I have Windows Update set to automatically download updates but to offer me the option of installing them. Taking Woody's advice, I've been selecting "remind me again in 3 days" when a new one comes up. I started doing that a while ago, and hadn't realized what an administrative task I'd taken on, so didn't keep track of every one that showed up and when it did (which I now realize is necessary since the update's release date isn't given in the info Update provides), so quickly accumulated a handful that I didn't know anything about. Then I got hit by the RPC worm and had to clean up and install them. Feh. And then
Even after the worm, I didn't want to be installing any new updates until some time had passed and I could see if Woody had any warnings. So when recently I had three available to install, I selected one and deselected the other two. Now those other two don't show up when Windows Update pops up - seems I've deselected them permanently(?) FIRST QUESTION: Is there any way to clear the deselection so they come back?
How I know that those deselected two don't show up, is that WU has just popped up with a new one, and it's all alone, but when I go to the Windows Update web page and have it "scan for updates", it comes up with three.
So here's my SECOND QUESTION: Are these ok to install: 1) MS03-032 revised, 822925 (I already have the "bad" version, 821557, installed - oops - with neither of the ill effects that Woody mentioned, AFAIK); 2) MS03-033, 823718; and 3) MS03-034, 824105?
The first two are the ones that I will have to manually download because WU doesn't list them, and #3 is the new one that just popped up today (so I imagine I should hold off on that one).
The strategy that I'm staggering toward is this: Make a note of the date and KB# of each new item that WU presents me with, but delay install for three days, and three more, and three more if need be, until the next WWW comes out. See if Woody reports any issues with it, and check back here for any reported issues. If it's ok to install everything WU has in its hopper, then let WU go ahead. Otherwise deselect the one(s) that I don't want and install the rest. If I do this deselection and consequently lose the ability to use WU's automatic download to get one I later decide to install, then I'll have to go get it and download manually.
So THIRD QUESTION: Is there any fundamental flaw in this strategy?
Please speak slowly and clearly, I'm new at this and there's an awful lot I still don't understand. And THANKS!!!!