checking "Show Updates" doesn't reveal any Windows XP updates

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=, May 24, 2006.

  1. Hello all,

    I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows XP
    x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely, though,
    none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list even
    with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003 SP1.

    Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

    Thanks,
    Walter
     
    =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=, May 24, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=

    Martin S. Guest

    I would re-install iTunes/QuickTime first to see if this cures the
    problem....


    "wls508" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    > installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows XP
    > x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely, though,
    > none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list
    > even
    > with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003
    > SP1.
    >
    > Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Walter
     
    Martin S., May 26, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=

    Larry Hodges Guest

    I would dump the Crapple apps. But that's just me. Hope that helped...

    "wls508" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    > installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows XP
    > x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely, though,
    > none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list
    > even
    > with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003
    > SP1.
    >
    > Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Walter
     
    Larry Hodges, May 26, 2006
    #3
  4. See the thread "Recent Quicktime and iTunes problems" from 10 days ago.
    The latest Quicktime update doesn't work with KB908531.

    You have a choice of an older version of Quicktime or forgoing the security
    updates from KB908531.
    See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS06-015.mspx



    "wls508" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    > installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows XP
    > x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely, though,
    > none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list
    > even
    > with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003
    > SP1.
    >
    > Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Walter
     
    Dominic Payer, May 26, 2006
    #4
  5. I've tracked down one aspect of the problem to a conflict between the latest
    Quicktime and a Windows security update (as outlined in KB908531) as Dominic
    also pointed out. Sadly, this conflict keeps the latest Quicktime from
    running or from being conventionally uninstalled (I did finally uninstall it
    with a uninstall utility).

    My baseline issue remains though: does anyone have any idea why no Windows
    updates are listed in my "Add or Remove Programs" tool, regardless of whether
    the "show updates" box is checked or not. I'm at a loss of understanding how
    I'm supposed to uninstall a Windows update if it is not listed. Thanks.


    "wls508" wrote:

    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    > installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows XP
    > x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely, though,
    > none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list even
    > with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003 SP1.
    >
    > Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Walter
     
    =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=, May 26, 2006
    #5
  6. =?Utf-8?B?d2xzNTA4?=

    Martin S. Guest

    If you look in the Windows folder, normally C:\Windows, you should see all
    the updates listed in folders, if you look in the folders there will be an
    uninstall for each update. If you don't see them go to folder options and
    turn on "Show hidden files and folders".



    "wls508" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've tracked down one aspect of the problem to a conflict between the
    > latest
    > Quicktime and a Windows security update (as outlined in KB908531) as
    > Dominic
    > also pointed out. Sadly, this conflict keeps the latest Quicktime from
    > running or from being conventionally uninstalled (I did finally uninstall
    > it
    > with a uninstall utility).
    >
    > My baseline issue remains though: does anyone have any idea why no Windows
    > updates are listed in my "Add or Remove Programs" tool, regardless of
    > whether
    > the "show updates" box is checked or not. I'm at a loss of understanding
    > how
    > I'm supposed to uninstall a Windows update if it is not listed. Thanks.
    >
    >
    > "wls508" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello all,
    >>
    >> I'm trying to solve a multivariable problem. My iTunes/Quicktime
    >> installations have quit working, and I'd like to uninstall some Windows
    >> XP
    >> x64 updates (since everything worked fine before then). Strangely,
    >> though,
    >> none of the Windows updates show up in my "Add or Remove Programs" list
    >> even
    >> with the "show updates" option checked. I'm running XP x64 version 2003
    >> SP1.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Walter
     
    Martin S., May 26, 2006
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