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  1. Posts : 6
    Whatever gets the job done
       08 Aug 2018 #1

    Pause updates unpaused itself


    Running the latest Creator's Update and my paused updates just unpaused themselves.

    The PITA factor with this OS's updating just continues to grow. Anyone else have their paused updates 'unpaused' by this monstrosity of frustration?

    GGIT

    PS I paused from advanced settings under Windows Update Settings and it should have had more than month of limit before I 'had' to unpause. And I never turned off or restarted my machine.
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       08 Aug 2018 #2

    gottagetit said: View Post
    Running the latest Creator's Update and my paused updates just unpaused themselves...

    Do you really mean the Creators Update? Version 1703? That is from two versions ago, released April 2017...
    What’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update

    ...it reaches End of Service (ie. no more updates) on October 9, 2018.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet

    What version does Winver say you are on? The latest is version 1803. If you really mean you want to stay on 1703 for as long as possible, pausing updates is not the way to do it. You should use other defer options. Set branch readiness to 'Current Branch for Business' and defer Feature Updates for 365 days. That way you'll still get the Quality Updates (security fixes and patches).
    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    And when the defer options run out (as they will come October) then the only remaining option is to hide the 'Features Update to Windows 10, version 1803' (and then 1809 when it's out in October).

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
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  3.    08 Aug 2018 #3

    I presume you have Win 10 Pro:
    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to pause updates in Windows Update for up to 7 days (Insiders) or 35 days (non Insiders) in the Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 .
    If so, you might wish to use the Notify feature available via Group Policy.

    When set, you get an Action Centre notification, which when clicked, opens Settings so you can view the available updates. You can then choose to download them when you want.

    If, however, you received a feature update (upgrade) rather than an update (can't tell if that might be as we presently lack your exact build number) that would be a different matter.
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  4. Posts : 6
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       08 Aug 2018 #4

    Thanks for the replies and sorry about the 'Creator's Update' - I was just confused and can't really say why I thought I was on a Creator's Update :/. Just plain dumb on my part.

    Here's the info:

    Win 10 Enterprise
    1803 on 2018-7-17
    17134.167

    I suppose that this would mean dalchina's post stands as the one I should follow :).

    Many thanks,

    GGIT
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       08 Aug 2018 #5

    I've set the 'No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations' to 'enabled'; I figured this will get me where I need to be:

    As long as I can restart when I want, I'm good to go.

    Tks,

    GGIT
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  6.    08 Aug 2018 #6

    I have that enabled too.

    Active Hours in Settings could be the first port of call, then I like this one:
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       08 Aug 2018 #7

    Thanks, dalchina.

    I've set that to 3 - Auto download and notify for install.

    Should work well.

    Any idea why my paused updates would just unpause themselves?

    Doesn't matter now with the GP edits, probably, but is it a known issue?

    GGIT
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  8.    08 Aug 2018 #8

    Not one I've seen reported personally. MS has the potential for different prioritisation (notably ref. metered connections), but no idea I'm afraid. All you can do, as you know, is to act as defensively as you can- that includes routinely using disk imaging (E.g. Macrium Reflect (free)).
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2018 #9

    gottagetit said: View Post
    Any idea why my paused updates would just unpause themselves?
    You have Enterprise. Is this a work machine? Do you connect to a business network? If so it may be something the company IT administrators have put in place.
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  10. Posts : 6
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       08 Aug 2018 #10

    Fair ideas.

    I'll bring Macrium into the mix; I usually just rely on System Restore, but images are much more effective. I've had MS updates wipe out and reset my Restore settings, in fact, so an image will be the best way to back up.

    Not a work machine and personally run; it's definitely more than I need and, without it being run as an organisationally administrated machine, that might mean that these things slip through the cracks. I think it's also too much OS for the hardware I'm running, so I'll probably have a fresh install in my future to do away with some of the challenges I've been experiencing.

    I now see Window Update Settings is telling me certain aspects are being managed by my organisation since the GP edits, so everything might be dynamite from here on.

    Thanks for the replies/fixes.

    GGIT
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