Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft updates

27 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Microsoft updates

Having just gotten a new machine with Windows 7 I was resetting the update setting and unchecked the Microsoft products update box. I thought I could reset it later but now its missing altogether. I still want to get update notices on the office suite. Have I lost that ability and if so how do I get it back?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Do you want to turn on Automatic Updates which you accidentally turned off? Or do you want to install specific updates?

To turn it on, navigate to:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings
There should be a drop down box in which the option to automatically update your computer software/drivers is present. There are also a number of other options that you may find useful.

To install specific updates:
To turn it on, navigate to:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update
Click 'Check for updates'. From their, you can select various optional and critical updates to install.

Hope that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you go to the Change Settings window, there is an option for "Microsoft Updates" that says it will look for updates for Microsoft products. Once that box is unchecked it asks one of those "are you sure" types of questions and if you click on yes it not only unchecks it, its gone completely and you can't even change your mind apparently.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Can you please give me a screenshot of what happens after you uncheck the box and click yes in the pop-up message?

Also, try this.
Once again navigate to:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings
Uncheck whatever you want to uncheck but also select an option from the drop down box. Click the OK button and tell me what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

You might try going to http://www.update.microsoft.com and see if that doesn't trigger an option to turn on Microsoft Updates. No guarantees, but I had a similar situation to yours and visiting that website allowed me to get Microsoft Updates back again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft updates




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Microsoft updates
Thread Forum
Non-Microsoft Updates Windows Updates & Activation
Solved Microsoft update repeats 2 updates Windows Updates & Activation
Solved Microsoft Updates has gone crazy Windows Updates & Activation
Microsoft updates in Win 7 Windows Updates & Activation
Same microsoft office updates but for different categories Windows Updates & Activation
Microsoft Office, security updates? Microsoft Office
Microsoft Essentials updates?? System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33