Critical Updates

Rus

Senior Member
#1
I have my automatic updates turned off but I still am getting critical updates. Why and how can I stop them?
 


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ginovat

Well-Known Member
#2
Re: Critdical Updates

Sometimes other Microsoft programs are "tied in" to Windows Updates. Are you running Security Essentials or any other Microsoft programs? Even Microsoft Office could possibly affect that as well.
 


Rus

Senior Member
#3
Re: Critdical Updates

Sometimes other Microsoft programs are "tied in" to Windows Updates. Are you running Security Essentials or any other Microsoft programs? Even Microsoft Office could possibly affect that as well.
Yes I am running Security Essentials. Could this be causing updates and only for MSE?
 


ginovat

Well-Known Member
#4
Re: Critdical Updates

It's possible but there's probably another culprit. What other type of security software (non-microsoft and microsoft) if any, is installed on your pc? Also, when you say that you have automatic updates turned off, exactly which option did you choose? The only one that eliminates everything is the option that says "never check for updates"
 


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Rus

Senior Member
#5
Re: Critdical Updates

It's possible but there's probably another culprit. What other type of security software (non-microsoft and microsoft) if any, is installed on your pc? Also, when you say that you have automatic updates turned off, exactly which option did you choose? The only one that eliminates everything is the option that says "never check for updates"
I have "never check for updates" checked. Also, although I do have MSE available it is not activated. I only run it on occasion.
 


ginovat

Well-Known Member
#6
Re: Critdical Updates

I strongly recommend against doing this, but you could go to the control panel>administrative tools>services>Windows updates. Double click , then stop the service and change startup type to manual or disable. Again, I strongly recommend against disabling it, but see what happens if you put it in manual first. One other question, are you logged in as an administrator account?
 


Rus

Senior Member
#7
Re: Critdical Updates

I strongly recommend against doing this, but you could go to the control panel>administrative tools>services>Windows updates. Double click , then stop the service and change startup type to manual or disable. Again, I strongly recommend against disabling it, but see what happens if you put it in manual first. One other question, are you logged in as an administrator account?
I changed to Manual. I'll check for MSE updates whenever I want to run it. Thanks.
 


ginovat

Well-Known Member
#8
Re: Critdical Updates

Glad that I could be of help.
 


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