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    Default Force windows updates to install after download?

    Windows XP Home SP3

    I have windows updates set to "ask me when to download and install"

    They download fine but sometimes it takes several reboots and waiting a long time before the tray icon comes up asking me to install them.

    I don't know if this is by design but it's bloody annoying.

    Is there any command I can run to force the downloaded updates to start installing?

    I want to be able to install them BEFORE I restart so I don't have to waste time restarting AGAIN for the updates.
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    Default Re: Force windows updates to install after download?

    Go to the site or get them manually then install them. Some updates do require a reboot, and more than 1 update may / will require a certain update / file to be installed for others to actually install. Thats probably why they dont install all at the same time. And why you need to reboot in between

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    Default Re: Force windows updates to install after download?

    That's the thing though, NONE of them install.

    The icon comes up, tells me the download percentage, when it gets to 100% the icon goes away and that's that.

    There's no telling when it will come back and say "updates are ready to be installed"
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