Windows update installation lengthens the start-up time, what should I do?

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  • #924

    edison098
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    Windows update is a built-in system in windows to make your Windows OS components up to date. This has to be a good thing because it means that it may improve the performance of your PC but sometimes, updates are not really that important. Aside from it eats up your PC’s memory, it also slows down the start-up of your PC because installations of updates happen at start-up. Here are some suggestions to manage Windows update.
    First, Go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Update -> Change Settings.
    There are 4 options in the Important Update tab:
    1. Install updates automatically – this is the one that you must get rid off if you don’t want to be bothered with Windows Update installation at start-up.
    2. Download updates but let me choose whether I install them – it can be an option but it may download unnecessary updates. Installation can be done manually using this option.
    3. Check for updates but let me choose whether I install them whether to download and install them – this I think is the best option because you can choose what to download and install if you have extra time. There are still several interesting and important updates that can be installed (like Language update)
    4. Never check for updates – if you really don’t care about any updates, then choose this one.

  • #926

    Webmaster
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    Thanks Edison098, those are definitely better options than turning off Windows Updates because that’s a major security flaw.

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