I used to receive regular notifications of Windows "security" updates. When the notification icon was clicked on I was given a list of files and could select those I wished to download. Recently, the file list is no longer given and clicking on the icon starts the download with no indication of what is coming. A couple of days ago, it started to download IE 7 (I run IE6 as IE 7 b**ers up my scanner and a couple of other items)which I discovered only by cancelling the download. What is going on? Can I set preferences somewhere to get back in control? Any help would be appreciated as I am desperate not to have Microsoft dictating my setup!!!!
When you get the message that updates are available, DO NOT CLICK ON THE ICON. Go to Start/Windows update, and select to customise the updates. If there are any that you positively will not want you can select NOT to show those again in future.