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Windows 7: Windows 7 program updates

16 Jul 2010   #1
vinniel20

Window 7 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 program updates

Is there a service of some kind in Windows 7 that automatically goes out and checks to see if there is a newer version of a program being launched?

If so, I find it annoying and would like to turn it off. If such a service exists, how would I turn it off?

Thanks in advance for your answers.


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16 Jul 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Windows Update Settings - Change

warning   Warning
Turning this feature off may leave your system vulnerable to security exploits and stability issues and is highly discouraged!
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16 Jul 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The only service is updates. Type updates in search by start button. Go to updates and change settings.
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16 Jul 2010   #4
vinniel20

Window 7 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 program updates

Thanks! It must be feature of the indivdual programs that I'll have to turn off in those programs. It seems so widespread that I thought it must be a new feature in 7 to go out and check for newer versions of programs.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Windows update checks for updates for the OS from MS and updates for other MS programs, such as Office, etc.
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16 Jul 2010   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

a lot of software does indeed check for a new version at startup.

as you guessed, this is not windows doing this - you'll need to look at each program's options/preferences to turn it off if you don't find it a useful feature.
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16 Jul 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Secunia's PSI checks vulnerable programs for updates PSI - Consumer - Products
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16 Jul 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

that's exactly what the OP doesn't want

...but others may find it useful.
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16 Jul 2010   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It doesn't need to run at startup ... it can be run manually.
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