Windows Update after System Restore

  olyman 11:54 AM 11 Feb 13

I have carried out a Restore hoping to correct a faulty program. I have W7. The Restore deleted several Critical Windows Updates as expected. This was confirmed as they are no longer shown in Update History. When I now do an Update I am told Windows is up to date. I am worried that these critical updates are now missing leaving me at risk. There is also an "Important" update which I aborted whilst I checked what .NET Framework actually was. This pre-dated the Restore and is shown as "Cancelled" in History I would have expected this update to show up again in any Update check. I wonder if there is a program error where previous updates are logged in the system and referred to by the update whist the removed updates haven't been logged.

  olyman 17:28 PM 15 Mar 13

I received no replies to this query previously. I am in the same situation again after a Windows Update today during which I installed IE 10. As an important site became unusable I needed to uninstall IE10. The obvious route was System Restore which completed OK. I assumed that the various critical updates had been removed but they still show as installed in the update history including IE 10. IE 10 has reverted to IE9 in reality. A further Windows Update does not indicate any missing updates but I am worried that they have been removed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:03 PM 15 Mar 13

some useful info here

I suggest you manually uninstall the offending updates and reboot then attempt to reinstall them

  olyman 19:16 PM 15 Mar 13

I selected to uninstall one random update via the Control Panel - I have to admit I didn't know that updates could be uninstalled by that route! I then did an update and found that it had been installed. It would seem that System Restore is selective and does not uninstall critical updates. You live and learn. Incidentally IE 10 is still showing in history as installed but not in Control Panel


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