updates wrong after reinstall of millenium

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by wikey, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. wikey

    wikey Guest


    due to various errors i reinstalled windows millenium from CD over
    existing copy ( but did not format drive as i wanted to see if i could keep
    all installed programs etc)

    windows updates shows a whole list of updates going back 3 years as
    installed, but are they actually still on the PC or are they lost and how can
    i tell?

    if they are lost can i reset update list somehow so they will reload and
    install? cheers
    wikey, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. wikey

    MowGreen Guest


    If IE 6 was installed and was not uninstalled, then the system has what
    is known as "version soup".

    Reinstalling ME over itself - without tears

    The updates are *not* installed at this point in time. IE is now in a
    "version soup" state.
    Hate to say this but, at this point it would appear as your only
    recourse is to format and reinstall ME.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen, Jan 30, 2006
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