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Old 09-25-2008
Jo-Anne
 

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WGA notification as priority update
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!

Jo-Anne


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Old 09-25-2008
Michael Jennings
 

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Re: WGA notification as priority update
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 version
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" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
news:OiJ9DBsHJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>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!
>
> Jo-Anne
>



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Old 09-25-2008
Jo-Anne
 

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Re: WGA notification as priority update
Cancel this request! I just figured it out from something said earlier.
Turns out you have to go to Custom Install to get the "don't show this
update again" checkbox. I had been looking at the download at Express
Install, where there is no box to check. I checked the box, and the shield
in the taskbar disappeared.

Jo-Anne

"Jo-Anne" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
news:OiJ9DBsHJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>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!
>
> Jo-Anne
>



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Old 09-25-2008
Jo-Anne
 

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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.

Jo-Anne

"Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uoOU6XsHJHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> 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
> version
> 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" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
> news:OiJ9DBsHJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>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!
>>
>> Jo-Anne
>>

>
>



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Old 09-25-2008
Michael Jennings
 

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Re: WGA notification as priority update
They don't have AU set to nag if you've hidden an update - sensible!

It was presented to me as an Important update. It is a voluntary update
in the sense that, if you have your wits about you, it is possible to reject.
I believe that AU won't install it until you agree to the WGAN EULA, also.
It's sort of unfair to say that it's no longer voluntary - the user must accept
it generally and then explicitly before it will be installed. Of course,
then not being able to get rid of it means that it gets involuntary once in,
at least in theory - in fact it means you're on your own for the uninstall.

"Jo-Anne" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
news:e8qv%23bsHJHA.1940@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> 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.
>
> Jo-Anne
>
> "Michael Jennings" <metarhyme@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uoOU6XsHJHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> 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

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Old 09-25-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: WGA notification as priority update
Patient (demonstrating): "Doctor, it hurts when I keep doing this!"
Doctor: "Stop doing that."

Stop doing that, Jo-Anne! <eg>

Jo-Anne wrote:
> Cancel this request! I just figured it out from something said earlier.
> Turns out you have to go to Custom Install to get the "don't show this
> update again" checkbox. I had been looking at the download at Express
> Install, where there is no box to check. I checked the box, and the shield
> in the taskbar disappeared.
>
> Jo-Anne
>
> "Jo-Anne" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
> news:OiJ9DBsHJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> 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!
>>
>> Jo-Anne


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Old 09-25-2008
Jo-Anne
 

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Re: WGA notification as priority update
Just an issue of my impatience, which I'll try to curb...

Jo-Anne

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:eeE72ttHJHA.4564@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Patient (demonstrating): "Doctor, it hurts when I keep doing this!"
> Doctor: "Stop doing that."
>
> Stop doing that, Jo-Anne! <eg>
>
> Jo-Anne wrote:
>> Cancel this request! I just figured it out from something said earlier.
>> Turns out you have to go to Custom Install to get the "don't show this
>> update again" checkbox. I had been looking at the download at Express
>> Install, where there is no box to check. I checked the box, and the
>> shield
>> in the taskbar disappeared.
>>
>> Jo-Anne
>>
>> "Jo-Anne" <naples@tbcnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:OiJ9DBsHJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> 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!
>>>
>>> Jo-Anne

>



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