Vista Updates not displayed in Installed Updates

davisj01

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I apply MS Updates regularly and have no updates outstanding apart from two optional updates that I don't intend to install. However, when I visit >Programs and Features>View installed updates no Vista security updates are shown. The only updates displayed are those for M$ Office etc. The freeware product System Inspector for Windows shows Vista security updates as installed correctly! I have run the Fix It utility provided by Microsoft with no joy.

Any ideas?
 

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Katokato

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Run the updater again.
 

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davisj01

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Hi Katokato

Tried that but no luck. Update History reports updates as installed successfully but they don't show up in Installed Updates. I use a freeware product System Inspector for windows and that does show the updates as installed. Installed Updates doesn't show any new updates after 10/3/2010 although I have run Windows Update several times since then. It seems updates are being applied but there is some sort of glitch in Programs & Features.
 

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    Dell Inspiron 530 desktop
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    Intel Core2 Duo E4400 2.00 GHz
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davisj01

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Hi Flavius

Thanks for your response.

I have run System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista (KB947821) [January 2010]. I will use rapidshare to upload the files so will need youe email address. Thanks
 

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Flavius

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Hi Flavius

Thanks for your response.

I have run System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista (KB947821) [January 2010]. I will use rapidshare to upload the files so will need youe email address. Thanks
You don't need any e-mail address!When you'll upload all files rapidshare site show you link to hosted files.Paste this link here and ready.
 

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davisj01

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Flavius

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davisj01

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Hi Flavius

Thanks for your help. It is as I feared, that I will need to re-install.

You've suggested that I carry out a repair reinstall. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Home Premium and 250Gb HDD RAID1. Dell provide a factory reinstall feature from a separate partition on the HDD, and I wonder whether that would be good option.

My HDD is a 250 Gb HDD with a second HDD using RAID 1 to create a mirror disk. The primary disk has three partitions as follows C: D: = Dell Backup, and E: = Dell Recovery. The D: partition is used by Norton Save and Restore for local backups; I don't use the E: partition at all so it should still contain the Dell factory image. Btw, I assume that when factory settings are restored this includes any pre-installed applications.

I have never reinstalled Vista and before I do so I would like get answers to the following questions:

1. Will a factory re-install reformat the C: drive only or the whole HDD?

2. Will a factory re-install restore the system exactly as was on delivery including all pre-installed applications such as MS Office, McAfee, and Norton etc.?

3. If a re-install preserves the D: Backup partition will it be possible to retore folders and files from there or will the process of recovery affect Norton Save & Restore settings in such a way that the application will no longer be able to 'see' existing backups? In other words will the process of restoring the C; drive affect Norton in any way. For example, if Norton is restored on the C; drive as a result of the factory re-install, are there any Norton files on the C: drive that will be overwritten by a re-install, thus preventing Norton from 'seeing' the pre-existing backup files in D:?

I look forward to receiving any help and advice you can offer.
 

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