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Windows 7: Problems with latest Updates (03-14-2011)

14 Mar 2011   #1

WIN 7 (Ultimate)
Problems with latest Updates (03-14-2011)

Today WIN told me that there would be 2 important updates. I made the updates. After that WIN said that the updates were successful. Wonderous when it announced these updates a couple hours later again.

I wasn't sure whats going on, maybe at the first time something went wrong. So I installed again. It was over in a few seconds only. Said that again its successful. Now I checked my Update history and you see that its in there several times.

And it keeps coming back. Whats happening ?

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Mar 2011   #2

WIN 7 (Ultimate)


Now I just checked in SYSTEM / PROGRAMS & FEATURES / INSTALLED UPDATES and you see here what I found.

Problems with latest Updates (03-14-2011)-win-upd-march14-lol.jpg

How the hell can that fit to the history list in the other Screenshot ? Something is definately f**ked up. Question is what ?

Is it time to think about a fresh Install of WIN again ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #3

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


The updates are still on your PC. They are just no longer showing in the list. Running the below along with other things will cause the Updates to become hidden and not show in the window.
Windows Update - Reset

Resetting Windows Update using this option will clear the view update history details list.
This will not actually uninstall any of your currently installed Windows Update. They will just not be listed anymore. Any Windows Update installed after the reset will show up in the view update history list as normal though.

SNIP below on left.
As you can see only about 30 updates showing since January.

Now click "Installed updates". Right Snip.
It shows all the way back to September when I installed Win 7.
Right snip- this window was empty back in January when my updates reset. Now they are showing again.

Yours are all still on the system just not showing.

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14 Mar 2011   #4

WIN 7 (Ultimate)

Thank you very much for clarifying this with me. At least one bit of good news.
But what do I do with the other issue, with the 2 repeating updates coming up ?
That cant be normal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #5

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

First off you can try a System Restore. This will remove the updates IF it will restore.
Try the one made just before the updates were installed. This one will be made by the updater and it will be first in the list.

As in this Snip below if the 11/18/2010 update had been a problem. I could have tried all three of the top 3 Restore points listed.
I would have tried the top in the list first.

Did you try the reset?
Try this second and see if it fixes problem.
When done with reset check the list of Installed Updates and see if they are showing.
Windows Update - Reset

If the reset does not prompt a reboot and the Installed Updates list is still empty. Reboot and check it again.
It may have to add them back into the list on Boot.

I'm making no guarantees but neither of the above actions will hurt anything.
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