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    Failed security updates

    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2977629)

    Installation date: ‎11/‎14/‎2099 12:42 PM
    For the last couple of weeks all windows updates have failed. The information from one of the failures is posted below. The odd thing on all of the failed updates is the date of the attempt at installation. It is showing up with the correct month and day, but the year is listed as 2099. I looked back at all of the previous failures which were few and far between and the date of failure is normal with the correct year. Has anybody else run into this problem?

    Here are the details of one of the latest failures. One link on the details page just opens the windows update troubleshooter which does it's thing and the updates still fail. The web link takes you to the page about the update but does not provide any help about why it would fail.

    Installation status: Failed

    Error details: Code 80200001

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

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    Problem is resolved. Had to delete the update history file to eliminate the unsuccessful updates with the wrong date from the list. Just deleted the log entirely. All the updates that have been installed can still be seen by checking the installed updates.
    Last edited by caveman144; 2014-11-27 at 18:43. Reason: solved

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    Check the date & time settings in your computer's UEFI (or BIOS).

    See this thread: New Update [KB3000850].

    It would appear there is a problem in Win8.1 with date/time.
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