Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Update notification

08 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Update notification

I have Windows set to notify me of updates. But when I search for updates manually, I find new critical and important ones. Did I miss a setting? How do I get Windows to tell me there are updates for me? Thanks.

Attached Thumbnails
Update notification-update.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

When your PC is set for automatic updates, the update client checks the Windows Update server for the availability of new updates at random intervals, this ensures the update server is not overloaded with requests. BTW, the client is very efficient at its job and searches only for incremental updates i.e. those that have been added since the last time updates were searched.

When you manually check, you are pinging the Update server directly so all applicable updates show up immediately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit

OK. I think I get it--so I will eventually be notified when it's my turn to download the updates? Thanks, Bill2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Update notification

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 Pro Virtual PC XP notification to install an update
I have no idea about this. I was running an old graphics program through Virtual PC XP mode and that old yellow update balloon showed up, so I clicked it to see what it was and it opens the Automatic Update Window with in the title. The link to the more information about this update is 'not found...
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...
Windows Updates & Activation
Weird windows update on notification area
Recently i noticed that my internet connection was too slow had a download speed of not more than 25kbps on a browser and 200kbps on torrent client from the original 600kbps torrent client and 200kbps up on browser download. Accidentally i checked on windows update through start menu ->...
Windows Updates & Activation
windows update notification icon
Hello All - This is my first post to this forum - please forgive any protocol errors. My problem is that when Windows Updates are available, the notification icon does not appear in either the notification area or the overflow area. All I see is an exclamation point by the shutdown tab that...
Windows Updates & Activation
Update notification no active?
I am using windows 7 home premium and have it set to install important updates. If there were available updates both important and optional the notification icon in the task bar would appear. I wouldn't go away until after the updates were installed. Now I have 6 available updates and the...
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+