I'm running Win 7 home edition. I have turned off automatic updates. But today I just opened Windows Movie Maker and after sometime I got a message saying windows live updates are ready to be installed. I clicked yes and WMM, Live Messenger, Live Mail and everything got updated. How do I turn off this Windows Live automatic updates?
A similar discussion on Technet for this similar problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/1d862bbc-5e29-415e-8ef1-d662cd96d5fd
Suggested remedy in that thread is:
To disable the option “Show me detailed notifications when new Microsoft software is available”. In the meantime, you could delete files in the folder (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download), for the update patches are located in it. Since the update patch has been downloaded, if the issue persists, you may update first and uninstall the update patch.(control panel->Programs and Features->view installed update). Windows 7 - Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access
It seems that Windows Live apps update can't be turned off from the Windows update which you have already done. You may have to check in the individual windows live programs if there is some option that could disable update prompts.
Installing Movie Maker turns on Windows Update automatically without telling you. As a result at 3AM after installing Movie Maker I got about 50 updates shoved down my throat and the PC rebooted itself. So if you don't want Windows Update, turn it off after installing Movie Maker. We'll see if just using Movie Maker will turn Windows Update back on (so far it hasn't).