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Windows 7: Strange events - failed update and installation of several updates.

03 Jan 2015   #11
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the explanation. I will proceed with the repair install.


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04 Jan 2015   #12
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The repair install went well. However, I now have a bunch of updates to install. Do have any advice on how to go about the installation of such a large number of updates? Without looking I think it is about 170 updates totaling about 700 or so MB.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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04 Jan 2015   #13
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

My usual advice is to install updates by type rather than by date - with at least one reboot between batches, followed by a Check for Updates.

1) Security Updates for Windows
2) Updates for Windows (and any new ones found from 1)
3) Internet Explorer - ALWAYS update IE8 before allowing the system to install later versions (Hide later ones if necessary to force the IE8 Updates to show) +new ones...
4) Update the latest IE fully, and check everything else is stable, then install the .NET3.5 updates, then .NET4.5.x and its updates.

Then install the optional updates as required.

Always do a new check for updates before picking what to install.
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04 Jan 2015   #14
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is great. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for your advice.

I will be patient too...
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04 Jan 2015   #15
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I did the updates in suggested order using reboots and Windows Updates checks with every reboot. Things were going fine. I was able to update IE 8, then update IE 8 to IE 9. However, the update from IE 9 to IE 10 failed with the following code:

9C59

I retried with the antivirus off - no go. I rebooted and tried again - still failed.

I have a question. There are 21 security updates for .NET3.5.1. I did not install them with the the regular Windows security updates, Should I have done that? I was going to install the .NET 3.5.1 security updates after I had installed the (2) available non-security updates for Microsoft .NETFramework 3.5.1 (KB2836942) and (KB2836943).

I do not use IE as my daily browser. Can I leave IE at version 9, or can I try to go from IE 9 to IE11?

Your advice would be appreciated.
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05 Jan 2015   #16
NoelDP

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Security updates come before 'ordinary' updates.
I always leave ALL .NET updates until last, since I regard them as the most likely to cause problems.
IE10/11 require the .NET updates, I think.

I always prefer to have a fully-updated system - it reduces the chances of malware getting in though unpatched security holes.
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05 Jan 2015   #17
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I want to make sure I am clear on how to proceed. Are you saying that I should proceed with the .NET security updates, the .NET regular updates (and any other .NET updates that may appear) before attempting to update to IE10 and IE11? Thanks.
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05 Jan 2015   #18
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Yep - do them in that order.
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05 Jan 2015   #19
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK. Thanks for your help.
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05 Jan 2015   #20
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I got all the .NET updates done. The only important update left is IE 10. I tried to install it through Windows Update and it failed with code 9C59. I tried to install it from the Microsoft website and eventually got a message that the installation could not be completed (no error code).

Any ideas or suggestions? Am I OK with just leaving it at IE 9?
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