View updates before install?

November 17, 2006 at 10:28:17
Specs: XP pro, 3200+, 1GB

My computer currently has the "Click turn off to install updates and turn off your computer" on the shutdown options screen. Thing is, I have XP set to notify me when updates are available, but not download and install them. Is there any way I can see which updates would be installed should I click "install updates and turn off"?

Cheers

Alex


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#1
November 17, 2006 at 10:59:59

Why not just turn off automatic update altogether and visit Windows Update site every second Tuesday of the month? This way you can pick what updates you want.

i_XpUser


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#2
November 17, 2006 at 11:08:09

That's true, but the way I have it set up, I can still install the updates which I choose, as the dialog box comes up asking for an express or custom install. I choose custom, obviously. Thing is, it seems to have just downloaded them this time without asking!

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#3
November 17, 2006 at 13:59:31

stuff happens! maybe another good reason to turn the auto crap off and leave it off!

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#4
November 17, 2006 at 14:52:03

The Auto Crap was off though :( lol

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#5
November 17, 2006 at 20:09:03

Alex2002,
To help you since the other posts were only
giving NO HELP.

Look in the following folder C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
and you will find the following folders:


2a8c07aaf8ec0a2dbcb5ab11c4e40d88 Folder =KB924270 Workstation Service Critical Update

7e591e82f1140356bfdc52acc5a73f91 Folder=KB922760 IE 6 Critical Update

b15b843ee2a6cbca76875f1244f36866 Folder=KB920213 Microsoft Agent Critical Update


154fcf8f21f4137d09271267cc1c5727 Folder=KB923980 Client Service for Netware Important Update


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#6
November 18, 2006 at 04:48:24

Thanks, JPW, that information is much appreciated!

Cheers


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#7
November 18, 2006 at 08:11:03

To help you since the other posts were only giving NO HELP

JPW - you think you know it all, do you?

i_XpUser


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#8
November 18, 2006 at 09:15:46

JPW - your post didn't answer Alex2002's original question either. He asked Is there any way I can see which updates would be installed and you gave him the after installed answer.

i_XpUser


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#9
November 18, 2006 at 11:49:40

XpUser,
"you gave him the after installed answer."

No I didn't!!!
I I'm in the same situation that he is and so I did a little research and found that is where the updates are stored until you install them then they are placed in the C:\Windows Folder.

I have my Auto Updates set to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them".

And once downloaded I choose custom, where you have the choice to install only the updates you want.

And NO I Don't " JPW - you think you know it all, do you?"
I was trying to give him an answer instead of criticism.


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