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An interesting problem

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Bluephoenix, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    not so much of an immediate problem as a puzzling question.

    On my laptop, when I attempt to do a windows update, I have 14 updates that supposedly succeed in updating, but constantly show up as available updates.

    heres the list by KB#

    KB944533
    KB941568
    KB941569
    KB942624
    KB943055
    KB943078
    KB946026
    KB946456
    KB935509
    KB943411
    KB947172
    KB905866
    KB943302
    KB943899

    dates are 1/22/08, 12/11/07, and 2/12/08

    OS is Windows Vista Ultimate

    Hardware is a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ190



    hopefully someone has a solution, as everything I've tried has not worked (yet!!)
     
  2. ryanjleng

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    try downloading each setup/installer file.

    install one and reboot. check windows update again to seeif that one was removed from list.

    good luck. :)
     
  3. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I've tried each individually, with the same results.

    Microsoft was singularly unhelpful (uninstall every damn update and try again; didn't work either)
     
  4. ryanjleng

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    what a pain. bummer.

    i got no concrete ideas. :grr:

    wild ideas to try

    [1] Try login into the default XP "Administrator" and do it there.

    [2] go into Safe Mode and do it there. I'm not sure updates can be done in safe mode. can't recall..

    [3] registry cleaner?

    when all else fails, reinstall windows.

    sorry couldn't be any more helpful.

    cheers.
     
  5. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    its Vista actually not XP, and I've tried a few registry hacks, and reinstalling is out of the question (no disc for starters sine its an OEM install)

    I'm continuing to work on it and will fix it eventually (I checked and they have actually applied since the fixes are there) or just ignore them.

    mostly this thread exists for those who wish to explore the mystery. :geek:
     
  6. Smilodon

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    right click on the update in the win update window and choose "hide". (or was it "ignore"?)

    Should work in theory at least.
     
  7. Bluephoenix

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    lol, good one and my current fix :)
     
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