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Is there a way to download them all at once? I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional two days ago, and every time I think I have them all, suddenly there is more. Well, suddenly isn't the right word, because if it was suddenly than it wouldn't be bothering me.

My problem is that Windows update will say that there are no more updates, than if I wait a couple hours suddenly there are updates again. An example is what happened between last night, and today. Last night it said it was up to date again, today it found a security update from August of 2009.

In other words, is there a trick to making Windows just give me all the updates at once instead of dragging it out?
    
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Not you , it's been updating for the last 2 days.
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Not you , it's been updating for the last 2 days.
This. I've been having updates too.
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In other words, is there a trick to making Windows just give me all the updates at once instead of dragging it out?

Turn off auto update and come back to it a month later.
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I realize that some of the updates are recent, but the updates from 2 years ago are not very recent. I don't understand why I wasn't able to download those ones two days ago.
    
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If you install the Service Pack it should contain all the older Windows Updates... everything after SP1 you will have to download and install individually.
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Well if i am reading your question right the reason is because some updates can't be downloaded until certain requirements are meet. Updates don't show themselves as being aviliable until previous ones have been installed of the same kind. Some updates are fixes to other updates, so obviously you wouldn't download/install a fix to an update you don't have. Such as you wouldn't be able to load SP3 until SP1&2 are on the PC (I am talking XP but I am sure you get the point being made.) I hope that makes sense.
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Some updates have prerequisites that you must download/install before installing the newer ones.

Only issue might be that some keep failing for some reason (such as Windows not being authenticated/registered). If you go to "Control Panel" then 'Windows update" in the middle of the "Windows Update" window is "View update history". That should let you see if the updates have been failing without warnings or anything like that.
    
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Turn off auto update and come back to it a month later.
Thats what I do - Got sick of letting my computer work on a queue over night to have reset everything when it rebooted when i got there in the morning.
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Well if i am reading your question right the reason is because some updates can't be downloaded until certain requirements are meet. Updates don't show themselves as being aviliable until previous ones have been installed of the same kind. Some updates are fixes to other updates, so obviously you wouldn't download/install a fix to an update you don't have. Such as you wouldn't be able to load SP3 until SP1&2 are on the PC (I am talking XP but I am sure you get the point being made.) I hope that makes sense.
That's the way that I was thinking it worked. Going along these lines though that should mean that after it says it's up to date, and I click check for updates again, than it would have the next set of updates who's requirements have just been met. Right? Instead of telling me there are no new updates until I check it again a couple hours later?



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Only issue might be that some keep failing for some reason (such as Windows not being authenticated/registered). If you go to "Control Panel" then 'Windows update" in the middle of the "Windows Update" window is "View update history". That should let you see if the updates have been failing without warnings or anything like that.
Looking at my update history they all say Successful
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