• Update pause not worked


    Good Evening

    I am in UK and use a Broadband supplier called Plusnet – a subsidiary of British Telecom (BT)- for my internet access.  My OS is Windows 10 21H2 on a desktop PC mainly.

    Recently Fibre Broadband became available in my locality and so I decided to apply for an upgrade to my supply.

    Things did not go smoothly and resulted in me losing all broadband connectivity for over a week.  This was restored yesterday (9.8.22 in UK) but I have experienced some very strange effects subsequently-:

    Following Susan Bradley’s advice, I always have my Windows updates ‘paused’ to well avoid the “patch Tuesday” dates and this was in place as usual on my desktop before I began the fibre update process.

    The restored broadband appeared to be functioning correctly on the evening of 9.8.22.

    This morning, however, quite unexpectedly, the computer notified me that a restart was necessary in order to finish the installation of the latest Windows updates !!!  I had not even opened the update page in Settings and these August updates had already downloaded of their own accord.

    Completely non-plussed I did allow the installation to continue after checking that a restore point had already been set up by Windows.

    In addition to this major unexpected change I have also lost a couple of log-in details (including here on Ask Woody ) – almost as if I had just run a cleaning programme like C Cleaner.

    No major damage appears to have been done but I just wonder if anyone could suggest a reason for this happening and is there anything to be done to prevent a recurrence in the future.



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    • #2469509

      Pause can be defeated unintentionally. The only way to be sure is to disable it using WuMgr or other product (search here for disable Windows Update).

      cheers, Paul

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    • #2469543

      Many thanks to Paul T and geekdom.

      Will follow the links you have suggested.



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