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What was this update ? installed without permission.

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    What was this update ? installed without permission.


    Spotted this by pure chance just now while looking in reliability monitor. On the 13th of this month it shows an update called "Bing Sports". As I have Windows update set to notify only this should not have happened. This update does not show in the Windows Update history or in installed updates.

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I do believe thats the app for the Sports live tile, which if I remember correctly will update itself automatically when the app gets updated by Microsoft.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    LovingWindows is correct Microsoft rebranded Sports, Travel, News, etc. from Bing ... to MSN ...
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    That sounds very plausible... I don't have any sports tiles or apps active though, just weather and news. So perhaps all these apps update regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    That sounds very plausible... I don't have any sports tiles or apps active though, just weather and news. So perhaps all these apps update regardless.
    They remain installed even if you unpin them from start screen and will continue to get updated automatically.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    If you have Windows 8 or 8.1, you have those app's. They're pre-installed w/Windows. Mail, News, Health & Fitness, Finance (now called Money), Travel, Sports, Music and Videos are all pre-installed modern app's. All are now called MSN ..., except Music and Videos. The Music and Videos apps, along with Games are branded Xbox apps.
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    Thanks for the explanations folks. Lol, I only use two out of all the installed apps.
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