On June 18th, while my system was rebooting, a message appeared saying something like 'Windows is configuring (or installing) update 44 of 44 (HKLM...)'. I am not sure if it was HKLM or one of the other keys but I do not ever remember seeing any key listed at all during an update. My setting for Windows Updates is to notify but not to download or install. Also, I have never had anywhere near as many as 44 updates at one time.
About three days later I checked Windows Updates for my setting, which was unchanged, and my update history. The last date I installed updates was June 12th but there was one listed for June 18th. It is Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256 which I definitely did not select for installation. I never select any update without, at least, reading the blurb about it on the Updates site.
Did this happen to anyone else? Does anyone know where the "44" came from or why a registry key was listed or how this update got past my "Do not install" setting?
My PC is a Dell XPS400 Pentium D 3.2 GHz 4Gb Ram Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit IE9 fully updated.
Any answers (or even questions) appreciated,