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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  rc primak 2 weeks ago.

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    • #1980127 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Saw this posted by DavidGman on Reddit. I’ll just drop it here and back away slowly….
      [See the full post at: Update no update]

    • #1980177 Reply

      ChuckWW
      AskWoody Plus

      That would be hilarious if it wasn’t so pitiful. I must confess, though, I did snicker when I saw it.

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    • #1980178 Reply

      davelr
      AskWoody Plus

      That showed up on two of our 1903 systems after KB4522016 was installed. Installing KB4524147 made it go away, but then of course one of the systems had print problems…

    • #1980215 Reply

      anonymous

      This happens when you are too far out of date and missing servicing stack in order to get the latest cumulative update.

      Nothing new or exciting

      • #1980295 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Plus

        Pretty sure this also happens if you install Windows 10, turn it off for a few months, then turn it back on in a no-networking environment.

        The OS doesn’t need to check online to see if you’re out of date, after all.  It knows there will be new updates every month.

         

    • #1980233 Reply

      pHROZEN gHOST
      AskWoody Lounger

      It just means you are missing the “no update” updates.

      And there are -0 (minus zero) of them.

      Byte me!

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    • #1980632 Reply

      If this were not in earnest, I would say,

      “Any comment would mar the supreme idiocy and simplicity of this moment.”

      As it is not, and people are actually seeing this, all I can do is sigh. (With facepalm.)

      Can you imagine: at an altitude of 50 miles, doing God knows what Mach, the engines cut out and the Astronaut sees this:

      something-happened-windows

      “Mission Control, we have a, er, ‘Something Happened.”

      (Remember when cars had actual gauges, and not the “check engine” light? I actually know a fellow who got the CEL, stopped the car, opened the hood and said, “Well, it looks OK to me….half of it could be missing and it would still look OK to me.”) Ah, the blessings of Technology… 🙂

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Wait for the all-clear", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
      --
      "...All the people, all the time..." (Peter Ustinov ad-lib from "Logan's Run")

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      • #1980876 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        Remember when cars had actual gauges, and not the “check engine” light?

        Meh. I also remember cars that didn’t have much in the way of engine lights, gauges or anything – you were supposed to know if it was OK by sound and feel. Compared to that, an OBD2 dongle is an improvement.

        If only we had a similar generalized working diagnostic port in computers. (Yes, it’d have to be better protected than most cars’ OBD2 ports.) With operating system state information and log buffers as well…

        (Yes, I know, brand-specific options at least for servers exist. With time-based licensing…)

        • #1981348 Reply

          I wish they did too! Someday PC’s will display accurate diagnostic info, repair the issue if they can, and if they can’t, tell you so. (Dream on…)

          I’m a bit of an old-gearhead (had about 19 cars in my life) …when I bought my current falling-apart 18-year old wonder, I was going to insist that they put oil pressure, system voltage, and transmission oil temp gauges in…but I got such a great deal on it I felt it would be pressing the issue; they looked mad enough already. (Zero down, fixed price, no interest for 60 months.)

          But that IS a great idea…a “diagnostic port”.

          Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Wait for the all-clear", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
          --
          "...All the people, all the time..." (Peter Ustinov ad-lib from "Logan's Run")

    • #1994430 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody_MVP

      Another time this can happen is if for some reason, a Windows Update installed, but some system files were prevented from being properly updated during the restart phase or earlier. Sometimes the Update History will show that an update did not successfully install, but Windows Update refuses to try to reinstall it. This can be the fault of third party security programs, but it can have other causes as well. Belarc Advisor will also report that certain patches are not installed when MS Update reports they are installed and they appear in the Update History as successfully installed.  Same usual causes.

       

      -- rc primak

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