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Windows 7: Windows Update Problem

05 Nov 2009   #1
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 
Windows Update Problem

I unticked the boxes to get Update notifications and updates for other microsoft software (e.g. Office) and now those options have disappered so I can't get them back. Does anyone know how I can restore these options?


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05 Nov 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

reinstall "Microsoft update". I think there is a link for it somewhere in the update options.

http://update.microsoft.com/microsof....aspx?ln=en-US
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05 Nov 2009   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

I have tried this but I am unable to install the Active X control to get it reinstalled. The info box just wont appear. I would like to get the options back without having to reinstall windows just to get them back.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Well I gave the web link but there should be a link in your Windows Update screen also.

It says "Get updates for other Microsoft Products. Find out more"
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05 Nov 2009   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Hi thanks, I keep trying but I can't seem to get it to work...will give it another try again tomorrow
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05 Nov 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this works:

For 32-bit Windows, open a command prompt (run as Administrator) and enter the following lines:
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv


For 64-bit Windows, the second line differs due to the location of the DLL file:
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv


In each case, the first and last commands stop and then restart the Windows Update service. This is a precaution to keep the service from becoming unstable.
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06 Nov 2009   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Hey thanks guys. Am new to these forums so apologise if my post was a bit basic. Am not the most technical minded person )
Thanks Jacee, yeah that did work and bought back the options.
Thanks to both of you for helping )
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06 Nov 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Glad it worked for you Burdus32
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