1. Husornhame's Avatar
    I have Nokia Lumia 620 Windows phone with windows 8.1 installed.
    I keep getting a message saying a Critical Download will be downloaded when I connect to WiFi. There is no indication of what or for who the down load is for. I am reluctant to let it download. Anybody have any ideas?
    02-02-2015 05:01 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    It's safe, the download comes from Microsoft and brings you updated functionality.
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    02-02-2015 05:09 PM
  3. broughshane's Avatar
    Are you on preview for developers ? Last couple of updates from microsoft, was listed as critical and was there way of testing there servers with pushing the update out.
    02-02-2015 05:15 PM
  4. Husornhame's Avatar
    If it is from Microsoft why does it no say it is. I would not download something on my PC if it just said download this now.
    I need more info than somebody saying it is OK.
    02-04-2015 07:03 AM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar
    If it is from Microsoft why does it no say it is. I would not download something on my PC if it just said download this now.
    I need more info than somebody saying it is OK.
    Because only Ms can sent you updates like that on your phone.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=qv7Cpzg-

    Hope this enough
    RumoredNow and Pete like this.
    02-04-2015 07:26 AM
  6. Husornhame's Avatar
    As I said why does it not say it is from Microsoft?
    Please don't tell me only Microsoft can send messages like that. Not in this day and age of scammers, malware makers and trojan makers etc.
    I have at least 32 update messages on my phone all claiming to be important.
    One is from a battery sense app who wants my phone location before it updates. Is it going to report to the world where my phone and there is 85% battery left on it.
    02-04-2015 11:50 AM
  7. noobchief's Avatar
    Not in this day and age of scammers, malware makers and trojan makers etc.
    LOL what is that? It doesn't exist in WP, only in Android. Plus a battery sense app doesn't need to have yr location, bet u downloaded it from store and has ads. Just uninstall it, u don't need it.
    02-04-2015 12:04 PM
  8. Harrie-S's Avatar
    As I said why does it not say it is from Microsoft?
    Please don't tell me only Microsoft can send messages like that. Not in this day and age of scammers, malware makers and trojan makers etc.
    I have at least 32 update messages on my phone all claiming to be important.
    One is from a battery sense app who wants my phone location before it updates. Is it going to report to the world where my phone and there is 85% battery left on it.
    You asked a question but every answers is not good enough. Then we can not help you . We are not Microsoft. Sorry

    So I would suggest to ask Microsoft these questions.
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    02-04-2015 12:14 PM
  9. Husornhame's Avatar
    Your answers don't answer the question therefor they are no good to me. Thanks for the replies though.
    02-04-2015 02:48 PM
  10. Husornhame's Avatar
    Believe that and wait for your WP to go wrong.
    02-04-2015 03:01 PM
  11. Harrie-S's Avatar
    I really hope Microsoft itself can answer your questions.

    The only thing I can add is.

    You belief that also someone else than microsoft can send you an "critical update".

    If Microsoft would indicate that the "critical update" came from them then it is okay for you.

    But if someone else could send you an update why couldn't they also say it was from Microsoft.
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    02-04-2015 03:17 PM
  12. Marcos Buccella's Avatar
    Only Microsoft (and the carriers) can send OS updates to your phone. Apps updates are different but the OS updates are manages by Microsoft. If you don't trust them, I think it's better for you to move to another platform
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-04-2015 03:18 PM
  13. ssapre's Avatar
    Your answers don't answer the question therefor they are no good to me. Thanks for the replies though.
    Welcome to Windows Phone. If you are coming from android or any other platforms, where you might have seen various messages / updates / crap coming to your phone, this might not be the case with your new phone. All system updates on WP are pushed by MS only, so you can install them. If you are not interested in updating your phone, go to settings > Phone Update and uncheck option that "Auto download updates" and "Tell me when updates are available" and you can enjoy the phone as it is. sometimes the updates are for critical fix, so it will force install on your phone after specified time.
    Last edited by ssapre; 02-04-2015 at 04:08 PM.
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    02-04-2015 03:49 PM
  14. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    FAQ - Why do I see 'Critical update' notification on my Lumia phone? - Microsoft - UK
    "Lumia Denim update brings important new features and other improvements to your phone, so we are strongly recommending that all the users install it. You can find more information about the update from Support - - Microsoft - USA ."

    I have Nokia Lumia 620 Windows phone with windows 8.1 installed.
    I keep getting a message saying a Critical Download will be downloaded when I connect to WiFi. There is no indication of what or for who the down load is for. I am reluctant to let it download. Anybody have any ideas?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-04-2015 04:23 PM
  15. Bagzton's Avatar
    You don't trust the update just because it does not say it's from Microsoft? Fine, disable updates by going to go to settings > Phone Update and uncheck option that "Auto download updates" and "Tell me when updates are available" and you'll be fine :-) but bear in mind that at a certain time, the updates WILL force install themselves on your phone without seeking your permission. Like others have pointed out, this is not Android. ALL updates are from Microsoft. Lemme also mention that (for those of us on Developer Preview) most of the updates we got lately have all been tagged "critical".
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-04-2015 04:41 PM
  16. Jas00555's Avatar
    No, everyone, you're all wrong. It should be obvious that someone reverse engineered the WP source code, hacked into Microsoft's update servers, then created malware for just the OP. JUST THE OP I TELL YOU. That's what had to have happened because that's what it would require.

    My sister's iPhone got updated and all it said was security fixes, improved touch ID, and performance enhancements. IT DIDN'T SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT IT WAS FROM APPLE!!! #APPLEMICROSOFTHACKEDBYILLUMINATECONFIRMED
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    02-04-2015 04:54 PM
  17. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    Believe that and wait for your WP to go wrong.
    Wp doesn't support .exe files like viruses are made off, so don't worry. I got the "critical" update from Ms also the last times, dunno why what's the difference
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    02-04-2015 04:54 PM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    For you to persist, you must now believe that everyone (or most everyone) at this site is somehow involved in the conspiracy to corrupt your phone...

    The update will not harm your device. If you think it might... Use the tool found in this link from Microsoft. If you update to the latest official with this tool your "update now" messages will disappear. FAQ - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Microsoft - USA

    You will, however, loose user data by doing such a reset. Whereas the OTA (Over The Air) update will take you to the same OS version without loosing data.

    Over-the-air programming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    02-04-2015 05:46 PM
  19. kklemn's Avatar
    after i updated my phone and i went to settings, i noticed that instead of "SMS+Calls block" there is a path @"C:/ [something i don't remember here]"
    doing a hard reset now.
    02-04-2015 06:00 PM
  20. Husornhame's Avatar
    FAQ - Why do I see 'Critical update' notification on my Lumia phone? - Microsoft - UK
    "Lumia Denim update brings important new features and other improvements to your phone, so we are strongly recommending that all the users install it. You can find more information about the update from Support - - Microsoft - USA ."


    Thanks for your reply. It is the best one yet and makes more inclined to download the update.
    02-05-2015 03:19 PM
  21. Husornhame's Avatar
    Only Microsoft (and the carriers) can send OS updates to your phone. Apps updates are different but the OS updates are manages by Microsoft. If you don't trust them, I think it's better for you to move to another platform
    If I did I might fall under the train of people who can't accept other people don't always believe them.
    02-05-2015 03:24 PM
  22. Jas00555's Avatar
    If I did I might fall under the train of people who can't accept other people don't always believe them.
    If you go to any platform and suggest what you're suggesting here, you'll get the same reaction.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    02-05-2015 10:39 PM

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