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update is already installed on this system but patch is not shown in "installed updates

Question: update is already installed on this system but patch is not shown in "installed updates

Hi All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
Also,
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.
-Atul

TheAtulA

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Preferred Solution: update is already installed on this system but patch is not shown in "installed updates

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
Also, 
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.
-Atul

TheAtulA

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When trying to use Windows Update, the updates download successfully but fail to install. The following message appears: "Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed." I have turned my antivirus software off, I have tried updating manually, I have tried updating one at a time. Nothing seems to work. I now have a backlog of 13 updates that I'm supposed to install. Can anyone please help? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Update: "problem on your computer is preventing updates from being installed"

Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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When I launch WU form the std start menu shortcut, it launches wuapp.exe and just hangs. I have to terminate the process in task manager. Additional launches = additional hung processes.

Shortcut target: %windir%\system32\wuapp.exe startmenu
Starts in: %windir%\system32\

The same condition occurs if I try to launch wuapp.exe directly from %windir%\system32\
Yesterday, I checked the Effective permissions for my user on wuapp.exe = full control
Today, after running the Windows WU Troubleshooter and WU MS Fixit, the permissions = read, read & execute.

The issue is twofold. The standard WU shortcut "hangs" but Control Panel WU does not hang, until I try to view installed updates (viewing history seems to be ok). I have to terminate the process in Task Manager once I try to view installed updates.

As a workaround, I created a shortcut to Control Panel WU - this allows me to check for and apply updates.

Shortcut target: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update


A few things that might have caused this - recent activity, but just guessing I installed Advanced Uninstaller Pro and played with it, but did not apply anything it suggested. One thing I tried was duplicate files - eventually killing it due to time (lots of dups, lots of files).
Uninstalled said: Some files must be manually deleted without indicating which files. A serch for the program named turned up a few folders, deleted them and ran cCleaner (nothing in registy associated with the... Read more

Answer:Windows update "hang" - menu shortcut & installed updates

I'm not sure that resetting WU would actually cure your problem - it sounds to me more of a systemic problem, possibly to do with one of the involved technologies (scripting, NET, etc.).

My wuapp.exe has TrustedInstaller as owner, with only Read and Execute permissions for users and Admins.

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Hi everyone. I'd like to know what you think about this.

I just noticed this today. I have something called "Program Updates" on my Programs menu and in my Control Panel. Running Win XP SP2. Here are two screen prints:
and, from Control Panel:

I don't know for sure how it got installed on my system. On 9/23/07, I installed software from Walmart for downloading music; it's called Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store. As I said, I did not notice the Programs Updates item at that time.

It, i.e. Programs Updates, does not work, either. If I open it from either the Programs menu or Control Panel, makes no difference. Here's what it looks like:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/farmpond/forums/ProgramUpdates3.jpg As you can see, it appears to be an incomplete user interface.

I'm thinking of this strategy of attack. Uninstall Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store, in case Programs Updates did get installed with it [I doubt it did, but I can re-install Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store later]. Restore to a Restore Point prior to installing Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store. Take a look and see whether Programs Updates is gone. If not, try CCleaner. If gone, run CCleaner anyway. And, if I reinstall Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store, look closely at my Programs menu and Control Panel to verify this thing has not reappeared.

Edit: fyi, I'm behind a router, I'm using an older version of Norton Personal Fireware; I use AVG Free anti... Read more

Answer:"Program Updates" mysteriously installed on my system

I had that icon when a install a game call Two worlds it was for updating the game......
 

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... Framework, Version 1.0 Service Pack 3 (KB928367)

This is quite frustrating, really. This update will simply not install and when it has failed to do so it repeatedly informs me that I need to install it.

I don't know what to do, do you?

(I noticed a similar thread in this forum but it refers to a different update so I thought I'd make a new one).

Answer:"The following updates were not installed: Security Update for Microsoft .NET ...

I am assuming that you have administrative privileges and that you have enough disk space. Also, you might check to make sure that a spyware/anti-virus program is not blocking the install.

How are you updating? clicking the icon in the sys-tool bar? if so, then open up IE, and click Tools, then windows update, try using that instead.

If this doesn't work, then try and find a Manual update.

Note this is just basically repeating what I said in another forum, but it is a good start.

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Hi,

I installed a new windows 7 64-bit Ultimate and made updates but it installed 32-bit updates. This never happen to me before.

Here's my computer specs:

Answer:Windows Update installed 32-bit updates in a 64-bit system!

Hello Aleya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's normal since you have installed the 32-bit (x86) edition of Office instead of the 64-bit edition.

Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office

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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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I have following problem. When I try to update the system the packages is downloaded, message appears that they were installed successfully and I'm asked wheather I want to restart system. I do.After restart the packages are still on the list in updater. I tried to reinstall updater but it did not helped.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:[Win7 64] System Update does not mark packages as installed or they are not installed

Do you have administrative privileges?

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For example I have Power Manager 6.32 but there is already 6.36 but no update appears in my System Update? =(http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT074007 Whats wrong that it doesnt work? Thats bad that I can not update my installed software through the software System Update 5 and it seems I have much outdated and buggy Lenovo Tools now installed eg for the touchpad (click doesnt work as expected, works like click - drag often)

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 535: System Update 5 doesnt find any updates of installed software

No statement? =(

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Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.

Answer:Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

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I want to run a script or query to see if a specific patch number has been installed on a number of machines. Most all are XP.

For example - I want to ensure that KB958644 is install for Conflicker - for example. Digging through the Control Panel and Installed Programs is too time consuming to do in mass in an office (where no other tools exist).

I know the info is in the registry - so a script to query those keys would work too.

I just need some simple code to execute.

Aloha

Answer:Query for specific patch installed system?

Hi,

I have just written the following vbScript function. If computer name is just a dot '.' then the computer is local. If you have the permissions on your network you can type in a remote computer to check.

This will work on XP, but will NOT work for Vista. Vista does not use the Win32_QuickFixEngineering class in the same way.

[codebox]'# D.Collins - 12:42 03/04/2009
'# Tests to see if a patch is installed that contains the text of the test text.
'# e.g. if testing for 951066, then if patch KB951066 is installed it will return True
'# be careful because if testing for 1066 then KB951066 will be True but it will also return True for KB821066

Option Explicit

Dim strPatch, strComputer, blInstalled

strPatch = InputBox("Enter Patch Name:","Patch Test","KB")
strComputer = InputBox("Enter Computer Name:","Patch Test",".")
If strComputer = "" Then WSCript.Quit

blInstalled = fPatchInstalled(strComputer, strPatch)

MsgBox "Patch " & strPatch & " Installed = " & blInstalled

Function fPatchInstalled(sComputer, sPatch)
Dim oWMI, colItems, oItem, blInstalled
Set oWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & sComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = oWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering",,48)
blInstalled = False
For Each oItem In colItems
If InStr(1, oItem.HotFixID, sPatch, 1) <>... Read more

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Hello,

Haven't needed help from you guys in a while. I'm even using windows 8 now. Your advice was so good the last time.. I'm back.

Ok so I have a brand new kingston 4gb ram chip installed on my ecs p-45-t black series board. It replaced a 1gb chip. My other chips all say 1.8v this new one is 1.95.

According to my board manual, the board may only take 2gb chips, that contradicts its 16gb max capacity it boldly advertises. So I threw a dart. Now its telling me that I only have 7gb's one gigabyte more than before but I technically just added 3.

So far I have increased my memory voltage in the blue setup screen you get when pressing delete to 1.95 to see if it would fix this. It has not. I also just downloaded two bios files that I have not loaded.

I wait to hear from you again.

Thanks

Answer:9gb Ram installed. 7 Gb shown as installed, 6.1gb available. Windows 8

I would not change the bios at this time.
I recommend installing all match ram that meet the motherboard specs. Mismatching ram seldom works correctly if at all.

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??

PROBLEM:

When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...
 

Answer:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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Okay, here goes.

I'm working on a laptop (XPpro) that won't install the available windows updates. It downloads them and then tries to install each one and fails. I then get a list of the updates that were not installed with the ever helpful message "updates were unable to be successfully installed". I pulled the error 0x8024200e out of the windowsupdate.log file.

I have

1) tried tgal's advice in post #10 from http://forums.techguy.org/t351188&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

2) tried justfoo's advice in post #13 from http://forums.techguy.org/t328556&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

3) tried renaming the "Software Distribution" folder in the WINNT directory to "Software Distribution Old" and attempting update again.

None of these have solved the issue.

Any help would be welcome.

Thanks,

Raeli
 

Answer:XPpro win updates "updates were unable to be successfully installed" 0x8024200e

Have you tried the system file check:
Click Start > Run > Type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes and click ok (you need to have the Win XP CD in the CD-Rom).

The other thing to try is the Beta Update Page: http://update.microsoft.com/
 

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XPS13 with Windows 10.  See screen shot below.  Dell Support Assist program says the two driver updates are recommended.  clicking "install" it shows progress to install, then says installed, but on refresh or re-entry to the program it still shows them as needing to be installed.  No errors generated.  Other driver updates done the same way without issue.  Suggestions?

Answer:Dell SupportAssist - says driver updates are installed but still showing need to be installed after refresh?

Don't use Dell Support assist with windows 10. Windows 10 will install generic drivers if Dell doesn't have win 10 drivers. You should mention the full model name of the computer. Does Dell support your model for upgrading to win 10? If so, get the win 10 drivers from Dell Drivers and Downloads.

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It is now Friday and my Windows 7 - 64 bit OS hasn't found this month's updates yet. It's using 50% CPU usage on one of the svchost.exe for system functions in Task Manager (see attached screen shot). I tried to find help on the Web but there are many and conflicting theories and solutions why this is happening. Apparently I am not the only on having this problem. IS there any easy and sure remedy?
 

Answer:System still searching for "patch Tuesday" updates

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Hello. I was wondering how I would go about clearing the auto complete field in the windows update "Installed Updates" window. It seems completely independent from the windows explorer search field.

I was checking to make sure no windows 10 or telemetry updates accidentally got installed and now it's FULL of different KBnumbers.

I tried using the "find" option in the registry, but got freaked out when it brought up a bunch of stuff i didn't recognize and i didnt wanna mess anything up.

Thanks in advance,
~E

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Hello. I was wondering how I would go about clearing the auto complete field in the windows update "Installed Updates" window. It seems completely independent from the windows explorer search field.

I was checking to make sure no windows 10 or telemetry updates accidentally got installed and now it's FULL of different KBnumbers.

I tried using the "find" option in the registry, but got freaked out when it brought up a bunch of stuff i didn't recognize and i didnt wanna mess anything up.

Thanks in advance,
~E

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Ok heres the deal.
I crashed my system and have done a clean install. I couldn't find my winxp pro disk so I barrowed my friends. His has SP2 on it. I then found out after installing it, that it wouldn't work with my product key. So i had to go searching for my disk. Thankfully I found it, and did a windows repair to reinstall the system with the new disk.
My disk didn't have SP2 on it.

So I go to windows update to do updates and it trys to install like 80 something updates and everytime it comes back with ": A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed "

I have a feeling that it thinks SP2 is on my system. is there a way to resolve this without having to do another clean install?

John

Answer:"A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Why wouldn't it work with your product key?
It is better to install with SP2 incorporated onto the cd, saves a lot of time. SP2 should have been eliminated while performing the repair install.

You could try the following but you need SP2 installed before installing the updates, the site should have recognized it was not installed. If the following does not help then I suggest you Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD and do a clean install using the proper software


Try re-registering the windows update components. This may help fix a corrupt installer


1. Click on Start and Run,
2. Type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
3. Should get the message "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" Click OK.
4. Repeat above for each of the following:

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

5. Reboot

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I am using Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit. I want to remove IE 11 but when I go to look at Installed updates, only 47 items show. There are updates for MS Office, Adobe, etc., but no Windows updates. I have another laptop with the same OS and I can see the updates on it. Is there some option in Windows update I need to set?

Removal of IE11 is not the real problem here, it's the absence of the windows components. This is a new laptop.

Answer:Windows components do not appear in "view installed updates"

If the machine came with IE11 pre-installed, then it almost certainly cannot be removed.
You'd have to reformat and reinstall using retail media - assuming that your machine actually has a proper Windows 7 COA sticker, and isn't simply a downgrade from Windows 8 Pro.

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Hello,

Recently I've been troubleshooting random hangs which one of the solution was to uninstall the following updates if I had any of them installed:
- KB2952664
- KB2990214
- KB3035583
I had KB2952664 and KB2990214 installed on 6th of April 2015 which after creating an restore point I successfully uninstalled them via control panel.

When I checked the installed update, those updates were gone for good. However I've noticed two significant changes after uninstalling:
- KB2952664 has been installed right after the uninstalling process. I'm not sure when it was exactly installed (before or after restart). It's been dated as today (23rd of June 2015) which it shows up on the installed updates
- When I checked the "Windows update" tab it says I've never checked for any updates nor installed one. The update history and hidden updates has been wiped out as well.

For the second point, I was able to check for updates which brought back all the hidden updates (I kept running the scans until there were no updates found).

As for the first point I don't know what caused to install KB2952664 again automatically. I've tried uninstalling this freshly installed update however it's still there listed on the installed updates. I'm not sure how to check if the uninstalling has been successful or not but the process was smooth (no endless waits or errors popped during the process) as well as two restore point has been created: one for the initial removal (dated 6th of April... Read more

Answer:KB2952664 installed "automatically" after uninstalling certain updates

How did you actually do the uninstall of KB2952664? using Control Panel>Installed Updates, or the WUSA command?
Try using the following command in an Elevated Command Prompt:


wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664

reboot once it's finished, then do a Check for Updates, and hide the KB when it's found again.

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Hello,

I'm a n00b hoping for some help...

I keep getting the system message that says "Your computer has not been restarted since you last installed updates. Click here to complete installation."

So I click restart and, when my PC reboots, the same message is there. What's annoying is that the message pops up every 5 minutes. Plus, I can no longer install any updates from the Microsoft website.

Anyone know what to do?

Thanks!
Chris

Answer:"Your computer has not been restarted since you last installed updates."

R u using genuine windows xp???

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Hello all,

I am having this little problem where I install updates via Windows Update and all the downloads are downloaded and installed fine, but when I go to Add/Remove programs and go to the "View Installed Updates" section to uninstall an update, it's all blank.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Pro "installed updates" blank

I have downloaded probably 4 or 5 different updates since I finished installing the Win 7 Pro x64 pack from MSNDAA and when I go to the Add/Remove Programs -> View Installed Updates I only have one present. Might be only showing significant updates and not small patches.
 

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Hi --

I just migrated to a new hard drive and did a clean install of Win7 (did not have SP1 on the DVD).

During the Updating process, windows stopped working and I received an error, something about running Update again, etc. So I rebooted and finished the Upgrading process...no further problems noted.

However, I view the "Installed Updates" and see that KB2604114 and about 20 other updates "FAILED." But when I view the "Update History," it lists KB2604114 and the others as "installed."

I'm confused. Are the updates I'm referring to "FAILED" or are they properly installed?

Thanks!

Answer:Win7 - "View Update History" vs. "Installed Update"

In your description, you might have switched the observations.

"History" is a log that tracks attempts at installing specific updates. One user might have multiple failed attempts for a particular update; or multiple successful attempts if one was looking for a source of a problem.

"Installed updates" records the last successful installation of a specific update; no timestamp, just the date.

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Hello,

Is there a list of hotfixes that are required to be installed prior to installing SP1?

I am trying to slipstream SP1 into an installation DVD for Windows 7. It works fine, however, after I installed my newly created DVD, I found an update that said "You must install this patch before you install SP1. If you have already installed SP1, please uninstall it, reinstall this patch, then reinstall SP1." Obviously I want to integrate that patch before I slipstream SP1.

Is there a list of patches that need to be applied before SP1 is applied?

Thanks,
Casey

Answer:List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?

CaseyE,

Read through my blurb below to see if there if anything useful there to assist you....
Make sure your computer is updated as recommended before proceeding....

Win 7 SP1.
Generic steps to take before installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

* How to increase your chances of installing Service Pack 1 successfully.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Update your device drivers to the most recent Windows 7 device drivers from your computer manufacture's support web site (for your specific make and model)

* Start by installing the chipset/motherboard driver followed by the remaining available drivers.

* Run the SFC /SCANNOW command. This will check and repair if necessary any critical Windows system files.
Click on Start/All programs/Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt option and select 'Run as administrator'.
At the command prompt enter: SFC /SCANNOW

* Run the System Update Readiness Tool:
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

* Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 – How to install Step by Step
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

* Win7 SP1: Installation tips
Windows 7 SP1 Follow-up

* Also: Steps to take before installing Win7 SP1
Steps to follow before you ... Read more

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Hello all.

I have a Windows XP machine that keeps telling me that I need to install 2 security updates.

KB956572 and KB981852. The problem is that these updates are already installed and appear in my Add/Remove Programs. So I go ahead and install the updates again anyway. The machine says the updates installed successfully. However after a system reboot, the same 2 updates pop up again saying that they need to be installed.

I have removed/uninstalled the updates in question. Re-installed them. No success. They still come up as needing to be installed. I have tried re-registering the windows updates components and have cleared the temporary folders of windows update but still the same result.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas? Thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installed security updates say they need to be installed

Try installing manually. Read what post #7 says in this link.

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-update/1163173.htm

Is the system up-to-date with SP3 installed ?

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I recently installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit edition. As the installation finished the computer restarted and I did not give it another thought. Later on I returned to the Windows Update screen to see if there were any recent updates available for my PC. To my surprise all the older updates that I previously installed before the service pack installation have reappeared. My question now is, Do I reinstall the older updates? and Will they overwrite any files that the Service Pack 1 installation has already installed?

Answer:Win 7 SP1 Installed, Previously Installed Updates Reappear

If they are already installed and the new updates overwrite, it is not going to cause a problem. The worst that could happen is that you will be up to date.

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Hey guys,
I've come across this annoying problem where, Windows Update can't update certain features/drivers. In this case it would be my mouse pad driver and integrated gfx driver... All I get is a notification saying it can't update. On the Windows Update window, this is what I get:
Once I click "Instalar Agora" (Install now), no second window appears, as you would expect from a third party update.
Any suggestions? This is really becoming highly annoying.

Answer:Updates can't be installed - Windows Update

Have you restarted the machine yet? Sometimes that fixes update issues. Also are you sure you're actually receiving an error... Driver updates in Windows 10 are delivered via WSUS as well now so you won't see anything other than the standard windows update procedure.

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While looking into recently installed Windows Updates I noticed something strange.

This month there were five Important Office 2007 updates offered to me. I installed them and it shows this in Update History. But when I look in Installed Updates (where I would need to uninstall from) it lists 20 something updates from that same date.

How is this possible? Are there other updates within the main update? I've never spent a lot of time looking at Installed Updates but it seems this may occur for other updates as well.

Answer:Update History vs. Installed Updates

They often do not match. Mine don't.

"View Update History" often only shows more recent updates.

The one marked "Installed Updates" shows the entire list and allows for uninstalling them if necessary.

Nothing to worry about.

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My Windows Update keeps referring me to an 'Important' update that needs to be installed, but every time I try to install it it fails with the failure code 733F.
The actual file is Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)

Has anyone had this problem and please tell me how to repair it so I can download thi update.

Regards,

Swanee
 

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I had to register just to say, "Wow, those are REeealllyy some lame responses." I am experiencing the same thing now with my computer at work. Not sure where it stems from and I've been digging out every trick I can muster to try and fix this but nothing is helping so far. I'm about to reload XP and start from scratch. But, being a systems engineer I tend to want to fix the problem incase I run into it later with someone else.

So, Lennonsong, were you ever able to actually fix the problem. Or did you give up and start over? Hopefully you get this reply because I'm really curious.

Answer:[SOLVED] Your computer has not been restarted since you last installed updates.&quot;

the only fix i found on this it stated it was a registry fix that worked,the problem is it was an old post and the links no longer worked to see what it was
the closest i could find was this
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache...8&client=opera

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Ok, so recently, i installed an optional update through Windows update on to my Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit system. When i logged on, i noticed that my netgear wireless internet card was no longer working at all. I tried to uninstall the update since it seemed to be working before it was added. however even though it shows up in the "update history" tab, it does not show up in the "installed updates" tab.

the exact update name:
-Broadcom driver update for Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter

anyone know how i can get rid of it/downgrade it to the previous working version?

Answer:Update shows in history, but not in installed updates

Yeah, that is because it is a driver. Go to Device Manager > under Network Adaptors you will find your Broadcom > double click on it and go to the Driver tab. There you can roll- back.

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I manually uninstalled an update some time ago, and when viewing Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates the update in question is not listed. However, going in Windows Update > Update History, the update is listed as status = successful and the date installed is shown. Is there any other way to verify that the update is either hidden or uninstalled and not successfully (currently) installed? Thanks.

Answer:Update history vs. installed updates - question

You can use the attached VBS file to check if the update is installed

Check_if_a_Windows_update_is_installed_on_a_pc.vbs

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When I access Windows Update 'Installed Updates' there is nothing there apart from Office2010, Adobe Reader, Silverlight and Visual C++ updates installed.

There are always three pending updates to be found in Windows Update: KB2977759 and KB3004469 and Windows IE9. The two KB updates will install, then show up in 'Check for Updates' repeatedly or occasionally fail and show error 80070002. The IE9 update receives error code 9C48.

Running Windows Update Troubleshooter displays error 0x80070003 - not fixed.

I've tried this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/910336
All drivers are updated.
Also tried WSUSoffline.
I've more or less tried every solution that I could find over several days of trawling the net. At this stage any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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now i cant get any sound

when i click on 'sounds and audio devices' in control panel no audio device is found

cmi audio config doesnt even open up

when i click on volume control i get the following message:

'no active mixer devices available, to install mixer devices, go to control panel, click printers and other hardware and then click add hardware'

there is a '!' for c-media ac97 audio device in the add hardware wizard... it says this device cannot start

can i do a application & driver recovery in 'system recovery'
 

Answer:ive just installed some hardware updates from window update

If you have Xp just do a system restore using a restore point from just before the hardware update.
 

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Got a new PC with Win 7 Pro+ SP 1 already installed.
I believe some past Win 7 updates were done by the company I bought it from
But I think there were / are still a lot of updates to be added
Windows Update is hanging on 'Checking for updates'

I was thinking it might be best to just install the new July 2016 Rollup update, however...
Can I install the rollup update on top of whatever Win 7 updates have already been added to this PC?
Will the rollup update installer know which ones are already on the pc and ignore them?
Or will the previous updates interfere with the rollup update and screw up my pc?

Thanks for any advice and / or best steps to take for getting my new pc fully updated (sans Win 10 )

Answer:Can Win 7 rollup update be installed over past updates

Hi Metroid, it is okay to install the July rollup. This is MS new way of delivering recommended updates for that month. Instead of delivering them as separate updates they just all get bundled into one package now. It won't include security updates though, or updates that were released before MS switched to this method. So you still might have some to install after the rollup has been installed.

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I installed all the updates last tuesday and two of them (while installed successfully ) keep popping up as needing to be installed.   This is happening when i run Secunia PSI as well .
 
The two are  Internet Explorer 11  updates 
 
KB3021952 and KB3032359 
 
 
Any ideas as to why ?
 
Thank you

Answer:Windows update shows two updates need to be installed but already are

Windows downloaded updates could be corrupted you can delete "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" directory which holds Windows updates cache. 
Close all running programs and save open files then open Command Prompt as a administrator type sc stop wuauserv  press Enter key. Type rd /s /q  C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution press Enter key. Type Shutdown /r /t 2 press Enter key to restart your computer and after login to Windows check and install updates if needed.

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I have been checking my updates and there is nothing since my PC was undated to version 1709...
Seems odd it's been 5 days and every time I check it says computer is up to date...
Have there been any updates added to your PC in the last five days...
Just wondering if there is something messed up on my updates...
I ran the trouble shooter and it says I have updates pending for this machine but no updates show up when I check for updates... Thanks...

Answer:No updates installed since version 1709 update...

Alright mate, if your having issues with windows update or not sure if there are newer updates that arent showing best to run the trouble shooter which resets the update settings and forces a fresh check.

Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

hope this helps

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Hi, I'm pretty desperate for help with this issue, I've been searching on Google for the last three and a half hours for a solution but came up with nothing, so I thought I'd post here to see if anyone can tell me what's up.

I turned on my laptop today to find that there was a little red 'x' over the audio symbol, and upon further inspection it turned out that there was no audio driver installed. I wasn't very bothered about it at first, because after a Windows update once I had to reinstall it, and everything ran smoothly from there because I just reinstalled the driver which originally came with the laptop.

Now, this is the problem. I tried installing the driver, and the installation seemed to go fine, I was prompted to restart, did so, but when I logged in after the reboot, I was still getting the "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" error. I searched around, tried a different Realtek HD driver. Same result. Tried again with a different driver, no luck. Wax on, wax off.

I can't figure out why it's happening, but maybe someone here can?

For reference, my Laptop's a Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E, running Windows 7 Home Premium , and I have tried to install the drivers available from Sony for this laptop, but they don't work either :/

Thanks!

Answer:"No Audio Output Device Is Installed", but I HAVE installed one?

First you might want to press the Windows key and the pause/break key. That will open the System screen, once there go to Advanced system settings, upper left. In the window that opens go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Installation Settings button. Select No, let me chose what to do, and Never install driver software from Windows update. This will stop windows from replacing/updating that driver to the one that doesn't work. Then I guess I would go to Programs and Features and uninstall and reinstall your sound drivers. Or go to Device manager and uninstall your sound card, reboot and do the driver install again.

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Can anyone tell me in what folder on the hard drive I will find the Updates that are "already installed".

Clarification: I'm not asking about the ones that have been downloaded and are not yet installed (i.e. Windows/Software distribution). Also, I am aware that I can "view installed updates" via the control panel.

But I'm looking for the folder where the installed updates actually reside.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Answer:What folder contains "Installed" updates

I have been looking and I find KB's all over the place.
Why if i may ask are you looking for such a storage place?

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Or maybe it is "Required updates need to be downloaded". I don't remember. In any case thee is only one option given: download or install. When this message appears the whole display is locked. Sometimes Esc removes the popup; sometimes Esc (and everything else) is ignored. If Esc is ignored, the only option is to force power down. The message doesn't even indicate that this is Windows talking about a fix from Microsoft. It really looks like malware so I never let it proceed. If it is a valid Windows fix it will show up in the Update Status display after I reboot. I understand that Windows really wants me to install a fix when this happens, but why does Esc sometimes work and sometimes not? And what prompts this popup for some fixes and not for others?

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I got a crazy alert! virus! blah blah and the damned computer was screaming at me. I tried to close it down, but I was on the phone and didn't have time to fool with it so I hit the power button. When rebooting I hit f6 to boot to safe mode. Interestingly it stated, "installing updates." After a while it rebooted itself. I then get the little message box "updates installed successfully" or some such. So I go to View the update history and the last update it shows occurred on 8/10. Today is 8/12. I then got a couple of additional pop up messages stating "Updates installed" yet there is no new entry for update history.

Is it possible that some malware was loaded? I'm running Panda Free antivirus scan as I write. Just curious if anyone has any ideas on this. Kind of scary that there is some junk on my pc watching me now...

Answer:Keep getting message "Updates Installed"

Additional note: I went to control panel/programs/programs and features/installed updates. IT shows that Security update for MS Windows KB3176493 was installed on 8/12/2016. When I look at View Update History, it shows that patch was installed on 8/10/2016. Is it possible that all of this is because the patch was downloaded on 8/10 but since I hadn't rebooted until today, it wasn't actually installed until 8/12? Then the two different places "Update History" and "Installed Updates" just happen to show the same thing with 2 different dates? -thx

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I bought my HP Pavilion laptop in July 2013. It is running Windows 7 Home Edition and seems to be running very well, except for the behavior of Windows Updates. My ?problem? is that I'm not sure whether its behavior really is a problem.

Quite often while it is shutting down, a warning message appears in a very pretty light blue screen. The message reads "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of n...". The ?n? may vary from 2 or 3, to 11 or 12.

When I later restart the computer and click on "Start-->All Programs-->Windows Update-->View update history", a Control Panel window opens and displays a long list of installed updates. The ?Status? column for most of them reads ?Successful?. (see attached image #1 "view update history.jpg")

But if I click the Control Panel link to "See also-->Installed Updates", it reports "No updates are installed on this computer." (see attached image #2 "No updates are installed.jpg")

Recently when I clicked on a small popup which said something like "Click here to install updates", the Windows Update pane of the Control Panel opened and displayed the message "Windows could not search for new updates / An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer. / Error(s) found: / Code 80080005 Windows Update encountered an unknown error." (see attached image #3 "error code 80080005.jpg"... Read more

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Or maybe it is "Required updates need to be downloaded". I don't remember. In any case thee is only one option given: download or install. When this message appears the whole display is locked. Sometimes Esc removes the popup; sometimes Esc (and everything else) is ignored. If Esc is ignored, the only option is to force power down. The message doesn't even indicate that this is Windows talking about a fix from Microsoft. It really looks like malware so I never let it proceed. If it is a valid Windows fix it will show up in the Update Status display after I reboot. I understand that Windows really wants me to install a fix when this happens, but why does Esc sometimes work and sometimes not? And what prompts this popup for some fixes and not for others?

Answer:Nag: "Required updates need to be installed"

Have you implemented any form of Windows update block?

Or perhaps (as you're uncertain about the message) the update has been downloaded but has not been installed because it requires a restart and it's during your active hours period?

Note the exact message as the two cases are quite different and search for literally that message.

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I got a crazy alert! virus! blah blah and the damned computer was screaming at me. I tried to close it down, but I was on the phone and didn't have time to fool with it so I hit the power button. When rebooting I hit f6 to boot to safe mode. Interestingly it stated, "installing updates." After a while it rebooted itself. I then get the little message box "updates installed successfully" or some such. So I go to View the update history and the last update it shows occurred on 8/10. Today is 8/12. I then got a couple of additional pop up messages stating "Updates installed" yet there is no new entry for update history.

Is it possible that some malware was loaded? I'm running Panda Free antivirus scan as I write. Just curious if anyone has any ideas on this. Kind of scary that there is some junk on my pc watching me now...

Answer:Keep getting message "Updates Installed"

Additional note: I went to control panel/programs/programs and features/installed updates. IT shows that Security update for MS Windows KB3176493 was installed on 8/12/2016. When I look at View Update History, it shows that patch was installed on 8/10/2016. Is it possible that all of this is because the patch was downloaded on 8/10 but since I hadn't rebooted until today, it wasn't actually installed until 8/12? Then the two different places "Update History" and "Installed Updates" just happen to show the same thing with 2 different dates? -thx

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I had not realized it until I tried to use some fonts on Photoshop.
The fonts are shown on the fonts menu but they don?t seem to be available.
In the folder C:\Windows\Fonts such fonts that were previously installed are no longer available.
Anything to do with Windows 10 upgrades ?

Answer:not all fonts installed on the system (C:\Windows\Fonts) are shown

How are you comparing them?

Is there a difference between here:


and here?



You may have some more in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts but it isn't clear (to me anyway) which you are missing.

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At around 4 AM Windows Update installed. I happened to be awake, and noticed it doing so because I was listening to a podcast from bed, and then the audio cut out. It was too late for me to stop any updates, so I just let it run and reboot as necessary. When the rebooted system loads, half my desktop icons are missing, as are all desktop folders, the content previously stored there now seemingly unlocatable.

Naturally, I'm alarmed by this greatly, so I decide to reboot it. This is something I repeat twice before giving up. The problem is that each time I reboot, despite signing in through my main user account, I'm logged in as the generic admin. This means that essentially none of my software (having been installed only on the user account) is installed (and, for instance, when trying to reinstall Chrome I'd get -Installer Download Failed. Error = 0x800405ff), none of my preferences are saved, and again I lack access to several folders worth of important files previously located on my desktop.
The updates that installed are:

Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2485376) - Installation status: Successful
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2492475) - Installation status: Successful
Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2393802) - Installation status: Successful
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2482017) - Installation status: Suc... Read more

Answer:After Auto-Installed Updates, My System is In Chaos

Perhaps a System Restore after booting into Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

System Restore from Command Prompt
 

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So, my old hard drive on my M91p Tower was failing, and I was unable to boot into Windows 7 Professional. I replaced the hard drive, reinstalled Windows 7 Professional. It authenticates, all was good, I was happy. Then I left it installing software overnight. I woke up, it was 'asleep'. Wouldn't wake. Had to turn it off, and then when I restarted, I got the intel black screen 'OS Not Found' screen. Finally, I managed to insert the installation disc, shut down without installing by declining to reinstall it, and when I booted back up it started normally. My question is: What's going on? How do I fix this?  I didn't have Lenovo media to reinstall from, and used a Windows 7 ISO disk install. How do I fix this?  My last week have been a gauntlet of trying to fix errors. I really want to put to rest the issue so I can go on with my work regularly. What can I do?

Answer:HDD died. installed a new one, installed OS. Now it give black screen "Operating System Not Found

It is hard to diagnose without seeing it.  You left it reinstalling software..  It is possible that some installation failed and left the machine in a state where it needed to be completely powered off.  It is possible it is a hardware error in the M91p.  As I said, it is hard to diagnose without seeing it.

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I tried updating my computer last night. After the updates have been downloaded, this screen appears:



There are about 40 updates that I've not yet installed. I've tried going through and just randomly selecting them, to see if that would work, but it doesn't.

What could be causing this? Is there anyway to fix it without doing a clean install of XP? I searched on google, and everything I tried that I found, didn't help.

Answer:Widnows Update: Updates were unable to be sucessfully installed

Hi itssl0w,

Are you logged in as an administrator? Make sure you are logged in as an admin and try again.

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Hello all,

I installed the Anniversary Windows 10 update from scratch on my Surface Book. After installing all the Surface Book drivers, I ran Windows Update and it downloaded and wanted to install more device drivers.

Most of those drivers failed to install and it won't let me re-install them.

Can anyone please tell me why this is happening?

Screenshot #1:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q49jcczsvzwft3m/1.jpg?dl=0

Screenshot #2:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/do66q10ghy8wih0/2.jpg?dl=0

setupapi.dev.log:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zahs8a5767...i.dev.log?dl=0

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Hello all,

I installed the Anniversary Windows 10 update from scratch on my Surface Book. After installing all the Surface Book drivers, I ran Windows Update and it downloaded and wanted to install more device drivers.

Most of those drivers failed to install and it won't let me re-install them.

Can anyone please tell me why this is happening?

Screenshot #1:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q49jcczsvzwft3m/1.jpg?dl=0

Screenshot #2:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/do66q10ghy8wih0/2.jpg?dl=0

setupapi.dev.log:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zahs8a5767...i.dev.log?dl=0

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Two basic questions while I'm building a zero-day, fully-updated Windows system with nothing else on it for imaging.

1. After reinstall, I noticed that populating Installed Updates took forever, while you had to wait for the dreaded green line moving rightwards. Is this normal ? I don't remember having to wait under my previous install.

2. After reading about the great Microsoft debacle of trying to push Windows 10 down everybody's throat through Windows Updates, I'm seriousy considering switching off Updates altogether and checking manually. When do Updates occur ? Is it still Patch Tuesday ?

Answer:Delay for displaying installed updates + update schedule

Microsoft has shifted to patch as needed. You may get some updates on various days. It all depends on Microsoft.
I check manually every few days. Some times it takes a long time to download them. All depends if you hit a Microsoft server that isn't busy.

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Hi,
This is my first post, so please be understanding.
When I run Dell System Detect on my XPS 13 9360 it tells me there are two downloads available, Chipset: Intel Management Engine Components Installer and Chipset: Intel Chipset Device Software Driver.
I have on a number of occasioins installed these components and received the messages:
Installation complete Restart required 2 drivers downloaded and installed successfully. I have installed them from a browser and by downloading to a local drive and running the install from there.
The O/S is Win10 64 bit and I run the install as a local admin.
Any ideas why it presents the S/W every time I run System Detect?
Thanks in advance,
John

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I need help getting my printer to work with a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I had to re-install due to a CMOS error which I think was due to a dead battery. It still could be something else seeing as I have had other problems with this install (explained below). Anyway, the printer is an old Brother MFC 8300 (it has been a workhorse!). Previous times I have re-installed Windows there haven't been any problems with this printer. I simply install the driver from Windows Update (the driver is named "Brother MFC8600/9650 Series" in the device manager). But this time the "Windows Update" installed the driver and says everything is working properly but when I go to "Devices and Printers" it doesn't show up under "Printers and Faxes". There is a listing for "USB Composite Device" under "Devices" that shows "Brother MFC8600/9650 Series" as a scanner. Not sure what that means.

I also tried to manually download the driver from "catalog.update.microsoft.com". I downloaded 2 different versions of the driver. One has a file size of 2.0 MB and the other has a files size of 2.3 MB. I ended up not installing either because I didn't know where the proper destination location was using the "Expand" command from the "Command Prompt" with "expand <CAB FILE NAME> -F:* <DESTINATION>". I think the file size for the "Windows Update" file ... Read more

Answer:Trouble with Brother MFC 8300 driver (installed with "Windows Update")

You may have to change to a User with administrative rights or an Administrator.






Quote:
There is a listing for "USB Composite Device" under "Devices" that shows "Brother MFC8600/9650 Series" as a scanner. Not sure what that means.


That means your unit is a MultiFunction device and include Printer, Fax, Copier and Scanner. Sometimes the scanner part will be picked up as a separate device because Win7 has a built-in function for scanning.

From Drivers, utilities and software updates for your Brother Product





Quote:
Dear Brother Customer:

Brother does not have a printer driver available for this model. Most operating systems include printer drivers with their installation program. Please check the manufacturer’s web site of your operating system to see if support is available for this model. If your operating system does not support this model, then this model is not supported.

Thank you for your understanding,
Brother International Corporation

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Good Evening All,

I having a problem with my Dell Latitude D610.

I went to update the BIOS and it said that the battery is not installed despite the laptop running solely off of battery power!

I have ran the dell device diagnostic and device manager and no issue appears to be with the battery. When you check the battery info in the BIOS settings it says the batteries are not installed and also when you log into XP it constantly says running off of AC power even when its not plugged in!

Any one got any ideas what could be causing this and how it can be solved?

Thanks Nick
 

Answer:Dell Latitude "battery not installed" preventing BIOS update

It may be referring to the CMOS battery which is wired to the computer beneath the keyboard. The battery can be replaced for $8.95 to $29.95 depending on where you purchase...

But regardless, you do have a problem that must be resolved. The D610 has been one strange little irrelevant problem after another... but you cannot afford to irritate it and have that mysterious unremovable password appear as it has on so many D610 and D620 Dells.
 

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I had already installed, successfully I might add, a Definitions update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321). The Update already installed and now it keeps coming up with the same error unable to install update:
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80070643
I tried uninstalling the installed update and Windows won't do it returning an "Unspecified error" response. I have Windows 10 Home (32bit) installed and I cannot find a way to get Update, as you used to be able do, to HIDE the offending update. (THANKS Microsoft for removing functionality from Windows YET AGAIN).
I'm at my wits end with this. . I have asked about this problem before directly reporting the issue to Microsoft (Surprise surprise... NO RESPONSE. I'd get a better response from a brick wall). Seriously not happy; considering cutting my losses and reverting (AS I STILL HAVE MY INSTALL DISCS) to Windows 7 or moving to Linux. Way to go to p**s off users!

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Hi all,
I head to this section on advise by a Moderator from the Virus/trojan/Spyware Help section.
After cleaning the machine from a rootkit I have this issue:
I removed and then reinstalled SP3 (twice) and after downoading the updates now my pc prompts me to install updates that appear to be already in the system.
The last update haunting me is KB2633952 (before it was KB981793).
After every reboot I have the yellow update icon on the toolbar (down on the left, close to the clock). If start the installation procedure it ends telling me it is impossible to install. I tried to download it directly from Microsoft download center and the result is an installation error: "update cannot be installed as a newer or same timezone has already been installed on the System".
If I search the system I find the update in these directories:
1) C:\Windows\System32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}
2) C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\be9e26e54f7a2d73396715001d0e1e17\update
3) C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.old\be9e26e54f7a2d73396715001d0e1e17\update
4)C:\Windows\Prefetch

Please note that the system now appears to be cleared from malware.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows update prompting to install updates already installed

Go to Control Panel/Date and Time make sure that your computer is in the Right time zone for your area, and the check box for automatically update for Daylight Savings time is checked. Then go to the Internet Time tab and update your time to the current time. then you can try the Update again.

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I had already installed, successfully I might add, a Definitions update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321). The Update already installed and now it keeps coming up with the same error unable to install update:
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80070643
I tried uninstalling the installed update and Windows won't do it returning an "Unspecified error" response. I have Windows 10 Home (32bit) installed and I cannot find a way to get Update, as you used to be able do, to HIDE the offending update. (THANKS Microsoft for removing functionality from Windows YET AGAIN).
I'm at my wits end with this. . I have asked about this problem before directly reporting the issue to Microsoft (Surprise surprise... NO RESPONSE. I'd get a better response from a brick wall). Seriously not happy; considering cutting my losses and reverting (AS I STILL HAVE MY INSTALL DISCS) to Windows 7 or moving to Linux. Way to go to p**s off users!

Answer:Windows Updates fail to install an already installed update error???

Problem solved. Used the Microsoft Show/Hide Updates Troubleshooter tool. Why did I have to go looking for this? This is a useful part of Windows functionality... What were they thinking of removing it. then hiding the tool? (Rhetorical questions; I know why. Thank you Nanny Microsoft, but I'm a better programmer than most of your shiftless lot)

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I've been running windows 7 home premium 32 bit without problems for several years
I did a clean install of windows 7 home premium 64 bit from DVD
I activated it
SP1 (KB976932) appeared in the list of available updates so I ran Windows Update
When the updates were complete I checked the update history and SP1 (KB976932) was successful
However when I checked installed updates there was no mention of SP1 and the windows edition does not show SP1 either
There is no windows icon on the task bar to request the free upgrade to windows 10
I have repeated the clean install process 3 times with the same result. I also tried downloading SP1 from microsoft website but that got stuck in a boot loop
When I was running windows 7 32 bit the windows icon was available on the task bar to request the free upgrade to windows 10
I'm not that concerned about getting SP1 I just want to register for the free windows 10 upgrade
I'm running an Intel E6750 with 4gb ram on a gigabyte 965p-dq6 mobo. It's pretty old but I have a similar PC of the same vintage that ran win 7 64 bit without any problems before I upgraded it to windows 8 and I had no problems registering for the windows
10 upgrade on that PC
Any ideas?

SP1  (KB976932) appeared in the list of available updates and in the update history 

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XP home -SP2
When at Windows Update page where it states: click here to ''review your update history' the page/link will not display...getting a message about a problem not allowing the link to load -i did what was recommended to remedy the situation to no avail ...this 'failure to load/view' just started few days ago ! Was always able to view this area...is it important i know my 'history' of updates ? - I am 'set' to auto receive update via notification but NOT download automatically - i decide on 'which' updates to use... thanks in advance...
 

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Last successful update was on 15/07/2012, since then I didn?t turn on my netbook. 3 days ago I turned it on and had 11 important updates waiting to be installed. All failed over and over again. Been trying to solve this issue for 3 days and have done the following to no avail. Search box typed run and then entered msiexec /unregister , then msiexec /regserver
1. In Services, Windows Installer, already set to manual, clicked on start and received following pop up error, Windows could not start the Windows Installer Service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access Denied.
2. Changed Permissions so that users and administrators have full control on all HKEYs.
3. CMD: sfc /scannow ? Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
4. Saved on desktop Windows 7 msiserver.reg and double clicked on it.
5. Downloaded registry repair software.
6. In the HKEY_lOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/services/msiserver, deleted enum.
7. And others I can?t remember.

I cannot do a fresh install of Windows 7 as I do not have the cd. It?s just me and the netbook, and no cds. Any help will be most certainly appreciated. I?m tired but don?t want to give up.

Answer:Some updates were not installed, Windows Update Error Code: 800704B3

You've made some large mistakes, I'm afraid.
Is your Recvoery parttion still intact? - Check your manual for the Recovery procedures,and back up your data to external media as a precaution.

Then attempt a System Restore to before you attemtped to repair the system.

Then post an MGADiag report - I have a suspicion I know what the problem is, and that should onfirm it (or tell me I'm well off base!)


http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

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Is there a way to determine which win7 updates have been actually applied successfully and which have failed if I can't see the update history page?

I lost my WU history page when I ran the WU Fix-it tool. Prior to loosing the info I saw that around 10 or so updates had failed. Is there anyway to determine if the "failed" updates were installed after I deleted and reinstalled SP1 trying to fix the problem?

Answer:determining what updates installed with no update history page availab

Just run windows update " Check for Updates "

If anything failed it should be on the to do list.

Hope this helps,
Richard

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Hello,
My Dell PC just installed a new Windows 10 update and my sound doesn't work anymore. It seems that there is suddenly no audio output device installed on my PC anymore. I checked the system and got a troubleshooting report.
What can it be and how can I solve this issue?
Any help appreciated!
Thanks, Steve



Check audio device

Detected



There might be a problem with your audio device.



Potential issues that were checked

Detection details





One or more audio service isn't running

Issue not present



Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly. Atleast one of these services isn't running.






Hardware changes might not have been detected

Issue not present




Sound
Troubleshoot problems that prevent your computer from playing or recording sound.

Package Version:

4.1
Publisher:

Microsoft Windows



Playing Audio
Find and fix problems with playing sound.

Package Version:

4.0
Publisher:

Microsoft Corporation



Hardware and Devices
Find and fix problems with devices and hardware.

Package Version:

4.0
Publisher:

Microsoft Windows

Answer:"No Audio Output device is installed" after Windows 10 update

Problem got solved the following way: With the update microsoft 10 tried to install the most recent audio driver but by default installed the wrong one (intel instead of a realtek). In order to get the right version open the dell support
dell.com/support -> view all support -> enter your service tag -> "drivers & downloads" -> find it myself -> download and install the bios and audio driver -> done

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Hi guys,

I have been trying to install Win7 SP1 on my Lenovo SL410 laptop for the last couple of weeks now without success. The laptop would reboot and indicate configuring service pack, run till about 7-8% and restart after trying for a while. I have tried the steps stated on

Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows Help

without much success. I have also downloaded the stand-alone and faced the same symptom. This is a fresh factory restore and I have not used any regcleaners on this laptop.

Some of the error codes encountered were 800705B4, 800F0826 with the latest being 80200001. This is what my update history looks like (as attached). Though it indicates that SP1 has been successfully installed, it is not listed under installed updates.

I ran CheckSUR and no errors were found in the log.

I ran SFC and no integrity violations were found.

Here is my MGADiag report:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 55041-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {99B654EA-5C70-496F-8D0A-F251462F8D4C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl Act... Read more

Answer:Win7 SP1 "successfully" installed but keeps showing in Windows Update

Are you talking about the new small Service Pack 1 update ?

Your windows already shows Service Pack 1 in system properties doesn`t it ?

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Another question/puzzle. Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

I clean installed W8.1 three days ago, and the first thing I did was bring it up to date with all the offered updates. All installed successfully and I thought no more of it. At some point after this I made a system image backup, which today I have restored to. When I now look at the "classic" windows update screen it says I have never checked for updates and none are installed. Forcing a check for updates brings only two up as can be seen in the pictures. If I go to "view installed updates" then there is a lot of stuff in there, whih I assume could be the previously installed original batch.
I'm guessing this is normal behaviour but it seems slightly odd (the on screen messages at least)

Answer:No update history says "never checked" & "never installed"

Not odd... Considering that is a "clean install"(albeit with integrated updates) - thus no update history (file) exists.

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As stated, my system runs fine but I wanted to try the F12 diagnostics to see how it worked.  To my surprise it shows a problem was found and the Hard Drive - not installed.
Would this be a normal situation when running a PCIe drive using a NVMe driver?
I am wondering what the Support Assistant would do if it popped up for some reason.  If it can't see the M.2 drive, would it give me incorrect responses?
Should I disable Support Assistant?
System is two week old XPS 13 9365 2-in-1, running a Samsung 960 Pro in PCIe mode using the Samsung NVMe driver, running without problems..
Thanks

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Hi-
Thank you for reading and wanting to help.
From reading most of the topics on this site, I realize I am at a very beginner level of computer literacy, so please bear with me if my questions and descriptions sound silly.

Tonight, when I started up my computer, I got this message in a bubble coming from an icon representing "Antivirus System Pro alert" in the tray on the bottom right:

"[picture of white x in red circle] Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now."

Well, I realize now as I typed it, it has a grammatical error, which gives it away as not real, but anyway I clicked on it, and apparently I have installed some demo version of something called "Antivirus System Pro alert".

So I went to CP to remove the program, but it is not there in the list.

So question one- where is the program so I can remove it?

Question two- I purchased BIT Defender Total Security 2009 for about $90 so if this is a virus or something, why did it not catch it?

And now, that stupid window keeps popping up, along with another window on its own at the bottom right, with the header of the box being "Antivirus System Pro alert" saying
"INFILTRATION ALERT
Your computer is being attacked by an Internet Virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan-dro... Read more

Answer:"Antivirus System Pro Alert" Messages Popping Up BUT i never installed this program

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Help Please

Im in big trouble. I was going to format my hard drive of my PC when i discovered that my system did not recognize it. This is really weird because i was using it a year now and it was working fine. The message i get is this "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".
 

Answer:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".

You need to have a floppy with the proper driver then press F6 at the beginning of the Windows install process. With the proper drivers, Windows will find your hard drive (probabyl a SATA one) & will allow you to use it as a boot drive.

ps. please use the search function as this topic has been discussed quite a few times.
 

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i just found this site on google and i don't know if i put this in the right place......i updated (system update and sound card update) last week or the week before and after i restarted i got this X over my speaker in the tray and now the only sound i get is this loud BEEP ......i can't play music............well i called HP and they had me go into safe mode with networking then this bios thing (gray screen) ....there was the delete the driver .....restart that didn't work and then he told me the only thing he could think of is to do full system restore and return it to factory settings but then after i was done talking to him i remembered that the speaker say "No Device Installed" so i was thinking could i buy this software (its conexant if that matters) or does anybody know an alternative ...maybe this happened to you and you figured it out


pleast let me know


p.s.
i uploaded an error message i've been getting for a long time because i had codec problems when i first got this computer and i didn't know what i could do so google lead me to something that told me to save a dll thing (i didn't know)

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is Installed" after update

wow 27 views (last i checked) and no comments can anybody help me

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I did a reinstallation of Windows XP Pro on my main computer a few weeks ago. I would note that this is the first reinstallation of XP I have ever done. I thought I covered all of the bases (did a fair bit of studying beforehand), but I apparently I may have missed something.

I wiped and re-formatted the HDD's, reinstalled the SATA drivers and did a complete reinstall of XP. I updated the bios, video drivers, etc. Also made a separate 8Gb partition on my data drive for the swap file. Everthing has been working fine, but I noticed a few odd things this AM when I was perusing XP's "Device Manager".

There are several system devices listed which state: "No drivers are installed for this device." The services are as follows:

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
Direct Memory Access Controller
High Precision Event Timer
Motherboard Resources (listed 3 times)
Numeric data processor
Programmable interrupt controller
System Timer

I went through everything listed under Device Manager (even hidden devices - printers and non-PnP devices), and the above are the only "problem" devices I found. It looks like I omitted something when installing the motherboard software/chipset, but I don't know what it is/was. I have not encountered any major errors yet, and I've been running it for 2+ weeks now. It runs clean and fast. I do get IE-6 windows stating that webpages failed to load on an occasional basis, but not sure if this is related. FYI ... Read more

Answer:XP Reinstall: System device issues - "No Drivers Are Installed"

Those should work fine without drivers. Did you install SP3?

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Hi, this is the first time I use anything like this... My problem is that my HP computer had the next error:

"NTLDR is compressed: press Ctrl+alt+del to restart", so I went looking for a way to fix it and I did the following:

"All you need to do is boot to the recovery console, and type the following commands, in order:

cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit "

So, using the Windows Xp Upgrade Cd I did as I read, and now, my computer try to start and sends this message:

"The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again"

My question is, did I need to use the full version?? How do I fix it now??

Please help me!!!!
 

Answer:Windowx Xp Home Crisis "The system is not fully installed...?"

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Hello. I recently installed a SSD into my setup. I didn't have a Win7 64bit disk, so I booted into the HDD's OS and installed via .iso (I didn't want to burn it, as that always seems to fail.

I wanted to get the System Restore partition installed on the SSD, so I tried booting to a Win 32bit disk and formatting the drive that way. Problem is, the System Restore is not recognized as such, and was visible so I ended up deleting it

that works fine, except I now have this:

Disk0: Hard drive
Disk1: SSD
Disk2: Irrelevant

1. Can I move the System Restore Partition to the SSD?
2. How can I make this boot off of the SSD? It currently boots off of the System restore on the HDD
3. The drive letters are screwed up, but whenever I try to change the SSD's drive letter it says "the parameter is incorrect", no matter which drive letter I choose.

Help? thanks.

Answer:Installed SSD. Move "System Reserved" to SSD and make SSD boot?

I am not exactly sure what you did here. I suggest you restart and do those steps

1. On your Disk0 HDD, move the bootmgr from the 100MB partition to C:. You can do that with EasyBCD. The instructions are here. You take the option "Change the boot drive". That way we'll get the 100MB partition out of the way.

2. Make an image of your C partition (which is now the active partition). Take free Macrium or free Paragon for that task - but NOT Windows7 imaging.

3. Delete everything on your SSD (with Disk Management or the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) so that the whole SSD is unallocated space. You can also use Secure Erase if you want to cleanup the Nands.

4 Define an aligned, active partition on the SSD. Instructions are here.

5. Restore your image from C: into that partition.

6. Change the bootorder in the BIOS to boot from the SSD and you should be on your way.

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I purchased a new 1TB harddrive to host Windows 7. The installation was without any problem. Prior to installation, I removed all harddrives, including another 1TB data backup harddrive.

When I installed the second drive, with all my important backed up data, it comes identified by Windows 7 as drive D: System Reserved. There are no contents despite the properties indicating about 40% used space. Where did my data go? Please tell me it's not lost!! How can I get access to this drive??

Jenn

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Answer:2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

I'm assuming the old hard drive still has W7 installed on it?

If so the issue is that the old hard drive still has a Active partition on it. You should not have 2 Active partitions on one system, and that will caused these kinds of problems.

You can use a third party tool like Partition Wizard for bootable CD to remove the active flag from the old hard drive,
Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

or you can use Diskpart
Partition - Mark as Inactive

Just to simplify things and avoid any problems you should disconnect all unnecessary drives while running Diskpart. You need to be able to select the correct drive from it's properties or partition sizes because normal drive identification will not be available.

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My system is recognizing less than Half of my Installed RAM

DDR2-8500 OCZ REAPER 1066 MHz
3/8 GB on Windows XP PRO SP3 32bit

MSI P45 Platinum, Intel Q6600
Maximum RAM Supported: 16GB

FSB set to 266 x 9

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/231766-45-windowsxp-recognizing
Windows XP Professional 32-bit is limited to 4GB of address space. If you have 4GB of RAM installed, it will not show 4GB within Windows. What you'll probably get is the size of your pagefile subtracted from the 4GB.
Some of this address space is reserved for hardware and the OS... so you'll never have access to the full 4GB anyway. If you want to access 4GB+ of RAM... your best solution is to pick up XP Pro 64-bit... but that will only work if your P4 CPU has EMT64.Click to expand...

Is this True should I pick up x64 windows?
MS explicitly states that Windows XP 32bit is limited to 4GB RAM.

MS also says that the /PAE switch is available on XP, but it is only available to allow Data Execution Prevention, not to increase RAM beyond 4GB.

I have an IBM T60p thinkpad running 32bit XP Pro with 4GB of ram but I only see 3.0GB. So I'm missing 1GB. The concensus I get from several other blogs is the Intel p45 Chipset on this laptop limits what the OS is able to see to 3GB.

Some of my colleagues hae the IBM T61p laptop. It has the intel p65 chipset, and my colleagues say it sees all 4.0GB.

These numbers are despite the fact that both laptops have a 512MB Video card.

I think some chipsets may... Read more

Answer:Solved: System recognizes "< " half of installed RAM

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I realize that this topic has been posted before, but none of the other ones fit my situation so I figured I would post my own in order to get a more tailored response.

Ok, so I recently (like, 5 hours ago) did a System Restore of my HP Pavilion a345c running Windows XP Service Pack 1, because I was having major issues that could not be resolved without restoring the system. System restore went fine, I created the new user info and everything, but when it restarted into "user partition", after the usual startup screen with the windows flag/scrolling bar, it shows a black screen and an error message that says "system is not fully installed".

I've looked up this problem on other sites, and they all tell me I have to edit the registry. So I opened up command prompt at startup (at the system recovery screen) and I did all the steps- but I can't find the <\windows\system32\config> file that all references point me to! I chose the C: Drive from the drop-down list in regedit, but all that's there is an empty Documents and Settings folder, an empty RECOVERY folder and a 142589546_MVM_1.tmp file. I chose a non-destructive system restore, so all my data should still be intact, but now I'm worried that since I can't even find the windows folder, the whole thing was wiped clean!

I figured at this point, I'm better off disconnecting the HDD from my broken PC and trying to transfer my documents, movies, music, and photos to another, working PC and just do... Read more

Answer:Help! "System Is Not Fully Installed", can't edit registry!

NEW EDIT

Okay, I was able to find the WINDOWS folder, and it seems my files are intact. However, the problem of there being no "system32" folder remains, prohibiting me from editing the registry. I'm going insane trying to figure this one out, so please help me out!

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Hello,
On Windows 10, in Settings > Update > Advanced Options, what's the difference between choosing "Automatic" and "Notify to schedule restart" when choosing how updates are installed?
If we choose the second option, does that mean that updates won't be installed automatically?

Answer:Windows Update Question, if we choose the second option will the updates not be installed automatically?

The "Notify to schedule restart" it's just, when there is an update downloaded and ready, it will notify and ask you to schedule a time to restart.
I mean, Windows updates always have three options when it downloads an update, to let Windows restart automatically your device at 3 am, you can select a restart time and you can of course restart your computer right away to install the updates.
So by setting Notify to schedule a restart, you only are suppose to get a notification from Windows 10 to set the time, nothing more. Automatic will be silent and will not bother you about it, but either way, you can change it when you want to apply the updates and restart.
if you need more control, of course gpedit.msc is needed. if you have Pro of course.

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Hi there
 
I'm having multiple problems and the one above has come up today as I was looking into how to enable automatic TomTom connection and also Alfa wifi.  The Alfa keeps saying that Relatek driver is not connected.  Diagnostics keep coming up with different reasons and the one above is the latest.  It varies daily and I need some advice as it is soul destroying.  Is someone can help I would be most grateful.

Answer:Driver updates aren't automatically installed when detected by Windows Update.

FWIW:  You should never...use Windows Update for drivers.  If the system is an OEM/name brand system (e.g., HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) you should get drivers for the system from the respective system manufacturer's websitel.
 
Louis

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Hello,

I have a Gateway NV56R41u laptop running Win 8.1 and always auto-updated.
Anti-virus, web shields, firewalls all in place and running OK.

A few days back a windows update took place and thereafter any website I visit (with whichever browser), I get a privacy error warning.
For example I visit outlook.com to check my email, this is what I get:




Your connection is not privateAttackers might be trying to steal your information from Sign In (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).

Back to safetyHide advanced
This server could not prove that it is Sign In; its security certificate is not trusted by your computer's operating system. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.
Proceed to Sign In (unsafe)

NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID



So I went over to system restore and restored my system to a restore point of Feb 1st 2015 which was linked to a critical Windows Update.

Restoring to this makes this privacy error issue disappear, but again the update automatically takes place and the proble is back.
Incase it helps, here's details of the last two windows updates:

Would really appreciate some help on this, pls.

Thanks in anticipation

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Hi,

Firstly thanks for your help.

I have a problem with windows update kb3045999. It has caused a lot of problems on my system, with programs not loaded after booting (eg notepad, IE etc return error code The application was unable to start (0xc0000018). I understand that this is a known error and many have posted about it online. I can reboot my computer a number of times and eventually the programmes will work as normal, however that is a bit of a pain.

From reading online it appears the way to fix the problem is to uninstall the update. I thought I had done that but the error kept happening. I then had the idea of reinstalling the update and uninstalling again in-case it did not uninstall correctly, however when I try to install the update it advises me that it is already installed and when I try to uninstall it using the wusa /uninstall command I am advised that the update is not installed.

Any ideas on what to do?

Thanks

Michael

Answer:Windows update KB 3045999 installed but not installed

From your CheckSUR log...

Code:
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 a6562cfa922..6d6096de0b7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_16108e677bb01de8 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 170aef91da5..bcd5a4992f7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_07b81509db0ef196 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 08820e22142..fc0a4cf716f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_21db2236a64375c9 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 b6953ce718e..9aa86774558_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_b7417b0549aa5f1d HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments

Summary:
Seconds executed: 3601
Found 4 errors
CSI Missing Deployment Key Total count: 4
I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.

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With my continuing efforts to assist my brother in tailoring his new ThinkPad (X1 Yoga) laptop, I've recently discovered an unexpected problem relating to Microsoft Office, and specifically (at this point), with Word. As indicated in this post's title, his laptop came with Office 2016? pre-installed. Subsequently, Office 2010? was installed by his I/T staff to eliminate the extra expense of leasing (via Office 365) or purchasing/activating the resident Office 2016 code. But Windows seems determined to make using Office 2010 unnecessarily difficult.

Specifically, regarding Word 2010, with .docx associated with this 2010 version, whenever one clicks on a .docx document, Windows pops up a message stating something like ? this is a rough paraphrase; I can't recall the exact wording ? "This application cannot run on your PC. Please go to the Microsoft store to find an application that will work with this file." However, .docx files open easily from within Word 2010.

Being curious, I'm all for understanding the how's, why's and wherefor's of this seeming impediment, but I don't want to unduly burden any readers/respondents with an explanation. I'd be happy just to learn how to correct this situation; i.e., to be able to click on a .docx file and have it open within Word 2010.

Perhaps it's necessary to uninstall Office 2016. It might be preferable to find another solution, in the event my brother may (at some point) want to go ahead and start using Office 2016. ... Read more

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With my continuing efforts to assist my brother in tailoring his new ThinkPad (X1 Yoga) laptop, I've recently discovered an unexpected problem relating to Microsoft Office, and specifically (at this point), with Word. As indicated in this post's title, his laptop came with Office 2016? pre-installed. Subsequently, Office 2010? was installed by his I/T staff to eliminate the extra expense of leasing (via Office 365) or purchasing/activating the resident Office 2016 code. But Windows seems determined to make using Office 2010 unnecessarily difficult.

Specifically, regarding Word 2010, with .docx associated with this 2010 version, whenever one clicks on a .docx document, Windows pops up a message stating something like ? this is a rough paraphrase; I can't recall the exact wording ? "This application cannot run on your PC. Please go to the Microsoft store to find an application that will work with this file." However, .docx files open easily from within Word 2010.

Being curious, I'm all for understanding the how's, why's and wherefor's of this seeming impediment, but I don't want to unduly burden any readers/respondents with an explanation. I'd be happy just to learn how to correct this situation; i.e., to be able to click on a .docx file and have it open within Word 2010.

Perhaps it's necessary to uninstall Office 2016. It might be preferable to find another solution, in the event my brother may (at some point) want to go ahead and start using Office 2016. ... Read more

Answer:Pre-Installed Office 2016 "Fighting With" Post-Installed Office 2010

Is the Office 2010 32 bit, like most PCs at that time ? Office 2016 and Office 2010 can run side-by-side only if the bit versions match; ie, both 32 or 64 bit.

Also, if you open a 2010 Word in 2016 Word, there should be a 'compatibility mode' in the document title bar to preserve the layout.

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i keep getting "The following updates where not installed" when going to microsoft update (please see pics)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86
it says this every time
Can anyone tell me what to do to get this update?
 

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Trying to help a relative troubleshoot a Windows problem over the phone. He is running Windows XP and is getting "System is not fully installed, please run setup again." Upon restart it ends up with this message everytime.

He no longer has the original discs that came with the PC. Is this something easily fixed so I can walk him through the process? I am not a technician but have some basic knowledge of troubleshooting.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I've been reading the previous threads about my problem, but I can't seem to find anything which fits my issues...

After Christmas when I got home from vacation, my system was acting weird. Apparently it had automatically installed some updates, and after that it's not the same. One thing which happened is that Internet Explorer (11) isn't starting at all. (When I clicked on it, nothing at all happened.)

I followed some suggestions in this forum to uninstall it by going to the View Installed Updates and unistalled Internet Explorer 11 - so now that is gone. I then downloaded an installer from the Microsoft website (IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe). But when I run it I get "Internet Explorer did not finish installing. Internet Explorer 11 is already installed on this system.":

But when I check the installed Windows updates, there is nothing about Internet Explorer left... In the image below I have sorted all updates in alphabetical order to show that there is nothing starting with "I" left at all.

The links to Internet Explorer in the Start menu are gone altogether. I have no idea what to do next...

(I don't know if it's related, but all my Desktop Gadgets had also turned into small white squares. I have found a separate thread for this in this forum, but unfortunately it didn't fix anything.)

Answer:Internet Explorer 11 gone - but "is already installed on this system"

You might get better help if you get this thread moved to the Windows Updates & Activation sub-forum.

I found this MS thread you can look through and see if you want to try some suggestions:
Cannot Uninstall Internet Explorer 11

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I can barely download programs because it involves the web browser and always goes to the D drive. Is there any way i can transfer my things from the D drive back to the C drive. My c drive has like 69GM free space.

if i reinstall, is there a possibility that it will install to C drive. if so can you guide me? I have an Sp2 operating system CD, but the problem was when i tried to use same cd and cd key, it rejected it so i got an sp3 cd and it was able to install, but then it installed to the wrong drive, D. I really wanted everything to install to drive C as my primary drive

Answer:When I installed SP3 it installed my operating system to D drive

You need to make backup of all your documents, data etc. before you think of re-installing.

Then put XP Cd in and boot computer off it.
Do not choose to repair existing XP installations but do a clean install.
When the screen comes to choose a partition, choose the first partition. Later choose to format the the selected partition using NTFS.

Now you will have a clean install of XP with C: drive as root drive

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 With All Patches
I have tried using wmic and powershell as suggested in a number of posts.  None of the outputs include the full information under the Name column in View Update History.  wmic includes the URL for the knowledgebase article instead of the description.
The varies powershell scripts also do not produce the information under Name.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Just installed a new k8v se mb into an existing system and it won't boot. Keep getting the error "no bios installed" and something about no drive connected to fast trak. There are two ide hdd installed in the system as well as two cd rom dives. It has win xp home os already on the master hdd. Any help you can offer is most appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:"no bios installed" after new k8v se deluxe mb installed

you cant just swap motherobards and expect windows to boot. when windows installs it creates the HAL ( Hardware Abstraction Layer) which is specific to the machine that windows is being installed on. if the motherboard you are installing is the same as the one you removed then you shouldnt have a problem but if they are different then it wont boot. you will have to either do a clean install (best option) or do a repair install over the existing installation to fix the problem.
 

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Althought the modem is properly installed and working. ( I can connect to AOL and everything works.) When I go to AOL system information it shows that my modem is not installed. HP replaced my modem to be sure that it was not defective. XP shows that it working correctly with no conflicts.
The reason that I am concerned that it is shown as not being installed is that I can't connect higher than 28 although it is a 56K modem. Until I got my new computer I was connecting at 56K each time using the same phone service.
I am concerned whether it is my modem or the fact that it is shown as not installed that is causing my slow connection.
Also does anyone know that the Initialization commands string is for AOL? You can find it in the modem properties, Advanced tab. Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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Have a new game called GTR2 for a PC. It works fine so far, but I read where there was a patch to download and install to keep glitches from occuring. I downloaded the patch from the developer's site and the download window just asked me where I want to "save" the file. How am I supposed to know? There are about 35 files for the game. My son told me the patch is supposed to install itself. How? Does it "flash" it's way into the game, by magic? New to gaming as you can see. So far I downloaded the file twice and saved it to Desktop and My Docs.

Answer:Is this patch installed> I can't tell.

Quote from: Thomas Bailey on February 25, 2008, 09:28:19 AMMy son told me the patch is supposed to install itself.That's incorrect.What you usually need to do is download the file to somewhere on your computer. Doesn't matter where as long as you can find the file again. I usually use the desktop.Then you double click the downloaded file to run an installer that does the actual patching.Of course there are games that does thing differently, but the above is the most common and user friendly approach to manual patching.

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