Changes to Windows Updates

Posted October 25th, 2017 at 3:49 pm.

On October 26th, LITS will be making a change to the way software and operating system updates run on College-owned Windows computers:

  • Community members will not be able to disable Windows updates on College-owned computers, but will have the option to defer updates for a maximium of 30 days
  • Feature Updates (significant updates that happen twice annually) will not be pushed to College-owned computers automatically. Rather, we will postpone these updates until LITS has fully tested them and Microsoft has had a chance to take feedback and provide fixes – typically a few months after the initial release date.
  • Windows computers in classrooms will receive updates between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. every Wednesday night. These computers will not receive feature updates, as they are re-imaged twice a year according to the academic calendar.
  • No changes will be made to lab machines.

Contact the Help Desk with questions:, 610-526-7440,

Filed under: Announcements by Melissa Cresswell

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