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Windows 7: Other microsoft software update

02 Sep 2011   #1
Hrant

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Other microsoft software update

I have unchecked the box for other microsoft software updates. How to enable it again?


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02 Sep 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I show how you can re-enable it here in this post -

How to stop updates appearing
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02 Sep 2011   #3
Hrant

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Airbot for trying to help me. But I couldn't find a way how to enable the hidden box for "other microsoft software updates". My "Windows update / change settings" window has no box for it. Please help.

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02 Sep 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have unticked the Optional MS updates box like you said you did, it won't show up in the box anymore on the settings view.

You have to click on this link here -

Which will open up in Internet Explorer:

Other microsoft software update-8.jpg

Then tick this box in IE and click "Next" -

Other microsoft software update-9.jpg

Then choose Use current settings and click Install -

Other microsoft software update-10.jpg


Then you can go back after that to settings and it will have those two settings there again like this -

Other microsoft software update-11.jpg

And will look like this again in WU.

Other microsoft software update-12.jpg


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02 Sep 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Airbot,

Does this sequence not do the job?

:ORB: | Control Panel | Windows Update |

Other microsoft software update-change-update-settings.png

Other microsoft software update-optional-updates.png


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02 Sep 2011   #6
Hrant

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

When I click "find out more" IE brings me a page without any option to click on.

Other microsoft software update-capture.png


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02 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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02 Sep 2011   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Airbot,

Does this sequence not do the job?

:ORB: | Control Panel | Windows Update |

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If you follow what I'm saying in the first link I posted in my first post in this thread, and the second one, you'll see you don't have the option in Settings anymore if you've disabled the optional updates. You have to go through the "find out More" link to get it back if you've disabled it, or never installed it in the first place.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hrant View Post
When I click "find out more" IE brings me a page without any option to click on.

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If that is happening, you probably have something blocking or interfering with the IE link. Like a popup blocker/blocking javascript, or AntiVirus program, or security Add-on in IE.

Or maybe even Active X filtering blocking it.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-turn-off.html


What IE is it you have installed, IE8 or IE9?
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02 Sep 2011   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

airbot,
Thanks. I'd never not had it checked.

I just unchecked it and sure enough, as you said, the option is no longer there.

Now to re-enable.
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02 Sep 2011   #10
Hrant

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks so much, Airbot! Now you can see my screenshot above.
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