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Windows 7: Overriding selected update preference and installing all 210 updates

12 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Overriding selected update preference and installing all 210 updates

Hello All,

The last two times I have set laptop back to factory settings I have selected the option to check for updates and let me decide to install them in the Windows update setting. Something appears to override this option I made and installed up to 210 updates...which also totally bogs the laptop down performance wise and more importantly it keeps reverting to 'Download updates automatically' Which is not the setting I want.



It has been recommended I install service pack 1 after a clean/factory install, Even after this I set to I choose when to install updates and OS overrides that setting and installs all 210.

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17 Apr 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have not installed any programs and the Windows update setting is still reverting to 'Update automatically'..Does anyone have any suggestions to resolve this issue...Thanks, Jonathan.
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18 Apr 2017   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

It sounds to me like a regular user account vs. an Administrator account issue. Log on to an Admin account (if you're not using that already) and make the changes there. If you are doing this using an Admin account, try it in Safe Mode with Networking.

Good luck, keep us posted!
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19 Apr 2017   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If that still fails, try a clean install.
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