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  • Greetings mighty minds.

    In the only question of this type I saw here, the asker was so focused on insulting you people that he didn't even ask a proper question, hence my question.

    I have always the same annoying problem after newly installing windows. After the first update from the site (that I even have to trigger using the wuauclt.exe  /detectnow) DAYS GO BY without the New Updates (yellow coward) Icon showing up on the tray.

    Can you be so kind as to indicate me how I can trigger this "windows event" so I can, as fast as I want, start the intallation of these updates right after them having been downloaded?

    I asked Santa for a reply of this type: "You just have to type in the Run window, under an admin account: wuauclt /installnow OR wuauclt /DisplayNewUpdatesIconOnSysTrayNow."

    He he,

    Merry X-mas folks!

    PS: installed WinXP and SP3.

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:11 PM

Answers

  • HO HO HO

    After following the instructions on that site, I think the ones that worked for me were:

    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

    or

    wuauclt.exe /a /detectnow

    wuauclt.exe /r

    Of course I run these on a limited account, and after that had to switch to Admin mode and immediately the Yellow Coward showed up. Take that, Icon of Shame!

    Finally, after so many years I found the solution for this problem! Too bad, windows XP will be discontinued in April next year  O.o/

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:02 PM

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  • Ok I found this jewel:  http://  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720477(v=WS.10).aspx

    The only thing is, after running "wuauclt.exe /DemoUI", the bloody Yellow Icon shows up BUT:

    after pressing it once, the Settings Dialog Box shows up. After clicking again, it just disappears and nothing is installed.

    What on earth?

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:36 PM
  • HO HO HO

    After following the instructions on that site, I think the ones that worked for me were:

    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

    or

    wuauclt.exe /a /detectnow

    wuauclt.exe /r

    Of course I run these on a limited account, and after that had to switch to Admin mode and immediately the Yellow Coward showed up. Take that, Icon of Shame!

    Finally, after so many years I found the solution for this problem! Too bad, windows XP will be discontinued in April next year  O.o/

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:02 PM