How to sort out builds? (Installed OS v ISO v WPR log reported)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by a.k.a., Dec 10, 2008.

  1. a.k.a.

    a.k.a. Guest


    I'm running into a bunch of issues around my Vista installation (and
    reinstallation options). I'm not currently asking for a fix, but let me give
    you the background in case you're interested. What I do need help with right
    now is one facet of the poblem -- and my questions are at the bottom.

    The first problem is that no reinstallation of WU components has been able
    to add updates as far back as July. I'm working with MS Update tech support
    about it. The KBs are KB952709 and KB955302. The failures have backed up
    every patch since then

    The second problem is that I'm becoming equally suspicious of bugs in the
    TechNet slipstreamed installation ISO I'd planned to use to do a clean

    My immediate question is how to know
    1. Build of installed OS

    2. Build of your ISOs -- the build number that I can compare to the
    installed OS info. I wonder whether there's a difference between ISO build
    and OS components build, and SP/hotfix builds.

    3. What on earth the OTHER build numbers are that I'm getting in the Windows
    Problem Reports about all of my WU errors: Is this showing me a component
    build number? My installed OS build number? The WU client build number? Some
    other mysterious build number? They seem to be at variance with the Control
    Panel build number for the OS that I get.


    a.k.a., Dec 10, 2008
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  2. a.k.a.

    John Barnes Guest

    Use system information to determine the installed OS build.
    Start/accessories/system tools
    John Barnes, Dec 14, 2008
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  3. a.k.a.

    a.k.a. Guest


    Thanks -- I should have clarified. Here's an example of the discrepancy I'm
    seeing -- It's a typical Windows Problem Reports and Solutions log. It gives
    two different OS version numbers. (See top, and bottom, of event report.)

    If the bottom build number is for the component, and corresponds to an
    earlier build, does that raise the possibility that there was a bug in that
    component that wasn't discovered prior to SP1's RTM? Not laying blame just
    yet, but I've tried absolutely everything in the book to set this
    installation back on track, and all of the malware scans have turned up
    negative too.


    Problem Event Name: WindowsWcpAIFailure3
    OsVersion: 6.0.6001.18000:1
    InstallerId: Generic Command
    Phase: 38
    Mode: Install (servicing up)
    Status: 8007371d
    Component: amd64_microsoft-windows-qos_31bf3856ad364e35_none_5700de9a3740fcd5
    QueueType: Servicing
    Annotation: 0|netcfg.exe|00000002
    BootState: NormalBoot
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.
    Locale ID: 1033
    a.k.a., Dec 16, 2008
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