what programs are required to update windows 7?

Far as I can tell, to update windoze 7 requires that the automatic update tool be allowed to access and run. What other services and processes MUST be allowed 'net access to allow windoze 7 automatic update to work? (Why can't we be allowed to update w/o having all this auto-stuff on?)
 

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You can get the updates manually then install them

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Let me answer your question with one of my own:

Are ALL of the following updates listed in View Installed Updates (not Update History)?

    • KB2479943, KB2482017, KB2485376, KB2393802, KB2479628, KB2524375, KB2454826 [and possibly KB976932]

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Windows 7 Update options.. in easy to follow 'text and pictures'..

http://windows.about.com/od/windowsforbeginners/ss/SBSWin7AutoUpdate.htm 

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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-snip- View Installed Updates (not Update History)?

 KB2479943, KB2482017, KB2485376, KB2393802, KB2479628 are installed. Not installed are KB2524375, KB2454826 [and possibly KB976932].


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That's a nice example. What I seek is a method to easily show all installed updates and a way to easily search them. Using View Installed Updates then being forced to eyeball a KB number in a list of SEVENTY KB-patches is absurd. Does 70 KB patches not add to the system overhead? Please excuse my GRRR, it just seems illogical all around.

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...KB2524375, KB2454826 [and] KB976932 [are not installed.]


Of those 3 updates, I'm only concerned about KB2524375 right now. 

See...

  • How can I tell if my computer is up to date?
     http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/How-can-I-tell-if-my-computer-is-up-to-date

Run a manual check for updates (right now) and see if KB2524375 is offered and will successfully install. [1] If it's offered but does not install, you should see an error number associated with the failure (e.g., 0x80004005). Post this error number in a reply to this post.

Note: If KB976932 and/or Internet Explorer 9 is offered, please do NOT install it/them, but just hide it/them for now.

   • HOW TO Hide an Update or Restore a Hidden Update
     http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24376-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates.html

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[1] If KB2454826 is offered, you can install that one.

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Hm, hang on, trying to work out a new error (windowsupdate_80240025) and a surprise fix? This scares me: "Method B: Make sure that Windows Firewall is turned on, and temporarily disable third-party firewalls." Like that's going to happen in my lifetime. This is illogical.

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0x80240025 - WU_E_USER_ACCESS_DISABLED
User access to Windows Update is prevented by Group Policy setting

You may be seeing the effects of a hijackware infection, not a Group Policy setting.

Please answer all of the following diagnostic questions by number in your very next reply (no need to quote this post):

1. Did Win7 come preinstalled on the computer when you bought it, did you do a clean install of Win7, or did you upgrade from Vista to Win7?

   • Is my PC running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit

2. Is it a Win7 64-bit computer?

3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?  What third-party firewall (if any)?

4. Has a(nother) Norton application or a McAfee application ever been installed on the computer?

5. Did a Norton free-trial or a McAfee free-trial [pick one] come preinstalled on the computer when you bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.)

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Built to my specs in 2/11 64-bit Windoze OS installed on a new system by Central Computers technician (as per my request). System reveals "64-bit OS." This PC runs no anti-virus. It does run Zonealarm and Online Armor at the same time, connects via a cable modem via a router. The only browser allowed to run is Firefox (of course latest version) and solely for email Opera (not the latest version tyvm).

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Only one (1) firewall should be installed & loading at boot.

That being said, you may be seeing the effects of a hijackware infection since you don't have an anti-virus application installed.

   • Protect your new computer before you go online
      http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/protect-pc.aspx

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