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New Windows Update ?

by Mysterystevenson / June 25, 2012 8:29 AM PDT

I keep my Windows Update on manual and check every few days to perhaps once a week. Today I got a notice that I need to install new Windows Update software. I installed 1 update about a week ago, but big update was on the 2nd tuesday as is usual. The update today has no reference #, I can not review the update as is usual. All I get is;"Install new Windows Update software" To check for updates you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change. "To install the update, Windows Update will automatically close and re-open." There is also an "Install Now" button. I had to copy all that by hand as could not copy text. I have reviewed some sites about this and no one seems to be mentioning it, last issue I recall was about the patch to keep automatic downloads from being hijacked perhaps 3 weeks ago. May be nothing, but I don't care for updates that give no checkup data to review, so have not allowed this update. I imagine the only people that would know of this update are those with Manual updates, since auto-updates would just do it. This may be a dumb question, but would rather ask a dumb question than spend time reinstalling everything. Is this update real? Would have been issued most likely in last 7 days, although have seen some updates "lag" and become available in slightly different time .periods.

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by bob b / June 25, 2012 10:01 AM PDT
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Thanks Bob
by Mysterystevenson / June 25, 2012 3:32 PM PDT
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Thanks Bob,

You have given best possible answer so far although the sceenshot I get is different from the one they show in that post, I think the shot they show may be an after the update screenshot. Very odd though why they would give an ID # for the update after the update has been downloaded since anyone interested would want to review before downloading. Kinda reminds me of the old "Black Hole" update except at least you got a number with that one.
Here is what I am seeing:
Thinking I may wait a few days on this update.


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I noticed the same
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 25, 2012 9:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

And with me I have WU set to notify me but let me decide when to install.

It installed when I booted up one day last week, a brief flash of a message on the black screen before the Welcome Screen.

When I checked into it I found a Microsoft article, not listed in the thread above, which explained that unless WU was completely disabled this update would be downloaded and installed whichever settings we had selected.

I can't find that article now, but I did think it was strange. I hadn't seen that before to my recollection.


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