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Windows 7: all my 16 hidden updates have disappaered

31 Oct 2015   #21
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
all my 16 hidden updates have disappaered

Hello Anak,

Sorry, it took some while. It glorious autumn here so big walks in mountains with dogs go first. Made super pictures of golden, red and yellow landscapes !

OK, did sfc/scannow 3 x ( reboot in between ). Still the same, so did System Update Readiness Tool and sfc/scannow after reboot, still the same.

Did sfc/scannow in safe boot ( found a really good trick for when F 8 does not wanna work ) ( will let you know later ) and this is the last CBS log ;

sfcdetails.zip

Thanks Anak, when you have time

Nice weekend




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31 Oct 2015   #22
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

No problem, week ends are slow, I checked out the Tirol - Alpbach area the other day, and I agree the scenery is breathtaking; You will have to post some of those pictures when you get a chance. If you do post, post in the Chillout Room and post a link here; I know a lot of members would love to see your pictures.


The zip file you uploaded shows 126bytes = 1KB, when extracted it shows 0KB. Can you upload it again, you did it okay the first time but this time I do not know what happened .

If you are using this trick from the tutorial:
Note   Note

When SFC runs, it logs it's actions into the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. The steps in this option will show you how to see only the specific SFC entries with the [SR] tags in this CBS.log. This can be helpful to show you what files SFC could not fix automatically if you wanted to try and manually replace them.
1. Open an "elevated command prompt" (right click -> Run as administrator).

2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This will place a sfcdetails.txt file on your desktop with only the SFC scan result details from the CBS.LOG in it.
Follow the steps closely or forgo it and upload the whole CBS file, you may have to break it down into a couple of zipped files.

Meanwhile I will ask for backup from more learned minds.
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31 Oct 2015   #23
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
C++

This program is not widely used by the standard user, as its primarily a developer tool.
I have actually removed it from my system with no ill effects.
However if it is required for a specific programm to be run then a pop-up will appear advising that C++ is required, it can be downloaded via MS...

therfor
In your case
Create restore point remove in programms/features.

Roy
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31 Oct 2015   #24
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

torchwood; Then what you're suggesting is thelma should go to Programs and Features and uninstall Microsoft.VC90.CRT, Version = 9.0.30729.6161 only, then wait until/if she needs it?

Sounds good, but thelma, you need to be careful which version you pick, like me, I have eight (8) entries of 2008 Redistributable Packages of which two are the same, I have two is because one is for x86 (32bit) and one is x64 (64bit) programming. Since you have the 64bit version of Home Premium I would believe you also have two listed, remove them both, Remember to create a system restore point.

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Like torchwood said, if later on you do open one of your programs that need Version 9.0.30729.6161 it will prompt and possibly offer to download it for you to complete the installation.

If you need to find it yourself, it is here: http://Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update | www.microsoft.com
It is version 9.0.30729.6161, and has both x86 and x64 packages: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2538243


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01 Nov 2015   #25
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
all my 16 hidden updates have disappaered

Thanks Torchwood and Anak,

Yes I was thinking along that line. I did a bit of reading about this C ++.

I don't really need it ever I think, I use my PC for very basic stuff really.

So I will go ahead and do that.

Anak you already solved the problem of the 16 hidden updates that disappeared, by changing my update settings from : never look - to - let me choose -

So the real start problem was solved very quickly.

Must say, I looked at my Hidden Updates this morning and AGAIN one of the KB 3035583 has vanished like snow in the sun. Now there is only 1 left.

At one time I had 6 of the KB 3035583 sitting there. Very odd ! I really don't understand that hole update business .

Thanks Anak for your help and time, I will close this thread as solved.
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01 Nov 2015   #26
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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Must say, I looked at my Hidden Updates this morning and AGAIN one of the KB 3035583 has vanished like snow in the sun. Now there is only 1 left.
That must be the latest version; 6.0. I hid mine and it is also sitting there in my hidden list....Waiting for my interaction that will never come.


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At one time I had 6 of the KB 3035583 sitting there. Very odd ! I really don't understand that hole update business .
You had six different versions of KB3035583. The time zone update and the new settings help clear them out.


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Thanks Anak for your help and time, I will close this thread as solved.
Your welcome thelma.
Solved does not mean closed, I'd be interested to know how you make out after you uninstall Microsoft.VC90.CRT, Version = 9.0.30729.6161 The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Packages.
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01 Nov 2015   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
All I can suggest is to stop hiding updates
Some do not like to be hidden and throws a fit if hidden an example of updates I have not hidden and just leave in the Optional section which I rarely download and install anyway

I really only load Important updates but still review and even wait a week before doing so,
First make sure your update settings are like this,
Attachment 374968
These I feel throw the system into a fit
Attachment 374969
These are the only updates I have hidden seems they don't mind being hidden
Attachment 374970
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01 Nov 2015   #28
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just a by the by it may be nothing but on several installs for example I have noticed the updates if they come at all - do so in droves after installing a program by Microsoft ie Live mail or especially Office.

So Thelma have you got any programs that are add ons like those above on the machine? - just curious.

Another thing I find that stimulates Microsoft updates into action is using CCleaner and the dsk clean up and advanced disk clean up Windows feature. Again just curious if you have done any of them.

I am probably wrong or barking up the wrong tree but curious.
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01 Nov 2015   #29
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello John, ( you seldom bark up the wrong tree I have noticed ! Good expression by the way, just thinking of it ).

I hate windows live male and never use office ( I think I have it some where. Does it not come with Windows 7 sp 1 ? )

But I quiet accidental, trying out something, did do a Windows Disk clean-up, which was so annoying as it took bloody ages.

Also, I decided to download the Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials updates as I understood on this forum that it is better to keep up with them. and was surprised to find, that Windows Security Essentials started to scan my PC (for the very first time they recon ) and that took bloody ages too. Of coarse they found nothing

Now the annoying thing is I have 2 new items on my desktop, both the same. They are desktop.ini

I am now trying to find out what the hell that is all about and stumbled on quit a funny thread that was never concluded. I will find it back.

Anak, I will do the necessaries to bring this C ++ to a good end ! Let you know soon.

TrashZone, I don't agree with you'r not hiding updates. What do you do then with all this Windows 10 Stuff ?
Just give yourself over ?
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01 Nov 2015   #30
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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Now the annoying thing is I have 2 new items on my desktop, both the same. They are desktop.ini

I am now trying to find out what the hell that is all about and stumbled on quit a funny thread that was never concluded. I will find it back.
Do you remember if at some time you wanted to look at some hidden files or folders?

Every time one unhides files or folders you will see those two desktop.ini files in the upper left corner of your desktop, they appear to be washed out.
  • To correct this go to: Windows Explorer >Tools in the menu bar >Click on Folder Options at the bottom of the drop-down context menu.
  • Click on the center View tab.
  • See Illustration.
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  • Click on Apply, OK your way out back to Explorer, close Explorer.
  • Check Desktop, they should be gone.


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