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jils
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      12-23-2005
my windows (xp) updates are set to automatic, so occasionally a small
reminder message appears in the lower right hand corner, saying windows
updates are ready to install, click here ...

if i'm not quick enough to "click here", the reminder slides down behind
the taksbar, leaving no trace.

how can i find these updates and install them, except by waiting for the
reminder to appear again?

please help, this is frustrating!
 
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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      12-23-2005
jils wrote:

> my windows (xp) updates are set to automatic, so occasionally a small
> reminder message appears in the lower right hand corner, saying
> windows updates are ready to install, click here ...
>
> if i'm not quick enough to "click here", the reminder slides down
> behind the taksbar, leaving no trace.
>
> how can i find these updates and install them, except by waiting for
> the reminder to appear again?
>
> please help, this is frustrating!


The balloon message is pointing at the windows update icon in the
systray. Click on that icon; it doesn't matter if the balloon is still
there or not.

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      12-23-2005
"jils" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:43ab8ec9$0$18198$(E-Mail Removed) u...
> my windows (xp) updates are set to automatic, so occasionally a small
> reminder message appears in the lower right hand corner, saying windows
> updates are ready to install, click here ...
>
> if i'm not quick enough to "click here", the reminder slides down behind
> the taksbar, leaving no trace.
>
> how can i find these updates and install them, except by waiting for the
> reminder to appear again?
>
> please help, this is frustrating!


Welcome to the wide world of Microsoft.


 
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Walter Mautner
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      12-23-2005
jils wrote:

> my windows (xp) updates are set to automatic, so occasionally a small
> reminder message appears in the lower right hand corner, saying windows
> updates are ready to install, click here ...
>
> if i'm not quick enough to "click here", the reminder slides down behind
> the taksbar, leaving no trace.
>
> how can i find these updates and install them, except by waiting for the
> reminder to appear again?
>

Maybe by clicking on the double arrow left on the taskbar. You may as well
customize your taskbar and tell it to not "hide idle symbols".

> please help, this is frustrating!


Every OS can have features which appear to work fine for one purpose but
don't for another or just for someone. A good OS is flexible and
customizable, and open enough so you or someone with knowledge can code the
suggestion you make and that's not yet there.
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jils
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      12-23-2005
no, there's no icon. every time i see that stupid balloon, i search the
icons, thinking i must've missed it. but there is no windows update icon
there, i promise you.

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
>
> The balloon message is pointing at the windows update icon in the
> systray. Click on that icon; it doesn't matter if the balloon is still
> there or not.
>

 
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jils
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      12-23-2005
ah yes, that makes more sense. i can believe that!

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> Welcome to the wide world of Microsoft.
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      12-23-2005
jils <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

|>my windows (xp) updates are set to automatic, so occasionally a small
|>reminder message appears in the lower right hand corner, saying windows
|>updates are ready to install, click here ...
|>
|>if i'm not quick enough to "click here", the reminder slides down behind
|>the taksbar, leaving no trace.
|>
|>how can i find these updates and install them, except by waiting for the
|>reminder to appear again?
|>
|>please help, this is frustrating!

In the Control Panel, open Auto updates

At the bottom if you click on "offer updates again..." you might get
another chance.

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