I have a notification bar icon informing me I have important updates to install.

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But when I click through, Windows Update tells me I'm up to date

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As you can see by the yellow text, this is a machine on a domain where updates are published through WSUS. Could it be that the tray icon is going off updates available outside of WSUS? I can't clear the notification from the tray.


You may hide the icon from Settings > Personalisation > Taskbar > Select which icons appear on the taskbar.

Disable "Windows Update Status" to hide the icon.

  • Thanks. Any idea why the 2 are out of sync? Or how to get them back in sync? – spikey_richie Mar 29 at 8:04
  • It might be a WSUS bug or admin problem. – harrymc Mar 29 at 8:06

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