How to install already downloaded updates in a networked Vista machine
Posted on 2009-07-15
I use a Vista machine which is a member of a domain network. It gets updates from WSUS servers. Every now and then, I see the "New updates are available" icon on the system tray, which means I can install new updates that have already been downloaded to my machine.
The problem is, the only way I can install these updates is through the Shutdown button on the Windows Start button. Is there any other way (a command prompt, for instance) that I can installed already downloaded updates? Since my computer is set up to get updates from WSUS server through Group Policy, I don't have much access to the features of Windows Updates in Control Panel. But I believe there should be a way other than shutting my computer down in order to install updates.