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Windows 7: How do I know windows update is functioning well?

05 Jun 2014   #11
Emory2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Auto Updates should be checked to be received at specific time of the day. When I bought my Dell Windows 7 Home Premium the first I did was went to the Update and there were 55 updates waiting for me. Since then all works just fine, remember MS updates are released 2nd Tues of each month.




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06 Jun 2014   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The installation is counterfeit.
You have an ACER Product Key on a Hewlett-Packard machine - with an ACER SLIC table supposedly in the BIOS.
The activation has been enabled by use of a hacker's Activation Exploit.

You need to reformat and reinstall using genuine media and Key - for what version and edition of Windows is your machine licensed, according to the COA sticker on the case??
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06 Jun 2014   #13
pappi

 

Oh no....I have always sensed there was something not kosher with this laptop when I purchased it 6 months ago from ebay as a used unit refurbished by seller... with bigger HD replacement(to 500GB) and OS upgraded from Vista to W7 Pro. But I did not suspect counterfeit installation from ACER to HP because when I was installing software, it passed genuine Microsoft product rating.

I probably will just use it as such since it seems to be working well. If and when I run into technical problems consequent to the counterfeit installation, I would then replace OS with W7 Ultimate 64 bits which actually is what I prefer. Can this be done online or should I go by disc route?

(I had to delete previous message because Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions result just did not fit reply window making reply posting and editing not feasible).
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06 Jun 2014   #14
NoelDP

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

(If you put it in a Code box, the long lines scroll off the page happily)

When (not if) you get problems, then your best option is a reformat/reinstall using genuine media and Key - which avoids any changes of hangovers of malware that may have been installed by the Exploit.
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10 Jun 2014   #15
pappi

 

"Microsoft issues general software updates the second Tuesday of each month as well as intermediate updates depending on what software you have on your system."

I did not receive any important update on the second Tuesday of this month. Only one security definition update.

Did anyone receive update?
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11 Jun 2014   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Did you do a manual Check for Updates? (after midday Seattle time?)
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11 Jun 2014   #17
pappi

 

I manually check update daily. I did not get notification of available updates until today, Wednesday...a day late, for 7 important and two recommended updates and the usual daily always available definition update for MSE.

So...I change setting to recommended Automatic.
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11 Jun 2014   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I don't particularly like Automatic. It can load things you may not like; For instance, Bing Desktop, hardware drivers that aren't for your motherboard release (or dated), turning on IME and so on. I prefer to set it to Notify and verify each update. You can choose to hide updates to individual items but if there's a release update, that "sneaks" through. I check for updates every late afternoon. It's ritual. It's worked for me.
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11 Jun 2014   #19
pappi

 

I agree 100%.

So...I change setting back to download but let me choose installation.
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11 Jun 2014   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I don't bother to download them until I see what's there. That's why I set it to notify only. When you check or select any Optional updates (Important and Critical will be checked already) they'll be downloaded and installed then.

It's really easy to check. Right click the little flag in the lower right corner then click on Open Windows Update. Notices will be there. If there aren't any, click on Check for Updates in the left pane of that screen. When you force a check, Windows will automatically check again about 24 hours later. So if you check in the morning, Windows will check again the next morning, etc.
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