I have just got a laptop from my brother (used) and made a 'minimum image' restore. I made all the windows updates for 'windows 8 single Languge x64' by 'check for updates, download them but let me decide to install'. As PROs advice, i never used IE and disabled it. Now i want to get updates for other microsoft products as well, but it seems impossible to register for that without using IE . When i go to 'Control Panel/Windows Update' settings and click on the link below 'Get updates for other Microsoft products FIND OUT MORE', nothing happens and update settings keep on saying 'you get updates for windows only'. i am a normal home user and looking for some alternative to register for Microsoft Updates ( regedit/ gpo/VBS etc.) other than using IE . i am deeply concerned for stable/best solution.
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Apart from that, i want to ask what if i enable IE for a moment or two and get registered for Microsoft Updates and then disable it again forever ? would i be getting windows & microsoft updates , normally ?
Please suggest me appropriately.
Thanks & Regards,