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Windows 7: Notification Area Icon: Windows Update missing

15 May 2016   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I am pretty sure GWX never made it to either of my Win 7 systems yet I lost the WU icon in the notification area on both. If it is indeed the July 2015 WUC that is the cause would uninstalling it restore the icon?

edit: Can't remove KB3065987 as it isn't listed in installed updates. I am thinking I didn't install it as I was trying to follow the advice given on which updates to ignore. I don't see it in hidden updates so I can't be sure. I definitely lost my WU icon somehow.[/QUOTE]

Check WUC versions (installed updates) by running this command:

get-hotfix -id KB2990214,KB305026,KB3065987,KB3075851,KB3083324,KB3083710,KB3102810,KB3112343,KB3135445,KB3138612
Use Elevated Command Prompt> Powershell. Like this.

Windows Update memory leak, and random CPU spikes
Post a screenshot of the results.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Notification Area Icon: Windows Update missing

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