Windows update and Microsoft update - question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rob, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    For some reason I have never really noticed it but under the Windows Update
    settings box in Vista, I see a section at the bottom called Update Service
    with an option to select "Use Microsoft Update".

    I searched online and it sounds like if one has, say, Office 2007 then using
    MSFT Update is the way to go as it will also search for updates to Office as
    well as Windows in one centralised process.

    My question is; having the service to use MSFT Update enabled, does it
    affect the other settings in Windows Update, such as when to install updates
    or whether to just notify of update(s) availability and manually select and
    install them?
    Rob, Jun 7, 2007
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    Terry R. Guest

    On 6/7/2007 3:38 PM On a whim, Rob pounded out on the keyboard
    Hi Rob,

    This should answer your question:

    Terry R.

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    Terry R., Jun 7, 2007
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  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Thanks Terry.

    So it sounds like Microsoft Update works through Windows Update if the
    latter is enabled. So any settings I have will still be valid.
    Rob, Jun 8, 2007
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    Mick Guest

    "Microsoft Update", as opposed to windows update was brought out ages ago in
    XP; it is not something new.
    All you had to do to get it in XP, was to ascertain if your Windows XP was
    Mick, Jun 8, 2007
  5. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Thanks Mick,

    I didn't know about it when I had XP. In Vista the option is right there
    under the Windows Update window. I've enabled it and it ran some ActiveX
    thingy and seems to work - I got Office 2007 updates through it. I was just
    curious how Microsoft Update interacted, if at all, with Windows Update and
    how my settings under the latter would be affected.
    Rob, Jun 8, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    It doesn't change your settings.
    Rock, Jun 9, 2007
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