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#1 honu1

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:42 AM

I just downloaded the critical update referenced at the top of the page.
Now it seems that Windows wants me to download an update for service pack 3. I do not have SP3, nor do I want it. How do I get rid of the icon in my system tray? I tried the cancel feature, but it's still there.
Help please?
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:10 PM

I think shut down Windows Security Center in Services might do the job. And disable the service. Give it a try. Will it hold disabled state after a reboot?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:18 PM

What do you mean by shut down windows security center in services?
Disable the service?
I appreciate your quick reply,tos266,but I am such a novice+don't understand what you're saying,sorry.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:44 PM

Okay, what I did was go to security center+clicked on the button for not performing auto updates. My system didn't like that,but I left it at that anyway. I rebooted my system, went back to the security center+reactivated the auto update portion. The warning icon has gone away now. After my original post here I tried live chat with a MS rep, but I was redirected to a special MS help area that offers help via email,bummer. :flowers: At least I saved a long distance phone call to California by coming here.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:47 PM

I spoke too soon.....sigh....
That icon is back again in my system tray----drat!!!!!
Any other suggestions,please?
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:38 PM

What I suggested was not to disable Windows updates (thought my are disabled alongside of the Background transfer service).

What I did mean is shut of the security center because you mentioned that the icon bothers you.
That's done in Services.
Start, Run, Control Panel, Administrative tools, Services.
At the bottom is Windows security center. Try shutting that down. Properties, Manual, then stop the service.

Although if you keep security center running but disable the updates, the icon and its warnings might go away.
But I wouldn't do it, if I were you, since you want to have the updates available.

One other thing you can do, is yield. SP3 for XP works just fine.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

I tried Windows XP SP3 once before+my system crashed!
I'm quite happy with SP2+wish to keep it.
I have never had this type of problem before with updates.
I don't want to make a long distance call, but just might have to if no one here can help me.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:11 PM

Please I hope i don't sound insulting, I have a fairly good idea of your computer skills. There are a couple of ways to block SP3. I don't think they are right for you.
Are you aware that a patch has been issued for your computer to allow it to download and install SP3?
You must install and reboot before downloading SP3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...;product=362754
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

Thanks Mark,
I ended up calling HP customer support. A rep. there did a remote assistance procedure with me.He added a program somewhere in my C: Drive that will supposedly block any attempts to download SP3. I don't know why MS issued this update to me as I don't have SP3, nor do I want it. By my posts you can see the struggles I try to deal with in learning all this computer business.
It's been a couple hours now+the HP update icon is no longer in my system tray. Of course now I have another file in my system I know nothing about.....sigh.
So this patch or update notification I received was just something to allow me to install SP3? The MS rep/tech never told me that. It's been a most stressful day to say the least.
I'll check out those links you gave me now.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:27 PM

I read your links, but don't know how to interpret the info,sorry. That pesky icon is gone now, at any rate.
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