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asavage70 Windows 7
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PSI says that Windows 7 is up to date when it isn't, Belarc Advisor says 18 security updates missing!

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Leendert Kip Windows 7
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That's strange. I have Windows 7 64bit too. Installed last Windows update June 4th. Both PSI and Belarc report no issues. Did you check for Windows updates by running Windows update manually?

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asavage70 RE: Windows 7
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I've been trying to do a manual update for weeks, update bar just keeps going and gets no updates, not worked since March, so no updates for April or May.
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Leendert Kip Windows 7
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Belarc reports missing updates because you were unable to install updates since March. That makes it strange that PSI reports nothing. I don't understand why manual update doesn't work, maybe another forum member can help you with that. Did you try automatic update?

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asavage70 RE: Windows 7
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Automatic updates are on so don't know why it isn't updating. I don't connect the laptop that often to the internet.
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Leendert Kip Windows 7
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That might be the reason. If you connect to the internet now & then during short periods Windows update doesn't have the time to search for updates, download them and install. I have a laptop as a backup machine which I update once a week. I run Windows update manually and install manually. For you the best solution is, I think, do the same: switch on, connect to the internet, select Windows update settings (left side of the screen)set Windows update to 'never search for updates' and press OK in the lower bar, start Windows update and let it run till you see that the updates are downloaded, then select all updates and install. Because you have 18 updates to install I predict that it will run for a long time. During installation it can happen that you see one or more warnings asking you to reboot, if so, do that and restart update when the the laptop is online again. Before starting this you can take a look at Windows updates history where you see when the last updates were installed. I'm curious which date it was. I hope this helps you. Contact me again if something isn't clear enough or further problems come up.


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rd52 RE: Windows 7
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you might try running the Windows Update Fix It tool. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-upd...
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Leendert Kip Windows 7
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Hi @rd52, I know that this tool is available to solve technical problems with Windows updates. However, I didn't mention this to @asavage70 yet because I thinks there's no technical problem with Windows 7 on his laptop. Because he told me he's starting and connecting his laptop to the internet just 'now and then' and for short periods Windows updates didn't get enough time to do the job. And that's exactly what I experience with my laptop as I explained. I now wait the outcome of @asavage70' actions as advised in my post.

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Laptop: MSI GT780DX
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rd52 RE: Windows 7
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on 8th Jun, 2016 21:29, Leendert Kip wrote:
Hi @rd52, I know that this tool is available to solve technical problems with Windows updates. However, I didn't mention this to @asavage70 yet because I thinks there's no technical problem with Windows 7 on his laptop. Because he told me he's starting and connecting his laptop to the internet just 'now and then' and for short periods Windows updates didn't get enough time to do the job. And that's exactly what I experience with my laptop as I explained. I now wait the outcome of @asavage70' actions as advised in my post.


Leender Kip, The reason I recommended it was: it is easy, takes a couple of minutes, will not harm his machine, and will pinpoint and fix problems with Windows update. It would be nice to cross that off the list of problems, in case that it is just a Windows' Update problem. I just downloaded and ran it on my machine (W7/Pro/64) before giving the link in my prior post (it said my computer was OK).
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asavage70 RE: Windows 7
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on 8th Jun, 2016 21:09, rd52 wrote:
you might try running the Windows Update Fix It tool. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-upd...

Already did the fix it tool, it fixed a corrupt or missing file and a couple of other things.
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asavage70 RE: Windows 7
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on 7th Jun, 2016 17:57, Leendert Kip wrote:
That might be the reason. If you connect to the internet now & then during short periods Windows update doesn't have the time to search for updates, download them and install. I have a laptop as a backup machine which I update once a week. I run Windows update manually and install manually. For you the best solution is, I think, do the same: switch on, connect to the internet, select Windows update settings (left side of the screen)set Windows update to 'never search for updates' and press OK in the lower bar, start Windows update and let it run till you see that the updates are downloaded, then select all updates and install. Because you have 18 updates to install I predict that it will run for a long time. During installation it can happen that you see one or more warnings asking you to reboot, if so, do that and restart update when the the laptop is online again. Before starting this you can take a look at Windows updates history where you see when the last updates were installed. I'm curious which date it was. I hope this helps you. Contact me again if something isn't clear enough or further problems come up.



Thanks, tried that and it worked. However, laptop froze up and had to reboot then lost the updates. I will redo again tomorrow.

Thanks for your help.
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