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Windows 7: Windows Update

16 Mar 2016   #1
Lila

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Update

I run Windows 7 and haven't had any updates since October 2015. Is this right? Or should I have gotten more updates after that date?
thank you


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16 Mar 2016   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

There have been updates since then.

What happens when you manually check for updates?

If you seen the Windows Update (WU) screen checking for updates for hours, then set the computer to not sleep and leave it on (and searching) for a day or two. The WU screen should eventually show you a list of updates to install.
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16 Mar 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should have MSE updates everyday, I hope you have that installed.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

6 months and no updates, I wish we were all so lucky

But seriously, in 6 months you should`ve had dozens of updates.

Make sure your update settings are like this.


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16 Mar 2016   #4
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

ya I wish it was like that all the time. I had a couple of the things ticked that don't show in your screenshot. I do not want the Windows 10 to install so now what do I look for so it won't. I have alot of stuff and don't want to lose it just yet till I have time to do a backup of all my files.
thanks
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17 Mar 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What do you have selected in the Important updates drop down list ?
Do you have "Never check for updates ..." selected ?
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17 Mar 2016   #6
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

see the screen shot for how I have it set up now


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17 Mar 2016   #7
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

I have always had the drop down box set as it is now in the screen shot


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17 Mar 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you periodically manually check if updates are available (especially after Patch Tuesday updates are published)?
Many people have reported the Notification Area icon showing updates are available hasn't been working correctly.
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17 Mar 2016   #9
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

no I haven't been checking then wondered about it when I made my first post. so that is why I asked if there were any update since last Oct. now I see there is, but like I said I don't want the windows 10 to install so what do I look for so I don't install windows 10 before I allow the updates to install.
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17 Mar 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know of a fix for the "missing" updates available Notification Area icon, so you have to manually check if updates are available.
PT updates are available after 10:00 AM PST, so at a minimum check after that every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

There are so many threads about what updates to install and not install for the W10 upgrade.
Someone else might know the right/best answer.
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