im on xp sp2....have my updates to download and install automatically.....so why do i have a yellow shield telling me that updates ready for my comp and click to install....shouldnt have to do this should i if on automatic.....how do i know its not bogus?
mines the other way round. I set it not to install updates, only download them. Yet when it does download them come 3am it installs them when im in the middle of watching a movie...and then proceeds to reboot without even notifying me. Then I have to go back and change the settings again.
But its not just XP, the same happens on Vista too. So if someone can clear this up it would be very helpful.
what i did wee eddy is.....i downloaded..there were 32 updates in the add and remove section and yes it said wouldnt take effect until restart..restarted then shield up again say updates available again..said iw advantage notification to download..wasnt sure so did a system restore which was sucessful but yellow shield still there...went into update website..said my computer set up for automatic ypdates..then clicked on update history where it said i hadnt downloaded any updates OR set up for automatic updates either...but i am.....
came bk onto computer and yellow shield in tray gone so went back into update wepage....says im set for a automatic..looked in history and it has
update for windows xp (KB898461) sucessfully updated..source..automatic........but now when i want to turn comp off..it has shield on the turn off button...giving me the option to turn off without downloading the updates...im confused......when in web page update sucessful today 26th june
updates set for 10am....now have 73 updates in add/remove....52 for security windows xp plus another 11 windows xp
2 for scurity mic net framework sp1..one sucessful one failed 1 for net framework version 2 security for media player 6.4 " " " media player plug-in update for media format 11SDK cumalative sec u.date for IE6 " " " " " for outlook express critical u.date windows xp critical u.date office xp sp2 u.date for MSXML 4.00 sp2
also 15 other updates there going back as far as sept.....ive never seen so many ....should i just leave them as they are all 73 plus??