My Settings for Windows Update
Different Update Options
I don't make changes from this screen
I noticed something about Windows Update that should be mentioned. I will also point out that the same behavior exists in Windows 7.
When you first install Windows 8, you are asked a question during the install process how you want to setup Windows Update. I don't have all the options here, but the one I selected was "Don't Setup Windows Update".
Once everything was installed, I went ahead and "configured" Windows Update for my needs. The very first time you open the screen, there is an option at the bottom that says something like "Get Updates for Microsoft Products" (or something close to that).
I'll get to that option in just a bit.
If you recall back to Windows XP, there was "Microsoft Update" and "Windows Update". Microsoft Update gave you updates for Office, SQL Server, and other Microsoft Products. Windows Update just gave you the updates for Windows.
The same options exist in both Windows 7 and 8, its just worded a little differently.
However, the important thing here is this. BEFORE I went and installed that, I wanted to setup the settings for Windows update. I set them as shown in the first picture. The options are shown in the 2nd picture.
Now, when I went and clicked on the link to add "Microsoft Update", it caused Internet Explorer (desktop version) to load, and take me to a web page where I could enable this feature. I don't have a screen shot of that, but I had to agree to some terms or something.
Once it was "installed", my system began a scan to figure out what updates I was missing. However
the other thing it did was to change my update option from "Never check for updates (not recommended)" to "Install updates automatically (recommended)". I had to go back to that screen and set it back to what I'm showing above.
I point this out as you probably did set this up as you wanted. However, if you did go in and setup Microsoft Update, Windows probably changed it back on you, and you will have to go back in and set it back.
Finally, I do want to point out that any changes like this I make, I do not do them from my third screen posted above. I do everything from inside control panel directly.
Hope the helps!
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