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Windows 7: How do I reinstall a failed update?


19 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
How do I reinstall a failed update?

I had SpywareBlaster running so it caused a cumulative security update for IE9 to fail (I think). I disabled SWB but even when I "check for updates" the failed item no longer shows up. It is listed under Update History and is shown as failed. How would I be able to make it available again through Update?


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19 Dec 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Don't worry. It will come back by itself. In the next days.
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19 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Really? What sort of magic is this?
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19 Dec 2011   #4
whs
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Well, the MS host scans the systems worldwide for missing updates. How did you think your updates got to your system in the first place.
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19 Dec 2011   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Even with SWB disabled it could still cause your update to fail. You would need to uninstall it to make sure it does not interfere with updating.
Try using MS Security Essentials instead.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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19 Dec 2011   #6

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which update was it? see your "update history" and post the full name plz
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19 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, the MS host scans the systems worldwide for missing updates. How did you think your updates got to your system in the first place.
I was questioning what would make it show up automagically later, when a manual "check for updates" didn't make it appear.
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19 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Even with SWB disabled it could still cause your update to fail. You would need to uninstall it to make sure it does not interfere with updating.
Try using MS Security Essentials instead.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
I use both. The gang in the Security forum seem almost unanimous in using both for full protection. MSE is not that strong in up front detection.
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19 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tony22 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, the MS host scans the systems worldwide for missing updates. How did you think your updates got to your system in the first place.
I was questioning what would make it show up automagically later, when a manual "check for updates" didn't make it appear.
I guess it was not your turn yet.
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19 Dec 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, usually, in my case at least, a failed update will still show as available in the updates window.
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