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Windows Update- Wireless Turned Off?

Colormax said
Just upgraded old machine to Win 10. New software updated three days ago. Always keep wireless turned OFF when computer is not in use.

A few minutes ago, my hard drive started spinning. I looked over and saw "Configuring update for Windows 10" ... 0% complete" ... "Do not turn off your computer."

0% complete now reads 6% complete. Hard drive still spinning.

How is Microsoft able to download updates on to my computer when wireless is turned off?

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How are you connected to the internet?

Anyways, Windows updates can take a long time with several restarts.

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The updates

are probably downloading a bit at a time while you are using wifi.

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Hi Dig.

He says "wireless is turned off". But is it? If not he's cabled, which means he needs to be less in a hurry.

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Hi Daf

The OP say's " Always keep wireless turned OFF when computer is not in use. "

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Good spot Dig.

So when his PC is on he's connected by WiFi. Therefore he just needs to wait it out 'till updates are done.

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I understand how the updating process works. My question, or rather my concern, is- how can Microsoft connect to my computer when I have the Wireless Network Connection turned Off?

Something else worth mentioning... Win10 was updated (manually) three days prior to the auto update. The manual update took hours. Why would a knew update be forced on my machine in less than 72 hours? The whole thing is fishy. Or maybe I forget and was forced to remember how badly Microsoft sucks.

There is no Ethernet cable connected to my laptop. The only way I connect is wirelessly.

Prior to the "upgrade," the laptop was in sleep mode. I just happened to be sitting nearby. I heard the hard drive start spinning, looked over and saw the laptop starting to update on it's own. In the middle of the day.

My primary concern is finding out how Microsoft is able to connect to my laptop, how Microsoft is able to download updates ***when the wireless network connection is turned Off.***

If Microsoft exploits a (known, which is to say "built-in") vulnerability to jam updates on to users' machines, I would like to know how to eliminate the vulnerabilities. I can't be the first person who has dealt with this.

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As long as we can talk, I'll talk.
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Sleep Mode Off

Thanks for the tip.

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