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Windows 7: Windows Updates installing without permission

10 Nov 2015   #1
Gummo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Updates installing without permission

My W7 Ultimate PC is primed not to allow windows updates to install automatically.

I noticed tonight while shutting down the machine that 34 updates were being installed. After rebooting, I checked my update settings and they were still at 'Download updates but let me choose whether to install them'.

Anyone else have this issue or know why it happened?


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11 Nov 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm perhaps I am paranoid Gummo but ever since 10 arrived on the scene updates have become a bit of a point of intense aggravation for me as the same thing happens on my machines.

I find running these fixes the problem for a while
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
but you still need to be vigilant especially that KB3035533 I have re installed four of my six machines and thoroughly checked through the updates to Hide that wretched thing. Mind you I think that some updates are getting through somehow, so I also keep checking from time to time the status of the updates settings.

If you are trying to avoid 10 for the time being see this Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
there are other tutorials for getting rid of that nag Windows 10 icon on the taskbar too.
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11 Nov 2015   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

John, how does sfc/scannow and chkdsk address the issue?
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11 Nov 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Typically if someone didn't want to install updates automatically they would have the settings set to not download automatically :/

I'd say review the options again and make a more appropriate selection from the drop down list
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11 Nov 2015   #5
slipkid

Win 7 SP1 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I had my WU settings to download but not install. I suffered the same result as the OP. 14 updates installed yesterday evening without user intervention. I am switching to "do not download" going forward to see if that works any better.
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12 Nov 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slipkid View Post
I had my WU settings to download but not install. I suffered the same result as the OP. 14 updates installed yesterday evening without user intervention. I am switching to "do not download" going forward to see if that works any better.
Hmm try this setting (in pic) I use it all the time but beware it pays to check every now and then because mine reverts to auto for some reason from time to time. This way you can check out the updates including that wretched 10 one KB3035533 if you haven't got it already.
I have reinstalled four of my machines just to make sure I get this one hidden


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12 Nov 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
John, how does sfc/scannow and chkdsk address the issue?
Sorry late reply but I thought maybe if there were some corruption in the system files the updates settings might be out of whack .
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12 Nov 2015   #8
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I have no problems with the updates because I have set on "let me chose etc "

But I have tried now several times to do this change in the register, well "very odd"

I do HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\............but there is no Windows Update anywhere there !

Waited a day and tried again, same result ......
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12 Nov 2015   #9
jalind

Win7 Pro x64 and Win7 Ultimate x64 (depends on machine)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gummo View Post
My W7 Ultimate PC is primed not to allow windows updates to install automatically.

I noticed tonight while shutting down the machine that 34 updates were being installed. After rebooting, I checked my update settings and they were still at 'Download updates but let me choose whether to install them'.

Anyone else have this issue or know why it happened?
This is exactly how KB3097877 kept trying to reinstall itself on not just one, but five machines; two laptops and three desktops running 64-bit W7 Pro or Ultimate. It persisted in spite of uninstalling the KB and ensuring the Windows Update was set to let me choose which updates to install and when, similar to your settings. The installation would occur only during a Shutdown to power the computer off completely, and not during a Restart. It persisted in attempting to install the KB until I finally hid the KB3097877 update in Windows Update.

I'm equally mystified why updates would be auto-installing in spite of system settings specifically set not to allow it.

John
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12 Nov 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slipkid View Post
I had my WU settings to download but not install. I suffered the same result as the OP. 14 updates installed yesterday evening without user intervention. I am switching to "do not download" going forward to see if that works any better.
Hmm try this setting (in pic) I use it all the time but beware it pays to check every now and then because mine reverts to auto for some reason from time to time. This way you can check out the updates including that wretched 10 one KB3035533 if you haven't got it already.
I have reinstalled four of my machines just to make sure I get this one hidden
Yep I would also Uncheck the boxes Allow All users to install & Give me Recommended the same way
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