I am trying to force the install of updates that have already been downloaded.
I updated some other software while windows was downloading it's updates. I have auto updates set to download only.
I am running XP pro SP2.
After updating the other software I had to restart. Windows had already notified me that the updates were ready before I restarted. After the restart, the update program did not start. I have tried restart the auto update service thinking that that would 'trick' the updates into starting. The only way I could make the updates start was by shutting down the computer and choosing the "install updates then shut down option". I know on my mac and my linux machines I can just start the update app but I haven't been able to find a similar option in XP.