My Windows 7 box is set to download all updates but no automatic install. Updates are installed with frequent shutdowns. All safe and nice. However, some updates (usually big ones, like service packs) are not selected by default, therefore they are not downloaded in background.
I would like to "force" them to download in background. Is there any way for this? The only way I know is to apply the patches on the fly.
On-the-fly updates are usually ok with small patches and hotfixes. But not with large service packs that involve zillion files. Not to mention the time needed to download them on my slow ADSL. It would be so nice if all updates would just download in background. I often restart my computer, therefore it is always well updated - except for the large SPs.
Currently, to install SPs, i need to quit the involved apps, start on-the-fly update and wait for the SP to download and install. I feel it cumbersome and annoying.