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Old March 27th, 2006, 10:34 PM
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Windows Security Updates Is Gone..is That Normal??!!

after setting up my windows xp i downloaded lots of security windows updates and hotfix...they were more than 30..i m using windows xp professional sp2 by way..after a while i discovered that i just got the hot fixes listed in the add/remove program list..all security updates r gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..though i ve seen them listed before and they were lots as i mentioned.!!!!...is it a malware...or is that normal as the latest security updated substitute all the other previous ones??!!.

please i won't an answer as i went through the catstrophe of formattting my pc several times as a result of these damn security holes...i don't want to go through that gain..anyone here to give me an answer??!!!!

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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:03 AM
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In Add/Remove Programs, near the top there is a checkbox for "Show updates." Click that box to check it and the updates will show in the list.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 01:30 AM
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it is checked...i didn't miss that

still though checked the box didn't have the security updates just the hotfixes...
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Old March 28th, 2006, 04:20 AM
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In the beginning of the Windows folder are all the uninstalls. You don't really see updates installed anywhwre anymore.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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that means that they exist but r not shown or what?!!

did i get u right??!!!
r these security updates still there ?!!
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Old March 28th, 2006, 02:41 PM
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If they are not in the beginning of the windows folder, if you do not have them in the add remove, then they must be gone.

I noticed in one of your previous threads you may have had to do a restore. (not sure did not read the thread) If you did the updates before doing a restore, then you lost them and you will have to start from scratch with the updates. .

If you are concerned about being updated, go to the windows update site and do an update. If nothing is updated, then your system should be okay.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Restore should not remove updates, Repair would.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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i have lots of "ntunistalk kb...etc"..in windows folder

i opened the windows folder to finds around 30 something of "$NTUNISTALK KB912...............ETC".BUT THE FOLDERS WAS A BIT FADED AS THEY R HIDDEN....IS THAT THE UPDATES??!!!DO I STILL HAVE TO GO AND CHECK MICROSOFT SITE??!!!

IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO DO THESE UPDATES..I WOULD PREFERE NOT TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN .COZ SOMETIMES THE SITE ISNOT QUICK REPLYING AND WANT A GENUINE VALIDATION AND LOTS OF THAT STAFF.....SO IF THESE FOLDERS R SUPPOSED TO BE THE ONE I M LOOKING FOR "WHICH IS NO LONGER LISTED IN ADD/REMOVE PROGRAM LIST...KINDLY TELL ME PLEASE...

I MIGHT BE A COMPUTER IDIOT SO PARDON ME AND THANX FOR UR REPIES INADVANCE
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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Angry And By Bythe Way ...yes I Did A Lot Of Restores Recently

Could Restoring My Machine To An Earlier Point Remove My Updates If I Did Them Before Restoring??!!!

If So This Is Scarry...i Will Think Alot Before Doing That Again....
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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Look in your c:\windows\$hf_mig$ folder. Are your updates listed there ? If so, then you can click each one>update>update and hopefully reinstall them.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:24 PM
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I Did And Get"failed To Find "update.inf File"

Does This Message Mean That I Need To Update Them Alllll Again??!!!!


Oh Pleeeeeeeeeeease!@!!!!!!!
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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:28 PM
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A Security Update and a Hotfix are more or less the same thing. The exact definitions of both, as Microsoft uses the words, are on this Microsoft page.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:31 PM
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The Problem Is "i M Facing Problems With Validation"!!!

Microsoft Update Site Insists On Validating My Windows And It Seems That I Failed The Validation Somehow...can I Still Get The Updates??!!!i M Checking Install The Updates Automatically In The Security Center...control Panel...by The Way..so Don't Tell Me Do That Coz I Ve Already Done It...

I M Just Afraid That Without These Security Updates My System Will Be Vulnerable To Another Dreadful Crash As A Result Of The Endless Malwares Out There....oh They R Like Hell...u Know What I Mean.......


Please Help...
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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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No you need to own a legitimate copy of Windows to do that.. People who work for a living, have a right to be paid if they work in software also.
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