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taffy078 Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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I powered up my XP / IE8 desktop just now and it's happily working away installing eight Microsoft Updates.

I then went to my Win 7 / IE11 laptop; there was no Microsoft yellow shield showing so I went to the MS Updates page. This returned the message "there are no critical updates for your computer'. This sometimes happens so I was not particularly bothered until I re-read Maurice's recent thread.

I ran a PSI scan and it's showing nine MS programs at risk and Firefox - my score is 88%.

I've just revisited the MS Updates site and it still shows no critical updates.

Clearly it's MS that's wrong, not PSI, so what should I do next - should I click on the PSI 'Microsoft Update' link?

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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003

Leendert Kip Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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Last edited on 12th Feb, 2014 10:06
I sometimes have a problem with Microsoft Update. After running I get a blanc screen. After reboot it works normal again. I have no idea about the cause of the problem.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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No idea what you mean by MS wrong - all patches installed like a dream in less than 15 minutes as can be seen here:

https://1ncuig.bn1.livefilestore.com/y2p9m4jWN_wEe...


*****You may not see the patches for Microsoft Office - depends on what version you have.

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taffy078 RE: Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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My XP updates went like a dream too, Maurice, but my Win7 are a nightmare.

Windows Update (which I accessed via the Control Panel) says there are no important updates for my Win7 laptop but PSI says it needs eight.

Either MS is wrong or PSI is wrong - I've chosen to blame MS, but I might be wrong.

I tried again just now via the old link (http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/vista...) but still no improtant updates.

PS Are there any free programs to store/share e.g. screen prints? I could post a snip showing the "no important updates". I couldn't access livefilestore.com

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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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From where I sit it is neither of these. The Microsoft output is OK as I have shown you.

I have just checked my SMB & all my Endpoints are fully up to date & showing correctly.

By chance I have PSI 2.0.0.3003 installed on this PC trying to help out on another thread - that confirms that the PSI output is correct.

What have you got in your Windows Update history?

Have you verified your Windows update is working correctly via the Action Centre?

Have you not got Skydrive up & running? You can store & post from there like I do provided you make it public.

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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taffy078 RE: Windows Patch Tuesday - problems with Win7
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Last edited on 13th Feb, 2014 09:11
I looked at Action Centre before I tried the update for the second time - there were no problems.

I've just gone to the Update page again - all the updates were there and all have now installed successfully.

Could the cause of my problems be that MS have procedures in place to limit the number of users who can access their Updates servers at any one time. Given the number of Windows PCs said to be out there, surely even MS servers have a limit on how many updates they can process at any one time?

PS Thanks for the tip about Skydrive. I may need to post another problem - something always seems to happen after a big MS update.

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