changing when Windows automatically checks for updates


Kwork
 

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis


Sarah k Alawami
 

Settings, last item, then windows update. It's there. Check for active hours. I've done this w/ nvda.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 21:22, Kwork wrote:

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis



Kwork
 

Hi, I've done that, but it only seems to effect when Windows won't start to complete updates, not when Windows actually automatically checks for updates.

Travis

On 3/21/2019 9:33 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Settings, last item, then windows update. It's there. Check for active hours. I've done this w/ nvda.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 21:22, Kwork wrote:

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis



Chris
 

You cant really set a time to check for updates

But as your pc should check every 24 hours for updates you could do a manual check at a time you think is suitable then it should from there on check at that time

 

 

From: Kwork
Sent: 22 March 2019 04:22
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] changing when Windows automatically checks for updates

 

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for

updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the

slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update

outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked

through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so

far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible,

even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

 

Travis

 

 

 

 


Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

I think this was in windows 7 as well. However it can be actually handy to set it to actually alert you instead as even if its outside normal active hours and you are using it, when it has an update which needs to restart windows its been my experience that the countdown to a restart is invisible to nvda unless you alt tab at the appropriate moment and its a real pain to have to reload all the stuff and reclaim a document from the last back up when it does not give you any warning and just shuts you down!
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From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 4:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing when Windows automatically checks for updates


Settings, last item, then windows update. It's there. Check for active
hours. I've done this w/ nvda.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 21:22, Kwork wrote:

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks
for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel
the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and
update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've
looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me
do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA
accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis




Kwork
 

Chris, thanks. I thought of that and tried it. I manually checked for updates one night when I was  up past my scheduled active hours. It held for a day and a half, then went right back to its nightly 7:29 pm check.

Travis

On 3/22/2019 1:44 AM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

You cant really set a time to check for updates

But as your pc should check every 24 hours for updates you could do a manual check at a time you think is suitable then it should from there on check at that time

 

 

From: Kwork
Sent: 22 March 2019 04:22
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] changing when Windows automatically checks for updates

 

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for

updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the

slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update

outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked

through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so

far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible,

even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

 

Travis

 

 

 

 


Sarah k Alawami
 

Set your active hours and it will check. I prsonaly have mine set between 8 and 5. It checks outside of that and if Im' on the computer Oh well. I personally don't feel the lag but the system has mostly good parts in it.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 22:22, Kwork wrote:

Hi, I've done that, but it only seems to effect when Windows won't start to complete updates, not when Windows actually automatically checks for updates.

Travis

On 3/21/2019 9:33 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Settings, last item, then windows update. It's there. Check for active hours. I've done this w/ nvda.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 21:22, Kwork wrote:

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis



Chris
 

Maybe because your pc was off at the last check for updates time it reset to the default time

 

Try a time when the pc is usually on then see if that helps any

 

 

From: Kwork
Sent: 22 March 2019 14:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing when Windows automatically checks for updates

 

Chris, thanks. I thought of that and tried it. I manually checked for updates one night when I was  up past my scheduled active hours. It held for a day and a half, then went right back to its nightly 7:29 pm check.

Travis

On 3/22/2019 1:44 AM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

You cant really set a time to check for updates

But as your pc should check every 24 hours for updates you could do a manual check at a time you think is suitable then it should from there on check at that time

 

 

From: Kwork
Sent: 22 March 2019 04:22
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] changing when Windows automatically checks for updates

 

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for

updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the

slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update

outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked

through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so

far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible,

even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

 

Travis

 

 

 

 

 


 

I have gotten no definitive answer as to how or whether one can actually determine the time of checking.  My gut is telling me that this may be a two-way communication where MS can "knock on the door" of the Windows Update process or vice versa, depending on the situation.

The following, when put into a .bat file and run under an elevated command prompt (Run as Admin), will make the changes in Windows Update noted by the remark line ahead of each (and don't copy/paste the lines of hyphens):
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
@echo OFF
REM The following entries tweak Windows Update's Auto-Update features
REM and will prevent Windows 10 from restarting automatically if any user is logged in to the system.
REM For further details on all these keys see:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc708449(v%3dws.10)
REM This does still apply under Windows 10 though the above noted page was written for an earlier Windows
 
REM Still permit Windows Update to do Automatic Updates
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
 
REM Make Windows Update notify you before downloading anything
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
 
REM Allow User the choice of whether to reboot now or keep postponing
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
 
REM The following two keys are valid only if the value for the AUOptions key is equal to 4, full automatic, which we reset to 2 above
REM They're being set only in case you ever go back to full automatic.
 
REM  The scheduled install day would be every day of the week if full automatic install were in force
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallDay /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
 
REM The scheduled install time would be 3 AM (hour specified on 24-hour time, 0-23) if full automatic install were in force
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallTime /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
 
REM This key is not related to Windows Update scheduling, but regards whether it will try to update drivers
REM The following sets Windows Update such that it will NOT attempt to update drivers
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /v ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


 

To be honest, I had a strange issue where a system had all sorts of issues due to a dead wireless card.

The card was not compatible with windows 10 though, and it was certainly a dead card, like its company was allready in bit heaven and the card was allready unsupported.

A new card fixed all issues.

Sadly there are places you can buy a computer for cheap with bits in it.

Those bits may be outdated and scrap themselves though.



On 23/03/2019 4:24 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Set your active hours and it will check. I prsonaly have mine set between 8 and 5. It checks outside of that and if Im' on the computer Oh well. I personally don't feel the lag but the system has mostly good parts in it.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 22:22, Kwork wrote:

Hi, I've done that, but it only seems to effect when Windows won't start to complete updates, not when Windows actually automatically checks for updates.

Travis

On 3/21/2019 9:33 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Settings, last item, then windows update. It's there. Check for active hours. I've done this w/ nvda.

Take care

On 21 Mar 2019, at 21:22, Kwork wrote:

How do I change the time of day when Windows 10 automatically checks for updates. Right now it's doing so exactly at 7:29 pm, and I feel the slight bit of sluggishness when it does. I'd like it to check and update outside of my active usage hours. Thanks for any help. I've looked through settings, and haven't found anything that will let me do it so far. If there is something I'm missing that may not be NVDA accessible, even that info would be helpful. Thanks.

Travis



Kwork
 

Thank you Brian. Much appreciated.

Out of curiosity, what does REM stand for? I'm guessing it's code to tell Windows that the said line has nothing to act on, but wondered past that as I'm sure that rapid eye movement is not the correct answer here. LOL!

Travis

On 3/22/2019 9:21 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I have gotten no definitive answer as to how or whether one can actually determine the time of checking.  My gut is telling me that this may be a two-way communication where MS can "knock on the door" of the Windows Update process or vice versa, depending on the situation.

The following, when put into a .bat file and run under an elevated command prompt (Run as Admin), will make the changes in Windows Update noted by the remark line ahead of each (and don't copy/paste the lines of hyphens):
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
@echo OFF
REM The following entries tweak Windows Update's Auto-Update features
REM and will prevent Windows 10 from restarting automatically if any user is logged in to the system.
REM This does still apply under Windows 10 though the above noted page was written for an earlier Windows
 
REM Still permit Windows Update to do Automatic Updates
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
 
REM Make Windows Update notify you before downloading anything
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
 
REM Allow User the choice of whether to reboot now or keep postponing
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
 
REM The following two keys are valid only if the value for the AUOptions key is equal to 4, full automatic, which we reset to 2 above
REM They're being set only in case you ever go back to full automatic.
 
REM  The scheduled install day would be every day of the week if full automatic install were in force
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallDay /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
 
REM The scheduled install time would be 3 AM (hour specified on 24-hour time, 0-23) if full automatic install were in force
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallTime /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
 
REM This key is not related to Windows Update scheduling, but regards whether it will try to update drivers
REM The following sets Windows Update such that it will NOT attempt to update drivers
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /v ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


 

Travis,

           REM in command prompt batch scripts is short for REMark.  You are correct that this is how a comment line is noted in this scripting language.
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back