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Old 03-11-2008
C.B.
 

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Updates offered, then pulled
Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen since.
I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to disappear.
The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live. The
Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
others. I forget the two other Live updates.
I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or installing
any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been released
to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I assumed
they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was going
to install all of them except SP1.
I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when I
had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find the
causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from working.
Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if it
was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it is.
Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is still
on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it was
hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no way
to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order to
force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible because
the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered SP1
and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the OS,
which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis images
to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a reformat
and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates, or
twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version and
build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it very
much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM when
it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in order
to be offered the RTM?
Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.

C.B.


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Old 03-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updates offered, then pulled
Uninstall the Vista SP1 beta and reboot.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

C.B. wrote:
> Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
> approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
> update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen
> since.
> I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to disappear.
> The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
> non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live. The
> Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
> others. I forget the two other Live updates.
> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or
> installing
> any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
> released
> to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I
> assumed
> they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was going
> to install all of them except SP1.
> I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when I
> had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find the
> causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from working.
> Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if
> it
> was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it
> is.
> Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is still
> on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it was
> hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no
> way
> to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
> removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order to
> force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible
> because
> the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
> The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered SP1
> and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the OS,
> which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis
> images
> to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a reformat
> and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
> desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates,
> or
> twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version and
> build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it very
> much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
> uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
> create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
> version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM
> when
> it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in
> order
> to be offered the RTM?
> Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.
>
> C.B.


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Old 03-11-2008
C.B.
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Updates offered, then pulled
Mr. Dyer,

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I don't have any SP1 Betas
installed on this machine. I did a reformat and clean install on 02/26/2008.
I have provided a link below to the current OS on my system as of today's
date (03/11/2008) and the current time, which is now 13:07.

http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture7411.JPG

C.B.


--
It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
and unfortunate among us.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e3x1zd5gIHA.4320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Uninstall the Vista SP1 beta and reboot.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> C.B. wrote:
>> Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
>> approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
>> update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen
>> since.
>> I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to disappear.
>> The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
>> non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live. The
>> Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
>> others. I forget the two other Live updates.
>> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or
>> installing
>> any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
>> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
>> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
>> released
>> to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I
>> assumed
>> they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was
>> going
>> to install all of them except SP1.
>> I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when I
>> had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find the
>> causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from working.
>> Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if
>> it
>> was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it
>> is.
>> Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is still
>> on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it
>> was
>> hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no
>> way
>> to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
>> removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order to
>> force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible
>> because
>> the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
>> The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered SP1
>> and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the OS,
>> which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis
>> images
>> to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a reformat
>> and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
>> desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates,
>> or
>> twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version and
>> build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it very
>> much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
>> uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
>> create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
>> version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM
>> when
>> it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in
>> order
>> to be offered the RTM?
>> Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.
>>
>> C.B.

>

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Old 03-11-2008
C.B.
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Updates offered, then pulled
Mr. Dyer,

Sorry. Here is an image of the update offered and then pulled. This is
the update for SP1 I hid at 01:30 this morning, 03/11/2008.

http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture__027412.JPG

C.B.


--
It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
and unfortunate among us.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e3x1zd5gIHA.4320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Uninstall the Vista SP1 beta and reboot.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> C.B. wrote:
>> Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
>> approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
>> update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen
>> since.
>> I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to disappear.
>> The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
>> non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live. The
>> Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
>> others. I forget the two other Live updates.
>> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or
>> installing
>> any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
>> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
>> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
>> released
>> to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I
>> assumed
>> they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was
>> going
>> to install all of them except SP1.
>> I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when I
>> had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find the
>> causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from working.
>> Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if
>> it
>> was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it
>> is.
>> Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is still
>> on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it
>> was
>> hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no
>> way
>> to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
>> removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order to
>> force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible
>> because
>> the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
>> The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered SP1
>> and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the OS,
>> which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis
>> images
>> to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a reformat
>> and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
>> desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates,
>> or
>> twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version and
>> build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it very
>> much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
>> uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
>> create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
>> version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM
>> when
>> it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in
>> order
>> to be offered the RTM?
>> Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.
>>
>> C.B.

>

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Old 03-11-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Updates offered, then pulled
According to what you've posted

> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or installing
> any updates.


than SP1 is NOT downloaded to the system until you approve it's download

> Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been released
> to the public yet.


So, it is now hidden. It has NOT been downloaded if your previous
statement is accurate. The published date is correct for SP1. It is
being released this month via Automatic Updates according to the
hardware of the systems.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Frequently Asked Questions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb972745.aspx

BTW, the updates have not disappeared, rather, the system is now in a
queue and will download approved updates when the appropriate time
arrives. You can view this in the WindowsUpdate.log located in %windir%


> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: Regulation Refresh [Svc: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}] ***********
> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr Contacting regulation server for 1 updates.
> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 Misc Validating signature for D:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:127 976 a68 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:137 976 a68 DnldMgr Regulation server path: http://www.update.microsoft.com/v6/U...egulation.asmx.
> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:387 976 a68 DnldMgr * Regulation call complete. 0x00000000


When the updates are Regulated the log will show such.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



C.B. wrote:

> Mr. Dyer,
>
> Sorry. Here is an image of the update offered and then pulled. This
> is the update for SP1 I hid at 01:30 this morning, 03/11/2008.
>
> http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture__027412.JPG
>
> C.B.
>
>

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Old 03-11-2008
C.B.
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Updates offered, then pulled
Mr. Green,

Yes, you are correct. I have not downloaded the updates as of yet.
However, I have always had the ability to hide an update until I decided if
and when I wanted to download and install it. If I choose at a later date to
download and install it I simply show the hidden update and watch my network
meter as the software downloads to my system prior to the installation. As
you can see by the screenshot I provided for Mr. Dyer, the update is indeed
hidden. If this is not supposed to be the way Windows Updates works then it
is a problem with Windows Update, not me.
I have just now restored the hidden SP1 update, taken two screenshots
of the available update offered to me at this very minute and as you can
see, upon restoring the hidden SP1 update offered to me earlier this morning
I am offered this update, and only this update, again. I have not been
offered any of the other updates in the queue. Closing and reopening Windows
Update does not change anything. Rebooting does not change anything. Why am
I being offered this SP1 update that is apparently in queue and not the
others?

http://imagegrotto.com/view-dates_of...stored7414.JPG

http://imagegrotto.com/view-s_offere...__027413.J PG


I understand your statement about the download queue. However, this is
not the way it was delivered to me. I received the updates offering first,
and then the updates went into the queue. Again, if this is a problem with
the Windows Update software there is nothing I can do about it.

I am not trying to start an argument with you. I fully acknowledge that
you know much, much more about this than I do. Comparing my knowledge to
yours is like comparing a Volkswagen to a Lamborghini. I admit this. I am
only trying to determine the version and build number of the final SP1 RTM
release so that if I go ahead and download and install this update I know
whether or not it is the final release. I have no idea why I was offered
this update when other people were not.
If I have a pre-RTM SP1 on my system will I still be offered the SP1
RTM? Reformatting and doing a clean install is not a problem for me as I
don't work in the winter months and I have all the time in the world to play
around with my computers. If I install this SP1 release and it is the
correct version and build I will leave my system alone. However, if I find
that it is not the final release after I have installed it then I will do a
clean install if I'm not going to be offered the final release. If in fact
this is a pre-RTM release and I will still be offered the RTM then I will
still leave it on my system for now and then uninstall it prior to
installing the RTM.
After typing %windir% and go into the Windows folder I do not find
anything labeled WindowsUpdate.log. The only entry I can find is labeled
WindowsUpdate and is a text document. I have taken screenshots of the text
log if indeed it is what you are referring to. I will provide them for you
if you want to view them.
I hope I have not confused you. I do appreciate your reply and your
assistance and I do respect your knowledge and desire to help others.
Thank you for your time.

C.B.


--
It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
and unfortunate among us.

"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
news:#LMixk6gIHA.484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> According to what you've posted
>
>> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or installing
>> any updates.

>
> than SP1 is NOT downloaded to the system until you approve it's download
>
>> Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
>> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
>> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
>> released
>> to the public yet.

>
> So, it is now hidden. It has NOT been downloaded if your previous
> statement is accurate. The published date is correct for SP1. It is being
> released this month via Automatic Updates according to the hardware of the
> systems.
>
> Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Frequently Asked Questions
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb972745.aspx
>
> BTW, the updates have not disappeared, rather, the system is now in a
> queue and will download approved updates when the appropriate time
> arrives. You can view this in the WindowsUpdate.log located in %windir%
>
>
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: Regulation
>> Refresh [Svc: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}] ***********
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr Contacting regulation server for
>> 1 updates.
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 Misc Validating signature for
>> D:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:127 976 a68 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:137 976 a68 DnldMgr Regulation server path:
>> http://www.update.microsoft.com/v6/U...egulation.asmx.
>> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:387 976 a68 DnldMgr * Regulation call complete.
>> 0x00000000

>
> When the updates are Regulated the log will show such.
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> C.B. wrote:
>
>> Mr. Dyer,
>>
>> Sorry. Here is an image of the update offered and then pulled. This
>> is the update for SP1 I hid at 01:30 this morning, 03/11/2008.
>>
>> http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture__027412.JPG
>>
>> C.B.
>>
>>

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Old 03-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Updates offered, then pulled
My apologies, I did not read your somewhat rambling post correctly.

Proceed to install whatever SP1 Prerequisite updates currently being offered
to the machine and reboot. You should then see other SP1 Prerequiste
Updates offered.
--
~PA Bear


C.B. wrote:
> Mr. Dyer,
>
> Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I don't have any SP1 Betas
> installed on this machine. I did a reformat and clean install on
> 02/26/2008.
> I have provided a link below to the current OS on my system as of today's
> date (03/11/2008) and the current time, which is now 13:07.
>
> http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture7411.JPG
>
> C.B.
>
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e3x1zd5gIHA.4320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Uninstall the Vista SP1 beta and reboot.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> C.B. wrote:
>>> Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
>>> approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
>>> update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen
>>> since.
>>> I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to
>>> disappear.
>>> The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
>>> non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live.
>>> The
>>> Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
>>> others. I forget the two other Live updates.
>>> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or
>>> installing
>>> any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the
>>> update
>>> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
>>> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
>>> released
>>> to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I
>>> assumed
>>> they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was
>>> going
>>> to install all of them except SP1.
>>> I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when
>>> I
>>> had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find
>>> the
>>> causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from
>>> working.
>>> Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if
>>> it
>>> was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it
>>> is.
>>> Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is
>>> still
>>> on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it
>>> was
>>> hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no
>>> way
>>> to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
>>> removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order
>>> to
>>> force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible
>>> because
>>> the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
>>> The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered
>>> SP1
>>> and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the
>>> OS,
>>> which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis
>>> images
>>> to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a
>>> reformat
>>> and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
>>> desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates,
>>> or
>>> twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version
>>> and
>>> build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it
>>> very
>>> much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
>>> uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
>>> create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
>>> version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM
>>> when
>>> it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in
>>> order
>>> to be offered the RTM?
>>> Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.
>>>
>>> C.B.


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Old 03-12-2008
kevpan815
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Updates offered, then pulled
In My Opinion, It's A Good Thing That Microsoft Pulled The Update, Because
Windows Vista Service Pack One is Not Yet Ready 4 Prime Time, And Needs 2 Be
Sent Back 2 The Drawing Board, Just FYI.

"C.B." wrote:

> Something strange happened early this morning, 03/11/2008, at
> approximately 01:30. I was notified that updates were available. These
> update offerings disappeared five minutes later and haven't been seen since.
> I did not write down the KB numbers as I didn't expect them to disappear.
> The updates offered to me, through Windows Update, were one for
> non-Gregorian calendar use, SP1 for Vista and five dealing with Live. The
> Live updates were for Live toolbar, Live Messenger, Live Writer and two
> others. I forget the two other Live updates.
> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or installing
> any updates. Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been released
> to the public yet. Actually, I didn't install any of them because I assumed
> they would still be there when I got out of bed, at which time I was going
> to install all of them except SP1.
> I had previously installed SP1 RC Refresh 2 but it disappeared when I
> had to reformat and do a clean install on 02/26/2008 in order to find the
> causative factor preventing my Microsoft fingerprint reader from working.
> Therefore, I didn't know if this was another offering of Refresh 2 or if it
> was the actual SP1 RTM. I'm not going to install it until I know what it is.
> Now, my problem is this. Having hidden the update for SP1 it is still
> on my system. It didn't remove itself along with the others because it was
> hidden. I want to remove it but to the best of my knowledge there is no way
> to do this unless I first install it and then remove it. I thought about
> removing the two prerequisite updates, KB937287 and KB938371, in order to
> force the removal of the KB936330 offering but that is not possible because
> the two prerequisite updates cannot be removed.
> The only solution I can think of is to either install the offered SP1
> and check the version and build numbers or reformat and reinstall the OS,
> which is no big deal. Of course, I could simply use one of my Acronis images
> to restore it also. It usually only takes thirty minutes to do a reformat
> and clean install of my Vista Ultimate 32bit before I reach the first
> desktop, at which time I am offered the abundance of additional updates, or
> twenty minutes to do an Acronis restore. Does anyone know the version and
> build numbers of the final SP1 release? If so, I would appreciate it very
> much if someone would let me know before I install the SP1 so that I can
> uninstall it if it is the wrong version and build. Of course, this could
> create another issue. If the SP1 I was offered is indeed the Refresh 2
> version and I leave it on my system will I still be offered the SP1 RTM when
> it is released or will I have to remove the Refresh 2 version first in order
> to be offered the RTM?
> Thank you for your time and any assistance provided.
>
> C.B.
>
>
> --
> It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
> and unfortunate among us.
>

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TaurArian
 

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Re: Updates offered, then pulled
From what I've seen of Vista on my laptop, when you get a particular update, that's the
only update offered until you have installed and rebooted. You don't see any other updates
that you have ignored only the one update. Then it goes back to normal after you've
installed the update and rebooted. I also wondered what happed to the other updates at one
stage but all returned to normal.

I can't explain why. Perhaps you need that particular update before you're offered any
other updates.

K

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"C.B." <notreallyc.b.mullen@windowslive.com> wrote in message
news:2BFBB698-444F-499E-A81F-7F3A75AF3D29@microsoft.com...
| Mr. Green,
|
| Yes, you are correct. I have not downloaded the updates as of yet.
| However, I have always had the ability to hide an update until I decided if
| and when I wanted to download and install it. If I choose at a later date to
| download and install it I simply show the hidden update and watch my network
| meter as the software downloads to my system prior to the installation. As
| you can see by the screenshot I provided for Mr. Dyer, the update is indeed
| hidden. If this is not supposed to be the way Windows Updates works then it
| is a problem with Windows Update, not me.
| I have just now restored the hidden SP1 update, taken two screenshots
| of the available update offered to me at this very minute and as you can
| see, upon restoring the hidden SP1 update offered to me earlier this morning
| I am offered this update, and only this update, again. I have not been
| offered any of the other updates in the queue. Closing and reopening Windows
| Update does not change anything. Rebooting does not change anything. Why am
| I being offered this SP1 update that is apparently in queue and not the
| others?
|
|
http://imagegrotto.com/view-dates_of...stored7414.JPG
|
|
http://imagegrotto.com/view-s_offere...__027413.J PG
|
|
| I understand your statement about the download queue. However, this is
| not the way it was delivered to me. I received the updates offering first,
| and then the updates went into the queue. Again, if this is a problem with
| the Windows Update software there is nothing I can do about it.
|
| I am not trying to start an argument with you. I fully acknowledge that
| you know much, much more about this than I do. Comparing my knowledge to
| yours is like comparing a Volkswagen to a Lamborghini. I admit this. I am
| only trying to determine the version and build number of the final SP1 RTM
| release so that if I go ahead and download and install this update I know
| whether or not it is the final release. I have no idea why I was offered
| this update when other people were not.
| If I have a pre-RTM SP1 on my system will I still be offered the SP1
| RTM? Reformatting and doing a clean install is not a problem for me as I
| don't work in the winter months and I have all the time in the world to play
| around with my computers. If I install this SP1 release and it is the
| correct version and build I will leave my system alone. However, if I find
| that it is not the final release after I have installed it then I will do a
| clean install if I'm not going to be offered the final release. If in fact
| this is a pre-RTM release and I will still be offered the RTM then I will
| still leave it on my system for now and then uninstall it prior to
| installing the RTM.
| After typing %windir% and go into the Windows folder I do not find
| anything labeled WindowsUpdate.log. The only entry I can find is labeled
| WindowsUpdate and is a text document. I have taken screenshots of the text
| log if indeed it is what you are referring to. I will provide them for you
| if you want to view them.
| I hope I have not confused you. I do appreciate your reply and your
| assistance and I do respect your knowledge and desire to help others.
| Thank you for your time.
|
| C.B.
|
|
| --
| It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
| and unfortunate among us.
|
| "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
| news:#LMixk6gIHA.484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
| > According to what you've posted
| >
| >> I have Windows Update set to notify me before downloading or installing
| >> any updates.
| >
| > than SP1 is NOT downloaded to the system until you approve it's download
| >
| >> Anyway, before they disappeared I decided to hide the update
| >> for SP1, KB936330, which had a "Published" date of 02/20/2008, because I
| >> wasn't sure it was the correct SP1 update as I knew it hadn't been
| >> released
| >> to the public yet.
| >
| > So, it is now hidden. It has NOT been downloaded if your previous
| > statement is accurate. The published date is correct for SP1. It is being
| > released this month via Automatic Updates according to the hardware of the
| > systems.
| >
| > Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Frequently Asked Questions
| > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb972745.aspx
| >
| > BTW, the updates have not disappeared, rather, the system is now in a
| > queue and will download approved updates when the appropriate time
| > arrives. You can view this in the WindowsUpdate.log located in %windir%
| >
| >
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: Regulation
| >> Refresh [Svc: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}] ***********
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 DnldMgr Contacting regulation server for
| >> 1 updates.
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:107 976 a68 Misc Validating signature for
| >>
D:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:127 976 a68 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:137 976 a68 DnldMgr Regulation server path:
| >> http://www.update.microsoft.com/v6/U...egulation.asmx.
| >> 2008-03-07 09:40:07:387 976 a68 DnldMgr * Regulation call complete.
| >> 0x00000000
| >
| > When the updates are Regulated the log will show such.
| >
| > MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
| > ===============
| > *-343-* FDNY
| > Never Forgotten
| > ===============
| >
| >
| >
| > C.B. wrote:
| >
| >> Mr. Dyer,
| >>
| >> Sorry. Here is an image of the update offered and then pulled. This
| >> is the update for SP1 I hid at 01:30 this morning, 03/11/2008.
| >>
| >> http://imagegrotto.com/view-Capture__027412.JPG
| >>
| >> C.B.
| >>
| >>


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Old 03-12-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Updates offered, then pulled
> After typing %windir% and go into the Windows folder I do not find anything labeled
> WindowsUpdate.log. The only entry I can find is labeled WindowsUpdate and is a text document.


That is the log. If file extensions are not being shown then you can use
Folder Options to reveal the extensions. And yes, it is a text document
but it's extension is .log

From looking at the images you posted, it appears that the download of
SP1 was approved after it was UNhidden, downloaded, and then is awaiting
installation Approval.
IF you have NOT approved it's download then something is amiss, C.B.

> If I have a pre-RTM SP1 on my system will I still be offered the SP1
> RTM?


Frankly, I do not know. If the answer is Yes, then you must first
uninstall any previous release, according to this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936330

> Uninstall information for the Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate
> Before you install the final release of Windows Vista SP1, you must uninstall any previous
> releases.


I've not been able to locate what the proper build number is for the
Final Release of SP1. Can only offer up what I've heard in that it is
the same as the final RC that beta testers were offered.
As to it's release:
http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...vista-sp1.aspx

" Here's the timing for SP1 availability for current Windows Vista users:

* In mid-March, we will release Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Update
(in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese) and to the download
center on microsoft.com. Customers who visit Windows Update can choose
to install Service Pack 1. If Windows Update determines that the system
has one of the drivers we know to be problematic, then Windows Update
will not offer SP1. Since we know that some customers may want to
update to SP1 anyhow, the download center will allow anyone who wants to
install SP1 to do so.
* In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista SP1 to
Windows Vista customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded
automatically. That said, any system that Windows Update determines has
a driver known to not update successfully will not get SP1
automatically. As updates for these drivers become available, they will
be installed automatically by Windows Update, which will unblock these
systems from getting Service Pack 1. The result is that more and more
systems will automatically get SP1, but only when we are confident they
will have a good experience.
* The remaining languages will RTM in April. "

So, I still do not understand why Automatic Updates pulled down SP1 to
your system. According to the info posted on that blog, you should only
be offered SP1 via the Windows Update web site.
But then again, I don't get most things connected with Vista <w>

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============






C.B. wrote:

> Mr. Green,
>
> Yes, you are correct. I have not downloaded the updates as of yet.
> However, I have always had the ability to hide an update until I decided
> if and when I wanted to download and install it. If I choose at a later
> date to download and install it I simply show the hidden update and
> watch my network meter as the software downloads to my system prior to
> the installation. As you can see by the screenshot I provided for Mr.
> Dyer, the update is indeed hidden. If this is not supposed to be the way
> Windows Updates works then it is a problem with Windows Update, not me.
> I have just now restored the hidden SP1 update, taken two
> screenshots of the available update offered to me at this very minute
> and as you can see, upon restoring the hidden SP1 update offered to me
> earlier this morning I am offered this update, and only this update,
> again. I have not been offered any of the other updates in the queue.
> Closing and reopening Windows Update does not change anything. Rebooting
> does not change anything. Why am I being offered this SP1 update that is
> apparently in queue and not the others?
>
> http://imagegrotto.com/view-dates_of...stored7414.JPG
>
>
> http://imagegrotto.com/view-s_offere...__027413.J PG
>
>
>
> I understand your statement about the download queue. However, this
> is not the way it was delivered to me. I received the updates offering
> first, and then the updates went into the queue. Again, if this is a
> problem with the Windows Update software there is nothing I can do about
> it.
>
> I am not trying to start an argument with you. I fully acknowledge
> that you know much, much more about this than I do. Comparing my
> knowledge to yours is like comparing a Volkswagen to a Lamborghini. I
> admit this. I am only trying to determine the version and build number
> of the final SP1 RTM release so that if I go ahead and download and
> install this update I know whether or not it is the final release. I
> have no idea why I was offered this update when other people were not.
> If I have a pre-RTM SP1 on my system will I still be offered the SP1
> RTM? Reformatting and doing a clean install is not a problem for me as I
> don't work in the winter months and I have all the time in the world to
> play around with my computers. If I install this SP1 release and it is
> the correct version and build I will leave my system alone. However, if
> I find that it is not the final release after I have installed it then I
> will do a clean install if I'm not going to be offered the final
> release. If in fact this is a pre-RTM release and I will still be
> offered the RTM then I will still leave it on my system for now and then
> uninstall it prior to installing the RTM.
> After typing %windir% and go into the Windows folder I do not find
> anything labeled WindowsUpdate.log. The only entry I can find is labeled
> WindowsUpdate and is a text document. I have taken screenshots of the
> text log if indeed it is what you are referring to. I will provide them
> for you if you want to view them.
> I hope I have not confused you. I do appreciate your reply and your
> assistance and I do respect your knowledge and desire to help others.
> Thank you for your time.
>
> C.B.
>
>

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