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asilentfire Important Note: "Mircosoft Update" not found
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I'm running Windows 8 and I always get the Scan Message:

Important Note: "Microsoft Update" not found.
"Microsoft Update" was not found on your PC, which is required for correct reports on security issues affecting Microsoft products. Update now.

Is this normal or is this just me?
I have reinstalled 4 times and it always says that.

mogs RE: Important Note: "Mircosoft Update" not found
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The following is from System Requirements here :-

Software Requirements
Windows UpdateThe latest version of Microsoft Update. You can determine whether or not you are running the latest version by visiting

Hope it helps.......regards.....mogs

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ddmarshall RE: Important Note: "Mircosoft Update" not found
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Press the Windows key and W. Type update and select 'Turn automatic updating on or off'. Is the Microsoft Update option checked?

This answer is provided “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Important Note: "Mircosoft Update" not found
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The answer to your question is that it is not normal for that message to appear when opening PSI in Windows 8.

You do not require Microsoft Update to be running in automatic update mode either

To test your system do this:

Right click on the Action Centre icon in the Tasktray (white Flag)>Select Windows Update>when the Interface Opens click on the wording "Check for Updates" - does a scan start?

If it does not run click on "Change Settings" - you may need to adjust the Important Update setting. There is no On or Off switch but 4 different settings to choose from - any will do to suit except Never Check For Updates (not Recommended).

Still not working?

Right click on the Action Centre again but this time select "Troubleshoot A Problem">select Fix problems with Windows Update located under the SYSTEM & SECURITY SECTION. Follow the prompts.

Now try PSI again.


Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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