After wasting much of the afternoon trying to find a way to install Windows Updates automatically WITHOUT all the crud of the useless "automatic maintenance", I've come to a dead end. I know that M$, the hallowed Fruit Company and Google are trying desperately to dumb computers down so that monkeys can use them, but how ridiculous is it that one can't chose WHAT the needless dense-person's "automatic maintenance" actually does? A bit like having a function in a car that when you put the key in the ignition it also puts your seatblet on, turns on the headlights and checks the air in the tyres - making you wait 15 minutes while it does so! Surely someone out there must know a way (without upgrading to Win 8 Pro or learning scripting) to either a) Have Windows updates running by themselves like they used to / ought to or b) have an easy way to remove items from the list of things done during the spurious "automatic maintenance". No wonder techs hate W8 - its crap from a customisation point of view. No wonder MS will be dead in 5 years with nonsense like this. It's enough to make one think about going to Linux... >:(
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Ok, it seems like you are frustrated with windows 8. But, may I ask, what is your question exactly ..?
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I'm not sure I see the problem. You go to control panel, then Windows Update, then select Change Settings. Then you pick Install Updates Automatically. Just like Windows 7
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