Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And system administrator decided to uninstall this update from Control Panel, but couldn't find it in "View installed updates" section of "Programs and features" part, but found it in "View update history" section of "Windows update" part.

Then he decided to download that update and run install/uninstall manually, but...

Package listed in registry, but dism doesn't report it with /online - this update is removed from Windows Updates by Microsoft now: http://pastebin.com/J5QpQXg0

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  • gets popcorn why did u decide to install this manually and not through windows update manager? Sep 22, 2013 at 18:23
  • it didn't show up
    – GioMac
    Sep 22, 2013 at 18:24
  • hmm, then why exactly did you try install it, are you 100% sure its for your OS build? Sep 22, 2013 at 18:25
  • I want to uninstall it.
    – GioMac
    Sep 22, 2013 at 18:25
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    Read the story carefully :)
    – GioMac
    Sep 22, 2013 at 18:44

1 Answer 1


Looks like this is expected situation. Update is still visible in history and is still reported as installed by the installer. Problem was solved by uninstalling newer update - "KB2872339".

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