Windows Update ran on unscheduled day

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7800p small f...
September 13, 2012 at 06:11:50
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.667 GHz / 8110 MB
Does anyone have any idea why Windows Update would run on a Tuesday when it is configured to only run on Sunday? I didn't have any updates with a deadline, so I don't see why this would happen.

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September 13, 2012 at 12:58:15
As I understand it (having just read an article on scheduled automatic updates) Windows downloads and saves updates regardless of your schedule setting, but will only install them as per your schedule setting.

In other words, the schedule only applies to the the actual installation of the updates. The frequency and dates for downloading them is not part of the schedule.


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September 13, 2012 at 13:14:30
Thanks for the reply Phil22. The installation happened on a Tuesday. The server installed, rebooted, and finished installation according to the Event Log on a Tuesday morning, it wasn't just downloading them.

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