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  • When does Windows Update check for updates?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update When does Windows Update check for updates?

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      KYKaren
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      Is there some way to see when Windows Update is scheduled to “Check for Updates”?

      On my 1909 device, I have Feature Updates set to 365, Quality Updates set to 0, Group Policy Editor>Automatic Windows Update set to #2 “Notify download/install”, and wushowhide on my Desktop. Yesterday, Feb 11, I used wushowhide to hide the February Tuesday patches — the CU 2020-02 KB4532693, the February MSRT, and the 2020-02 Adobe Flash Player KB4537759. {I know that I should uninstall/disable Adobe Flash Player and I’ve received a post on how to do this herehow to get rid of F P

      I have now unhidden the Febrary MSRT, but I haven’t yet been notified to download and install it, as the Group Policy Editor setting is supposed to do. I understand the Task Scheduler takes care of checking the queue and posting the download/install notification.

      Is there a way to see when the Task Scheduler is supposed to do this?

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      Alex5723
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      When does Windows Update check for updates?

       

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        EP
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        virtually anytime Win10 wants to

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      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Check Control Panel, Security and Maintenance, Maintenance, Automatic Maintenance, Change maintenance settings (or search Settings for “automatic m”):

      How to Change Automatic Maintenance Settings in Windows 10

      Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

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        KYKaren
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        So, it’s called “maintenance”!! It seems that I don’t know the right search terms for stuff I want to know … thanks again for pointing me in the right direction (again).

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