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Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

Question: Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

How do I installing something during the Windows Setup Menu's Installing features and Installing updates? John

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Preferred Solution: Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

How do you do what during that phase of install? You don't need to do anything except wait.

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Hi community,
i have a old ide motherboard with a sata hdd connected onto it with a convertor and have tried to do a clean installation windows 7 ultimate RTM on it. Except heres the problem. When it comes up to the "Installing Updates" stage nothing happens. It just stays like that untill 2 hrs later it says that the installtion media could not be acessed. I have tried restarting the setup but it still doesnt work
Please HELP!


CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
HDD: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 SATA

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Setup stuck on Installing Updates step

First use the MS site Upgrade Advisor, make sure that there are not any known conflicts. If that comes up negative, back up your hard drive (make an image). Boot up from the DVD not your OS. When you get to the screen that asks if you want custom or upgrade, hit upgrade, chose advanced, then format. It should work.
If you have an upgrade disc, do not put your key number in until the process is completed and you have tried it for a while. Win or lose let us know what happens.

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As a process of upgrading my system I installed a critical update for WERs as a part of the Recovery and Restore upgrades. After rebooting I immediately received a massive BSOD which was attended by a a minidump.  What should I do to fix this problem? Each attempt to boot up the system has failed unless I boot in SAFE MODE. Is there are way to remove the WER update? How? What is WER anyway? I am attempting to avoid a system wide restore initiative. Is this problem related to the BIOS?  TIA

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To give you some back story, I built my computer the end of August 2012. Ran Smoothly. I decided to get a 60 gig SSD to be the partition that stored Windows. I didnt have much stored on the Main HD so I deleted my original 2TB HD and tried installing on the SSD... found that the SSD was bad and sent it back. Decided just to stick with the 2TB HD. Had some issues installing windows back onto the HD as it would just hang up. Finally managed to get windows installed, had some "Not genuine" issues but that resolved after multiple restarts. That brings me to where I am at today and I feel as though the system has been getting worse. I would normally be fine with just a clean install but with all the issues I had with that initially I am very skeptical of trying it again. I have 5 important updates and 7 optional updates all of which do not install. The Installer just sits on Downloading updates and I have left it overnight with still no result. I am not sure if this is even my main issue but I am beyond the point of figuring it out myself so any help would be appreciated

I downloaded the System Readiness Tool and it Ran. I tried running the sfc /scannow in Admin cmd prompt mode and get a "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" I attached my CBS file. Any help you could give or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)

Hello and welcome Faticus just as matter of interest why did you give up on the SSD? was not it under warranty?

That is heck of a drive to be installing on mate just how did you prepare it for the install?

You can run a chkdsk in Windows too > My Computer > right click on the drive > Properties > Tools > Check now - then follow the points in my pic.
You then reboot and it will start a chkdsk (in DOS).

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?

Answer:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.

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Dear sir,I bought a Lenovo G580 [59337032] laptop about a month ago.It had no OS installed. I installed Fedora 17 in it.But after installing Fedora, I can't be able to access the BIOS setup menu by pressing F2.And also my boot order rearranged.While pressing F12 during boot, the boot devices list appears.But the first entry is Fedora, 2nd is Ethernet, 3rd is HDD, 4th is DVD drive.I found a similar problem in this forum. But the solution [disconnect the HDD and press F2 during boot]of that problem did not work in my case. I also deleted the recovery partion of lenovo.My BIOS version is 62CN34WW How can I fix my BIOS? Now my OS is Windows7.

Answer:BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Hi, I too faced the same problem. I have given my laptop the authorised service centers. They said that since bios upadte is not availabel ..entirte motherboard needs to be replaced. They ordered for a new motherboard but it not getting delivered to the service center since 2 weeks. cheers 

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Updates install just fine but optional features like fonts etc. don't.

My OS is in Finnis, but it says: Language settings, download failed, more information.

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Hi All,
So after my recent upgrade to Windows 10, about 2 days in, Windows automatically tries to install new features as it says in the notification pop up in the task bar "Installing new features" and then subsequently another message pops up saying that if failed to install the new features and gives an option to see more details.
Clicking this option brings up a blank PC settings window. I've searched this on google and found topics and threads only on the fail of the actual upgrade to Windows 10. This happens several times throughout the day, every day. Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Installing new features fails in Windows 10

Open C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete the contents of the folder.
How to do it is explained in Point 11 here: Windows Updates fail to install in Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Now try again. Hope this helps. PS: See this if your Settings app is give you trouble.

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Since installing the windows 10 features update couple of months back, I am having trouble with my audio. There is a problem with the speakers when playing audio, I think it could be a problem with the RealTek audio driver as I uninstalled it and tested audio with the Microsoft HD audio driver and there are no problems, however the audio is so quiet. I have tried everything from BIOS updates, uninstalling and reinstalling the realtek driver, lots of troubleshooting and nothing has worked so far. When I play any audio the sound starts off fine, for example I'm watching a Youtube video and the sound is perfect, but when i drag the slider along to skip a part of the video the sound starts to crackle. It's difficult to explain the sound it makes but it sounds like there is too much bass or like it's under water. I had no problems with the sound before, even when I installed Windows 10 for the first time the sound was still perfect. I just noticed this problem ever since i had a recent update for the Windows 10 features update.

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Hi I just put together some new components for my computer
AMD athlon X3 440, biostar TA 880GB+ motherboard, I used my old sata harddrive, EVGA GTS 250, and i got DDR3 memory along with my other components from frys.

The installation goes normal but all of a sudden goes to a blue screen during the finalization and i am not able to boot windows anymore.
I switched from vga to to DVI, i switched from onboard video to the nvidia gts 250 video.
The only thing that worked was installing windows XP and that worked, but after that I tried installing windows & again and it went to a blue screen just before install finished.
I am so frustrated this is probably my 10th computer built it had never happened.
I checked the bios the revision date seemed to be within a few months, way newer than my windows 7 disc

Answer:BCOD During finalizing part of Installing Windows 7 Please help!!!!

I pulled out the video card installed using vga port
now I keep getting blue screens while trying to install the video card drivers after plugging it in

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So far I've installed Windows 7 Professional in my new build, plus some utilities, got all the patches, etc., and THEN I noticed that the BIOS was set to IDE mode for the HDDs. This issue gives me a two-part headache.
Part 1 headache - manageable
When I switched to the BIOS setting to AHCI, Windows would start to boot, then the system would reset itself. I did some searches and opinions seem to be mixed as to what I should do :
- Reload Windows after configuring the drives to AHCI.
- Run an elaborate fix from Microsoft here:

Part 2 headache - may be worse!

Once this system is up and running, I want to move 3 SATA HDDs from my old system into my new one. The old system has an Adaptec SATA controller, model 1420-SA. This model supports hot-plug and Native Command Queuing. Does that mean that these drives are already being accessed via AHCI?

These three drives contain data only, no OS installs. If for some reason, these drives were accessed in IDE mode, can they work successfully in my new system in AHCI mode?

Answer:changing from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows - two-part headache!

Part 1: Reinstall Windows, it sucks, but it's not worth the headache of trying to get it to work.
Part 2: Does that Adaptec have a usable BIOS during system bootup to check how it's set?

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Do MS consider Android O and IOS 11 features in making new features in Windows 10 upcoming updates?

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Welp, i'm upgrading to Windows 10! But it hangs on this part... Do you guys got any ideas on how to speed this part up? And yes, I am a huge Undertale fan!

Answer:Windows 10 Setup hangs on the "Getting Updates" part.


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Hi, I have an old midi keyboard which I previously used to download and upload midi data from my computer. Since I installed windows 7x64 bit, midi will no longer work, apparently will only work on 32 bit systems. I still have the original XP installation disc and would like to install this on my hard drive to run the midi keyboard but am not sure how to do this. I would be grateful for some step by step advice on how to do this. I'm not exactly a novice with computers but a lot of the technical stuff is lost on me so any help would be much appreciated as to partitioning hard drive etc in as simple terms as possible, Thanks

Answer:Installing XP on my windows 7 x 64 bit setup

If a desktop I would put XP on a different HDD if you have one rather that partition the existing one.

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Good evening, my pc is so slow while installing windows setup. like it is so slow it took me two days to install windows on my pc and when it finally finished it could not show anything. what can i do?

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Good evening, my pc is so slow while installing windows setup. like it is so slow it took me two days to install windows on my pc and when it finally finished it could not show anything. what can i do?

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My name is Wayne. I'm not a professional with computers. I'm 59 years old, and just got my first computer 3 years ago. I recently grabbed a laptop just before it was to be tossed in the dumpster at my job. It's a Compaq Presario 1266. It's old. It has Windows 98 on it. I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro. It will go as far as the starting windows screen, blue screen. It will not go to the welcome to windows setup screen so that I can delete the windows 98. My first question. Is this old, I think it's a notebook, not laptop, worht all the effort? If so, how can I resolve this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to learn more about how to do these things. I can barely attach files in an email. Thank you.

Answer:Can't get to Windows setup screen when installing XP Pro

Yup, this is an old system. Unless it has been upgraded with more memory it will not run XP.

The specs show 32MB or RAM (XP needs a minimum of 64MB)
A 333MHz CPU and a 4GB or optional 6.4GB hard drive.

Even if you get this going it will be very, very slow by modern day standards. Windows 98 is probably the best system to have on it.

Worth the effort, I doubt it, but depends what you want to use it for and if you don't want to do anything in a hurry.

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I've been trying to triple boot Windows XP 64, Vista 32, and Vista 64. The problem is with x64 installations. Please see my hardware at the end of this post. I'm aiming for dual 150GB raptors in RAID 0. Originally I was on an Intel Matrix setup, and now that I bought a RocketRaid 2300, I'm having the very same problem. Both initially allow me to F6 or load my drivers, but after partitioning and everything, they inform me that windows setup cannot copy iastor.sys etc. This is extremely frustrating. At this point I'd trade out any hardware, whatever it took, as long as I can get performance. I've attempted numerous slipstreams and every release of the drivers and so on.

This is with an
Dual Raptors, RAID 0
ASUS p5w DH with Intel Matrix ICH7R chipset
Now this RocketRaid 3200.

Is there any reason I shouldn't be able to get this installed?

Answer:Installing Windows x64 on a RAID 0 setup?

I have seen similar problems with 64bit installs, they are very touchy sometimes. What is your memory config.?

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Hello, My problem is that PC (T43) wasn't turn off properly and after that blue screen appeared. What I want to do is reinstalling windows XP, but I don't see a message "press any key to boot from CD" (or sth like that), I am being directed to that window where I can choose to start windows using safe mode or start it normally. So how should I reinstall windows using bios menu? Please help me! Thank you

Answer:Installing windows using BIOS menu T43

It's odd that it isn't defaulting to booting the CD before the HD.  Maybe someone changed the boot order.
Regardless, you should be able to get the boot menu by hitting F12 during boot.  I don't have a T43 any more, but IIRC it's been F12 on ThinkPads all along.

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Alrighty, so let's just say I dont know TOO much about computers, let alone fixing them.
But I do know for a fact that I CANNOT afford to take it anywhere! So please help!!
It starts out like this: Turn on my laptop, and I hear 3 loud beeps, then it goes directly to a black screen that says "Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system 32\config\system You can attempt to repair by starting windows setup using the original setup cd and select "R" at first screen to begin repair.

Okay first things first: Where can i download the disc? And can i download it to a external flash drive because my desktop computer I want to download it from doesnt burn cd's and the laptop im repairing doesnt have a floppy drive.

Second: what do i do from there, and what steps do i take?

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

oh and if it matters, my laptop is a HP Pavillion dv5000

Answer:Getting and installing windows setup disc for laptop...HELP!

Take a read: How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting -<>For users who don't have a MX XP CD, the following allows creation of a bootable CD which contains the XP Recovery Console: How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - Additional info that may be useful: How to successfully burn or write an ISO-image to cd or dvd - might also check the documentation for your system...and see if there are other repair options available.LouisThe bootable CD can be burned on any working system, the download is available from any system with Internet access.

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Hi All..

I'm not sure if I'm in the right catagory for this question. Slap my hands if I am!I'm far from being a computer Guru, more or less a computer Dork I'm using Win XP and ie explorer. I under stand what Win updates are, OK! But am concerned about updating to service Pak 3, because I have heard about a lot of problems with it and folks having to do a complete re install after updating, etc, I have had a icon in my task that keeps popping up and saying, Up dates are ready for your computer.Click icon to install these updates.

I have a fear that one of them may be Service Pak 3, and I don't want to install it at this time. I'm also a afraid that it will start an Automaitc install of the updates.I do have Service Pak 3 that I ordered from MS, but don't want to mess with it at this time either.

My question is..?Is there a way I can find out just what updates they before getting stuck with a Auto install I can't stop if I click on the icon??? As told by others I have went to Control Panel, and opened WIn updates, and it says I have 2 updates ready for install, but it doesn't say what they are. Am open for any advice or Help how I find out what updates they are before installing them..

Thanks Anyone..

Answer:Installing windows updates?

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Hi all,for the last week or so I've not been able to install updates on my pc. It gets to the update screen after you click to shut down and it gets stuck on installing update 1 of 8, I've left it a good 6 hours and it's still on 1 of 8. I've tried updating via the microsoft website using the link in the automatic updates section of the control panel and it still gets stuck.I have a fast pc and a genuine windows copy that is registered... any suggestions anyone?

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

Been having the same trouble my selfHere are two tips I have been passedThe uninstall and reinstall I have done but don't yet know the result-------------------------o0o-------------------Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps:1. On the "Start" menu, click "Run:.2. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.3. On the "Start" menu, click "Run".4. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.Alsoclick hereIn the unred and re reg not that spaces they seem relevant[ie msiexec space /regserver]

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I've got windows Xp and service pack 2 installed. Up till a few weeks ago I was getting the auto updates from windows. Then I had some problems with java updates. I was told that windows installer needed to be reinstalled, which I did, no luck with java updates, but then I was getting windows updates when I shut down, saying they would be installed before windows closes. This has happened 3 times so far and the updates have not been installed . I tried a manual install and I was told to update the window installer which I did. I thought I had downloaded several security patches but after each was downloaded they failed to install. Then I tried service pack 3 and it seemed to download  but afterwords it said it too had failed to install. I am stumped.Any advice appreciatedThanks

Answer:Windows updates not installing

The quoted response courtesy of 8Bamboos.QuoteRe-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands belowClick Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.regsvr32 wuapi.dllregsvr32 wuaueng.dllregsvr32 wuaueng1.dllregsvr32 wucltui.dllregsvr32 wups.dllregsvr32 wups2.dllregsvr32 wuweb.dllAttempt to run Windows UpdateIt worked for others with the same problem.Good luck

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Windows 8.1 keeps getting stuck at 5% and/or fails on my windows updates. or it just sits at 5%..... Any Ideas?

Hp pavillion slimline
4 gig ram

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i just got a used quad desktop, i think it has a fresh windows 7 install, as one of the updates was sp1 : windows keeps installing new updates ? is this normal ? i bought this computer 5 days ago, been through about 3 rounds of updates; i was playing a game yesterday when i had told the windows message to postpone the update installation for the max of 4 hrs, i got a blue screen during the game, i don't know if it was the game or the postponed updates; the computer seems fine , other than this situation; call of duty 4 (demo) crashed once, i restarted it in safe-mode and seems ok; what can i do ? thanks

Answer:windows keeps installing updates ?

When I did a clean install of Win 7 on my XP computer a few weeks ago, there were over 100 updates that needed to be installed. Maybe your computer is working on those.

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I like doing my updates in groups, what I don't like, is after every group update I have to restart the machine.

Is there a way or setting to pause the restart until I'm finished, and I decide I want to restart?

What about the balloon pop-up at the taskbar, is there a way to stop it from appearing?

Answer:Installing Windows Updates

Quote: Originally Posted by Anak

I like doing my updates in groups, what I don't like, is after every group update I have to restart the machine.

Is there a way or setting to pause the restart until I'm finished, and I decide I want to restart?

What about the balloon pop-up at the taskbar, is there a way to stop it from appearing?

Let's say that you had 15 updates and you install 5 of them (but you find a way to not restart).

Then you install 5 more and put off restarting.

Then you install the final 5 - then restart.

That is the same thing as just selecting all 15 to be installed all at once. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

I know that lots of people suggest doing updates in small chunks... but I've not had any issues letting MS manage the updates. Maybe it because most of my experience with doing a lot of updates is within a VM.

As far as allowing more updates without restarting: I was able to do that by changing some registry values, but let's not post "solutions" like that for the general public to play with. I did my testing inside a virtual machine where there was nothing to lose.

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I will soon be upgrading my ME machine to XP Pro, and as I am stuck with dial-up at home I have downloaded and saved to CD all the critical updates using the office BB connection. I will have to install each one separately which will take time, but I would like to know if the sequence of installation matters for each update, or can they just be installed randomly.Thanks for your help.

Answer:Installing Windows Updates.

I think you have to install them in order of oldest date 1st, and some require rebooting each time.

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Having a problem with a Dell XPS 8300 and hoping someone here has the answer as I seem to have tried many potential fixes without success. Originally tried to install Office 2010 but it got about 80% of the way through and through up an error. 1935 I think. Further investigation showed that my windows updates seem to have stopped installing as well. I followed lots of advise on many websites but still had the problem. Eventually I restored the pc back to factory settings which included a format to remove any problem. Much to my surprise I am still having exactly the same issues, so far I have tried the following:-
carried out numerous Microsoft "Fix it" programs
ran sfc /scannow
turned off Mcafee
booted the pc in "clean" mode
carried out repair of Net framework
uninstalled and reloaded Net framework
reregistered update files
stopped and restarted BITS
ran the system update readiness tool
renamed the software distribution folder
Cleared the BITS queue of any current jobs
reset the contents of the catroot2 folder
checked for incorrect registry values

Probably several other fixes but can't remember them all.
At the moment the windows update wants to install the update to the windows update but after restarting the windows update it tells me it has failed. If I turn off the pc it tells me there are numerous updates to install but it goes through the list very quickly and when it check windows update after restarting they have all failed.
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Answer:Windows 7 SP1 updates not installing

I had the same problem with a win 7 computer . I then tried just downloading about ten updates at a time. This worked. Takes a little longer but they installed. I think the problem is on Microsoft update site.

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Hi Everyone!
My Windows Vista updates arent installing. Whenever i try to manually update it, it gives the following error:
Windows could not search for new updates
Errors found:
Code 800736B1

Any help please?!!! Thank You!


Answer:Windows Updates not installing

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The following updates are not installing on my Windows 7 32 bit laptop:

KB2973351 KB2952664
I have tried everything from Ccleaner to the Readiness Tool and scanned my SFC files and got this:
Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_3_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2952664_SP1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Kalimba.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Maid with the Flaxen Hair.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Sleep Away.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Updates not installing

By the looks of it, you've been using Advanced System Destruction Care.

I'll post a fix for the package errors a bit later, and a second for the payload files after that. (Have to set up a different VM for x86)

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Please help,I have an official copy of Widows XP Home edition on a brand new Dell computer which can download the updates for Windows both manual and automatically but the files will not install on to the computer and all fail installation.Is there a checkbox I have missed or some other Microsoft tool I need to overcome this?I have had to re-install operating system to cure a CD writing problem but previous to this the Automatic updates worked with no problems originally.Absolute beginner- thanks for any advice.

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

Run DialaFix, reboot and try updates. click here

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Would any of you advise turning off one's antivirus prior to installing a big Windows update, such as a service pack or the big .NET 3.5 SP1 update that Windows is now recommending as a "high priority" update for some computer users? I'm using AVG free 8. (Not the latest .233 build just yet...I'll tackle that after the .NET thing is done! The .NET is a 248 Mb download, so quite a job in itself.)

Thanks for any responses.

Answer:Installing Windows updates with AV on?

Generally no, and given that this is a genuine Microsoft product, no need. Anti-virus applications are detection tools and seldom impede downloading and installing software unless bugs or threats are found.

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Just installed windows 7 and went to windows updates, windows automatically detected my roccat kone mouse and razor keyboard. So downloaded the drivers and some other drivers, all were succesful but when I go to installed updates, say to remove one there are none there. On top of this I downloaded the mouse drivers direct from roccat but I cannot install them.

Any ideas would be much appriated.

Ps also downloaded windows mail and reploced the downloaded file with the orginal mail file but when I hit the mail icon programme will not work, circle just keeps going round and round.

Many thanks in advance


Answer:windows updates not installing

I used to get the samething with the chinese guy's build leak.
What build do you have though?

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I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did.

Thank you for your time and patience

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I am having issues with installing updates on Windows 7 x64. The start menu always has "Shut down and install updates", I click to install and sometimes the system says installing and then just hangs and sometimes it says it has installed the 2 updates. However when I turn the machine back on the same "Shut down and install updates" message is there. This has been going on everyday for the best part of 6 months.

Any suggestions please?

Many thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates


Try deleting the old updates and trying again, Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space - CNET, as sometimes this can force computer to hang.

Also try installing your updates through control panel, and see how that works.

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I recently had my Windows 7 O/S re-installed.  This required that I install all important updates (>100).  This took for ever, as you can imagine, and "froze" on numerous occasions.  In the meantime other recent updates were
being installed without my knowledge...same problem...freezing.  Windows update is now set to install updates automatically and I cannot change this setting back to "Check for updates but let me choose when to install them".  The message
reads "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". I
am the administrator with full permissions (I believe) and am not aware of any "Group Policies" preventing me from making the change.  Can someone please assist me?

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My updates are set to check and install every day at 3:00AM. I've just noticed recently that when I get on in the mornings that I have a pop up saying that updates to windows 7 had failed to install. I ignored it figuring my internet just wasn't staying connected but the last few days when I've turned it off it is powering down forever because its' installing updates or trying tp. Then when it re-starts back up; it says all updates have failed so it is reprogramming and to not unplug or power down. So today I opened up the update file and found that it has been failing to update anything for over a year. Sporadically I see one that has succeeded to install here and there but most of them are all failed. As of right now I have the following updates waiting to be installed:
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2838727)
Download size: 27.9 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
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Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates

I think the 0300 bit is a Microsoft fetish, I know I am something of a night bird, but even my computer is seldom on at 0300 local.
I think you are going to have to do these updates manually. Start by going into 'Windows Updates' and changing the setting from 'Install automatically' to 'Notify when updates are ready' then 'Check for updates' and stand back !
After a few minutes, you will get the message 'Updates are ready for your computer'. MS splits these into 'Important' and 'Optional' categories. You can select all of them, or just some of them, then click 'Install updates' and the downloading and installation process will go on in the background - you can be doing other work while this happens. If you are using the internet, you will notice that it's performance is reduced, thihs is because the updates are using some of your bandwidth.
When the installation is finished, you will get one of three messages - (1) The updates were successful, or (2) Windows needs to restart, or (3) The updates failed.
For (1), no further action required. For (2) just re-boot the computer. For (3), go back to 'Check for updates' and select say 10 or 15 at a time. If you then get a batch fail to install properly, it is easier and less time consuming to work out which one is causing the problem.
I have my updates permanently set 'Notify but don't install'
Hope that helps,
Chris Cosgrove

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I have several machines that I am restoring for friends but I'm having a problem with windows 7 updates. I can receive and install updates all the way up to and including SP1 but as soon as SP1 is installed no more updates come down. I have left the update check running for several hours with no success. It just keeps running, I don't get any message to say no updates available. I have tried a couple of Microsoft fix it's without any success either. Is this a problem on Microsoft end or could there be something I'm doing wrong. All laptops are genuine with licence codes and Internet is working fine. If anyone has any ideas or experience with this I would be grateful.

Answer:No updates after installing Windows 7 SP1

Every sense W-10 give away started Window 7 updates have been very slow. I mean very very slow.
Members have posted from 8 hours up to over 24 hours after a Clean Install or Repair Install. It just keep searching and searching.
If it's still in the Search stage you can reboot and try updates again. If things go well you might get a Microsoft server that isn't so busy.

Have these system been activated?

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Old laptop HP win7 32bit was not updated more than an year. Auto updating doesn't work so the only way is downloading the updates manually and installing  them using windows standalone installer one by one. So the computer works much better and faster but there blinking black screens that appear at starting. After the win logo few black blinking screens than black screen with cursor after that welcome screen than again blinking black screen and the computer starts and works fine. Same problem at shutting down. So my question is should i continue installing updates? Also i disabled avast twice to install net framework security updates. Thanks for any help.

Answer:installing too many windows updates

 Install all the updates and keep current.  I've never had a problem with that practice with Windows 7, 8, or 10.  However I don't install optional updates except in very rare circumstances where I'm sure I need to.
 Good luck. 

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Hi ,
All of a sudden , windows 7 SP1 (32bit) keep installing the same updates concerning MS Office 2007,
the updates are KB2760411 , KB2760583 , KB2760588 .
How could I fix it ? Any help appreciated ! ! !

Answer:windows keep installing the same updates

Microsoft is well aware of the issue and should offer a fix next week,

September 2013 Office Update Release - Office Sustained Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

You can leave the reoccurring updates in the queue or hide them, "ie" change the way you receive windows updates temporarily. Check for update but let me choose whether to download and install them.

Windows Update Settings - Change

How to Hide or Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7

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I know this topic has been posted before and I have tried most of the suggested solutions with no success.
I resorted to restoring my PC back to it,s factory settings and for 10 days it downloaded and installed the win7 updates and then stopped doing so. I used the club FixWU program to no avail as it still does not work. Running Belarc Advisor indicates that certain important updates are missing. As Microsoft have now finished their support for Win7 does this mean that the updates are no longer accessible to download. If so is there a dispositery somewhere where they are held and can be downloaded and manually installed?
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Hi all, I have recently been put in charge of formatting all the laptops at work before they go back on sale.

One thing that I have found frustrating is installing the drivers. I have had some laptops sitting for around 4-5 hours, just simply updating the system bit by bit, and I was wondering if there is a way to just download all the drivers at once, and do a mass install.

Doing this on 7 or 8 laptops is painful

Thanks for any help in advance :)

Answer:Installing all Windows 7 updates ate once

If they are all the same drivers or you know which ones you need, then just download them onto a Flash or DVD and then copy them onto their respective machines.

It's the downloading bit that is time consuming so by doing it that way, you only need to download them once - although video drivers can take some time installing unless you choose the express option.

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I cannot seem to install several updates relating to Office 2003. I receive both these error codes 80070020 & 80070643.I am running Windows Vista Home Premium and Office 2003.I receive all other updates but any relating to Office 2003 do not install. I have tried deleting and re-installing Office 2003 but to no avail, Is there any point in uninstalling Office 2003 and reverting to Office 2000, or will this give me problems with running Vista. I do not use Outlook for e-mail but use windows mail with bt broadband

Answer:Installing windows updates

click hereclick here or click here should sort out both problemsG

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Ive recently come across a problem all starting after using windows xp disc to recover from a virus that made the pc not log in (some virus called ntso.exe which i got rid of)....
I used the windows xp disc with SP2 to do a non destructive install which kept all my files but had to reinstall gfx drivers / sound / mobo chipset and ai gear for asus mobo.
I then came across the problem , windows update says it was downloading , downloaded then said "express install" so I did install them but after about a minute it says error installing these updates and just closes and then update.exe keeps coming on and off in processes.

If anyone can help me solve this id be gratefull as its getting on my nerves.

Answer:Windows Xp updates not installing.....

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I'm trying to install some Windows updates but they just won't install. All it says is that some updates could not be installed and it lists the updates. Just for reference, the updates are:

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 (KB923689)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB928365)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)

Yes, this is a legit version and it is activated. I had no problem installing updates until a couple of weeks ago. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

Try this: the following boxes:Fix Windows UpdatesStop ServicesRegister WUAU DLLsStart ServicesClick GoGoes without saying that you should ensure that you have recent backups or set system restore point, just in case, although this tool has never caused me any problems, just solved them

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Hello all I thought I had an infection and had things check by Billy O'Neil. My topic. He recommended I come here.During the update process following Billy's request I could not get the following updates to install, neither as a bundle or individually. Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)Update for Windows XP (KB951978)Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

One of the following may help:KB 943144, Updates Not Installed From WinUpdate After Repair - PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - You cannot install some updates or programs - Louis

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I have the updates for WinXP SP2 already downloaded on my PC. Is there a way to install them with having to run each .exe individually? Can I copy them to the same folder that Automatic Updates uses, then enable Automatic Updates, then when I shut down, will it give me the option to install them? Or is there another way to do this- maybe write a batch file that says something like "run all the .exe files in this folder and reboot when finished". I've never written a batch file so, if that's the way to go, some help will be appreciated.

PS- I had a thread awhile back about this same topic but I got sidetracked and it died....

Answer:Installing Windows updates....

Any ideas?
How about slipstreaming the updates into an XP install CD?

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I have a dell e7250 laptop that refuses to install updates (specifically IE11 and it's prerequisites). I have ensured that the laptop is in the proper OU in AD to receive updates.  I have restarted the Windows Update service and run wuauclt
/resetauthorization /detectnow.  I have tried to install IE11 manually but it fails out as the prerequisites will not install.  I have been receiving code 80073701 and for IE 9C59.  My research shows that SP1 has been improperly installed
or is corrupted.  We would like to avoid rebuilding this machine from scratch as it is in a remote location. 

Does anyone have a solution other than wiping the machine and starting from scratch?


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Gudday all
A few weeks ago I noticed 2 issues with my Windows XP Home.
1. The Window firewall warning comes up that the firewall wall is turned off despite being turned on when going to it. Eventually (5-7 mins) the warning disappears. This occurs everytime we turn the computer on.
2. We have 6 updates that always come up as needing to be installed but when we try to install the updates the computer wanders of to do it. Eventually it returns the message that these updates could not be installed.
The updates areKB975958
If there are extra updates (i.e. > these six) the extra ones are installed successfully.
I have tried a few times to install these updates.
The computer is a desktop with XP SP3.
I also have a latop with XP Pro SP3 but have not noticed all of these issues.

I have the setting of 'Download updates, but let me choose when to install them'.

Is there anywhere in Windows that might suggest why these updates are not being installed?
I have had a look at Microsoft support pages but a search revealed nothing (I was not really sure how to phrase the question which might have make the search next to impossible).

Has anyone had this problem or similar and any suggestions? A virus has crossed my mind.

Answer:Windows updates not installing

I had this problem a few times before and have managed to solve it by downloading Microsoft Fix it 50199 from the website
You may also try these websites
Good luck to you.

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Dell Inspiron One 2305
4.00 gb memory - AMD Athlon II x2 250u processor
On 4/13, I downloaded and successfully installed 13 windows security updates. On 4/16, I thought I would run a Disk Cleanup since it had been a while. On 4/17, I received notice that 2 important windows upates (3019978 & 3075220) were ready to download and install. After trying to do the install, they both failed. Many times I tried to no avail. I then thought maybe the disk cleanup removed some file I needed for this process. I then ran a system restore back to 4/13 and prior to the disk cleanup. It took about an hour for that process to complete but it did and now system runs a little slower but it runs. Unfortunately, the system restore did not solve the update install problem. They still fail and I am in a loop now where they keep showing up and asking to be installed before shutdown. I have tried a few fixes on my own: Services -- where you reset the update services process. No deal. Microsoft FixIt tool. No deal. Troubleshoot problems - no deal. Would taking it back to prior 4/13 with system restore do any good? Could some help be offered for this dilemma?? Thank you.MWB premium and Avast Free anti-virus - also Malware anti-exploit free

Answer:Windows updates not installing

Thank you. I managed to get a solution from Microsoft so all is solved.

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My computer is supposed to update itself automatically, but the little yellow shield keeps appearing in the taskbar saying it's downloading updates, but then disappearing almost straight away. I've no idea if it's downloading updates or not.

Obviously I'm a bit worried. If anyone knows what would cause this or how I could bypass it I'd be *very* grateful.

Okay, edit. I can now access Windows Update manually and it turns out I'm missing lots of security updates, which my computer should have downloaded automatically. It hasn't. Any ideas why this could be?



Answer:I don't think my Windows Updates are installing

See if this will be of any help:

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Windows notifies me that there are updates available. When I select to install the updates it takes a long time and I get a message stating that windows has detected that my computer is running on battery power and to plug my computer into an outlet. I get this message even when my computer is plugged into an AC outlet at the beginnig of the update dowload attept.

What could be the problem? I had to have Windows 7 reinstalled on my computer by someone at a local charitable company but I've noticed little weird things that didn't happen when I had my original version. Internet sessions closing suddenly and cursor skipping around the page eventhough I updated my touchpad drivers.

Any help with these issues is greatly apprecieated

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

At the outset you could seek the help of the person who installed Windows 7. That said the other way out is to reinstall Windows 7 with your original genuine DVD yourself.

But before you do that, please check that the installed copy of Windows 7 is genuine. If you find that it is genuine then please make the downloading and installation of the updates automatic. Wait for a day or two and check if all the updates are installed. If yes then leave the settings as they are and take no further action except keep using the computer normally.

If not then please reinstall Windows as suggested in the opening para.

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i just got a used quad desktop, i think it has a fresh windows 7 install, as one of the updates was sp1 : windows keeps installing new updates ? is this normal ? i bought this computer 5 days ago, been through about 3 rounds of updates; i was playing a game yesterday when i had told the windows message to postpone the update installation for the max of 4 hrs, i got a blue screen during the game, i don't know if it was the game or the postponed updates; the computer seems fine , other than this situation; call of duty 4 (demo) crashed once, i restarted it in safe-mode and seems ok; what can i do ? thanks

Answer:windows keeps installing updates ?

how do i 'uninstall installed updates ' ? i checked the control panel, uninstall section , i didn't find any 'installed updates' ? windows keeps trying to install updates; discussion from google seach said to uninstall installed updates, then re-install 64-bit version of updates kb2647753; i can't find the installed updates, to uninstall them, before i install kb2647753 ? thanks

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Hi everyone, I've installed windows 10 9926 build....i want to upgrade to new build. While downloading updates I saw that windows is downloading 10049 professional. Updates have been downloaded. While installing updates the installation bar was showing "preparing to install updates 33%". I remember it has been 3 hours the installation progress was struck at 33%. Does anyone is facing the same issues?

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wonder if anyone can help i had a new laptop bought for me at xmas already set up to go at pc world.
everything seems fine well to a degreeit is i have noticed that barely any windows updates have installed ihave checked manually and have had it set to install automaticly
i think only 3 optional updates have installed
from using my oldlaptop i recall updates were installed regualarly
so please anyone have i got a problem and if so how can i fix it

Answer:windows updates not installing

new laptop bought for me at xmas already set up to go at pc world
as we are only two weeks into the new year its hardly surprising there are no updates required, updates usually come out on "patch Tuesday" of each month so may well be some tomorrow .

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hello,I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did. Thank you for your time and patience

Answer:windows keeps installing updates

The hack that I am I'd system restore before that point. There's probably a smarter more elaborate way of doing things. When you do restore it will try to update again I think.

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i have reinstalled windows 8 on my Toshiba laptop and found that windows updates wont download and install How do I fix this problem

Answer:windows 8 Installing updates

what is the EXACT error number you get when trying in install the updates?HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions

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I just downloaded and installed windows xp home updates on my computer. After installing, my computer restarted itself and now I can't log in. After I enter my password it says loading my settings and then promptly logs me off. I cant even log in from safe mode.

Answer:cant log on after installing windows updates

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Do you have a genuine copy of xp home windows cd for the pc?

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i have a windows 7 and this morning when i turned on th laptop it said " installing update 2 of 6".after one hour or less it was "4 of 6"..i waited another 3 hours and it showed "6 of 6"..and i keep waiting for already 4 hours or more to finish! whats happening? will it start again so i can have access to my desktop?

Answer:installing updates on windows 7

just shut down and restart, it will tell you its installing for another 10 mins, then all should be okto shut down press the power button for about 10 secsi hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Sorry if this is a repost I could not find an article on this but I cant believe I am the only one with this problem.
I want to control when Windows installs updates not have it done for me. Yesterday I had my sales people sitting on their hands because Windows decided to download and install updates.
Just to be clear, I do not want the updates to even download until I tell it to. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 installing updates

What version of W10 are you running?
on some versions you have control over the updates
But on others , very limited as to what you can control - although the latest updates gives a little more control over when to restart the PC
a 12hr window during the day
Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading.Click to expand...

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hi Guys... I last night did a repair install of windows XP after having graphics driver problems, new installation works well, but after downloading critical updates(89 of them) it will not instal them. I have tried again, retried, tried installing one at a time, both with firewall and virus sofware on and off... the ambiguous message I get from windows upon failure of installation is... something on your computer is stopping update instal..etc.. well DUR!!! smiles... can anyone point me in the right direction?? oh.. and I use second life.. even with all drivers working, second life refuses to load, saying that my graphics drivers are not up to date or supported, even though they worked fine until 2 days ago... sorrry for the long post.. I'm patiently trawling my way through every piece of advice I can get... ty in anticipation.. Huskym6

Answer:Windows XP not installing updates


now this is just for starters

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional ) Read more

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After installing Windows 10 in August around mid September my start menu stopped working. It gives me a critical error and says it needs me to sign out to work the issue but it does not work. For more details, I have a dell laptop that previously had windows 8.1. I have searched countless forums on how to solve the issue but I am still not able to open my start menu, open the app store, nor use the icons in my taskbar. Does anyone have a solution for this?Thank you.

Answer:Why can't I open my start menu after installing Windows 10?

Try Ctrl Alt Del and get Task Manager.
Run cmd.exe as administrator.
Try the sfc /scannow command.
You can Bing that for more information.

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Yes, I just want to RAID 0 two hard drives and put it in my current system. Do I just simply set the options in the RAID menu during post and simply format them in Windows XP? Or do I still have to install drivers?

Answer:I want to setup a hard drive RAID 0 without installing windows on it

for raid, you need drivers. but firstyou need to turn on the raid controller in bios, and then enter the raid configuration utility upon the next reboot where you can set up the array. not all motherboards do it this way, and i'm assuming that you have the raid controller integrated int o the motherboard (not an add-in card). once you get that set up, install the windows drivers. you can then partition and format the volume using disk management.

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Hi, my laptop wouldn't start up and came up with an error. I went back to windows when it was first purchased so I wouldn't lose my files too. Now when I start up it says "Setup is starting services" and after about 5 seconds it comes up with the error:
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.

Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

The problem is whenever I click "OK" and it restarts it just comes back with the same error. It used to be a different error, Windows could not complete the installation for some reason that I cant remember. That also put me in this boot loop.

I just want to find out how to fix this so I can go back to all my files that are very important. I cannot lose these files or my life will be over!

Acer Aspire 5742G
Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
8192mb memory
128mb video memory
Intel core i3 M380 @ 2.53GHz

Answer:Re-Installing windows - Setup is starting services then error.

You should always back up your files externally as well as make your Recovery Disks or save a Backup Image, so that if Win7 becomes irreparable you can reimage it and put your files back.

Works through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include how to copy out your data externally which I would do first if you have data you cannot risk losing.

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Hi ,
I have the same problem on my setup using Asus p5q-em motherboard and windows xp pro 32 bit. After formatting the disc and installing files the reboot just keeps going to the motherboard screen and will not for into the GUI based portin of the set up. Can Anyone help me figure out this problem. I changed the hard drive, ram, and a new os disc with the same problem. Thank you.

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Hi everyone,
I have an Toshiba setallite L755, my I was trying to refresh the machine. I boot into win7 Home Premium cd and wipe its HD. Then In drive options it said can't install OS on this disk an setup would not install after installing 39%.
I bought a new 500 GB WD blue HD, it does not give error about installing OS on drive but it would still not got beyond 39% while installing.

Answer:Can't install Windows 7 on Toshiba, setup exits after installing 39%.

Quote: Originally Posted by 7info

Hi everyone,
I have an Toshiba setallite L755, my I was trying to refresh the machine. I boot into win7 Home Premium cd and wipe its HD. Then In drive options it said can't install OS on this disk an setup would not install after installing 39%.
I bought a new 500 GB WD blue HD, it does not give error about installing OS on drive but it would still not got beyond 39% while installing.

win7 home premium... x64 or x86? English?

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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2 from a CD-rom onto an old HP machine I've had for a while. I've already formatted the (1) hard drive using NTFS and wiped the old Windows XP install.

I put in the CD, and the Windows Setup portion completes. The machine then restarts, shows the HP boot screen, then gives me the "Press any key to boot from CD....." message, and just sits there. It won't start the GUI portion of the setup. If I do press a key and boot from the CD, it just starts the Windows Setup portion of the install from scratch.

I've re-tried the install probably 5 times now, and it just hangs at the "Press any key to boot from CD....." screen every time the install reboots after the Windows Setup portion.

Machine specs:

HP Pavilion 7955
Asus P4B-LA
Pentium 4 @ 1.5ghz
768mb PC133 SDRAM
30gb 7200rpm IDE HDD
Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 256mb

Any thoughts?

Answer:(Installing XP Pro): Windows Setup completes, won't enter GUI portion

Try taking out the cd, then change the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the hard drive first

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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I just purchased a newer Linksys G router, and I'm looking for something to do with my old linksys router (BEFW11S4). I've read that there is some unoffiial firmware out there that can give my old router features of the linksys wet11 bridge or turning it into a wireless client?. Also, knowing that the routers system is based on linux, couldn't there be theoretically a small linux distro that can fit on the onboard flash? So far, the only thing I have been able to find is a hacked firmware for my new router to boost power.


Answer:Installing Linux or other firmware on BEFW11S4 for more features?

its not the WRT54G in any way. i dont even think it runs linux, as they dont appear to have posted source code for it.

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Im trying to update from build 10130 to 10162 through both windows update, and the ISO on a USB, but the install hangs at 32%, 6% through installing devices and features. Is there any way to fix whatever is causing this, short of another refresh, which id idealy like to avoid? thanks!

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i didn't install all features at the beginning and now i want to

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OS: Windows 8.1*
*This is an upgrade of Windows 8, which was a fresh install after authenticating on a Windows 7 machine

So I finally figured enough time had gone by that the upgrade bugs had been solved....guess not!

I ran the upgrade option from the nag box and let it download the last bits (lol pun) of the Windows 10 upgrade, which I assumed would contain any of the fixes that solved the myriad issues people have been having during the upgrade process.

Everything had passed, there were zero incompatibilities detected

The machine reboots and enters in the rather nicely done upgrade screen and proceeds to copy files; 100% there.

Next it goes on to Installing Features and Drivers, and proceeds up to around 47%, when the machine reboots. I didn't catch any errors as the screen blanked and caught my attention in time to look up and see the POST screen.

However...I was not greeted by the login screen or another screen for continuing the setup (ie picking Express or Custom setup). Instead I was greeted with the 'Automatic Repair Screen', saying that Windows had encountered issues on boot up. I pretty sure I picked Shutdown, thinking it might fix it if I did a cold start. -- I was pretty disheartened. I keep a clean machine....why me

So the machine rebooted and, again, returned me to the 'Automatic Repair Screen'. I'm again pretty sure I picked Advanced Options. Either way the second time of seeing this screen Windows began the process of reverting to the previous version ... Read more

Answer:[Question] Win 10 Upgrade Reboots at ~60%; 47% Installing Features...

Did you have anything connected to USB ports other than mouse and keyboard? Only the bare minimum hardware should be connected to the computer before starting the upgrade - that means even disconnecting extra hard drives, if you have more than one.

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Am having trouble installing optional features from Settings -> System -> Apps & Features -> Manage Optional Features? If I select any feature to install (such as English(GB) Handwriting) all that happens is the view refreshes and the feature isn't installed. Additionally, I constantly get notifications throughout the day that "Windows is adding features" and then immediately a notification that "Something happened and we couldn't install features"

Answer:Trouble installing optional features from Settings

same here man, few possibilities : either a bug, ms server prob, firewall blocking the sce or else not sure
I will check on this, could b also the fact that wifi is set to metered connection....
yes , indeed it was wifi set to metered that prevented install. Uncheck that, and it will work

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I had a problem with windows 10 
when ever i opened it use to come with Microsoft error on chrome.
I rang them and they did some diagnostics and told me buy 280 dollar tool for repair.
I ignored them and restore my PC to factory setting (windows 8).
I updated my windows to 8.1 and installing some applications like skype, it installed but not working.
Atmel studio 7, not installing.
Can you please help me to sort out this issue.
I am thinking my computer is infected. 

Answer:my Windows 8.1 not installing softwares and some of updates

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-08-2016 01
Ran by satya_000 (administrator) on IDEA-PC (14-08-2016 08:41:46)
Running from C:\Users\satya_000\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: satya_000 (Available Profiles: satya_000)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (Update) (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Qualcomm Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
(Conexant Systems Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\CxAudMsg64.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\systemcore\mfemms.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\mfevtps.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\mfevtps.exe
(Nitro PDF Software) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nitro\Pro\8.0\NitroPDFDriverService8x64.exe
(Nalpeiron Ltd.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NLSSRV32.EXE
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\systemcore\mfefire.exe
(Intel Security, Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel Security\PEF\CORE\PEFService.exe
(Conexant Systems, Inc.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SASrv.exe
(Atheros) C:\Program Files (x86)\Blu... Read more

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my mom (80 yrs old) has several issues w/ xp home. i am trying to help but don't live w/ her, so i attempt to work on her computer when i visit. windows automatic update downloads updates ok, but system crashes when installing them. i have to use system restore to get up & running again, but problem stll remains; also, system starts up very slow, will intermittently run slow, & occasionally abrubtly shut down a video game while playing it; pop-ups seem to be under control (for the most part; used to spider like crazy). firewall keeps letting in "" even tho denying access; porno emails are totally out of control (5 + per day). i am not comfortable editing registry, & am not familiar w/ hijackthis, etc. if/when these conditions are repaired, i would like to install SP2. she is currently using: outlook express, norton antivirus, spybot, stopthepopup, zonealarm. any help and/or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:xp crashes when installing windows updates...

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Hi everyone

I recently did a factory boot of my system so of course upon the first or second restart I was bombarded with about 140 windows updates! Maybe it's just me and my predisposed distrust for windows update, but my comp seems to be moving slightly slower now, but that isn't the issue right now.

Does anyone know how to tell when the recommended windows updates are a good idea to install? I usually just install the recommended ones. I'm doing this solely on the fact that the machine is telling me to since I don't know how to judge whether or not an update is needed. I would like to know if anyone has some sort of criteria before they accept a windows update.


Answer:When are windows updates worth installing?

I am going to give you the correct answer.

I am not going to give you the answer you want to hear.

First, Win 7 is NOT eXPired.

Second, carry out the following procedure perfectly.

Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

Check for Updates (left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates. When you click on 34 optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.
Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXP... Read more

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Hey guys.

I've just recently booted from a hdd that has not been used in months, however , have encounter some updating issues.

1. Not completely sure if updates have been downloaded as info bar does not move.

2. Upon shutting down system to install updates it takes ages! Left system on for over 12 hours and returned to find system still on installing update 1 of 23!

Any help/ ideas guys. Any help appreciated!


Answer:Windows 7 installing updates VERY long!?

Hi the first question I will ask is how it is trying to install and what was the reason for leaving it for months ie was there some previous unresolved issue you may have forgotten about

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have windows XP Pro with service pack 2 installed on my pc. I have recently tried installing new antivirus software without any success. When I went to get the lastest windows system updates (some 38 of them!), there was only 2 that installed and all the others failed. I downloaded service pack 3 as it had all the updates but it also failed to unpack and install.

I believe there is obviously something wrong with the operating system and the updates which has not allowed me to install anything. I have looked at the XP installation CD and help files. There are a couple of options open to me including a reinstall of the operating system. I cautious on doing this as I dont want to loose any of the existing programs and files on my computer.

Wondering if anyone else has come across this problem and what the best solution would be.

Thank you

Answer:Problem installing windows updates

Try this:
1) Make sure you have admin privileges.
2)Insert O/S disc.
3)Cancel or press no, if you have the autorun setting on.
4)Hit start->Run->type "sfc /scannow"

It will scan your OS if any of your system files has changed anyway and since you have the windows CD in the CD drive it will copy the oem files from the cd to fix the problem.

It will take sometimes, so do it when you have time to kill, if it prompts you, just keep clicking retry.

Now try to download and reinstall the updates now.

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Since installing SP3 on a windows XP reinstallation.My PC finally ground to a halt and I was receiving no updates so I reformmated my PC and reinstalled windows. A few updates came through which installed ok but then I was offered the SP3 update which I installed. Since then however, Automatic update is still offering more updates, May and June malicious being an example of two of them, but everything I go to install them, I says the installation failed. Anyone know what the problem could be?

Answer:Problems With Installing Windows Updates...

You can remove SP3 from Add Remove Programs in Control Panel no need to go to the lengths of shooting the PC just to get rid of it

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Windows 10 10240
Since the middle of November the only Windows Updates that have downloaded are Security Update for Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Silverlight, Malicious Software Removal Tool and Update for Windows 8.1 forx64-based Systems (KB2990967) and Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems(KB3063843) these last two updates keep repeating to download and install. I can see no other updates ready to download, that includes the KB3122947 1511 update which does not appear when I check for updates!
Why do KB2990967 and KB3063843 keep downloading and installing?Any suggestions?

Answer:Two Windows Updates repeatedly installing!

Just a very long shot in the dark.

First do a backup and/or system restore and check your OS partition for errors (chkdsk); then boot into safe mode and try deleting the windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. Restart and try again.

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I am having a big issue installing windows 7 updates error 800B0100, updates just don't install. I have tried everything from update readiness tool, disabling anti-virus, turning off windows firewall, manual install, msconfig settings...THEY ALL SEEM TO FAIL. Just attaching the log file is my last hope please help!!!

Answer:Problems with Windows Updates Installing

Hello mekkii4 and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might have to re-register your .dll files as well as a few others.

Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility | The Windows Club

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my windows 7 ultimate 64bit update have been working find for the longest time now all of the sudden i get these errors which i provided in the pics attached can anyone help?
ive went to microsoft and tried the "Microsoft FixIt" software but that didn't work im not sure what else to do any help would greatly be appreciated TY

Answer:Problem installing Windows Updates

Did you follow the instructions on the dialog box and click "Try again"?

Please provide additional information
See: Windows Update Posting Instructions

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Hi there,

Been having a few problems with my computer lately on Windows Vista and I've tracked them all back to the fact that my updater CAN download the updates fine, but when it tries to install them it gives me a big fat FAILED!

Just wondering if anyone can suggest anything that may be causing these 'fails' and tell me if there is any possible solutions. If any specs are needed, please ask since this isn't my personal computer so don't bother taking notice of my system.


Answer:Windows Updater Not Installing Updates - XP

You are posting in the XP forum, I am Moving your thread to the Vista/7 forum for better results.
Run the Microsoft FixIt Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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I got some malaware on my computer and have been very ably assisted by the Malaware Forum.

I now have an issue with installing windows updates. Initially with KB3035490 and KB3023224. This has now been resolved after cleaning up my .NET framework.

I then tried to install update KB982670 which failed.

Then I commenced to follow Method I to reset windows update components. Installed and ran FixIt 50202. Came up with a message that CRYTSVC could not be stopped I cancelled. Tried to follow the instructions give in 971058 to manually reset Windows Update components. Unfortunately I missed the bit about backing up the registry
I followed
Stop the BITS service, the Windows Update service, and the Cryptographic service. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

Delete the qmgr*.dat files. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:

Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat"
This file could not be found so I exited and tried to restore my computer to earlier time Restore cannot access a unspecified error (0x80070005).......

Bron from the Malaware forum suggested I run's Windows Repair tool which I have done,

I still cannot install the .NET Framework 4 Client ... Read more

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I've been having some problems after installing some updates. For example, after installing these updates, every time I run uTorrent, I get a Blue Screen of Death, almost instantly. The problem is not with the software because I always used the same and nothing ever happened like that. The Blue Screens of Death were more frequent when the software was run. I researched a lot and saw a lot of people reported problems with the update KB2821895 and have not yet emerged any official response or fix patch from Microsoft. I was instructed to run in the command prompt, the following commands:

sfc / scannow

dism / online / clean-up / restoreheath

The problem is that when I run the sfc / scannow, after checking 100%, he is just standing there, frozen in 100% with no response.

And running *** / restorehealth, there was much delay and it got stuck at 20% and after a long time went to 40% where it has remained for hours, so it haven't finished the way it should.

I need help with these commands, why these things happened?

Looking foward for answers.

Thank you.


Answer:Problems after installing Windows 8 updates.

Crash dumps or blue screen codes would help.

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I have delayed upgrading to SP3 but I have been installing the subsequent XP security updates. I am now about to install SP3 but it has occurred to me, will I have any problems if I install SP3 on top of the Windows updates that came out after SP3?

Answer:Order of installing SP3 and Windows Updates

You shouldn't have any problems installing SP3. I recently downloaded SP3 myself. I didn't have any problems.

When you download something like SP3 it will replace files, if it needs to, to make the proper install.

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If this is the wrong area please move it to the correct area. Thank you.Anyway on to my problem...The same 3 Windows Updates keeping popping up. These are the three updates that keep popping up:Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2760411)Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2760588)Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2760583)These updates ARE NOT failing. It says "successful" in my update history yet these three updates keep showing up and installing. I have to hide the updates to prevent this from happening.I have no idea whatsoever what the problem is here.I have Windows Vista.If someone could help me out here, I'd really appreciate it.Thanks.

Answer:Same windows updates keep showing up/installing

This is a known issue; it happened to me too; I believe the problem is at Microsoft's end. Many users are suffering from the same problem.See here

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I have managed to achieve the BSOD quite a lot, and have tried re-installing Windows 7 x64 on my computer three times today.

I have received the BSOD:

after trying to reformat my F: drive.
Uninstalling my Nividia drivers for a new one
After using Firefox for a while it just won't open and BSOD follows shortly after
I believe after installing Windows Live applications it startes to give me BSOD

After the first BSOD I start to get the error message:
Check filesums or somehting about the computed sums is not correct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
OS Windows 7 x64 - RC Build 7100
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory 8 GB DDR3
Graphics Card BFG GeForce 280 GTX
Monitor(s) Displays Samsung PnP

PSU M1000 CoolerMaster
Case Alienware 1st Gen
Cooling Silent Fans

Answer:BSOD after installing all Windows Updates


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

can you get into win 7? If so could you go to your windows\minidump dir and find the dump files for the bsod. they have a *.dmp extension. zip them and upload so we can take a look at them.

In case you need help. When replying click on the icon shaped like a paperclip (to attach) browse to the dump file, click upload and close when done.



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We are a 3rd party IT provider for over 100 clients and recently we have had in my opinion WAY TO MANY users having the "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes"
The "fix for this is to boot to a windows live cd or usb and rename the cat2 and software distribution folders which is great and all but it takes up to an hour for the changes to revert. Is there a hot fix out there or something that addresses this. 

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I have a Windows Millenium computer that worked fine. I installed the Windows updates to keep my system more up-to-date and noticed that now, when going to certains sites on the Internet, my computer freezes for about 20 seconds before continuings its tasks. This also happens sometimes when I try to shut the system down and it hangs for about 20 seconds on the Start button.

I went to the Microsoft site and noticed that Windows Explorer Service Pack 1 has an upgrade that is supposed to protect from this happening and, further, Microsoft indicated it did happen in certain instances now. However, my system is up-to-date as per Microsoft, so I was wondering if there's something I can do about these delays other than buy more RAM (if that would help).

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