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: Issue with Update Log in Windows 7

30 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 64 bit 7
Issue with Update Log in Windows 7

My headache is this. This weekend windows sent two batches of updates and somewhere in the 24 updates one (1) failed. When I reviewed the failed update and tried to reinstall it I ran the Microsoft Fit it program. Now the Update Log says that I have never installed any updates and that only two optional updates are available. Using the control panel it appears that the updates are still there, but I am not sure! Any ideas what might be wrong and how to put the genie back int the bottle

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I see that you posted 4 weeks ago in the thread for this tutorial:
Windows Update - Reset
The first part of the tutorial mentions that the history will go away from the View update history link.
(Edit: the things done by the tool in the tutorial is almost the same as the MS Fix-it tool.)

If you go to Start and type in view installed updates into the Search programs and files field, then click on the resulting link, you should find a list of installed updates.

You can see me looking at that list of installed updates in the video in this post:
Internet Explorer 9 - Uninstall
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 64 bit 7

Usernameissues: Thank you very much: About 10 minutes after I typed that post I did what you are supposed to do and reviewed all of the posts above the comment and I saw the answer to my question. I appreciate you taking the time to point me in the correct direction. One thing, I really like W-7 (I must be different) but the whole update business is maddening, every time I see the update notification I cringe!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Issue with Update Log in Windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Issue instaling .net 4.5.2 through windows update and offline update.
Hi all I have been trying to get my .net to update. It keeps failing. I have tried everything from the window help and it still will not update. I tried the offline update and download it an it also failed. Here is the log for that failure. OS Version = 6.1.7601, SP = 1.0, Platform 2,...
Windows Updates & Activation
windows update issue
I recently reinstalled windows 7 home premium, after uninstalling Linux mint Cinnamon. I now have to catch up on all the updates, as I had allowed Linux disk to erase windows. I have managed to do 24 updates, but there is another 200 to do. The problem I am now having when I try to do a few at a...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Issue - Error 80073712 will not update
Hi, I am having some issues with my windows update. It will not update at all. I am also unable to update my internet explorer. Any help is appreciated. Please see attached logs and below code Thanks Regards
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Issue
Yesterday the icon appeared stating Windows updates would be installed when I shut down my computer or at 3AM. (I have auto update enabled) I shut down the computer immediately but no updates were installed. A click on Check for Updates was negative. Later in the evening another icon appeared...
Windows Updates & Activation
Having an issue with a Windows update
Last night my system auto installed 10 updates for Windows 7 now every time I turn off my pc it says I have one update to install. i restarted my pc about 5 times since then and it is still telling me I have an update. Please help me stop this madness. I just checked the update history and it...
Windows Updates & Activation

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 15:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+