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Windows 7: I deleted Microsoft Updates boxes in error

11 Feb 2015   #1
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I deleted Microsoft Updates boxes in error

Hi, I'm new here and a senior noob.

A few days ago I went into Windows Update Module and unticked the following boxes for:

1: Microsoft Updates
2. Software Notifications

Very dumb error and now I cannot get these boxes back. How , if possible, can I get Microsoft updates back? Windows Updates are fine.

Thank you for any help that you can give me!


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11 Feb 2015   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Simply go back in to Windows Update and re-check them - they don't disappear.
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11 Feb 2015   #3
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks NoelDP. Since I clicked also on the OK button these boxes disappeared. Will I get only Windows Updates and not Microsoft Updates anymore? Here's a pic to show.


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11 Feb 2015   #4
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

And here is another pic: I cannot revert back to show Microsoft updates. It doesn't allow me to change settings.


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11 Feb 2015   #5
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems to be solved. Don't ask me how. I was taken to IE11 and was asked to download Microsoft Updates. So I did and now it looks okay. Thanks I don't see the button to mark this thread as SOLVED, just the one green button that shows to mark as UNSOLVED.


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12 Feb 2015   #6
NoelDP

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Glad you got it sorted in the end!
Good luck.
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13 Feb 2015   #7
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks NoelDP for being so kind and yes I need all the good luck as I am only self-taught and in my seventies.

Now I remember what I did to get Microsoft updates back again. I clicked numerous times *find out more* on the link in *Get updates for other Microsoft products* that took me to IE11 but only some pics were shown there. The last time I tried same it worked for me to get a valid Microsoft download page and I installed it and thus worked.
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