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Windows 7: W7 Updates May 2011

11 May 2011   #21
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can't force them to install.

As I pointed out in above posting the person who was prompted to install the XP update on Win7- no one explained that one did they.

I gave you my best advice. I have no more ideas that can help.

Mike


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11 May 2011   #22
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Mike I agree with you 100% so I'm just going to hide them and move on.
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11 May 2011   #23
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I gave my facts as stated in the links. Just because they won't intstall doesn't mean you don't need them, It just means something preventing them from installing.

The fact that someone is just telling you to hide them isn't "fixing" the problem, it's just hiding it.

My advice

BTW.....

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64, SP1 Installed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
KB2529073 is for 'after you install SP1, so it doesn't apply if SP1 has not been installed yet.
Now, if you don't have SP1 installed, the above "won't install" - however it doesn’t mean it's not "required" It just means a "prerequisite" is missing..... in this case SP1.
Now, we can argue as to whether SP1 is "required" I suppose, but....


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11 May 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

One last thing, Mike (Hopalong X) is right with regards to "hiding" the updates you don't want to install.

My point is I don't think "Important" updates or Service Packs should be hidden or not installed - that is they should/need to be installed.

The other point I'm making is that those updates wouldn't appear if they weren't Important/Recommended.

So, if you don't want to install SP1, and the updates for it, and don't want to be nagged, hide them. I don't recommend it, but that's me.

I'm out.

BTW here's a possible solution to your problem, provided you have all the prerequisite updates installed and still can't install updates - Windows Update - Reset
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11 May 2011   #25
newdeafman

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Running Win7 Home Premium - I've been experiencing the same problems with hanging updates the same no's as all & any of those mentioned above for the past week - on top of that it seems that this latest batch of updates is somewhat excessive! installs drag, looping restarts and reverts are frustrating but more so is the lack of any acknowledgement by MS as to the problem and any possible resolution. Why all of a sudden has the error rate for automatic updates spiked? Isolating problem updates and Installing them one at a time is a ridiculous time consuming process, surely MS need to be isolating this issue and resolving it, naive perhaps! But this issue mutliplied over four home pc's, do me a favour!
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11 May 2011   #26
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Sygnus

I agree Important updates should be installed. When they are attempted to be installed and Windows says not needed??????????

Squid13 manually downloaded them and upon installation Windows popped up a message that states the update is not needed.

There was no Error message of installation. Just your system does not need this.
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11 May 2011   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I think a lot of issues are due to the fact that quite a few users don't have SP1 installed, thus updates requiring SP1 won't install and cause problems.

In short a lot of the new updates coming out now require SP1 to be installed.

I for one have never had an issue installing updates. On the other hand I make sure I all "Important" updates are installed. I also have SP1 installed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Sygnus

I agree Important updates should be installed. When they are attempted to be installed and Windows says not needed??????????

Squid13 manually downloaded them and upon installation Windows popped up a message that states the update is not needed.

There was no Error message of installation. Just your system does not need this.
To be honest Mike I don't know what's going on there. I know they installed for me. I would suggest Squid look at the link I provided to Brinks tutorial - Windows Update - Reset

And for what it's worth, we're cool, even in debate. Just thought I'd throw that out there
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11 May 2011   #28
newdeafman

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I think a lot of issues are due to the fact that quite a few users don't have SP1 installed, thus updates requiring SP1 won't install and cause problems.
I've SP1 installed on all my home machines problem still occurs on ALL 4

Mike2
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11 May 2011   #29
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, that's only one of many many many reasons some updates don't install.

Anyway if you're having an issue see the post above yours for possible solution. If that doesn't work, well I'll admit that I don't have all the answers
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11 May 2011   #30
sjiannis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try resuming download and installing first KB2533552 if failed or incompletely downloaded, then KB2529073, then KB2534366 one at a time.
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