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    Hi
    I am trying to install the latest Microsoft patches using the custom option. However having downloaded the patches there is no icon to inform me that the patches are ready to be installed. I know they have been downloaded because if I try to turn off windows there is a shield on the icon informing me that updates will be installed. I do not want to install all the patches which have been downloaded, but regardless of re-starting my pc, without installing, I cannot get the icon which is usually shown in the task bar giving me options. I have update options set to inform me only and let me choose when to download and install.
    Any advice appreciated. Thanks

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    Once they have been downloaded, the install will run.
    The selection list that you are referring to is up front for you select which are to be downloaded and installed. That can not be changed once the downloads are complete.

    Let them be installed, I have all XP updates installed on my XP machine with NO problems.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Thanks Dave, but why is there no notification that they have downloaded and are ready to install, which always happened in the past? Tried re-booting to no avail.

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    Because they are in the middle of being installed.

    The only time you will see the icon and the message will appear is if you have your settings set for notification, but NOT download and then you can select which are to be downloaded AND installed.

    Note the next time when you have updates, read the question that one selects and it states "Download AND Install".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Bobjacq:

    Just start Internet Explorer, click on Tools, Windows Update, and when offered the chance, choose Custom rather than Express. Once your system is scanned, you'll be shown a list of available updates you haven't installed yet. Choose the ones you wish to install from High Priority, Software - Optional, and Hardware - Optional.

    Because the updates have already been downloaded, you will (should) progress straight to installation of your chosen updates. (However, what happens with the others you choose not to install, I know nothing. I assume they hang around until you find and delete them.)

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    Yes, those updates that one does not install will appear on the list unless one was to Hide them.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    You could go to Windows Downloads and save the updates to the folder of your choice and install them (or not) whenever.

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