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    I have XP Sp3 and when I go to shut down it says I have an update to install. My system is set for me to be notified of any updates and I can download what I select. As I have not requested any updates to be downloaded my question is how do I find what about to be installed if I proceed with update installation. I don't like surprises...

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    [quote name='Alank' post='799159' date='21-Oct-2009 13:34'][/quote]
    In your TaskBar (bottom right), do you have a little yellow shield icon showing updates have been downloaded? (You may wish to show 'hidden' inactive icons)

    If so, can you double-click it and bring up a window which asks if you want do do an 'Express' install or a 'Custom' install? If so, select Custom, and you should get a selectable list of updates ready for installation from which you can 'Cancel' and escape from.

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    Tnks for the reply.. I knew that and do have an item to be installed (which I don't think I requested to be downloaded). It is my understanding that if I had chosen not to install that update then it would sit there until I did install it or chose no and perhaps requested that it not offered to me again. It is my understanding that the updates at the time of shutdown are a completion of any update that had already been partially completed and then needed to be finished off without the install process interfering with the normal processes. At the end of this 2 part process the update would be activated next startup. Is there something I am missing?

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    [quote name='Alank' post='799283' date='21-Oct-2009 18:03']Tnks for the reply.. I knew that and do have an item to be installed (which I don't think I requested to be downloaded). It is my understanding that if I had chosen not to install that update then it would sit there until I did install it or chose no and perhaps requested that it not offered to me again. It is my understanding that the updates at the time of shutdown are a completion of any update that had already been partially completed and then needed to be finished off without the install process interfering with the normal processes. At the end of this 2 part process the update would be activated next startup. Is there something I am missing?[/quote]

    Any Microsoft patch which has been downloaded but not installed will cause this behavior. Also, not matter what your Automatic Update settings Windows Update can download patches to Windows Update without your permission. Microsoft says those are necessary for the correct functioning of Windows Update. That is not necessarily what your situation is but just what can happen.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='799295' date='22-Oct-2009 13:38']Any Microsoft patch which has been downloaded but not installed will cause this behavior. Also, not matter what your Automatic Update settings Windows Update can download patches to Windows Update without your permission. Microsoft says those are necessary for the correct functioning of Windows Update. That is not necessarily what your situation is but just what can happen.

    Joe[/quote]


    Thanks to Joe and Leif for your knowlegable replies.
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    OK. I have what everyone else has, 15 or so updates sitting there.
    What to do with them all?

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    [quote name='azgolfbum' post='799455' date='22-Oct-2009 20:34']OK. I have what everyone else has, 15 or so updates sitting there.
    What to do with them all?

    Thanks,

    David[/quote]
    Select a few (2 or 3) from the list of patches and allow them to be installed. If there are no problems, after a day or so, then go back and selet a few more and allow them to be installed. Wait a few days and repeat this untill all the updates are installed and you have experienced no problems.

    This way, if you have a problem after an update installation, you will only have to remove a couple and then install them 1 by 1 to find the one that is causing the problem.
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