Windows control panel not updating settings

Never check for updates (not recommended): This option disables Windows Update completely in Windows 8, 7, or Vista.

When you choose this, Windows Update won't even check with Microsoft to see if important security patches are available.

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.

Get insider builds: If you see it, it allows you to sign up to get early versions of major updates to Windows 10.

When enabled, you'll have options, indicating how soon after these Windows 10 test versions are made available that you'll get them.

These three versions of Windows have very similar Windows Update settings but I'll call out any differences as we walk through the process.

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

First up, we’re going to investigate the setup process, privacy options, user accounts, and some under-the-hood basics related to Windows Update and overall update control.

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