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Windows 7: How to control timing of Windows Updates

15 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How to control timing of Windows Updates

Sometimes, when I go to sleep the computer, the start button's option changes from "Sleep" to "Shutdown". I have found that the result is one or more updates start downloading and then the machine shuts down.

I would like to make a Restore point before any update is downloaded. My system often makes an auto Restore Point every day, but if, just before the impending W7 update, I have spent some time installing something and setting it up, it would be convenient to delay the W7 update to allow me to make a Restore Point and then install the W7 update, perhaps the next day because the W7 update sometimes arrives just before I go to bed or before I need to rush off somewhere else and want to shutdown the computer without the W7 update being installed. Later, if the W7 update failed I could go back to that recent Restore Point and be back to where I was immediately before the W7 update was installed.

>> How can I delay the W7 update please?

>> Having delayed it, perhaps to the next day, how would I get it back again?


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15 Nov 2015   #2

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


From the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > Change Settings.
Change to the option shown below:

Hope this helps,

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15 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks. I have made the change.
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15 Nov 2015   #4

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64

If you issue is resolved please mark your post Resolved

Happy computing!
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