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This article describes the Automatic Updates feature in Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
The Automatic Updates feature replaces the Critical Update Notification utility is intended to automatically deliver critical updates that are available on the Windows Update Web site with little user interaction by utilizing the available bandwidth of your connection to the Internet. If no connection exists, Automatic Updates are suspended until the next connection occurs before checking for or downloading updates.
Automatic Updates are designed to check for updates every 24 hours. If there are no updates available, Automatic Updates resets and then checks again in 24 hours after the Internet connection is established. If the download is interrupted, Automatic Updates resumes at a later time when there is available bandwidth.
You can configure Automatic Updates by using the Automatic Updates tool in Control Panel. There are three settings:
The first time you run Automatic Updates, a small globe icon appears on the right side of the taskbar. If you click this icon, a wizard starts and prompts you to read and accept the End User License Agreement. When you do so, the End User License Agreement starts the Automatic Updates process. Note that is you do not accept the End User License Agreement, you must connect to the Microsoft Windows Update Web site to manually install the critical updates:
http://update.microsoft.comWhen the update package is ready to be installed, a balloon appears above the right side of the taskbar. If you then click this balloon or the Automatic Updates icon, you receive a dialog box that contains the following three buttons:
Article ID: 268331 - Last Review: February 3, 2011 - Revision: 3.1