Solved Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

Kodika

Member
Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60-217EM Notebook PC (NP622EA)
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72.210 2-10GHz
    Memory
    2048MB (2x1024 MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA GeForce 8200M

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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Shadowjk

Network Enthusiast
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Typically you will not receive every single update in one batch since some updates are dependant on others therefore you will receive certain updates and then after installation of them you will receive other more recent updates.

Hope This is what you are asking, if not then please upload a screenshot and we will help to clarify

Josh! :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
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    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

Kodika

Member
Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

Hallo Richard

I bought the pc in April 2009. The thing I don't understand is that if I took my pc back to factory settings, how can I have updates installed in 2008? It just does not make sense - or am I missing something?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60-217EM Notebook PC (NP622EA)
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72.210 2-10GHz
    Memory
    2048MB (2x1024 MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA GeForce 8200M

Kodika

Member
Thanks Shadowjk for your reply. I realise that an update can prompt further updates. My query is that I cannot understand why I have updates listed as having been installed in 2008 when I took my pc back to factory settings on 1 June this year. Surely all installed updates should have a date of installation on or after that date?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60-217EM Notebook PC (NP622EA)
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72.210 2-10GHz
    Memory
    2048MB (2x1024 MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA GeForce 8200M

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I do not think that the situation represents any sort of problem, but if you bought the computer after the installation dates shown, the updates may have been included at the time of purchase. Hence, included in factory settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

SIW2

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Those are updates that were included in the factory image.

When you restore that image, of course it has those updates in it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista
    CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    ASRock1333-GLAN R2.0
    Memory
    4gb DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 9500GT 1gb

Kodika

Member
Thanks very much Richard and SIW2 for both providing very clear and concise replies to my query. I have little technical knowledge, but I now understand the concept of those 2008 updates being included in the factory image.

I will now mark this thread as solved. I appreciate your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60-217EM Notebook PC (NP622EA)
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72.210 2-10GHz
    Memory
    2048MB (2x1024 MB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA GeForce 8200M

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
You are very welcome
I am glad that we were able to help.
Rich
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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