Auto update, even though I have disabled it

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MS-BOSS, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. MS-BOSS

    MS-BOSS MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    yesterday my Windows 10 Pro (v1909) auto-installed the following update: KB4592449.

    This never happened before, because I have set (Group Policy) Windows updates to "2 - notify for download and auto install" after installing Windows (and it's still set to 2, I've just checked).

    So far I've always decided when to download and install Windows updates. But yesterday the aforementioned update (KB4592449) installed by itself, automatically.

    Any ideas as to why?

    Thanks.
     
  2. chillgates

    chillgates MDL Member

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    activate administrator login, login through it and then set group policy.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Expert

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    Critical security updates are pushed automatically at MS's discretion regardless of user's settings.
     
  4. MS-BOSS

    MS-BOSS MDL Junior Member

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    @ chillgates - I'm always logged in Windows as admin.

    @ TairikuOkami - I've installed Windows 10 Pro on this PC in 2017 and this never happened before. Are you certain that MS pushes critical updates even when you have auto-update disabled? Is KB4592449 a critical update?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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  6. chillgates

    chillgates MDL Member

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    use sledgehammer or stopupdates10 from greatis software to stop updates. they works on all windows 10 versions.
     
  7. antiCMOS

    antiCMOS MDL Junior Member

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    Or install Linux.
     
  8. MS-BOSS

    MS-BOSS MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you.