Windows 10: I seem to not be receiving updates to Windows anymore

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  1. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,847
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Feb 2018 #21

    as I recall, apart from the Malicious Software Removal Tool, the only other windows update released on the 13th was...

    KB4087256 Servicing stack update for Windows 10 v1709 - Feb. 13
    (includes the standalone links)

    Searching the update catalog, the last update before that was for Flash on 7th (which you said you had already got).
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  2. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       21 Feb 2018 #22

    meh,

    Cumulative updates are stand-alone updates. They do not need any other updates.

    There might or might not be other updates issued on the same day as a Cumulative update but they are not linked to it. There is no method for identifying an update's purpose as being to fix bugs or to update security other than any inference you can draw from the name of the update concerned.

    New updates might be identified after a Cumulative update is installed if that CU has been flagged by MS as being a prerequisite. There is no method for identifying them in advance [it would be a bit like asking Windows if there were any updates that you would need a week next Tuesday].

    Denis
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  3.    22 Feb 2018 #23

    Try3 said: View Post
    To see fuller update records you can use Event viewer -

    #1 Applications and services logs, Microsoft, Windows, WindowsUpdateClient, Operational, Events - 41, 31 {41 = successful update downloads, 31 = failures of update downloads}
    #2 Windows logs, Setup {this records particular updates but not all of them; it includes Event 4 restart warnings and Event 2 installation successful}
    #3 Windows logs, System, EventSources - WindowsUpdateClient, Event - 19 {update installation successes only}

    Notes

    • You can look in #1 to check that an update downloaded successfully and then #3 to check that it went on to complete a successful installation.
    • I find the presentation of #3 quite easy to export then work with because the description pane's General tab identifies the update concerned [whereas #1 forces you to dig inside the Details tab and that tab is not exported].
    • Note that #3 includes updates to Apps making it, as far as I have been able to find out, the only place where App updates are identified.
    • I only find #2 useful if I'm chasing down problems after having found an update listed in #1 but not in #3.
    • I do not yet understand what gets included in #2; no pattern is apparent.

    Denis
    Hmm...sorting through all of this, according to #1 and #3, KB074588 was downloaded. #2 says it was installed, but I can't find a record of successful installation in #3. Maybe the next update will sort it out.
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  4. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       22 Feb 2018 #24

    Smiley,

    I found it in my #3 but, whilst the KB number remained the same, the descriptive name recorded there is different so it would be easy to overlook.

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    Denis
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,847
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 Feb 2018 #25

    Try3 said: View Post
    ...whilst the KB number remained the same, the descriptive name recorded there is different so it would be easy to overlook.
    Same short name is shown if you look in Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates. It is the same thing, but you have to check the KB number to be sure.
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  6. Posts : 69
    Windows 9 (aka Windows 10)
    Thread Starter
       03 Mar 2018 #26

    I just want to extend my warmest and most bitterly sarcastic gratitude to everyone who hijacked this thread and therefore made sure it became useless to me, and thereby ensured I rely less and less on this site. It's 2018 and yet somehow we are still taking over forum threads rather than starting our own.

    No, my original issue is not resolved.

    And please understand that I will not be reading replies. I'm seriously considering dispensing with my forum ID, which I realize will impact no one but me.

    Again, I'm not reading replies, so don't bother. I do thank anyone who tried to help.
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