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    Restart Appchkrs after Windows 10 update.


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    Restart Appchkrs after Windows 10 update.   Empty Restart Appchkrs after Windows 10 update.

    Post by Jime on Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am

    Windows 10 in many cases updates itself automatically at random unannounced times, and some earlier versions of Windows may also do so (often the default.)  If such a machine is running an Appchkr and/or the Appchkr UWI these programs will be stopped by the machine reboots (restarts) that occur as part of the update.  Restart the programs after such an update to keep checking and the UWI running.  

    For Pro and higher versions of Windows a Group Policy setting is available to prevent auto-updating, but individual machines in larger organizations may not be free to change this setting. For those for whom this is not an option Windows 10 can be prevented from making most auto-updates by marking the machine's network connection as "metered" under the "change connection properties" link in the settings section "Network and Internet".  This change can be made to either a wired (ethernet) or WiFi connection.   Doing so will prevent unannounced loss of checking due to minor and security auto-updates, and so will reduce the frequency of this problem, but will not completely eliminate it.  Major updates will still be forced upon your system at infrequent random times, irregardless of this setting.

    It is advisable to keep Windows up to date for security. Uncheck the metered connection and initiate an update manually at a time of your choice to keep Windows up to date and secure without loosing checking unannounced.  Remember to recheck the metered connection box once the update and its reboot are complete.

    It is also possible to create a task in the Windows task scheduler that will automatically start the UWI and Appchkrs after a reboot. All updates finish with a reboot.  This solution still leaves a short period during the auto-update in which checking doesn't run, so is less desirable than stopping most random auto-updates

    See the Knowledge Base in Appchkr release 0.79 and later for a more advanced and 100% effective method of preventing all auto-updates, including major ones, on any Windows 10 machine.

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