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canon Windows updates
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Good evening ,this is not a security problem but I hope someone can help.
Each time I go on line an update shield appears cannot be that many updates.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows updates
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Click the shield - it gives U the list of updates U require.

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canon RE: Windows updates
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Thank you very much for your help ,will try this advice
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canon RE: Windows updates
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I clicked on shield as you advised gives two options
install or cancel if you select cancel it goes back into
task bar area.There is not an option to select downloads.
What I need is a way to stop this appearing everytime
I go on line.
Forgot to mention this is happening on my laptop not
this computer
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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows updates
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U need to select the install button. It is already downloaded in your Temp folder.

It will nag U until the installation is complete because it has Critical updates for your PC.

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canon RE: Windows updates
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Dont think you understand what I am on about,there is not updates every
day or any time of the day I use the laptop if there was I would get them
on the desk top
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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows updates
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Updates for your desktop & laptop are totally different if standalone.

If your laptop has got a yellow shield showing there are updates for that PC.

Just click the install button.






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heaven RE: Windows updates
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I am 0n my laptop this morning ,before I went on line the update shield
appeared. What you are saying is no matter how many times I go on line
each day there will be an update to install.
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TiMow RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 26th May, 2010 11:17
If you have automatic updates for Microsoft/Windows selected, everytime there is an available update for M$ software, it is automatically downloaded (but not installed) to your PC.

The shield (in your toolbar tray) informs you to this - by clicking on the shield prompts you to start the installation process. If you don't click to install, then the shield will remain for notification purposes until you do. After installation the shield goes away until the next time (normally, but not exclusively every 1-2 weeks). Restarting is normally required after installation.

These updates are often important security updates and should always be actioned.

TiMow

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ddmarshall RE: Windows updates
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Have you checked the Update History to see if there is an update which is repeatedly failing?

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canon RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 26th May, 2010 17:57
Yes thanks have done that every update is 100% OK.
Cannot think what else it could be.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows updates
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Try clearing out your temporary folders.

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canon RE: Windows updates
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OK I will do this tomorrow when I use the laptop will let you
know result. But I do have Web Wipe installed which I thought
did this.
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Anthony Wells RE: Windows updates
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Hello @canon ,

What is your OS and what is/are the KB number(s) of the downloads offered/downloaded/supposedly installed each day .

You could check using Belarc Advisor (free) to see if you have any security fixes missing :-

http://belarc.com/free_download.html

Anthony

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heaven RE: Windows updates
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OS is XP have checked with belarc adviser everything OK there.
Two updates this morning KB 981793 And KB 967715 were
installed Ok.
Now this afternoon the shield is back before I got on line,Some
weeks ago I put computer back to factory condition the problem
stopped for a while but soon returned.
HELP
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heaven RE: Windows updates
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WHere on the computer can I view a list of installed updates
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M.Hansen RE: Windows updates
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on 27th May, 2010 15:26, heaven wrote:
WHere on the computer can I view a list of installed updates


Hi

Go to the Windows "Control Panel"
In the Add/Remove programs tool you should be able to tick/untick a checkbox to show/hide Windows updates
heaven RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 27th May, 2010 15:46
OK remembered where the list is,of the two updates this morning only
one is installed that was KB 981793 the other one has tried twice more
but has not installed this could be the cause of problem the question is how to
rectify it
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M.Hansen RE: Windows updates
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If you have trouble installing a specific update for windows using Windows Update, you could try to manually download it from:
http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/en/results.aspx...

Simply type in the KB number for the update you are missing in the search field and download and install it.

This method has worked for me on several occasions.

Also close down other programs and installation processes as they can interfere with the update.
taffy078 RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 27th May, 2010 16:04
Hi, Heaven.

KB967715 is correcting an auto-run problem - see this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

It will help you install it manually.

Did you restart your computer after installing the updates?


If this solves your problem would you please lock this thread by
choosing the ACCEPT option below this post so you & I won't receive
unnecessary update emails

EDIT: Sorry, M Hansen. Crossed!


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Anthony Wells RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 27th May, 2010 16:26
Hello @heaven ,

If you "Google" (or use your search engine of choice) KB967715 you will see that many people have suffered the problem of it being continuously "reoffered" for download/installation :eg:-

http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/wind...

The "simplest" solution on offer seems to be the one of going to "microsoftupdates" , selecting the "Custom" mode and then "deselecting" the download and selecting/ticking the box for this KB not to be offered to you again .

Hope this helps .
Anthony

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heaven RE: Windows updates
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Thank you very much solved at last, my thanks to everyone for your help
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taffy078 RE: Windows updates
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Last edited on 28th May, 2010 08:13
Hi heaven. So glad to hear that you've resolved your problem.

I suggest that it will be helpful if you now lock this thread.

Regards

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heaven RE: Windows updates
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Do not know how to lock the thread
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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows updates
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U need to go back to the PC using @Canon. When U created the thread it has an accept button.

Just press Accept against the post that U think helped U the most.

Failing that, a Secunia Official will pick up U are now happy & will close it or it will be auto closed at a later date.

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heaven RE: Windows updates
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OK thanks will be on desktop tonight
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