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The Active X component then executes the downloaded installation files in their silent/unattended mode to install or update those components, and to report the success or failure of those installations back to Microsoft's servers.
The first version of the Windows Update web site (usually referred to as "v3") did not require any personally-identifiable information to be sent to Microsoft.
Initial releases of Windows 2000 shipped with the tool, but Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 were not supported.
If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.In order for the v3 Active X control to determine what updates were needed, the entire list of available software on Windows Update was downloaded to the user's computer when they visited the Windows Update web site.As the number of updates offered by Windows Update grew, this resulted in performance concerns.Windows Vista and later provide a Control Panel to configure update settings and check for updates.The Windows Update Control Panel also has the function of downloading Windows Ultimate Extras, optional software for Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.