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Windows 7: Windows update

24 Nov 2009   #1
premier69

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Windows update

This is a new one...

windows is telling me about updates and the win updates window is blank..

if it says it has an important update to offer it still is blank but i can press install update and it does, later i can check what it installed.

but i cannot do this if it's an optional update and i can't even see what it's about. look at the screenshots




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Windows update-winupdate1.jpg Windows update-winupdate2.jpg 
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24 Nov 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Only thing I can suggest is to select show hidden updates - it may be a glitch caused by a previously hidden update being re-issued
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24 Nov 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I got an "important" update notice at about the same time, and it said that it would be installed at the next boot, without asking permission to do so. I have it set not to automatically install updates, so this is somewhat annoying....and it didn't give any details about the nature of the update.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
premier69

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

ok so hidden updates looks like this:


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Windows update-winupdate3.jpg 
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24 Nov 2009   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

As far as I know, the only updates that are hidden are those which you chose to hide. It is odd, because now when I go to Windows Update, it shows a couple of updates in the normal fashion, waiting to be installed. Now I'm not sure if the previous one was one of those, or something else.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I guess it was, because I installed the two known critical updates, then looked at the list of installed updates afterward, and it only showed those two for today.
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25 Nov 2009   #7
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by premier69 View Post
This is a new one...

windows is telling me about updates and the win updates window is blank..

if it says it has an important update to offer it still is blank but i can press install update and it does, later i can check what it installed.

but i cannot do this if it's an optional update and i can't even see what it's about. look at the screenshots
1.Control Panel>>Troubleshooting>>System and Security>>Fix problems with Windows Update
2.Try reset WU in aggressive mode How do I reset Windows Update components?

//note:ignore message about apply only for older systems.MS Fix work fine on 7 as well//

if point 1 and 2 don't help reinstall WU agent http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
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