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Windows 7: KB2538243 Showed Up A Bit Late...

25 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
KB2538243 Showed Up A Bit Late...

Yesterday, after boot up, "security update for Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package: June 14, 2011", showed up on the update check. I searched and this update is not on my system. Neither is the predecessor, KB2767174, but KB2767173 is. 7173 was installed on my system on 08/26/2012. The description was last reviewed on 05/23/2013. My question is: Did it really take three years for WU to find this update, or is my ignorance hiding something? I haven't installed this update yet.

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27 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

Well, in the absence of any feedback, I went ahead and installed this apparently belated update. It took only a couple of minutes to download the 4.5MB update, but installation took over 30 minutes. Most of the time it was sitting at 100% complete after restart and cleaning up. I wasn't really afraid that this was a suspect update, just couldn't figure out why it took so long to show up via WU.
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28 Dec 2015   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Same here, did install it as well.
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