Samsung PC owners could soon find themselves in an endless carousel of enabling Windows Update with each reboot of their machine after a computing enthusiast discovered that a Samsung feature disables Microsoft’s update mechanism by default.
Windows Update is a service that delivers, among other features, security updates and patches to Windows machines. On Samsung machines, however, it’s been usurped by a program called Disable_Windowsupdate.exe that is part of Samsung’s SW Update mechanism; the manufacturer uses its service to update pre-installed software and Samsung drivers, and is installed on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 machines.
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