It probably checked when your machine was turned on, mine does, and I had
the 10 updates it had found.
It was patch day yesterday and several updates were made available which it
obviously found your machine needed when you turned on.
I have my machine set for automatic on this Vista machine and it has always
done a check showing the time round about when it gets switched on in a
morning, and it's then set to install at a certain time when I know the
machine is on and I'm not using it.
If you look in your update history you'll find when updates were installed
most days it's probably ones for Windows Defender which gets regular
"Michael Moser" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My Vista box shows a (at least to me) somewhat irritating behavior:
> When I open Control Panel => Windows Update the dialog appearing at the
> top always greets me with "Your Windows is up to date". It does so,
> without even checking for new updates.
> Only if I manually trigger "Check for updates" it goes off and actually
> searches the server for new updates (and e.g. this morning it brought up
> 10 new updates available!).
> Can't one tell this stupid dialog to FIRST go and check for updates and
> THEN tell me whether everything's up to date or not? I might be old
> fashioned, but I still expect, that a message that some system dialog
> displays to me, is the truth and not some fantasy, especially when it
> comes to system security! And so I find it most irritating that some
> dialog tells me "everything is fine and dandy" each time (and if I would
> actually believe it I might feel fine and comfortable in my false safety)
> but that I always need to explicitly ignore that displayed message and
> manually tell Windows Update to first do its job. Why doesn't that dialog
> automatically check for available updates in the first place?
> Just in case: I have configured Windows update to "check for updates
> automatically but let me decide, when to download and install them".