 1507 and I've yet to be able to clear it up since (along with lots of other people, if you search out the many threads devoted to that topic here).
HTH,
--Ed--

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Thanks.
 

Answer:modify the modify date on a file?

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When I hit the windows button, go into settings, then into update and security, then to windows update, there are five dots that endlessly scroll across the window. If I click to a different tab, like backup, then back to windows update, the settings window crashes. What is the cause? How can I fix this?
 

Answer:Need Help with Windows 10 Update Settings

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Hello,Im attmepting to change my windows update settings.Currently its set as "Automatic" and everything is greyed out so i not able to change them.Ideally i want it set as "Notify me but dont download or install them"Im the admin of the pc. Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Windows Update Settings

Try security center in control panel.At the bottom click on automatic updates.make sure the dot is in automatic.Then dot notify me.Apply Ok.

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Is it already known if Windows 10 RTM will have the update setting available to only show that updates are available without forcing you to install them? There are rumors that this is the future for Windows Update that you cannot prevent them. Other sources say its only for Windows Insiders until you have final RTM version.

Answer:Update Settings in Windows 10 RTM

Believe this is what you are looking for:
First, the Slow-approved patch goes out to all consumer Windows 10 customers -- the ones with "free" Windows. Consumers have no choice about it; they will get the patch, thereby being updated to the "Current branch." Presumably Windows 10 will have some mechanism for prohibiting reboots at specific times of the day, but that's the extent of individual customers' control. There will be no ability to shut off automatic updates (short of permanently disconnecting from the Internet), no provision for blocking specific updates, and no way to roll back updates -- either one at a time, or en masse -- should they cause problems. I haven't seen any official announcement that lays the process out quite so starkly, but that seems to be where we're headed.How Windows 10 updating will work: The devil's in the details | InfoWorld

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i recently ran windows update and found out that i could no longer change the settings for the update. in this link, Windows Update Settings - Change, step 3, the install updates automatically is greyed out. i am using windows 7 32-bit ultimate. furthermore, it says that my settings is managed by my system administrator and i am the only user of the pc.

Answer:windows update settings

Check this out, it might be what you are looking for.
Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

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this is getting retarded.
3rd time windows 10 update is resetting everything to default settings

all my program associations are back to default all my network settings are back to default. everything is hijacked by this stupid update that took me months to adjust

is there a program that will lock all my settings so the update cant change it

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Hi,
I just wanna set the following 3 options via registry or a cmd/bat file only:

Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Options:
1. enable Notify to schedule restart
2. enable Give me updates for other microsoft products...
3. enable Defer upgrades

Just via registry or a cmd/bat file, how can I set the above 3 options?
Thanks

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Hello-

I have two questions about windows update.

First is whether there is anyway to completely disable Windows update from bugging me about restarting my computer to install updates. I know about setting the interval to the max of 1440 in the group policy editor and I know how to manually kill the service with net stop wuauserv. Neither of those stop it from coming back completely.

The second is if there is anyway to unsubscribe from getting microsoft's monthy malware removal tool update. Seems trivial I know, but I get tired of hiding it.

Thank you

Answer:Windows update settings

Hello livevil,

You could use the tutorial below to disable Windows Update automatic restart to let you manually restart when you're ready to. Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart
It's would best to always install the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT) updates to help keep your system safer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A very simple question please.
 
Considering the changes for WU coming shortly, and I assume the three categories of updates (important, recommended, optional) no longer exist or apply, and that we either install the Update rollup they send or not, should the Settings be adjusted to "Install updates automatically"?  Currently, I have "check for updates but let me choose.....".  Will any of the Settings make a difference or will the October Update just get downloaded and installed regardless of Settings - unless of course WU was turned off.  
 
I don't intend to turn WU off, but my HP laptop has gotten cranky in its old age, and I haven't had the ability to "restore to an earlier time" and some other defects for many months (and do not want to attempt repair of System Restore again right now).  Would it be best to wait and see how the October rollup affects other older laptops or just install what MS sends because it includes the security update?
 
I currently have 23 optional updates waiting to be downloaded and installed.  I'd prefer not to do that.
 
Thanks for some guidelines.
 
 
HP Pavilion g7
W 7 Home Premium
EAM 
MBAM Prem

Answer:Windows Update settings for October

If you have check for updates but let me choose when to install them you will still get a notification of the rollup package and you will have the option to install or not. If you avoided any important updates in the past those updates will be installed in the next rollup. Microsoft will be offering monthly security only rollups via the Windows Update Catalog site which can only be accessed via IE. These will still be rollups so you will have to update all the monthly security updates or none.

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I think I've created a similar mess. A CNET email prompted to check today and discovered that I've not installed any updates since mid-December 2015. I found I had Windows Update set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them." Windows Update never told me it found updates nor asked if I wanted to download and install any. This seems a totally useless setting. Is it supposed to work differently?

I reset the setting to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them." Then I ran Windows Update. It ran for a long time...

Now I appear to have a list of 43 files in Windows>SoftwareDistribution>Download that are ready to be installed; it is a random mix of critical and recommended updates. Belarc lists 30 "Microsoft security bulletins. Of course the file-names are uninformative letters and numbers Do I need to be concerned about a stealth Windows 10 install being among them?

I also see my settings currently include "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" and "Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows."

Should I turn one or both of these off before I reboot?

I'm confused about how to deal with these latter two categories. I'd like to be able to 'pick and choose' and perhaps even make notes and research some of them and then come back again and install some of them.

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Answer:Windows update settings and other questions

I persisted and finally reached a 'Select Updates to Install.' There were 48 'important updates' and 2 'optional' updates. Curiously one of the 'optional updates' came 'preselected' and I needed to uncheck it. It was the option to install Windows 10!

I'd still like to understand why Windows Update did not tell me there were critical security updates I needed to download and install. The application was set to "Check for updates...."

I am still confused why I needed to run "Check for Updates" twice in Windows Update before I reached the "Select Updates..." screen.

thanks

baumgrenze

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Hey everyone. It seems like every time I restart my computer or turn it on after its been off the Action Center has an alert and it tells me that I need to change my Windows Update setting back to the recommended one which is where it automatically downloads and installs updates. I need some help with making the Windows Update setting stay where I put it which is the automatically downloads and install updates. Thanks in advance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599384 MB, Free - 538906 MB; D: Total - 10992 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:My Windows Update Settings Keep Changing

Open action center, in the upper left corner click on ( Change Action User Settings) under Security Messages uncheck Windows update . You at least need to have Windows Update set to notify you when updates are available for down load .
 

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Hello all,
My first post here. I did not see this problem while searching the forums so I hope it hasn't already been addressed. I'm running XP Home and Mozilla. I recently changed my Auto Update settings to notify me before downloading
updates, but now I find WU is downloading updates as I type this. I'm not sure if this if SP2 or not but it does seem to be a sizeable download. I'm on dial-up so it will be awhile before I know what the update is. Also, I'm using ZA 5.1 and do not allow IE access to the internet. Anyone know why update would start without notifying me first?
 

Answer:Windows update is downloading despite my settings

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Ok so I recently reinstalled windows and upgraded to windows 8.1 and ever since I did all the updates something is changing my windows update settings. I keep the settings to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download them or install them" but something keeps changing it back to "Never check for updates". At first I thought it was just after a reboot but today it happened multiple times. I installed winpatrol to see if I could see what was making this change but all I get is a warning saying a change has been detected. I have already done virus scan(I am using bit defender total security), also used malwarebytes and superanitspyware for scans but no viruses or anything. I will attach the screen shot to what it looks like(the winpatrol warning i mean)

Answer:Windows or something is changing my update settings

Did you click Reject Change and does the situation re-occur?

In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow to repair possible corrupt system files.

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Everything went well on the Win10 installation, but the only problem is that when I go to access the settings tab in the start menu, it just flashes briefly like it tries to open the settings window, and then disappears, so I can't access anything in the settings. No update checking, just nothing. Everything else seems to work... I can also access the system info window and it shows Windows 10 to be activated.

Edit: I can get to the control panel, and I can see Windows Update, but I get this error message when I try to click on it:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

I Googled the message and there are many reasons for that error, and many solutions - but none specific to my issue (that I can find).

Answer:Can't open Settings (Windows Update)

red454, I am having the exact same issue and Google brought me to your thread after trying other solutions. If anyone has an answer, would appreciate it.

On another note, the Search bar (via the taskbar & Ctrl S) is not working for me at all, not sure if others are having the same problem.

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Also have malware that is supposed to be removed by anti-spyware but isn't. Computer is very slow to shut down - sometimes doesn't. Computer is very slow in general. Really need some help! Also have malware that is supposed to be removed by anti-spyware but isn't. Log posted after hijack this.

Any help appreciated.

Paxwax

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:09:46 PM, on 11/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bell\Security Manager\Fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareDetector\SDSystemTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Bell\Sympatico Security Advisor\SSA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Windows Update Settings Changed.

Mtsyerious goings on. They temp files with 0 bytes. I have not deleyed them yet they show up over and over again in recycle bin. Help Pkease!

Keith
 

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I do not have Windows Update in my settings. How can I re-add it?

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I am having problems with the windows update settings. I want to turn on the setting to allow me to update windows and also all other Microsoft software on my computer. I have looked on other computers and this option is available however on my computer this option is not available. I have installed all available updates for my computer and still have not got these options available. What can I do to resolve this ?

Attachment 297051

Answer:Missing settings in Windows Update

Please post a screenshot so I can see what's missing

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Every time I start my W540 up in the morning I find that it's reset my Windows Update setting to Never Update. I manually reset back to Automatic, but every time I restart it gets set back to Never Update. Also the Lenovo Solutions Center doesn't recognize that yes - I HAVE backed the computer up, and yes - I HAVE registered it. Anyone ???POS W540 - Windows 7 64 bit.

Answer:Windows Update Settings Reset every day

Hi Anguspodgorney,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am not sure whether it will work or not, but you can give a shot on checking if ?Windows update? & ?Security center? services are set to automatic and it is started.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I've been finding computers on our network that have password protected sharing turned on suddenly. One of them just upgraded (automagically) to Windows 10. If that's going to happen, what are the "rules"?

Another example, cross subnet File Sharing lost all of the subnet information.

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I tried to change the windows update settings and I can?t!!!!!
I get a message saying that some settings are managed by my system administrator!!!!!
I am the only user in this laptop with administrator privileges?

How comes that I can?t change the settings?

Answer:cannot change windows update settings

How to Change Windows Update Settings When Managed or Disabled by System Administrator? - AskVG

Give that a try.

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Okay, so it's been awhile since I needed to ask a question on here. But, here it is:

I recently finished my time at university. This means I've been able to move back to an ISP that doesn't have the kind of draconian security that we had at school.

At university, they set group policy to require everyone to have Windows Update on "Install Updates Automatically." This, however, is not the most convenient setting for me. Unfortunately, I've been unable to change it. Any ideas on how I can change my group policy to allow myself this setting?

Answer:Changing Windows Update Settings

Have you removed your computer from the domain they had at the university? Once the machine is removed from the domain the GP should not apply to your PC any longer.

Raj

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I do not want Windows 10 to update and restart my PC automatically - I want to decide when that is done.

In the Settings it is fixed at 'Automatic' update.

I have followed two suggestions to alter the setting that searches turned up, but neither have worked so far.

Can anyone suggest how I get over this problem.

NOTE:
Here are the 2 Methods I tried.

Answer:Cannot change windows update settings

Hello Pewe,

If you like, you can use the recommended setting in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable automatic updates. Whenever you set a group policy for update settings, it will disable them from being able to be changed in Setting like in the example screenshots in the same tutorial below.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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I've been finding computers on our network that have password protected sharing turned on suddenly. One of them just upgraded (automagically) to Windows 10. If that's going to happen, what are the "rules"?

Another example, cross subnet File Sharing lost all of the subnet information.

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So a week or two I turned off windows update when reinstalling nvidia drivers. Im sure I put it back to normal, but what exactly are the deafult settings? Today I had a notification saying windows will install updates as scheduled, which I havent really seen before, so im guessing I may have miscondigured the settings.

Answer:what are the default windows update settings

Go to Start Menu and type = Update = Near the top you will see = Windows Update = Click on that and it takes you to where you can make changes. Click on = Change Settings =. It should be = Install Updates Automatically = and there are four boxes at the bottom. I have the first three checked. The one on the bottom is not necessary.

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Everything went well on the Win10 installation, but the only problem is that when I go to access the settings tab in the start menu, it just flashes briefly like it tries to open the settings window, and then disappears, so I can't access anything in the settings. No update checking, just nothing. Everything else seems to work... I can also access the system info window and it shows Windows 10 to be activated.

Edit: I can get to the control panel, and I can see Windows Update, but I get this error message when I try to click on it:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

I Googled the message and there are many reasons for that error, and many solutions - but none specific to my issue (that I can find).

Answer:Can't open Settings (Windows Update)

red454, I am having the exact same issue and Google brought me to your thread after trying other solutions. If anyone has an answer, would appreciate it.

On another note, the Search bar (via the taskbar & Ctrl S) is not working for me at all, not sure if others are having the same problem.

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I have Windows 10 v1607 on both of my PCs. I noticed after the last two cumulative updates that I get a grey box in the top lhs when logging into each account after the update saying "Setting up personalised settings for windows desktop update". This grey box appears against a black background for about 30s then then normal desktop loads and all is OK. Why has this behaviour started in recent updates?

Answer:Personalised Settings after Windows Update?

Hi, I don't see that (same build- see my specs) and don't recall seeing such a report. Are you aware of this being a general problem?

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Is it possible with windows 10 (like windows 7) where I can change the Windows Update Settings so I get notified if there are new updates available and download them, rather than Windows just downloading and installing the updates?

So if there was an update I didn't want to install amongst others I could just Un select it from downloads.

Answer:Change Windows Update Settings

unfortunately not, not yet, maybe Microsoft will change this policy in future.
you can change only wudo settings (like share updates in local area in your office or home or in Internet)

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My settings on webpages seem to have gone err

Previously, I had

Address bar
Menu bar
Tabs on the same line as command prompt

How do I get the settings back to how they looked before, like this:

Answer:Error Settings following Windows Update

First we will have to know which version of Internet Explorer you are using.

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right section, but I am having problems after upgrading to Windows 10 (for the second time). If I try accessing the settings from either the start menu, through the tab in This PC, or anywhere else, it opens for a split second, then it closes. No error message or anything.

When I try to access personalization, the display settings, and whatnot, I get an error. I don't know what I'm supposed to be looking for in Default Programs, as I never had to do it in previous versions of Windows.



I've upgraded from Windows 8.1, and I don't know what caused this. As I said, I can't access Windows Update, so I don't know if there are any updates available. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

EDIT: The problem has been fixed, here's the link for the workaround for anyone else who's having this problem: Settings doesnt launch, or launches the Store instead - Microsoft Community

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UPDATE: I went into themes and everything is greyed out except the basic old themes. I tried find and fix problems for aero themes display but it didn't come up with anything... when looking through google I see things about updating registry entries but I'm not sure I should be doing that based on google suggestions with my luck.

Windows did an update and now my system looks like its running an older version of windows...see attached picture. If I do a system restore to before the update I can get it running like it should again, but there should be a way to fix this without the restore, I just can't figure it out. Any ideas

I'm also getting errors about not being able to log into the windows system to check for updates when I start the computer, not sure if this has anything to do with it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5941 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 929856 MB, Free - 321100 MB; D: Total - 23708 MB, Free - 3462 MB; E: Total - 98 MB, Free - 89 MB; H: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 201609 MB; I: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 71590 MB; J: Total - 2861554 MB, Free - 1498342 MB; K: Total - 1430795 MB, Free - 427986 MB; L: Total - 3815413 MB, Free - 621652 MB; N: Total - 2861554 MB, Free - 866085 MB;
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Answer:Windows update reverted my system settings to old version of windows

looks like it is set to best performance. i do this all the time, go to the start menu and type performance, then choose adjust performance settings. set it to adjust for best appearance. see if that works.
 

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Hi guys,

I think that the latest Windows 10 update might have reset my windows to the default (initial/standard) settings. I leave my PC ON over the night and when I woke up the PC seemed to have restarted over night (I say to myself it might have been that the power went off sometime over the night or that windows freaking 10 updates restarted my PC), and now I have all of the settings I did to windows back to their default state and all the file associations are reset back to default. Even the video player settings are reset to default.

What the **** just happen ?
EDIT: Great.... looks like all the software acts like they just have been freshly installed

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Hi guys,

I think that the latest Windows 10 update might have reset my windows to the default (initial/standard) settings. I leave my PC ON over the night and when I woke up the PC seemed to have restarted over night (I say to myself it might have been that the power went off sometime over the night or that windows freaking 10 updates restarted my PC), and now I have all of the settings I did to windows back to their default state and all the file associations are reset back to default. Even the video player settings are reset to default.

What the **** just happen ?
EDIT: Great.... looks like all the software acts like they just have been freshly installed

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... and if so, is there any way to prevent this happening ?

I have 7 "control" computers & photo kiosks, plus 4 workstations all open networked together (password protected sharing is turned off) with network drives and shared folders all over the place. The "control" computers (DCM, RIP, PCC and the Kiosks) all run turnkey proprietary software. With previous versions of windows that I have used (2000, XP & Seven) settings never changed after an update, but after Win10 updates, I am finding every computer has its network settings reset to "password protected sharing turned on". When this happens, the DCM wont talk to the Kiosks, or the PCC, RIP, and Lab workstations (which also won't talk to each other). While the Lab computers can simply have their settings changed on the fly, I have to disable the turnkey systems by removing their hardlock keys so that the software doesn't start, then change the network settings then shut it down and reinsert the hardlock key and repeat the procedure for all the Kiosks and control computers before rebooting the entire system. It takes about about 60-90 minutes to get up and running after a Win 10 update.

Is there any thing I can to do stop this from happening?

NOTE:
DCM = Digital Control Module, a server for the Kiosks
PCC = Printer Control Computer
RIP = Raw Image Processor, a computer that runs a commercial photo printer

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I'm having trouble loading all sites that use ActiveX, download .zip files, and getting windows update to load. This happened about 5 months ago and went away on it's own after a week. This time it's lasting a bit longer and I can't figure it out..

When I play around with the security settings, even though I might set them to low, it acts as if they're set to high, disabling everything. I've already ran Spybot and Adaware SE and they found nothing. I'm stumped.. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

I just noticed it won't let me open any .msc files. It's treating me like a limited user although in the user accounts, I'm listed as a Computer Administrator.
 

Answer:ActiveX/Security Settings/Windows Update

I would run your Windows disc in repair mode to allow an official fix of any problems it detects. Then I would save all your files and directories that are critcial to you, before starting over with a clean install. You are likely going to be plagued with problems until you have a clean install.
 

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Hi

Just updated to Update 1 on Win 8.1 on two machines. When I open the PC Settings App from Start Screen or Taskbar all the options are ok except PC and devices. When I select this on the app menu the app crashes back to the desktop. Anyone suggest a fix I suspect it's the new Drive Manager in that menu option. Other machine works fine with this option. Any Fixes?

Tim

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update 1, PC Settings, PC and Devices crash

Further investigation shows that if I create a new local account the app works fine and I can access the Device Settings etc. I tried deleting my main MS account off the machine and re-creating it but got myself in a bit of a mess so restored from a system image a few days ago. Is there a troubleshooting list somewhere. I seem to have found it on this site the other day but lost it again?

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After updating my asus to windows 10 yesterday, I can not open my settings or use my mouse pad. I don't know what to do.

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Hi - I am about to post the same on the windows forums but thought it a good idea to start here. I put the Windows 8.1 Update 1 on a couple of weeks ago - I spend 1/2 my time with the Yoga 2 in desktop mode with multiple monitors so wanted the enhancements. Since doing so I can't get the font scalling for different monitors working. I've unchecked the "Let me choose one scalling level for all my displays" but whatever i do seems to affect all monitors. On the whole it is fine, but the taskbar on the QHD Yoga is tiny as are all the contect menus. Whatever I do seems to affect all monitors, has anyone else installed the update and see the same/have a solution. It used to work fine.

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Every time there is a windows 10 update and the computer restarts after the update, I can reach the login screen and log in but then I get a black screen with a white box indicating personalized settings not responding. I have done a ctrl alt del to get to task manager and run new task, enter CMD and enter sfc /scannnow. This appears to correct the problem. In the details in task manager it looks like explorer.exe is not responding after the update restart. This happens with every windows 10 update. Is there anything I can do to avoid this from happening again at the next windows update?

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I updated my Window 7 Ultimate today, and now when my computer reboots, it stops at the login screen. It used to just boot into my desktop and bypass the login screen. This is annoying because I use my tablet's wifi to check on and access things on my computer. If I have to go back to the desk to login, it kind of defeats the entire "mobile" computing thing I had going.
Does anyone know how to change that setting? And why did Microsoft change it?

Answer:Windows update changed login settings

It might be that the auto log on setting has been changed. See this tutorial to learn how to auto log on to your Windows: Log On Automatically at Startup

Kari

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Hi!

I re-installed windows last night, and after downloading and installing all 160+ necessary updates successfuly, changed the settings to 'never check for updates' because i want to be able to do that by myself, once a week or so. However every time i check the settings, it seems that it's somehow again set to 'install updates automatically' and i don't know what's causing it.

I have installed some new software, like office and security essentials, etc, which might be what's changing the settings since they also require updates (?) but i'm not sure that's the cause, or if it's some sort of error with Windows Update, etc.

It's not a major issue, but i have heard that some updates failing can cause issues with restarting, so i would very much like to find a solution to the problem.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Update keeps changing default settings.

Follow this tutorial to verify you are doing the procedure properly.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2797-windows-update-settings-change.html

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i see it as a program that can be uninstalled. what it is? what happens if i remove it? Thanks!

did a lot of google searching and no one is talking about it

Answer:What happens if i uninstall Windows 10 Update and Privacy settings

The 'Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Settings for x64-based Systems (KB4013214)' is the first step on the way to you getting the Creators Update. In the past Microsoft have been criticised for not being open about what your privacy settings do or how much information they collect. This is their attempt to be more open about it.

Before you can get the Creators Update you will have to review you current privacy settings (with explanations of what they do) so you can change them if you wish. Only when you have completed this review can the Creators Update be delivered through Windows Update.






This update is required before Windows Update will download and install the Windows 10 Creators Update.



https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013214






The first thing you?ll see when the Windows 10 Creators Update is available to you is a notification that asks you to review your privacy settings. Once the notification appears, select Review settings and choose to review when the notice pops up, or you can postpone your review by selecting Remind me later.



https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...reators-update

Uninstalling it (or postponing the review) will delay you getting the Creators Update.

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I'm really sorry if i can't explain my problem properly but there's something fishy going on on my laptop. Windows can't update, can't also access the windows update microsoft site, can't also access firewall settings, my xp theme had removed itself somehow. But fortunately there's no problem starting up, no problems playing vids and mp3s, speed is ok, no browser problems but i've had a handful of pc problems back then and i..can't just shake this off, very sorry i can't provide more details.

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I'm asking out of curiosity more then anything, since Windows Update has a heading saying "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". I'm just curious if someone's already found a way around that, lol, or if it's somehow hardcoded in the Tech Preview.

Answer:Can I change Windows Update settings in Win10?

Well, you can search "Windows Update" in the Start Menu. Click the result so the usual Windows Update app pops up. From there, you can setup the settings. You can also access WinUpdate from the Control Panel too.

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Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings

Important updates
[check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them]

Microsoft Update & Software notifications will not stay unchecked.

I unchecked them & re-open Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings the checkmark returns. Any fix?

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So, on June 22, I shut down the PC and ok the Windows Update. I turn the PC on today, it still shows the four users that we have built into the PC, but when I log into my user, all user settings are gone! My favorites are gone, Outlook Express, MS Outlook, my Quick Launch, Desktop background and icons, everything tied to my user is gone. When I launch My Computer and go into the "User's Documents" folder, it does not have my settings (Favorites, etc).
BUT, when I drill into the file structure and go to my "User" folder under "Documents and Settings", the Favorites and many other settings are in there. My Programs seem to be all there (except Google Chrome is mysteriously gone). I'm hoping my emails from OE and MS Outlook are still somewhere.
Is there a quick fix? Turns out some of the Windows Updates cannot be uninstalled! If not, where would my Outlook Express settings be stored?
These are the updates that were added:
KB961118
KB925720
Windows Imaging Component (cannot be removed)
KB954550-v5 (cannot be removed)
And a large number of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 updates. (15 of them)
And a large number of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 updates. (13 of them)
I can list the .NET updates if it will help.

I am running Windows XP Media Centre Edition Service pack 2.

Thank you in advance for any help.
 

Answer:User settings lost after Windows Update

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Hi all,

I'm about at my wit's end with this so hopefully someone can shed a little light on it.

Last week, Windows Update installed a new update, and all of a sudden, the gamma on my monitor was much brighter than what I had been working with. The color settings on my computer are critical to my work, so even just a small gamma change is not something I can live with. I went into the Nvidia control panel to try to change it back, but every time I would try to make any alteration, it would reset back to the messed up setting. This is even before I ever hit Apply. I would make a change and *immediately* it would revert back to the messed up settings. The exact same thing happened whenever I'd try to alter the color settings through the Windows Control Panel. I tried altering the color using the monitor settings but that just doesn't even come close to having the same effect as the software.

The next day Nvidia came out with a driver update and then everything went back to normal. Then the very next day after that Windows came out with another update and I was back to my messed up settings.

I've been scouring the internet and there appears to be a history of Nvidia/Windows 10 Updates issues, but none of the solutions thus far have worked for me. I've completely uninstalled everything Nvidia. I've uninstalled the most recent two Windows Updates, but I'm still not able to get my color settings back and my patience is starting to wear thin. I feel like the only thing I haven't ... Read more

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I have my OS settings configured not to check for and install updates unless I prompt Windows to do so. I recently manually installed some updates. A few days later I noticed Windows was installing updates upon start up. I checked my update settings and sure enough they were set for everything to check and install updates automatically. What is going on here? I never noticed this kind of behavior with Vista or Windows 7.

Has anyone else noticed this or have a way to truly stop automatic updates?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update Settings Changing without Permission

Hello Dricketts,

It appears that one of the OS updates in this last round of Windows Updates reset some of these settings back to default.

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I have updated my Dell Optiplex desktop to the Windows 10 November update today. I thought it would be like any other update and won't impact my applications and settings. WRONG. The update completely messed up Windows 10 settings.
I have vision problem. So I usually make quite a few tweaks to increase the text size and icon size at many places in my PC. It took me hours to tweak everything to my liking when I upgraded to Windows 10 couple of months. After today's update, everything is messed up and completely back to default. All the settings I am talking about Windows 10 system, not some third party applications. So, either Microsoft does bad testing or they are incapable of making good software. When they say the update will not affect the settings and files,how can I trust them going forward?
Is there anyway to restore the Display Settings (Text size, Icon Size etc) after completing the update?
Thanks

Answer:Did the November Update mess up your Windows 10 settings?

The only setting it messed up as far as i can tell is the audio driver settings. Now its cool.

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Hi

I have had this problem on my PC for ages but its got to the point where its really annoying!
When I attempt to access some settings a window will appear for a second and then close immediately before loading anything. It happens when I try to access Windows Update and as automatic updates are turned off I haven't had any security updates for a while now.
When I go into security centre this does open, I can see Automatic updating is turned off and when I choose to "Change Settings" a pop up appears prompting to choose automatic updating. I select "Install updates automatically (recommended)" and it comes up saying Security Centre can't change your settings. Change settings manually. Clicking this link brings up a window that closes again immediately.
It also happens when I try to change my defaults, such as trying to set iTunes as the default media player.

Does anyone know why this would happen?

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Unable to access windows update and other settings

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Hi all,

I'm about at my wit's end with this so hopefully someone can shed a little light on it.

Last week, Windows Update installed a new update, and all of a sudden, the gamma on my monitor was much brighter than what I had been working with. The color settings on my computer are critical to my work, so even just a small gamma change is not something I can live with. I went into the Nvidia control panel to try to change it back, but every time I would try to make any alteration, it would reset back to the messed up setting. This is even before I ever hit Apply. I would make a change and *immediately* it would revert back to the messed up settings. The exact same thing happened whenever I'd try to alter the color settings through the Windows Control Panel. I tried altering the color using the monitor settings but that just doesn't even come close to having the same effect as the software.

The next day Nvidia came out with a driver update and then everything went back to normal. Then the very next day after that Windows came out with another update and I was back to my messed up settings.

I've been scouring the internet and there appears to be a history of Nvidia/Windows 10 Updates issues, but none of the solutions thus far have worked for me. I've completely uninstalled everything Nvidia. I've uninstalled the most recent two Windows Updates, but I'm still not able to get my color settings back and my patience is starting to wear thin. I feel like the only thing I haven't ... Read more

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I looked at my friend's computer at his small business and noticed that Windows Update had not run for months. When I went in to change the settings, it would not let me change them, and said "Some settings are managed by your System Administrator". There is no System Administrator at this 3 man business. And the user account I was in was an administrator.

I checked in User Accounts and found there is an admin user account called Help Desk. My friend said that a computer guy had come in few months ago and set that up, then the guy disappeared, never to be heard from again. I know I can delete that user account, but I'd like to be sure I can get Windows Update back to normal.

This is not the Pro edition, there is no Group Policy Editor. Any ideas where this locking down of Windows Update would have been done, and how I can undo it. This is happening on one Win 8 machine, and two Win 7 machines. Thanks

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When searching for settings from either the control panel or the settings app, nothing appears. See attached image.

Answer:Search does not display any settings such as Windows Update.

appss said:

When searching for settings from either the control panel or the settings app, nothing appears. See attached image.



I too suffer the same fate.
Here is a thread I've been a part of for the last 2 weeks.
error - Windows/Cortana Search - Windows 10 Forums
The best solutions are in the last few pages, I made one as well.

I have got the control panel back, but I still can't get the newer Windows Settings locations to search.
We need better solutions and answers from microsoft

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The big Windows updates seem to think they know better than me!

I have set Windows Update not to download driver updates. This is because I have had problems losing sound (on a laptop) and with the display (on a desktop) and as far as I can see there is no means of rolling these back within Windows Update itself, unlike updates of Microsoft software.

Hey presto, Fall update or whatever comes along and I find my display is messed up again, for example. I can sort it by rolling back the driver but that's not the point. If I disable automatic driver updates, that should be for life, not till Microsoft decide otherwise. (The loss of sound was much more problematic and I am dreading that going wrong again.)

Has anyone else had similar issues?

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I can get into my Windows Live account just fine, all seems well But I cannot setup SMS messages.
When I go into my options I see SMS in the list but I get the error "We can't show you that page. Our server is having a problem".
Anything I can do about it?
I cannot edit my devices either. It always errors out the same way. Its been doing this for days!
I've tried different browsers, different computers, different networks.
I even opened up a new hotmail account and can't access those settings from there either.
I had a friend check on her account on her computer and she is having the same problem.
We both signed up years ago for SMS alerts for MSN messenger. But neither of us have access to update our devices, or phone numbers, or change our notifications.
Could this possibly be due to our location? We are in Ontario, Canada.
I contacted live support via their crappy messaging system with crappy results.
please help! I really want to be able to get SMS notifications when I get certain emails!
Thanks
Fo-

Answer:Can't update or change SMS settings in Windows Live account

If I were having your problems, I would completely un-install the Windows Live using Your Uninstaller, then install it again and see if it works. There must be a little hook in there that is preventing it from working right.

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Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Settings for x64-based Systems (KB4013214)

Just saw this thing got installed. Thoughts?

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Settings (KB4013214)

I would install it then review your privacy settings to see if anything's changed.

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Afternoon everyone,

A few days ago, my Windows 10 did the usual automatic updates on my PC. However, I was forced to undo those updates (via Windows), because the updates changed all of my display settings, making my eyes burn and water when reading my screen (my settings are geared for someone with slightly bad eyesight who reads via the PC for a living). However, now that I have uninstalled the recent updates, my PC is suddenly not working properly - my mouse does its own thing half the time, as does Windows Explorer - things like highlighting words in documents when I've actually just clicked next to the word, opening documents when I try to highlight more than one, adding tabs when I place my cursor at the end of a paragraph, going back two windows instead of one when clicking 'back' once in Windows Explorer, opening multiple browser (Firefox) tabs when it would usually open in the same page (but my browser settings are still the same), or opening random webpages that I never clicked on; the list goes on. These issues are causing havoc and making it impossible to work.

Possibly relevant: A few weeks after I first upgraded to Windows 10 (that was some time ago), I started having similar issues - it turned out that some of my drivers had to be updated, and as soon as that was done all the problems vanished. However, after undoing the recent updates, my PC should be running *exactly* the way it was before and my drivers should surely not have been affected?

Does an... Read more

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After I start my computer, I keep getting a message that says, "Change Windows Update Settings: Windows Update Setting is turned off." I click on it to set updates to automatic, which appears to already be selected, but click it anyway. Then the next time I turn the machine on, I get the same message. I am running Windows 7.

Answer:Repeated Change Windows Update Settings notification

Maybe the "Windows Update" Service is disabled. Go into the Services Console, set it to "Automatic", then click "Start".Start > RunType services.msc and press <Enter>Scroll down to Windows Update and double-click it.Make any necessary changes then click "OK"

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Hi, I hope someone can help. Let me start by saying I know very little abt computers. I have a fairly new (1 yr old) Lenovo B50-45 laptop. It was fine until about 4 days ago when the screen suddenly turned pink! I had no idea y, so I googled it & came across a few posts stating that it was probably a graphics card problem & how to fix it. I clicked on the start button & I immediately noticed something that wasn't in the lineup before: AMD Radeon settings. I googled it to see what it was & realised it was abt the graphics card. I clicked on it & nothing happened. I right-clicked & nothing happened. I was able to ascertain that it was installed/updated sometime early that morning by Windows. I clicked uninstall & got a msg saying that I had to wait until the previous program was thru uninstalling. There was no program uninstalling. So basically I could nothing with this new thing on my laptop & I couldn't remove it. I am assuming that this is the cause of my red-tinted screen.
I am using Windows 10, processor AMD E1 -6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics 1.35GHz, 64 bit OS, x64- based processor, 4 GB RAM. Any suggestions are welcome on how to get rid of this red tint. Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows update AMD radeon settings & screen now pink,HELP!

Do you have this pink color when your first turn on your laptop at the BIOS and Windows splash screens before it loads into Windows?
 

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Whenever I Make A Change And Refresh On The Desktop, The Changes Are Reversed Back To Their Old Settings, Not Default. It Just Stopped Updating Itself. I Use TuneUp Utilities 2007, And If I Correct Problems, All Problems Get Solved... There Is This
Total Problems Corrected This Month: x
Total Problems Corrected Ever: y

After Cleaning The Problems.. Both Become 30, And Then When I Close And Open That Program Again.. It Is x and y Again, And The Problems Are Restored.

Please Help Me. For Now I Will Try System Restore. If This Is A Virus, Please Mention It's Name If You Know It. Or If You Had This Virus, Tell Me Which Anti-Virus You Removed It With. Thank You.

System Specs:
1000 MHz
512 MB RAM
Intel Pentium III Processor
Windows XP SP2
Browsers: IE7, FireFox 2.0.0.7, Safari 3.0.3 BETA
ClearType: Yes, Can't Disable (My Problem) Installed IE7 Recently.
Anti-Virus: No, Use Windows FireWall.
SafeMode: Working. Problem On There Too. But Not On Administrator.
Internet Connection: 256K (IP Shared By 8 People)
Genuine Windows: Yes.
Problem Since: Today 8 AM, Never Experienced ANYTHING Like This.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Won't Save My Settings, Doesn't Update Self

Hello Wali Abro, Welcome to TSF!

Part of your problem could be the lack of RAM and the fact that you have a few browsers installed.


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Browsers: IE7, FireFox 2.0.0.7, Safari 3.0.3 BETA




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Anti-Virus: No,




...this is very and foolish indeed.


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Internet Connection: 256K (IP Shared By 8 People)




These last two items certainly will not help you have trouble free Internet 'surfing' without the possibility of major threats from spyware or malware.

First thing to do is install a good anti virus program, because not having one and 'surfing' the Internet is like leaving your wallet in a public place with a note on it saying "Help yourself!!".

Which of course is very unwise indeed, and could be the cause of your issues here.

Having said that I recommend that you have a good look at this...

A Guide to the Installation and use of AVG? FREE Anti-Virus.

Once you have read the instructions given in the Installation Guide, you should download the
AVG? Anti Virus Free Edition program, and install it using the instructions given in the Installation Guide above.
(Click on the coloured links for further information.)

When you have the program fully installed and operational, I strongly urge you to run a full system scan using AVG? Anti Virus Free Edition. ... Read more

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I was more than disappointed to find after downloading this major update for Windows 10, that the Mouse settings have still not been addressed. Apparently, this is one of those flaws that will go on and on.
I am using an ASUS Rupublic of Games Laptop with an ELAN Input Device and a Logitech MX Revolution mouse with the latest updated software for that.
Is there another round about fix to save the settings for this, e.g. Scroll settings. I can set it and that's ok, but upon reboot, the settings is lost. Any ideas? And no, I do not have Synaptics, so no point in looking into the Registry for that.

Answer:Mouse settings still not saving after Windows 10 major update

O please do permit me to thank all those who have responded & given such a wealth of help with regards to the mouse settings in Windows 10. After scrolling through all the responses, I do just hate to say, the problem still resides within my computer. I'm positive though, that within a short period of time, Microsoft will come to the aid to fix other problems that do not exist. Thank you once again.

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Dear all I have windows 10 pro and I have edited the group policy for windows update and has set it to notify me to download.
My problem is that after a few days windows automatically download updates and install them though I had set it to notify to download. It seems that the settings are not permanent and windows resets the group policy settings.
How can i make the settings permanent?

Answer:Windows 10 group policy update settings changes automatically

Rizvi,

I have done the same GP change also, one thing I ran across prior to upgrade was to be sure to manually hit the "check for updates" then look under advanced settings and it should say "Notify to download" on that screen, after changing the GP settings to # 2.

Also be sure to do a full re-boot (shut down - startup) unless you have fast startup disabled.

Note: I have just upgraded 1-15 so still waiting for an update, but I am interested if there are additional settings required.

Bill

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Dear all I have windows 10 pro and I have edited the group policy for windows update and has set it to notify me to download.
My problem is that after a few days windows automatically download updates and install them though I had set it to notify to download. It seems that the settings are not permanent and windows resets the group policy settings.
How can i make the settings permanent?

Answer:Windows 10 group policy update settings changes automatically

Rizvi,

I have done the same GP change also, one thing I ran across prior to upgrade was to be sure to manually hit the "check for updates" then look under advanced settings and it should say "Notify to download" on that screen, after changing the GP settings to # 2.

Also be sure to do a full re-boot (shut down - startup) unless you have fast startup disabled.

Note: I have just upgraded 1-15 so still waiting for an update, but I am interested if there are additional settings required.

Bill

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Acer M5-581Tafter updating to windows 10, the touchpad switched from synaptics driver to alps.  there is no option to change the touchpad settings, ie the edge touch or palm touch sensitivity settings

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Friends - I have been just "putting up" with this but my OCD nature is getting the better of me.
On a newish Lenovo laptop with 8.1 installed, a laptop that does not stay "On" all the time but powered off, then started fresh for use: Windows Update accessed from Desktop mode via Control Panel will often show "no updates" and no issues/problems/etc either. Windows Update accessed via PC Settings in "Windows 8 mode" will [after a protracted search during which the screen/tile is locked].

why? what's the point?
is it a bug? is there a way to have one instead of 2 [apparent] Win Update applets/utils?

One other nuisance I have that may or may not be related: at the Lock Screen I will see the message "There are updates - Go to PC Settings and install". A number of times I have followed that kindly suggestion via PC Settings and returned with no updates. Is that a spurious message?

My setting is currently "notify but don't install".

thanks for your help

Answer:Windows Update via Control Panel differs from PC Settings

wow hard to read, so i apologies, because i had to much chocolate easter egg juice ,set it to download and install ,and forget about its,for over a year now i have had mine set to do that without Nari an issue,enjoy your computer ,just plug it and use it ,lol

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First of all I'll make a complaint. I am very disappointed with Windows 10. It's been one of the worst Windows ever made and sooner or later I will switch from Windows to some normal OS sofware. I have been let down too many times by it (not just 10 but all of the former as well) and I decided it's simply not worth my time, money and nerves.

Today Windows decided to do an upgrade on my computer and when I turned it on it said it was preparing something. After the welcome screen, I realized all my documents on the desktop have been missing, including majority of the shortcuts.

All the settings have been reverted, including theme, desktop image, default programs. In short, there's not much left untouched.

What's utterly intolerable it somehow deleted ALL my personal documents, pictures, literally EVERYTHING is lost. I just can't put up with it anymore. There were several files I need for my work, everything is simply gone.

Is there a way I can get these things back?

Shame on you, Windows.

Answer:Windows 10 Update results in all settings and documents lost!

Will mark as solved since I have finally been able to get my data back.

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[/CODE]I cannot change the Windows update settings even though I am the administrator. It is grayed out in the snapshot above. I am the only user. I created a local account as well. I need to change the update settings to download updates automatically but I am stuck on "check for updates but let me choose..". I need to change the setting in order to get internet access at my work using my home computer. The IT person at work recommended that I install Windows 8.1 to see if it would correct the problem, but the new installation did not work. This second screenshot shows that I am an administrator,I think. I would appreciate anyone's advice.

Answer:Unable to manage windows update settings as administrator

Hello Matthew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing your Windows Update settings screen to see if it may help to ID what the issue could be.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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When I press the Windows key and type "update", "Windows update" isn't returned in the results list.
It was working a few days ago.
I might have tweaked indexing options (but the indexer is still active) but there is no button to return this to default (it may not be related though).
I have rebuilt the index just to be sure.

Any suggestions?
thanks

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I'm running Windows 7 on a 32bit computer.
I can't do any Windows Updates and when I try to open up the Firewall to see the settings I get Error code: 0x6D9
I also got a bluescreen once, but I didn't have time to write down what it said because it restarted my system.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Robbie at 21:22:57 on 2012-07-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1215.184 [GMT -7:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.... Read more

Answer:Can't Update Windows or Change Firewall settings/Possible Rootkit

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Afternoon everyone,

A few days ago, my Windows 10 did the usual automatic updates on my PC. However, I was forced to undo those updates (via Windows), because the updates changed all of my display settings, making my eyes burn and water when reading my screen (my settings are geared for someone with slightly bad eyesight who reads via the PC for a living). However, now that I have uninstalled the recent updates, my PC is suddenly not working properly - my mouse does its own thing half the time, as does Windows Explorer - things like highlighting words in documents when I've actually just clicked next to the word, opening documents when I try to highlight more than one, adding tabs when I place my cursor at the end of a paragraph, going back two windows instead of one when clicking 'back' once in Windows Explorer, opening multiple browser (Firefox) tabs when it would usually open in the same page (but my browser settings are still the same), or opening random webpages that I never clicked on; the list goes on. These issues are causing havoc and making it impossible to work.

Possibly relevant: A few weeks after I first upgraded to Windows 10 (that was some time ago), I started having similar issues - it turned out that some of my drivers had to be updated, and as soon as that was done all the problems vanished. However, after undoing the recent updates, my PC should be running *exactly* the way it was before and my drivers should surely not have been affected?

Does an... Read more

Answer:Latest Windows 10 update - issues with display settings

Hi, .csv's can be opened in Notepad- or any text editor.

In general, Win 10 updates are cumulative. That is, if you were to upgrade to build 1607 now, you would then be offered the latest update, which includes all changes which have been delivered by several updates since early August when build 1607 first began to be rolled out.

You can, for example, read and find links about each update in the News section of this site, if you search or browse it. It is, however, unlikely you will find much in the way of detailed description that might help you.

What would help you to keep a particular working configuration of your PC, is to use disk imaging, which we strongly recommend. This means you create an image of your disks/partitions so you can restore them when things go wrong and be back exactly as you were.

We recommend Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + large enough external storage for your images.

I haven't tried to address your current problems having uninstalled the update, I'm afraid.

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I am having problems with Windows Upgrade installing update files (eg, daily Windows Defender updates). The primary concern is an inability of the PC to 'install' new updates after automatically downloading the updates online.

The Task Scheduler "Tab" settings I am asking for are:

Task Scheduler/Windows Update/AU Session Connect/: what are your working settings for *Triggers, *Actions, and *Settings tabs.Task Scheduler/Windows Update/AU Firmware Install/: working settings for the *Conditions - and *Settings tabs.Task Scheduler/Windows Update/Scheduled Start: *Triggers, *Actions, *Conditions, and *Settings

bfb NOTE: Windows Update Folder is at the bottom of the list of Folders on the left of the picture.

thank you in advance

Answer:NEED W8.o Task Scheduler/Windows Update Default Settings

anyone ?

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 I updated from Windows 8 to 8.1 and the next day my screen went dim and I could not adjust it neither with the keyboard +/-, nor with the onscreen graphics dashboard, nor within the power settings.

How do you fix it? 

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update Causes Lost Brightness Settings / Screen is Dim

Sometimes Windows updates will break your graphics driver. That is because Intel and NVidia do not update their graphics drivers on the same schedule that Microsoft
updates Windows, and sometimes the updates are incompatible and cause the graphics driver to do wonky things. In my case that came in the form of lost brightness settings.

I searched these forums for a fix and I could not find one, so now that I know the answer, I am sharing it here.


How do you fix it? You have to reinstall the graphics driver. This is how I did it.

I found the graphics driver install file that was already on my computer and I ran it. It reinstalled the driver in about 5 seconds and my screen brightness functionality was restored.



Where is my graphics driver install file? On my computer it is here:

D:driversVGAIntelx649.17.10.2932\Setup.exe



Yours is probably in a different but similar location depending on how it was installed and what brand it is, etc. I have a Lenovo
P400 touchscreen laptop with an Intel HD 4000 Graphics.

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