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Questions tagged [automatic-update]

Automatic Updates for non-Windows uses of the word. Use windows-update for windows instead.

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It's 2019, How to *disable* automatic reboots and updates in Windows 10? Old methods are no longer working [duplicate]

Many of the solutions to prevent windows 10 from doing their auto reboot updates are not working anymore. The solutions posted here: No, this question is not a duplicate. Hence: "It's 2019" How to *...
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All chrome extensions gone after update, is there any way to restore, check a log to see what happened, or revert the update?

I just started using a computer I haven't been using for a while (4 months approximately). I actually restored it from hibernation, I guess I never shut it down the last time I used it, and chrome ...
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#VALUE cells not updating formulas

I am having an issue. My formula works and comes up with #VALUE when it has no data ready for it to calculate. However, when data is put in for it to calculate it won't pick it up unless I delete the ...
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Windows 10 Manual Updates Management

I have just installed windows 10. When windows 10 is updating (and only when its updating) there is a chance the system will randomly hang/freeze. This is very annoying and happens often but, only ...
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Windows 1803 and still auto restarting for updates [duplicate]

It was my understanding that with the Creators Update 1703, Windows 10 would no longer be auto restarting on its own. Currently running 1803 and am still experiencing forced restarts. Are these ...
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Avoiding the Creators Update of Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have been updating Windows 10 since first install over a year ago, but now it repeatedly prompts me to update to the 'Windows Creators Update.' I don't want to as I am good with the current Windows ...
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Skype for Windows automatic upgrade keeps recreating desktop shortcut icon

I use Skype on Windows 10. Skype frequently automatically installs updated versions of itself. Whenever it does such an update, it recreates a shortcut (icon) for Skype on the desktop. How do I ...
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How to find out how a program started on Windows

From what I have understood after researching on Google, there are two ways of how a program can start on Windows: Manual (The user doubled clicked on the executable or shortcut file of the program) ...
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Xcode downloading update in the background?

I often see Xcode downloading heavily and it's not clear what. I did not download it through the App store - and do not see anything updating there. There are no automatic simulator updates and ...
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Update Master Table automatically from several separate Worksheets

I have 6 separate worksheets that are updated every week by 6 different people manually. The process is archaic as there is a new sheet template for each week (4 separate excel files that contain 5 ...
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Can I turn updates on/off for one specific app in the Micorsoft Store?

In the Microsoft Store, I have Settings > App updates > Update apps automatically turned on. But there's one app I'd like to only update manually. (Alternately, I could turn the global option ...
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Turn off automatic updates on Debian/KDE5

I cannot figure out how to turn off automatic updates in Debian buster running KDE. I've gone into the "apper" control screen and set to "never", but still I keep getting a little taskbar icon on the ...
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Disable Windows Update in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

I am setting up touch-based systems for use in the construction industry out in the field. Many of the systems have access to mobile networks through a modem, but I do not want to use this limited ...
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Windows update broke programs

I'm at a loss about what to do. There was a windows 10 OS update forced to computer a couple weeks ago. Now various programs can't access files in MyDocuments and others can't access the DVD drives. I'...
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OTA update with SWupdate in yocto

I am using a Yocto setup for OTA to my board. In this I want the software to be updated either from Web or cloud or CLI. My board is having eMMC only. In this case, I want to use the SWUpdate ...
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Stop a certain Windows Store app from updating

Is there a way to keep a certain Windows Store app from being updated while all others are kept up to date? Or is there a way to save a backup of the current version and launch it somehow, even after ...
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Windows 10 possible Performance Degradation after Update [closed]

I have a laptop that runs Win10 build 1507. Today when I booted it up, Windows flashed the Update Assisstant and said I needed to Update. The machine in question is from 2014, with a core i5-4210U and ...
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Chrome prevents restart during Mac update

Every time my MBP tries to restart to auto-install an update, Chrome is preventing the restart and therefore the update. To make things worse, the OS closes most or all of my other programs before it ...
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Windows updates forcibly rebooting my PC at night [duplicate]

I am running Windows 10 Pro, Build 16299. I'm not sure why MS thinks it's okay to forcibly reboot people's PC in the middle of the night...but for years I was able to prevent this by turning off my ...
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How can I disable software update notifications in kde/plasma

I keep getting popups about updates and it's annoying. The window below is from the taskbar icon settings that I think is causing the popup. Is there a workaround? If I knew which package was the ...
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How to have a launchd script create a file with time stamp?

I am trying to run a simple launchd script that copies a file from one directory to another when the file changes, but I want to paste it with a unique timestamp so I can version the files. My launchd ...
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Windows 10 Defer Upgrades not working

I'm encountering an issue, where my computers software updates are managed by Intune and the 'Defer Updates' policy is enabled. Some laptops are however still getting the option to upgrade to the ...
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Windows 10 automatically deleting WiFi credential fields?

Lately I've been running into quite a few situations with users having an issue where on Windows 10, when entering credentials for a WiFi connection, the fields are automatically deleted before they ...
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Why doesn't ubuntu server do an automatic reboot?

On an Ubuntu 16.04 server I've got AutomaticSecurityUpdates enabled, which works fine. I also want it to automatically reboot at night if needed. For this I've got the following in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/...
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Prevent Windows 10 from log off, restart, or shut down with open files/programs

I'm looking for a group policy setting or a third-party program that can prevent Windows 10 (and earlier) from a logoff, restart, or shutdown command, initiated by either the user or the system. I ...
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Is it recommended to update automatically my signed application without asking the user? [closed]

Related to my other question, Disable installation permission popup for my installer where I am interested in avoiding the installation permission pop-up, I am starting to ask myself if it's a ...
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Fedora kernel panic after system update

I have Fedora 24 installed and it uses packagekitd to install updates when I shutdown the system. It usually goes fine, but I left it running after work last Friday. When I came back today it was ...
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Firefox auto-update for school administration

Is there a way to let an administrator (or root on mac) type a password once to set up auto updates for Firefox? This would need to survive a reboot, as well as not require the browser to be running ...
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How to disable automatic updates on Fedora 25?

The title is sufficient I think. How can I stop Fedora to automatically download and install system and software updates on restart?
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How do I permanently delete and cancel Windows 10 Updates?

My laptop has Windows 10 (as well as Ubuntu and Remix OS) on it. Every few weeks, I get some updates downloaded without my knowledge and installed automatically when I turn it off and back on the next ...
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How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me?

The version of Google Chrome can be checked by going to chrome://help. However, if Google Chrome is not up to date, it will upgrade itself without asking the user. How can I check the version of ...
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How to stop Windows 10 Home from automatic restarts

I did run my overnight computations and when I came to my computer, it is restarted :-( I am not sure why, but it is quite possible that it could have been automatic restart due to updates. How do I ...
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Windows 7 Trusted installer using 4gb of ram and up to 50% of my cpu [duplicate]

My windows 7 updater was been bugging out since I got a fresh install of windows 7, I downloaded the patch that was meant to fix this. And I thought it did at first, the updates download and started ...
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How can I disable Background intelligent transfer service (Permanently)?

I've tried to disable Background Intelligent Transfer service using two methods: RegEdit and services.msc After restarting the computer, the service runs at start-up again. How can I disable it ...
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How do I tail Windows 10 Update Log

I have a following batch file that runs on startup wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow start /min C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log But now in Windows 10 log file simply has the following Windows Update ...
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Windows 10 Pro - Taskbar and Navigation crashes

After the last update(March 2016) my widows taskbar cant working and the edge icon disappear. The search on taskbar and the windows button isnt working too. Ive tried search on foruns but the advices ...
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Microsoft Word: Create a list of policies that automatically displays the date they were amended

I am trying to organise an organisations's policies and procedures, and I would like to create a master list of the policies that would automatically show the date each policy was last amended. Is it ...
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Where does windows 10 download its update files to

I have automatic updates turned on in windows 10. So I presume windows 10 automatically downloads and installs these updates for me. My questions are as follows: Where (which directory) do these ...
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Change default reboot time for Windows 10 update

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to change the default time which Windows 10 - Windows Update schedules my PC to reboot? I most often just send my PC to sleep (or it does it automatically on ...
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Can we disable windows update through services.msc [duplicate]

Can we able to disable the Windows 10 automatic update by disabling the wuauserv in services.msc? And also please confirm whether disabling the wuauserv will affect the system?
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Is it really not possible to disable updates in windows 10? [duplicate]

This is not a question about upgrading to windows 10! I have read many times that in windows 10, you cannot disable automatic updates, which means windows 10 will download updates automatically ...
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Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?

Disclaimer: This question originated the following one: Can the mandatory update policy in windows 10 generate momentum/oportunity risk?; With the purpose to divide one broad question in two specific ...
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How to disable automatic updating of Windows 10 pro? [duplicate]

Today i install windows 10. All features is better. But i can not find the way to disable windows automatic update. In windows 8.1 or lower versions have a option to disable automatic update or ...
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After last auto update on 8.1, the Windows key does rapid auto repeat

Windows did an auto update that caused the Windows () key on my machine to do a rapid auto repeat whenever it is pressed. This causes the Start menu to flash on and off (on the screen) for several ...
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How to stop MetaTrader 4 from updating it-self?

I came across the annoying LiveUpdate popup which constantly ask me to update my version. I couldn't find any option to disable this "feature" from the settings. Any ideas?
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I don'...
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In Windows 7 date and time stamp of folder is not updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder

In Windows 7 date and time stamps of folders are not automatically updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder. Is there any way to change this?
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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how to get the array size in ms excel?

I would like to write a formula which returns the size of an array. something like size(A1:A50) Maybe, it seems to be strange; but it helps me when I insert some new rows in the first 50 lines and ...
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How to stop Windows from switching back to “install updates automatically”?

I have Windows Updates set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". However, Windows keeps changing back to "install updates automatically". In this post I read ...