How to see updates downloaded

April 16, 2009 at 01:58:30
Specs: Windows XP
Windows has downloaded some updates without me knowing it (I usually select those that I want to download). Now when I switch off the machine, it tells me the downloaded updates will be installed, but I want to see what the updates are before installing them. Can someone tell me how to do that?

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#1
April 16, 2009 at 03:04:35
It may be that these are critical updates. Check the MS update site to see what updates are currently being distributed. I know that service pack updates and critical fixes for Explorer were recently downloaded so it might be these. Other than that, check this post for more information http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... The last reply will give you information on how to check your downloads.

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#2
April 16, 2009 at 06:30:20
Well this is a after the fact (updates already installed after restart ) way to see what was installed ,try looking in the ADD/REMOVE Programs in your control panel and look at the install date on any update listed. Also PC Magazine has a freeware utility called the Bel-Arc Advisor that list all of your updates and verifies if they are installed correctly or not . This freeware utillity also list all of your hardware and apps currently installed on your PC . I have used this app on my last two PC's !
Take Care Nick

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#3
April 16, 2009 at 06:55:30
Hi, I should have mentioned that I haven't installed the updates yet, as there is an option to shut down the machine without installing the updates. I don't want to install the genuine windows advantage thing, as I got my PC secondhand, it came with a pirated windows XP. I know my laptop has just downloaded the genuine windows advantage thing. That's why I want to know what are there waiting to be installed.

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