12th February 2014, 20:30 #1
Windows Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes.
A number of updates downloaded yesterday.
The updates went through their configuration and the system rebooted.
I saw the message telling me that the the updates had not configured properly and that the system will revert.
I have checked in Windows Update utility and I see 6 updates (important), but only 5 are checked. The one unchecked is a .NET framework for Vista (KB 2858725).
Bearing in mind what occurred (configuration fault) what is the best course of action.
I was thinking of checking the .Net update so that all 6 are checked and clicking OK.
12th February 2014, 22:22 #2
I would let the 5 install then go back and check for updates again. The update utility leaves updates unchecked when they should not be installed at the same time as other updates.
13th February 2014, 03:52 #3
In my eagerness, I have installed them all at the same time.
On rebooting, things seem to be fine.
I checked updates, there are now no important updates to be installed.
I will remember your advice next time - I did not realise (I thought the unticked box meant an optional update, but was advisable rather than important - hence listed in the important section.
On a related point.
I noted that one of the optional updates is MS Silverlight.
Evidently, this programme will give me better web experiences.
Do you advise installing it?
13th February 2014, 17:45 #4
I have had problems several times with .NET framework updates, and I have found that itīs best to install them seperately.
First install only .NET framework, then install the rest.
There are securityrisks with Silverlight.
So install it only if you really need it...
Some Microsoft webbsites use Silverlight, but I have not seen any need for it elsewhere.
14th February 2014, 10:40 #5
Thank you for responding.
Originally Posted by hackerman1
Even though I installed .NET and the other updates simultaneously things seem to working alright.
I don't think I need Silverlight.
Ps. I have looked at the Update History and see two identical security updates for .NET, and another two identical for .NET sp2. All on the same day.
I assume that duplicates simply overright existing programmes.
I checked Programs and Features and see one .NET 4.5.1
Last edited by anon_priv; 14th February 2014 at 14:07.