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Windows 7: Selected updates not installing

15 Mar 2014   #1
alicante

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Selected updates not installing

My Windows updates are set to download automatically. I receive notification of this so that I can select which ones to install.
My problem is that I select, close the screen, but when I reopen it it has reverted back.
Initial screen:


After selection:


After closing and reopening:


I've only just realised this was happening but it's probably been like that for ages.

I don't install right away. They're scheduled to install at a time when the PC is on, but I won't be actively using it.


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15 Mar 2014   #2
Wolfeymole

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Hello Alicante and welcome 7 Forums

Why don't you just make some time to install these updates without doing anything else besides make a coffee or take a trip to the bog etc.

Have you done a recent reinstall?
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15 Mar 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Make sure you check the updates you want and then in the lower right tick OK. When the next page comes up like in your post #1 just tick on Instal Updates and wait during installation.

I agree with Wolfeymole. When I do updates I do nothing else on the computer.

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15 Mar 2014   #4
alicante

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do check (or uncheck) the boxes and click OK. I don't do anything else on the computer. Like I said they're scheduled to install at a time that suits me when I know I won't be using the computer.
Installing in itself is not the problem. The problem is that it's not retaining my selections and installing what I want, or don't want.
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15 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

They install when you tick the Install Updates. If you don't tick on Install Updates it will just keep jumping up.
Why don't you just install them now? If for what ever reason you don't install them now you will have to make your selection all over again.
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15 Mar 2014   #6
alicante

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is an InstallNow button. Why? Why let you assume there is an option if there isn't?
I want my computer to work for me, not me work for it.
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15 Mar 2014   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Windows updates are a very important part of your Windows installation & they need to be kept up to date, as they contain security provisions & problem fixes. Not installing them can leave your computer vulnerable to virus & malware attacks, which can render your computer unusable.
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15 Mar 2014   #8
alicante

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They DO install. Just not the ones I want to. For instance there is always an optional update for my monitor. I always tick it. I now assume I don't get it and never have, hence it reappearing. Likewise an 'important' update for Silverlight - which I got rid of long ago.
My point is if there isn't something wrong here, as nobody seems to think there is, why give me the option to select, then ignore it. Very logical.

According to people here the standard procedure is to install straight away, then, as above, why give the facility to schedule them?
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15 Mar 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I must be completely be misunderstanding you.
Any update you don't want to keep coming back just right tick on that update and select Hide.
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15 Mar 2014   #10
alicante

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's exactly what I do. But if you look at the screencaps it doesn't keep the selections after I close the window. It used to work, I kept hiding IE10 and 11 and they didn't install. I closed the window then too and it installed corectly at the scheduled time. Now it installs what it wants to, not what I tell it.
I don't want to be forced into installing IE12 whenever it appears.
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