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Windows 7: Windows Updates installing without permission

13 Nov 2015   #31
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asohnl View Post
ok. thanks. somehow got it into my mind that recommended was higher priority than important and would auto install if i didn't tick it and set important to check only XD
See this post.


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13 Nov 2015   #32
BroWCarey

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Evidently Windows Update is now in charge

Working on my laptop this evening, when I get the notification that there are updates waiting to be installed. I figure I can let them install while I keep working. So I take a look, select the ones I want, and while they are installing, go back to work.
Suddenly, the screen goes black. After about 30 seconds, I get my screen back, but with the lowest possible resolution. Then, about 20 seconds later, it goes black again. It returns briefly with correct resolution. Then goes black again, and it took more than two minutes to regain any control of my computer.
I managed to get the Windows Update screen just in time to see it tell me that some updates did not install, and that it needs to reboot to finish installing. Before I can even think about telling it what to do, it takes it upon itself to reboot. Obviously, I lost what I was working on. Who the *&#@! creates updates that take control of the computer as if the OS were suddenly in charge of things like when to reboot? And what is the logic in creating updates that are going to disrupt use, change screen resolution, change it back, without giving advance notice to the user? Someone at Microsoft needs a swift kick in the rear and a knock up side the head.
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13 Nov 2015   #33
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

BroWCarey,
It sounds like you have Windows Update set to install things like video drivers.

You might want to remove the check from "Give me recommended updates the same way...."

If you already had that option unchecked, then I don't know what installed that messed with your display.
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13 Nov 2015   #34
BroWCarey

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks! That option was checked, so I unchecked it. Hopefully it will not happen again.:)
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14 Nov 2015   #35
ICIT2LOL

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

Hmm User just where is that setting for video drivers etc because I have been getting soem really weird stuff just lately - the latest being the System Update Readiness Tool which I would have thought would have ben already on this machine at least (yearold).

I have checked to install because of paranoia re those 10 updates rubbish and I don't fancy yet another clean install to get rid of that rubbish all over again.

I think as Brow said Microsoft require a short sharp kick because all the upgrade stuff has made my life a least that much more miserable wondering what I am updating - checking each that is offered is very tedious and time wasting.
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14 Nov 2015   #36
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

He's talking about this box here John, this is your settings you posted earlier in this thread,

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Untick that box in the blue.


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14 Nov 2015   #37
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok got that.
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