Windows 10 Automatic Updates

I have often received notice of updates for drivers, features, and software updates for items that my computer is

not capable of doing. For instance, not too long ago there were about 10 updates for Windows 8.10 RT. I do not have

RT and am not interested in it for my home. Since now I have the choice whether to download and install updates that my computer

doesn't have, I chose not to download and install those RT updates. Will Windows 10 be downloading things like this without my being able

to control that? If they do, more space will be taken, I will run out of space, and have no more computer. I can't just go out and replace my computer that easily. They cost too much.

I won't be upgrading to Windows 10 until I have an answer to this.

 

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Last updated November 13, 2019 Views 20,606 Applies to:
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Only Security Updates, Features and Fixes are automatically applied.

What does Windows as a Service entail?

Since the introduction of Windows Update as part of Windows, Microsoft has delivered updates as way to keep Windows updated and secure. This has always been the way the company keeps commercial versions of Windows on the market current.

With Windows 10, Microsoft is making significant changes to this model by delivering new methods of servicing Windows. Taking into account we now live in a mobile, constantly connected world, where threats happen all the time. Part of the solution to this is to keep users current by providing the latest updates as soon as they are available in addition to delivering features as soon as they ready too.

Microsoft will do this using three types of service branches for Windows 10:

Service Branch

Options

Edition

Current Branch

  • Security Updates, Features and Fixes are automatically applied.
  • There is no option to delay or customize these updates.
  • Windows 10 Home

Current Branch for Business (CBB)

  • CBB includes the requirements of the Current Branch, but also provides the option of customizing when and which Security Updates, Features and Fixes are applied, similar to how Windows Update works today in current versions of Windows. 
  • Updates cannot be deferred indefinitely.
  • Windows Updates can be managed using enterprise management tools such as Windows Update for Business and/ WSUS.
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Education

Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

  • Only available to volume license customers running Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • Flexible options for managing Windows Updates.
  • Windows Updates can be customized to only accept Security Fixes.
  • Windows Updates can be managed using enterprise management tools such as Windows Update for Business and/ WSUS.
  • Windows 10 Enterprise

Can I schedule when Windows Updates are installed and will these required updates force restart my computer?

You can schedule when Updates are installed and no, updates do not force restart your computer.

Open the Notification icon from the Notification Area and click Don't forget: a restart is scheduled...

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Andre
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