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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

01 Sep 2011   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.

LOL, yeah it is funny that the typo is still there after all this time in the KB article. I submitted feedback in the KB article to point this out so that it may get corrected soon.


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22 Oct 2011   #61
georgeiulian89

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks alot...i've finally managed to install Japanese language pack!
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22 Oct 2011   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome George, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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25 Nov 2011   #63
Sevenjro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Correcting Windows Update History?

Brink - Nice info
I did a system restore and lost update history for 1 fix (KB 2587634). Security program not happy. Windows Update site thinks everything is fine. MS tech support not able to solve. Will Option Two under your "Windows Update - Reset" tutorial enable reconstitution of actual updates installed and restore the missing item in the history listing? If not, do you know of a way (short of reinstalling Win 7?)
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25 Nov 2011   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sevenjro, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but OPTION TWO in the tutorial will not restore the Windows Update history list of previously installed updates. It will only reset and reregister the Windows Update feature itself instead.


Since you did a system restore, you most likely undid the installation of the Windows Update if the restore point you used was dated before you installed the Windows Update. If this is the case, then you should be able to just reinstall the Windows Update to have it added back to the update history list.
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26 Nov 2011   #65
Sevenjro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Correcting Windows Update History?

Thanks! The normal sequence -- sys resture, re-install updates -- just didn't do it this time. Since the update is not listed in WU history or installed updates, WU won't recognize the absence or list it in optional updates, and the dowload center does not have it available as an individual download, I am thinking that SP1 made it moot and all of the "normal" solutions are not going to work. Will have to see if I can come up with something on the security software side!
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26 Nov 2011   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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27 Nov 2011   #67
Sevenjro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again! But been all over it. Links take me back to Windows Update (which does not recognize the absence) or to the download center, which, even in the ISO downloads, skips this particular update. Have tried looking on the Office download center as well as other web sites. The bulletin shows in some places but not a downloadable.
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19 Dec 2011   #68
Sevenjro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Update. The "problem" has gone away. I suspect that the security program database has been updated (took more than a month) and it is probably an unusual circumstance for Microsoft to make an update "disappear" - so all is well.
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19 Dec 2011   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Sevenjro. Thank you posting back with your update and findings.
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