Re: problem: is it possible to install an older "update" over a ne
Tank you for the advice ...
Yours greatefully, John Szeckler
"Harry Johnston [MVP]" wrote:
> Provided the HP software installed the updates properly, those that were out of
> date wouldn't have made any changes to your system. Normally if the update
> doesn't apply to the service pack level it would product an error message, but
> the HP software probably suppressed this and just ignored the fact that the
> updates hadn't actually installed. (Or perhaps it realized they weren't needed
> and never even tried.)
> I don't know of any way to check for downgraded files, but unless you are having
> problems I wouldn't suggest taking any extreme measures. It is unlikely that
> any files would have been downgraded.
> Johnny_84 wrote:
> > Thank you for the quick response!
> > It's most certainly not malware (it came with the installation software of
> > the computer - a HP laptop - I was working on)
> > I haven't noticed anything odd in the behaviour of the computer... as of
> > yet. The way i know thet this might have happened is that the installation
> > file, labeled "QFS", was sopposed to contain solutions to laptop-specific
> > issues.
> > I noticed only after the install that it was meant for SP2 machines, and
> > contained (probably decrepid) MS quick-fixes and updates, that I assume were
> > incuded (in an emproved form) in the SP3...
> > I'm quite worried that I may have inadvertently installed older files then
> > the ones included in SP3, which could lead to security vulnerabilities I
> > would need to know about...
> > How come Windows didn't warn me? It ususally does warn if newer files are
> > about to be overwritten by older ones.
> > Is there any way to check the integrity of the entire install, and that no
> > older files were installed in the place of newer ones to save me the time of
> > reinstalling Windows SP2c, the entire driver suite and then upgrading again
> > to SP3?
> > With regard