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gorper99

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Where do I all have to go to disable Automatic Updated?I thought I had it set to notify me first but I went to do a restore and it listed an update yesterday.I was not here yesterday.
 

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If you change the setting to how you see it in my thumbnail, Windows Update will notify you of new important/recommended updates, but it will NOT download and install any of them until you allow it to do so.
 

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gorper99

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That is what I have.When I go to restore-It shows a critical update for a time that I was not here?
 

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I don't know why you're using System Restore, but it's not a good idea to rely on it every time you have some little "hiccup" with your computer.

Besides the fact that it doesn't always work properly, using it can cause issues that you don't expect or aren't prepared for.

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You might also find that if you are using System Restore it negates the update and also your updates preference so that Windows Update doesn't see the installed update and tries to update it again.
 

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What was the update that windows installed when you weren't there?
On W7 the only updates that Windows automatically uninstalls and over rides your settings are
1. root certificate updates for revoked and removed certificates ( but they are normally silent and don't appear in list of installed updates)
2. If you have MSE installed it will update definitions files and they appear as updates
3. The update mechanism itself. when the autocheck finds it out of date or damaged
 

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Go to Windows Update by clicking the start button, choosing all programs, and then clicking Windows Update. On the left side of the panel, click change settings. In Windows XP, right-click on My Computer and choose the Automatic Updates tab. "Automatic" is the one that may reboot your computer when you're not looking
 
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