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Where are the Automatic Updates Listed ?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

I am again helping my friend in the Philippines with her computer, she can understand English, (somewhat), but really doesn't know very much about Computers.

She has recently had a computer, "techy" guy install Windows Vista as her OS.
here is what it looks like;

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name AMITHEA-5F5JO7S
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, 2493 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.40, 2/5/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
User Name AMITHEA-5F5JO7S\Administrator
Time Zone India Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,037.69 MB
Available Physical Memory 865.57 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.20 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.78 GB
Page File Space 2.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

So I really haven't been able to determine what service pack is installed, etc.
At this time I am trying to figure out what Windows Updates are installed, but I can not find the list, I use WXP, so I am not really familiar with Windows Vista.

Would appreciate your assistance.

Edited by Jove, 12 November 2011 - 04:34 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000


Researching version and build number, I find that there is no service pack installed on the computer.

Vista now has 2 service packs. Service pack 1 must be installed before service pack 2.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

Hello Orange Blossom,
Please tell me can I down load the service packs from the W Updates site ?

Also if the W automatic Up dates are turned on will this happen automatically ?

Edited by Jove, 12 November 2011 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=30 Sp1

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16468 Sp2

You say this is your friend right you can control here pc with this program.
https://secure.logmein.com/

Hope this info helps. :)

Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 12 November 2011 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:11 PM

Let me look this over, . . thanks, I'll let ya know.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:19 PM

No problem here to help :)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:46 PM

Yes I think the sites will be quite helpful and has given me some insight, there is a reference that the SP1 there is actually not for single home PC's but does give a link.


However what I'd like to do at this time is find the location of any updates or where they are suppose to be visible, since these can happen every week then there is a list somewhere just like I have a list in Add and Remove for my WXP.

Have any idea where that is ?

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:41 PM

Should be in the same location as xp and dont worry it is ok to install sp1 with the link I gave you I work at a pc repair shop and use it on many computers it would be the same if the user didnt come to me and installed it on there machine you know what im saying.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:39 AM

I think so, . . but that is some 400MBs and the person I am I want this for is in the Phils,
with a Lan line, . . the connection service at this time could be better. Can you tell me
is this the type of MS download that will pick up where it left off if in fact she has connection problems.

I suppose the reason she has not found Updates may be because they just aren't any, . . so I'll check into that.

I believe that the Control Panel configuration is somewhat different.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:49 AM

Well you could run her machine with the program I suggested in my earlier post that way you know for sure what is going on.Its free I use if frequently.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

Another Possibility ??, . . If she were to go here ;

Install Windows updates
Check for and install new Windows updates for your computer.

windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Install-Windows-updates

Would this include the SP1 and SP2

Will this be the type of service that would pick up where it leaves off , . . in the event of power loss or connection problems ??

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

No just download them and burn to cd and they can be installed without internet.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

Ok To be certain, I'll do that for her and send it.

Might you recommend which would be the best to do that with,. . I mean so that her Automatic Updates will then be installed with some advantage afterward ?

Thanks much for your time and efforts !

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:31 PM

If you're still looking for a place to find what updates have been installed on a Vista machine, try this:

Control Panel - Windows Update - View Update History

Shows all updates, how important they are and the date they were installed.

Hope that helps




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