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Skype For Windows - Program Not Installed - Important Update?

Q: Skype For Windows - Program Not Installed - Important Update?

I don't use Skype. I uninstalled it. Windows Update keeps sending updates and marking them as 'important.' If I run the update I find I need to uninstall the program again.

I'd like reassurance that I can safely ignore these updates.

It makes sense to me, but software has gotten complex enough that I want to be sure that this update only updates Skype for Windows and that failure to implement it does not leave a gaping hole in Windows 7.

thanks

baumgrenze

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A: Skype For Windows - Program Not Installed - Important Update?

If you change windows update settings as shown below then in theory you will not be offered skype. If you prevoiusly had skype installed and are still offered updates then I guess that skype wasn't fully removed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/402722-skype-windows-program-not-installed-important-update.html
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Does this leave me vulnerable if I don't?
Used as reference:
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A:Would it hurt not to install an important update if the program is...

No, it won't hurt anything. I don't use IE, so I don't install any of the "Important security updates"

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A:Important update offered for wrong Office program

Hi,
Interesting I only got a junk email filter update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115192

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In this example, the not selected update refers to MS09-054 security update. Is this a manual installed security update?
Does it not apply to me?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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A:Windows Update, important update not selected

Not all users experience the issue that this update resolves. MS is providing you the oportunity to use the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" logic.

I applied the update even though I have no evidence that I need it. Yet.

Some updates will adversely affect some users. Not applying updates may adversely affect you.

What can you do? My advice - apply all updates. Unless you have a good reason not to.

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A:Is Windows Update important?

You have some good anti-malware software and keep Java updated, yet you fail to see the significance of keeping the operating system updated........??????

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PLEASE NOTE: The download is NOT resumable.
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Thank you for reading.

A:[IMPORTANT] Windows Update

In my experience if you are still using the computer at the end of that 4 hours it will give you another warning and you will be able to postpone it again for another 4 hours. Then repeat process until the download is done. I am not sure if turning updates off will have stopped the countdown.

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Norton may be blocking it, especially seeing this "KB2468871v2 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer."


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A:Windows Important Security Update Error

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Maddylondon
 
What is your operating system, antivirus? What kind of error shows? 
 

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Please post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file
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Tried again and am now also getting error codes 80246007 and 8007002

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A:Windows update KB 3045999 installed but not installed

From your CheckSUR log...

Code:
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 a6562cfa922..6d6096de0b7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_16108e677bb01de8 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
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(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 08820e22142..fc0a4cf716f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_21db2236a64375c9 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 b6953ce718e..9aa86774558_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18846_b7417b0549aa5f1d HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments

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Seconds executed: 3601
Found 4 errors
CSI Missing Deployment Key Total count: 4
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Not sure which Security suite you have installed please fill in the blank,
Also see what this does,
Use No Add-ons mode/ Click the Start button and type in the search box,
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That error is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a file corruption
The readiness tool can correct the problem in many situations
What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help

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Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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A:Installed program, now no boot into Windows

Safe Mode

Try booting into Safe Mode. Then remove the program.
 

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Description of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)

It's pretty basic. The core of it is, they are a company that sells computer Operating System software and don't want to be ripped off. And to prevent rip-offs from updating beneficial security and other support they provide FREE, they require you run the WGA.

That isn't unreasonable.

Don't like it? Get Linux or whatever.


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A:Windows Update loops with a "Restart your computer to install important updates"

Thanks Alex
I had already tried the steps in the post you linked.
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Thanks for all the replies.
Simon

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A:Why doe Skype, after it has been installed, keep invoking UAC prompts ?

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A:Error Msg:-Program requires that Microsoft Windows Script be installed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rd84


Hi,

I've got a CAD program called 3D Canvas 7 - I've used it in the past but recently when I try to run the program it refuses to start and I get the error message:-

3D Canvas requires that Microsoft Windows Script be installed

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I tried a fresh install of the very latest version of the above program which is 3D Crafter 9 (really a new program) - but again got the same result.

The only real change to my computer recently is a utility called TuneUp Utilities 2012 - I can't see any indication that it has de-activated the script - but I could be wrong of course.

I've tried a lot of internet searches on Windows 7 Script problems without luck.

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Regards
Paul


If the problem started after installing TuneUp Utilities, I suggest you try uninstalling it and test the results. I generally don't recommend 3rd party utilities such as this one because they are mostly nothing more than snake oil and have been know to cause more problems than they cure.

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It's seems my picture did not work that well from SkyDrive. Here is a link from my Dropbox instead.

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Here's an official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Source: Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

The official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1 has a link to download Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

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   Information
7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD image contains standalone update for all architectures.
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7.
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
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Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines. This contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 64-bit machines. This contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.IA64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for Itanium 64-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.IA64CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for Itanium 64-bit machines.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/282768-kb976932-update-really-important.html
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A:wd ses device in the important update

I didn't get one. Did you install the SSD or did it come with your PC? If you installed it, it could be that the drivers from your old(possibly a WD?) and any registry keys are picked up by Windows update. I've noticed with Ccleaner, it shows a program that is already uninstalled sometimes in Cleaner Applications tab. I then have to go into the registry and do a recursive search for left over keys so it will stop showing up.
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http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/60941-wd-ses-device-important-update.html
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Hello Daniel,

Another way to verify is to see if you have the new Power button on your Start screen like in step 2 Option One below.

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http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/44179-windows-8-1-update-installed.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/365886-windows-update-wont-run-after-new-hdd-installed.html
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A:Same Windows update installed over and over again

Uncheck it and then select not to show it again.

---------------------------------------------------------------
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/same-windows-update-installed-over-and-over-again.943296/
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Thank you for this site. It looks excellent. I would not worry about the advertising thing since you are just pointing out a site that saved your bacon.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-data-recovery-wizard-program-worked-for-me-when-i-lost-some-important-files.560500/
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Hi Timeless,
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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/87333-skype-program-updating.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_extra/post_icons/icon14.gif
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-- Tom
 

A:Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

Tom,
I'll stick this for a few days. Do you want it locked?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/microsoft-update-ms06-016-important.463154/
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http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/66179-kb3000850-important-update-failed.html
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KB3035583 is a W-10 nag..
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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/392426-win7-important-update-kb3035583.html
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A:Need to Find and Reinstall An Important Update

Check this out and see if it offers what you meed.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-find-and-reinstall-an-important-update.799359/
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/25482-important-update-mail-app-other-apps.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-install-important-security-update.753190/
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A:important update kb942763 failure

Hi Desmodus


You could:

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2) Try shutting off the Windows Update service, clearning WU temp files, and then restarting the WU service, as in the Microsoft procedure quoted below:

Quote:




To stop the Windows Update service
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3) Peruse the details of the Update, in case you have are using one of the programs that require extra steps for this time-zone update to work properly: --- http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942763 --- links to direct downloads for the various flavors of the update are also available from that KB article.

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If you have success with any of these, post back with your results so that other folks experiencing the same trouble can benefit from your solutions.
Thanks!

Best of luck
. . . Gary

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/important-update-kb942763-failure-202492.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/584857/important-update-says-it-was-cancelled-how-do-i-download-it/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/525945/installed-a-windows-update-now-all-my-files-are-gone/
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Hi, what version of office, we need to know. If it was an MSI install (using windows installer and from local media) or a click to run install.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-update-office-when-its-not-installed-743569.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/361917-security-update-windows-could-not-installed.html
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Better yet, you can download a legal iso for 8.1 following Option One here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Burn a DVD or create a installable flash drive then use it to upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 or better yet, backup your data then do a clean install of 8.1 directly. It will use the embedded 8.0 key for the install.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/59710-windows-8-1-update-says-app-wasnt-installed.html
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Hi, I just installed windows 7 sp1, activated it and am running it just fine. I wanted to run windows update but windows update is infinitely searching for new updates, i have manually installed a bunch of updates that others said worked for them (on the microsoft page) but it didn't work for me. I have tried using the troubleshooting tool for it but that didnt work either. Any help?

A:Just fresh installed windows 7 sp1, now i cannot update.

Make sure you have IE11 installed and not IE9 before you try the updates again.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/631440/just-fresh-installed-windows-7-sp1-now-i-cannot-update/
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A:Windows 8 misbehaving after update installed

So as not to start another thread I'll add that my brand new PC also had issues in Jan after an update. It kept randomly crashing on me. I did a recovery and shut auto update off.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/483836/windows-8-misbehaving-after-update-installed/