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Windows 7: Not seeing notification icon in automatic when there's a new update

07 Oct 2015   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not seeing notification icon in automatic when there's a new update

hi guys,

I have win 7 set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download...."... it used to work fine, so when there's an update, I'd get the icon in the taskbar.

since some time I noticed that it's not showing that anymore. if I load windows update, then I can see that there's something, usually a windows defender update. this happens on 2 win7 machine, my personal and work pc, same settings.

under what to update I have

recommended updates UNCHECKED
Microsoft update CHECK
software notification CHECK

I tried just now to restart the service under services.msc...but didn't show.. any ideas why?

thanks,
Gabrio


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07 Oct 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have the same issue. the problem started when MSpy tried to sneak in telemetry updates and I thwarted them. I just put a shortcut in my Quick Launch menu on my taskbar for the Windows Updates to make checking it easier and just check it every few days.
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08 Oct 2015   #3
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I have the same issue. the problem started when MSpy tried to sneak in telemetry updates and I thwarted them. I just put a shortcut in my Quick Launch menu on my taskbar for the Windows Updates to make checking it easier and just check it every few days.
that's interesting, infact I haven't accepted SOME of the most recent update packs, as well as the win10 update notification thing, as I am not interested to upgrade.....that would be the culprit then?

one thing tho, I think it does notify me about the monthly security updates, say now there's a defender update and it's not giving me the icon in the taskbar... fishy.

thanks,
Gab
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09 Oct 2015   #4
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone else? that means i need to manually check from now on because of some refused previous updates? like that telemetry pack? thanks
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10 Oct 2015   #5
esue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

ditto have to manually search
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11 Oct 2015   #6
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esue View Post
ditto have to manually search
right.. annoying but fine, cheers.
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11 Nov 2015   #7
Rich O

W7 Pro x86 SP1 + XP Pro USP4v2 + W7 HP x86 + Linux Mint x64
 
 

Hi,
I've been testing two W7 Pro x86 configurations for update notifications and for me the answer is this; as proven today (patch 'wednesday' uk).


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11 Nov 2015   #8
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rich O View Post
Hi,
I've been testing two W7 Pro x86 configurations for update notifications and for me the answer is this; as proven today (patch 'wednesday' uk).
that is interesting in fact on this pc here (work), i had that Windows Update unticked, let's see if it solves the mystery!

thanks for sharing!
Gab
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12 Nov 2015   #9
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi

it seems not to be working unfortunately, i have enabled that yesterday (then did a bunch of updates), today a new "Important Update" was detected around an hour and a half ago (i just checked now manually for curiosity) and no notice in the taskbar/action center - does it take longer for the notification to appear? shouldnt that pop up as soon as a new update is detected?

also, i have just restarted because that update was detected this morning AFTER i started the pc, in the hope that he would see it now, but nothing, nada.

any clues? or maybe is really the fact that i blocked a bunch of other updates in the past months such as the win10 notifier and the sneaky telemetry update. nasty.

thanks,
Gab
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13 Nov 2015   #10
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

update - on my home computer, running 7ultimate, I just got the notification of a defender update, so quite happy with that... my work pc didn't though, that one has 7prof.

mysteries but thanks anyway!
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