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by wanness / June 22, 2008 7:44 AM PDT

I am running WinXP, Firefox, 256 ram, P-4 1.6. I very seldom use windows update, (I prefer to pick and choose what is installed.)
The last time that I used Win update, there was an update that had given me problems before so I didn't install it. Now every time that I boot the computer, I get the message that there are updates for my computer, with a yellow shield. Is there a way to eliminate this shield and warning? Thanks, Bill

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by Tarq57 / June 22, 2008 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows update

Start>control panel>security centre. Select, under "resources", "change the way security centre alerts me". Un-tick the boxes you prefer not to be alerted about.
Why anybody would want to do this is beyond me.
Security alerts/updates are usually there for a very good reason.
I have mine set to "notify, but don't download or install them". That way I (and you) can choose what updates to apply. (In my case, that's usually most of them.)
If you subsequently click on the yellow shield when it alerts for updates, and there is one you don't want, you can select the option that reads something like "do not notify me regarding this update again."

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by wanness / June 22, 2008 11:50 PM PDT
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Thank you very much for the information. It worked out quite well. Bill

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by Tarq57 / June 23, 2008 8:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows updates

you should use the second method if you just want to be not notified on a particular update, (selecting it via the yellow shield), as the first (change the way windows alerts me) will disable notifications for all updates.

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