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#1 Pirahnya


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:42 AM

I've got several computers and normally don't run Automatic Updates. Recently turned it on on 2 computers and told it to check and install on Monday, 3:00am. It seems to work in it's own time zone because evidently EVERYDAY is Monday, 3:00am. (Now I remember why I turned it off!)

I mean it checks everytime I turn the computer on (Mon-Sun), downloads updates and it nags you constantly to install.

Two questions.
Is there anyway to make MSAU obey the laws of settings and time?
Can we make Microsoft obey the laws of physics and time? (ex. New XP Pro install-Microsoft estimated time of installation 77 minutes; realtime is 2 hours and 18 minutes)

No, really, why does Automatic Updates ignore the settings set for updating?

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#2 TheYoda


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:22 AM

Windows only ignores this when there are critical updates, which, evidently, every update usually is. So it's not so much windows messing with the time-space continuum, just messing with your head. Your best bet is to choose to let it download and have you choose when to install it, this way you can do it at your convenience. If you see updates going again and again, but failing, next time the update comes up, click expert, and uncheck the updates that don't work. Before you close the window it'll ask if you really want to not install these, check "Don't pest we me with these bleeping updates" (or something like that) and click OK, and they won't bother you any more.

And as for the estimates, Microsoft never seemed to good at math...remember what happened to windows ME? :thumbsup:

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