Getting updates after factory reset

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Ellenrita Posts 3 Registration date Thursday March 13, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 13, 2014 - Mar 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Ellenrita Posts 3 Registration date Thursday March 13, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 13, 2014 - Mar 13, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Two days ago my computer(after many probs) locked me out could not fix. I did manage to go back to factory reset successfully. Now there is a large volume of upgrades I do not have from 2009. Can I get IE and other things up to date?

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,835
Mar 13, 2014 at 03:52 PM
The Microsoft Windows update site will provide your updates. It will send you a hundred or more updates and will take many hours if not days. You will finish a set of updates then the application will find more. Eventually it will finish.

Good Luck
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Ellenrita Posts 3 Registration date Thursday March 13, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Thank you for quick reply. Hoping that is so my updates so far are 'pending', guess the lastest can not be put onto the empty hole. Just wonder if I update IE myself if it will mess up the order of previous updates to come.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,835
Mar 13, 2014 at 04:14 PM
That's a good question. With this level of complexity nothing is ever assured. I just reinstalled Vista on an old computer. It went through 3 or 4 cycles of updates before it finished. Sometimes updates failed the first time and then completed the second time. Some updates of IE require you to only select/update IE and require a restart before any other updates can be installed.

For security reasons I would suggest you not extensively browse the internet until all the updates have been completed. Perhaps the first item to download would be a good anti-virus product.
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Ellenrita Posts 3 Registration date Thursday March 13, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Noticing today that each time I shut down I get more updates a few do fail - glad to hear you did this w/Vista. I am now getting update form 2014 and 2010 not too many. Have McAfee will make sure it is on nd thank you.
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