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How do you delete entries in Windows update?

  1. #1


    Peter Guest

    How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    you remove entries in the Windows update?


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  2. #2


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    You can't remove the entries in the Update History list.

    "Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    > you remove entries in the Windows update?
    >

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  3. #3


    Peter Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:14:03 -0800, "John Barnes" <JBarnes@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    What if I do a restore back to the checkpoint before the updates were
    performed? Would the rollback make the update list back to what it was
    before the updates were performed?

    >You can't remove the entries in the Update History list.
    >
    >"Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:gj0ti4lnfpo48k8sjbf496rv72ulit1j7n@xxxxxx

    >> There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    >> you remove entries in the Windows update?
    >>

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  4. #4


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    Personally I doubt it, but I have never tried.

    "Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:14:03 -0800, "John Barnes" <JBarnes@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >
    > What if I do a restore back to the checkpoint before the updates were
    > performed? Would the rollback make the update list back to what it was
    > before the updates were performed?
    >

    >>You can't remove the entries in the Update History list.
    >>
    >>"Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>news:gj0ti4lnfpo48k8sjbf496rv72ulit1j7n@xxxxxx

    >>> There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    >>> you remove entries in the Windows update?
    >>>
    >

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  5. #5


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    Peter

    If you install the Update successfully it will then get rid of that failed install
    in the History and overwrite it as Successful

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    "Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:14:03 -0800, "John Barnes" <JBarnes@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >
    > What if I do a restore back to the checkpoint before the updates were
    > performed? Would the rollback make the update list back to what it was
    > before the updates were performed?
    >

    >>You can't remove the entries in the Update History list.
    >>
    >>"Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>news:gj0ti4lnfpo48k8sjbf496rv72ulit1j7n@xxxxxx

    >>> There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    >>> you remove entries in the Windows update?
    >>>
    >

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  6. #6


    Peter Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 13:38:19 -0500, "Peter Foldes" <okf22@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Peter
    >
    >If you install the Update successfully it will then get rid of that failed install
    >in the History and overwrite it as Successful
    I just tired it. but it did not work.



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  7. #7


    Peter Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:55:58 -0800, "John Barnes" <JBarnes@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    It is going to rollback the system. So is it going to work?

    >Personally I doubt it, but I have never tried.
    >
    >"Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:drdui49k59c4prro4gog4uks3kc33oe5hq@xxxxxx

    >> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:14:03 -0800, "John Barnes" <JBarnes@xxxxxx>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> What if I do a restore back to the checkpoint before the updates were
    >> performed? Would the rollback make the update list back to what it was
    >> before the updates were performed?
    >>

    >>>You can't remove the entries in the Update History list.
    >>>
    >>>"Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>news:gj0ti4lnfpo48k8sjbf496rv72ulit1j7n@xxxxxx
    >>>> There are some Windows updates that did not install properly. How do
    >>>> you remove entries in the Windows update?
    >>>>
    >>

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  8. #8


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    Did you reboot after ??

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    "Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 13:38:19 -0500, "Peter Foldes" <okf22@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >

    >>Peter
    >>
    >>If you install the Update successfully it will then get rid of that failed install
    >>in the History and overwrite it as Successful
    >
    > I just tired it. but it did not work.
    >
    >

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  9. #9


    Peter Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 02:06:01 -0500, "Peter Foldes" <okf22@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    I picked to install the same updates again, then reboot. Now the new
    entries are listed as successfully installed, but the old entries were
    still there listed as didn't install.

    >Did you reboot after ??

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  10. #10


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: How do you delete entries in Windows update?

    That is the way mine has always been, also. As to whether System Restore
    will erase them, I still doubt it, but it might. Worth a try as you can
    reverse it if it doesn't work, and is worth it to you.


    "Peter" <peter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 02:06:01 -0500, "Peter Foldes" <okf22@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >
    > I picked to install the same updates again, then reboot. Now the new
    > entries are listed as successfully installed, but the old entries were
    > still there listed as didn't install.
    >

    >>Did you reboot after ??
    >

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