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Windows 7: Windows Update Issue


22 Nov 2012   #1

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 
Windows Update Issue

Yesterday the icon appeared stating Windows updates would be installed when I shut down my computer or at 3AM. (I have auto update enabled)

I shut down the computer immediately but no updates were installed. A click on Check for Updates was negative. Later in the evening another icon appeared notifying of updates to be installed. I clicked on the icon and there was a message stating "Updates not needed". I followed the same procedures as above with negative results. Today I also checked for updates with negative results.

Seems very strange ? I scanned with MSE and Kaspersky online scanner with negative results. Computer running normal.

Is there a published list of Win 7 updates that I can review to insure my system is current ?

Comments on this issue appreciated.

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22 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torre View Post
Yesterday the icon appeared stating Windows updates would be installed when I shut down my computer or at 3AM. (I have auto update enabled)

I shut down the computer immediately but no updates were installed. A click on Check for Updates was negative. Later in the evening another icon appeared notifying of updates to be installed. I clicked on the icon and there was a message stating "Updates not needed". I followed the same procedures as above with negative results. Today I also checked for updates with negative results.

Seems very strange ? I scanned with MSE and Kaspersky online scanner with negative results. Computer running normal.

Is there a published list of Win 7 updates that I can review to insure my system is current ?

Comments on this issue appreciated.
Have you checked the updates history for recent entries, just to be sure nothing was installed?

HTH
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22 Nov 2012   #3

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

There was a MSE update installed yesterday (21st).

As I recall, the icon stated there were 6 updates.
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24 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can download Belarc to help keep track of them. It'll show the updates that are missing (if any) as well as a bunch more stuff about your machine. I run it once a month on each machine.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.
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25 Nov 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please follow the instructions in the following article.

Windows Update Posting Instructions
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25 Nov 2012   #6

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

@Noel - I ran the Windows SURT. It seems to be for computers that have received a Windows error code when downloading updates, which I have not. I did download and run using method 2, but it only led me back to the Check for Update option on the control panel. I will run the SFC Scan later.

@F5 - I ran the Belarc advisor and it identified 2 Windows updates missing. However, one was for a 64bit system which did not apply and the other was KB2720973 which is an update applying to Windows Certificates, which I could not get to download. Belarc also identified other security vulnerabilities, my score was .063 out of 10 ? From reading, it seems the vulnerabilities identified would be of concern to a network or a business. Belarc is a nice tool, sure tells you everything about your computer.

Another incident occurred this AM. When I checked for updates, 3 optional updates were listed, one of which was a Definition Update for MSE. Assume the MSE update should not have been optional ?

I will continue to monitor especially on Tuesday, the normal day for Microsoft updates. The only updates I have received since 11/16 have been for MSE.

Thanks again for your replies.
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25 Nov 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

CheckSUR's prime target is problems with Windows Update - but it scans many files and registry entries that SFC does not - and fixes different problems as well.
Please post the log file, together with the CBS.log file from your SFC scan


all normal MSE updates are optional - becasue that simply forces an earlier update than the one scheduled byt MSE itself.
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25 Nov 2012   #8

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

This is the CBS Log from the SURT:


Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 16.0
2012-11-25 14:43
Checking Windows Servicing Packages
Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x00000000 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum Expected file name Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~neutral~~10.2.9200.16437.mum does not match the actual file name
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x00000000 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum Expected file name Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~neutral~~10.2.9200.16437.mum does not match the actual file name
Checking Package Watchlist
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Packages
Checking Component Store
Summary:
Seconds executed: 180
Found 2 errors
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 2
Unavailable repair files:
servicing\packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum
servicing\packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum
servicing\packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.cat
servicing\packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.cat


I removed the Updates which contained the corrupted files for spelling/hyphenation.


Ran sfc scan which found "no integrity violations" I could not locate the actual log.


Thanks for your help. I plan to monitor updates. Computer is running normal, so I feel quite possibly there is no problem.
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25 Nov 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Those look to me to be IE10 files?
You are aware that you can expect problems with IE10 on Windows 7 currently, as it's still effectively in Beta?
I would suggest uninstalling all such software until you're confident the machine is stable.
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25 Nov 2012   #10

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

True, it is the IE10 beta.

I think you may be correct. I installed IE10 beta on the 22nd, can't recall if it was shortly before or after the initial update issue.

Briefly, what are other reported problems with IE10 on Windows 7 ? Also, when you say "all such software" meaning beta software or software that may not be Windows 7 adaptable ? IE10 would be the only beta software I have.

Also, so the browser can effect updates and other areas ? Thanks !
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