W7 & MS Updates

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
In regards to a previous thread
I have the following "failed" MS updates.
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2619339)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2639417)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2567053)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2388210)

Are the above necessary?
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Yes, they're MS updates.
Perhaps I should of posted all the info with each one.
I just got this pc 2nd hand on the 12/23/12 & those were issued prior to me getting this pc, if that answers your question.
So what I'm asking, is if I need them or ignore them.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
I am the least able in here to answer that question. if it works and "aint broke" don't fix it.
I understand what you're saying. Even if somebody in here told me what they're for, it'd still be over my head.
I'm only posting this because in the thread I linked to, I was asked if certain updates were installed. I wasn't sure till now.
If jobeard reads this thread, I've installed an older version of Google Earth & so far,its working.
I don't count my chickens before the eggs hatch thou. :)
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
Use Control Panel->Windows Update->Check for updates
You get a summary: nn updates available -> click on that summary

You now get a detail list of KBs that can be installed

select one with one click -> more information which will describe the gory details.
YOU AND ONLY YOU can decide if you want it installed.

Otherwise, just let'm all install.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Ok, re running MS updates following your directions, I get this
MS Updates.jpg
Which I think is for the USB mouse I've used occasionally. Normally on this W7, I'm using wireless mouse/keyboard.
The updates previously mentioned were found when I was checking update history.

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2619339)

Installation date: ‎12/‎14/‎2011 4:43 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80010108

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=232517

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2639417)

Installation date: ‎12/‎14/‎2011 4:43 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80010108

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=233008

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596789)

Installation date: ‎12/‎14/‎2011 4:43 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80010108

Update type: Important

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites . This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Office 2007 suites . Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596789

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us

Am I making a big deal out of nothing or ?? :)
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Ok, will give it a shot.

Ok, I did this "
1. Click Start, type "cmd" (without the quote) in the Start Search bar, right-click cmd.exe and click run as administrator.
but I couldn't right click cmd.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
A left click will open the cmd mode window on my computer.
And yours is a W7 Home Premium? I bring this up, because I saw Vista mentioned in it. The first download I did told me it wasn't for my machine so I'm very confused.

jobeard, I originally did it incorrectly, here are the results.
sfc scannow.jpg
 

bazz2004

TS Evangelist
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and just tried it out. The left click won't allow sfc/scannow. It says I need administrative privileges. A right click enables me the choice of running cmd as an administator and the scan/now command then works.
 

bazz2004

TS Evangelist
I have had this problem but can't remember the detail. I think some of the updates were related to Microsoft Office applications. I run one of the older versions. Windows Update was constantly downloading those updates, installation was failing and this was regularly brought to my attention. This became massively annoying until I found that I could get Windows Update to ignore the few problem ones. You could also change the settings for Windows update so they are not automatic but I didn't want to do that. Out of sight out of mind as they say. I keep my free security software up to date and run regular checks in the belief that that will be sufficient.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Since this is a 2nd hand pc, I didn't install some of the programs on here & doubt I'll use them.
I too keep my free security software up to date & scan regularly. Thank you for the input & have a good day.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
Hmm when I ran it, it reinstalled windows update, try the fix it for Windows update embedded in Windows 7 (which I used) just for curiosity.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Kindly define "embedded in Windows 7" thank you.
If what you're saying is click start>All Programs>Windows Update, I've done that & it shows noyhing. BUT, if I click check update history, then it shows them as I've previously posted.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2567053)

Installation date: ‎10/‎12/‎2011 5:38 PM

Installation status: Canceled

Error details: Code 8024000B

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=225915

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2639417)

Installation date: ‎12/‎14/‎2011 4:43 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80010108

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=233008

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2619339)

Installation date: ‎12/‎14/‎2011 4:43 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80010108

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=232517

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Thats them :)
 

Cobalt006

TS Evangelist
Go to the start menu. Then click on the control panel icon.Once the control panel window opens .Click on the troubleshooting Icon.Once it window opens. Scroll down and click on Click on fix problems with window update. It will be under Systems and Security.