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Update installation query

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jan, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jan

    Jan Flightless Bird

    I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates that
    update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website shows
    that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Jan" <Jan@Jan.com> wrote in message
    news:eJ3pSqUBLHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates that
    >update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    >shows that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?


    What version of "Wordpad.exe" do you actually have on the machine?

    C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories
    "Wordpad.exe"

    If you have KB923561 sucessfully installed then "Wordpad.exe" should be
    showing as version 5.1.2600.5584.

    If you choose to uninstall and reinstall KB923561, uninstall it using
    ADD|REMOVE Programs. Then download and install the manual package found
    here:
    KB923561
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...9a-503e-43dd-a78a-c1bc764fd213&displaylang=en

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove Programs
    (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is checked)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Jan wrote:
    > I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates that
    > update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    > shows
    > that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    > re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?
     
  4. Jan

    Jan Flightless Bird

    My computer is a HP and I don't have Wordpad.exe. I have a Microsoft Works
    Word Processor.
    The security update KB923561 is listed in my Add/Remove Programs also dated
    as installed on 16-04-2009.
    Jan.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e4N6yIZBLHA.6116@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove
    > Programs (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is
    > checked)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Jan wrote:
    >> I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates
    >> that
    >> update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    >> shows
    >> that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >> re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?

    >
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    If you have XP, you have Wordpad. Donald already told you the location:

    C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories

    If KB923561 is listed in Add/Remove Programs, I'd say you have it. :) I
    would listen to Microsoft before Belarc in this situation.


    Jan wrote:
    > My computer is a HP and I don't have Wordpad.exe. I have a Microsoft
    > Works Word Processor.
    > The security update KB923561 is listed in my Add/Remove Programs also
    > dated as installed on 16-04-2009.
    > Jan.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e4N6yIZBLHA.6116@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove
    >> Programs (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is
    >> checked)?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Jan wrote:
    >>> I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor"
    >>> indicates that
    >>> update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update
    >>> website shows
    >>> that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >>> re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Trust me, Wordpad is installed & present on your computer.

    You do not need to uninstall/reinstall the update.

    Jan wrote:
    > My computer is a HP and I don't have Wordpad.exe. I have a Microsoft Works
    > Word Processor.
    > The security update KB923561 is listed in my Add/Remove Programs also
    > dated
    > as installed on 16-04-2009.
    > Jan.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e4N6yIZBLHA.6116@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove
    >> Programs (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is
    >> checked)?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Jan wrote:
    >>> I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates
    >>> that
    >>> update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    >>> shows
    >>> that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >>> re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?
     
  7. Jan

    Jan Flightless Bird

    Thanks again for your assistance. Obviously you are experienced with
    computers and very confident about this. However I checked in the
    Accessories folder as suggested and in my computer it is empty. In a
    "Search" for Wordpad however it came up with 18 references for Wordpad in
    C:/1386 that used 4 different file names: EX_file, IN-file, CH_ and HL_ I
    was unable to open any of them. I have noticed before that Hewlett Packard
    load their programs like Windows XP Home on computers not necessarily
    identical to the original. I noticed in the Windows file association
    website that there are several free download programs to open assorted
    files. As I am not a computer wizard the question is do I need to go through
    this procedure plus other possible problems hoping I'll be successful just
    to confirm a particular Wordpad version?
    Perhaps I should go with the Windows Update indication that KB923561 was
    installed successfully.

    Jan.


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O3ndNhgBLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Trust me, Wordpad is installed & present on your computer.
    >
    > You do not need to uninstall/reinstall the update.
    >
    > Jan wrote:
    >> My computer is a HP and I don't have Wordpad.exe. I have a Microsoft
    >> Works
    >> Word Processor.
    >> The security update KB923561 is listed in my Add/Remove Programs also
    >> dated
    >> as installed on 16-04-2009.
    >> Jan.
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:e4N6yIZBLHA.6116@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove
    >>> Programs (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is
    >>> checked)?
    >>> --
    >>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Jan wrote:
    >>>> I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates
    >>>> that
    >>>> update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    >>>> shows
    >>>> that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >>>> re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?

    >
     
  8. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Jan" <Jan@Jan.com> wrote in message
    news:-OuSNnAiBLHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks again for your assistance. Obviously you are experienced with
    > computers and very confident about this. However I checked in the
    > Accessories folder as suggested and in my computer it is empty. In a
    > "Search" for Wordpad however it came up with 18 references for Wordpad in
    > C:/1386 that used 4 different file names: EX_file, IN-file, CH_ and HL_
    > I was unable to open any of them. I have noticed before that Hewlett
    > Packard load their programs like Windows XP Home on computers not
    > necessarily identical to the original. I noticed in the Windows file
    > association website that there are several free download programs to open
    > assorted files. As I am not a computer wizard the question is do I need to
    > go through this procedure plus other possible problems hoping I'll be
    > successful just to confirm a particular Wordpad version?
    > Perhaps I should go with the Windows Update indication that KB923561 was
    > installed successfully.


    As I stated in a previous reply to you, "wordpad.exe" should be located in
    the following folder on your hard drive:
    C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories

    If it's not located there then you have somehow deleted it from your
    machine("it is a common mistake people make when doing a thorough clean-up
    of their computer"), and that is why Belarc is flagging it(because it can
    not find the file "wordpad.exe").

    Use ADD|REMOVE Programs to uninstall KB923561, then check to see if the
    uninstall process put "wordpad.exe" back into the following folder:
    C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories

    If it did, then download the manual install package for KB923561 and install
    it to updade "wordpad.exe".
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...9a-503e-43dd-a78a-c1bc764fd213&displaylang=en

    If no joy, remove KB923561 once again using ADD|Remove Programs.
    Following the instructions here for installing WordPad:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5087979_reinstall-wordpad.html
    Then reinstall KB923561:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...9a-503e-43dd-a78a-c1bc764fd213&displaylang=en

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell



    >
    > Jan.
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O3ndNhgBLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Trust me, Wordpad is installed & present on your computer.
    >>
    >> You do not need to uninstall/reinstall the update.
    >>
    >> Jan wrote:
    >>> My computer is a HP and I don't have Wordpad.exe. I have a Microsoft
    >>> Works
    >>> Word Processor.
    >>> The security update KB923561 is listed in my Add/Remove Programs also
    >>> dated
    >>> as installed on 16-04-2009.
    >>> Jan.
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:e4N6yIZBLHA.6116@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Is "Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)" listed in Add/Remove
    >>>> Programs (after making certain the Show Updates box at the top is
    >>>> checked)?
    >>>> --
    >>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Jan wrote:
    >>>>> I have Windows XP Home SP3. A scan with my "Belarc Advisor" indicates
    >>>>> that
    >>>>> update KB923561 has to be re-installed. Yet the Windows update website
    >>>>> shows
    >>>>> that this update was successfully completed on 16-04-2009. Is
    >>>>> re-installation really necessary now and how do I do this?

    >>

    >
    >
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Donald Anadell wrote:
    <snip>
    > As I stated in a previous reply to you, "wordpad.exe" should be located in
    > the following folder on your hard drive:
    > C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories
    >
    > If it's not located there then you have somehow deleted it from your
    > machine("it is a common mistake people make when doing a thorough clean-up
    > of their computer"), and that is why Belarc is flagging it(because it can
    > not find the file "wordpad.exe")...


    Restore Wordpad.Exe (Line 308, Right)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
     
  10. Jan

    Jan Flightless Bird

    Your assistance was much appreciated. I have now installed Wordpad,
    uninstalled and reinstalled KB 923561 and all seems to be OK now. Even a new
    Belarc scan now approves. As a matter of interest the Kellys_Korner
    restoration brought back an older version of Wordpad and I re-installed it
    with Donald's website link. This had the correct version.
    Again Thanks.
    Jan.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OMxa9glBLHA.4400@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Donald Anadell wrote:
    > <snip>
    >> As I stated in a previous reply to you, "wordpad.exe" should be located
    >> in
    >> the following folder on your hard drive:
    >> C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories
    >>
    >> If it's not located there then you have somehow deleted it from your
    >> machine("it is a common mistake people make when doing a thorough
    >> clean-up
    >> of their computer"), and that is why Belarc is flagging it(because it can
    >> not find the file "wordpad.exe")...

    >
    > Restore Wordpad.Exe (Line 308, Right)
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
     
  11. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Jan" <Jan@Jan.com> wrote in message
    news:-O8fNzc4BLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Your assistance was much appreciated. I have now installed Wordpad,
    > uninstalled and reinstalled KB 923561 and all seems to be OK now. Even a
    > new Belarc scan now approves. As a matter of interest the Kellys_Korner
    > restoration brought back an older version of Wordpad and I re-installed it
    > with Donald's website link. This had the correct version.
    > Again Thanks.


    You're welcome Jan, glad you got it sorted out.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    > Jan.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OMxa9glBLHA.4400@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Donald Anadell wrote:
    >> <snip>
    >>> As I stated in a previous reply to you, "wordpad.exe" should be located
    >>> in
    >>> the following folder on your hard drive:
    >>> C:/Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories
    >>>
    >>> If it's not located there then you have somehow deleted it from your
    >>> machine("it is a common mistake people make when doing a thorough
    >>> clean-up
    >>> of their computer"), and that is why Belarc is flagging it(because it
    >>> can
    >>> not find the file "wordpad.exe")...

    >>
    >> Restore Wordpad.Exe (Line 308, Right)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    >
    >
     

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