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WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

Q: WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes


I have a ton of Updates, Sec. Updates, and hot fixes installed on WinXP. Is it ok for me to uninstall all but the most recent udates and hotfixes out of the previously listed categories without problems?

Preferred Solution: WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

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A: WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

No, you shouldn't uninstall any updates.

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Hello again. I asked for help a few years back and a gracious fellow solved the problem. He had me download a few programs the analyze. then we fixed the problem.
I have a laptop running win 7 64 bit. Pro. It says I have all the updates and hotfixes, Today I downladed Belarc Advisor and it says there are 14 important and critical fixes that are missing,
Not all the original M$ software is there, A lot has been removed over the years as I prefer to rin third party software.
Belarc says the issues found must be addressed. Those fixes may be for software that no longer exists, Can someone help me with this? I don't know what to do?
Not sure if I am in the right forum,
Thank You,

A:Microsoft Hotfixes and Updates?

Hi alcohan Are you able to list here the Windows Updates/Hotfixes that Belarc warns you about? Their KB numbers. If you can, we'll be able to look them up and tell you if they apply to you or not. Some of them could have been discontinued, replaced or else and Belarc cannot tell them apart like that.

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Can Hotfixes and update leftovers be deleted like Windows XP? in which folder they are saved now in windows 7? i want to check how much space is staking and if its worth the gain. I have a recently created full backup and image system just in case something goes wrong so that may not be a problem.

A:want to delete Hotfixes and Updates Leftovers

If you want delete downloaded updates just empty C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder.Opposite to XP you cannot clear hotfixes list or delete unused backups (the only exceptions will be service packs like in Vista -I think so)

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I did, a whole slew of them, when I was redirected to a spoofed Microsoft Update site. How do I go about removing them, and/or repairing the damage done, anyone have any idea?

A:Anyone Else Download Bogus Microsoft Patches/Updates/Hotfixes?

Follow this: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

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There was an Office vulnerability that was fixed with the April patch Tuesday in an Office update, but we've had trouble making sure all users have the updated Office patch as N-Central(our patch management tool) doesn't always list what build/patch Office
is currently running accurately.

We do know all our PCs have the April/May security updates. Is the Office Update combined into the big monthly one?

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.

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Its been doing most of these updates forever, when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done... It's like they never finish. This happens every night for the past 6 months or so i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help. I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9D9F00D6-4ACE-4595-9A2E-8B72A3B5B243}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
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A:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens

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I have a whole ton of security updates for windows XP going back over 2 years in my Add/Remove programs list and I want to know if it is safe to delete those older than the most recent ones. Its taking up too much space on my computer and because of that I have stopped any current regular updates by switching off the automatic updates settings. Could someone please advise me if it is safe to do this?

A:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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Receiving in WU about 4 security updates for .Net Framework 4.0 and 2 improvement Updates .Net Framework 4.0.

Strange, i'm feeling some of those are already installed....since two or three months

They're still not listed at MS Download Center.

Looks those are only .Net Framework 4.0 Extended & Shared

A:Massive .Net Framework 4.0 Security Updates & Updates

Removed all of the version 4.0, looks like a big MS bug as it was constantly offered in W.U.

False alert!

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How do I merge winxp hotfixes so as to create a new winxp sp2 cd with all the hotfixes?

Thanks in advance

A:procedure for slipstreaming winxp hotfixes into winxp sp2 cd

Use nLite

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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


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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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Hi all,

I've been getting WinXP updates installed on my computer everytime I shut it down for about the last 2 months now. I'm wondering if this is legit or do I have some sort of malware? My computer is ok otherwise. I've been also getting these Microsoft software error reporting boxes for the same amt of time too. I don't know if these 2 issues could be connected, somehow. Thoughts?


A:WinXP updates

Do you have Defender? That updates all the time. You could check your update history at the Microsoft Update website.

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This is just a quick questions I hope, Is there a way to backup Winxp automatic updates? I'm only wondering as when I'm putting together a new system I have to venture online and spend ages downloading them again, this isn't so helpfull when I have a couple of seperate machines to work on!!

A:Automatic Updates -- Winxp

Hi FireKracker. You can download the individual hotfixes, but I have learned the hard way that the order in which they are installed is important. You would have to write down that order as they are being installed. In the C:\WINDOWS directory you will find blue (compressed) folders that hold all the old pieces of XP that were replaced by updates. The code number of each hotfix is embedded in each folder name ($NtUninstallKBnnnnnn$). This way you can determine exactly which ones were installed. The "KBnnnnnn" part is the update file name.Remember that each PC will have its own unique set of updates depending on its hardware and software that in it. I also found (the hard way, too) that installing updates that are not needed has a bad effect on the system.Here's where you can download the individual updates/hotfixes/patches:http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/index.htmlhttp://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack.htmlDownloading 75+ hotfixes will be extremely tedious. You would also probablygo cross-eyed reading all those 6-digit KB numbers. You might be able to take a shortcut by downloading this package. I wouldn't install this package automatically because I heard that it causes problems. Get individual hotfixes from it.http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Ryan...load-22694.htmlHere's the official MS list of hotfixes (Knowlege Base articles):http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

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Major problem in our area is the lack of high speed internet connections. The majority of my students are still using dial up unless they come into the school library. This presents problems with obtaining updates for their home computers. The library computers are restricted; no software may be added. Is there a way to obtain updates directly using community computers but directly downloaded all needed updates to a USB drive?

A:Downloading WINXP updates to USB

There really isn't an easy way to do this since Microsoft doesn't typically distribute the updates in this way.

There is this option from Microsoft:
Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the Microsoft Download Center

I've never used one of these discs so I'm not sure how it works but its worth checking out.

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I just installed Windows Professional (full version). The mobo is a MSI K7N2G-L. Right after installing this, I went straight to windows update and....nothing. Is this right?

oh, this CD includes Service Pack 1.

A:no updates after installing WinXP?

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Is it possible to set the automated updates for WIN XP without updating IE past what it is as it came with my copy of WIN XP in Nov. 2006? Is it reasonable to set auto updates for WIN XP? Is it possible to selectively update parts of WIN XP? How do you decide what updates to do if the latter is possible?

A:Automatic updates to WINXP but no IE 7

I always have updates running. I use Firefox so I don't have this problem. Do you want to keep using IE7?

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Today I wanted to see if there were any Critical Updates for my WinXP/IE8 and went to the: Windows Update

And got pop-up box with message:
Internet Explorer Security Warning
Do you want to install this softwasre?
Name: Windows Update
Publisher: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
More Options:
I CLICKED ON INSTALL and then I get a screen that states:
Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer.
A malfuntioning or malicious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close
this webpage.
What you can do:
Go to your home page
Try to return to microsoft.com
More nformation
If I am supposed to allow this
"Name: Windows Update
Publisher: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher"
to install, how would I do that (and why am I getting this warning? Never got one before like this!)

I read a post somewhere about unchecking something in IE8 - Tools/Advanced/Security.....etc.

But don't know what or if I should uncheck, should I allow this program (Name: Windows Update... Publisher: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher) to install and then re-check the box again?

A:WinXP / IE 8 Critical Updates

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It looks like I will have to reinstall winxp in order to solve my reboot on shutdown problem. What about all the windows updates I have received since it has been in residence?
I would hate to have to update my ver of windows from scratch. Is there a way of copying the download location of all the updates and reinstalling when i have done the rebuild?

A:reinstalling winxp/updates

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Great forum.

Iím running WinXp Home edition SP2, IE7. Iím having issues when trying to download files of off the internet and also Microsoft Windows updates. For some reason most of the downloads are slow and will just slow down (kbps) then just stop and sit there at a certain percentage until I click ďcloseĒ. No errors or anything, it just sits there. And Iím on cable modem. This seems to happen especially with .exe files. Even with files as small as 1Meg. In fact I couldnít download the HJT.exe file. I Googled HJT.zip and was able then to download it as a zip fileÖ strange. However, sometimes I can download files like off of rapidshare, (like a 90MEG file) itís weird. Iíve tried download managers like Getright and DAP with no help. Same issue but Getright displays a forbidden error 400 or something like that. When I try to download with DAP I can watch the kbps go from like 50-40 KB/sec then eventually slows down to 0 then it will eventually timeout and tell me that the file cannot be downloaded. Iíve tried Mozilla; same issue.

Also, and Iím not sure if this is related, but when I try to do a Microsoft update, it times out. I get the green scroll bar, but after about 5 minutes it stops and the page says:

ďThe website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view."

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A:downloads and WinXP Updates stall

Hi and welcome. Please don't duplicate post. Since you posted a Hijack This log, it's best to leave this thread open (please review the first post in that forum for the proper decorum).


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Where do I find which updates my WinXP has received? How can I tell that I'm up to date without using windows update online?

Thanks in advance.

A:Where do I find which updates my WinXP has received? How can I tell that I'm up to da

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I have two pc's that are truely "stand-alone". I need to get them updated on a regular schedule (monthly would work). I'm trying to find a way to:
(1) get the updates from a machine that is connected to the internet
(2) save the updates to a cd or flash drive
(3) save them to the stand-alone pcs to update them

Is there an "easy" way to do this. MS has released so many, the thought of locating each update/patch from MS's site, is daunting. Is there a something I can get that will retrieve these files for me, so I can just save them and physically transfer them?

Desperately awaiting your suggestions

Thank you,
John R
Semper Fi!

A:Solved: WinXP Pro - How do I install updates?

From the PC that is connected to the internet, perform your automatic updates each month. After the reboot (if required) go to Add or Remove Programs. Select "Show updates" at the top then scroll down to the windows updates. Each hotfix will show when it was installed so you can easily identify which ones need to be transferred to the other machines and select one of the fixes. A link to the update is available by selecting "Click here for support information" and then select the Support Information link. After browsing to the MS link select the IT Professionals link and find the download you need. They each download as EXE-files that can be transferred any way that is convenient.

This is time consuming since it isn't automated, but it's not hard and once you get caught up there aren't that many each month.

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Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].


A:remove winXP updates in control panel?

mhaines said:

Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].

regardsClick to expand...

There can't be 80 and you should not remove any unless it has been proven that a particular one is causing a problem and posting your email address is not a wise thing to do.

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Help! My MS updates won't install. They've downloaded o.k., yet fail to install. I've tried to install with firewall and antivirus disabled, yet no go. Any ideas?
Thank you,

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This desktop has Win XP Pro service pack 2.
Have had weird crashes with different programs used getting exception codes.
I normally use Firefox 3.x as browser but I thought maybe a fix would be to check Microsofts update website.
To do so I used IE 7.

MS update page says
Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:

Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended)
then has a error code and goes to download again. and back to above.

MS update program is functional and started
I even went so far as to manually download SP3, it fails to install
I then installed Win XP Pro ( a overwrite and not blowing out all existing other programs)
that did nothing in allowing MS updates to work
Reinstalled the MS update program, made no difference

BIT protocol is working as needed for MS update program

In internet searching slants that the win XP has been hijacked and windows update is prevented from working ?

I downloaded the hijack program mentioned on this forum and results below

any help as I have a lot of software used in my work no longer supported and do not want to have to reformat and start all over again
At this point cannot do any MS updates, and have odd failures when running certain programs and vendors say not due to their software which had worked fine for years before this on this desktop

Many thanks for any help

Not sure what this log could pinpoint as to what the problem is

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A:WinXP Pro MS updates fails odd exception codes

Bump, I posted this 2 days ago and really need some advise on a cure as I need this P/C functional for my work

Thanks for any help

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My laptop crashed, and I was able to resurrect it using the Repair option. When I got back online, there were 76 critical updates that supposedly needed to install. I downloaded them via Windows Update, but none will install. I'm thinking that they are already installed, and that the repair somehow is "telling" update that they aren't installed yet. How do I reset this to either install the updates, or convince the system they are already installed?? Thanks.

A:Windows updates not installing after WinXP repair

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Hi all,

I've been trying forever to install the latest updates for Windows XP. There seem to be 6 of them. The following three don't install:

KB941568, KB941569, KB946627

I tried to manually download them; it states "Please wait while setup inspects current configuration, archives your current files, and updates your files." However, it stops midway for each of the above and says "The directory or file cannot be created."

Any suggestions?



A:can not install several updates for WinXP (KB941568, KB941569, KB946627)

Hi all,

I wanted to give an update. I spoke with FOUR MS techs by phone. None were helpful. I got an email from one of them, and it outlines what they've done with me to try to help. None of it worked, but I thought I'd post what has been done:

Problem Description:
customer issue
- update failed to install
KB941568 - MS07-064: Vulnerabilities in DirectX could allow remote code execution
KB941569 - MS07-068: Vulnerability in Windows Media file format could allow remote code execution
KB946627 - Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2

Troubleshooting Performed:
Action: try to delete entry on prefetch folder
Result: done
Action: try to delete entry on temp folder
Result: done
Action: try to delete entry on %temp% folder
Result: done
Action: try to optimize internet explorer
Result: done
Action: try to register the follwing files
Result: successful
Action: net stop wuauserv
Result: done
Action: ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold
Result: done
Action: net start wuauserv
Result: done
Action: try to install the following update
KB941568 - MS07-064: Vulnerabilities in DirectX could allow remote code execution
KB941569 - MS07-068: Vulnerability in Windows Media file format could allow remote code execution
KB946627 - Update for Internet Explorer for Windo... Read more

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I find it odd that when I do a Windows Update in Windows 7, the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) updates are also found. But if I do a Windows Update in XP Mode, the MSE updates are not found. I don't suppose this is controllable? I'd like the Windows Update to find MSE updates.

A:MSE updates flagged in Win 7 updates but not XP Mode updates

In XP you have to go into the "Add/Remove" programs and check off the "Show updates" box at the top to reveal the MS updates installed.

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

I usually run this when buying used equipment ive run it twice this week first time it did its job , but this time its not downloading its updates .

Just a black download bar for last 20 mins .

any idea before i unload it , lenovo - thinkpad t420 it does have loads of preinstalled nonsense software on in .

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Get-MsrcSecurityUpdate does not seem to list some "security only" updates in the xml output.
It does list all the other updates including Monthly rollups. Is there a way to retrieve this?
For example, the following updates are missing from the output when the command
Get-MsrcSecurityUpdate -Year 2017 was executed:

4015548, 4014985,   4014986,   4014987 and 4014988.

Mansur Farooq

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Thank you for all your support and security updates for my two Surface RTs. 
They?re great and I don?t want to see them go.  A quick aside? It would be nice for my two Surface RTs and me, if Microsoft had a change of heart and decided to port Windows 10 RT with Office RT for Surface RT and get a few
more years support.  Anyway.
Today one of my Surface RT 8.1 provided the option on shut down, to update and restart, which I did. 
It said it was installing 4 updates.  When rebooted, I went to view update history and found two failed updates and three successful ones for a total of five. 
The first one in the list that failed is this one here below.

Then to get more information, I clicked the link shown there for 4048958 to learn more. 
That took me to the Microsoft Security Update Guide, where I searched for 4048958 and was provide two links for RT 8.1. 
Both links, one for IE11 and one for RT 8.1, go to the KB 4048958 article, which says to get more information, go to the Security Update Guide, which of course takes one back to the KB. 
Not very informative loop I guess.
The second update that is on the list above showing as failed, is the one for Adobe to prevent remote code execution. 
When I am in Windows Update and double-click the failed entry for Adobe, and then click the link for more information, it takes me to a URL that does not show a KB number and provides a link for more i... Read more

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

A:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I did a complete system restore (to factory state) of my X1 Carbon 5th Gen system.  Following the restore, I use Vantage to search for Lenovo updates - and it only finds 3 optional updates, but ZERO critical updates.  Then I run Windows Update and it also finds ZERO updates - says my system is up to date, even though the only updates it has installed are Malicious Software updates. It even keeps dropping the wifi connection, despite the wifi being perfectly stable. Have I completely destroyed this system?  Below are screen shots of the Vantage window with the BIOS and product number.  I've never had such an issue like this after a full system restore.  Thanks! 

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:


A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

A:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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I keep getting Error message: Install Failure after Windows updates are downloaded and Windows attempts to install those updates.

The download is successfull, however, after Windows 7 attempts to install those updates I get this message:

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

After Windows attempts the installations of those updates, I get the following message: Failure configuring Service Pack. Reverting Changes. Error_install_failure (0x80070643).

I contacted Microsoft on the problem via emails....they went through a number of trouble shooting techniques....but after all of their recommendations, all they could tell me was to reinstall Windows 7.

I really would not like to do that. Do you have any idea what the problem is?

I have HP Pavilian dv6-3010 us Entertainment Notebook
Windows7, 64bit syatem, 8 gigabytes of Ram, 320Gig Hard Drive

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.

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Hello I just asking if there is Spectre and Meltdown patched bios coming to Yoga 910-13IKB. Latest bios is old from June 2017, which don't have any patches for Spectre and Meltdown. Also I would want to have newer Graphics driver. Available driver is even older than bios and Intels own drivers are not supported. I was suprised that Windows 10 1809 worked with this old drivers. 

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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 read that Microsoft quit updating Windows 7 last year, which explains why there have been no updates on my PC for over a year. I would like to continue receiving security updates somehow. How can I keep my Windows 7 PC secure? I have Avast and Malwarebytes, but I have not been running scans every day. Is it still OK for me to use sites that save credit card numbers, like Amazon?

Thank you!

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I am currently trying to get my boyfriends computer working properly again. A couple of weeks ago it stopped receiving security updates. Nothing had been downloaded (actively) around that time until he tried to fix a problem with random and irrelevant pop ups. I have removed WinDefender 2009 as well as elements found of Total Security 2009 (TS-2009). Windows updates, Norton updates, and Ad-Aware updates are all being blocked. (Error = No connection to download server.) Also the installation of other security type software such as SpySweeper and SpyBot are being blocked. I managed to trick the computer into allowing the Microsoft web scan by typing the URL for the alternate verification method as many of the Microsoft pages relating to security downloads and interaction are blocked. This tool found upwards of 40 items and at least 3 issues. Unfortunately once the scan was finished the computer was frozen and I was unable to see the details of the report. I also went into the services to make sure the Automatic Updates are set to Automatic. Every time I do this it changes back to Disabled once it click Apply and the option to start the service does not become available. I believe there is something hiding in the system causing this but I'm having trouble finding it so I can get it out.

The OS is Windows XP and I am comfortable working in the registry as long as I know what items I need to delete or what changes (specifically) need to be made. I am not comfortable with the... Read more

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W=2000XP.IE6,, About 2 months ago, I { && many, many others } had problems with MS automatic updates.Seems a couple of the updates did more damage than anything else. I had to go into Safe Mode to restore my computer to an earlier date. All is running very well, now, with automatic updates turned off. I do get the pop-up at the bottom telling me this alert, but I ignore. ONLY thing is, I am NOT updating anything right now !! I am unsure of what I need & what I don't need, or what may damage my computer. I am fairly computer experienced & don't know the best way to custom install a few updates, here & there, as are best for my system. What is the BEST way for me to keep the system safe , as far as updates go ??

A:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !

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I have found a new flaw on this issue. It turns out that if IE is NOT the default browser, the option to move from Windows only to MS Updates will be missing! I guess this is part of the improved customer experience. This is after the site is added in compatibility
We were unable to get Office updated with Chrome as the default brower. Even using IE and pasting in the Windows update link directly in, the option to use MS Update is hidden. For what possible purpose?
Simply by setting IE as the default and using the EXACT SAME LINK, the option is now present. Wow! Really?
I hope this saves someone some time as it wasted about two hours today.

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Dell Latitude 2120. Windows 7 trying to restore at boot up, loads 18000+ updates then restores again in loop. Safe mode attemp restore lists OS C: as only selectable drive, operating drive is D:
<DIR> lookup shows an apple update and delete april of 2013 appears to be when problem started.

A:Windows 7 restore to updates, no boot, loop back to updates

Quote: Originally Posted by whitefoote

Dell Latitude 2120. Windows 7 trying to restore at boot up, loads 18000+ updates then restores again in loop. Safe mode attemp restore lists OS C: as only selectable drive, operating drive is D:
<DIR> lookup shows an apple update and delete april of 2013 appears to be when problem started.

Hi whitefoote,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Kindly check this link which should be helpful in resolving this issue:

Failure to Boot

Also, you can perform a factory install if you have taken a backup using dell software:


Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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