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  • Strange Windows Update appeared then disappeared 24 hours later.

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update Strange Windows Update appeared then disappeared 24 hours later.

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        This driver update showed up in my Windows Update screen on 09-21-2020 after routine booting.  I did not click “Check for updates”.
        <h3>SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. – Modem –</h3>
        My GPE is set as “Notify before downloading and installing any updates” so it was not installed.

        Today, 09-22-2020 it has been withdrawn.  Whew!

        To my knowledge, there are no Samsung components on this machine, especially a modem. I do have a Samsung phone (Note 8), but do NOT use “Your Phone” in windows.   I have connected my phone with a “C” cable numerous times to access downloaded files and gallery pics, but that’s it.  I’ve never had it on a Hotspot from my phone.

        Anyone else spy this Windows Update?  Seemed pretty weird to me!
        <h5>Clevo/Sager laptop Windows 10 – 2004 Pro OS build 19041.508
        – 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor ( 12MB Smart Cache, 2.60GHz )
        – 17.3″ Full HD 1080p 144Hz, Wide View Angle 72% NTSC Matte Display
        – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 Video Memory (Max-Q design)
        – 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 SDRAM at 2666MHz – 2 X 8GB
        – 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
        – 500GB WD Blue SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive
        – Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 M.2 AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Module</h5>


      • #2298324 Reply

        It is normal behavior, Windows 10 will sometimes try to install drivers for any mobile phone devices (usually cellular modems) exposed through the universal serial bus.

        Maybe the AI decided you did not need the driver, or somebody made a change. The modem driver still exists in the Microsoft Update Catalog.

      • #2298329 Reply
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        It is a driver for connecting your Samsung smartphone to Windows

      • #2298436 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for your comments.  Makes sense.

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