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    Windows Update losing update history

    Windows Update has suddenly lost all my update history after nearly a year of working perfectly. Update history no longer has any entries and the most annoying result is that I keep on getting offered the same hidden updates [mainly optional - such as Bing Desktop] every day. If I check the installed updates section, all the updates I have installed are in that list - it's just the update history page that is blank. Any ideas?

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    Akinbiyi,

    ??Could you have cleaned your computer of "junk" files using CCleaner, Advanced System Care, Glary Utilities, etc. recently???

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    I have been using System Mechanic for several months and I allow it to fix registry problems. I have googled "system mechanic" and "windows update" and there do appear to have been some issues, although not specifically the one I have experienced. Do you have a fix, other than to say "don't use System Mechanic"?

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    The windowsupdate.log is located in the windows folder. This log only seems to show the latest updates. Check to see if your latest updates are present.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Delete the log, reboot the computer, and then have WU deliberately rescan the system.
    If none of the above works, try a sfc /scannow
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    The Windows Update history in my Vista PC was lost several weeks ago, when I installed EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) to protect Internet Explorer 8 after Microsoft recommended use of that tool pending the release of an IE security patch.

    I can still view my installed updates, but there's no way to recover that history, is there?

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