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Windows 7: Forced updates?

05 Jun 2014   #1
Double

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Forced updates?

A few hours ago i noticed a tooltip telling me that Windows will shut down to install updates at some designated time. I didn't install these updates, they installed on their own.

My Windows Update settings have been set to check with me before downloading. I found out that they were reset to download automatically, but how did this happen??

I hate that setting because in the past, I've come across one instance where Windows never rebooted and i had to shut it down even though it told me not to.


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06 Jun 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There are some things that are force-updated to an extent - but in theory nothing should reset your option settings.

This can happen because of registry corruption, or use of a registry cleaner/optimiser, or because of malware (although malware wouldn't normally attack such a setting, it's possible that a cleanup procedure altered the setting to the default)
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06 Jun 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you've ever used HD Tune it can change some w7 system settings, it has changed my power settings for example. I don't remember if it changed my update settings, which are the same as yours.
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06 Jun 2014   #4
Double

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

There are two things i can of, one is a program called Handbrake that i recently installed. It's a video converter tool that required and installed something related to a Microsoft.NET 4 update. I don't know what Microsoft.NET is.

I also installed Movie Maker from the MS website, a package called Microsoft Essentials. The exe came with other junk too like Mail and something else. I was given the option to uncheck Skydrive though.
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06 Jun 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have and use Handbrake too, .NET framework has something to do with programming, I think, it's needed for many programs to run properly.


Nice, I was swatting my monitor.

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