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Windows 7: View Installed Updates Problem

21 Mar 2011   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
View Installed Updates Problem

When I type 'View Installed Updates' in the Start Menu search bar, I get all the updates arranged by category under a bold heading for three categories-- Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Home and Business and Windows 7. The categories remain for each view I might choose.

Under 'View Installed Updates' from Programs and Features, I get all updates bunched together with no category headings.

Am using SP1 and I don't remember if this happened under the non- SP1 version.

Thank you.

Why the difference?


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21 Mar 2011   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I am also using SP1 and they are displayed with catagories when viewed both ways.
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Both methods take me to the same place

All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features > Installed Updates

and the displays is by category. What view are you using? Mine is set to Details.
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21 Mar 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 



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21 Mar 2011   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Ztruker,

I am using the details view also but have tried the other too. I began to doubt the problem was SP1 related so I resotered my system from a True Image .tib file to its pre-Sp1 stage and the problem was still there. From start menu shows categories and from Programs and Features does not. 'Tis strange indeed.
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21 Mar 2011   #6
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thanks, Brink.

That looks like what I get from the Start Menu but not from the Program and Features.
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21 Mar 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jsquareg,

It's starting to sound like some sort of folder view issue since it displays properly from one location and not another. Use the tutorial below to reset all folder view settings back to default to see if it will display properly afterwards.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
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21 Mar 2011   #8
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Jsquareg,

It's starting to sound like some sort of folder view issue since it displays properly from one location and not another. Use the tutorial below to reset all folder view settings back to default to see if it will display properly afterwards.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
Thank you very much Brink! That solved the problem -- not that is was a real problem but it sure did satisfy my curiosity.

I will try to give you some more rep but will probably get told to spread it around.

Thanks again.
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21 Mar 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. No worries about the rep. I'm just happy that you have it sorted now.
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