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Samsung update plus not updating

Even if you manually enabled Windows Update, Samsung's program was found to prevent access to the utility after every system restart.

Now, starting with yesterday's T-Mobile update, Samsung has blocked Bixby remapping apps yet again.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.We received an email from Jawomo, the developer of bx Actions, telling us that his users with T-Mobile Galaxy S8s have been reporting that the recent June security update broke the remap functionality.As a T-Mobile Galaxy S8 owner who uses the Bix Bye app and just updated, I realized that I had been seeing a lot more of the Bixby setup screen than usual, but hadn't connected it to the fact that Samsung had yet again blocked remapping apps from doing their jobs.I am afraid; this tool has directly no effect on the registry of your laptop or Windows Updates. SW Update drops an exe named "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe" ringzero: When SW Update is installed, Windows Update is always disabled. Rep: When you enable Windows updates, it will install the Default Drivers for all the hardware no laptop which may or may not work.

If it's enabled, or set to a setting of your liking, it'll be re-disabled on reboot. For example if there is USB 3.0 on laptop, the ports may not work with the installation of updates.

ringzero: If SW Update is uninstalled, Windows Update stays enabled persistently throughout reboots. So to prevent this, SW Update tool will prevent the Windows updates.

Samsung's move to block Windows Update could just be a measure to ensure that any system updates rolled out by Microsoft don't break Samsung-centric bloatware.

Anyway, after speaking to Samsung support, they gave me an awesome fix.

I will provide you with the link which has steps on how to change the country code, please follow the link. Enable your DMZ in your router settings for the TV whose IP address your just reserved. If you are in any other location please change it to your country and it should work fine.

This is a fix for those of you with a Samsung Smart TV and facing Smart Hub Issues. Updating the Smart Hub app as per the respective country. I followed an alternative step which i think would be helpful.