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No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Q: No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Until the October 2014 updates I would always receive a sytray notice of which updates had been installed. To clarify, after new Windows Updates were installed and with or without a reboot of the system, I would receive a systray notification that new updates had been installed and upon clicking that notification a window would open and show the updates that had been installed and success or failure status.

I no longer receive that notification. This was true for the October and November patch Tuesday updates. I can open Windows Update and select View Update History and see that the updates were installed but the systray notification only showed the latest installation history and was more convenient that having to open Windows Update to view the update history.

Anyone have any idea as to what caused the systray notification to stop working after updates were installed? OS is Win 7 Home Premium SP 1.

TIA for any replies.

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A: No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Should I post this in the Windows 7 General Discussion forum? Doesn't seem to be much response here.

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Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.

A:Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

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Usually Windows is OK about notifying you but for this last update I had 5 different people all call me VERY upset that they had lost important work because Windows Updates just hijacked their computer and started installing and then restarted WITHOUT NOTICE.
I like the Auto install feature to ensure that updates aren't missed but really???? Why does Microsoft have to act like the very thing it is trying to prevent and take over your computer without your permission.
At the very least if there is a user logged in their should be a window that REQUIRES a "yes" click before an auto-restart is performed.
I have a solution to prevent this (below) but really it SHOULD be by default for everyone, not requiring specific knowledge of a policy to be set. My father has now lost part of his book he was writing (in Word) that he will never get back because
of Microsoft's hijacking.
I have the Group Policy Set "No auto restarts when users are logged in" but I am running Windows 7 Professional and it isn't so easy with the other versions.
For those who don't have Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate to run gpedit.msc - Computer Config-Admin templates-Windows Components-Windows Update you can use the following - save in Notepad and rename to a something.reg file and double click.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??


When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...

A:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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Installing updates via SCCM 2007, and suddenly everything Loops. Updates are installed, but after the first restart, the installation fails and all patches are uninstalled. And then they get installed again and the same thing happends over and over again.

One of the errors I can se in WindowsUpdate.log is that patch kb2952664 failes with error 8004401e. Also all the other patches fail with error 800f0826.

Some of the last errors:
WARNING: DS: Database will be reset next time it starts up due to 0x80248006
FATAL: Datastore version is incorrect. Expected 0.55-0.200, but got 0.201.
DtaStor WARNING: Forcing re-creation of data store
DtaStor Default service for AU is {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
DtaStor Default service for AU is {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
Agent WARNING: Failed to read the service id for re-registration 0x80070002
Agent WARNING: Missing service entry in the backup data store; cleaning up

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I have a Dell laptop about a year old running windows 10.  Every so often a large box in an overlay covers the screen and shows text about windows 10 updates and how great they are.  There is no way to close it or remove it except to reboot the system.  Is there somewhere i can go to stop this?  Registery, app, hammer!

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I apply MS Updates regularly and have no updates outstanding apart from two optional updates that I don't intend to install. However, when I visit >Programs and Features>View installed updates no Vista security updates are shown. The only updates displayed are those for M$ Office etc. The freeware product System Inspector for Windows shows Vista security updates as installed correctly! I have run the Fix It utility provided by Microsoft with no joy.

Any ideas?

A:Vista Updates not displayed in Installed Updates

Run the updater again.

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I recently built a computer and the operating system I've installed is Windows 7 Professional. Everything was going fine till a massive batch of updates had to be installed (about 175 in total).

When I booted up my computer, it was stuck on the 'configuring installed updates'-'failed to configure updates, reverting back to previous state' screen for about 40 minutes, after which my computer booted normally.

I ran into some weird bugs like Windows claiming that I had never updated the computer nor installed any updates despite the update history showing several updates that had been performed in the past few days, and after running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, resetting Windows Update through the 'Services' menu, and deleting every file in the SoftwareDistribution folder, I simply installed the 175 updates in small batches.

I should mention that after running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, I did get a message telling me that my Service Registration was "missing or corrupt", but I think that's been fixed after performing the other two steps I mentioned above. I also ran sfc /scannow and everything checked out.

The issue that remains, however, is that a trio of updates seemingly failed to install (according to the 'Update History' list), yet they appear on the list of installed updates (accessed through the 'Programs and Features' section in the Control Panel).

They are:


So the question is: should I uninstall... Read more

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.

Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vi... Read more

A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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I have pro version and although you can set updates on apps to not install automatically I keep the auto setting on. Now all the apps seem to happily update in background but on occasions I note that ms core apps get stuck in the update process. For example in the past I have launched both calculator and photos app only to find it refuses to open. I then go into Windows store and check for updates. The offending app is always stuck in these instances. Either half downloaded or fully downloaded but not completing install. It's a real easy fix, just pause the download and then manually select to redownload or un pause it and it all goes through then just fine. I'll then launch the app and is all works perfect. Just put it down to the glitchiness of Windows. But tonight I just checked the updates again for interest and saw the 'get office' app stuck half downloaded. Another core ms app. Not that I need it as office 365 is already activated and installed. But it seems this happens with MS core apps too often. All the other apps such as Facebook , Twitter etc update fairly regularly and never see the issue. I guess I wondered if others notice the same? It's not a big thing as its a really easy quirk to rectify but it's a bit annoying

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Okay, here goes.

I'm working on a laptop (XPpro) that won't install the available windows updates. It downloads them and then tries to install each one and fails. I then get a list of the updates that were not installed with the ever helpful message "updates were unable to be successfully installed". I pulled the error 0x8024200e out of the windowsupdate.log file.

I have

1) tried tgal's advice in post #10 from http://forums.techguy.org/t351188&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

2) tried justfoo's advice in post #13 from http://forums.techguy.org/t328556&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

3) tried renaming the "Software Distribution" folder in the WINNT directory to "Software Distribution Old" and attempting update again.

None of these have solved the issue.

Any help would be welcome.



A:XPpro win updates "updates were unable to be successfully installed" 0x8024200e

Have you tried the system file check:
Click Start > Run > Type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes and click ok (you need to have the Win XP CD in the CD-Rom).

The other thing to try is the Beta Update Page: http://update.microsoft.com/

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Ive just formatted my hd and reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 32bit onto it. This went on fine with no problems. however, when i went on the net i initially found that i couldnt download the adobe flash player as it comes up with "actionlist not found". Also when viewing websites it keeps saying "certificate error" meaning im having to click "show blocked content" on every site i visit! The smart screen filter says its temporarily unavailiable but has been for several days now and not chamnged. And finally, i went into the updates section, tried to search for new updates as i thought this may be the problem, and it come up with "Errors found Code 80072F8F"

Is there something within the install i have missed? or done wrong? Hoping someone can help! Jstguk

A:Installed windows 7 and cant get updates??

Make sure you have installed all the SYSTEM drivers, Video, Sound, Chipset and the like, then do Windows Update as sometime you need them for IE to work correctly. Or try a different web broswer.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294742 MB, Free - 133700 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, C6052Q8U
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:windows 7 updates were not installed

The error code #'s were8007045D

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Then why does Windows Update keep failing? Automatic updates have failed for at least a week now (no I did not install software so don't ask). When I try to manually install updates, this is the message I get:

"Update for Windows (KB977074) is already installed on this computer"

The following updates are listed in Windows Update as "failed" and/or "pending"
978332/978331 (I assume I only need 332)

All of these updates show the same behavior when I try to install them, and Windows Automatic Updates has had no success in installing them either.

A:Windows Updates already installed?

Click on "Fix it" How do I reset Windows Update components?

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Windows Update recorded 25 updates today. I selected Install but got the message above. They have not been installed (not needed) but remain as scheduled updates in Windows Update. Is this normal operation or is there a problem I need to sort out?

A:Windows Updates Installed or Not?

Haven't seen that before. Did you reboot the computer and look in View Update History if any of those were definitely installed.

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My Windows Update keeps referring me to an 'Important' update that needs to be installed, but every time I try to install it it fails with the failure code 733F.
The actual file is Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)

Has anyone had this problem and please tell me how to repair it so I can download thi update.



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My web cam on Dell XPS L501X stopped working after installing windows 10 updates.Tried all the steps can any one help with this one please.
When tried to access web cam via Skype it says "can't start video try closing programs that might be using your [email protected]

A:Web Cam not working after windows 10 updates were installed

Did you recently install/reinstall/upgrade the operating system? If yes, did you install the Dell System Software (if applicable) and the chipset drivers first? If not, the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order
Windows 7/8 is supposed to provide the webcam drivers for most Dell computers. If you system needs webcam drivers, go to Drivers and Downloads enter your service tag, then select your operating system. If your system needs webcam drivers, they'll be listed under Input.
(Windows 8)How to make the webcam work with help from this YouTube. You have to open the Camera app first, and then click Settings on the charm bar to see where you can give the app permission to use the webcam.
Try reading...
Using and Troubleshooting the Dell Webcam and Dell Webcam Central Software You can try this file, also known as Dell Webcam Central Version 1.40.05 .

Make a system restore point.
Start, control panel, device manager, Go to the USB Controller section and click the + sign. Go to each USB Root Hub. Right click on it, left click uninstall.
Restart your computer. When you login, the new hardware wizard will reinstall everything. Please be patient, it could take up to 2 minutes.
Try the webcam and see if it works.

If no, then the webcam became detached from the motherboard, usually near the webcam


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Guest OS ....... Win 8 RP
Host OS ......... Win 7

Since I don't use Win 8 RP regularly, I set the Windows Update to Auto.
Today I went and took a look at the Update History and found out there are 2 Windows Defender updates each installed twice.
Wonder if it is a bug or something else.

see screenshot :


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I have installed Windows 8 Pro (purchased last year- legal) on my laptop/notebook and tried to update. There were 145 updates, it took me hours yesterday to update. My laptop was running W7 Home Edition before. Everything seemed to go well with the actual W8 but to update to W8.1 I have to install the 145 updates first, but get a message stating 'Failure configuring updates. Reverting changes'. I have tried again today but the same thing happens.

HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC 64bit
4g Hard Drive.

I have read a post regarding the Windows update Troubleshooting. As soon as my computer finishes reversing the updates I will try it out.

Your assistance would be appreciated.

A:Installed Windows 8 Pro and updates failing

Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

you can download and install windows 8.1 pro software and still use your windows 8 pro product key

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My friends and I have the same problem...I have Win 7 for about a year, and never had any problems with updates, until now..after all updates installed, the cpu will get really hot, cooler will work non stop, even if I'm doing nothing in windows, and computer will get really slow..sometimes even when I click on start, it will be very slowly displayed. My friends have a single core, and same problem...everything is fine until they install updates...then computer start to hang, and is really slow. Now I'm using Win 7 without any new installed updates, and everything is fine...what update is causing the problem ? Does anybody have similar experience ? I never had similar problems earlier, nor with Win 7, nor with Vista and so on...

A:Windows 7 slowdown after new updates installed

Install the updates one at at time to determine the culprit. If the problem one is not important, just, uninstall and then hide it, do not install again.

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I Installed some optional windows updates, one of which was Logitech, and after the updates were installed and it automatically restarted, I got a DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER so I put the windows CD in, and then as it was loading windows files it Errored out with Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. Status: 0xc00000e9 This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Now, I have tried unplugging everything USB, and even only had 1 DVD drive and 1 SSD plugged in and I still get the error. However, Bios sees both of my DVD drives, my 1TB and my 128gb SSD just fine, and I get into them and see partitions with gparted and everything, so I really doubt there is anything wrong with my drives, especially since this happened IMMEDIATELY after restarting after windows updates?!?! what do I do from here??!

A:Installed windows updates - won't boot now

Hello, welcome to SF!

Try a system restore: System Restore

See if that solves the problem.

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I have been having some strange issues related to the big update that was released yesterday (specifically, the one labeled as KB2919355 in Windows Update). When I went to download the update, the progress indicator froze at "4% Complete". When I went to shut down last night, it actually installed that update (apparently it did download even though Windows Update thinks it didn't). When I booted back up this morning, Windows Update was showing that same update as being available even though it's already listed in the Installed Updates section.

After trying various methods to get it to work properly (renaming the SoftwareDistribution directory via admin-level Command Prompt, uninstalling and attempting to reinstall the update both via Windows Update and the manual packages), I'm now at the point where I was before, except that Windows is now showing a second already-installed update as being available as well (KB2933809).

How do I resolve this issue? I don't want to hide the updates as I'm afraid that might affect future updates (since most updates released after a Service Pack are typically dependent on having it installed to begin with).

A:Windows shows installed updates are available

I've avoided installing this update. I'm afraid it will mess up my computer.

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When I restart my computer I get the notification that "Windows Has Installed New Updates. Your Computer was Restarted to Finish Installing Updates".

AFAICT the only updates installed in the last two plus weeks have been MSE definition updates. The last real updates were installed on 11 April. Even though I do not restart my computer often I am sure this only started recently. It has done it for four restarts in the last 24 hours.

Any thoughts? Does this indicate a problem with WU or any previoulsy installed updates which all seem to be reported as succesful?

A:Windows Installed New Updates...but it didn't

Apart from a few updates at the usual time, there has also been a windows live update and an MSE version 5, which would be downloaded as an update.
Just as a check, change the way updates are handled by setting to just notify you but not download or install. At least then we know it's nothing just arrived.
If it continues we'll have to look further.

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I have a problem with a video driver that wants to be installed, but when it's installed the system becomes unstable (it can hang or automatically restart). This is a long standing problem on certain ASUS notebooks with certain NVIDIA display adapters. The driver is for the NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT display adapter on an ASUS M70Vn with a 64-bit architecture. I am currently using the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter, which provides a stable environment and works good enough for my purposes. How can I prevent the NVIDIA driver from being installed with the Windows updates? In earlier versions of Windows (for example, Windows 7), you could select which updates to install by putting a checkmark in front of the updates you wanted installed. Not so with Windows 10. All you get is a list of updates that are available and a click-box that says "Install now". I'm running Windows 10 version 1511 (OS Build 10586.0).

A:How do you select which Windows 10 updates to be installed?

Hello mvaugeri, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I'm afraid that there's not an option to select which updates to install by default in Windows 10.

If you like, you should be able to uninstall and hide the update though.

Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10

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I just powered-on my machine on March 21, 2015.
Windows 8.1 took much longer to get me to a log on screen
because it was installing updates.

I logged on as admin and went to update history to see what
windows installed -- and the last update listed in update history
occurred on March 13, 2015.

What did windows install when I turned on my machine?


A:Windows 8.1 just installed updates that are not listed

Which tab did you look under: View Update History or Installed Updates?

In my case, the former had an extra entry hardware related.

Also, unmentioned was how long the machine was turned off before today. It is probably irrelevant. Still ...

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First off I want to say that this is a very nice forum. I have been reading through various posts for about for about a month now. I decided to register when my dad called me the other day about his computer updating. What happened was after doing an upgrade from Vista to 7 Ultimate at the very end of the upgrade where Windows does all necessary updates, it said that it was installing over 6000 updates. I thought it was kind of strange at this point but did not think much more once it completed. It only took it about 10 minutes. Well yesterday it said it was installing 6000 more updates. Everything works perfect but there is no way that his computer needed over 12000 updates in one month. Have any of you ever seen this. I searched the forum and multiple other places and came back with nothing. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Windows 7 installed 6000 updates??

Welcome jdlord,
I don't have any answer for you but I have Never heard of that many updates on one computer.
I'll be watching this thread to see if anyone else has though.
I don't see how that could even be necessary.

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Help! Tried to do a search regarding this, but my older Mac is having problems with this Web site.

I have an old Dell Dimension 4400 using the Home version of XP. I believe I have the latest service pack for Windows. Was asked if I wanted to install Windows updates. I agreed to this. Windows tried to reboot, but only came up with the black screen, saying that it was unable to reboot. I have tried using "Last Known Configuration That Works," which didn't work. I can hear the drive repetitively whirring as if it's trying to do something. Thanks for any suggestions.

P.S. I did within the last couple of days install two free software programs. One is commonly used to read unreadable files (begins with "infr"). The other converts tif files to pdf.

A:Windows installed updates, now won't reboot

Well, problem solved and so far, so good. I used the Dell Installation CD. I put in the CD then, when I got the message "press any key to boot from CD," I did so. I did find that pressing "R" to repair XP's installation did not do anything other than call up a prompt. On the Dell Web site, I found a post that said to enter "CHKDSK /r." It took about 45 minutes, then I was able to boot normally, thank goodness

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I have a potential question - yesterday night my Win7 x64 Home Premium installed 6 new updates, they were installed after shut down, one after another, after going to 100% system shut down.
After that, today morning I went to BIOS after turning on, because I wanted to confirm my settings are 100% default there (besides RAM set to 1600mhz) and after looking there i exited via "discard changes and exit" (did not change anything at all, just want to see what are things set to be sure).

Next on the screen WINDOWS STARTING i had some path like Registry/machine/etc. ? something like that then system rebooted and ended installing updates as usual, saw this before after updates were installed.

Now onto my question - could potentially something might go wrong because of me going to BIOS on the next PC launch? I know that BIOS is not related to system and general HDD content, but this was first time I had situation like this, so can you confirm - is going to BIOS like this, after Win had installed updates with shutting down, and after next boot go first to BIOS (UEFI actually) and then booting system and finishing update procedure is 100% safe?

A:Going to BIOS after Windows installed updates?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
First of all windows does not shut down to install updates it restarts or boots,
Interrupting that process is not a good idea,

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i have 14 updates that have downloaded but did not install. i have tried looking for a way to manually download them but i am having no luck. what do i do?
these are the updates:
kb2722913 error code 80200011

kb2636927 error code 652

kb954430 error code 80090017

i am NOT tech savy... cant even figure out what the error codes mean...

A:windows 7 updates downloaded but not installed... how do i fix?

I haven't looked at the error code but you should be able to download all those patches from the Microsoft Download center. then you can apply them manually.

Microsoft Download Center

Enter the kb number in the search bar top left.

Hope that helps.

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The title says it all. Using HP pavilion dm4. I searched online for about 2 hours and tried a few solutions, including system restores, disabling and enabling the intel r display audio and idt high def codec, uninstalling and reinstalling both of those drivers, uninstalling windows updates, and probably some other stuff.

If you need any info to help me, just tell me how to get to it, I'm not too computer savvy.
Please. Help. I need music.
Thanks in advance.

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I've had consistent problems installing KB2656351. I got no error messages doing the update, but it kept reappearing in my list of WU. Finally, after running repair, Fixit, etc., Windows showed the KB2656351 update to both the .NET framework 4 Client Profile and .NET framework 4 Extended successfully installed on March 8, 2013, and both appear in the Windows Update list Update History and also in the list of Installed Updates, as well as in Control Panel. The update continued to appear for download/installation, however, and I finally hid it. Belarc indicates the KB2656351 has not been installed, and lists the update as Critical rather than Important (as WU does).

Is this update actually installed, or do I need to take further action?

Thank you for any help with this conflicting information!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 6007 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 939685 MB, Free - 878557 MB; J: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 299770 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C2KJT Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows Updates and Belarcz: Is KB2656351 installed?

Hi.uninstall any .net 4 components,then read this guide to reistall.http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

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I cleaned installed Win10 Pro using the Media Creation Tool and how come I only got 3 updates???? This is very strange.
I am assuming I would get more updates than these.
Running version 1511 build 10586

Is it because Win10 is too new ???

And I kept pressing the Check for Updates button and it said no more new updates.

A:Only 3 Windows Updates installed after Clean Install

Run winver. If build is 10586.36 it is up to date.

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I installed a new windows 7 64-bit Ultimate and made updates but it installed 32-bit updates. This never happen to me before.

Here's my computer specs:

A:Windows Update installed 32-bit updates in a 64-bit system!

Hello Aleya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's normal since you have installed the 32-bit (x86) edition of Office instead of the 64-bit edition.

Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office

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I've been using Kerio firewall for a while now (on Windows XP), and with no problems. However, I've been noticing that every time I boot my computer, after five minutes or so the automatic updates icon appears in my system tray. Thought it was odd that this was happening every time and tried updating manually, but while my computer downloaded the updates okay, it couldn't seem to install them. It seems that for the last month I haven't downloaded any updates at all without realising, and I think Kerio might be blocking the updates. Any ideas how I can stop it, short of turning off the firewall?


A:Kerio blocking Windows updates from being installed?

Hi emmaW
When you install That kind of program it will read your pc and allow it to operate as you have it set or will give you the chance to set it If you remove your firewall with add & remove and reinstall it I would think that would cure it.

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Saturday, Dec 30 I installed some automatic updates and now I am having problems!! I have Windows XP and OE 6. Now, if I click on a link in an email (for example), a new window does NOT open up, taking me to the site, whereas before the updates, when I clicked on a link, it did take me to the site. Second example, when Ebay send me an email with things on my 'watch' list, before I would click on the item and a window would open up to the items page. This does not happen anymore. I can't even print, cuz it requires another screen/window to pop-up. Its like I've got the BEST pop-up blocker in the world!! Every time I click on something (that should open up to a site) I get an error message and IE closes down, asking me if I want to send the error message to Microsoft.
I have tried to System Restore to different dates & times at least 1/2 dozen times and it won't work. Do I need to uninstall the last updates, and if so, how do I do that? I've been to the Microsoft website, but again, when I click on something that sounds right to help me, I get an error message cuz it requires a new window to open. A friend of my daugthter's told me to install Mozilla, so at least now I can be on the internet. I can't do that anymore from IE, it won't open!! Can someone help me??? Give me some suggestions, ideas, etc. Thanks.

A:Installed Automatic Updates; Now Get No New 'windows'/screens

Do you have an antivirus/antispyware program on your PC?

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I am having trouble with Windows Updates installing successfully; been having this problem for weeks now and have tried several things to fix the problem but no luck what so ever. Everyday my computer says I have 7 new important updates to update. I have installed them all at once, individually, and individually from the direct website but they still keep popping up everyday. When I install them, the installation says it was successful with no error codes but evidently it's not successful if it comes up everyday. Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

A:The same Windows Updates keep popping up everyday even after I've installed them.

This fortunately is very easy to solve. When you get the updates, right click on each and then click on hide. You will not see them, again.

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Installed a new hard drive and did a clean install of windows 7 on it. Installed the the drivers from the recovery cd and I get the message " windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running". Any ideas on what I might be able to do?

A:Windows updates not working after drivers installed

Hello Jayc4489 and welcome to the forums

Try this:

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own.

Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

net start wuauserv

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HELP! I've done so many system restores that I could do it in my sleep!! My computer automatically installs the Windows updates and each time it does, I have to do a restore to remove them because IE says "cannot display the webpage please check your internet connection". What is going on?? I hope something simple. Thanks!

A:Explorer won't work after Windows updates are installed

By any chance, do you have an Internet Security package installed... NIS, N360, KIS, MIS, etc.......??

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I installed all the updates last tuesday and two of them (while installed successfully ) keep popping up as needing to be installed.   This is happening when i run Secunia PSI as well .
The two are  Internet Explorer 11  updates 
KB3021952 and KB3032359 
Any ideas as to why ?
Thank you

A:Windows update shows two updates need to be installed but already are

Windows downloaded updates could be corrupted you can delete "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" directory which holds Windows updates cache. 
Close all running programs and save open files then open Command Prompt as a administrator type sc stop wuauserv  press Enter key. Type rd /s /q  C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution press Enter key. Type Shutdown /r /t 2 press Enter key to restart your computer and after login to Windows check and install updates if needed.

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I'm looking at uninstalling some MS or Widows apps from Vista x64 & would like to uninstall any MS / Windows patches that went with them (like for Silverlight, etc).

Looking in Control Panel at installed updates is too time consuming & data can't be exported.
Sometimes they don't show a name - just KB # - when I think they may elsewhere.

Tried Nirsoft's Windows Updates List util. It shows a descriptive name when there's one (e.g., Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB3097996) ).

But it must look in a file or folder that was cleaned out some time. It only shows ~ 90 updates, when there are 100's.

Used WMIC in Windows, with command: wmic qfe > myInstalledOSPatches.txt
It may list them all (not sure), but column formatting is pretty messed up. Even trying to straighten it out in Notepad++. And it doesn't show any descriptive names - just the computer name in that column. Maybe there's a way force WMIC to retrieve more data - something like you'd see under Installed Updates in control panel?

Or a better tool / method to do this.

I also noticed a bunch of updates for .NET Framework X.XX, that said, "If you ever install a more recent service pack, this service pack (or Hotfix) will be uninstalled."

Well, there were several more recent updates for that exact .NET version, but the old ones weren't uninstalled. Wouldn'... Read more

A:Method to view, print all installed Windows updates

The only method I can think of to print your updates is to take a picture of your update screen:
Ctrl+print screen (you may need to repeat procedure when scrolling cursor down).
open paint program and then press Ctrl+v (or paste) and save it as jpeg or whatever format you want.

If I were you I would just leave the updates alone and just uninstall whatever programs you don't want anymore.
If you uninstall some .NET updates some programs may not properly work well.

If you have another hard drive, move all of your documents into it and you will have more space available in your c drive.

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Hey all,

I am trying to uninstall IE10.  When I go to control panel, program and features, installed updates, the Microsoft Windows section does not show up.  The only sections I can see are Adobe Reader XI, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (10),
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (7), and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (36).  I have no idea why it isn't showing the Microsoft Windows section, but any help would be great appreciated.

PS - I am an admin on the system.  I also took it off the domain and logged in as a local admin.  Same results.

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Hello all,

I installed the Anniversary Windows 10 update from scratch on my Surface Book. After installing all the Surface Book drivers, I ran Windows Update and it downloaded and wanted to install more device drivers.

Most of those drivers failed to install and it won't let me re-install them.

Can anyone please tell me why this is happening?

Screenshot #1:

Screenshot #2:


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Hi All,
Around a year ago, I got the brilliant Windows 10 Update Popup.
Even though I declined, Windows awarded me with a forced Update loop....

I don't recall how i prevented the forced Update loop to continue... I guess I deleted some files and chose in the windows options to search updates but only install when I chose to. Since then I had a pop-up asking to restart every time I switch
on, and I found out lately that he actually didn't installed any update since then. 

2 weeks ago, I decided to let windows update himself automatically after finding my Windows Defender got disabled every time I switched on.

And NOW, I Have forced updates every 24h, with the pending updates not being installed, expect for 2 updates the after the first restart 2 weeks ago and for 1 or 2 others: I still have the windows update popup too.

Can anyone help me...? at least stop the forced updates...

I wasn't able to put pictures here, but I have them on:

So, I've tried some troubleshooting:

1-selecting "Correct Problems with Windows Update"
2-transfering and executing WindowsUpdate.diagcab . The first time I believe it said it corrected registry or registration and windows updates.    After that, I've executed again 3/4times and it said it corrected registry
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Hey all,

I posted a thread 5 days ago and now it has been deleted after I checked for any updates. I followed all rules so I am not sure why it was deleted, as I am just seeking help as others are.

I have a laptop about 2 weeks old. After running a string of windows updates, my machine now blue screens every single time the machine is shut down. I sought help from Dell, but the service was barely what I can consider help, so I have come here for some assistance.

Anything will be appreciated,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8009A79B30
BCP3: FFFFFA8009A79E10
BCP4: FFFFF800031CB270
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD on every shutdown after windows updates installed, F4 error

There wasn't too much to go on in the dump. if you think it was a Windows Update, try to restore to a point just before the update. System Restore

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IE 9 is already installed. But windows update says that an optional update is to install IE 9. When I try to apply the update, I get error code 9C48. Attached are the requested files to troubleshoot the problem.

I have tried everything I could find on the internet from changing permissions in the registry to manually deleting files in the command line.

The sfc /scannow returned with no exceptions found.

Please help, thanks in advance...

A:IE9 already installed but windows updates wants to install. Error 9C48

Hi, it has been 5 days since I posted here. Am I missing something? How long does it usually take to get a reply?

Thanks again.

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Okay, so I was installing the Windows 7 Ultimate updates for my grandfather's laptop. Now, lemme just say that the laptop is old and the casing clearly says "Designed for Windows XP" and he had told me that it was messed up and he got it fixed, so I'm guessing that whomever fixed it put Windows 7 on it. So last night, I booted it up to continue doing research on something else I was doing for him and it took about an hour to boot up because it was configuring something (I think it said it was the service pack). Before that though, earlier in the day, I actually downloaded two programs that would allow me to use the laptop as a WiFi access point. Once it finally booted up last night, it said that the copy wasn't genuine. "Windows 7 Build 7601 is not geniune" is in the bottom corner of the desktop now.

I was looking up the other threads and decided to finally register and make a thread myself as I wanted to see if I could get a specific instruction on how to fix this or if this really is a counterfeit copy. So here's info I'm sure some of you will ask for:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
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A:Installed Window Updates, Windows 7 No longer Genuine?

<SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1501 </Model></SYSTEM>
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Unfortunately, it is a counterfeit installation of Windows - its a DELL laptop with an ACER OEM installation of Windows. That can never happen.

The only solution is to purchase a genuine version of Windows and reinstall it.

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