I was recently reminded that my WSUS server is no longer available on the network. The Windows 8.1 tablet couldn’t find it and as a result couldn’t update to Windows 10. This is how I reset WSUS settings on the tablet and used Windows Update for the future. Removing WSUS settings is easy. You have two options to do so using the Registry or using PowerShell. They both achieve the same thing.
The Windows Update Utility, wuauclt.exe, documentation from Microsoft is more than a little sparse. The utility comes with no help switch, status or output when it is used. This is a utility I’ve bumped heads with a lot in the past so I’ve put together this post to hold the information I’ve found. wuauclt.exe Switches Some switches need to be combined with /DetectNow to actually work. Note that when combining parameters, you can use them only in the order specified.
In an earlier post I wrote about how to force the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update. In this post I will show you how to block Windows 10 upgrade from Windows Update. The confusion around Windows 10 upgrade blocking. There seems to be some confusion around how to block the Windows 10 upgrade: We should uninstall KB3035583 and all will be well - doesn’t seem to work as the update is reinstalled again.
In an earlier post I outlined how to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10. While handy for doing a multiple installs or a clean install, what if you just want to apply the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update? In this post I will outline what you need to do to use Windows Update to download the Windows 10 upgrade and apply it to your computer alone.