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#1 4on4off

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

Running Vista home premium.

Several times lately I would install updates on this pc and then shortly there after they would show up as ready to install again. I eventually would just hide this update as I already installed it but I am thinking that is not the best practice.

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Mod Edit ..Moved to Vista from AII~~ boopme

Edited by boopme, 31 May 2012 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the move Boopme, wasn't sure.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

I have used the fix it tool that is offered by microsoft support and I have followed some steps to repair the .net V4 client but still not go. Still searching.....

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:11 PM

See my post here for running the all in one repair tool also include the requested logs in your next reply.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic455654.html/page__view__findpost__p__2718492

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:30 PM

Inadequateinfirmity,

Thanks for the assistance. I just got home from work and have to work tomorrow. I will try to follow your instructions in the morning, if I don't have the time I will do it after I get off work at 7 tomorrow night.

Thanks again.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

Before following the above advice, can you please be a little bit more descriptive about your issues. It sounds to me like you are having issues with already installed updates showing up in Windows Update? Am I correct?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:08 AM

cryptodan,

Yes that is correct. I install updates but then they appear again as ready to install.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

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I had downloaded the tools as instructed last night but did not run the fix it till this morning. Upon running it seems to have stalled. I did notice in my haste that I did leave two browsers open prior to running. Okay to shut down and try again?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:18 AM

Please try following the advice here: How do I reset Windows Update Components? Let MS try to fix it for you.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

No offense to anybody but I am getting two sets of directions here,,, not sure who to follow,,,already running the tools inadequate suggested...

Am I making a mistake?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

Inadequateinfirmity,

I had downloaded the tools as instructed last night but did not run the fix it till this morning. Upon running it seems to have stalled. I did notice in my haste that I did leave two browsers open prior to running. Okay to shut down and try again?

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Yes please try again and if that does not work for you then please try the below.Make sure that you back-up your registry and create a restore point also make sure that you right click the tool and run as admin. :thumbup2:

1. Disable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on "Windows Update"
g. Click on stop (Windows Update is now disabled)
2. Rename Software Distribution folder
a. Navigate to: C:/Windows/
b. Find the folder named: "SoftwareDistribution"
c. Rename that folder to something like "SoftwareDistribution.old"
d. Create a new folder called "SoftwareDistribution"
3. Enable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on windows update
g. Click on start
If you are unable to find Software Distribution Folder, follow these
steps before #2 above.
1. From the explorer window press the Alt key to view the file menu.
2. Click Tools
3. Select Folder Options
4. Select the View tab
5. Select "Show hidden files and folders"
6. Remove the selection from "Hide protected operating system files"
7. Click OK

Restart your PC and you should be good to go!

If the above doesnt help them please get me the logs below.

Please download FarbarServiceScanner and run it on the computer with the issue.


Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update

Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:


Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 03 June 2012 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

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It is working now but I have to head to work so I will finish up and post the results when I return after 7 tonight.

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Edited by 4on4off, 03 June 2012 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

I hope you did not run download and run Combofix as instructed to do so by that Tweaking.com Application? If you did then you could have caused severe damage do your system. Please do not follow the advice of Inadequate.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:35 AM

Okay,

I am confused here I am going to shut things down and think about it at work and get back to this topic when I get home.....

I appreciate the advice just getting two different directions to go here and not sure...

will report back when I get home after 7 tonight..

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

I'm throwing something else into the mix. It does not involve various tools and scans.

You could try this if you haven't already done so:

Pick one of the installed updates that show as still needing to be installed. Make note of which one it is-write it down.

UNINSTALL that update, then install it when told it's needed.

Keep an eye on your updates to see if it continues to tell you it is a new update.

If it does not, uninstall and reinstall the other ones.

Depending on how many there are it may be time-consuming to uninstall them but if it works a bit of time would be well worth it to resolve your issue. There is also a chance the problem will reoccur with future updates even if it works this time, in which case you would have to start the trouble-shooting process again.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 03 June 2012 - 10:11 AM.





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