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    Kb3035583

    Reading this thread made me curious, since I am trying to avoid Win 10 completely on a Win 7 laptop that has been working fine so far, just like so many others.

    To my chagrin, I see that there are 15 files on the drive with "KB3035583" in the filename. They all have files a Date Modified of 12/8/15, and Date Accessed and Date Created are both showing 2/14/2016.

    Now when I get into Windows Update and Review Update History
    I cannot see any 3035583 at all.
    So then I get into Control Panel, Programs and Features, Installed Updates, and then sort by "Installed On" date. Looking at every item after 12/7/15, there are many updates, but again there is no trace of 3035583.

    So could it have been embedded/hidden in some other KB?
    Should I try to delete it, or will that break something else, especially since I would not be able to use the normal Uninstall?

    Thank you for any advice!

    According to the GWX tool, my machine is free of any Win 10 junk so far.
    GWX_pane.jpg
    Last edited by ruirib; 2016-03-13 at 15:50. Reason: Moved into its own thread

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    In which folder(s) are the files?

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    To search for a particular update in Installed Updates, enter the update number into the top right search box and it will either come up or tell you it wasn't found.

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    I hope this jpg file is readable. I think you may click on the image and expand it.
    By the way my system is Win 7 Pro 64-bit, on a Thinkpad T61 that is several years old but it is still my workhorse.

    kb3035583 files.JPG

    Thank you!

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    Hey, in all these years I never noticed that search box. Thank you!
    It does not find 3035583.

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    In GWX Control Panel if you press "Clear Windows Update Cache" they should go away.

    Joe

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    What are the files? And Where?
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    Download the Windows Repair program from www.tweaking.com and run the Pre-Scan in Option 2 to see what it reports for your Package files.

    It seems unusual that you have the Package files for that update when you don't have the update installed.

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    Hello wavy,
    Please see my reply to JoeP517 up above; 2016-03-13, 15:21.
    The jpg attachment shows the file names and locations.

    It does seem really weird that I would have the package for a KB patch that is not installed.

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    While I'm not sure about the \servicing folder, the following cmds will clear the SoftwareDistribution and catroot folders.

    These need to be done from a cmd prompt run as an administrator -

    net stop wuauserv

    net stop cryptSvc

    net stop bits

    net stop msiserver

    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

    net start wuauserv

    net start cryptSvc

    net start bits

    net start msiserver

    Then enter exit when done to close the cmd window.

    You can copy & paste these to the cmd prompt where they will auto run except for the last net cmd when you will need to press enter, but see if Joe's suggestion clears them.

    The SoftwareDistribution cmd will remove your update history but not affect already installed updates.

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    Tweaking.com Windows Repair Pre-Scan.txt attached

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Download the Windows Repair program from www.tweaking.com and run the Pre-Scan in Option 2 to see what it reports for your Package files.

    It seems unusual that you have the Package files for that update when you don't have the update installed.
    Thank you, and I am learning something new.
    That tweaking program seems nifty. I rebooted into Safe Mode with Networking before I ran it.

    Attached hereto is the results of the Windows Repair Pre-scan as a txt file.
    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair - Pre-Scan.txt

    I have never heard of reparse points, so I have to learn about them before I let the program perform a repair.
    It also found missing environment variables, which I never knew about since the PC seems to work fine.

    The tweaking program also offered to run CHKDSK, and SFC /scannow.
    Fortunately those did not find any errors.

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    The Pre-Scan found problems with my Environment Variables as well as Reparse Points so I used the buttons to repair the Environment Variables and then did the Reparse fix without any untoward after effects.

    As for the Reparse Points, I'm still not that much wiser after reading https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

    You only need to boot up into Safe Mode to run the main repairs as your AV program can get in the way.

    After you have hit the fix buttons, run the Pre-Scan again.

    BTW - MS techs have been known to run the Windows Repair program when they were stuck

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