Windows Update Standalone Beta client Windows Vista and Windows 7


There is a new beta for the windows update , I must say this is a nice improvement better overview and new options

Now Standard Users can install Updates. < and this beta works on windows 7 ;-)  >

Get it on the connect site.


image  There is an new option Who can install Updates !

This option is enabled by default in Windows 7. It is disabled by default in Windows Vista to preserve the allowed functionality that administrators expect non-administrators to have.

As a result of these improvements, preliminary data suggests an overall 95% reduction in UAC prompts when using Windows Update.

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The New Screens off Windows update


Improved error hubs

Many of the Windows Update error hubs have been improved to provide users with a clear action they can take to help solve the problem that occurred.

image Action Center integration (Windows 7-only)

Unable to check for updates

Notification appears if unable to check for updates for 32+ days:

Launch a scan by clicking the notification, or the button in Action Center:

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Upcoming auto-install

Action Center reminds users about scheduled update installations, so they can save their work in advance and avoid losing their data.