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Windows 7: Updates already installed keep reinstalling on shutdown

22 Sep 2010   #1
simonf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Updates already installed keep reinstalling on shutdown

Every time Windows Updates installs a new updates, it continues to show that same update as available for install and will reinstall it on shutdown. As a result, my update history consists of the same updates installed again and again.

How can I fix this so that once a new update is installed W7 no longer tries to reinstall it?

Thanks
Simon


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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22 Sep 2010   #3
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote:
Method 3: Install the update in Safe Mode

Don't be surprise that method 3 doesn't work because unable to install any update in safe even from Microsoft Download Center -some idiot wrote this article or teenager

Try also reset system transaction logs
CLFS transaction logs - Reset[2]=General%20Tips
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22 Sep 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Quote:
Method 3: Install the update in Safe Mode

Don't be strange that method 3 doesn't work because unable to install any update in safe even from Microsoft Download Center -some idiot wrote this article or teenager

Try also reset system transaction logs
CLFS transaction logs - Reset[2]=General%20Tips
If you boot in safe mode with networking it might work as it'll be connected to the net

Don't know for certain, never tried it lol
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you boot in safe mode with networking it might work as it'll be connected to the net

Don't know for certain, never tried it lol
Try yourself this advice and describe results!I told you it's impossible to install update even from Microsoft Download Center , these ones from Microsoft Download Center also required working Windows Update service - safe mode with networking make no differnce!
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, the reason is probably that the windows installer service is not running in safe mode. But that can be changed with a simple registry tweak.

Anything else there Flavius which prevents updates from being installed in safe mode?
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22 Sep 2010   #7
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Well, the reason is probably that the windows installer service is not running in safe mode.
It's true.

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But that can be changed with a simple registry tweak.
Do you mean to modify key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot ...hm,nevever tried and I don't know it will be enough....

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Anything else there Flavius which prevents updates from being installed in safe mode?
I don't know. I know the only exceptions are service packs from Microsoft Dwonload Center -you can install them in safe mode too -strange.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, thats the key i mean. Tried it once a long time back to uninstall some program and I remember it worked fine. Am going to try and install an update in a day or two that way, will let you know.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Don't be strange that method 3 doesn't work because unable to install any update in safe even from Microsoft Download Center -some idiot wrote this article or teenager

Try also reset system transaction logs
CLFS transaction logs - Reset[2]=General%20Tips
Note, no mention of Safe mode with Networking in your post...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you boot in safe mode with networking it might work as it'll be connected to the net

Don't know for certain, never tried it lol
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius
Try yourself this advice and describe results!I told you it's impossible to install update even from Microsoft Download Center , these ones from Microsoft Download Center also required working Windows Update service - safe mode with networking make no differnce!
I've taken the time to Highlight the key points in my original post...
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22 Sep 2010   #10
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Don't be strange that method 3 doesn't work because unable to install any update in safe even from Microsoft Download Center -some idiot wrote this article or teenager

Try also reset system transaction logs
CLFS transaction logs - Reset[2]=General%20Tips
vs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Note, no mention of Safe mode with Networking in your post...
What is the difference between Safe mode/Safe mode with networking if you have already downloaded updates from Microsoft Download Center in your opinion?

Quote:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you boot in safe mode with networking it might work as it'll be connected to the net

Don't know for certain, never tried it lol
I've taken the time to Highlight the key points in my original post...
Opposite to you I tested many times it.
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