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Vista System Restore effect on Microsoft Updates

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  • Started 6 years ago by alschuler206
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alschuler206
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My system installed 3 Microsoft Updates for Vista on the morning of 8/29/07. Later in the day the system locked up on the desktop multiple times so I rebooted in the Windows Safe Mode. This resulted in an automatic "System Restore" to a point prior to the 3 updates. I don't know if the updates had anything to do with my problem but the system is now running fine and Microsoft Update thinks that the 3 updates are still installed.

Are the updates still installed after a system restore? Or do I need to reinstall them somehow manually?

Thank you,

Al

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Scott
Scott
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More than likely they are still installed. Especially if you've run another Update and Windows is up to date.

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supermansghost
supermansghost
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I'm not completely sure about this, but I don't think system restore necessarily uninstalls updates to the system.

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Scott
Scott
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"....Once the update is downloaded, the user is presented with the opportunity to install the update on the user's system. When the user chooses to install the update, the System Restore feature will create a restore point before the actual installation of the update begins. If the user restores after files are downloaded but before the installation of the update occurs, the downloaded files will not be removed by the restore operation."

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-.....97627.aspx

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alschuler206
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The restore point that Windows Safe Mode invoked was prior to the download and installation of the updates.

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Scott
Scott
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Yes, but as you stated, "the system installed 3 updates....".

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