Win7 Updates Notification?


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charliec

I have Windows 7 Updates set to notify me when updates are available,
but it doesn't seem to be working. I checked the updates settings and
they are all checked. I manually ran the updates today and there were
24 updates available. Anyone has experienced this problem and can
possibly provide a way to fix it?

I am running Win 7 64bit and IEv10.

Thanks
charliec
 
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VanguardLH

I have Windows 7 Updates set to notify me when updates are available,
but it doesn't seem to be working. I checked the updates settings and
they are all checked. I manually ran the updates today and there were
24 updates available. Anyone has experienced this problem and can
possibly provide a way to fix it?

I am running Win 7 64bit and IEv10.
"they are all checked". I'll have to assume you mean all the options
OTHER than the drop-down list where you pick when and how the updates
are applied. You cannot "check" an entry in the drop-down list, only
select one. So in the drop-down list, which of the following did you
choose:

- Install updates automatically (*)
- Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
- Check for updates but let me choose to download and install them
- Never check for updates

(*) When selected, you also specify a day and time.

Is the Windows Update service running (i.e., state = Started)? Go into
services (run services.msc) and check the WU service is configured for
Automatic startup and that it is loaded (meaning it starts okay).
 
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Drew

I have Windows 7 Updates set to notify me when updates are available,
but it doesn't seem to be working. I checked the updates settings and
they are all checked. I manually ran the updates today and there were
24 updates available. Anyone has experienced this problem and can
possibly provide a way to fix it?

I am running Win 7 64bit and IEv10.

Thanks
charliec
Both of the boxes here are updated every month. Today one box had 26
windows/microsoft updates and the other (this one) had 15
 
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charliec

"they are all checked". I'll have to assume you mean all the options
OTHER than the drop-down list where you pick when and how the updates
are applied. You cannot "check" an entry in the drop-down list, only
select one. So in the drop-down list, which of the following did you
choose:

- Install updates automatically (*)
- Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
- Check for updates but let me choose to download and install them
- Never check for updates

(*) When selected, you also specify a day and time.

Is the Windows Update service running (i.e., state = Started)? Go into
services (run services.msc) and check the WU service is configured for
Automatic startup and that it is loaded (meaning it starts okay).
It is set for "Check for updates but let me choose to download and
install them" - it has worked fine in the past - just recently had
this problem.

I checked in services.msc and it is set for "Automatic (delayed start)
- not quite sure what that one means. But it is listed as "Started"

Thanks for an additional insights.
charliec
 
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BobbyM

It is set for "Check for updates but let me choose to download and
install them" - it has worked fine in the past - just recently had
this problem.

I checked in services.msc and it is set for "Automatic (delayed start)
- not quite sure what that one means. But it is listed as "Started"

Thanks for an additional insights.
charliec
I believe your most recent check was on update Tuesday. There's a
possibility that if you automatic updates checked for updates when you
first turned your computer on the updates had not been loaded for the
updater to pick up, but they were on the site by the time you manually
checked for the updates.
 

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