Windows 10 Update Assistant is the name of the native update management tool that designed to help the individual users to keep up with the OS updates as Microsoft publishes them.
Every user is able to set updates to download automatically and manage the timing of updates with this tool. For those the IT professionals who are looking to deploy and manage updates across the desktop of the organization, you should look elsewhere because this tool only works for individual desktops. Please keep in mind that Windows 10 Update Assistant has no equivalent in previous versions of Windows.
Windows 10 Update Assistant has the intention to make sure that the users deploy the latest Microsoft Windows updates that they might miss or choose not to apply, that can lead to vulnerabilities. This one provides push notifications that inform the desktop user of any updates that has not yet added. It helps users to ensure they always have the latest version of Windows 10 on the desktop. After running compatibility checks for the desktop and the update, Windows 10 Update Assistant will automatically download the latest version of Windows 10. Every user is able to set the active hours and the custom restart time through the Windows 10 Update Assistant to avoid interruptions.
The users are able to turn off the automatic updates in the setting of Windows 10 Update Assistant by designating the device to have a metered connection. With the metered connection, the user has a certain amount of bandwidth that can consume over a certain period of time. By designating the device as having a metered connection, this one limits the bandwidth Windows Update Assistant can consume so it does not use up unnecessary resources. Aside from that, the desktop administartors are also able to designate a metered connection to take control of Windows 10 and application updates even if the device does not actually use a metered connection.
In the enterprise, Windows 10 Update Assistant usually takes several controls over scheduling and deploying updates away from the IT professionals. This one makes the IT departments typically disable this feature.
As the replacements, the IT professionals are able to see the three servicing channels named Windows Insider Program, Semi Annual Channel and Long Term Servicing Channel that can make up the Microsoft’s Windows as a service update model to determine the update cadence for each desktop. Despite all the things, Windows 10 Update Assistant is still present on the device of the user, which is able to leave some users confused and distracted by the pop-ups of the assistant.
In order to remove the Windows 10 Update Assistant entirely, all the users have to uninstall the program through the Program section of Microsoft Windows Control Panel. The next thing that they have to do is to delete the whole Microsoft 10 Windows Update Assistant folder in the C drive. With the second one, Windows 10 will reinstall the program named Windows 10 Update Assistant when the desktop reboots.