Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Evil Marge, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    When I go to Windows Update it tells me that theres 4 critical updates so I download them and they all fail :eek:
    I've looked in "Installation history" and I've already got them all.

    Is there a way to remove them from "Windows Update" list ??

    And YES I've used SEARCH and looked through all 217 threads it gave me but can't find this problem anywhere :rolleyes:
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    There is a section on the left-hand side of the screen on Windows Update called something like "Personalize Windows Update". Simply uncheck these updates and it won't show them anymore.
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I've tried that and there not there :confused:
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Windows..up...date..? hmmm :p
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    All fully installed but I just want them removed from the Update list so I don't keep trying to download the stupid things :(
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Are the patches in add/remove programs? if so can you un-install them then install the ones that Windows update is trying to throw at you?

    (I don't ever use winUpdate so I don't know how it works etc, only used it a few times)
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    windows update had been buggered for me for a few days...

    it works now :)
     
  9. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    There not on Add/remove and Enyo I've no idea what you just said.lol
    Think I'm better off ignoring them cause this is going straight over my head :D
     
  10. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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  11. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    I have to agree with TwoZigZagColt on this one. BigFix is a great lil app for updates.

    Speaking of BigFix, i'd better go D/L it again :D
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This will give you something to fiddle with. Don't know if it will do anything.

    To Restore a Previously Declined Windows Update

    Open System in Control Panel.
    On the Automatic Updates tab, click Restore Declined Updates.
    If any of the updates you previously declined still apply to your computer, they will appear the next time Windows notifies you of available updates.
     
  13. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Marge, I had the same problem a while back and there was a post somewhere in here that I used to fix the problem.

    I'll go looking for it again...

    Ok getting close. had to do with a corrupted update.log file. The answer was on the windows support site.

    http://support.microsoft.com/newsgr...CLID=US&ICP=GSS3&sd=GN&id=fh;en-us;newsgroups

    Having no luck finding. The original answer was froma post in like Oct-Nov 2002.