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Solved: Windows automatic updates

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by chartwise, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    I am having a very annoying problem in Win 8 with automatic updates.

    It keeps coming up the the message that tells me that updates will be installed in 15 minutes regardless of what you're doing and suggests you save whatever you're working on.

    I am fed up with this, as I have to stop whatever I am doing.

    Can someone please tell me how to change the settings so that updates will be installed when I shut down my computer?
    I did this with previous versions of Windows but cannot find out how to do it in Win 8.

    Help much appreciated
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Do you get that message about two days after getting something along the lines of "computer will restart in two days to finish installing updates if you don't shut down earlier"? That's the message I sometimes see; and since I never have kept Windows 8 alive that long I never see a 15 minute message.
     
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    davehc Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I think it would probably help, or be enough, if you selected the update option "Check for updates but let me choose...etc"
     
  4. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    That is what I am looking for but how do I get to it from the Start Page
     
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    I was not able to get to it from the Start screen. Try Control Panel - Windows Update.
     
  6. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    One of the nice things about 8 is that there are so many ways to get to different places
    In addition to the usual Control Panel you also have
    From IE10 Tools on menu bar - windows update - then change settings
    if you are on desktop and you press the Windows key, then type "windows update" without quotes
    as soon as you type win
    click settings as the search parameter and complete the typing of windows updates
    then you will be presented with all the options.

    Although not especially related to your question you may find this useful
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1088319-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts.html
     
  7. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    Many Thanks
     
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    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You are welcome
    You are probably already aware but in case not
    You can when on the start tiles eg windows key from desktop
    drag and drop the tiles so they are where you want them
    and if you right click on the bottom edge then click all applications
    by then right clicking on a tile you can pin to start etc.
     
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