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Removing "failed" updates from update history list

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Old 01-07-2009
kb3jlc@comcast.net
 

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Removing "failed" updates from update history list
Hi all,
Can anyone here tell me whether or not it is possible to remove "failed"
update from my Installed Updates List should the same update install
correctly after a previously failed installation attempt? The update in
question is Windows Search 4.0. Any ideas out there?
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Old 01-07-2009
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Removing "failed" updates from update history list
kb3jlc wrote:
> Can anyone here tell me whether or not it is possible to remove
> "failed" update from my Installed Updates List should the same
> update install correctly after a previously failed installation
> attempt? The update in question is Windows Search 4.0. Any ideas
> out there?


Operating System and Service Pack?

Personally - unless you have Vista - I'd uninstall said update completely.
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Old 01-07-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Removing "failed" updates from update history list
I can tell you how to remove *all* updates from Update History:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Starting the service will take a moment)
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kb3jlc@comcast.net wrote:
> Can anyone here tell me whether or not it is possible to remove "failed"
> update from my Installed Updates List should the same update install
> correctly after a previously failed installation attempt? The update in
> question is Windows Search 4.0. Any ideas out there?

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