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Microsoft Updates

by msjim / March 21, 2012 11:55 AM PDT

Microsoft's Windows 7
The automatic updates on my friends computer keeps repeating the same updates over and over. It repeats like 7 updates all the time. I believe that her son had Vista on this computer and then upgraded to Windows 7.

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Some do repeat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2012 4:05 PM PDT
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That one that checks for malware updates all the time. To figure this out, supply which update.

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Depends as to why it is repeating
by ChuckT / March 24, 2012 6:52 AM PDT
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One of the reasons it might be repeating an update is if the earlier update did not succeed. You could look in the history, via the Update website, and see what the prior updates did, and when.

If the priors attempts did not succeed then sometimes you can overcome that by following the associated links to get the full update file from the website and install it from your workstation.

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Re: updte failures
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 24, 2012 6:55 AM PDT
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If you see them failing repeatedly, hide them so they won't come any more. And please tell us the details about that 7, so we can see if there is a better solution than not applying them.

By the way, if you click on the 'failed' you get an error number and a link to an explanation and a possible cure. Can you tell those also?


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Delete updates??
by msjim / March 30, 2012 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: updte failures

Should I go in a delete all of these updates that keep repeating? If, so how do I get there?

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Re: windows updates
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 30, 2012 12:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Delete updates??
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by msjim / June 20, 2012 12:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: updte failures

The computer is on Windows 7 home premium 32 bit SP1 with an intel pentium 4 CPU, 3.00GHZ, 4.00GB RAM.
It repeats the same Microsoft updates over and over day after day. When you look into the history they always show that they are "SUCCESSFUL". The following update numbers are::::

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Good list. But to an old discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 20, 2012 2:45 AM PDT
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In short I see one that I remembered. It's for .NET 4.0 and ask yourself if any app uses that.

In fact, don't ask. Just uninstall .NET 4.0 and if you need it, the app will ask you to install it.

For each of those KB's just google that plus "fails to install" to find prior discussions.

ONE OF THOSE DOES REPEAT. It's that microsoft malicious software update and it will update over and over and over and over.

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Old dicussion but NO resolution
by msjim / June 20, 2012 11:46 PM PDT

Bob, OK, I can delete the .NET 4.0

For the other KB's they ALL say they are "successful" over and over for months.

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And I noted just one that should repeat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2012 8:08 AM PDT

I checked 2 out and gave an answer. I then shared how to research the others but I don't see your research results.

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by msjim / June 21, 2012 12:04 PM PDT

I don't understand why these updates keep repeating day after day if they are successful. Explain how I am supose to fix these from repeating day after day. Explain to me why this is occuring. If, I understood why and how to fix the problem I wouldn't be here wasting you time.


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Sorry. But I leave that to Microsoft.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2012 12:09 PM PDT
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I will write it's normal for the Security item (the one with the term Malicious) to update all the time.

I can't explain why Microsoft chose to do that and why they don't fix this update issue. For example the .NET update failures are well discussed and my bet it they have thousands upon thousands of calls yet they consider it not to be they issue.

All I can do is offer that we uninstall .NET and let the app tell us we need .NET the next time around.

I can't explain Microsoft's behavior or decisions. I hope you understand that much.

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Wait a moment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2012 12:40 PM PDT

I looked at those again and see .NET 4.0 in the first 3 items.

Are you wanting more explanations before you uninstall NET 4.0? Most of those vanish when 4.0 is gone.

I'm not here to support Microsoft but to help you learn how to do the research and to note the common cures.

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by msjim / June 23, 2012 12:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Wait a moment.

Then do I delete all of the updates for these months discussed except for the malicious one? If, so is there a way to delet this large group?


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No I didn't write that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2012 12:57 PM PDT
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I wrote to uninstall .NET 4.0

Since you are not able to do that, I suggest you have a talk with the folk you get your support from.

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