SP2 Windows updates question please

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I've been reading MS's site on SP2 and windows updates. I'm getting the
impression that after SP2 is installed, if I don't select automatic
updating in the security center settings, I'll be getting a pop up
constantly reminding me that I might be "at risk".
I like to manually view critical updates and download them during times
when I'm free to do so. The point is that I don't want anything
downloading in the background while I'm working on the computer, which
apparently is what the big selling point is for selecting automatic
updating. I do a lot of graphic intensive work on the computer and
ANYTHING downloading in the background uses resources that I need
elsewhere while I'm working.
Will I be (post SP2 installed) committed to having that pop up appear
all the time on the taskbar reminding me about updates or can this be
turned off perhaps?
Thanks
Dudley
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    You can turnoff the Automatic Updates even if you installed Windows XP SP2.
    You have a range of options to choose from for configuring "Automatic
    Updates". These Options are:

    a) Schedule at a particular time: You can ask Windows to download updateds
    from WindowsUpdate Site at a specified time. Say every sunday at 3:00am or
    so.

    b) Automatic Download: Let Windows download the updates but you choose what
    and when to installl

    c) Notifiy Me: Let Windows notify you whenever new updates are available
    and you take your own effort and time to visit WindowUpdate site and decide
    what to download and when to install

    d) Turn Off: Do nothing. Windows does not notify you neither downlads. You
    take effort yourself to visit the site and find downloads etc.,

    Hope this helps.


    "Dudley Henriques" wrote:

    > I've been reading MS's site on SP2 and windows updates. I'm getting the
    > impression that after SP2 is installed, if I don't select automatic
    > updating in the security center settings, I'll be getting a pop up
    > constantly reminding me that I might be "at risk".
    > I like to manually view critical updates and download them during times
    > when I'm free to do so. The point is that I don't want anything
    > downloading in the background while I'm working on the computer, which
    > apparently is what the big selling point is for selecting automatic
    > updating. I do a lot of graphic intensive work on the computer and
    > ANYTHING downloading in the background uses resources that I need
    > elsewhere while I'm working.
    > Will I be (post SP2 installed) committed to having that pop up appear
    > all the time on the taskbar reminding me about updates or can this be
    > turned off perhaps?
    > Thanks
    > Dudley
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thank you very much. That helps and answers the question also.
    All the best,
    D

    "Vikas Ahuja [MSFT]" <vahuja@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CB65AD82-951E-4B30-9281-8F670737B239@microsoft.com...
    > You can turnoff the Automatic Updates even if you installed Windows XP
    SP2.
    > You have a range of options to choose from for configuring "Automatic
    > Updates". These Options are:
    >
    > a) Schedule at a particular time: You can ask Windows to download
    updateds
    > from WindowsUpdate Site at a specified time. Say every sunday at
    3:00am or
    > so.
    >
    > b) Automatic Download: Let Windows download the updates but you choose
    what
    > and when to installl
    >
    > c) Notifiy Me: Let Windows notify you whenever new updates are
    available
    > and you take your own effort and time to visit WindowUpdate site and
    decide
    > what to download and when to install
    >
    > d) Turn Off: Do nothing. Windows does not notify you neither downlads.
    You
    > take effort yourself to visit the site and find downloads etc.,
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Dudley Henriques" wrote:
    >
    > > I've been reading MS's site on SP2 and windows updates. I'm getting
    the
    > > impression that after SP2 is installed, if I don't select automatic
    > > updating in the security center settings, I'll be getting a pop up
    > > constantly reminding me that I might be "at risk".
    > > I like to manually view critical updates and download them during
    times
    > > when I'm free to do so. The point is that I don't want anything
    > > downloading in the background while I'm working on the computer,
    which
    > > apparently is what the big selling point is for selecting automatic
    > > updating. I do a lot of graphic intensive work on the computer and
    > > ANYTHING downloading in the background uses resources that I need
    > > elsewhere while I'm working.
    > > Will I be (post SP2 installed) committed to having that pop up
    appear
    > > all the time on the taskbar reminding me about updates or can this
    be
    > > turned off perhaps?
    > > Thanks
    > > Dudley
    > >
    > >
    > >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Glad that it helped.

    "Dudley Henriques" wrote:

    > Thank you very much. That helps and answers the question also.
    > All the best,
    > D
    >
    > "Vikas Ahuja [MSFT]" <vahuja@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CB65AD82-951E-4B30-9281-8F670737B239@microsoft.com...
    > > You can turnoff the Automatic Updates even if you installed Windows XP
    > SP2.
    > > You have a range of options to choose from for configuring "Automatic
    > > Updates". These Options are:
    > >
    > > a) Schedule at a particular time: You can ask Windows to download
    > updateds
    > > from WindowsUpdate Site at a specified time. Say every sunday at
    > 3:00am or
    > > so.
    > >
    > > b) Automatic Download: Let Windows download the updates but you choose
    > what
    > > and when to installl
    > >
    > > c) Notifiy Me: Let Windows notify you whenever new updates are
    > available
    > > and you take your own effort and time to visit WindowUpdate site and
    > decide
    > > what to download and when to install
    > >
    > > d) Turn Off: Do nothing. Windows does not notify you neither downlads.
    > You
    > > take effort yourself to visit the site and find downloads etc.,
    > >
    > > Hope this helps.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dudley Henriques" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I've been reading MS's site on SP2 and windows updates. I'm getting
    > the
    > > > impression that after SP2 is installed, if I don't select automatic
    > > > updating in the security center settings, I'll be getting a pop up
    > > > constantly reminding me that I might be "at risk".
    > > > I like to manually view critical updates and download them during
    > times
    > > > when I'm free to do so. The point is that I don't want anything
    > > > downloading in the background while I'm working on the computer,
    > which
    > > > apparently is what the big selling point is for selecting automatic
    > > > updating. I do a lot of graphic intensive work on the computer and
    > > > ANYTHING downloading in the background uses resources that I need
    > > > elsewhere while I'm working.
    > > > Will I be (post SP2 installed) committed to having that pop up
    > appear
    > > > all the time on the taskbar reminding me about updates or can this
    > be
    > > > turned off perhaps?
    > > > Thanks
    > > > Dudley
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    I too thank you for your explanation.
    One is left to wonder though why MS changed the Updates situation.
    I have not installed all of SP2...I think it shows two files have been
    installed.
    But pray tell why the hell did MS change it so the automatic upgrade
    must be set "on" to visit and have the "upgrade page" function.
    This has changed from what I experienced before I d/led the last two
    files.
    I had the automatic update turned off and could visit the site and
    manually check for Updates and manually select and install any I wanted
    too, now automatic upgrade must be turned on for the upgrade page to
    function at all.
    This type of action by MS along with a few other things like the failure
    of trying to remove a program from startup with msconfig is rapidly
    turning me off WinXP.
    Why Why Why.

    GJP



    =?Utf-8?B?VmlrYXMgQWh1amEgW01TRlRd?= <vahuja@online.microsoft.com> wrote
    in news:CB65AD82-951E-4B30-9281-8F670737B239@microsoft.com:

    > You can turnoff the Automatic Updates even if you installed Windows XP
    > SP2. You have a range of options to choose from for configuring
    > "Automatic Updates". These Options are:
    >
    > a) Schedule at a particular time: You can ask Windows to download
    > updateds from WindowsUpdate Site at a specified time. Say every sunday
    > at 3:00am or so.
    >
    > b) Automatic Download: Let Windows download the updates but you choose
    > what and when to installl
    >
    > c) Notifiy Me: Let Windows notify you whenever new updates are
    > available and you take your own effort and time to visit WindowUpdate
    > site and decide what to download and when to install
    >
    > d) Turn Off: Do nothing. Windows does not notify you neither downlads.
    > You take effort yourself to visit the site and find downloads etc.,
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    >
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