Solved Second time Windows Update finds old update

March 24, 2017 at 11:29:15
Specs: Windows 64
For the second time in two months while checking for windows updates after installing newer updates it detects a older update from the past 2013-2016 which was never installed on my system. Any clue as to why this is happening? I did a clean install back in December of 2016. The update that popped up to install last night was KB3185319 which was released back in September of last year; this update was suggested after installing KB4012218 March 2017 preview of monthly quality rollup.

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March 24, 2017 at 19:07:14
Just to say that there was indeed a problem with the website and it looks like it was causing specs to show Windows 64 at times. I understand it has been fixed so if you should happen to raise a new post sometime it would be an idea to change it to
Windows 7. You should be able to do it by clearing and re-entering here:
https://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/m...

Thanks

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March 24, 2017 at 14:08:07
KB3185319 is a security update for IE11.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow...

KB4012218 fixes problems with KB4012215 (released March 14, 2017).

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...


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March 24, 2017 at 14:13:39
I'm aware of what both updates do. My question was why am I receiving a update that was provided back in September 2016 (KB3185319) on March 23rd 2017?

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March 24, 2017 at 14:28:52
As KB3185319 is a Cumulative IE update I would have expected it to have been superseded by a later one. Have you received any IE cumulative updates since that one in September? Also what IE version are you using?

If I can't help you maybe you can help me. We are getting stacks of folk who show Windows 64 in their spec. I just wondered why that is because Windows 64 is not an operating system. Just wondered it is something weird about this website. I assume your OS is Windows 7 as that is the forum you posted on.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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March 24, 2017 at 14:37:48
That was the only cumulative IE update that I received and the version i'm running on is 11.0.9600.18617
update version 11.0.40 (kb4012204)


I was under the impression that the Dec/Jan/etc. Security Monthly Rollup would have these cumulative updates for IE in them along with the other monthly updates.

Yes my os is Windows 7 64bit, If you are seeing this constant issue I would assume it's a site issue.


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#5
March 24, 2017 at 15:37:43
Maybe someone using Windows 7 64 bit will pipe up but in the meantime I'm inclined to assume that there was something needed in that September update which was not included in the rollups. You are probably OK if you are now receiving new updates and you don't receive any more old updates.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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March 24, 2017 at 15:58:16
Time will tell haha. I'm still assuming Microsoft is doing all they can to push 10 on people even if it means screwing with everyone else.

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March 24, 2017 at 19:07:14
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Just to say that there was indeed a problem with the website and it looks like it was causing specs to show Windows 64 at times. I understand it has been fixed so if you should happen to raise a new post sometime it would be an idea to change it to
Windows 7. You should be able to do it by clearing and re-entering here:
https://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/m...

Thanks

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