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Windows 7: Not sure how to install Windows 7 updates

14 Oct 2015   #1
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 
Not sure how to install Windows 7 updates

I went to check for Windows 7 updates and the upgrade for Windows 10 was shown. I clicked on the link to view available updates, for Windows 7, and they listed about 8 updates. When I go back to the main update window, the upgrade Windows 10 is shown. I do not want to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time, so how do I update my Windows 7 without downloading the Windows 10 upgrade? They show a button that says, "Let's get started", but I'm afraid it is for upgrading Windows 10. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


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17 Oct 2015   #2
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

UPDATE! I have solved my problem. By clicking on the link that directed me to check the available updates, I noticed in the upper Left corner of the update listings, Optional & Important. Clicking on Optional, I found the Windows 10 update with the box checked. I unchecked the box and the normal windows update window came up showing only the Windows 7 updates ready to be downloaded and installed. I finally got my Windows 7 updated.
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17 Oct 2015   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Anymore now, the only way to update Win 7 is the same porcupines make love...very carefully.
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17 Oct 2015   #4
Forg

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Excellent Gilloz!
Didn't quite follow your explanation at first, but then all clicked together and no more annoying "upgrade to Windows 10".
Just for wider audience, let me show two screen shots "before and after".
Thanks again.


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17 Oct 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

ThrashZone says click here :/
Gilloz needs glasses
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17 Oct 2015   #6
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Thrashzone

I think the difference now is the show all updates keeps it checked, by choosing check for updates again that should uncheck windows 10 but can't confirm this.
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19 Oct 2015   #7
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks guys for your responses. Forg, your explanation was way better and clearer than mine. Excellent! The diagram says it all.
Thrashzone, thanks for your comment. I just got new glasses. Apparently my eyesight is not as good as yours. Thanks anyway for posting.
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