Windows 10 comes with its own well designed automatic updates feature that can download updates for all the Microsoft products from Microsoft servers as soon as they are released. Windows Automatic Updates is enabled by default in all Windows 10 computers and cannot be easily turned off. Even though this in-built automatic updates feature is enough and sufficient for the automatic delivery of Windows related updates, some users find that it is not enough and desire many more options when it comes to system updates.
If you are not satisfied with what Windows Automatic Updates offers then you can use a third-party automatic updates tool called WAU Manager. This small tool can effectively replace the one that comes built-inside in Windows 10. It also supports other older versions of Windows but updates for them might not be available. It will give you all the control of Windows Updates – when they should be installed, how they should be installed, ability to remove previously installed updates and more.
User interface of WAU Manager gives you all the options in the same window. You can disable Windows’ in-built automatic updates feature from here and replace it with WAU Manager. You can use three modes for WAU Manager – normal, passive and quiet. In the normal mode, it searches for updates but asks you before downloading and installing them. In the passive mode, it shows you the progress as it downloads and installs the updates without asking you. In the quiet mode, it automatically searches, downloads, and installs these updates in the background – you will be notified once everything is done.
You can create a desktop shortcut for WAU Manager so that you can launch it whenever you want. You can also schedule the automatic updates so that WAU Manager checks for the new updates at specific time. It has many more options than the in-built Automatic Updates and gives you much more control over how and when the updates are installed.
You can download Windows Automatic Updates from https://www.carifred.com/wau_manager/.