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By default, you can’t change the Windows Update settings in Windows 10 Technical Preview.In this post, I explain how you can disable Windows Update and set it to “Never check for updates” with a little Power Shell script.

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Never check for updates If you choose this setting, please make sure that you update your Windows master image regularly.A: The most common scenario is the following: "We update the driver(s) and firmware when the image of Windows and/or Windows Server are built." Q: How often do you guys update the driver(s) and firmware? Q: How long do you guys keep your hardware in production? Coming soon: How to generate a kernel or a complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Scenario 1: An I. administrator was troubleshooting a Print Server related issue, where the Windows clients were having problems connecting to the \\Print Server\Printer Share. administrator had a Windows Server, for troubleshooting purposes he disabled the on-board NIC's.The issue was with a 3rd party network that hooked into the SMB (CIFS) components which was fixed via an update to their Virtualization drivers (equivalent to a Hyper-V Integration tools). But when he went to re-enable the on-board NIC's, it wouldn't turn on.The fix was to update the NIC driver where the problem would no longer occur.Scenario 4: A Windows Server was dropping buffers (nonpaged pool kernel memory) when we were trying to collect a "Storport ETW trace" while using the "Windows Performance Recorder UI (WPRUI))" trace of their slow disk i/o on SAN attached volumes. shop had replaced their Windows clients with all SSD drives. Scenario 7: A Windows client was observing random erroneous behavior, once we updated the Storage Controller driver, the symptoms went away. Q: How often should we look for a driver(s)/firmware update? Q: What’s the difference between inbox drivers and OEM drivers?I suppose this is why the Windows Update settings are grayed out and configured to Install updates automatically (recommend).

Even if you sign in with administrator privileges, you’ll see the message “Some settings are managed by your system administrator” in the Windows Update setting Control Panel applet.

Applies to: Windows 10 1803 (tbd, codename RS4) Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators update, codename RS3) Windows 10 1703 (Creators update, codename RS2) Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary update, codename RS1) / Windows Server 2016 (codename RS1) Windows 10 1511 (November update, codename TH2) Windows 10 1507 (RTM, codename TH1) Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 Windows 8/Windows 2012 Windows 7 SP1/Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Vista/Windows 2008 As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE), I get to go on-site and from time to time, I get to troubleshoot Windows and Windows Servers that are having reliability and performance problems.

Q: When should you update your driver(s) and firmware? Stop Error, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and for you *nix IT admin's Kernel Panic), the easiest thing to do what?

Update: This article about the Preview version of Windows 10. Please read my new articles about the topic: Stop automatic updates in Windows 10 RTM (build 10240)Disable Windows 10 Update in the Registry and with Power Shell From Microsoft’s point of view, it makes sense to force testers of the Windows 10 Technical Preview to always install the latest updates.

Feedback about bugs is only valuable if the installation has the latest updates.

If a test takes several days, Windows will automatically install updates if your virtual machine is online.