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Why aren't we getting some important Updates

Q: Why aren't we getting some important Updates

Some updates like this IE8 security update that was released the 14th, we're not getting in Windows update. Why?

Shouldn't we at least get important or critical security updates even in the lastest builds? I could see why maybe not other less important updates but critical security ones?

And when I try to install it says it's not applicable to my system but updates like this one should clearly be applicable, no?

Download details: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Client Beta (KB963027)
Download details: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Client Beta for x64-based Systems (KB963027)

MS09-014: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

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A: Why aren't we getting some important Updates

It could be that the issues these fix are already fixed in later builds. 7000 is still the only 1 (according to M$) that the public have and IE8 on that was too buggy. As far as I can tell build 7057 upwards have the full IE8 and not just the beta that's packed with 7000.
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Somehow I think you have more installed than Windows and updates. Internet Explorer, Bing Bar, and Bing Desktop are the only updates I have hidden. All other Windows Updates have been installed. I wouldn't put all the blame on WIndows, if you have an install using 60GB.

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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:scripting in Mozilla Firefox to get updates in Bookmarks?

Specifically for that, I'm not certain, but you could try foxmarks:

Though I am not certain that will server your purposes. You could also try looking on add ons> extensions, and maybe search "bookmarks"
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A:scripting in Mozilla Firefox to get updates in Bookmarks?

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A:Whole buncha J2SE Runtime Environment updates in add/remove programs: Why? Delete?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Uninstall them all, except for the latest update 11.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Here's how you do it. You go into MSCONFIG and deselect AdobeUpdater in the startup list.

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-- Andy
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A:Driver updates can't detect video card, constant blue/blackscreens

Hi, First thing to do is find out what hardware you have actually got installed.
I would install something like; 'Speccy' from Piriform,
Run it, and then click on the light blue 'Graphics' line to get more info.
Can't say what chinese drivers are as all drivers for nvidia cards are supplied by nvidia, and if you go to their site, and 'Support' you will find an automatic detector, if you are not sure what you have.
But before you install another driver, be sure to uninstall the previous one.
That's in Control panel, Hardware and sound. Device manager.
When the list appears, click twice on 'Display adapters', then right-click and choose 'Properties'.
Then click on 'Driver' tab, and click on Uninstall (Driver, Advanced).
Then Windows may need to be rebooted, when it will install a generic driver, so you can see the screen.
Then go to, then support, then Download drivers.
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Many programs such as Belarc Advisor will inventory and list all the service packs and updates installed... and tell you if you are missing any.
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As a note, I recently had my windows reinstalled.

Any ideas of what the problem could be?

A:Windows Updates Fail To Install

There are a couple of possibilities, but lets start with BITS.
It is possible that BITS(Background Intelligence Transfer service) is not running. Check to see if it is running. If it has stopped running then restart in the following manner.
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If this doesn't work post a reply and lets try another solution.
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A:Configuring updates 16+ hours?

You can use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility in Safe Mode, to remove any specific Security update
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Following a crash, I reinstalled the OS and several applications including Microsoft Office Professional 2003. I spent a long time amending the personal settings; and changing the desktop background wallpaper, folders options, start-up preferences on utilities such as Uniblue ?PowerSuite?, and so on. Everything was working excellently! Then I went to Microsoft Update. There were 21 critical updates which I duly downloaded and installed. When I restarted my computer I was utterly horrified to find that all my changes had been annulled. The computer worked all right, but I was ?back to square one?. Mistakenly thinking that some inadvertent act on my part had done the damage, I wiped my hard disk and repeated the whole reinstallation process, including amending personal settings. Once again, all was fine ?. until I downloaded and installed the Microsoft updates!!!Click to expand...

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Yo save people time, why not tell us what 'procedures to activate it' you followed (a link or whatever).
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You need to perform a factory restore if you can
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By the way, here's the error message: 80070002
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You can remove the Windows updates individually with the Windows installer cleanup utility instead of a big Repair (which will remove them all!)

Also which Gigabyte site link exactly? (I want to try it from my end)
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Have done the Malwarebytes scan and showed 2 threats.

I have attached the file log with this post.

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