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Problem with manual download of MSE defs


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debodun

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Lately I have been manually updating MSE defs by downloading them here:

support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971606

 

Since Nov. 12th, when I do this, it puts an icon on my desktop, but when I click on that icon, nothing happens. I can download them by opening MSE, going to the UPDATE tab and clicking on the UPDATE DEFINITIONS button.

 

Today when I opened the Action Center, there was an indication of a problem, although now I can't remember what it said. I click on "search for a solution", but it found none. I don't know if that message was related to the MSE issue.

 

My OS is Windows 7 - 64 bit.


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Did you try right-clicking the icon and selecting "Run as administrator"?

 

Then to find out if it worked, open MSE and select the Update tab. The "Definitions last updated" line should reflect the date and time you just installed the downloaded update.


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Did you try right-clicking the icon and selecting "Run as administrator"?

 

 

I never had to do that before.


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Hmmm. Worked for me on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.


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I tried another download page:

https://www.microsof...dsi/definitions

 

This time it worked, but thanks for the suggestions, Doc.


Edited by debodun, 15 November 2017 - 04:38 PM.

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Good to hear you found a solution. :thumbsup:


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