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Why does windows explorer keep updating itself

Microsoft routinely releases security updates on the second Tuesday of each month (Patch Tuesday), but can provide them whenever a new update is urgently required to prevent a newly discovered or prevalent exploit targeting Windows users.

To get your computer running again, you need to understand how this troubleshooting is organized, as well as make sure that your problem really was most likely caused by a Windows update.

I wouldn't normally explain to use a troubleshooting guide, but since you have the great fortune of a theory about the cause of your problem, the help I provide below is structured a bit differently than other tutorials I've created where you work through some other problem with a completely unknown cause. Even if you're 100% certain that an update from Microsoft caused the problem you're having, do me a favor and read it anyway.

I recently ran into a really annoying problem on my Windows 7 64-bit PC: every time I restarted it and booted into Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window would pop up.

It never occurred before and I could not pinpoint any particular software or update that I had installed that would cause it to start happening.

Microsoft will continue to patch and support Windows 7 until 2020 and Windows 8.1 until 2023.

Although I do like Windows 10 and am running it on my laptop, I don't want it on my old Dell desktop machine and I have chosen not to upgrade it.

At least some of the grumbling may be attributable to a patch Microsoft pushed to a number of users this month as part of Patch Tuesday (KB3146449, which is buried inside Internet Explorer security patch KB3139929) which "adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10." (This update seems only to create a "Get Windows 10" banner, and clicking the cancel button on it seems to remove it permanently, from what I can tell.)But the growing amount of noise got me curious if there was more going on, beyond yet another new piece of Microsoft nagware.