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Windows 7: Windows Updates Keep Re-installing Themselves Successfully in Win 7???

14 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
Windows Updates Keep Re-installing Themselves Successfully in Win 7???

Hello. I have a question for you regarding and Windows Updates with Windows 7. I notice I am having problems with Windows Update repeatedly (not/never ending) trying to re-install the same Windows Updates when I click on "Check for updates".

The updates are:

1. Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
2. Security Update for Windows 7 (KB981852)

These updates are The Windows updates shows they were 'successful' under "View Update History" under "Windows Update". Interestingly in "Uninstall an update" under "Programs and Features", there are no Windows updates listed at all. Hmmm...

Maybe this can help... ...recently, I installed more memory that triggered a Windows 7 activation again. Just prior to the memory installation, I had the latest Windows Updates all installed at the time. Now, it seems the Windows Update lists seem to have been reset in some way after the reactivation. Does this help at all?

Any ideas or reasons what is going on? Any solutions??? Please help! If you need any further input, please reply. I will provide it for you to assist in finding the reason and potential solutions.

Thank you!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Should be simple to solve
Set update to notify, only
Then when notified right click on update and then hide.
The crisis should be over
Windows Update Settings - Change
Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

My offering is not exactly good news for you - I have just experienced exactly the same symptoms. This all since the latest updates issued this week.

This is a repeat of my experiences back in November, and it took a few folks from this forum to help me then.

The first thing to do is to run sfc /scannow in allprograms/accessories/command prompt - you will need to be running as administrator to do that, so right click command prompt as do that.

If, after a couple of minutes, you have a response similar to "cannot do that", then your files are damaged. The only way out is to do a restore to repair your system. There are a couple of ways to do that - both times I have resorted to Ghost 15, but I back up every day. If you get the all clear from sfc /scannow, then you can breath a sigh of relief!

I really cannot understand why:

a) this kind of thing only affects some people, some of the time

b) why it happens at all

c) what people do, if they don't know of this forum!

I sincerely hope that you don't have to go through an hour or so of restoration as I have.

Best of luck .
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you set them to hide, you should be all set. That is the function of hide, to let MS know you do not want the updates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


Agreed. Those are XP updates trying to install on his Win 7. New one for me.

Delete them or System Restore then hide them if they try to download again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2011   #6

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2


You are not the first to have a problem with these two. To confuse everybody even more, there are actually five problem updates doing the rounds at the moment, I think.

Since they say success, I think you can get away with just hiding them. However, if you aren't happy with this, please try a System Restore: System Restore

and then download and install them manually from here:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-015 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (977165)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-047 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (981852)


My System SpecsSystem Spec

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