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    microsoft update questions

    I am running an w7 starter on an Acer netbook and am using windows defender, windows firewall, and security essentuals.

    I would like to setup the updates so that updates for windows defender and security essentuals are automaticaly installed and I am notified but no download when windows 7 updates are available.

    So far, I have not been able to find the magic incantations that will accomplish this.

    Pleas help.

    rec

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    You shouldn't be running Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials, because Microsoft Security Essentials is supposed to disable Windows Defender in most cases:

    Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

    So Microsoft advise disabling Windows Defender if MSE didn't achieve that.


    Although Microsoft Security Essentials CAN be updated via Windows Update, the MSE program is set by default to automatically update its own definitions.

    So if you really don't want automatic Windows Updates, just set that to check or download instead of install, and let MSE take care of itself.


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    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-07-09 at 21:38.

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    I agree with Bruce. MSE includes the functions that Windows Defender had in Win 7 and Win XP. If you installed MSE, WD should have been automatically disabled.

    In Win 8, MSE is included and enabled by default. It's confusing because MS renamed MSE to Windows Defender in Win 8 RP, but it is indeed the entire MSE app renamed, not the old Windows Defender from Win XP days. Very confusing.

    In Win 7 - MSE version 4. XXX.XXX

    In Win 8 RP - WD version 4.XXX.XXX
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    The observations in both replies helped me understand my non-existant problem. MSE did in fact disable WD and MSE is in fact being automatically updated without requireing the download and installation of win 7 updates. The installation of MSE was recent enough that I had not realized the the update notices had stopped.

    Thanks,

    rec

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