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Lost Windows Update Icon

by Mickeyboy / February 8, 2004 10:34 PM PST

I appear to of lost my Windows update icon in Windows XP. Can anybody tell how to recover it please?

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Re:Lost Windows Update Icon
by Coryphaeus / February 9, 2004 12:37 AM PST

Search for this file wupdmgr.exe

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Re:Lost Windows Update Icon
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 9, 2004 1:28 AM PST


Are you sure you need it? While in Internet Explorer, can you click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Windows Update" and it will take you directly to the site.

In addition, did you possibly "Disable" it. Click on Start-Control Panel, double click on the "System" icon, then click on the "Automatic Updates" tab. If you like the "Automatic Updates" option, (Personally I don't, but that's your decision), make sure there is a CHECK mark in the box next to "Keep my computer up to date".

Hope this helps.


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Re:Lost Windows Update Icon
by jaybee / February 17, 2004 10:10 AM PST

You did not mention the name of your computer. If it is an HP try the following:
System Restore..this is good for at least a past full week or more.. depending upon when you discovered the windows update icon missing.
If you need to update your XP windows you must go to the site for all your updates..that's if you fail to recover your update windows icon.
A windows update icon is a convenience only.
Let me know what happens.


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