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

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, May 24, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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?

    Guest, May 24, 2006
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    Martin S. Guest

    I would re-install iTunes/QuickTime first to see if this cures the
    Martin S., May 26, 2006
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    Larry Hodges Guest

    I would dump the Crapple apps. But that's just me. Hope that helped...
    Larry Hodges, May 26, 2006
  4. Dominic Payer, May 26, 2006
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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.
    Guest, May 26, 2006
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    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".
    Martin S., May 26, 2006
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