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Old 09-15-2008
Simon C
 

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Windows updates already installed?
I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed to hide
it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification for two
Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I could notice
that it started downloading. But several minutes later I clicked the yellow
notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another update Windows
installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the first two updates were
ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer 3.1 and got it
installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it effective. Then I
got a notification too which has a long listing of Windows XP updates.
However, except those updates which were issued in September 2008, quite a
lot of them could be found in a folder called $hf_mig$ under the Windows
folder.

Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.

Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates notified
to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other updates
through notification.

Please advise.





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Old 09-15-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows updates already installed?
> ...Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
> afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> updates
> through notification.


What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install would fix?
If you had a hijackware infection, the machine's probably still infected!

The above notwithstanding...


See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144.

You should install ANY critical security updates offered by Automatic
Updates or Windows Update website!

If you're currently running WinXP SP2, you'd probably be able to avoid
installing close to 100 of them if you installed WinXP SP3 first.

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
--
~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/


Simon C wrote:
> I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed to
> hide it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification for
> two Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I could
> notice that it started downloading. But several minutes later I clicked
> the yellow notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another
> update Windows installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the
> first
> two updates were ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer
> 3.1
> and got it installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it
> effective. Then I got a notification too which has a long listing of
> Windows XP updates. However, except those updates which were issued in
> September 2008, quite a lot of them could be found in a folder called
> $hf_mig$ under the Windows folder.
>
> Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.
>
> Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
> already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates
> notified
> to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation)
> and
> afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> updates
> through notification.
>
> Please advise.


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Old 09-15-2008
sohayl
 

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Re: Windows updates already installed?


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> > ...Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> > updates
> > through notification.

>
> What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install would fix?
> If you had a hijackware infection, the machine's probably still infected!
>
> The above notwithstanding...
>
>
> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144.
>
> You should install ANY critical security updates offered by Automatic
> Updates or Windows Update website!
>
> If you're currently running WinXP SP2, you'd probably be able to avoid
> installing close to 100 of them if you installed WinXP SP3 first.
>
> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx
>
> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
> Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
> e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
> XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
> --
> ~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/
>
>
> Simon C wrote:
> > I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed to
> > hide it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification for
> > two Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I could
> > notice that it started downloading. But several minutes later I clicked
> > the yellow notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another
> > update Windows installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the
> > first
> > two updates were ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer
> > 3.1
> > and got it installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it
> > effective. Then I got a notification too which has a long listing of
> > Windows XP updates. However, except those updates which were issued in
> > September 2008, quite a lot of them could be found in a folder called
> > $hf_mig$ under the Windows folder.
> >
> > Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.
> >
> > Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
> > already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates
> > notified
> > to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation)
> > and
> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> > updates
> > through notification.
> >
> > Please advise.

>
>

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Old 09-16-2008
Simon C
 

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Re: Windows updates already installed?
I did a repair installation due to some system files were found missing and
could not enter the window.
my question is that under the windows folder, there are folders which have
the same name ID (such as KBxxxxxx) as those updates notifying me to install.
I am not sure these updates had been installed (before the repair
installation?) and if so they should be installed again or not?


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> > ...Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> > updates
> > through notification.

>
> What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install would fix?
> If you had a hijackware infection, the machine's probably still infected!
>
> The above notwithstanding...
>
>
> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144.
>
> You should install ANY critical security updates offered by Automatic
> Updates or Windows Update website!
>
> If you're currently running WinXP SP2, you'd probably be able to avoid
> installing close to 100 of them if you installed WinXP SP3 first.
>
> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx
>
> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
> Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
> e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
> XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
> --
> ~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/
>
>
> Simon C wrote:
> > I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed to
> > hide it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification for
> > two Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I could
> > notice that it started downloading. But several minutes later I clicked
> > the yellow notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another
> > update Windows installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the
> > first
> > two updates were ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer
> > 3.1
> > and got it installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it
> > effective. Then I got a notification too which has a long listing of
> > Windows XP updates. However, except those updates which were issued in
> > September 2008, quite a lot of them could be found in a folder called
> > $hf_mig$ under the Windows folder.
> >
> > Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.
> >
> > Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
> > already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates
> > notified
> > to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation)
> > and
> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
> > updates
> > through notification.
> >
> > Please advise.

>
>

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Old 09-16-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: Windows updates already installed?
Install - From Microsoft - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/s.../cc184924.aspx

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"Simon C" <SimonC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BEBFA6ED-CDDA-45B7-8C8D-AAD71931ED50@microsoft.com...
>I did a repair installation due to some system files were found missing and
> could not enter the window.
> my question is that under the windows folder, there are folders which have
> the same name ID (such as KBxxxxxx) as those updates notifying me to
> install.
> I am not sure these updates had been installed (before the repair
> installation?) and if so they should be installed again or not?
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> > ...Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
>> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
>> > updates
>> > through notification.

>>
>> What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install would
>> fix?
>> If you had a hijackware infection, the machine's probably still infected!
>>
>> The above notwithstanding...
>>
>>
>> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144.
>>
>> You should install ANY critical security updates offered by Automatic
>> Updates or Windows Update website!
>>
>> If you're currently running WinXP SP2, you'd probably be able to avoid
>> installing close to 100 of them if you installed WinXP SP3 first.
>>
>> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx
>>
>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
>> Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
>> e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
>> "Windows
>> XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
>> --
>> ~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/
>>
>>
>> Simon C wrote:
>> > I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed
>> > to
>> > hide it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification
>> > for
>> > two Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I
>> > could
>> > notice that it started downloading. But several minutes later I
>> > clicked
>> > the yellow notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another
>> > update Windows installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the
>> > first
>> > two updates were ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer
>> > 3.1
>> > and got it installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it
>> > effective. Then I got a notification too which has a long listing of
>> > Windows XP updates. However, except those updates which were issued in
>> > September 2008, quite a lot of them could be found in a folder called
>> > $hf_mig$ under the Windows folder.
>> >
>> > Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.
>> >
>> > Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
>> > already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates
>> > notified
>> > to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation)
>> > and
>> > afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
>> > updates
>> > through notification.
>> >
>> > Please advise.

>>
>>



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Old 09-16-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows updates already installed?
> I did a repair installation due to some system files were found missing
> and
> could not enter the window.


Sounds like a hijackware or virus infection to me. A Repair Install is NOT
going to fix this. Having done a Repair Install is why you're finding those
update-related folders present even though Windows Update is telling you to
install them. I'd recommend a format & clean install, Simon.
--
~PA Bear


Simon C wrote:
> I did a repair installation due to some system files were found missing
> and
> could not enter the window.
> my question is that under the windows folder, there are folders which have
> the same name ID (such as KBxxxxxx) as those updates notifying me to
> install. I am not sure these updates had been installed (before the repair
> installation?) and if so they should be installed again or not?
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>>> ...Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation) and
>>> afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
>>> updates
>>> through notification.

>>
>> What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install would
>> fix?
>> If you had a hijackware infection, the machine's probably still infected!
>>
>> The above notwithstanding...
>>
>>
>> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144.
>>
>> You should install ANY critical security updates offered by Automatic
>> Updates or Windows Update website!
>>
>> If you're currently running WinXP SP2, you'd probably be able to avoid
>> installing close to 100 of them if you installed WinXP SP3 first.
>>
>> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx
>>
>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
>> Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
>> e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
>> "Windows
>> XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
>> --
>> ~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/
>>
>>
>> Simon C wrote:
>>> I have got a notification for updating to Windows SP SP3 but I chosed to
>>> hide it and didn't install the update. Then I received a notification
>>> for
>>> two Windows XP updates and that time I chosed to download them and I
>>> could
>>> notice that it started downloading. But several minutes later I clicked
>>> the yellow notifcation icon at the system tray, it showed that another
>>> update Windows installer 3.1 was found instead of a message that the
>>> first
>>> two updates were ready to install. Then I downloaded Windows installer
>>> 3.1
>>> and got it installed successfully and restarted my computer to make it
>>> effective. Then I got a notification too which has a long listing of
>>> Windows XP updates. However, except those updates which were issued in
>>> September 2008, quite a lot of them could be found in a folder called
>>> $hf_mig$ under the Windows folder.
>>>
>>> Currently my computer is running Windows XP Profressiona SP2 and IE7.
>>>
>>> Should I just install the updates issued for September and igore those
>>> already existed in the $hf_mig$ folder, or install all the updates
>>> notified
>>> to me. Before I have done a repair installation (upgrade installation)
>>> and
>>> afterward have installed those Windows updates for August and other
>>> updates
>>> through notification.
>>>
>>> Please advise.


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