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Old 02-25-2009
Greg
 

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Review downloaded but uninstalled updates
In my Windows XP Pro I have my automatic updates set to "download
automatically but notify me ... for installation". I noticed the shield show
up in my bar at the bottom of my screen and windows automatically downloaded
some updates. After it was done downloading it never gave me the pop up to
ask if it could install the updates that it just downloaded automatically.
Since i never got the pop up I never go to review that files it downloaded to
select which ones I want it to install. When I go to shut down it gives me
the shield on the turn off button and the words "click turn off to
install...." but I don't know specifically what it wants to install. How can
I review what it downloaded already and wants to install? Additionally, where
does it store these downloads before installing them? Can I not erase them
from that folder to save disk space if I don't want to install them? Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2009
robinb
 

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Re: Review downloaded but uninstalled updates
you can actually go to the windows update site and look in History.
Open ie
click on Tools/windows updates
when it goes to this site you will see on the left side "review your update
history"
Click on that and you will see everything that was installed
robin

"Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:430177A0-EA54-46D4-82C1-5ED66ECE398B@microsoft.com...
> In my Windows XP Pro I have my automatic updates set to "download
> automatically but notify me ... for installation". I noticed the shield
> show
> up in my bar at the bottom of my screen and windows automatically
> downloaded
> some updates. After it was done downloading it never gave me the pop up to
> ask if it could install the updates that it just downloaded automatically.
> Since i never got the pop up I never go to review that files it downloaded
> to
> select which ones I want it to install. When I go to shut down it gives me
> the shield on the turn off button and the words "click turn off to
> install...." but I don't know specifically what it wants to install. How
> can
> I review what it downloaded already and wants to install? Additionally,
> where
> does it store these downloads before installing them? Can I not erase them
> from that folder to save disk space if I don't want to install them?
> Thanks.


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Old 02-26-2009
Greg
 

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Re: Review downloaded but uninstalled updates
I don't need to see what has been installed, I want to see what has been
downloaded but not yet installed. How do I do that?

"robinb" wrote:

> you can actually go to the windows update site and look in History.
> Open ie
> click on Tools/windows updates
> when it goes to this site you will see on the left side "review your update
> history"
> Click on that and you will see everything that was installed
> robin
>
> "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:430177A0-EA54-46D4-82C1-5ED66ECE398B@microsoft.com...
> > In my Windows XP Pro I have my automatic updates set to "download
> > automatically but notify me ... for installation". I noticed the shield
> > show
> > up in my bar at the bottom of my screen and windows automatically
> > downloaded
> > some updates. After it was done downloading it never gave me the pop up to
> > ask if it could install the updates that it just downloaded automatically.
> > Since i never got the pop up I never go to review that files it downloaded
> > to
> > select which ones I want it to install. When I go to shut down it gives me
> > the shield on the turn off button and the words "click turn off to
> > install...." but I don't know specifically what it wants to install. How
> > can
> > I review what it downloaded already and wants to install? Additionally,
> > where
> > does it store these downloads before installing them? Can I not erase them
> > from that folder to save disk space if I don't want to install them?
> > Thanks.

>

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Old 02-26-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Review downloaded but uninstalled updates
How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

Scroll to the very bottom, then start scrolling up. Look for the most
recent line that includes "Installation Ready: The following updates are
downloaded and ready for installation."

PS: If the sentence after that says, "To install the updates, an
administrator should log on to this computer and Windows will prompt with
further instructions," consider it a big hint.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
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Greg wrote:
> I don't need to see what has been installed, I want to see what has been
> downloaded but not yet installed. How do I do that?
>
> "robinb" wrote:
>
>> you can actually go to the windows update site and look in History.
>> Open ie
>> click on Tools/windows updates
>> when it goes to this site you will see on the left side "review your
>> update
>> history"
>> Click on that and you will see everything that was installed
>> robin
>>
>> "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:430177A0-EA54-46D4-82C1-5ED66ECE398B@microsoft.com...
>>> In my Windows XP Pro I have my automatic updates set to "download
>>> automatically but notify me ... for installation". I noticed the shield
>>> show
>>> up in my bar at the bottom of my screen and windows automatically
>>> downloaded
>>> some updates. After it was done downloading it never gave me the pop up
>>> to
>>> ask if it could install the updates that it just downloaded
>>> automatically.
>>> Since i never got the pop up I never go to review that files it
>>> downloaded
>>> to
>>> select which ones I want it to install. When I go to shut down it gives
>>> me
>>> the shield on the turn off button and the words "click turn off to
>>> install...." but I don't know specifically what it wants to install. How
>>> can
>>> I review what it downloaded already and wants to install? Additionally,
>>> where
>>> does it store these downloads before installing them? Can I not erase
>>> them
>>> from that folder to save disk space if I don't want to install them?
>>> Thanks.


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