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Microsoft Windows XP Professional Media Centre update issue.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by R. Ganesan, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. R. Ganesan

    R. Ganesan Flightless Bird

    Dear Sir,

    I have created two accounts on my own desktop PC (not networked) one with
    administrator rights and the other one with limited rights. I wish to
    download windows auto updates with my account with limited rights. Is it
    possible and if so, how to proceed with?

    Thanking you and expecting your replies,

    Yours sincerely,
    R. GANESAN.
     
  2. ybS2okj

    ybS2okj Flightless Bird

    No you can't use Microsoft's update programs (Windows Update OR Microsoft
    Update) unless you have administrator rights. You could set your system to
    automatically download updates for you (but need to be an administrator to
    do this) and either install them automatically or lets you choose when to
    install them. Personally, updates are becoming a joke and if you have SP3 I
    wouldn't worry about other updates post SP3.

    There are third party programs you can use to download all updates and save
    on to a flash drive but you need to install these programs before you can
    use them. For example try Windows Updates downloader or AutoPatcher.
    Google for these.

    hth
    <PS: Unknown -- unknown@unknown.kom is a cheat and a convicted thief. Do
    not trust him>


    "R. Ganesan" <R. Ganesan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:001779A2-3DF9-48EE-9D15-34F62DE841C1@microsoft.com...
    > Dear Sir,
    >
    > I have created two accounts on my own desktop PC (not networked) one with
    > administrator rights and the other one with limited rights. I wish to
    > download windows auto updates with my account with limited rights. Is it
    > possible and if so, how to proceed with?
    >
    > Thanking you and expecting your replies,
    >
    > Yours sincerely,
    > R. GANESAN.
     
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "R. Ganesan" wrote:

    > Dear Sir,
    >
    > I have created two accounts on my own desktop PC (not networked) one with
    > administrator rights and the other one with limited rights. I wish to
    > download windows auto updates with my account with limited rights. Is it
    > possible and if so, how to proceed with?
    >
    > Thanking you and expecting your replies,
    >
    > Yours sincerely,
    > R. GANESAN.


    Go to Control Panel open Automatic Updates. Set Automatic Updates to
    "automatically download and install updates" and click the apply button.
    Updates will now download and install whenever the computer is connected to
    the internet and new updates are available. I don't think it matters which
    account is being used; the updates will download and install in the
    background while the machine is running.
     
  4. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Mark Adams wrote:
    >
    > "R. Ganesan" wrote:
    >
    >> Dear Sir,
    >>
    >> I have created two accounts on my own desktop PC (not networked) one with
    >> administrator rights and the other one with limited rights. I wish to
    >> download windows auto updates with my account with limited rights. Is it
    >> possible and if so, how to proceed with?
    >>
    >> Thanking you and expecting your replies,
    >>
    >> Yours sincerely,
    >> R. GANESAN.

    >
    > Go to Control Panel open Automatic Updates. Set Automatic Updates to
    > "automatically download and install updates" and click the apply button.
    > Updates will now download and install whenever the computer is connected to
    > the internet and new updates are available. I don't think it matters which
    > account is being used; the updates will download and install in the
    > background while the machine is running.


    Which is about the stupidest way to install updates. For example, you
    want to disable your AV resident scan before installing *anything*,
    including updates. If Outlook is being updated in the background and
    you're using Outlook at the same time ... think, man, think! MS LIES
    when they say you can continue working while the updates are being
    installed.

    --
    Alias
     
  5. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:hm3old$ug8$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> typed:

    >> I don't think it matters which account is being used; the updates will
    >> download and install in the background while the machine is running.

    >
    > Which is about the stupidest way to install updates. For example, you
    > want to disable your AV resident scan before installing *anything*,
    > including updates. If Outlook is being updated in the background and
    > you're using Outlook at the same time ... think, man, think! MS LIES
    > when they say you can continue working while the updates are being
    > installed.


    Agreed.

    I don't trust Billy-Boy to install anything on my computers without my
    knowledge, and then only when I am prepared for any such updates. He won't
    even tell us the nature of the updates or the bug fixes, just generic crap
    such as "Windows Media Update" etc. ... he thinks the world is too stupid to
    need to know such things.

    I have many times made the checkbox decision to NOT install the "Malicious
    Software Removal Tool" and don't remind me again, yet each time it
    auto-selects that piece of garbage ... if updates were automated then it
    would install it, destroying my port scanning and probing tools that I use
    for security checks on the LAN.
     
  6. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Greg Russell" wrote:

    > In news:hm3old$ug8$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    > Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> typed:
    >
    > >> I don't think it matters which account is being used; the updates will
    > >> download and install in the background while the machine is running.

    > >
    > > Which is about the stupidest way to install updates. For example, you
    > > want to disable your AV resident scan before installing *anything*,
    > > including updates. If Outlook is being updated in the background and
    > > you're using Outlook at the same time ... think, man, think! MS LIES
    > > when they say you can continue working while the updates are being
    > > installed.

    >
    > Agreed.
    >
    > I don't trust Billy-Boy to install anything on my computers without my
    > knowledge, and then only when I am prepared for any such updates. He won't
    > even tell us the nature of the updates or the bug fixes, just generic crap
    > such as "Windows Media Update" etc. ... he thinks the world is too stupid to
    > need to know such things.
    >
    > I have many times made the checkbox decision to NOT install the "Malicious
    > Software Removal Tool" and don't remind me again, yet each time it
    > auto-selects that piece of garbage ... if updates were automated then it
    > would install it, destroying my port scanning and probing tools that I use
    > for security checks on the LAN.
    >
    >


    Greg, I understand your reasoning. I don't and never will manage a LAN in a
    business environment, so I have no experience with that. I just manage my own
    self built computers. The only update I have ever rejected was for my Canon
    printer on my Vista media center. The OP is talking about a media center
    also; I'm pretty sure not in a business environment. I have never had a
    problem with any of the Microsoft updates, and the OP probably won't either.
    We've all seen what happened to ANGELKISSES, but she already had a rootkit on
    her machine and the update broke the rootkit, not Windows.

    Alias, I don't disagree with you; afterall I learned about WGA from reading
    your rants about it on these newsgroups! That's why I set Automatic Updates
    on my computers to notify only--- don't want no F'n WGA on my machines. On
    the other hand, most people buy a preinstalled machine and AU is already
    turned on and they never know about WGA or have a problem with it; (my
    brother and sister for two) As for disabling the AV scanner prior installing,
    probably good advice. I've never disabled mine and have never had a problem
    with any update. For Service Packs, I do download the ISO, burn to disk and
    install from "clean boot" state. Never had a problem (XP, Vista). I don't
    have experience with Outlook updating while it's running. What has happened
    to your machines?
     

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