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"Updates not applicable to your computer"


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#1 ParanoidPablo

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:34 AM

so i reformatted few weeks ago and today i remembered some updates failed (15 to be exact) so i tried to download the updates that didn't install manually and it gave me "updates not applicable to you computer" message for every single one of them. Is there anything i can do to install these important windows updates, do i need them on my machine at all or do i have a newer version of these updates already?

 

if needed i can post the update ID's that failed.



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

It is possible, even likely, that the updates which failed to install have been replaced by subsequent, newer updates. In situations like that, you will get that message. How old are these failed updates?

 

If the system doesn't need them, trying to install them manually won't work.



#3 ParanoidPablo

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

It is possible, even likely, that the updates which failed to install have been replaced by subsequent, newer updates. In situations like that, you will get that message. How old are these failed updates?

 

If the system doesn't need them, trying to install them manually won't work.

the latest update was the december roundup 2016, and the other ones are important security updates from like 2010 -2013 etc windows update says there is no updates needed on my machine but i was wary because these 15 failed.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

 

It is possible, even likely, that the updates which failed to install have been replaced by subsequent, newer updates. In situations like that, you will get that message. How old are these failed updates?

 

If the system doesn't need them, trying to install them manually won't work.

the latest update was the december roundup 2016, and the other ones are important security updates from like 2010 -2013 etc windows update says there is no updates needed on my machine but i was wary because these 15 failed and the description of them look very important to have on my machine.

 



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:19 PM

If updates fail to install I usually hide them.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

Given that the updates that failed to install are that old, it's pretty certain that they've been replaced by newer updates. No need to worry about them failed to install.

As @medab1 suggested, you can always just hide them. Right click on the update(s) unbelievable question and select Hide,






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