Samsung disables Windows Update on its laptops, wants you to use its own utility instead

In what is yet another case of a manufacturer making things harder than they need to be, Samsung is pushing customers to use its own utility in favor of Windows Update to keep their laptops updated.

All Samsung laptops come with a tool called SW Updater that checks for any updates to bloatware that comes pre-installed, along with driver and software updates. While such utilities are available from most vendors, what’s unique about Samsung’s SW Updater is that it was found to disable Windows Update, preventing Microsoft’s default updater tool from finding new updates.

Source: iMore

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