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Old 09-15-2009
D BO
 

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viewing updates before install - solution
I have a genuine license and choose not to install the WGA since it is of no benefit and only confirms what I already know (that my license is genuine). ...but, if you say the WGA will open some functionality to AU, maybe this is a good time to just install the darn thing to save the headache...

For those who may not want to install WGA, try these steps. This is exactly what I did on my system and after dealing with this issue for over a year, the shield works. I am using WinXP Professional v5.1 Service Pack 3. My AU is set to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them."

- Open a command line window.
- Type gpedit.msc
- Open Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Windows Update
- Find Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations.
- Enable this option and set to 1 minute
- Apply the changes and close the group policy window.
- Reboot.
- Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\
- Change Windows Explorer to View-->Details.
- Open the command line window.
- Type "wuauclt /detectnow".
- Pay attention to the modified date for the ReportingEvents.log file. When it changes, open the log file with notepad and look at the end of the file.
- If you need updates, you should see a new entry saying something like "Windows Update Client successfully detected x updates". If these x updates have been downloaded already, you should also see a previous entry that says the updates have been downloaded and ready for installation.
- Close the log file.
- Change the system date to more than 7 days in the future.
- Type "wuauclt /detectnow" again.
- The shield should appear in aprox 1 minute.
- Change the date back to the correct date.
- Install your updates.

You will need to repeat the last 5 steps if your system requires subsequent updates.

If these steps worked for you, please post your success.



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viewing updates before install - tg

The yellow shield is deliberately hidden for 1 to 7 days anytime the updates include the WGA (genuine advantage validation) components.

They do this, of course, to block you from choosing not to install it.

Any time now - expect them to not let you get your yellow shield back *unless* you install that update. Beats me why they keep letting people choose not to install that up to now.

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Old 09-15-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: viewing updates before install - solution
Please do your homework before posting such drivel & don't confuse WGA with
WGAN (KB905474).

Fact: You do NOT have to install anything, including WGAN (KB905474), to be
able to update via Automatic Updates.

Fact: You do NOT have to have WGAN (KB905474) installed to be able to update
manually via Windows Update.

Fact: You DO have to install a WGA-related ActiveX Control (or latest
version of some) to be able to update manually via Windows Update.
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MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


D BO wrote:
> I have a genuine license and choose not to install the WGA since it is of
> no benefit and only confirms what I already know (that my license is
> genuine). ...but, if you say the WGA will open some functionality to AU,
> maybe this is a good time to just install the darn thing to save the
> headache...
>
> For those who may not want to install WGA, try these steps. This is
> exactly what I did on my system and after dealing with this issue for over
> a year, the shield works. I am using WinXP Professional v5.1 Service Pack
> 3. My AU is set to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to
> install them."
>
> - Open a command line window.
> - Type gpedit.msc
> - Open Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows
> Components-->Windows Update
> - Find Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations.
> - Enable this option and set to 1 minute
> - Apply the changes and close the group policy window.
> - Reboot.
> - Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\
> - Change Windows Explorer to View-->Details.
> - Open the command line window.
> - Type "wuauclt /detectnow".
> - Pay attention to the modified date for the ReportingEvents.log file.
> When it changes, open the log file with notepad and look at the end of the
> file.
> - If you need updates, you should see a new entry saying something like
> "Windows Update Client successfully detected x updates". If these x
> updates have been downloaded already, you should also see a previous entry
> that says the updates have been downloaded and ready for installation.
> - Close the log file.
> - Change the system date to more than 7 days in the future.
> - Type "wuauclt /detectnow" again.
> - The shield should appear in aprox 1 minute.
> - Change the date back to the correct date.
> - Install your updates.
>
> You will need to repeat the last 5 steps if your system requires
> subsequent
> updates.
>
> If these steps worked for you, please post your success.


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