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Old 12-10-17, 16:41
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I had an odd thing happen this morning when I booted my W7 computer. My Links toolbar on the taskbar was missing. I right clicked on the taskbar and it was locked as I had it set, but the Links toolbar was unchecked, so I checked it.

It restored the toolbar, but my links were gone, so I went to do a System Restore. I found a restore point from two days ago (I didn't have the computer turned on yesterday.) which showed a Windows Update. But I have Windows Update turned off! I checked the settings and it was off.

I did the System Restore and all is now OK, but why would it have done an update if the updates were turned off?
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Old 12-10-17, 23:47
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Some critical security updates are installed regardless of your settings.
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Old 13-10-17, 00:12
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Some critical security updates are installed regardless of your settings.
I've never experienced that and I have mine set to check for but let me choose, so I say when anything is downloaded and installed.

@ Peru - Have/did you check update history to see which update(s) have been installed ?
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Old 13-10-17, 12:42
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If the Check for updates but let me choose... option is selected, any updates you've Approved will be downloaded and installed without any further prompting. Also note that any changes you made to Automatic Updates will NOT be applied to any updates already in the update "queue" - as far as AU's concerned, you've already approved the install of those updates.

If you have recently installed MS Office, Windows Live Essentials, Silverlight and/or Microsoft Security Essential the AU update setting will be reset.
Installing Silverlight or Microsoft Security Essentials (or MS Office or one or more Windows Live applications) can have several consequences:
If Windows Update was your default update source, it will be "flipped" to Microsoft Update.
If Automatic Updates was disabled (turned off), it will be enabled (turned on) again.
If Automatic Updates was set to the Download updates but let me choose... option or the Check for updates but let me choose... option, AU will be reset to the default Automatic setting.
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Old 13-10-17, 12:56
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Yesterday I just got my Win 7 laptop back from a repair shop and shortly after switching on, I got the notification for updates.

I looked at them but left them as I was involved in something else.

They did not start to download until I OK'd them and hit the Install button.

They did not start to download when I previously hit OK to come out of the view of them.

I don't know how the AU or the CU would have updated as I manually updated to them as the waiting time was increasing.
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Old 13-10-17, 17:03
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"Some critical security updates are installed regardless of your settings."

Some recent Win 7 updates have added some sneaky Win 10 ish features, and this is one of them.

A plain vanilla installation straight off the DVD, and not updated, won't do this.
This also applies to Win 8.x.

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Old 13-10-17, 18:27
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@ Peru - Have/did you check update history to see which update(s) have been installed ?
No. I didn't think of doing that until after I did the System Restore.
I did scan for affected programs and it said none.
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That is strange.
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I saw this thread on the Windows 7 Forums site:

Updates installing even though turned off - Windows 7 Help Forums
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