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Windows 7: How to have Windows 7 Home automatically install optional updates

02 Jan 2012   #1
auutumn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to have Windows 7 Home automatically install optional updates

I use Microsoft Security Essentials and I have the Update Settings set to install Requiremended updates but it's not installing Optional updates for this application, how can I get it to install optional updates?


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02 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

See if this helps you.

Windows Update Settings - Change
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02 Jan 2012   #3
auutumn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Nope, as I already stated, I have the settings set to automatically install updates.
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02 Jan 2012   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Are you saying that Microsoft Security Essentials is not updating ? How long has this been going on, the program usually updates itself every day and it can be several times a day.
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02 Jan 2012   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

So all the boxes are ticked as per the guide? Recommended & optional are two different things.
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02 Jan 2012   #6
auutumn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes
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