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    Windows Updates Regardless of Settings

    I'd very much like to follow Susan Bradley's advice on installing certain updates and passing on others. Unfortunately, Windows updates are being applied automatically -- usually on the nights I don't have time to wait for them -- despite the fact that my settings are to download without installing. I had the same issue even when the settings were to not even download the updates. Any suggestions?

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    It wouldn't be the first time: Windows may install updates without asking

    Bruce

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    you could go to windows update settings and choose to not check for updates. You would then in win 7 and I believe Vista need to go to the Action Center and untick the box for windows updates so that you don't get the red nagging notification to tell you that windows updates is turned off.
    Of course this means you have to remember to do your own manual update checks your self every week / month or at a frequency you choose.
    Clive

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    Thanks, Bruce. I knew I'd seen this sometime in the past, but couldn't find it via search.

    Thanks also, Clive. I'd sure like to see this fixed, though!

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