Windows 8.1 - Manage automatic updates


To configure the Windows Update settings, proceed as follows:

  • Open the Charms Bar (Windows Key + C) > Settings.
  • Click on Change PC settings > Update and Recovery

  • Go to the Windows Update section > Choose how updates get installed.

  • Click on the "Important updates" menu to make your selection:
    • Install updates automatically (Recommended).
    • Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.
    • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
    • Never check for updates (Not Recommended).

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