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chartwise

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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
 

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

chartwise

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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"
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.
 

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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
 

chartwise

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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
Many Thanks
 

Macboatmaster

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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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