Switching to automatic updates presents old updates?

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May 27, 2016 at 14:36:48
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I was having problems with Windows Update. The dialog box would just sit there and present no status as to how much was downloaded. Download progress would stay at 0%. I turned on automatic updates and I started getting old updates in the list, some of them years old. I'm sure I would have already installed these updates so I hid them from view. Just went to check for updates again and 2 other years old updates appear. I have since set updates back to notify me when available. Why are old updates showing up with recent updates? I never had this issue before. I never used automatic updates, I always did updates after notification only. Now, because I switched on automatic updates and then switched it off again, these old updates are showing up. Any suggestions?

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#1
May 27, 2016 at 14:52:53
MS doesn't usually offer updates if you have them already. Are you quite certain you have them? If you haven't then it is likely to offer them when you turn Auto Updates back on.

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#2
May 27, 2016 at 17:54:08
I'll unhide the list and check. Thank you.

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#3
May 29, 2016 at 13:35:07
I checked and I didn't see the updates I hid in the update history. Of course, I could have passed on those updates for one reason or another. Anyway, if I install old updates would they undo more recent updates? Thanks.

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#4
May 29, 2016 at 14:29:29
"if I install old updates would they undo more recent updates?"

No. If you try to install updates that have been superseded or included in a later update then MS will prevent you from doing so.

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#5
May 31, 2016 at 13:57:45
My guess is the updates that were hidden reappeared when you switched to Automatic Updates.

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#6
May 31, 2016 at 19:29:40
OK. Thanks for your input.

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