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Windows 'update' popup

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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:57 AM

I may have posted something similar to this earlier, but I now have the attached screenshot of it. I was wondering if this is legitimate...seems scammy to me

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#2 RbtCmpt

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:02 AM

I can't get rid of it either

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:13 AM

It is legit (scroll about half way down to see screenshot like yours)




I would select 'restart now' after all you should really keep Windows up to date. (also be patient while it does its thing!!)

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

That's been the standard notification when an update is ready to be applied but you happen to be in active hours for a very, very long time now.   It simply gives you the options to restart now and apply the update, choose a later time to do the restart, or snooze the message to be reminded again later.


I think you only get these if you have Settings -> Update & Security -> Restart Options (link), the toggle for "Show more notifications" switched on.  I could be mistaken about that, though.  I always want to know as soon as an update is ready so I have the option to do an immediate restart if it's convenient.

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