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Windows 7: Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320

31 Jul 2014   #1

Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320

I turned on my PC just now and found this update installed automatically. I am not on automatic update installation and that's why I wonder what this is and how did it install itself.

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31 Jul 2014   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Just guessing here, but I think this is an update that will install no matter what your WU settings.

Attachment 327638

I haven't got this update yet, but I'll check and see if I get it in the next few days...
Might be they are just starting to roll it out now.
I have version 7.6.7600.256 right now.
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01 Aug 2014   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1

I just had exactly the same and I found it weird since I set that I choose what updates I wanna install. So it seems it's something automatically in this case
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01 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64

It's a new update Agent. Mine installed then restarted the update.
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01 Aug 2014   #5


What does this agent do? Where is it in my computer...I cannot find the file. It is showing in View update history as installed update but no definition/further information other than being rated Important.
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01 Aug 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64

It's the program that retrieves Windows and Microsoft software updates from Microsoft only.
  1. Quote:
    1. Open the %systemroot%\system32 folder. %systemroot% is the folder in which Windows is installed. For example, the %systemroot% folder is C:\Windows.
    2. Right-click Wuaueng.dll, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Details tab, and then locate the file version number.
    Note The latest version of the Windows Update Agent for Windows 8.1 is 7.9.9600.16422. The latest version of the Windows Update Agent for Windows 8 is 7.8.9200.16693. The latest version of the Windows Update Agent for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP is 7.6.7600.256.
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01 Aug 2014   #7


%systemroot% Wuaueng.dll ....can't find these items.

I went:
Attachment 327708

From here, I am stuck.
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01 Aug 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Scroll to the bottom and work your way UP. It's near the bottom if your files are sorted by name.

By the way, I think the version is incorrect as listed from that tech quote. Mine shows .320 on the end.
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01 Aug 2014   #9


Mine is also 320. The blogs online allude to 320 version also but with problems in installation.(that means theirs were not installed automatically?) .

I saw the dll extension...but all it is is confirmation of what version was installed. It has no explanation what it is or does.
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02 Aug 2014   #10

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

Windows Update Agent updates are mandatory - and will happen in the background whatever the WU settings (read your Windows License Terms).
The only thing that will prevent them is turning BITS off completely - which means no updates, ever, unless you do them manually from standalone downloads.

The update is designed to increased the stability of WU, and the security.
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