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Notify me but don't automatically download or install them: Windows Update will check for new updates from Microsoft, and let you know about them, but they won't be downloaded and installed until you say so.
Turn off Automatic Updates: This option completely disables Windows Update in Windows XP.
easy depends on how Windows Update is configured to download and apply updates.
When you first turned on your new computer or were finishing your Windows operating system install, you told Windows Update how you wanted it to act - a little more automatic or a little more manual.
If your original decision isn't working out, or you need to change how it works to avoid repeating an auto-update issue, like what happens on some Patch Tuesdays, you can simply adjust how Windows receives and installs updates.
Depending on your version of Windows, this could mean downloading but not installing the updates, notifying you but not downloading them, or even disabling Windows Update completely.
Windows Update is more an online service than an integrated part of Windows XP, but the update Here are more details on what those four choices actually mean for your Windows Update experience in Windows XP: Automatic (recommended): Windows Update will automatically check for, download, and install updates, with no input from you needed.
Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them: Updates will be checked for, and downloaded, from Microsoft's servers, but they won't be installed until you manually approve them.
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Participating in the program helps speed up the Windows Update process in Windows 10.