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Download and not install update

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Download and not install update


    How can you download and not install an update from Microsoft? I ask this, because I have auto update turned off and I want to download Windows 10 on the 29th, but not install it yet.

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    You can choose when to install W10 after it downloads.

    This is from an insider email I just got a little while ago,

    After July 29, when Windows 10 is ready for your device, it will download in the background. Youíll then get a notification to schedule your upgrade right away or at another time thatís convenient for you.
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    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks derekimo. I got the same e-mail after I did this post. I changed updates to download but let me in stall them, but that still doesn't let me save them. I tried that this morning with Defender update. the only option was to install. Then it downloaded it again.
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    I think that's the wrong type of update to be practicing the save option on.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I never have a save option on anything.
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  6. #6


    I should have worded that differently to clarify that saving has never been an option through windows update.

    You probably wont on the 10 upgrade either, just a scheduling option.
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