power outage during installation of updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Bandera, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Bandera

    Bandera Guest

    Lost power during automatic update INSTALLATION.

    Download was complete but installation was NOT COMPLETE when I lost power on
    Wed 6/16 10:30 EST. That 6/16 download & PARTIAL installation does not show
    on my "latest installed updates" which are Windows XPCumulative Security
    Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB982381) June 15, 2010 &
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2010 (KB890830) June 12,
    2010. Lost power for several hours.

    Searched all files and folders, etc. but no KB file found for 6/16, did find
    KB982381 on 6/15

    Warning says "do not shut down during installation," but I totally lost
    electrictiy - so what do I do now?

    Have XPVersion 2002 Home, Service Pak 3, Pentium 4; Don't know the name of
    6/16 automatic download but the installation was taking a lot of time. Your
    assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Bandera, Jun 18, 2010
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  2. Bandera,

    With a bit of luck no damage will have been done. Theoretically at least
    Windows is capable of coping with this situation, and the fact that the system
    booted up successfully is a good sign!

    I suggest you visit the Microsoft Update web site. This should detect any
    updates that still need to be installed. Let us know if any of the updates fail
    to install properly, but otherwise I think it safe to assume that all is OK
    unless and until your system develops any visible problems.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 18, 2010
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