What happens to update data when system is shut down before completing to install an update?

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Windows XP update
What happens to a data update when the computer crashes or suddently shuts down before it completes installing the update?  When the computer is turned back on and another update check is made, it indicates the program updated.  Would the information lost during the shutdown ever be recovered? I am using Windows XP.

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ATT Mcafee Viruscan for Windows XP

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  • ToddN2000
    It depends on how the vendor handles the updates. It can be done numerous ways but should clean up after itself. That is as long as you ran an update cleanly from start to finish after the failure.
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