Windows control panel not updating settings


Windows 10 launched yesterday, so it’s time to focus in on some specific issues and evaluate the OS in bite-sized chunks.



When you first turned on your new computer or were finishing your Windows operating system install, you told Windows Update how you wanted it to act - a little more automatic or a little more manual.Notify me but don't automatically download or install them: Windows Update will check for new updates from Microsoft, and let you know about them, but they won't be downloaded and installed until you say so.Turn off Automatic Updates: This option completely disables Windows Update in Windows XP.Below are for changing/disabling Windows Update in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Here are more details on all the "advanced" Windows Update settings that are available to you in Windows 10: Automatic (recommended): Choose this option to automatically download and install updates of all kind - both important security patches as well as not-as-important non-security updates, like feature improvements and minor bugs.

Notify to schedule restart: Choose this option to automatically download updates of all kind - security, and non-security.

Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows: Check this option, which is a bit wordier in Windows 7 & Vista, if you own other Microsoft software and you want Windows Update to handle updating those as well.