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        KYKaren
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        In #2139286, @Woody said:

        If you’re running Win10 1903 or 1909, you don’t need to worry about the “Check for updates” link any more. Microsoft took the fangs out of it.

        Was this said in jest — a bit of sarcasm or irony? Not being an insider, I don’t know.

        But, if not in jest — could someone explain — how is it OK now, in 1903 and 1909, to click on “Check for updates”??

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        Kirsty
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        I’m not sure what the Windows Insider reference relates to, sorry.

        I suggest you check this discussion, which goes into the changes in the Check for Updates functioning in 1903/1909.

        As to irony and sarcasm, I take you have read Woody’s style of writing in ComputerWorld Woody on Windows? His turn of phrase is often ironic, sarcasm is not something I would consider it to be, and many appreciate his brand of “unique respite from the madness”.

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          KYKaren
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          insider = inside the AskWoody circle — I’m still learning, trying to figure Win10 out.

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      • #2140459 Reply
        woody
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        No jest or sarcasm.

        Prior to 1903, clicking on “Check for updates” really meant “I give Microsoft permission to install all outstanding patches.” There was no “check” – it was carte blanche.

        Starting around the time of 1903’s release, a “Check for updates” became just that – a check to see what updates are available. So-called Optional updates appear on separate lines with “Download and install now” links.

        It’s a huge change.

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          KYKaren
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          Prior to your note here, I have been reading the posts that say “DO not click on ‘CHECK for updates’ You will be sorry if you do, because ‘check’ does not mean ‘check’; it means download/install” without realizing that this admonition does not take changes in 1903/1909 into account.

          Thanks for explaining this for me. I will read up on @Kirsty‘s recommendation.

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