windows updates. icon hides!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jils, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. jils

    jils Guest

    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!
    jils, Dec 23, 2005
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  2. 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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    -Warning: I brake for lawn deer
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 23, 2005
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  3. jils

    Book End Guest

    "jils" <> wrote in message
    news:43ab8ec9$0$18198$...
    > 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.
    Book End, Dec 23, 2005
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  4. 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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    on mousepad. Partition scan in progress to remove offending
    incompatible products. Reactivate MS software.
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    Walter Mautner, Dec 23, 2005
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  5. jils

    jils Guest

    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.
    >
    jils, Dec 23, 2005
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  6. jils

    jils Guest

    ah yes, that makes more sense. i can believe that!

    Book End wrote:

    >
    > Welcome to the wide world of Microsoft.
    >
    >
    jils, Dec 23, 2005
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  7. jils

    Trax Guest

    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!

    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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    Trax, Dec 23, 2005
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