Update history says successful, but no show in Add/Remove

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by DSG, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. DSG

    DSG Guest

    Last night Windows Update downloaded and installed (with some difficulty)
    six updates. It's usually a very smooth operation. Windows update history on
    the web shows they installed successfully.

    NTP's W32TIME came at the same time and tried to start a log right in the
    middle of the paragraph I was writing in Notepad. In a few minutes after I
    shut down and restarted, I opened Notepad again and it was still filling
    pages and pages with rows and rows of yesterday's date and time.

    I didn't know what was going on so I shut down and did a System Restore for
    the previous day. By that time W32TIME had got its act together, and finally
    everything quieted down and I have no problems today.

    The 6 Wupdates' "$ntuninstall" file shows for each of them, and the Windows
    Update log shows the kinds of problems it was having, but also shows at the
    end they were all successful installations.
    The 6 updates show up in the Windows directory, but not in Add/Remove.

    Q. Would the System Restore to prevous day remove the updates but leave the
    uninstall files? Where can I look for proof?
    The reason I ask is because the Windows Icon showed up again this evening
    and said it had 6 new updates. When I went to the update web, the scan only
    listed the activation tool.
    DSG, Apr 14, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.