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Re-patching after W98se re-install.

By Power Natto ·
I re-ran W98se setup.exe after the GUI went strange on me after a year of use - it was not a fresh install. I cleared the internet cache, history, and the Windows Update folder before running Windows Update. However, Update reports no new downloads available so a file somewhere is still holding the previous downloads history.
Advice much appreciated!

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by dmiles In reply to Re-patching after W98se r ...

Because you got no new updates to download,the registry would be holding the settings
You can cheeck the following for the folder
But after running the install over the previous OS install you have to re-install the files from the net that you have lost or did not backup.

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by Power Natto In reply to

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I suppose you mean the Windows DownloadedProgramFiles folder that can hold certain WU files; however, non were present in this case.

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by TheChas In reply to Re-patching after W98se r ...

Did you select to save the new version of files as Windows installed?

If so, you may not need any updates.

For a "reality" check, download and run Belarc Advisor.

Among other things, Belarc lists and verifies installed security updates on your PC.
Any updates that do not verify need to be re-installed.

You can either download and install the updates manually by going to the referenced knowledge base article.
(the number for the security fix matches a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)


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by TheChas In reply to

Just checked a recently patched W98 system.

There is a file Windows Update.log along with a number of other files that have nearly the same time and date.

Reg Save Log.txt

Hope this helps.


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by Power Natto In reply to

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Hello Chas,
I think you meant "save the old version files" at setup, I chose not to save.
In any case the Belarc utility was brilliant, I don't know why I didn't think of it as it saved my bacon before. It listed all the hotfixes, both verified and not verified (failed), and with direct links to M$ for each patch for further info and downloading. Only three needed to be redone. Many thanks!

PS As your listing of files in your comment, others I found in my search of the solution include wuhistv3.log, and the following dlls: wuv3is, wudetect, wupdatto, and wuredirb.

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