Windows Update NOT picking up recent (12NOV03) security updates and maybe others

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by David H., Nov 21, 2003.

  1. David H.

    David H. Guest

    The recent, 12NOV03, security updates issued by Microsoft
    DO NOT APPEAR on my Windows Update choices. Possibly
    other recent updates may also be missing. Several months
    ago I did "update" the update information at the prompting
    of Microsoft. Is this normal for this spate of updates?
    If I need to administer a fix to get Windows Update
    working properly again, please tell me what steps I should

    Thank you for your help.
    David H., Nov 21, 2003
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  2. David H.

    David H. Guest

    Running Windows Millenium, OE, on Pentium III Dell System
    with 384 MBytes RAM...last update successfully alerted and
    installled by Windows Update mid-October 2003.

    Again, thanks for any help or feedback.
    David H., Nov 21, 2003
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  3. David H.

    moonchild Guest

    When you say you were "prompted" by Microsoft to update,
    sounds like possibly you fell victim to a virus that was
    being spread via email coming supposedly from Microsoft.
    Microsoft, to my knowledge, never notifies anyone of
    updates except via the Critical Update Notification (if it
    is installed on your PC). You can look in Control Panel,
    Add/Remove Programs to see is you have tha installed.
    moonchild, Nov 21, 2003
  4. David H.

    David H. Guest

    Thanks for the response. When I said I was prompted by
    Microsoft to update my Windows Update, it was a message
    via the update site MANY months ago that caused me to
    revalidate my operating system with respect to Windows
    Update, i.e., in Windows Update itself (NOT via email) it
    had me go get the new Windows Update download or otherwise
    I would not have been able to continute getting the
    automatic updates. I have never responded to an update
    message sent via email for fear of spurious messages,
    etc. All I'm saying about this last set of security
    updates is that they do NOT appear now in my Windows
    Update when run...the last update I picked up via Windows
    Update was one back in mid October (for Windows Me

    Thanks again...any additional input would be appreciated.
    David H., Nov 22, 2003
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