Windows update keeps updating same files

10 Feb

This feature is useful in case an upgrade has caused issues and had to be removed.

With the Automatic setting enabled, Windows will pick a time when you don’t use your computer to reboot.

When you manually trigger the installation of an update (from Settings Windows Update), you can either let Windows schedule a restart during a time you usually don’t use your device or select a restart time yourself.

Inside the Local Group Policy Editor, browse to Computer Configuration Windows Update and double-click the Defer Upgrades and Updates entry.

Note that you can even delay updates for up to four weeks.

If you would like to specify for how long an upgrade should be deferred, you’ll have to work with the Group Policy Editor and use a new setting introduced with the November Upgrade.