Why is Windows 10 updating without informing me..

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I was just about to pack up and leave work and I see Windows 10 telling me 'Your PC is at risk - Updating it now'. It doesn't give me an option to stop, and instructs me "it might take an hour" and to:

  • keep pc plugged in

  • keep it connected to network

  • don't turn it off or close the lid
What the ..

Am I supposed to miss the other plans I've got and stay at work? I can't believe MS had the audacity to implement this process with no regard for the end user.

How can I permanently disable this from happening?
 

grimfox

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I don't think I've seen a update like that before. I can't say I've ever seen MS use the wording "at risk" when running an update. Sounds sketchy to me, but I can't say I've seen every update MS can throw at a person.
 

USAFRet

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"How can I permanently disable this from happening? "

permanently disable what...?
Updates? That is the fast track to a malware infection.

Is this a work PC? Talk to your IT dept.
Home PC? Let it run and come back later.


Don't suppose you have a screencap of this, do you?
 
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I have a screen grab, reluctantly I had to put the laptop to sleep part way through installation. What happened to the good old days when we could install the updates when it was convenient?..

screenshot: https://ibb.co/g9sDxJ



It's a personal laptop that came with Windows 10. I'll probably have to install some 3rd party software to toggle between enabling/disabling updates,
 

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So from that pic....leave the thing on and let it run its updates.
Go out and do your business.
It will be finished when you come home.

3rd party software to "prevent/postpone" Win 10 updates is a seriously bad idea.


"What happened to the good old days when we could install the updates when it was convenient?"

Too many people thought it was "never" convenient, and never did it.
Leading to massive virus infections and botnets.
 

androbourne

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You can't turn off Windows 10 updates on Windows 10 Home edition. Well alteast you werent able too at launch, so that might be your issue.

I'm sure there are 3rd party programs to do this but I wouldnt recommend them.
 

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You can try changing your update settings to "metered". If your laptop is connected via WiFi, it should be set like this anyway.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/meter-your-ethernet-connection-in-windows-10/

-Wolf sends
 
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I'm surprised by your inability to grasp why Windows 10 updating like this is a bad idea, but then again this is the internet.. also as I said I was at work at the time and it was time to go..


 
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Thanks the Wifi was on non-metered (1) so I've set to metered (2) setting for now and will monitor the situation.
 

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Updating at the wrong time is absolutely a pain in the butt. So make it not do that.

Not updating at all is a bad idea.
 

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