Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What to do with older failed updates after newer ones installed?

26 Oct 2015   #1
ellentk

Windows Pro 64 bit
 
 
What to do with older failed updates after newer ones installed?

After installing some of the current month's updates, I noticed that quite a few updates from a few months ago failed. (Installed some because downloading was taking forever.)

The failed updates don't appear on the list of updates that windows update presents when it checks for updates.

Should I install the failed updates? Will an older one rewrite or reverse a more recent fix? Do I need to read each KB article since the failures to see if a newer update replaced the failed ones?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Oct 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ellen,

Often they will be downloaded and installed successfully later. The update history is basically just a log file, so even though the updates were eventually installed, the failed installs will still be listed.

You should install at least all critical and important updates.

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to reset and clear update history.

Windows Update - Reset
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2015   #3
ellentk

Windows Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Brink. That's reassuring.

I installed all the recent important and critical updates.
Took forever, but I suppose there's no way around that.

Ellen
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Oct 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, that's pretty much the only way to remove the listed failed updates in update history.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What to do with older failed updates after newer ones installed?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Newer Driver for an older computer!
Hey all, I just finally got around to upgrading my 8 yr old Dell B130 Laptop to running Windows 7. The monitor only displays at 1024x768(max) and is stretched left-right. I'd like to find a driver that would correct this stretching issue as well as offer some higher resolutions that I once had....
Drivers
How do I install a newer hard drive to an older computer?
My current tower computer a HP a1640n has a fried motherboard due to a power outage. It had Windows 7 34bit edition home. Hard drive inside is still good an usable. I have an old tower unit Sonia Vaio PVC RX752 which has an old IDE hard drive which crashed, and I went out at that time and just...
Hardware & Devices
Newer version vs Older Versions of Windows 7 Ultimate
I keep reading about older versions of Win7 Ultimate. :confused: Meaning the newer ones are different? I am going to purchase Windows 7 Ultimate but is there a difference? I can get a fairly decent price on A site for an older version of Windows 7 Ultimate so is the smarter choice to purchase the...
General Discussion
Worth upgrading older 9600GT to newer GTS 450???
will I notice any difference? Not by charts but by user experience will there be a great enough gain to justify the upgrade or would it be more similar to a side grade??? if it's just a side grade I'll wait until I can buy a GTX 460 Current card Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M...
Graphic Cards
newer driver older?
Yesterday, Win7 update offered to install a "newer" Realtek driver for my gigabit pci network card. Driver version on offer was 7.2.xxxx My installed driver is version 7.9.xxx! WTH is Win7 doing?
Drivers
Can i upgrade from an older Win 7 build to a newer?
Can i upgrade from the 7000 build to a new buld without losing any installed program/drivers or anything like that? Currently, i can't get my computer to boot properly and i want to change to a later build of windows 7 anyway, so i can do it just by upgrading?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App