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

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

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.

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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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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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Is there a list of hotfixes that are required to be installed prior to installing SP1?

I am trying to slipstream SP1 into an installation DVD for Windows 7. It works fine, however, after I installed my newly created DVD, I found an update that said "You must install this patch before you install SP1. If you have already installed SP1, please uninstall it, reinstall this patch, then reinstall SP1." Obviously I want to integrate that patch before I slipstream SP1.

Is there a list of patches that need to be applied before SP1 is applied?


A:List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?


Read through my blurb below to see if there if anything useful there to assist you....
Make sure your computer is updated as recommended before proceeding....

Win 7 SP1.
Generic steps to take before installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

* How to increase your chances of installing Service Pack 1 successfully.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Update your device drivers to the most recent Windows 7 device drivers from your computer manufacture's support web site (for your specific make and model)

* Start by installing the chipset/motherboard driver followed by the remaining available drivers.

* Run the SFC /SCANNOW command. This will check and repair if necessary any critical Windows system files.
Click on Start/All programs/Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt option and select 'Run as administrator'.
At the command prompt enter: SFC /SCANNOW

* Run the System Update Readiness Tool:
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

* Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 – How to install Step by Step
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

* Win7 SP1: Installation tips
Windows 7 SP1 Follow-up

* Also: Steps to take before installing Win7 SP1
Steps to follow before you ... Read more

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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:


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How do I make a script to list all installed updates? I have searched online for this and found somewhat confusing information.

A:Script to list all installed updates?

This for a text file (from a command prompt)

wmic qfe list brief /format:texttablewsys > "%USERPROFILE%\hotfix.txt"
or this for a html

wmic qfe list brief /format:htable > "%USERPROFILE%\hotfix.html"
This will put the file in your home directory, so feel free to change the output path to wherever you like, if you like.

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When I was having problems with KB2975719, and going thru solutions, it drove me nuts trying to find if I had certain updates installed from the Installed List in Windows 8.1 since they are not in numerical order. (Contol Panel >Uninstall A Program > View Installed Updates)

I finally figured out where to find a numerical list which I could check much easier in determining if the updates required in some solutions were installed on my pc.

1. Install Belarc Advisor

2. Run and open Belarc Advisor

3. At the bottom of the opening page of BA, click on "click here to see all installed hotfixes" - a numeric order list.

4. Just to be sure all were there, I printed this list and manually compared it to my Control Panel Installed Updates one time.

I then had a numerical list to compare to all the KB's required for installation of KB2975719. Much easier for this simple brain than remembering a number and looking for it jumbled list. Hopefully this will help some of you in the future, particularly if MS continues to issue and pull back updates the way they have been.

A:How to Get a List of Installed Updates In Numeric Order

You can also open the Admin Command Prompt and type:
wmic qfe list full /format:htable > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\hotfix.html"

The above will create an HTML file in table format on your desktop.

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A minor issue...

Windows 'Backup and Restore' treats the installed Windows Update list as temporary and something that should not be included in a disk image. This means that any restore process returns a 'no updates have been installed' message and the list is blank. Of course all the previous updates are still present and correct and things pick up correctly from this point on.

Question. Is there a simple .text file etc that stores this data ? I'm thinking that if there is, then a copy could be made prior to running a restore and that this file could then be transplanted back thus restoring the full update history.

As you can see in the image. I have only this months updates installed despite running W10 since last year. Why ? Because I restored a disk image last week. The list has been reset.

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I got hinted to ask my question (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/how-to-list-installed-rollup-updates-like/9d8c1d56-9fc3-4491-874d-66713859a756?tm=1476895167430&auth=1) at Microsoft TechNet, so here I go:

After successfully installing KB3185330 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system I'm now looking for the proper way to check for its successful installation.

I've tried

wmic qfe list full | findstr /i 3118309powershell (([activator]::CreateInstance([type]::GetTypeFromProgID("Microsoft.Update.Session",$Computer))).CreateUpdateSearcher()).Search("IsInstalled=1 or IsInstalled=0").Updatessysteminfo

Also the GUI ist quite confusing:

It's in the update history of Windows Update but doesn't show up when searched forWhen clicking on "Installed Updates" (or checking "Installed Software and Features") it's not showing up at all

Any idea on how to get proper information (besides checking WindowsUpdate.Log) on whether this update has been installed or not? I'm particularly keen on command line (powershell, wmi, wsh, ...) solutions.

For machines where the update is hidden, the above powershell snippet does return information. If however the install was successful I'm not getting anything.
As a workaround I've resorted to querying setup event log but somehow I'm doubting that's the proper way, particularly as these items may vanish over time due to space constraints.
A similiar questi... Read more

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 With All Patches
I have tried using wmic and powershell as suggested in a number of posts.  None of the outputs include the full information under the Name column in View Update History.  wmic includes the URL for the knowledgebase article instead of the description.
The varies powershell scripts also do not produce the information under Name.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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lDear friends, I have the Win.7 Professional version,installed on 11/11/10. The multinational company to which i am a consultant Physician and Diabetologist has bought the Win.7s as bulk (volume) licenses in August'2010. So, when i replaced Win.XP Pro with this version,the OS downloaded FIFTY ONE (sorry for the bold type) MS updates.

I visited the following site, just to check whether i missed any critical updates. Link : Download the Windows 7 Security monthly updates and patches. I checked out by selecting to download and install TWO critical updates from the September ones and found that the system needed them.

Should i download the SP1 (correct me if i am wrongo) for the Win.7 i have. I have not seen in the ADD/REMOVE panel any SP1 (which means i don't have it). Help me out and thanks a lot for the patient reading. All informed help is gratefully accepted.

Warm Regards,

Link : http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows...y-updates-2010

A:Relevence of ms updates prior to the date of installation?

SP1 is still in beta testing which means beta testers and enthusiast users are trying it out to identify bugs that MS will then fix in the final release. I suggest you skip the beta and wait for the final release, at that time SP1 will be delivered automatically to your PC via windows updates. You're not missing much because in any case SP1 will be more or less all the hotfixes released till then bundled together.

As for the question in the title of your post, MS doesnt release new RTM disks everytime a patch or hotfix comes out. So the win7 install disks will be the same whether you bought them in October last year or in October this year. thats why you need to downlaod and install all the updates irrespective of when you installed. But after SP1 final is released, the new install disks will have sp1 integrated.

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Hi All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.


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Hi All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.


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XPS13 with Windows 10.  See screen shot below.  Dell Support Assist program says the two driver updates are recommended.  clicking "install" it shows progress to install, then says installed, but on refresh or re-entry to the program it still shows them as needing to be installed.  No errors generated.  Other driver updates done the same way without issue.  Suggestions?

A:Dell SupportAssist - says driver updates are installed but still showing need to be installed after refresh?

Don't use Dell Support assist with windows 10. Windows 10 will install generic drivers if Dell doesn't have win 10 drivers. You should mention the full model name of the computer. Does Dell support your model for upgrading to win 10? If so, get the win 10 drivers from Dell Drivers and Downloads.

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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 21 updates that seem to install fine in windows update, but when I restart the same 21 updates are still there waiting to be installed, this has been going on for a while now.

On a side note after leaving the computer alone usually when I come back to it it has "recovered from a serious error" although I never actually witness a BSOD, and it never fully goes into sleep mode.

A:Updates install but wont stay installed.

You may not have seen them but you are suffering multiple BSODs

First off if your OCing in anyway stop, return everything to stock settings for the purposes of testing

Run some scans to check against virus or infection
Windows Defender Offline

Run some basic hardware tests
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Disk Check (windows based check)
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure (bootable disk check)

Some of your crashes are related to your graphics drivers
Update your graphics drivers to the latest ones, its best to uninstall old drivers then run Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling then install new drivers from here AMD Graphics Drivers & Software there is an auto detect and install option if your not sure

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Just found out Win 7 SP1 was not auto-installed in a netbook and a home PC today, even though both machines were set up to auto-update. The SP1 was sitting in the Windows update notification. Is this normal?

Also after manually installing SP1 (i.e. click OK in Windows update), some old updates started to pop up and asked to be installed. I suppose they were for the SP1. Is this normal?

Just hoping this is not some kind of virus.


A:Win 7 SP1 not auto-installed & old updates popup after manual install?

Apart from what you listed above...
Does everything else appear to be running normally?

Re a possible infection.

How about getting a second opinion?
Download Malwarebytes free version.
Install it.
Update it immediately & do a full system scan.
Let us know the result please.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

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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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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.

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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I recently installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit edition. As the installation finished the computer restarted and I did not give it another thought. Later on I returned to the Windows Update screen to see if there were any recent updates available for my PC. To my surprise all the older updates that I previously installed before the service pack installation have reappeared. My question now is, Do I reinstall the older updates? and Will they overwrite any files that the Service Pack 1 installation has already installed?

A:Win 7 SP1 Installed, Previously Installed Updates Reappear

If they are already installed and the new updates overwrite, it is not going to cause a problem. The worst that could happen is that you will be up to date.

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Hello all.

I have a Windows XP machine that keeps telling me that I need to install 2 security updates.

KB956572 and KB981852. The problem is that these updates are already installed and appear in my Add/Remove Programs. So I go ahead and install the updates again anyway. The machine says the updates installed successfully. However after a system reboot, the same 2 updates pop up again saying that they need to be installed.

I have removed/uninstalled the updates in question. Re-installed them. No success. They still come up as needing to be installed. I have tried re-registering the windows updates components and have cleared the temporary folders of windows update but still the same result.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas? Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Installed security updates say they need to be installed

Try installing manually. Read what post #7 says in this link.


Is the system up-to-date with SP3 installed ?

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My windows7 64bit installation is fine the way it is.

I know it is possible to save the installed updates/fixes which are somewhere on my disk in a windows-folder. I read this somewhere. And later reinstall them all together if I need to reinstall windows7 from the original ISO (which does not have the updates). How do I do this can you guys give me a detailed walk-through?

Also, does it matter in which order I reinstall these updates/fixes with a fresh install of windows7? When I got the updates online I think I remember that some updates were installed in a particular order. So maybe this is important.

A:How to save & reinstall installed updates/fixes with fresh install?

The order is important. That's why it is better to rely on the automatic update. And also, by the time you reinstall (if ever) some of the old updates may have been superseeded by newer ones. A 'manual intervention' is not worth it and bears a lot of risks.

If you want to avoid having to reinstall from scratch one day, make periodic images (with free Macrium). Then you can always go back to a prior image and avoid the painful update process.

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I had already installed, successfully I might add, a Definitions update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321). The Update already installed and now it keeps coming up with the same error unable to install update:
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80070643
I tried uninstalling the installed update and Windows won't do it returning an "Unspecified error" response. I have Windows 10 Home (32bit) installed and I cannot find a way to get Update, as you used to be able do, to HIDE the offending update. (THANKS Microsoft for removing functionality from Windows YET AGAIN).
I'm at my wits end with this. . I have asked about this problem before directly reporting the issue to Microsoft (Surprise surprise... NO RESPONSE. I'd get a better response from a brick wall). Seriously not happy; considering cutting my losses and reverting (AS I STILL HAVE MY INSTALL DISCS) to Windows 7 or moving to Linux. Way to go to p**s off users!

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Hi all,
I head to this section on advise by a Moderator from the Virus/trojan/Spyware Help section.
After cleaning the machine from a rootkit I have this issue:
I removed and then reinstalled SP3 (twice) and after downoading the updates now my pc prompts me to install updates that appear to be already in the system.
The last update haunting me is KB2633952 (before it was KB981793).
After every reboot I have the yellow update icon on the toolbar (down on the left, close to the clock). If start the installation procedure it ends telling me it is impossible to install. I tried to download it directly from Microsoft download center and the result is an installation error: "update cannot be installed as a newer or same timezone has already been installed on the System".
If I search the system I find the update in these directories:
1) C:\Windows\System32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}
2) C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\be9e26e54f7a2d73396715001d0e1e17\update
3) C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.old\be9e26e54f7a2d73396715001d0e1e17\update

Please note that the system now appears to be cleared from malware.

A:[SOLVED] Windows update prompting to install updates already installed

Go to Control Panel/Date and Time make sure that your computer is in the Right time zone for your area, and the check box for automatically update for Daylight Savings time is checked. Then go to the Internet Time tab and update your time to the current time. then you can try the Update again.

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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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On Windows Embedded Standard PosReady 7 64 bits, I try to find in the registry the values for :

 # install OS Date
 # install Updates Dates
 # Boot OS Date
Can you help me ?

Do I need to search at WMIC level ?


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is there a list about windows 7 updates date and info release?

i tried it but without luck


A:is there a list about w7 updates date and info?

Hello drugo,

Normally, you could view your update history for details about them. Windows Update - View Update History Details
I suppose that you could also search the Microsoft Update Catalog for details about updates.

NOTE: You may need to click on the Run Control option for the 'MUCatalogWebControl Class' if prompted, then close and reload the page to use this.

Hope this helps some.

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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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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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Windows 8.1 hasn't sucessfully updated since 9-15-15. what do I need to do?

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I wonder if anyone can help me with the following: I am new to Vista and only installed it on my new system about a week ago so I expect there is a simple solution to everything!

When I first downloaded and installed all the recommended updates I kept having problems restarting Vista and had to boot from the DVD and repair/restore. Eventually I worked out that installing the updates in similar groups (e.g. all the x64 updates, then drivers etc) and shutting down the system after each install and then turning it back on seemed to enable them to install properly.

When I had eventually finished this (it took a while) I turned the computer off happy! However, when I turned it back on the next day and looked at the available ones - most of them were the ones I'd installed the day before! Mostly x64 and security updates but also 9600GT driver updates and my wireless LAN driver update - all of which had installed successfully the day before.

I've refreshed the list to check it's not old and have double checked the updates installed and they did.

Any help in resolving the above woul be much appreciated. (SP1 is also not offered for update yet)

A:Updates appear again after I've installed them.

That's an interesting problem. I did some research on it, and found Microsoft has an actual support page dedicated to this problem here, though it's not very helpful.

It pretty much just tells you to boot up in Safe Mode and install the updates.

Also, these aren't updates to the updates (if that makes sense) are they? I've had that before - on a fresh computer, Windows Update will suggest I move to version 1.2 of a driver, I install it, and on reboot it decides now I need 1.4.

If I were you, I'd try to install SP1 first, and see what it decides to tell you from there. This sounds like a weird glitch in your current setup more than anything.

They do list as "Installed" in the history, right?

Anyways, try downloading SP1 and reporting back?

Hopefully this helped a bit, though it probably didn't.

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The following updates were not installed:

Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP 3 (KB968816)

I have tried over and over without success to perform this *crucial* update. At first there were several items failing to be updated but as I did them individually, this one seems to be the trouble source.

I install using automatic updates, express and manual, with no luck. So then I head over to the microsoft download website and try installing from there, but still no luck. My little yellow exclamation point shield has camped out permanently on my task bar, and Microsoft seems to think this update is critical to the safety & performance of my pc.

I am running Windows xp, (idk what version, don't think it's pro) and any other information you need I will get to you if you would just talk me through how to do that.

Your consideration of my problem is much appreciated. I do hope someone has the ~magic answer~ to my ~not-so-magical question~. Thanks so much.

A:Some (one) updates could not be installed?

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This computer needs to have 52 updates installed...

How do I do this??

The computer was purchased in November of 2009 and no updates have been installed.


A:52 Updates need to be installed.

Hello Vickie,

I would recommend to install only the SP1 update first to eliminate some of the others, then only install the ones that are selected by default each time you check for updates until no more are selected by default. From here, only install a few at a time to avoid them from conflicting with each other while installing.

If you have Windows Ultimate, then you will not need to install any language packs unless you needed to use that display language.

Hope this helps,

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cannot install Windows 8
update for x64 based Systems(KB2920189)

A:updates were not installed

A bit more detail please. Where did you start, where were you when it failed, were there any error messages - nothing serious or personal, just enough to get a clear picture of your situation.

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I have two updates which are being installed every day, and more than once a day. They are: KB977165 and KB981852.

My update history says they have been installed 3 times successfully, but still they come back for more.

Can anyone give me any clues as to what is going on? Never seen this behaviour before.

A:Updates being installed again and again

Try this Windows Update - Reset

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When I try to update I get a message saying Windows can not find wuapp.exe

A:W10 is installed but cannot do updates

Originally Posted by mitrajoon

When I try to update I get a message saying Windows can not find wuapp.exe

Seems like Windows update files are missing.
Let us check the system Files.To do this do both of these:
Perform System File Check (SFC)
Follow the steps:

a. Press “Windows Key + Q” to open search Bar.

b. Type “cmd” without quotes in the search box.

c. On the left pane, right click on the “cmd” option and select “Run as Administrator”.

d. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ without quotes and hit enter.

run the System update readiness command. It detects incorrect manifests, cabinets or registry data, it may replace the incorrect data with corrected version available. Follow the steps.

Press Windows key + X.Click command prompt (Run as administrator).In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press Enter key after each command:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
To close the Administrator: Command prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.
Reply back with the results would be happy to help.

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I have downloaded and installed Windows 7 updates dating back to 2010. Once an update has
been installed successfully, is it really necessary to keep it in the Update History file?

A:Installed updates

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updates are not getting installed. kept for three days continous still not a single update was installed

A:updates never getting installed

Hi,Please follow this Microsoft document:https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errorshttps://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-offers-troubleshooting-tool-to-help-users-easily-fix-issues-wi...RegardsVisruth

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I had installed .Net quite awhile ago, then ended up not using it. I didn't feel it was any big deal to keep it in my programs but then I began getting updates from MS for .Net which kept not installing on my PC. I finally completely removed .Net from my PC and, as far as I can tell, there are no remnants. However the automatic updates keep telling me I have important updates to download. How do I stop getting these updates? They don't download.

I get this:

The following updates were not installed:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP x86 (KB979909)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982168)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2418241)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982524)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2539631)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)

Can you assist me?

Thank you

A:Keep getting .Net updates and I don't have .Net installed

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I'm getting this message when I try to install updates using windows automatic update (the yellow shield in my systray)

the following updates were not installed secuirty update for Microsoft .NET framework version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB928366)

This page seems to offer some help, under the post from Allen on Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:33 pm (they aren't numbered)


But, when he tells you to get the specific deinstallation tool (my version is not 3.1.4000.4039) at

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...ilyI...a4efc33 .

There are three files to download, I don't know which one I need.

A:the following updates were not installed,etc

There's a good chance you don't "need" any of them, but you do need Windows Update to work properly.

Dial-a-Fix has a tool that will reinstall and clear-out the files for Windows Update. As I understand it, WU gets corrupted frequently and needs it's "temporary" files deleted before it can work correctly.

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Hi, i took my windows-7 laptop back to factory settings yesterday and done all the updates, but some are giving me an error message and failing

A:Some Updates were not installed

I've had this happen before and this worked for me.
In an elevated command prompt, execute (Article):

1. Bring up an elevated (Administrator) command prompt
2. Execute the following commands sequentially:
a. fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\
b. cd %windir%\system32\config\txr
c. attrib -r -s -h *
d. del *
3.Type: Cd c:\windows\System32\SMI\Store\Machine
Type: Attrib ?a ?h ?s *.TM*
Type: Del *.TM*
*** You may get access denied errors -- its ok for now ***

5) Restart in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Redo the steps above in BOLD. Some files still will not delete. That's fine.
6) Restart in Normal Mode - run windows update with success.

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I tried to install update 8.1.1 twice and have not been able to get it installed.
I get the same message each time. How do I fix this ?

A:Some updates were not installed

Going to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if it finds anything.

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I have my puter set to automatic updates, but just lately...like today...I click to install and none of them can be installed and the message says 'some updates could not be installed'. I have a dell pc and I don't even know what type: I can't find that info on My Computer.
Also, I notice that the hourglass next to the pointer pops up for barely a second if that much...and it does it throughout the day, like something is running that I don't know about. I do look at processes and there are many running.
My hat...if indeed I owned one....is off to all of you.........

A:Updates Can't Be Installed

Hi, Sharon .Complex situation, you might give a read to this webpage for basic guidance: http://amset.info/windows/auto-updates.aspLouis

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Hi all can someone please help.....

In my view update history I have about 96 failed updates.

I thought by re scanning and installing it would install them but it still says failed in view updates

When I look in my installed updates it looks like the ones that are failed are not there ( or at least I cant see them ) there seems to be less in the list than in the view update history.

Can someone tell me how to check if they have installed or if they will say failed for ever more ?

If they have no installed how can I install them ?

Thanks for all help

A:Are my updates installed ?

download and run Belarc Advisor - it'll tell you if you're missing any security updates. www.belarc.com

The question isn't so much the failed ones - there can be a number of reasons for that - but if yu go to Windows Update and scan for Updates, does it find any more Important or Critical ones to install?

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I use MS XP Professional SP3.

I had an svchost.exe error of CPU maximisation at random intervals. I asked bout it in this thread. The problem was resolved when I followed the instructions in the second link provided bu user Phantom010. The procedure can also be seen here.

Now as you can see this procedure involves updating ceratin dlls and using a new softwaredistribution folder in windows root directory.

After following the above procedure I ran a manual update by going to Windows Update site. And seemingly there were 3 new updates which i successfully installed.

I wanted to see which updates are installed on my system and went to Add/Remove Programs and checked Show Updates. However doing this is showing only 3 updates in Add/Remove programs.

Why arent the other updates showing?? Or have i lost the previous updates by making a new Software Distribution folder?? Is there a recommended tool using which we can see all updates installed on XP??

Please help...
Thanx for reading....

A:Which XP Updates are installed on my XP??

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I have a put together system:

Windows XP SP3

AMD Athlon 7550 Dual Core 2.51Ghz
3.25 GB of RAM
378 GB Hard Drive

When I run Windows Update it downloads the items I selected but all installs fail no matter high priority or not?

A:Some Updates were not installed

Check your Windows Update start-up type if its on Automatic. I suggest to let windows automatically notify you of any updates instead of manual. If there is still a problem within the automatic, please post back and detail the error codes and updates not installing.

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Having a strange issue with windows update. There are no updates installed on this computer except for


In the past if I am unable to check for updates this update rollup usually takes care of everything. However, this time check for windows update takes 2+ hours and it will come back saying no updates are available. I checked the installed updates list and there is nothing in there.

I also ran the system update readiness tool and the checksur.log file didnt find any errors.

Windowsupdate.log file shows that it finds updates but it doesn't list them at all.

I could not upload everything from the CBS folder because it was 50MB so I uploaded CBS.log and CheckSUR.log.

I have also ran sfc /scanow and nothing came back.

Does anyone have suggestions?


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