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Re: Windows Update

Post by Firebird » 18 Jan 2018, 10:07

John,
It is the same as W10 in that it should be running and automatic startup.
The logon might be different on W10 it is set to Local Service with your windows password.
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Re: Windows Update

Post by Redtail » 18 Jan 2018, 10:50

John,
As I said before am still not sure if I am working correctly yet.However my service settings are
Status; Blank.Startup Type: Manual, Log on As:Local Service.
I hope that may help you.
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Re: Windows Update

Post by John Young » 18 Jan 2018, 11:40

Steve's settings make sense, but I don't think they are right, at least for Windows 7. Mark's settings, I've seen in an article I found on the net and I think are correct, but don't make sense to me if Windows Time isn't running, unless it's triggered by a program when needed.

Could some body provide a third set of readings please?

John

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Re: Windows Update

Post by hschuit » 18 Jan 2018, 11:53

I have: Status= Stopped, Startup Type= Manual, Log on As= This Account - Local Service.

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Re: Windows Update

Post by John Young » 18 Jan 2018, 14:30

Many thanks. I'll run with that.

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Re: Windows Update

Post by mikewmac » 18 Jan 2018, 15:13

John,

We have 3 PC's and a Laptop on our home network running Windows 7, 2 with W7 Pro and 2 with W7 Home. The Windows Time service on all 4 has Status: Blank, Startup Type: Manual and Log on As: Local Service.

All 4 are setup to notify us when updates are available and let us choose which ones to download and install. We have never had a lapse in receiving update notifications, downloading them and installing them. Included in these updates are those for Windows 7, other MS software that we use and software from other suppliers that we use. However, we have seen less Windows 7 updates, but the updates for other software seem to be at the same level.

Hope this helps.
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    Re: Windows Update

    Post by John Young » 18 Jan 2018, 15:34

    Thanks Mike. I certainly have 20 or so Office 2010 updates notified. Just wish I could download them and install them automatically.

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    Re: Windows Update

    Post by mikewmac » 18 Jan 2018, 17:05

    John Young wrote:
    18 Jan 2018, 15:34
    Thanks Mike. I certainly have 20 or so Office 2010 updates notified. Just wish I could download them and install them automatically.

    John

    John,

    On my relatively old laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, I have intermittently experienced very long update download and install times to the point where occasionally they never finish. I usually wait a day or so and open Windows Update manualy and try again.

    I'm now attempting to come up to speed on the Meltdown and Spectre problems with OS's, Browsers and Firmware and as a result just finished assuring that all our Windows 7 machines already had the special registry key present that assures any Windows Updates included in the Security Monthly Quality Rollups for Windows 7 64 bit Systems that address these will both function and not cause any BSOD's. Fortunately all of ours did and we have not experienced any slowdowns or BSOD's so far.
      Mike M.

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