Solved programs lost after microsoft updates installed

December 13, 2013 at 06:28:42
Specs: Windows 7
how to retrieve lost programs after Microsoft updates deleted them
lost sony pictures programs and Spanish language software ( both purchased )

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December 13, 2013 at 09:05:09
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You didn't keep backup copies of the installation packages for your purchased software?
Very unwise indeed.

Maybe only the application shortcuts were deleted, so have a look in the relevant folders in Windows Explorer. See if there is a Sony folder containing the application's executable file, and same for the Spanish Language software (in a different folder of course).

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December 13, 2013 at 09:53:03
thanks for the reply so quickly. the exe files were there I and was able to restore. I did keep backups but they were originally time consuming to install because sony's software crashed my pc & I had to call both manufacturers for patches .Would another solution (in case something similar occurs again) also be a last known config option ? Thanks very much for your help.

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December 13, 2013 at 12:44:28
System Restore would do it (just type it in search). This means that you would have to do without the associated Windows updates - not so good if they were for security.

Do you know what particular updates did this?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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