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Security updates i was wondering how to find updates that Windows Updates has already downloaded, because i want to delete one of them so that it doesn't install with the rest of them.

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  • zokster Feb 06, 2008

    thanks, but that only shows the installed updates...i'm talking about updates that were downloaded but not installed...

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Go to start menu
click add/remove programme
click show updates
then you can uninstall any updates that you do not wish to keep

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Cant up date m/s security essentials or delete


Step1 Ensure that the date and time are set correctly on your PC
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.
If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your PC.
To reset your PC's date or time setting, follow the steps in Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks.
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There are other things that you can do however the most easy way is to install updates manually

Manually install the virus and spyware definition updates
If you're running a 32-bit Windows operating system, download the latest updates manually at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87342
If you're running a 64-bit Windows operating system, download the latest updates manually at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/LinkID=87341.
Click Run. The latest updates are manually installed on your PC. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87342 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/LinkID=87341

Apr 08, 2016 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7...

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Cant update m/s security essential


Step1 Ensure that the date and time are set correctly on your PC
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.
If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your PC.
To reset your PC's date or time setting, follow the steps in Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks.
Step 2
There are other things that you can do however the most easy way is to install updates manually

Manually install the virus and spyware definition updates
If you're running a 32-bit Windows operating system, download the latest updates manually at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87342
If you're running a 64-bit Windows operating system, download the latest updates manually at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/LinkID=87341.
Click Run. The latest updates are manually installed on your PC.

Apr 08, 2016 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows is more up to date than th one tryng to download,I need to cancel this but do not know how to find it


. First of all click the Start button to view the Start Menu. Then choose the Control Panel option.
2. The Control Panel window opens up now.
Click the System and Security link from the Control Panel window.
Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability. Recommended updates can address non-critical problems and help enhance your computing experience. Optional updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.

6. Important Updates can be configured in four ways:

  • Install updates automatically (recommended)
  • Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
  • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
  • Never check for updates (not recommended)
If you choose Install updates automatically , there are additional options to schedule the update at a convenient time.

3. The System and Security section of Control Panel opens up. Here you can see the Windows Update link.
As you can see in the above screenshot there is direct links to the important Windows Update option here it self in slightly small fonts, such as Turn automatic updating on or off, Check for updates, View install updates . You may choose the required option directly from here. But we are going ahead to the dedicated Windows Updates section of the Windows 7 control panel by clicking the main Windows update link.

4. So now we are at the Windows Update section of our Window 7 Control panel. You can manually look up for any new updates by clicking the Check for updates button under the heading Check for updates for your computer fromthis window. In order to modify the Windows update option click theChange settings in the left pane.
5. Here you may change the way Windows 7 download and install updates. Configurable option include Important Updates , Recommended updates ,Who can install updates and Featured update notifications .
or if Never check for updates is selected:

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I need an update for


Update for WHAT ?? A name or or device driver would limit the possibilities.

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Be sure to disable your anti-virus protection before checking for updates. This very well may be your problem.
or I suggest changing the settings of your automatic updates as that may trigger it to do this for you.

Then disable any other programs that you can by right-clicking the icon in the system tray (next to the time, bottom-right corner of monitor) and selecting 'exit' or 'quit' or something like that.

If you are having a lot of trouble, you can get ahold of Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/protect/compute... too.

To change any settings related to Microsoft Update, go to http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security... .

Besides that, I recommend erasing the cookies and internet data. Click START > CONTROL PANEL > INTERNET OPTIONS. Then in the 'general' tab, click DELETE and erase all of the cookies and temporary internet files and such.

If that doesn't work, try rebooting your machine and tap F8 until you get the boot selection menu. Select "Windows Safe Mode with Networking". Try to go online again and see if you can download updates with that configuration.

If it still doesn't work, you can try disabling your browser add-ons that are installed in Internet Explorer. To do this, click START > ALL PROGRAMS > CONTROL PANEL. Open up INTERNET OPTIONS.

Click the GENERAL tab (if not open). Under "Browsing history", click DELETE... and then DELETE ALL. Put a check next to "Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons.". Click YES.

While still in the Internet Properties dialog box, click the SECURITY tab. At the bottom of the window, click RESET ALL ZONES TO DEFAULT LEVEL.

Now click the PRIVACY tab. Click the DEFAULT button (unless you are unable to). There is a good chance that it may be unavailable, meaning that you are currently at the recommended privacy settings already.

Jan 04, 2013 | Operating Systems

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I have just had microsoft security essentials upgrade come up, I dont use my computer a lot and wonder if I need this upgrade , I am still learning to use my computer and feel unsure about whether to...


these are usually updates for the Microsoft security features. If you have your own security features, you may opt not to install the updates, but if you use Microsoft security features, would be a good idea to let the update install.

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Deleted windows security on spybot


It sounds like a setting in the security center that got changed to me, rather than something deleted. Try this: Go to Start>Control Panel>Security Center and choose the lower Automatic Updates from the Manage my settings at the bottom of the window. Make sure the pop up window has automatic checked on.
If you can't change that setting for some reason, go to windows update, here, and manually update your system. Apply any critical or security updates it recommends, reboot the computer twice, then check the security center and see if you can set automatic updates to automatic. That should stop you from being prompted to download and install updates.
If this procedure doesn't work for some reason, then you may indeed have deleted some important system file, and we'll need to run chkdsk or sfc scannow to repair the corrupted system files. Write back with the results and we can take it from there.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Oct 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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A service pack is a collection of all updates released to that point, and often includes new features, as well.

The major enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2 include Security Center, Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall, and Internet Explorer.

Security Center is an entirely new feature provided by Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Security Center service runs as a background process in Windows XP and routinely checks the status of the following components:
1. Windows Firewall: Security Center detects whether Windows Firewall is enabled or disabled. Security Center can also detect the presence of some third-party software firewall products.
2. Automatic Updates: Security Center detects the current Automatic Updates setting in Windows XP. If Automatic Updates is turned off or not set to the recommended settings, the Security Center provides appropriate recommendations.
3. Virus Protection: Security Center detects the presence of antivirus software from many third-party organizations. If the information is available, the Security Center service also determines whether the software is up-to-date and whether real-time scanning is turned on.

When Security Center detects an important security condition (such as improper settings), it displays a pop-up notice in the notification area.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides several enhancements to the Automatic Updates feature, including the following:
■ The latest version of Automatic Updates offers expanded support for Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office.
■ Previous versions of Automatic Updates could download only critical updates. Now Automatic Updates can download updates in the following categories: security updates, critical updates, update roll-ups, and service packs.
■ Automatic Updates now prioritizes the download of available updates based on the importance and size of the updates. For example, if a large service pack is being downloaded, and a smaller security update is released to address an exploit, that security update will be downloaded more quickly than the service pack.
■ Automatic Updates is now more automated. The need for users to accept End-User License Agreements (EULAs) has been eliminated. Also, the user now has a choice of whether to restart the computer following the installation of updates that might require a restart. Updates that do require a restart can now be consolidated into a single installation so that only one restart is required.

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1. Windows Firewall is now enabled by default on all network
connections.
2. Windows Firewall provides an interface for configuring global settings that apply to all the connections of the computer.
3. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Firewall supports a new feature that allows you to keep Windows Firewall enabled and also not allow any exceptions; only solicited traffic is allowed. This new feature is intended to create an even more secure environment when connecting to the Internet in a public location or other unsecured location.
4. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, a startup Windows Firewall policy performs stateful packet filtering during startup, so that the computer can perform basic network tasks (such as contacting
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5. In previous versions, you could not apply firewall rules based on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can configure Windows Firewall so that firewall rules apply to IP addresses (or IP address ranges), meaning that only traffic from computers with valid IP addresses is allowed through the firewall.
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Internet Explorer:
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Make a system restore point, install one update at a time and if you run into the same problem, restore. As for the MS newsgroup... are you registered and logged in? I would also recommend regular backups of your computer. Save the backups separately from the computer for safety.

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