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Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... Find Us Driver Talent New Driver, New Life Home Utilities Driver Talent Driver Talent for Network Card Drivers Store Resource Support Order FAQ Product User Manual Tech FAQ Retrieve Registration Now I wonder if I saw an update notice associated with the stupid new icon and said, "Nope. Yes, once I did what you suggested, the Windows Update immediately showed up in the Notification area. his comment is here

For instance, I intentionally have Automatic Updates and the Windows Firewall disabled on one of my systems, and every day Windows Vista finds it necessary to bring this to my attention. I have looked through all the settings and group policies but can find nothing to correct this. It also provides an option to automatically start it with Windows. I don't know if changing the display option from "Show Icon and Notifications" to "Only show notifications" would be the answer.

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If a notification were to be displayed, this is suppressed if the user is doing something important, especially when a user watching a movie or playing a game, or in the Someone on the Bleepingcomputer forum suggested a 'small, handy app. "Windows Update Notifier"  https://wun.codeplex.com/' intended for Windows 8 but works on Windows 7 - has anyone tried it? Regarding the W10 rollout updates and the W7 (& 8.1?) WU notification issues that appear to affect numerous machines, my guess is that the notification issue is a result of unintended consequences So I was hoping this works for Win 7 x64 SP1 and might try it out.

Win 7 on Medion Akoya i3 laptop Back to top #5 CodeSmasha CodeSmasha Banned 524 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:04:02 AM Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:47 PM The reason Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on older, Pentium 4 desktop. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Inspiron 580 OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit CPU Intel Core i5-760 @ 2.80 ghz Motherboard Dell OC2KJT / Intel PCH H57 Memory Windows Update Notification Windows 10 Actually I've gotten in the habit of manually running a check for updates every few hours or so.

See also: (listed updates) https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-nov UPDATE: November 2014 Updates - MSRC - Site Home - TechNet Blogs Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You Windows Update Notification Icon Missing Windows 7 I'm not falling for that Win10 update trick. Did the page load quickly? Sounds suspicious - particularly since my update notifications seem to have ceased after that date!

Reading the small print it looks as if my antiquated laptop couldn't run Windows 10 anyway (missing drivers, too little hard disk space, out-of-date version of Internet Explorer (it's allergic to Windows Update Notification Email Scoop8 Rootkit Eradicator19 Reg: 28-Nov-2012 Posts: 441 Solutions: 5 Kudos: 167 Kudos0 Re: Windows Update Tray Notification not working Posted: 07-Oct-2015 | 6:30AM • Permalink Thanks for the input.  It would You can directly launch it by double-clicking on its EXE file. My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop OS The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft Cata View Public Profile Find More Posts by Cata 08 May 2011 #7 TheReaper Windows 7

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In the notification overflow area, if I click on customize, I can sometimes see the icon there with a gray description "downloading x% complete. But thought I'd give it a go now. Windows Update Icon Missing From System Tray It was more like a sizable install / uninstall. Windows Update Icon Missing From Control Panel Andrea.

Reboot Your ComputerYes, reboot your computer again. this content Look for the update numbers: KB 2952664 (likely for Windows 7), KB 2976978 (likely for Windows 8.1) and KB 3035583 (both for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1). Thread link : Windows Update Icon Not Appearing in System Tray Back to top #15 jargos jargos Members 634 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Sydney Australia Local time:05:02 AM Posted 19 September gl So I've had the same problem on a desktop 8.1 pro (x64) ever since installing. Windows Update Notification Tool

By checking "Give Me Recommended Updates the Same Way I Receive Important Updates" means that it will automatically download the updates for you and then notifying you if you want to Windows 7x64 Home Premium OEM Ver / MoBo: ASUS P7P55D-E / CPU: Intel i5-650 / RAM: 16 Gb Corsair DDR3 Scoop8 Rootkit Eradicator19 Reg: 28-Nov-2012 Posts: 441 Solutions: 5 Kudos: 167 Has any one come up with a similar function for Windows 10? weblink Now I just run Update manually every few days to see if there's anything new - but I'm worried I might miss something vital and urgent.

If we don't log off or restart our computer system frequently, if we always hibernate our system and if we have set Windows to automatically log into our user account without Windows 7 Update Notification Now the issue is, will that Icon always remain there. VG ^^ That workaround is to enable message display in Task Scheduler: http://www.askvg.com/fix-cant-create-tasks-to-display-messages-in-windows-8-task-scheduler/ Andrea Borman @ VG, Thanks I did try that to set Task scheduler to display the reminder message

After I select updates to install, it first does a download ...

Andrea Borman Hey VG, You said there was also a work around to make Windows Update display notifications in taskbar on Windows 8 by using Task Scheduler but when I clicked It might take up to a few hours to receive the notification. Check the box “Temporary Installation Files” --- about 5.8 GB, and click OK. Windows Update Icon Missing From Control Panel Windows 7 What's the use of the option if it doesn't notify us?

Sometimes the gray description is there without any icon above or to the left of it. It never notifies me about new updates and I always have to manually check for updates using Windows Update main window. We appreciate your feedback. check over here I'm starting to waver about trying a MS "fixit" download for this since I'm getting used to my workaround WU check addition now in my "login" script.

Regarding the WU Tray notification issue, it appears to have appeared around the 2nd week of August.  There have been numerous W7/8.1 updates released since that time with some W7/8.1 machines, VG ^^ Yeah. Windows 7x64 Home Premium OEM Ver / MoBo: ASUS P7P55D-E / CPU: Intel i5-650 / RAM: 16 Gb Corsair DDR3 Me Too0 Last Comment Replies F 4 E Guru Norton Fighter25 Back to top #6 jargos jargos Members 634 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Sydney Australia Local time:05:02 AM Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:58 PM I don't think so.

But don’t mind too much if you can’t. The Windows Update Icon is no longer in the Notification Area Your theory is interesting about the recent WU issue as it relates to the W10 rollout, specifically, the "persuasion" theory Looks like it's another Wed-Sat of reading the 'net buzz about WU's before installing. Or, even better, maybe Microsoft will fix this glaring oversight!

Haven't installed any updates for a month, but the icon disappeared a week ago.