XP Updates doubletake??


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Old 09-10-03, 02:11 PM
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XP Updates doubletake??

Safewatch, is it possible to download Windows XP Updates only to receive a notice later saying that new updates are ready to download and they are the same ones that I just installed last week?? At first I thought I was losing it , but, I'm pretty sure that the ones that are on my taskbar right now were put in last week. I guess I can check the numbers to verify it.

Also while I'm here as far as this thing with KaZaa, I noticed in the paper yesterday where the parent of a 12 year old just settled out of court for $2000 to the RIAA for copyright infringement. Now, my oldest has used this site in the past (I've put a stop to it for the time being) ,I'm a little concerned about it now. If we stay off this site is there anyway that the RIAA can scan my hard drive for any downloaded music files? Do I need to delete KaZaa permanently?

Personally I think they're carrying this thing too far. Especially where alot of these songs that I've seen on there were recorded many years ago and I'm sure the artists have been compensated duly for they're work many times over. Probably just the recording industry that is feeling the loss and feels it must be stopped. Now, if they would compromise and have a for fee download or maybe a monthly charge basis I think that that may be a workable solution.........Just some thoughts.
 
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Old 09-10-03, 02:30 PM
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I've had the same thing happen with the XP updates on my computer. A few thoughts come to mind - possibly the updates have been updated? possibly the updates were already downloaded by auto-update and were not yet installed (maybe by clicking "remind me later"? possibly the auto-update needs to be updated ?

I would say just go ahead and download and install the updates and that should keep you from having the same problem again.

On the same note, if you are getting that Messenger 4.6 Connectivity update thing, then take a look at this thread.

As for Kazaa, if you're not using it, you'll be ok - for the time being. RIAA is trying to pass some pretty nasty laws that will actually allow them to install and run virii on your (and anyone else's) computer. If you download music, make sure you move it to another, non-shared folder and keep it away from Kazaa. If you want to be safe, burn the MP3's as soon as they are downloaded and delete them from your HD. Also, running Kazaa-Lite will help to block RIAA. I agree totally about RIAA at this point - they've gone way too far. BTW, if you want to voice your opinion, there is an online Petition against RIAA somewhere (I'll have to do some looking to find the link again.)
 
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Old 09-12-03, 08:30 PM
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windows update x2

i know it's been a couple of days since you posted but why not do what i did and change your settings[start\control panel\system\automatic updates] to not download the updates but just to notify you that there are updates. then you manually download and install them. i had your prob and never solved it,even with major microsoft tech support,so i just reinstalled them to get rid of the balloon and changed the settings
 
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Old 09-13-03, 05:02 AM
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Yes, I do have it set so that the computer won't actually install them. But, it seems as though I just get a couple updates installed and I see the icon on the toolbar and I know there are more to be installed. It just bugs me that it is the same ones that I already put in. But, it may be as Safewatch alluded to, that the update may have been updated.

I usually will read the explanation of the update first. A couple of times I never did download the update because it didn't really apply to me and my computer habits. (bad idea???????)
 
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Old 09-13-03, 05:31 AM
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different setting maybe

if it is set to the middle setting which dnlds them but does not install them I don't think you will ever get rid of the notification balloon. Set it to "not' download but notify you that updates are ready to be downloaded and installed. This way if you hear of an update that should be applied you can access windows update on your computer{not wu website] dnld and install them and no balloon. Windows update website and the windows update on your system don't communicate very well if at all.It seems neither one knows what the other is or has done. This was a major question I had for tech support at MSoft. It seems that it should be simple enough to configure WU to only install 1 copy of an update but that isn't the case. I think you should install the update onto your computer if you havn't already and change the setting. Hopefully you don't already have it at that setting or your really screwed.
 
 

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