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Stop Windows XP from nagging you about updates you've already completed or don't want [video]

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesdays (the second Tuesday of every month) are an important part of every Windows user’s and system administrator’s regular system maintenance. In fact, regularly applying fixes, patches, and updates should be part of your routine, no matter which operating system you use.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesdays (the second Tuesday of every month) are an important part of every Windows user’s and system administrator’s regular system maintenance. In fact, regularly applying fixes, patches, and updates should be part of your routine, no matter which operating system you use.

Unfortunately, Windows XP sometimes gets stuck in update mode and will consciously show a flashing yellow shield in the System Tray–suggesting that you need to download and install important security patches.

In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you how to get rid of those annoying yellow shields that Windows sticks in your system tray after an update gets stuck.

After watching the video, you can read Mark Kaelin’s article, “How do I… stop Windows XP from nagging me about updates?”–the basis for this video.

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