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Windows 7: Eliminate Action Center message about Windows Update?

12 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 
Eliminate Action Center message about Windows Update?

I have Windows Update set to download and notify, but not install automatically.

The Action Center is always displaying a message "Change Windows Update Settings."

Is there any way to eliminate that message, besides enabling auto update which I don't want to do?

If I can't eliminate warnings I have determined to be spurious from the Action Center, I think it more a hindrance than a help and might as well turn it off.


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12 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

if you open up action center, there should be an option under Windows Update saying something along the lines of "Do not display messages about Windows Update"

or you can open up action center, click on action center settings on the left and uncheck windows update
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12 Oct 2009   #3
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

If you want... you can disable the action center all together. Just open services and disabled the security center
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12 Oct 2009   #4

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

Thanks! I wonder why I didn't see that myself?
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12 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

no problem!
I have Windows Updates messages in action center disabled myself
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22 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Does that mean you'll never be notified of updates if it's set to check for but do not download or install?
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22 Aug 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selvan777 View Post
Does that mean you'll never be notified of updates if it's set to check for but do not download or install?
no it just means you wont get annoyed by the security center, but windows update will still tell you when there are updates.
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22 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Great, thanks for that. I did uninstall a security and optional update to test and it worked! Don't know why I didn't think of that in first place...
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23 Aug 2010   #9
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I do not recommend disabling the Action Center. It will notify you when MS sends fixes to problems which you might not even know you have, like a bad driver or newer webcam software.

This is also another reason to always Send Report to MS as it is interactive and will result in sometimes getting a fix in return, notified there in your System Tray or by typing Problems into Start Search box.

When you get a notifcation that you don't want repeated, then open the Action Center and check the box underneath it to not warn you in the future about that issue.
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23 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

We're only talking about Windows Update messages, not the entire Action Center.
Re: problems, mine's set to ask me.
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