Windows Update Notifier Tells You When Windows 8 Has New Updates

In an effort to make Windows updates easier, Microsoft removed update notifications in Windows 8 — those little bubbles that pop up in the bottom right-hand corner. If you miss those notifications, Windows Update Notifier will bring them back.

I was never a huge fan of the update bubbles myself, but if you're picky about which updates you install, having that notification can be handy. Sadly, Windows 8 removed them, giving you only a small message in the corner of your lock screen instead.

Windows Update Notifier is a small portable app that sits quietly in your system tray, giving you a silent notification when you have updates ready to install. That's all it does: it's simple, unobtrusive and perfect for those that want a more active role in what software updates they install.

Windows Update Notifier (free) [via reneald]


    Don't exactly miss them.. more find them so annoying because there are now on the lock / login screen and its hidden and will only do updates on a reboot not a shutdown which is most frustrating. Yes it does do it on shutdown.. after several weeks.. thus leaving your computer open to extra vulnerabilities.. well done M$.. lol

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