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2014-02-19, 16:30 #1
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Saved by the Image!
Just thought I'd relate a recent experience with Windows Update.
I have 3 Win 7 HP installs, 2 on my laptop (one w/Office 2003 Pro & one w/Office 2010 Pro), and 1 on my standby desktop that dual boots Win 7 HP (Office 2010 Pro) and Win 8.0 Pro (of no concern to this discussion).
The following updates:
KB2775360 (PP 2010 32-bit)
KB2687567 (OL 2010 32-bit)
Would not install on the desktop but the installed just fine on the Laptop. I tried everything I could think of including the Trouble shooter, Installer fixer, etc.
Finally I tried to fix it this way:
- Restore an image backup (Win 7 HP OS partition only) from 2 Months back ( I had newer ones but since this was my backup machine I wanted to make sure I got behind anything that might be causing the problem especially since I had manually installed PowerShell 4.0 & .Net 4.51).
- I turned off Automatic Updates.
- Let Windows search for updates.
- Applied all the Windows Updates, REBOOT, check WU, Re-Imaged Win 7 HP OS partition.
- Applied all the Office Updates, REBOOT, check WU, Re-Imaged Win 7 HP OS partition.
- Applied the .net updates by version, oldest first, and REBOOTED after each, check WU, ReImaged Win 7 HP OS partition.
Now all the updates are successfully installed including .net 4.51 and all its subsequent updates. I have, however, not installed PS 4.0 yet. This took me about 4 hours, most of it in re-imaging for safety. A lot quicker than a reinstall. All I have left to do now is run PSI and update the appropriate applications.
As my friend Medico says Image, Image, Image!