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changing update settings to important updates only--help?

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    changing update settings to important updates only--help?


    My laptop currently has all the default update setting checked so it installs all optional, recommended, and important updates. Is it okay to change the setting to install only important updates? What are the recommended and optional updates I will not be getting? What are the pros and cons of changing this setting?

    I am wanting to do it because I do not want windows 10. I do actually already have the windows 10 update installed in my update list. It apparently downloaded in December. However, my laptop never upgraded to windows 10. I have read that for some people their computers randomly upgraded to windows 10 without them telling it to but for some people that never happens. I am hoping I can keep it from happening by changing my update setting to download important updates only. But I only want to do that if it won't cause any problems.

    I do know I can uninstall and hide the windows 10 update number but in all the research I did, nearly everyone who said they did that said the update installed again anyway and there is actually no way to get rid of it.

    Thank you

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    I don't let it download anything myself, and I uncheck the box for give me recommended updates the same as important, these are my settings,

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    And with this tutorial I've set it to disable OS upgrades,

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

    Not sure if you have pro version, if you do you can use either method, if you just have the home version then you can only use option one.

    I haven't had anything forced on me and I am in control of what gets downloaded, I install them all anyway except for silverlight and skype.

    You have to do it manually but at least you know when and what you are installing.

    I'm not sure there is setting that you are looking for, only install important updates doesn't seem be an option.

    Separating the recommended from important by unchecking that box in the blue outline will give you only important updates in the important section.

    As for the W10 update already downloaded, I think there is a way to get rid of it, I can't remember right now I'm sure someone else will come along with more info.
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changing update settings to important updates only--help?
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