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Windows 8 update not selected to install


JeffL

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Why are some of the "Important" Windows 8 updates not automatically selected for installation?

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Hello Jeff,

No matter what your Windows Update settings are, some updates aren't installed automatically. This includes optional updates and updates that require you to accept new terms of use. In addition, some updates are required to be installed before others, so some may not be automatically selected until the others that were already automatically selected are installed first.

It's usually best to only install the updates that are selected by default to avoid any possible installation conflicts, then go back and finish installing any other available updates after the first batch are finished installing.

Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Hope this helps. :)
 

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I thought I posted a follow up question yesterday, but I don't see it, so I'll try again.

I looked at my update history, and found that the unselected update had actually been successfully installed a few days earlier :confused:

It's still showing up as an unselected, important update. What's up with that?

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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 x64-based Systems - July 2013 (KB890830)

Installation date: ‎7/‎11/‎2013 7:14 AM

Installation status: Succeeded

Update type: Important

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

More information:
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running supported versions of Windows

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My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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