How can I avoid constant reminders to install Explorer 7?


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MaryL

I now get constant reminders that updates are ready for my computer. I do
not want Internet Explorer 7. Is there any way to delete that message and
yet retain reminders for other downloads? If I check do not install, the
update is not installed -- but then I left with the yellow shield and a
reminder to install updates.

I am using Win XP-Home Edition and IE 6.0

Thanks,
MaryL
 
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gsjutla

Set the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\7.0
Key value name: DoNotAllowIE70

Key is not defined Distribution is not blocked.
0 Distribution is not blocked.
1 Distribution is blocked.
 
M

MaryL

MaryL said:
I now get constant reminders that updates are ready for my computer. I do
not want Internet Explorer 7. Is there any way to delete that message and
yet retain reminders for other downloads? If I check do not install, the
update is not installed -- but then I left with the yellow shield and a
reminder to install updates.

I am using Win XP-Home Edition and IE 6.0

Thanks,
MaryL

After posting this question, I discovered a similar question (and a response
from PA) within the thread on Windows Live One Care. I attempted to follow
the instructions but was not able to follow through on the entire process.
After typing in services.msc, deleting the contents of Download folder,
scanning for updates, making sure that IE 7 was not checked, etc. -- at that
point, some of the information differed from what I tried to follow in PA
Bear's message. I tried twice to re-start the Automatic Updates service,
but "start" was grayed-out each time. I did go to Control Panel, and it is
set for "notify me but don't automatically download or install them." That
is what I want, but it does seem as if I skipped a step. On the other hand,
the yellow shield did disappear from the taskbar.

Have I missed something, or does this indicate that the IE 7 reference
should be "gone for good"?

Thanks,
MaryL
 
P

PA Bear

MaryL said:
After posting this question, I discovered a similar question (and a
response
from PA) within the thread on Windows Live One Care. I attempted to
follow
the instructions but was not able to follow through on the entire process.
After typing in services.msc, deleting the contents of Download folder,
scanning for updates, making sure that IE 7 was not checked, etc. -- at
that
point, some of the information differed from what I tried to follow in PA
Bear's message. I tried twice to re-start the Automatic Updates service,
but "start" was grayed-out each time. I did go to Control Panel, and it
is
set for "notify me but don't automatically download or install them."
That
is what I want, but it does seem as if I skipped a step. On the other
hand,
the yellow shield did disappear from the taskbar.

Have I missed something, or does this indicate that the IE 7 reference
should be "gone for good"?

Start > Run > (type in) cmd > [OK]

In the resulting Command window, type:

sc config wuauserv start= auto [ENTER]

sc start wuauserv [ENTER]

Close the Command window & reboot.
 
M

MaryL

PA Bear said:
MaryL said:
After posting this question, I discovered a similar question (and a
response
from PA) within the thread on Windows Live One Care. I attempted to
follow
the instructions but was not able to follow through on the entire
process.
After typing in services.msc, deleting the contents of Download folder,
scanning for updates, making sure that IE 7 was not checked, etc. -- at
that
point, some of the information differed from what I tried to follow in PA
Bear's message. I tried twice to re-start the Automatic Updates service,
but "start" was grayed-out each time. I did go to Control Panel, and it
is
set for "notify me but don't automatically download or install them."
That
is what I want, but it does seem as if I skipped a step. On the other
hand,
the yellow shield did disappear from the taskbar.

Have I missed something, or does this indicate that the IE 7 reference
should be "gone for good"?

Start > Run > (type in) cmd > [OK]

In the resulting Command window, type:

sc config wuauserv start= auto [ENTER]

sc start wuauserv [ENTER]

Close the Command window & reboot.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/

Thanks for the information. I have followed your advice on several
occasions, and it has always been excellent. However, can you explain what
I would be doing by entering this information? It is meaningless to me, and
I would like to understand what I am doing.

Thanks,
MaryL
 
P

PA Bear

MaryL said:
I now get constant reminders that updates are ready for my computer. I
do
not want Internet Explorer 7. Is there any way to delete that message
and
yet retain reminders for other downloads? If I check do not install,
the
update is not installed -- but then I left with the yellow shield and a
reminder to install updates.

I am using Win XP-Home Edition and IE 6.0

After posting this question, I discovered a similar question (and a
response
from PA) within the thread on Windows Live One Care. I attempted to
follow
the instructions but was not able to follow through on the entire
process.
After typing in services.msc, deleting the contents of Download folder,
scanning for updates, making sure that IE 7 was not checked, etc. -- at
that
point, some of the information differed from what I tried to follow in
PA
Bear's message. I tried twice to re-start the Automatic Updates
service,
but "start" was grayed-out each time. I did go to Control Panel, and it
is
set for "notify me but don't automatically download or install them."
That
is what I want, but it does seem as if I skipped a step. On the other
hand,
the yellow shield did disappear from the taskbar.

Have I missed something, or does this indicate that the IE 7 reference
should be "gone for good"?

Start > Run > (type in) cmd > [OK]

In the resulting Command window, type:

sc config wuauserv start= auto [ENTER]

sc start wuauserv [ENTER]

Close the Command window & reboot.
--
Thanks for the information. I have followed your advice on several
occasions, and it has always been excellent. However, can you explain
what
I would be doing by entering this information? It is meaningless to me,
and
I would like to understand what I am doing.

You will be (1) making sure that the Automatic Updates service loads at boot
[just a safety precaution] and then (2) making sure that the Automatic
Updates service is running now.

Rebooting should confirm that (1) worked.
 
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MaryL

PA Bear said:
MaryL wrote:
Start > Run > (type in) cmd > [OK]

In the resulting Command window, type:

sc config wuauserv start= auto [ENTER]

sc start wuauserv [ENTER]

Close the Command window & reboot.
--
Thanks for the information. I have followed your advice on several
occasions, and it has always been excellent. However, can you explain
what
I would be doing by entering this information? It is meaningless to me,
and
I would like to understand what I am doing.

You will be (1) making sure that the Automatic Updates service loads at
boot [just a safety precaution] and then (2) making sure that the
Automatic Updates service is running now.

Rebooting should confirm that (1) worked.

Okay, I'll do it. Thanks for the help!

MaryL
 
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P

PA Bear

MaryL said:
PA Bear said:
MaryL wrote:
Start > Run > (type in) cmd > [OK]

In the resulting Command window, type:

sc config wuauserv start= auto [ENTER]

sc start wuauserv [ENTER]

Close the Command window & reboot.
--
Thanks for the information. I have followed your advice on several
occasions, and it has always been excellent. However, can you explain
what
I would be doing by entering this information? It is meaningless to me,
and
I would like to understand what I am doing.

You will be (1) making sure that the Automatic Updates service loads at
boot [just a safety precaution] and then (2) making sure that the
Automatic Updates service is running now.

Rebooting should confirm that (1) worked.

Okay, I'll do it. Thanks for the help!

YW.

NB: It's not necessarily wise to follow advice given in a reply to someone
else's thread.
 

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