Huge results discrepency between Windows Update & Update Catalog?
- From: Ronin@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 7 Dec 2005 04:12:05 -0800
My goal: To download post XP Service Pack 2 updates and security
I recently created a 2nd partition on my mom's laptop and installed a
2nd copy of Windows XP Home Edition on it (OEM version of XP Home). I
also installed service pack 2 on this partition as well. I did this
because my mom recently bought a whole bunch of very expensive brain
wave related software/hardware and I didn't want anti-virus software
etc. causing any problems for her.
After installing SP2, I turned off the Automatic Updates service and
connected to the Internet. I went directly to the "Microsoft Update"
web site and downloaded/installed the programs that are required in
order to get that web site to work properly. I also visted the "Windows
Update Catalog" web site and repeated the above process in order to get
that web site to work properly as well.
I clicked on the "Custom Install" link within the "Microsoft Update"
web site and it found a whole bunch of security updates (around 23 MB
worth). The search results that came back were exactly what I expected
I then went to the "Update Catalog" web site and did a search for ALL
available updates. The search results that came back did NOT contain
any of the security type of patches that the "Microsoft Update" site
had shown me. Note: I did click on the Advanced Search option just to
make sure that all of the checkboxes were checked off.
Here is a small sample of the "Microsoft Update" web site search
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424) ...
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP
Here is a small sample of the "Update Catalog" web site search results
Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 - (Posted Date: December 03, 2003)
Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool - (Posted Date: September 30, 2003)
Does anyone know why all of the security patches are missing from my
"Update Catalog" search results?
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