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Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing

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Old 06-11-2008
bill
 

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Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
I have a new Windows XP Pro desktop and was prompted a couple
of times for update. The first time was for KB 898461, which
I installed, then later on I was prompted for more. I downloaded
them expecting to be prompted again as to whether I want to
install, but I haven't been prompted (via the taskbar Update icon).

The only thing I see is when I shutdown, there's a message
indicating that there are updates to install.

Is there a way I can get it so that I can see what updates
are pending and then choose whether I want to install them
or not?

Or is there a way to undo the downloads and be prompted
to download again?

TIA
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Old 06-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
CrystalBall© sez...

Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP
installation:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery installs.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
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bill wrote:
> I have a new Windows XP Pro desktop and was prompted a couple
> of times for update. The first time was for KB 898461, which
> I installed, then later on I was prompted for more. I downloaded
> them expecting to be prompted again as to whether I want to
> install, but I haven't been prompted (via the taskbar Update icon).
>
> The only thing I see is when I shutdown, there's a message
> indicating that there are updates to install.
>
> Is there a way I can get it so that I can see what updates
> are pending and then choose whether I want to install them
> or not?
>
> Or is there a way to undo the downloads and be prompted
> to download again?
>
> TIA


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Old 06-12-2008
bill
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
So I did
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv

What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?


PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> CrystalBall© sez...
>
> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
> Windows XP installation:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>
> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
> installs.

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Old 06-12-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
Just follow the instructions; you may need to try Methods 1 and 2. If it
fixes the problem, fine. (Since you neglected to quote all of my reply, I
have no idea what the problem was.)

bill wrote:
> So I did
> net stop wuauserv
> regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
> net start wuauserv
>
> What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?
>
>
> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>> CrystalBall© sez...
>>
>> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
>> Windows XP installation:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>
>> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
>> installs.


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Old 06-12-2008
bill
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
Method 2 didn't work either. Any other idea?


PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Just follow the instructions; you may need to try Methods 1 and 2. If
> it fixes the problem, fine. (Since you neglected to quote all of my
> reply, I have no idea what the problem was.)
>
> bill wrote:
>> So I did
>> net stop wuauserv
>> regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
>> net start wuauserv
>>
>> What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?
>>
>>
>> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>>> CrystalBall© sez...
>>>
>>> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
>>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
>>> Windows XP installation:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>>
>>> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
>>> installs.

>

bill wrote:
> I have a new Windows XP Pro desktop and was prompted a couple
> of times for update. The first time was for KB 898461, which
> I installed, then later on I was prompted for more. I downloaded
> them expecting to be prompted again as to whether I want to
> install, but I haven't been prompted (via the taskbar Update icon).
>
> The only thing I see is when I shutdown, there's a message
> indicating that there are updates to install.
>
> Is there a way I can get it so that I can see what updates
> are pending and then choose whether I want to install them
> or not?
>
> Or is there a way to undo the downloads and be prompted
> to download again?
>
> TIA


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Old 06-12-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before in
All updates that have downloaded are kept temporarily in the
softwaredistribution/downloads folder. You can manually install from there if
you need to.

To find out what has downloaded, you can go to the website and check what's
available and if they indicate 0 as a size download, then they are already
downloaded. Alternatively view the history to see if there are any error
codes etc.

Further clues may be obtained from the windowsupdate.log.


--

--------------------------------
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008
Update Services
http://taurarian.mvps.org


"bill" wrote:

> Method 2 didn't work either. Any other idea?
>
>
> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> > Just follow the instructions; you may need to try Methods 1 and 2. If
> > it fixes the problem, fine. (Since you neglected to quote all of my
> > reply, I have no idea what the problem was.)
> >
> > bill wrote:
> >> So I did
> >> net stop wuauserv
> >> regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
> >> net start wuauserv
> >>
> >> What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?
> >>
> >>
> >> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> >>> CrystalBall© sez...
> >>>
> >>> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
> >>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
> >>> Windows XP installation:
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
> >>>
> >>> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
> >>> installs.

> >

> bill wrote:
> > I have a new Windows XP Pro desktop and was prompted a couple
> > of times for update. The first time was for KB 898461, which
> > I installed, then later on I was prompted for more. I downloaded
> > them expecting to be prompted again as to whether I want to
> > install, but I haven't been prompted (via the taskbar Update icon).
> >
> > The only thing I see is when I shutdown, there's a message
> > indicating that there are updates to install.
> >
> > Is there a way I can get it so that I can see what updates
> > are pending and then choose whether I want to install them
> > or not?
> >
> > Or is there a way to undo the downloads and be prompted
> > to download again?
> >
> > TIA

>
>

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Old 06-12-2008
bill
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
WRT "neglecting to quote", because you top-quote AND you include
"signature cut line" ('-- '), my posting was removed along with
your signature. I would suggest that, like your message that
this is replying to, you either not include the "signature cut line"
or bottom post. See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signature_block

Thanks.


PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Just follow the instructions; you may need to try Methods 1 and 2. If
> it fixes the problem, fine. (Since you neglected to quote all of my
> reply, I have no idea what the problem was.)
>
> bill wrote:
>> So I did
>> net stop wuauserv
>> regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
>> net start wuauserv
>>
>> What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?
>>
>>
>> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>>> CrystalBall© sez...
>>>
>>> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
>>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
>>> Windows XP installation:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>>
>>> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
>>> installs.

>

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Old 06-13-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Window Update - Downloaded, but want to review again before installing
See TaurArian's reply.

Check for associated errors in your WindowsUpdate.log
(C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log).

Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and open Update History to see what
updates installed or failed to install with an error code. Do a CUSTOM scan
for updates and see which ones are offered; any that indicate a download
size of 0KB have already been downloaded.
~~
~PA Bear


bill wrote:
> Method 2 didn't work either. Any other idea?
>
> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>> Just follow the instructions; you may need to try Methods 1 and 2. If
>> it fixes the problem, fine. (Since you neglected to quote all of my
>> reply, I have no idea what the problem was.)
>>
>> bill wrote:
>>> So I did
>>> net stop wuauserv
>>> regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
>>> net start wuauserv
>>>
>>> What should happen? Will I get prompted for download again?
>>>
>>> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>>>> CrystalBall© sez...
>>>>
>>>> Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from
>>>> Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a
>>>> Windows XP installation:
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
>>>>
>>>> NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
>>>> installs.

>>

> bill wrote:
>> I have a new Windows XP Pro desktop and was prompted a couple
>> of times for update. The first time was for KB 898461, which
>> I installed, then later on I was prompted for more. I downloaded
>> them expecting to be prompted again as to whether I want to
>> install, but I haven't been prompted (via the taskbar Update icon).
>>
>> The only thing I see is when I shutdown, there's a message
>> indicating that there are updates to install.
>>
>> Is there a way I can get it so that I can see what updates
>> are pending and then choose whether I want to install them
>> or not?
>>
>> Or is there a way to undo the downloads and be prompted
>> to download again?
>>
>> TIA


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