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Mele20
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reply to dp

Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for December 11, 2012

Which Service for Win 8 is "Windows Update Installer"?

I downloaded all updates I need from Microsoft Download Center and saved them to disk. Now I am ready to install them. I clicked on the first one and got an error message that the service "Windows Update Installer" is disabled and installation cannot proceed.

I have "BITS" and "Windows Update Service" disabled in Services. Neither of those is Windows Update Installer. I manually started Windows Installer and Windows Modules Installer. But I still get the error.

I do NOT want to use Windows Update ...EVER. So, how do I install these patches that I downloaded and stored? If Microsoft is forcing one to use Windows Update, then what is the point in having Microsoft Download Center? I never got errors like this with XP Pro. I have always used Microsoft Download Center to get patches. So, that is no longer allowed? I never had to use Windows Updates to get the patches on XP or Vista.
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siljaline
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fwiw Mele20 See Profile disabling BITS Services, etc, may have been OK under an XP Scenario.
Best guess, short of downloading the stand-alone installers, would be to enable these services when you need to fetch these updates.
If I am understanding you correctly.


Mele20
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I have the updates downloaded to disk and ready to install. I can't install them. That is the problem. The Windows Update Standalone installer won't run. I just enabled BITS but the installer still won't run.

I am vaguely recalling now threads in this forum a year or so ago about this issue and something about how Microsoft was now forcing everyone to use Windows Update even if they got the patches from Microsoft download center as I did. I think I recall saying I was happy that I no longer could get patches (because I was using Service Pack 2 not 3 for XP) and when I could still get patches for XP there was no forcing Windows Update on users.

I had forgotten about this. But now I am remembering. What I don't understand is if you have to turn on Windows Updates in order to install the updates you have manually gotten from Microsoft Download Center and saved on your hard drive then why does Microsoft Download Center exist? What is the point of it if the user is still forced to use Windows Update?

Is there another Microsoft installer I can use that is not dependent on Windows Update being enabled?
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FFH
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Why the paranoid hatred of Windows Update? It can be run in a manual mode and not just automatic update mode?


Mele20
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It won't stay in manual mode.

WGA. No one could possibly want to use WU after the crap Microsoft pulled with WGA and WGA Notification. I am not and never have been a pirate. Microsoft accused me and all XP users of being pirates and forced WGA and WGA Notification.