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Why Isn't Mr. Gates Listening To Me?!


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#1 Eagle7

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:07 AM

Hello all,

Well, this is a new one for me. I've had my Window's Updates set to "Notify me of updates but do not download or install them" for a long time now. After I connected to the internet (dial up) just a few minutes ago, I noticed the "badge" in my system tray that means that I'm receiving updates from M$. It showed 8% when I hovered over it.

I verified in the Security Center that I was in fact set to "Notify... but do not", and sure enough I am, but they were being downloaded anyway! Does anybody know what's up with that?! I immediately set it to "Off" and of course they stopped. I've been getting my updates manually in the last couple of months from a site on Firefox. I am all up to date including this latest "Patch Tuesday", except I do want want IE 7. Thanks a lot.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:35 AM

No clue - but first I'd try this free utility to reregister your Windows Update (and Windows Installer) dll's. http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:15 PM

Hi usasma,

I took a peek at the info on your link. Initial impression, over my head but willing to give it a try a bit down the road. Would you mind taking just a moment to explain to me how this program would "fix" this particular issue or what the connection is? Thanks a lot.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:24 AM

If the DLL's have become unregistered, this program will re-register them. If they haven't become unregistered, this program will re-register them anyway.

You'll just click on the boxes for Windows Update and the Windows Installer and then click on "Fix" - it'll do the rest for you. After a bit the program will finish changing stuff, and will revert back to it's original configuration (that's how you'll know it's done). Then all should be well (if it's a dll registration problem).

It's my impression that you don't have to reboot for the changes to take effect - BUT - I've encountered at least one situation with re-registering dll's that a reboot was required. So reboot just to be sure.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:02 PM

Thanks John,

I'll give it a shot. I'll set a restore point prior to doing this. Does the restore point back up the registry, or should I do that as well? Thanks.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:40 PM

Yes, the restore point will backup the registry - but backups are easy. It's restoring them that's hard.

I'd suggest backing up the registry in addition to the restore point - as the backup will be easier to find if you need it.
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