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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 4:59:52 AM

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There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a choice
of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the later
leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a prune
first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most of
these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine day
for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works and
when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the thing
which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's
just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
"update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.

--
George Hester
_______________________________

More about : windows update install

Anonymous
June 11, 2005 4:59:53 AM

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George;
You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> choice
> of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> later
> leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> prune
> first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most of
> these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> day
> for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works and
> when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> thing
> which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's
> just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
>
June 11, 2005 7:51:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

George Hester wrote:

> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a choice
> of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the later
> leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a prune
> first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most of
> these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine day
> for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works and
> when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the thing
> which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's
> just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
>

To download indivicual updates click "Details" in the description for
each, then on the KB article or bulletin. There should be a link to
download the file w/o installing it.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 10:24:08 AM

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I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer with
virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..

You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of updates.
If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that you
want.

Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask for
help?

Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
people's computers!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> choice
> of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> later
> leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> prune
> first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most of
> these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> day
> for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works and
> when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> thing
> which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's
> just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 12:56:08 PM

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Actually, Richard, if you have been paying attention here at
all, you would know that George has been offering lots of
help on the W2K groups for years, and does not waste my time
with posts such as your last one here that offers no useful
info at all...

Might I suggest that you follow your own advice and
"disconnect from the internet now" before you annoy
me further...


"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o gK%230%23mbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer
with
> virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
>
> You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of updates.
> If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that you
> want.
>
> Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask
for
> help?
>
> Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> people's computers!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > choice
> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > later
> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > prune
> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
of
> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> > day
> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
and
> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > thing
> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
that's
> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 1:16:03 PM

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Amen Richard
Roy

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer with
> virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
>
> You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of updates.
> If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that you
> want.
>
> Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask for
> help?
>
> Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> people's computers!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > choice
> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > later
> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > prune
> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most of
> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> > day
> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works and
> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > thing
> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's
> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:00:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same thing.
A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> George;
> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > choice
> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > later
> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > prune
> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
of
> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> > day
> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
and
> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > thing
> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
that's
> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:00:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> thing.
> A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
>

Click on Custom Install. Wait while it finds the updates. Look at the left
hand side of the window. Click on Review high priority updates or Select
optional software updates or etc. etc. There is another option near the
bottom left - Help and support.

Kerry



> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> George;
>> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
>> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
>> > choice
>> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
>> > later
>> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
>> > prune
>> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
>> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> of
>> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
>> > fine
>> > day
>> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> and
>> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
>> > thing
>> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> that's
>> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
>> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
>> > the
>> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>> >
>> > --
>> > George Hester
>> > _______________________________
>> >
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:00:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

[[What’s the difference between Express and Custom?

Express (recommended) displays all high priority updates for your computer
so that you can install them with one click. This is the quickest and
easiest way to keep your computer up to date.

Custom displays high priority and optional updates for your computer. You
review and select the updates that you want to install, one by one.

How can I get more information about an update before I install it?
Click the name of each update to view its description. To view system
requirements and support information, click the Details link provided in
each description. ]]

Microsoft Windows Update Frequently Asked Questions
http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/about.aspx...

What's New on Windows Update
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/whatsnewforwu.ms...

Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft
software updates
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824684

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
George Hester <hesterloli@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> thing. A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> George;
>> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
>> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
>>> choice
>>> of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
>>> later
>>> leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
>>> prune
>>> first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
>>> Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
>>> of these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
>>> fine day
>>> for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
>>> and when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
>>> the thing
>>> which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
>>> that's just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
>>> every "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end
>>> of the Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>>>
>>> --
>>> George Hester
>>> _______________________________
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:17:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Don't have any of that. What I do have on the right is "To use this later
version of Windows Update, you will need to upgrade some of its components.
This version provides you sosme of the following enhancements to our
service:
blah blah blah...
Install Now...
On the left nothing that you mention except Help and Support.

As I said I do not like installing Phantom Software. If you can assure me
that I am not going to get SP2 or IE updates doing this I'll go ahead and do
it. Will this require a reboot?

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
news:u9OgHCpbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> > thing.
> > A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
> >
>
> Click on Custom Install. Wait while it finds the updates. Look at the left
> hand side of the window. Click on Review high priority updates or Select
> optional software updates or etc. etc. There is another option near the
> bottom left - Help and support.
>
> Kerry
>
>
>
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> George;
> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >> http://www.dts-l.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> >> > choice
> >> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the

> >> > later
> >> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on
a
> >> > prune
> >> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
and
> >> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
most
> > of
> >> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
> >> > fine
> >> > day
> >> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
works
> > and
> >> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
the
> >> > thing
> >> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> > that's
> >> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> >> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
> >> > the
> >> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > George Hester
> >> > _______________________________
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:17:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23ktOiipbFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Don't have any of that. What I do have on the right is "To use this later
> version of Windows Update, you will need to upgrade some of its
> components.
> This version provides you sosme of the following enhancements to our
> service:
> blah blah blah...
> Install Now...
> On the left nothing that you mention except Help and Support.
>
> As I said I do not like installing Phantom Software. If you can assure me
> that I am not going to get SP2 or IE updates doing this I'll go ahead and
> do
> it. Will this require a reboot?
>
> --
> George Hester

That is to install the latest version of the Windows Update software. It
installs one update only i.e. new version of Windows Update. If you don't
want to install that then no you won't be able to access the Windows Update
site. Once you install it you will get all the options to install the OS
updates as mentioned in all the other posts.

Kerry

> _______________________________
> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> news:u9OgHCpbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
>> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
>> > thing.
>> > A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
>> >
>>
>> Click on Custom Install. Wait while it finds the updates. Look at the
>> left
>> hand side of the window. Click on Review high priority updates or Select
>> optional software updates or etc. etc. There is another option near the
>> bottom left - Help and support.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>>
>> > --
>> > George Hester
>> > _______________________________
>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> George;
>> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
>> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> >> http://www.dts-l.org
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
>> >> > choice
>> >> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing
>> >> > the
>
>> >> > later
>> >> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on
> a
>> >> > prune
>> >> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
> and
>> >> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
> most
>> > of
>> >> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
>> >> > fine
>> >> > day
>> >> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
> works
>> > and
>> >> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
> the
>> >> > thing
>> >> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
>> > that's
>> >> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
>> >> > every
>> >> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
>> >> > the
>> >> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > George Hester
>> >> > _______________________________
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:47:49 PM

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Well here there is no difference. Both lead to exactly the same thing. I
have no options for both except to Install Now. It may be that I need to
Install Now to update Windows Compnents Update. Trouble is I don't know what
it's going to do. I don't know if I'll have to reboot. I don't know if it
is going to update IE. I just don't know.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eDs3gppbFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> [[What’s the difference between Express and Custom?
>
> Express (recommended) displays all high priority updates for your computer
> so that you can install them with one click. This is the quickest and
> easiest way to keep your computer up to date.
>
> Custom displays high priority and optional updates for your computer. You
> review and select the updates that you want to install, one by one.
>
> How can I get more information about an update before I install it?
> Click the name of each update to view its description. To view system
> requirements and support information, click the Details link provided in
> each description. ]]
>
> Microsoft Windows Update Frequently Asked Questions
> http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/about.aspx...
>
> What's New on Windows Update
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/whatsnewforwu.ms...
>
> Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft
> software updates
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824684
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> George Hester <hesterloli@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> > thing. A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> George;
> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >> http://www.dts-l.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >>> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> >>> choice
> >>> of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> >>> later
> >>> leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> >>> prune
> >>> first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> >>> Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> >>> of these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
> >>> fine day
> >>> for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> >>> and when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
> >>> the thing
> >>> which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> >>> that's just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
> >>> every "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the
end
> >>> of the Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> George Hester
> >>> _______________________________
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:48:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

blah blah blah get lost.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o gK#0#mbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer
with
> virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
>
> You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of updates.
> If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that you
> want.
>
> Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask
for
> help?
>
> Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> people's computers!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > choice
> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > later
> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > prune
> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
of
> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> > day
> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
and
> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > thing
> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
that's
> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:48:15 PM

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Up yours
Roy

"George Hester" wrote:

> blah blah blah get lost.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o gK#0#mbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> > apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer
> with
> > virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
> >
> > You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of updates.
> > If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that you
> > want.
> >
> > Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask
> for
> > help?
> >
> > Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> > people's computers!
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Richard Urban
> >
> > If you knew as much as you think you know,
> > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >
> >
> > "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > > choice
> > > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > > later
> > > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > > prune
> > > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> of
> > > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> > > day
> > > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> and
> > > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > > thing
> > > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> that's
> > > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> > >
> > > --
> > > George Hester
> > > _______________________________
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:48:44 PM

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none of that. Install Now and that is it.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:eMslDOnbFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> George Hester wrote:
>
> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
choice
> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
later
> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
prune
> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
of
> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
day
> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
and
> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
thing
> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
that's
> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> >
>
> To download indivicual updates click "Details" in the description for
> each, then on the KB article or bulletin. There should be a link to
> download the file w/o installing it.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:48:45 PM

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Why don't you just take a aerial seduction at a motivating pastry and see
what that gets you. pos
Roy

"George Hester" wrote:

> none of that. Install Now and that is it.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
> "Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:eMslDOnbFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > George Hester wrote:
> >
> > > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> choice
> > > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> later
> > > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> prune
> > > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> of
> > > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a fine
> day
> > > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> and
> > > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> thing
> > > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> that's
> > > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the
> > > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> > >
> > > --
> > > George Hester
> > > _______________________________
> > >
> >
> > To download indivicual updates click "Details" in the description for
> > each, then on the KB article or bulletin. There should be a link to
> > download the file w/o installing it.
> >
> > --
> > Rock
> > MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 5:04:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 23:13:13 -0600, "Jupiter Jones
[MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote:

|George;
|You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
|Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
also u can hide 1's that r N/A so u dont see them
again unless u want 2.

Just my 2¢ worth. Larry
Any advise is my attempt to contribute more than I have received but I can only assure you that it works on my PC. GOOD LUCK.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 5:20:32 PM

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George;
You first need to install the latest Windows update software.
Until you do that no updates can be viewed or installed.
The latest Windows Update software and nothing else will be installed.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> thing.
> A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
>
> --
> George Hester
> _______________________________
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> George;
>> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
>> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
>> > choice
>> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
>> > later
>> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
>> > prune
>> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
>> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> of
>> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
>> > fine
>> > day
>> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> and
>> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
>> > thing
>> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> that's
>> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
>> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
>> > the
>> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>> >
>> > --
>> > George Hester
>> > _______________________________
>> >
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 6:07:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306525

Get a life, George.
--
~PA Bear

George Hester wrote:
>>>> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
>>>> choice of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install.
>>>> Choosing
>>>> the later leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather
>>>> gag on a prune first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing.
>>>> Download and Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft
>>>> learns that most of these updates are not worth the bytes they are
>>>> written on will be a fine day for PC users. I'll just stay where I am
>>>> I
>>>> don't care everything works and when I find something that doesn't work
>>>> then I'd prefer to install the thing which fixes it. But if I have to
>>>> d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's just dumb. When PC users come
>>>> to understand this and not think every "update" they see from Microsoft
>>>> is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the Rainbow there will be a lot
>>>> less
>>>> frustrated users on Earth.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 12:30:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

OK I just had to make sure I wasn't going to get anything else than what it
says. You may think I am paranoid but Kerry I can tell you many things
downloadable from Microsoft that never make mention of "other" stuff that
gets installed often without the ability to stop it besides pulling the
plug. And that I did not want to do.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
news:e0eGuzpbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23ktOiipbFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Don't have any of that. What I do have on the right is "To use this
later
> > version of Windows Update, you will need to upgrade some of its
> > components.
> > This version provides you sosme of the following enhancements to our
> > service:
> > blah blah blah...
> > Install Now...
> > On the left nothing that you mention except Help and Support.
> >
> > As I said I do not like installing Phantom Software. If you can assure
me
> > that I am not going to get SP2 or IE updates doing this I'll go ahead
and
> > do
> > it. Will this require a reboot?
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
>
> That is to install the latest version of the Windows Update software. It
> installs one update only i.e. new version of Windows Update. If you don't
> want to install that then no you won't be able to access the Windows
Update
> site. Once you install it you will get all the options to install the OS
> updates as mentioned in all the other posts.
>
> Kerry
>
> > _______________________________
> > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> > news:u9OgHCpbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options
Custom
> >> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> >> > thing.
> >> > A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Click on Custom Install. Wait while it finds the updates. Look at the
> >> left
> >> hand side of the window. Click on Review high priority updates or
Select
> >> optional software updates or etc. etc. There is another option near the
> >> bottom left - Help and support.
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> > --
> >> > George Hester
> >> > _______________________________
> >> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> George;
> >> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
> >> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >> >> http://www.dts-l.org
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have
a
> >> >> > choice
> >> >> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing
> >> >> > the
> >
> >> >> > later
> >> >> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag
on
> > a
> >> >> > prune
> >> >> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
> > and
> >> >> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
> > most
> >> > of
> >> >> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be
a
> >> >> > fine
> >> >> > day
> >> >> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
> > works
> >> > and
> >> >> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
> > the
> >> >> > thing
> >> >> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> >> > that's
> >> >> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
> >> >> > every
> >> >> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end
of
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > George Hester
> >> >> > _______________________________
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 1:09:18 AM

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"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote:

>none of that. Install Now and that is it.


Hi George.

Can you take a screen shot of the Windows Update screen that you are
getting, save it as a .jpg file and then either email it to me or
upload it to a web site and post or email the URL?

That will help identify what is going on.

Thanks.


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 1:55:16 AM

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"George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o KGwrXubFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> OK I just had to make sure I wasn't going to get anything else than what
> it
> says. You may think I am paranoid but Kerry I can tell you many things
> downloadable from Microsoft that never make mention of "other" stuff that
> gets installed often without the ability to stop it besides pulling the
> plug. And that I did not want to do.
>
> --
> George Hester

Not paranoid at all. The first time I saw it I wondered what was happening
as well. I always test Windows Updates on a test system first. Not everyone
has that luxury.

Kerry

> _______________________________
> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> news:e0eGuzpbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23ktOiipbFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > Don't have any of that. What I do have on the right is "To use this
> later
>> > version of Windows Update, you will need to upgrade some of its
>> > components.
>> > This version provides you sosme of the following enhancements to our
>> > service:
>> > blah blah blah...
>> > Install Now...
>> > On the left nothing that you mention except Help and Support.
>> >
>> > As I said I do not like installing Phantom Software. If you can assure
> me
>> > that I am not going to get SP2 or IE updates doing this I'll go ahead
> and
>> > do
>> > it. Will this require a reboot?
>> >
>> > --
>> > George Hester
>>
>> That is to install the latest version of the Windows Update software. It
>> installs one update only i.e. new version of Windows Update. If you don't
>> want to install that then no you won't be able to access the Windows
> Update
>> site. Once you install it you will get all the options to install the OS
>> updates as mentioned in all the other posts.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>> > _______________________________
>> > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
>> > news:u9OgHCpbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options
> Custom
>> >> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
>> >> > thing.
>> >> > A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> Click on Custom Install. Wait while it finds the updates. Look at the
>> >> left
>> >> hand side of the window. Click on Review high priority updates or
> Select
>> >> optional software updates or etc. etc. There is another option near
>> >> the
>> >> bottom left - Help and support.
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > --
>> >> > George Hester
>> >> > _______________________________
>> >> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> George;
>> >> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
>> >> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> >> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> >> >> http://www.dts-l.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I
>> >> >> > have
> a
>> >> >> > choice
>> >> >> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing
>> >> >> > the
>> >
>> >> >> > later
>> >> >> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag
> on
>> > a
>> >> >> > prune
>> >> >> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing.
>> >> >> > Download
>> > and
>> >> >> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
>> > most
>> >> > of
>> >> >> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be
> a
>> >> >> > fine
>> >> >> > day
>> >> >> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
>> > works
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to
>> >> >> > install
>> > the
>> >> >> > thing
>> >> >> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes
>> >> >> > no
>> >> > that's
>> >> >> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
>> >> >> > every
>> >> >> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end
> of
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > George Hester
>> >> >> > _______________________________
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:19:55 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Actually what is installed is Background Intelligence Transfer and a WinHTTP
thingy. I also had to restart. Oh well.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
news:uYAW0qrbFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> George;
> You first need to install the latest Windows update software.
> Until you do that no updates can be viewed or installed.
> The latest Windows Update software and nothing else will be installed.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Z92Y3obFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > There is no scroll. I told you exactly what I get. Two options Custom
> > Install and Express Install. Nothing else and both lead to the same
> > thing.
> > A button that says Install Now. That is it nothing more.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> > news:uro2URkbFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> George;
> >> You can de-select any or all updates you do not want.
> >> Scroll the list on the bottom and select as desired.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >> http://www.dts-l.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> >> > choice
> >> > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> >> > later
> >> > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on
a
> >> > prune
> >> > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
and
> >> > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
most
> > of
> >> > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
> >> > fine
> >> > day
> >> > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
works
> > and
> >> > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
the
> >> > thing
> >> > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> > that's
> >> > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> >> > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
> >> > the
> >> > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > George Hester
> >> > _______________________________
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:40:23 AM

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What do you mean?

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"RoyC" <RoyC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3DE7E67F-344A-4775-B352-96C07E3FADD8@microsoft.com...
> Why don't you just take a aerial seduction at a motivating pastry and see
> what that gets you. pos
> Roy
>
> "George Hester" wrote:
>
> > none of that. Install Now and that is it.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> > "Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
> > news:eMslDOnbFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > George Hester wrote:
> > >
> > > > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > choice
> > > > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing
the
> > later
> > > > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on
a
> > prune
> > > > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
and
> > > > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
most
> > of
> > > > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
fine
> > day
> > > > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
works
> > and
> > > > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
the
> > thing
> > > > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> > that's
> > > > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
every
> > > > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
the
> > > > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > George Hester
> > > > _______________________________
> > > >
> > >
> > > To download indivicual updates click "Details" in the description for
> > > each, then on the KB article or bulletin. There should be a link to
> > > download the file w/o installing it.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Rock
> > > MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
> > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:40:51 AM

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Got one to spare PA Bear?

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ezNLoBrbFHA.2796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows XP:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306525
>
> Get a life, George.
> --
> ~PA Bear
>
> George Hester wrote:
> >>>> There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> >>>> choice of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install.
> >>>> Choosing
> >>>> the later leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd
rather
> >>>> gag on a prune first. So let's see about Express Install...same
thing.
> >>>> Download and Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft
> >>>> learns that most of these updates are not worth the bytes they are
> >>>> written on will be a fine day for PC users. I'll just stay where I
am
> >>>> I
> >>>> don't care everything works and when I find something that doesn't
work
> >>>> then I'd prefer to install the thing which fixes it. But if I have
to
> >>>> d/l and install Phantom fixes no that's just dumb. When PC users
come
> >>>> to understand this and not think every "update" they see from
Microsoft
> >>>> is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of the Rainbow there will be a lot
> >>>> less
> >>>> frustrated users on Earth.
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:41:18 AM

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yeah i like that more!!!

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George Hester
_______________________________
"RoyC" <RoyC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6AD6D63C-5344-4F40-9A67-4359C6B0EA2F@microsoft.com...
> Up yours
> Roy
>
> "George Hester" wrote:
>
> > blah blah blah get lost.
> >
> > --
> > George Hester
> > _______________________________
> > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:o gK#0#mbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who
don't
> > > apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer
> > with
> > > virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
> > >
> > > You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of
updates.
> > > If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that
you
> > > want.
> > >
> > > Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just
ask
> > for
> > > help?
> > >
> > > Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> > > people's computers!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Richard Urban
> > >
> > > If you knew as much as you think you know,
> > > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> > >
> > >
> > > "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > > > choice
> > > > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing
the
> > > > later
> > > > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on
a
> > > > prune
> > > > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download
and
> > > > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that
most
> > of
> > > > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
fine
> > > > day
> > > > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything
works
> > and
> > > > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install
the
> > > > thing
> > > > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> > that's
> > > > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think
every
> > > > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
the
> > > > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > George Hester
> > > > _______________________________
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 2:44:36 AM

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Vance Microsoft kicking brings out the worst in some people. They find it
hard to understand that we all aren't happy with some of the things they do.
Paul will install things from Microsoft without understanding what he is
installing. That's fine and I don't knock those that do. What I do is say
it is the wrong thing to do and he doesn't like that and so it goes.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:e6Ro$3pbFHA.2980@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Actually, Richard, if you have been paying attention here at
> all, you would know that George has been offering lots of
> help on the W2K groups for years, and does not waste my time
> with posts such as your last one here that offers no useful
> info at all...
>
> Might I suggest that you follow your own advice and
> "disconnect from the internet now" before you annoy
> me further...
>
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o gK%230%23mbFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> > apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer
> with
> > virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..
> >
> > You obviously don't know much about your system, or THE system of
updates.
> > If you did you would know that you and download only the updates that
you
> > want.
> >
> > Instead of coming here and planting poor advise, why don't you just ask
> for
> > help?
> >
> > Please, disconnect from the internet now before you compromise other
> > people's computers!
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Richard Urban
> >
> > If you knew as much as you think you know,
> > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >
> >
> > "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:o aa0zLkbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > There seems to be no way to d/l and install what I choose. I have a
> > > choice
> > > of two ways to go; Express Install; and Custom Install. Choosing the
> > > later
> > > leads to a screen Install Now. Not on your life. I'd rather gag on a
> > > prune
> > > first. So let's see about Express Install...same thing. Download and
> > > Install Now! No not gonna happen. The day Microsoft learns that most
> of
> > > these updates are not worth the bytes they are written on will be a
fine
> > > day
> > > for PC users. I'll just stay where I am I don't care everything works
> and
> > > when I find something that doesn't work then I'd prefer to install the
> > > thing
> > > which fixes it. But if I have to d/l and install Phantom fixes no
> that's
> > > just dumb. When PC users come to understand this and not think every
> > > "update" they see from Microsoft is like a Pot O' Gold at the end of
the
> > > Rainbow there will be a lot less frustrated users on Earth.
> > >
> > > --
> > > George Hester
> > > _______________________________
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 7:32:04 AM

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Richard Urban wrote:
>
> I am so very glad that everyone is NOT like you. It is people who don't
> apply the security updates that are infecting everyone else's computer with
> virus's, trojans, spyware, dialers, key loggers etc..

As an aside, posts made in haste happen no big deal. Just a note that
you dont need to apply MS security updates to prevent infecting other
peoples pcs. In other words, one can prevent a pc from getting infected
if you dont have the latest security updates. In addition, even with the
latest updates, there are, and always will be, nasty boys who write
stuff to get around it.

It's like the vermin that live under my front porch. I plug up the
holes, and 2 weeks later they find a new spot to dig in.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 3:02:03 PM

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Not anymore Ron. The issue I was talking about is well known from above.
I must download and install some basic Windows Update files. They are BITS
and WinHTTP. They now show in my Download History. I didn't know only that
would happen and I have to make darn sure I apply these things knowing full
well the ramifications of them. The ramifications of my NOT doing so at
this point are less risky then doing so.

--
George Hester
_______________________________
"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:glkma1dqts2inu254ggsam7iqu85hfvbn8@4ax.com...
> "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >none of that. Install Now and that is it.
>
>
> Hi George.
>
> Can you take a screen shot of the Windows Update screen that you are
> getting, save it as a .jpg file and then either email it to me or
> upload it to a web site and post or email the URL?
>
> That will help identify what is going on.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
!