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Update Manager for Windows

WuMgr (Update Manager for Windows) is a tool to manage updates of Microsoft products on the Windows operating system.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
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What is Update Manager for Windows?

WuMgr (Update Manager for Windows) is a tool to manage updates of Microsoft products on the Windows operating system. It uses the "Windows Update Agent API" to identify as well as download and install missing updates. It allows the user fine control of updates on modern (Windows 10) operating system versions, comparable to what windows 7 and 8.1 offered.

Features:

  • Ability to auto download wsusscn2.cab for "offline" search for updates (like when wuauserv is blocked in the firewall)
  • Ability to "manually" (that is without the use of wuauserv or the windows agent API) download found updates to disk (useful when windows updates access to Microsoft servers is blocked)
  • Ability to block automatic windows update on pro editions of windows 10 by setting the WSUS servers to " " as described in the "Windows Restricted Traffic Limited Functionality Baseline" from MS
  • Ability to block automatic windows update on Home editions of windows 10 by disabling update facilitation services
  • Automatically chooses the appropriate means of disabling automatic update based on the windows edition it is running on option to hide the windows update page from the settings app
  • Install "manually" downloaded updates without using the windows update agent API
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  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
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  • English

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This is a great Windows Update manager/installer which I've been using for quite some time now (first as stand-alone, then as part of Sledgehammer), giving the update control back to the user after having been stolen by Microsoft with its uncalled for forced changes in Windows 10.

Two downsides, however:

  1. Lack of feature documentation (most of it is self-explanatory, but definitely not all)
  2. The UI; I think it's too compact, and would prefer it to remember window size and column widths between runs, and it could do with some usability improvements (e.g. the link you can click to open the Microsoft KB article for the currently selected item; I think it should be more prominent, perhaps displayed in a dedicated column in the list, one link per item).

By the way, I think it's well worth supporting the developer on Patreon.

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    This is a great Windows Update manager/installer which I've been using for quite some time now (first as stand-alone, then as part of Sledgehammer), giving the update control back to the user after having been stolen by Microsoft with its uncalled for forced changes in Windows 10. Two downsides, however: 1. Lack of feature documentation (most of it is self-explanatory, but definitely not all) 2. The UI; I think it's too compact, and would prefer it to remember window size and column widths between runs, and it could do with some usability improvements (e.g. the link you can click to open the Microsoft KB article for the currently selected item; I think it should be more prominent, perhaps displayed in a dedicated column in the list, one link per item). By the way, I think it's well worth supporting the developer on Patreon.
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