After a clean install of Windows, Windows Update will be your default update
source. When you go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
"Upgrade to Microsoft Update," that's when the "muweb control" (ActiveX
Control) is installed.
If there are no Windows Live applications installed, Microsoft Update will
not offer any Windows Live updates.
If MS Office isn't installed, Microsoft Update will not offer any Office
What are the differences between Windows Updates, Automatic Updates, and
While Windows Update provides you with updates specifically for Windows,
Microsoft Update expands the service to download and install updates for
other Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office and Windows Live.
Automatic updating is a feature that allows you to set your PC to
automatically download and install updates using either service, making it
easy and convenient for you to keep your Windows PC current.
=> To switch from Microsoft Update back to Windows Update as your default
update source, go to Microsoft Update website | Click on 'Change Settings'
in left pane | Scroll to bottom of page | 'To Stop Using Microsoft Update' |
'Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only'
With Windows Update as your default, you will need to check-in at Office
Update to keep your Office applications fully patched:
NB: Microsoft will be discontinuing the Office Update option on 01 August
2009. After that, you will have to use Microsoft Update as your default
update source in order to be offered any updates for Office.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
Rage Skywolfe wrote:
> how do you make it a default when you are first downloading updates. it is
> microsoft now because the muweb control was installed. and normaly right
> after that control is installed it offers the live updates it just didn't
> this time.
>> Unless you change your default update source to Microsoft Update, no
>> Windows Live or MS Office updates will be offered by Automatic Updates or
>> when you update manually via Windows Update website.
>> After making Microsoft Update your default, Windows Live and MS Office
>> updates will be offered by Automatic Updates and when you update manually
>> via Microsoft Update website.
>> Rage Skywolfe wrote:
>>> when I am first doing the updates until the prompt comes up to install
>>> microsoft update it is windows update.
>>>> When you open your browser to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, are
>>>> taken to Windows Update or Microsoft Update? (Windows Live stuff's
>>>> offered at Microsoft Update.)
>>>> Rage Skywolfe wrote:
>>>>> several months ago on one reformat 35 updates for sp3 were released..
>>>>> was before they had the live essentials updates comming through.
>>>>> has been 36 with the windows live essentials updates released as well.
>>>>> last one it went back to 35 is there a reason it has changed from even
>>>>> days ago to now? just curious here.