FAQ: Getting V4 to ignore OS not up to date

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  1. Helm_local

    Helm_local Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently installed ESS 4.0.314.0 and it appears to be running well.

    One small thing:

    I do NOT update Windows XP (SP3) anymore, since I found it sometimes causes more problems than it solves. Because of this I get the ESS icon displayed on the task bar in 'semi-warning' mode (orange not green). Is there anyway of telling ESS to 'ignore' my preference in NOT uopdating Windows?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mike
     
  2. Helm_local

    Helm_local Registered Member

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    Re: Getting V4 to ignore OS not up to date

    Please ignore - I've found the answer lower down the forum!!
     
  3. mickhardy

    mickhardy Registered Member

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    Re: Getting V4 to ignore OS not up to date

    This is rapidly becoming a FAQ, even during BETA testing. Help is everyone's friend :) and your thread title will attract hits, so the answer is...

    Help -> Contents -> Dialog Windows -> Tools -> Operating System Updates -> Operating System Updates - Settings

    System Updates ESET.jpg
     
  4. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

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  5. Spanaway01

    Spanaway01 Registered Member

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    This thread was helpful. I disabled updates. Don't know where ESET gets its info, but I found updates listed that were not critical Windows which is what was checked. Listed were MB, soundcard, scanner, printer, and ... Since I update selectively, it is best for me to not have ESET check.

    Thanks for the thread.

    Don
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    The info is taken from your Windows Update service. You are subsequently notified about selected level of missing updates by a yellow notification in the Protection status window.
     
  7. CivilTaz

    CivilTaz Registered Member

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    Most of people don't want this "feature", why dont u put it off as default?
     
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