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pulling hair out
26-08-2004, 08:45 AM
A balloon appeared on my taskbar stating "updates are ready for your computer. Click here to start downloading."

I want to put SP2 on by disk from PC World.

Will this Icon in my taskbar remain there if I turn computer off and then on again?

Don't want to accidentally hit it and start it downloading.


26-08-2004, 08:56 AM
Turn automatic updates OFF.

My Computer/right mouse button/properties/Automatic updates.

YES. It will appear again once you reboot. If this option is enabled.

pulling hair out
26-08-2004, 09:19 AM
Thanks Spacemannz

Wasn't ready for that little surprise this morning.
Want to use recovery disk to take computer back to way it was when I first started before installing XP2, but on the other hand, if I have problems with some of my older programs will stay with XP1.


26-08-2004, 09:25 AM
System restore might work . Well if its stopped updating now, and most of SP2 didnt install, (which I doubt it, isnt it 70 or 92mb) the automatic updates?? I spose it would have done it if you were on broadbank or hispeed.

I wouldnt worry about it. It has to install fully, before it does any changes. And if it doesnt say XP Service Pack 2 in add / remove programs it hasnt done any major changes yet.

pulling hair out
26-08-2004, 10:48 AM
Hi Spacemannz

Turned off automatic updates in Controls and now the icon re: updates has gone.

Checked add/remove programs and there is no mention of XP Service Pack 2.

Glad you were going thru the posts when I made my query. thanks.


26-08-2004, 11:35 AM
No worries HTH :)