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Windows 8.1 Update Settings Changing without Permission


dricketts

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#1
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?
 

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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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dricketts

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#3
I see that but how do we keep Windows 8.1 from doing this in the future? This pisses me off. I don't want MS pushing stuff to my machine I see no value in without my permission.
 

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There's really not anything that can be done if it gets reset by the update other than setting it back afterwards. Luckily it doesn't happen often. :(
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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dricketts

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There's really not anything that can be done if it gets reset by the update other than setting it back afterwards. Luckily it doesn't happen often. :(
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I need to get in the habit of checking my settings after every manual update. :mad:
 

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avishk

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I see this is from four weeks ago. Does the problem still persists or did you find a solution. I ask because I am having the same problem, every time I restart my computer the windows update settings gets changed to "never check for updates". If anyone found a solution please let me know.
 

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