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Vanishing WU notification

Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:34 pm

I was wondering why I didn't get the usual Windows Update notification in my System Tray this month (Windows 7). So I went into Windows Update and sure enough, there were 185 megs of updates, sitting there just waiting for me, all from earlier in the month. There was also a single Hotfix that never showed up either that must have appeared sometime before the September regular update release. I did some Googling and found this:

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showth ... ystem-Tray

It seems that the icon has disappeared since the August Update and that's why no notifications have appeared since, at least for some people. Anyone here also notice this and has it been fixed with the September Update cycle, which I just performed, or do I have to wait until October to see if it works again?

The posters recommend uninstalling KB3065987, but I don't even have that one installed and it sounds like things don't go well if you do uninstall it. The theory is that MS messed around with the WU icon because of their attempts to upgrade everyone to Win 10 (no, I'm not going to upgrade this machine to Win 10 in the foreseeable future) in August and screwed up the notification for Win 7 users. I DO happen to have KB3075851 installed, which was maybe supposed to fix some issue with KB3065987, but since I don't have that one installed, I wonder if that's causing the problem? If MS doesn't fix things, I'm going to have to manually check for windows updates once a week from now on. :x

A note to anyone who's not in love with MS telemetry gathering. It appears that MS pushed what was an optional update last month, KB3083324, to an important update THIS month, so everyone now has it. It may be one of those clandestine MS telemetry spyware updates. But MS isn't saying. :wink:
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by Spidey » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:57 pm

Yea, I lost notifications on both of my online machines. I chalk it up to MS trying to screw up people’s Win 7 installs, leaving them no choice but to upgrade.
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by CDN_Merlin » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:57 am

I just checked my Win 7 and I had 2 updates plus Win 10.
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:25 pm

There are new updates listed today. Notification icon still not showing in Win 7. Stupid Microsoft. :x
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by Foil » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:41 am

One of the nice things about my Windows Home Server 2011 setup at home is that it has a system-health alert for every machine attached to it.

This morning after the monthly MS update cycle, I had a "[machine] has updates available" alert for every one of my Windows boxes.
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Well, that's just ducky. I have to manually "check" all 3 of my machines. Why can't Microsoft get it's act together? I don't even think they realize that they broke the damned icon in Windows 7 when they updated the looks of the little booger for Windows 10. If you start the update process and when it appears in the system tray, you WILL notice that they changed it's appearance, which was sometime last August or September I believe.
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Re: Vanishing WU notification

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:33 pm

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