Hi, jhayz - Yes, I tried that. Normally, I have the Windows Patches/Updates always disabled (I have installed less than 10 updates / patches since installing Win7x64 three years ago, and have never had any issues). I have tried enabling "Windows Important Updates" in the past (and, I just tried again). It did not re-enable the Yes, do this automatically top button. I know that the Yes, do this automatically radio button was available in the past on my PC, but something changed months ago. And, I already have some still-visible enhanced icons (and, some installed Windows drivers) that I have installed in the past when the Yes, do this automatically was available.
Also, I just checked my work PC - All Windows Updates are disabled on that computer as well, but the Yes, do this automatically button is available on that PC.
I'm sooo cornfuzed.
Hi AzJazz, once again reinstall your operating system and check it your problem
Thanks for the suggestion, pravin007techno, but reinstalling the operating system is not a realistic solution. It doesn't provide an actual "fix" to this issue, and I don't want to spend the weeks to reconfigure my PC again from scratch. On top of that, I certainly don't want to waste the hundreds of dollars it would cost me to repurchase new versions of Office and other software I have bought in the past (let alone, forcing me to lose Office 2010 - which I like - to Office 2013 which is terrible). Reinstalling the operating system for the problem I'm seeing is like using a sledge-hammer to swat a fly.
Edited by AzJazz, 23 December 2015 - 01:37 PM.