Re: WGA notification as priority update
Thank you, Michael! I was posting my second message just as you were posting
yours. I found the "don't show again" box finally by going to Custom, as you
noted. But it looks like for XP Pro it's no longer a voluntary update; it's
now shown as Priority, which means if you allow AU to do the downloads, WGA
Notification will be downloaded and installed. I like leaving AU on--but for
notification only. Then I can go to the Windows Update site and decide what
I want to do.
"Michael Jennings" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The WGA Notification is a voluntary update, unless you accept it. Once
> accepted you are supposed not to be able to uninstall it. It is a new
> being pushed at XP pro users. I think that there is a box you can uncheck,
> which causes the gray "don't show me this update again" line to blacken,
> check that box to get the annoying "(!) Important You've hidden important
> updates" notice. At least, that's how it works at WU, using the "Custom"
> option. I quit using AU some time ago - got nervous about sneaky moves.
> Over on the left, when you open Security Center (via Control Panel),
> under Resources you will see "Change the way Security Center alerts me"
> Click it, uncheck the Automatic Updates box in Alert Settings. The AU
> alert will no longer appear in the system tray. I have done that because I
> turned AU off. If they set it to nag, I guess you could do it also.
> "Jo-Anne" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have two computers--an old desktop running WinXP Home SP3 and a new
>>notebook running WinXP Pro SP3. Today I received Automatic Update
>>notifications for both computers (mine always come on Wednesday). Only one
>>item is in the Priority Update "list" for the Home computer. However, two
>>items appear in the Priority Update list for the Pro computer--and one of
>>them is Windows Genuine Advantage Notification.
>> I don't want to download and install this program. Is there a way I can
>> reject it and still get rid of the AU shield in the taskbar?
>> Thank you!