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Old 11-09-2013, 13:38
raymartin01
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Has anyone else had a problem with this month's updates?

Every time I run Windows Update it finishes OK. Then when I check for updates again it finds the same 3 over and over again.

I'm running 64-bit Vista BTW.
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Old 11-09-2013, 13:49
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i forgot it was that time again.

maybe try downloading them manually.
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Old 11-09-2013, 13:54
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Same here. I have two updates listed for Office 2007 (which I haven't got, I use Office 2000), and they're still there after being installed and rebooting.
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:03
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Windows update is only giving me this, tried a couple of times.
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:05
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Apparently it's a widespread problem - MS are 'looking into it'
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:10
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Same here. I have two updates listed for Office 2007 (which I haven't got, I use Office 2000), and they're still there after being installed and rebooting.
I believe they also install if you have the 2007 compatibility add on.
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:14
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I believe they also install if you have the 2007 compatibility add on.
Ah, that could explain that aspect of it, thanks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:45
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no problem here. done my update and now windows update is reporting non available.

7/64
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Old 11-09-2013, 15:33
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no problem here. done my update and now windows update is reporting non available.

7/64
And they don't reappear when you reboot?
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Old 11-09-2013, 15:53
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I tried again and after a long time on the 'searching for updates' page it eventually found 5 for me on XP, installed, rebooted and now there are none.
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Old 11-09-2013, 16:02
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All went fine here, none reappeared after reboot, installed 7 updates, Win 7pro 64bit, did have 1 optional update, but i just hid that, as it was only for if you used Remote Desktop, so no need to install for me.
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Old 11-09-2013, 16:07
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And they don't reappear when you reboot?
they didn't but they have now
KB2810048
KB2760411
KB2760588

which were all successfully installed are now showing again.
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Old 11-09-2013, 16:10
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^ Just done another check here, and still fine, checked update history, and those 3 wern't part of the ones i got.
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Old 11-09-2013, 22:27
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'Having the same problem here. Keep getting the same 3 updates for installing, although they have already been installed successfully. The updates relate to Windows Office 2007 and are as follows:

KB2760411 - KB2760588 - KB2760583

I'm running Windows 7 (64 Bit). The updates still keep showing, even after a re-boot.
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Old 11-09-2013, 23:05
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It seems to be a widespread problem: Windows Update keeps offering KB 2760411, KB2760583 and KB2760588 even though it shows they have been installed successfully.

http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft...-update-226594

Not sure whether the patches haven't been installed, or aren't being detected.

Secunia's excellent Personal Software Inspector can't find them either. (If you haven't downloaded PSI, try Version 2.0 rather than 3.0 because it's much better IMHO.)

Very annoying that Microsoft can't get things right before they issue updates, and even worse that they haven't yet warned people or fixed it. The amount of time that users are wasting trying to sort out M$'s mess-up must be astronomical !
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Old 11-09-2013, 23:27
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I was getting them too, but keep hiding them.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:31
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In here from MS it says:
Known issues with this security update

You may be repeatedly offered this update even though it is already installed. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
Can we assume from this that it is safe to ignore any future offers of these three over the next few days?
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:53
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Are Microsoft are still sitting on this? Some information would be welcome.
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Old 12-09-2013, 22:16
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I've thought for a long time, that my computer would run far more smoothly if I stopped Microsoft updates altogether.
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Old 12-09-2013, 22:42
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Are Microsoft are still sitting on this? Some information would be welcome.
The support page I linked earlier is only two days old and they said:

"Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.".

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760411
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:11
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they didn't but they have now
KB2810048
KB2760411
KB2760588


which were all successfully installed are now showing again.
I keep getting 2 of these and though i tried manually it says i already have them but keep showing up, I've hidden them until MS sort it out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:15
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Same here. I hid them.

MS left looking like a bunch of amateurs..
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:28
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I've thought for a long time, that my computer would run far more smoothly if I stopped Microsoft updates altogether.
Don't just think it...do it! Set yourself free.

I haven't voluntarily installed any updates in over a decade. Actually that's not true, when I got this laptop I went through the entire list that MS suggested when I first connected to the web and chose 6 security updates.

You have to button your machine up tight though 'cause they're sneaky. Even though I've blocked their asses every which way they still occasionally manage to sneak the odd critical update in.

Just for the record I do of course update MSE every few days manually and sometimes my security slips and MS update it on the sly. Mind you this is the first time I've used an AV solution. Before that I used a pro firewall in conjunction with my custom security settings.

The first time I got a virus in all that time was whilst I was testing something for someone on this forum a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:35
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Don't just think it...do it! Set yourself free.

I haven't voluntarily installed any updates in over a decade. Actually that's not true, when I got this laptop I went through the entire list that MS suggested when I first connected to the web and chose 6 security updates.

You have to button your machine up tight though 'cause they're sneaky. Even though I've blocked their asses every which way they still occasionally manage to sneak the odd critical update in.

Just for the record I do of course update MSE every few days manually and sometimes my security slips and MS update it on the sly. Mind you this is the first time I've used an AV solution. Before that I used a pro firewall in conjunction with my custom security settings.

The first time I got a virus in all that time was whilst I was testing something for someone on this forum a couple of weeks ago.
For the same of completeness I should add that is the worst advice ever.

Updates do not slow your computer down. They aren't add ons. They replace existing components with ones that have their bugs fixed.
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:42
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It works for me. Perhaps I should have included as a footnote: Do not try this at home.
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