The user can download those declined files again by opening the Performance and Maintenance category in Control Panel, clicking the System tool, clicking the Automatic Updates tab, and then clicking Offer updates again that I’ve previously hidden.(In Control Panel's Classic View, you can open the System tool directly from Control Panel).Windows Update scans the user’s computer and provides a tailored selection of updates that apply only to the software and hardware on that specific computer.Windows Update then enables users to choose updates for their computer's operating system and hardware.(Note: This topic describes not just Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, but also Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3.) Benefits and Purposes of Windows Update and Automatic Updates Overview: Using Windows Update and Automatic Updates in a Managed Environment How Windows Update and Automatic Updates Communicate with Sites on the Internet Controlling Windows Update and Automatic Updates to Limit the Flow of Information to and from the Internet Procedures for Controlling Windows Update and Automatic Updates Important This section describes methods for controlling the way the Automatic Updates component interacts with the Windows Update Web site.
If an account does not allow software to be installed (for example, if the account is a user account), only one option for Automatic Updates will function while that person is logged on.
That option is the automatic download and installation of updates, which means that updates are installed on the user’s computer at a regularly scheduled time, regardless of what type of account the user has, or whether the user is logged on at the time.