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Windows 7: Recent updates are unchecked in Windows Update. Why?

11 Jan 2012   #11
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

You know, that's odd. The same update was unchecked on mine, that's the 1st time I've seen that happen. I did install it and apparently, there are no problems (knock on wood).


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11 Jan 2012   #12
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
You know, that's odd. The same update was unchecked on mine, that's the 1st time I've seen that happen. I did install it and apparently, there are no problems (knock on wood).
Yep. Same. That particular update always seems to be unchecked, hence my suspicion that Microsoft controls it. Technically, this proves nothing. There could be something about that update which triggers an un-checking event on everyone's computer. Quite what that is I do not know.

This morning I trawled through every last piece of package data, and could find no such setting. When I get time, I shall have a look through the wsusscn2.cab XML data.

After that, I don't really know. Without access to the source code, it will be very difficult to track down without insider help.

Richard

P.S. But I *still* suspect the answer to lie within package or wsusscn data.
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11 Jan 2012   #13
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

This is what the site says. It was marked as important, so it should have been checked...curious.

Quote:
A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain access to information. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
MS12-006: Description of the security update for Webio, Winhttp, and schannel in Windows: January 10, 2012
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11 Jan 2012   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well I mentioned earlier that in some cases that update fails. It's getting to be a rather old update now so my bet is that it tried to install along with a lot of other updates and failed. So it remains in the list unchecked.

You can actually check your failure list and see if it's in there... Open Windows Update, then click View Update History. In mine, those two updates tried to install and failed /repeatedly/. I think after some number of tries it just gives up but leaves it in the list so you know that there is an update that needs attention.
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11 Jan 2012   #15
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

For Borg386:
So far, so good for me also!

niemiro

I would be interested in what you find in the wsusscn2.cab file.

fseal

I feel left out.
After checking mine, yesterday's instance is the only time its been offered, and thankfully passed.
Recent updates are unchecked in Windows Update.  Why?-wujanpt.jpg


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11 Jan 2012   #16
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
For Borg386:
So far, so good for me also!

niemiro

I would be interested in what you find in the wsusscn2.cab file.

fseal

I feel left out.
After checking mine, yesterday's instance is the only time its been offered, and thankfully passed.
Attachment 192590
Heh yeah

Well all my machines at home did NOT have the problem. But my work machine did. At work our admin filters the updates and it's possible that the update fails given a certain set of updates applied or not applied previously, maybe in a certain combination or order that causes the situation.
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11 Jan 2012   #17
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Okay, now I don't feel so bad

I didn't want to put all the weight on niemiro, so I tried looking for that wsusscn2.cab file.
Even though I un-hid? system, and protected files I still couldn't come up with it.
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11 Jan 2012   #18
EoinCuinn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My system installed this update last night, and I had massive bsod the second I tried to use my machine this morning. Every 2-3 minutes after login, bsod.
I system restored to yesterday, and so far the system has gone back to it's normal happy self.
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11 Jan 2012   #19
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Consider yourself lucky, some patches are un-instaliable.

Your machine store bought or home brew? Couldn't tell you didn't fill in your system specs.
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11 Jan 2012   #20
EoinCuinn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Consider yourself lucky, some patches are un-instaliable.

Your machine store bought or home brew? Couldn't tell you didn't fill in your system specs.
Sorry about that. New to the forum obviously. I've updated my specs. It's a home brew, few years old now.

Yes I was luck I could uninstall. I checked everything else out, nothing seems to have an issue, it looks like it was very much that update that had an issue.

Cheers
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