Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung yesterday denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft’s Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

“It is not true that we are blocking a Windows 8.1 operating system update on our computers,” a Samsung spokesperson said in an email. “As part of our commitment to consumer satisfaction, we are providing our users with the option to choose if and when they want to update the Windows software on their products.”

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Samsung disables automatic updates on its Windows devices, changing Windows Update’s setting to instead notify users that bug fixes and patches are available to download and install.

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