Windows 7 update installing updates from 2011, after being run repeatedly

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by x509, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. x509

    x509 [H]ard|Gawd

    Sep 20, 2009
    So I built up a new system a few days ago, clean install of Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a new SSD. :D

    Then I ran Windows update. Got something like 134 updates the first time I ran it. :eek: I figured that this was a big catchup, but I was wrong. I keep running Update and it keeps finding "new" updates. Thing is, many of them are from 2011.

    Why didn't Windows install every single outstanding update the first time I ran it.

    Any way to identify outstanding updates and force them to be installed?
  2. Lord Nassirbannipal

    Lord Nassirbannipal [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 1, 2005
    Because some updates are incremental and require others to be installed first.

    One thing you can do is slipstream Service Pack 1 into your install disc. This will take care of a lot of the updates.