Automatic updates not updating

08-Dec-2019 04:04 by 6 Comments

Automatic updates not updating

The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you.

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I don't know if there was a change recently in how Java stores it, but that value is not even DWORD typed on my Windows 7 box.

The only Windows 10 users who will get complete control over updates are those running Windows 10 Enterprise who opt for Long Term Servicing (LTS).

I want to reiterate that I'm not saying that automatic updates are a bad thing.

Both were packaged as "optional" updates, which means that they weren't downloaded and installed automatically, but both are examples of what Microsoft has in the past tried to push to users via Windows Update.

More recently, Microsoft used KB3035583, first released as an "optional" update before being rereleased as "important," to push Windows 10 update nag messages to users.

I can turn them off, apply them, and close the dialog successfully.

But if I just open the dialog backup again right away, I see that the changes weren't actually made.

However, I am hoping that: I know that "Windows-as-a-service" is Microsoft's latest thing, but as we saw with Windows 8, trying to shoehorn ideology ahead of the end user experience (in that instance it was the touch-first user interface) is a recipe for unhappy users.

And unhappy users wouldn't be good for Microsoft's ambitions to have Windows 10 on a billion devices within a few years.

Given that the default option for Windows is to download and install updates automatically, it's a safe bet to say that this is how most "Joe and Jane Average" users have their systems configured, so most people will never notice the change. After all, Microsoft has been known to push out havoc-inducing updates.

Two updates that I remember causing me grief over the past year or so were KB3033929 and KB3004394.

Microsoft reserves the "important" category for updates that "help keep your computer more secure and reliable, protecting your computer and your privacy," claiming that "[t]hese updates include security and critical updates, as well as reliability improvements." It's certainly debatable whether KB3035583 fell into that category.

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