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oshoshitzu

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Would someone Please explain clearly to me what the Windows Update Agent is. Is it neccessary?

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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
The WUA is a program that checks for updates automatically.
Is it important? Yes, you will be safer if you keep your computer updated.
Please go here for information about WUA.
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So if I have manually downloaded the updates rather than automatically, does it provide any function as far as installing the updates are concerned or can I install the updates without WAU?

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Sounds like it is only associated with Automatic Updates (detection and download) so if you turn off Automatic Updates you effectively disable WUA.

Manually downloading and installing updates will still work as I've done this many times.

Did you have some other means of disabling WUA? Also, why is this a concern?
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It's no big concern. I was just interested to know what it does as I like to have all the appropriate updates.
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