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cannot download w.7. updates/ I usually don't install

by colinito / February 23, 2016 2:55 PM PST

Hello Bob,

Excuse using a new post but I was unable to enter a reply to your last comment, probably because I had marked it as the Best Answer!

I agree with you, I don't install all of them. I usually click on them to find out the details and if they are suitable I will then download them.

At present I am having difficulty in showing them as they appeared yesterday, all in a vertical line, all I am getting now is the W 10 again! Not to worry, I shall persevere!

Kind regards,


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If they are not listed, they likely installed
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2016 3:23 PM PST

I think there's a history tab in Windows Update if you want to look.

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cannot download w.7. updates/ If they are not listed....
by colinito / February 23, 2016 3:36 PM PST

Not quite sure what you are referring to, sorry! I had clicked on a “search for downloads” and this produced a list (somehow) - after it had shown the W 10 download detail, - that listed all the available downloads with their numbers. I am now not able to recover that list!

Unless I were to check my installed downloads, I have no idea how I would find “those that are not listed” sorry to appear dense, but I am really not at all technically minded !

I shall continue trying to get that original list to appear and at present the ‘search’ has been going on for over 20 minutes – I shall wait for another half an hour and then if it is unsuccessful, I shall cancel!



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The list is dynamic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2016 3:42 PM PST

If the updates don't apply or Microsoft pulls them, they won't list.

If the search is just spinning it could be server overload as each push of updates causes a big load. In those cases I wait.

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The list is dynamic.
by colinito / February 23, 2016 3:50 PM PST
In reply to: The list is dynamic.

Thanks Bob,
I'll cose down now then, it's 12.50 in the morning here! and I'll leave the thread open and come back with any news later in the morning.



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The list is dynamic.
by colinito / February 24, 2016 2:02 AM PST
In reply to: The list is dynamic.

Hello again Bib,

Now 1100 and I have been downloading the numbered items, which I finally found, for a while.

I have had a quick look to see how the download is doing and to my horror I am downloading W.10! However my settings are "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them." so I shall hopefully be able to control the Installation of the W.10.

More if I have a problem after all are downloaded!



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W10 may download
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 7:00 AM PST
In reply to: The list is dynamic.

But there are more questions that will pop up and you can answer no.

Until we get a KB number in the list, the OS and Windows Update calls your machine up to date.

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For the future
by Bob__B / February 24, 2016 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: The list is dynamic.

You might want to change that setting to 'check for updates but let me chose whether to down load and install them'.

Then you go through the list and hide the stuff you don't want.
No sense downloading a bunch of things you don't want.

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