Installed date column is missing from Windows>Control Panel>Programs & Features>View Installed Updates

Running Windows 7 Professional SP-1, I have the View Installed Updates window configured to show details (see screen shot).  Today, after removing an installed update, the column which shows the installation date is missing.  Restarting the system did not restore this column.  How can I recover it?View Installed Updates
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If you right-click on one of the columns, you can then select the columns to display:Capture.JPG-saige-

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If you click the organize button and select layout is details pane selected?

Also when you click organize button select menu bar click on view(Top Left). Make sure details is selected and go down to sort by and make sure installed on and descending is selected.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Right-click on an empty spot to the right of the Size column and you'll get this context menu:

Pick the columns you want (Installed On being one of them). You may want others (click More...) and you may want to select Size All Columns to Fit. Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Amazing what can happen in 10 minutes here at EE. :)
Agreed...  ;)

ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you to all Experts who commented.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Guess I'll have to be 2 minutes and 55 seconds faster next time when typing the text, bolding it so it's more readable, capturing the screenshot, cropping it, and uploading it. Do you really think that not giving credit to correct answers that are a few minutes apart is the right thing to do in the EE community?!
ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your comment.  I don't have an educated opinion in response to your question, except to say that I felt uncertain whether I was doing the appropriate thing at the time I awarded points.   It seemed to me that there was a correct and sufficient answer posted, and then essentially a duplicate of that answer posted a few minutes later.  I considered awarding points to both answers, but then I hesitated.  The question on my mind was:  is it fair to the first responder to reduce the number of points awarded, because another responder said essentially the same thing afterwards?   It seemed unfair, so I didn't divide the points.  That said, if EE community etiquette would require accepting multiple solutions, I want to conform to that.  Please let me know.
Either choice is perfectly valid depending upon your personal preference (game show mentality [the first correct response is the only correct response] vs. the class quiz mentality [everyone in the class has equal rights to points so long as they provide the correct response]).

In this case, the expert responses were close enough together that I would not have felt it unfair for you to award some credit to the other experts (understanding the some responses took a little more effort to produce).


P.S. -- If you do decide to award points to the other experts, you can use the link at the top of this EE PAQ to Request Attention and a moderator will gladly reopen the question.Capture.JPG
ddantesAuthor Commented:
That's helpful to know, thank you.  I've requested attention so that multiple answers can be accepted.  I'm afraid I can't award points to the second answer, because my original screen shot shows that the details pane was selected.

In order for me to understand EE better, does the division of points among Experts also divide some compensation among them?
Experts are not directly *paid* for their services to EE.  The points we earn can be used to get SWAG (t-shirts, etc) but thats normally not what makes an expert tick.  Most of the time, we help because we like helping.

ddantesAuthor Commented:
That's good to know. and makes me more at ease about sharing points, knowing that would not place anyone at a disadvantage.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Sorry for the delayed response — the dog needed a walk urgently. :)

I agree with saige's comment that either choice is perfectly valid. It's helpful to think about the process of answering a question. I, for one (and I'm sure many others), get email notifications of questions. When one interests me, I click on the link in the email, it comes up in a tab in my browser, I read the question, and then start working on a response — writing the answer in my favorite text editor, testing the solution to make sure it works, capturing screenshots to make the answer clearer, cropping those screenshots in my favorite photo editor, etc. — all done offline. In the meantime, the question is open in the browser tab. Then I go there — sometimes remembering to do a refresh to see what has happened, but more often than not (as in this case), simply copying/pasting the text into the Comment box, embedding screenshots where appropriate, and uploading file attachments, if needed.

As you can imagine, when I hit the Submit button, I often find that other comments have been posted in the interim (like this time) — sometimes just seconds apart (I recollect one instance of a one-second difference). In fact, I've had many cases when, upon hitting the Submit button, I see that the question has already been closed — and even more aggravating, deleted!

At the end of the day, it's a judgment call for the asker. I'd like to think that no one is sitting on a question, waiting for a good-looking answer from a high-ranking expert, and then rewriting the answer in a few minutes in an attempt to grab undeserved points — but with more than 100,000 members in EE, I suppose it's possible, and there's no way to stop that. But after some time in the EE community, we get a pretty good sense of the folks, and I'm guessing you know when someone is behaving in an upstanding manner and not pulling dirty tricks like that.

On a different, but related, front, the first answer may be "correct", but not the best answer (in this case it was — saige's comment was well-done and spot-on). For example, someone might post a bare-bones, one-liner that is, arguably, "correct", but a subsequent post might put a lot more meat on the bones, with a detailed description, step-by-step instructions, screenshots, etc. There's nothing wrong with accepting a later, better answer, even though one could say that an earlier answer had it largely right.

As saige pointed out, there's zero compensation for EE experts. The "currency" of EE is the Points system (and the occasional t-shirt, often donated by the experts through EE to charities). Regards, Joe
ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for elaborating, and for taking care of the dog first.  Your earlier comment brought to light a dilemma which I have sometimes faced in cases of multiple, similar, correct answers.  I've always understood that Experts are mainly motivated by generosity with their time and expertise.  But I also, mistakenly, believed that points translated into monetary remuneration.  That misunderstanding caused me to agonize about dividing points.  It will be easier, going forward.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
My thanks to eenookami for reopening it; to ddantes for reconsidering the situation and marking my post as an Assisted Solution; and to it_saige for willingly giving up points by saying that it would be fair to award credit to other experts and even explaining how to have the question reopened via the Request Attention mechanism — screenshot and all! Thanks very much to everyone...Regards, Joe
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