posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2015 08:16 UTC

On my home forum Sysnative, a user (wavly) was being assisted with a WU issue, which was going well, aside from the fact that wavly's WU kept getting disabled randomly. It was figured out eventually after using auditpol.exe and registry security auditing that the program that was responsible for disabling WU was Disable_Windowsupdate.exe, which is part of Samsung's SW Update software.

SW Update is your typical OEM updating software that will update your Samsung drivers, the bloatware that came on your Samsung machine, etc. The only difference between other OEM updating software is, Samsung's disables WU.

No matter how much work Microsoft puts into cleaning up Windows, crappy OEMs like Samsung will undo all their work.

How about that line of Surface laptops and desktops, Microsoft?

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