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Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

Question: Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

Hello,

I have MS Office Pro 2013 and my windows update keep offering updates for lync and project 2013 which office pro 2013 doesn't include. How to stop windows update offers this type of updates?

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Preferred Solution: Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

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Answer: Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

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I am using Windows Update API (WUApiLib) in C# to get available updates. And it appears that it displays some driver updates while Windows Update application tells that the device is up to date.

It returns me this (I'm using ASUS laptop):





ASUS - Other hardware - ASUS Wireless Radio Control
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 1E16
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller - 1E22
Intel - Other hardware - 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller - 0154
Intel - Other hardware - Xeon(R) processor E3 - 1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0151
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1E10
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 1E12
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller - 1E59
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Qualcomm Atheros Communications - Bluetooth Controller - Bluetooth Module



Is there a way to enable these updates via Windows settings? Also ESET reported me these updates as not installed?

If you are curious what it returns on your system, give it a go. I am attaching a very simple application (command line) to display not installed updates. Just unzip and execute. If you are afraid of viruses, here is the source code: http://pasteguru.com/15776. You can even decompile it (i... Read more

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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I reformat and clean-reinstall Windows roughly on a monthly basis. Now using the Windows 10 1709 iso for this purpose.
I have all auto-updates turned off (Windows 10 Pro) via group policy editor.
After first boot, I run a batch file that installs Windows updates (.msu files) that I downloaded from the Windows update catalog.

The problem is, that when I go to the Windows update panel it says "Updates are available" and the listed updates are the same that I already installed via the .msu files. Furthermore, Windows update's "View installed updates history" confirms that those updates have been successfully installed too, so my install via batch file worked as intended.
If I start the update process it will really re-download those already installed updates (I monitored network activity to confirm the download). I checked because at first I hoped that as soon as the Windows update process started it would recognize that the update is already applied and skip the download and install, but presumably it needed to go through the exercise to recognize it was already installed; this wasn't the case as the updates really appear to be downloaded anew.

Anyone knows why Windows keeps detecting the same updates that were already installed?
Is there something broken with .msu updates and it does not fully report having installed those, so Windows thinks they aren't installed and they download again (even though they show as installed in "View installed updates... Read more

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I'm not ready yet to upgrade to Windows 10 on my main computer (still waiting for some of the initial problems to be resolved) but in the mean time my anti-virus is complaining that "Windows isn't up to date" but when I go to Windows Updates it offers me the option to Upgrade to Windows 10 and below that it says "Show all available updates"; if I click on that I see a list of about 25 updates and when I check off all of them the only options on that screen are Ok and Cancel; if I click Ok I'm back to the previous screen and there doesn't appear to be any way to install the updates that I just checked off.

Btw, I have the automatic update options set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them", I set that mainly because I hated having Windows install and reboot when I wasn't looking and messing up whatever I happened to be working on. Any ideas how to install these selected updates?

- Norm

Answer:Can't install updates, only offers Windows 10 upgrade?

The available updates should all be pre-ticked for you - removing the ticks means that you don't want to install them.

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I have followed the steps in Windows Update Posting Instructions but still have the problem.

Windows Update installs updates KB2600217 and KB2656351 without any error messages but every time the install is finished, it offers the same updates again.

I have downloaded the updates from microsoft website and tried to install in safe mode.
When I try to install in safe mode I get an error and the installation log looks like this:

OS Version = 6.1.7601, Platform 2, Service Pack 1
OS Description = Windows 7 - x64 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1
CommandLine = c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\Setup.exe
TimeZone = Suomen normaaliaika
Initial LCID = 1035
Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism
Operation: Installing
Package Name = KB2656351
Package Version = 10.0.30319
User Experience Data Collection Policy: Disabled
Number of applicable items: 1
Summary Information:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended

Patch (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\NDP40-KB2656351.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
Exe (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\SetupUtility.exe) succeeded.
Exe Log File: dd_SetupUtility.txt
Patch (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\NDP40-KB2656351.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x80070641), "Windows Installer -palvelun k?ytt?minen ei onnistu. Windows Installeri... Read more

Answer:Windows repeatedly offers updates KB2600217 and KB2656351

How to troubleshoot problems connecting to Windows Update or to Microsoft Update may help
There are no apparent problems in either the CBS or CheckSUR logs

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I go to Metro Store because it shows there are 3 to update: Skype, Norton Studio and Kindle.None of these applications appear in Control Panel's Uninstall Program list nor are they found in the Programs folder.I don't know why the updates are being offered and don't want to install the apps.Anyone know how to get it to stop offering the app updates?I searched Google and Here but find nothing related.(It is possible that this HP Pavilion came with Norton Studio and was removed on day 1 but find no remnants of it)

Answer:Windows store offers updates for apps not installed

These applications may be on the All apps start menu. Right-click a blank portion on the start menu and click show all apps on the right bottom corner. Now carefully scrutinize all the apps that are installed.These app may not be in the Program Files folder ( and/or Program Files (x86) Folder ).You may stop the updates being offered. This tutorial may be useful.CoolGuy

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Microsoft offers troubleshooting tool to help users easily fix issues with Windows updates

If you've ever encountered an issue while trying to install a Windows update, you'll probably know what a frustrating process it can be to diagnose and resolve the problem.

Microsoft's support documentation for dealing with the error codes generated by such issues isn't always helpful; and information shared by the user community on its support forums can be useful, but is often undermined by conflicting (and sometimes ill-informed) suggestions. Web searches for info on error codes are often a waste of time, and regularly lead to 'solutions' that do more harm than good.


So it's certainly welcome to see Microsoft try to make this whole process a bit easier to deal with, by offering a troubleshooting tool to help users address issues that arise when trying to install Windows updates.

As Microsoft explains:

This guided walk-through provides steps to fix problems when installing updates. Here are some commonly seen error codes: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020. These steps should help with all errors and not just the ones listed.

How does it work?

We?ll walk you through a series of troubleshooting steps to get your Windows up to date. Be sure to follow the steps in order.

The troubleshooter offers support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, but notes t... Read more

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When you use Microsoft Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or the Automatic Updates feature, you are repeatedly offered the same update after you try to install it, the this article may help you troubleshoot the problem.
This problem occurs when one of the following conditions is true:
- An error occurred during installation. The update was not installed.
- The update was installed. However, a file was not updated when the computer restarted.
To identify the method to use to resolve the problem, determine whether the update was installed. Then apply the Hotfix or use one of the methods in KB910339. Also see Windows Updates Troubleshooter.

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On a Toshiba laptop running Win 7 x64 Home Premium, I am being offered to install IE 11--as an Optional installation. However, IE 11 is ALREADY installed and working (though I think it may be a little slow in functioning--that is not clear.) Can anyone explain why this would be, and whether I should go ahead and accept what looks essentially like a Re-Install by Windows Update of an existing Windows module in Win 7?

One thing that just occurred to me: Because I was having some problems with this system, I did the Windows Update Fix-it/analysis, and ran the Windows System Update Readiness Tool. Then I also ran Disk Cleanup, including also deleting some of the older update packages through the cleanup tool. Could this have affected Windows Update and caused IE 11 to re-present as an install option? And again--what should I expect if I go ahead and install it (although it shows as already an installed browser??)

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Update offers IE 11 installation--but it is already installed!

I don't seem to be getting much action on this thread (although there have been quite a few views), and it looks to me like this is not a usual problem. BTW, I don't think I mentioned that I ran the System File Checker (SFC) after SURT, etc. and that it showed no problems.

I looked around a lot before posting, and I did not find this exact issue come up anywhere--although there are many recent similar issues with Windows Update. I suppose the one thing I would like to hear some opinions about is whether I should run the update and install IE 11 through WU, even though it is already installed. Is WU telling me that there will be some improvement if I re-install? And do I trust it? How do I know that isn't going to just mess things up?

In researching this issue, I came across things like problems with KB3032359 & KB3021952 being repeatedly installed. That didn't happen on this laptop. Both of those two updates failed instead, along with a number of others that failed. But WU made no attempt to reinstall those two. Nevertheless, others that failed initially appear to have since installed properly.

[BTW, it would be SOOOOO nice if Microsoft were to give one the ability to search the updates history by KB to find the history for that particular KB,...but maybe that is just too logical a computer function for a computer company to do it?... Or perhaps I missed something obvious in Windows Update....]

It was because I was getting so many updates failing, plus... Read more

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I'm currently on Windows 7 x64 Pro. For a while now, I've had windows update set to only get the update list and then let me choose when and what to install. Today I opened the program to do a check of new updates and download / install them, but I'm presented only with the option to upgrade to windows 10. The problem is that I don't want to install Windows 10.

The problem is that I've read many at best marginal reports (as well a many scathing condemnations) of user experiences with Win 10 and have decided that I don't want to take the upgrade at this time. That said, it seems MS is intent on preventing me from even attempting to install Win 7 updates because there doesn't appear to be a way to begin installing them. The are available to select for download under the available updates page, but selecting them and pressing 'Ok' simply takes me back to the main screen with only the option to begin my upgrade process and no option to download / install the selected updates.

Is there any way around this, or am I really only presented with the option of running an insecure machine or updating to Win 10?

Thanks

PS: I have to say for the record that being pressured to make the upgrade to the point that MS seems to be forcing it through without giving me the option to decide for myself doesn't really give me the warm fuzzies about upgrading at all...

Answer:Windows update only offers the option to start downloading windows 10

Allow me to make several subjective comments. First, although, you have heard many negative comments about Windows 10, I have used the OS, since the release and am more than happy with its performance. I have experience with Windows 98, Vista and Seven and now 10 and 10 is the best by far. Since this is only one man's opinion allow me to discuss the updates.
If you have not already given it a try, hide, the problem update. When you see it just right click and then indicate hide. The effect will be as though it was never there.
If you facts, are as you state, I would agree that you have every right to be unhappy with the circumstances.

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Hi,I have hp-compaq notebook with windows vista home basic 32 bit preinstalled.The windows update feature offered me some driver updates.The HP drive update utility also offered me the driver updates for same components.I thought it better to install the updates offered by HP.But strangely, microsoft is still continuously offereing me those updates as optional updates.I have been ignoring that offer because HP utility says my machine is uptodate, no driver updates are needed.Now I am worried because I am not getting the offer for vista sp1.Shall I get the offer from microsoft (for vista sp1) after I install the driver updates offered by microsoft?And should I install those updates even thogh HP says my machine is uptodate? (Will it cause any trouble?)I have been seeking the help from HP but either they are not competent enough to sort out the problem or they are least bothered about the customer service. So far I have not got the satisfactory reply from them.Can I get some advice hereThanks

Answer:why microsoft offers me the driver updates?

OK.In turn, if you downloaded from HP then assuming it's the same update you can forget the MS one. If you are in any doubt just install the MS one but the simplest way is to right click on the MS update and choose hide. You will not be bothered again but if you wish you can reveal it again.SP1 is another matter. Firstly it is coming out in phases so it may be a while for you. Secondly the SP1 will NOT be offered to you if the system detects you have a problematic issue such as a driver. Once the driver has been fixed it will be offered to you by MS updates and then so will SP1.It could be that if the driver is the one you need to accept then SP1 will then be offered.If it was me I would accept the MS update and see how it goes......Good luck.

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As the subject says, I don't have Norton ghost installed anymore, but live update keeps offering me ghost updates. Anyone know how to remove it from where ever it needs removing from ?(Symantec's end or my end ???)
Thanks.
 

Answer:Norton liveupdate offers removed ghost updates

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Microsoft offered me two 'Important' updates for this April 2016 patch tuesday which I can't find any information on. When I click on the 'More Information' link for each of
KB3147071 and
KB3148851 I get 'This page doesn't exist.' I tried googling and I can't find any information for 3148851 and only a brief
clue about 3147071 on stackoverflow.

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Microsoft offered me two 'Important' updates for this April 2016 patch tuesday which I can't find any information on. When I click on the 'More Information' link for each of
KB3147071 and
KB3148851 I get 'This page doesn't exist.' I tried googling and I can't find any information for 3148851 and only a brief
clue about 3147071 on stackoverflow.

Answer:(Resolved) Microsoft offers no info on April updates KB3147071 and KB3148851

Since I posted this 2 hours ago Microsoft has fixed the links so I consider the issue resolved.

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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

Answer:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
 
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
 
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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Back in an old issue of PC Advisor I came across an article about logging onto Microsoft to request a CD with all updates till 15th October 2003. I tried this a couple of days ago only to find out this CD is no longer available.Does anyone know why they stopped the CD or where I can still get a copy?

Answer:Microsoft Offers Security Update CD's

Mail me and I will send you one...

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The latest Google-related exploit...poses as a message from Google that takes users to a Website that's a replica of the popular search engine. Once you download the "update,"...you're "punk'd" by a Trojan into joining a spam botnet.darkreading.comMore here.

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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MS Defender updates from Windows Update in settings fail, other Updates successful, but MS Defender from Control panel can update the same definition updates without problems (why, oh, why? can't I just select and copy from settings? )



Over this time, I need to fix insider builds, but have a problem:

SFC and Dism component store health fix report no problems

Any Ideas?

Answer:MS Defender updates from Windows Update fail, other Updates successful

I seen your pic - it seems like MS wants us out of preview - no advanced options either..
Looks like we get to keep 10240 - just forget a clean re-installation of it - Key is blocked

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I just purchased this HP X=116dx f!rom Best Buy. I have setup and everything is fine. I have F20 Bios now.  Should I just delete the suggested utility and bios image update (F22 appA) ? I am not experienced with Bios. I have a good running product now. Suggestions please

Answer:HP support offers F22 appA bios update. I have F20 now.

Hi,I would not use HP support assistant software to do any BIOS update.It has bricked many computers, just go through these forum discussion and you could read their experiences.You should update BIOS only if:1. The update fixes a problem with your computer.2. The update enhances your computer's performance in a desired way.3. You are planning to change the operating system, processor, or other feature(s), and the current BIOS version will not support the new configuration. Related:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00042629 RegardsVisruth

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This girl on our floor is getting all of the symptoms of the good ole blaster worm and it's 1 minute to reboot issues. I figured I could just windows update until I fix it.
So I install the updates. They install fine, no errors, and windows update says they're installed. Reboot, the same updates are listed. Try once again, and again it says the same ones are listed after I reboot. So I try through automatic updates, and, once again, the same thing. The updates just aren't installing besides saying that they are installed.
I then download the stand-alone blaster worm patch. Run it, and right after I click "I Agree" and hit next, the window just closes, no errors or anything. Try again, same thing. Try in safe mode, same thing.
I've never had a problem with this before, does anyone have any recommendations?
 

Answer:Windows Update installs updates, but they're still listed under updates

I had the same thing on a system I was working on. I ran Spybot and Ad-aware and cleaned off so much crap... But I had to let Spybot start at reboot to catch the app-killer. Try that and see if you can get those updates to take. It may be some nastiness in the box. Umm, no pun intended.
 

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sonicwall has been charging a service fee to offer firmware update. just notice it eventually changed this policy after Dell bought it.
 

Answer:finally sonicwall offers free firmware update

Yeah its because there is an exploit that compromises sonicwalls with a web script.
 

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Hi!Lenovo companion offers me to update Intel ME Firmware to V 11.8.50.3399 but everytime I try to install the installations fails with out further details about what failed.Is there any solution or can I download the ME Firmware for the L470 somewhere else?

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Good Morning,
I have a Dell Inspiron 537s with a Dell E2015HV monitor. Since I installed this monitor in early 2016 all has gone well and trouble free. Now, when  the last two dell Display manager updates have been offered. I OK it, then just sit with an infinite blank white screen. I even went online and tried to do it manually; same white screen. All previous updates went flawlessly. Any thoughts on this would well appreciated. Many thanks.
T'care,
Linda

Answer:Display manager offers update, then a blank white screen

What happens if you downgrade to an older version?
Have you had recent Windows 10 upgrades?

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i upgraded from win 7 to win 10 in early august. no problems. i've been installing all updates since then and installed updates always showed status of updates. after installing fall update i noticed my update history was erased and any updates since, like defender definition files, don't appear in the list. only one update is listed: Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3103688) installed on 11/14/2015.

Answer:Windows 10 fall update erased the Windows Update history plus new installed updates don't appear. What do I do?

I have exactly the same problem; no update history except the flash one.

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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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So, I don't really know any details of what malware I may have on my computer other than its symptoms and the likelihood that it came through utorrent (which has since been taken off the computer). Basically, the problem began manifesting itself with the BSOD in Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I think I have taken care of that problem. The remaining symptoms of the malware are that windows and windows defender cannot update itself. Also, I cannot download any type of anti-virus update software or even the programs themselves. The updates just say they were unsuccessful. When I attempt to do a manual install/update of anti-virus or windows updates I get a "cannot connect to webpage". Sometimes, I will be redirected from an anti-virus download site to a random unaffiliated site. When I attempt to run a free online virus scan, the update will not work and therefore there is no ability to scan.

Thanks for whatever help you can offer. Eric

Here is my DDS.txt
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by LeBlanc at 22:14:03.31 on Thu 01/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1904 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.
 
I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 
 
Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?

This is the way I suggest :
 
Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.
 
Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.
 
Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.
 
Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.
 
Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.
 
Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.
 
Thank you.

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I haven't been able to install any updates since jan 11 of this year. I have been on the road for a few weeks and I tried to figure out the problem once I got back.

When a update is being installed it will stall we will say at 95%. I have looked in the log files and this is what I find.
From the Application Log;

Code:
Faulting application name: TrustedInstaller.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7989b
Faulting module name: wcp.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17592, time stamp: 0x4da00342
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00000000001d448a
Faulting process id: 0x3ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01ccf8bae7fccb80
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\wcp.dll
Report Id: 3a7ff4f9-64ae-11e1-a405-002421577fd5
From the setup log;

Code:
Windows update "Update for Windows (KB2660075)" could not be installed because of error 2149842974 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe"
"C:\Users\Les\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KXQDWOEH\Windows6.1-KB2660075-x64.msu" ")
When I try to run sfc /now or verify only I get this error;

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 10% complete.
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Answer:Can't install updates using windows update or standalone update

Try running the System Updates Readiness Tool.

This is the link for the 64-bit version: Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

This Microsoft article may help too: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527#tab0

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After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit that had Vista with latest SP on a 120gb hdd.then installing the sp1, the windows updater will not download and install updates. As it was I had to manually download the sp1 to a flash drive from my desktop and put it on the laptop. No problems there, but was hoping it would solve the Update problem, but didn't. I get the "Fail" error codes. 1. 80070570 and 2. 8007001F. I have 52+ KB updates and not one of them will download and install. Called MS help and for two days they had me try different things. They even took control of the computer and couldn't figure it out. I checked memory and did a chkdsk on the new HDD. In desperation for trouble shooting I put the Vista HHD back in and ran updates with no problems at all then I reinstalled the 320 G HHD. I didn't have a BSOD at all. But I downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and when I did that I would get the BSOD for what ever reason. I had a hard time getting it uninstalled because as soon as you would start windows, within a few seconds I would get the BSOD. When I finally got the Security Essentials uninstalled the BSOD Went away. Have no Idea what one had to do with the other. I just want to get the updater to work. Any Help
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates

AGB,





Quote:
After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit


What???

That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

One license = 1 machine.
1 machine = 1 license.

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I'm currently on holiday and am connected through an expensive 3G modem plan. Whenever I try to connect, Windows update starts to download files. Every now and then I need to update MSE virus defs but Windows update downloads files GRR! What do I do about this pest? I just disabled the windows update service which obviously prevented me from downloading MSE defs

Answer:How to stop Windows update from downloading updates when I update MSE

Have you tried setting Windows Update to not Download updates?
You could also set it to not check for updates while you are on holiday.
For MSE definitions, open MSE and update from there.

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I am looking for a script to disable the annoying Windows Update notification.
For a single PC I can go ahead and turn the message off in the Action Center.
Any help with registry edit?

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I'm currently on Win 7 Ultimate SP1, what are/if any the upgrade offers for Win 8?

I like to stay updated
 

Answer:Windows 8 upgrade offers

Well are you willing to start using an OS that is meant for touch screens?
 

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When W7 was due for release there was a pre-order offer available for two weeks where you could buy it at a heavily discounted price (?44)
Are there any available offers like that available for W8 or have none been announced yet?
I

Answer:Any Windows 8 pre-order offers?

It's far too early for anything like that yet.

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The following error occurs when trying to boot any Thinkpad Edge model 0301-26u using a network PXE server:  proxyDHCP offers were received. No DHCP offers were received.  Details of the problem are as follows: 1.) This same error occurs on both 3Com (Ghost default) and Acronis PXE servers.2.) The 3Com PXE server has been used extensively with many makes and models and has worked for us without issue until this model.3.) The 3Com server shows a log of the machine connecting however the machine never makes it to downloading anything via TFTP.4.) The Thinkpad's have been updated to the latest BIOS.5.) The client machine, PXE server and DHCP server are all on the same switch with no routing required.6.) The DHCP scope is not full.7.) The PXE-E52 error occurs very quickly. My hunch is this may be an issue with the boot rom on network card.  Anyone successfully booted this model via PXE? 

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Hello. I am new to computers and am haveing a program update crisis. My windows update and other programs that require update DL will not connect to their respective servers and Iexplore will not load. I check my internet settings and all are ok. They worked before I got a virus. Got te virus removed but now nothing works. Here is my hijackthis log. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:49:39 PM, on 9/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aolwbspd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Comp Tune-Up\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Windows Update Won't DL Updates

Sesshounmaru, I moved your thread to the HJT section so you'll get a better response...
MT

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 I guessing more than not it's a virus. Actually because of this road block, I haven't been able to update for sometime. When I get to Service Pack 2, it gets "stuck". Just says "Updating" for hours at a time.  Any suggestions ?

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

Do you have room on your hard drive for the updates?

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Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly. Is there any way to fix this via Group Policy? *crosses fingers*

Did anyone figure out if declining the update in WSUS worked?

Answer:Windows Update same 4 updates?

Quote:




Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly.




Do not hijack a Solved thread, unless to comment that it worked for you. I have moved you to your own thread.
What version of Windows are you running? You posted in the XP Forum, but your profile says Windows 7?
What part is ugly? This shouldn't be an issue with Windows 7. You can choose to not download the update in Windows Update and put a check in Do Not Remind Me of this Update.

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I just got windows 7 just a couple of days ago and realized that there are 3 particular updates that won't well... update.

Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Code 800B0100
Code 80073712
Code 8007006E
 

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 I guessing more than not it's a virus. Actually because of this road block, I haven't been able to update for sometime. When I get to Service Pack 2, it gets "stuck". Just says "Updating" for hours at a time.  Any suggestions ?

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

Do you have room on your hard drive for the updates?

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my friends computer doesnt download windows updates, the windows update thingy says that it found 73 new updates. but whenever he tries to install them it says "following updates could not be installed" meaning all of the 73 ones. what to do? :>

Answer:cant update with windows updates.

Have your friend go to update windows page and if he gets the error message again look in the upper right hand corner for an error code. Report back with findings.

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I've updated and selected updates in this window before, suddenly I can't see any updates there at all. WU tells me there's 33 optional updates available, when I click and the window to select those and install them appears I can't see any of them. =/ Check the attachment to see what I'm talking about. I've changed setting in Windows Update to see if that was the cause of the problem but it didn't help. Important updates (when I had them) weren't showing either... Help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't see updates in Windows Update.

I am having exactly the same problem.
Anyone?

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It keeps dling and intling the same 2 updates kb828741 and kb835732





Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX 4.09.00.0902 (DirectX 9.0b)
Date / Time 2007-01-18 / 11:56

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 1024 MB
BIOS Type Award (07/07/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Compaq 7550 [17" CRT] (12081672005232)

Multimedia:
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Answer:Windows update trying to dl same 2 updates over and over

got one to work now KB835732 says access denied when trying to install.

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Every time I get a message that Windows Update has updates for my computer, it is the same 2 - KB900485 & KB920872. I have downloaded and installed them a couple of times to be sure it was indeed installed. Including today, this has happened about 50 times. Has this happened to anyone else? Why would this be happening? Thank you!
 

Answer:Windows Update: Same 2 updates over and over

Look here.. and see if that helps.
 

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I keep getting a notice that there are 10 windows updates waiting to be installed.
They seem to download okay and then go through the process of installing.
But then I keep getting a notice that nothing was installed because of an error.
Tried to follow the instructions in Microsoft Troubleshooter and even tried using the "Fix It Tool' but nothing helps.
3 days ago I downloaded Firefox Browser and Microsoft Essentials.....could they be part of the problem?
I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
Images attached.
 

Answer:Windows Updates won't Update

Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update when you try to install updates
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 5670 that I did a clean install on and after installing all the drivers, i tried doing updates and it will not install them. I used a legit key and i get past microsft verification process. It downloads all updates but when its time to install them, all of them fail. Any ideas?

Here are the system specs:
* Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
* 15.4" WXGA CrystalBrite LCD with 16ms refresh rate.
* ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB
* 100GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
* Slot-Load DVD super multi drive
* 1GB DDR2 dual channel memory
* 802.11 a/b/g wireless with singalup high efficiency antenna
* Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
* ExpressCard slot

In depth review of laptop:
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2780

Thanks for the help guys.
 

Answer:Windows updates will not update.

Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?
 

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Hi, I am trying Windows 7 professional 64bit is trying to update my PC now for the umpteenth time. I ask it to download and update. It tells me that it has updated and needs to restart. When it restarts, it has a couple of attempts at configuring the updates and lets me use Windows. When I turn my PC off, I get a 'Do not turn off, etc'. When I start my PC and check to see if the install worked, I am told it hasn't, any clues please?

Answer:Windows 7 updates don't update

I have been through this today and fixed mine.
There are ways MS suggests when you right click on the failed updates and read the help files that contain links to MS downloadable tools of sorts.
After reading about and trying some of the tools with no success I took a hint I read between the lines about running the one with "service pack" in its name alone. I had 10 updates available one of which had service pack in its title. It was "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)"

I ran it alone and it took. Remaining were 4 security and 4 updates for windows and an IE9 update.

I then tried the 4 updates for windows alone and they failed.

Long story short, I tried some alone until they started working and got them all in.
Look at my screen shot and see the order in which I used. The order goes from the bottom up. The Hot Fix you see is one of MS's suggestions I tried that changed nothing.

As long as this is not every time eh?

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I cloned my C drive, and removed that C drive using the new, cloned drive as the C drive. But when I boot-up, a black screen gives me 2 choices as to which windows 7 to boot with. how do I get rid of that? there is only 1 drive connected with windows 7 on it. the 1 choice is the correct 1. when I choose the other, it says windows 7 can't load.

thanks.

Answer:Booting Offers 2 Windows 7 Start-Ups

In the Start search, type msconfig and tap enter. In the boot tab, highlight the w7 entry that does work and click Make Default, see how that works.

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One example is downloading & adding in all of the Global themes that we have already done here on Seven Forums...but for those that don't want to dig into the system's files you can now download & install them!

Download fun extras to give your PC a personal touch
Personalization Gallery - Windows themes, backgrounds and gadgets - Microsoft Windows

Answer:MS now offers Personalization Gallery for Windows 7

Your a bit late with that news. This was launched on the same day as Windows 7.

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But Only to the Government

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/04/air-force-windows/

So it took Microsofts CEO Steve Ballmer and his team two years to adapt "the most secure windows ever" (thats what it says when I install XP), by locking down over 600 settings. Yet this wonderfully secure super system only stopped 85 % of hacking attacks.

"What this means for the rest of us is unclear. Threat Level contacted Microsoft to find out if any part of the locked down Windows XP configuration got into general consumer versions of the software or has influenced how it configures future versions of its software. The company did not respond."

I'd really be interested in their reply. Mebees they could tell us why they did not use Vista as it is supposed to be even more secure than XP.

 

Answer:Microsoft Offers Secure Windows !

Very interesting..A good read for sure...
 

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Windows offers to let me save my passwords. Where are these passwords stored? I have a friend who doesn't remember his e-mail password (lol), but he has the entire contents of "C:\documents and settings" intact from before his computer was wiped. He needs to recover the password, or at least have windows remember it

Answer:Windows offers to let me save my passwords. W

go to control panel --> user accounts --> right click it --> choose properties --> click advanced tab, there u can see the stored password tab..Thanks and Regards,Ganesan Khttp://serveradministrators.blogspo...

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Update: Update Screen Message: "Working on updates 12%"

Hi, see mine at #137, and more - maybe #160 for example.. about download issues - if that's the stage you're at.
Cumulative Update KB3189866 Windows 10 build 14393.187 - Windows 10 Forums

Some elected to download the update and install manually.

Which update is it?

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I don't want to install them automatically. I would like to delete these downloaded update files as I like to install them manually and I haven't restarted my computer yet for installation. Some of these update installation were failed, so whether these failed update files are still in my computer?
Where are all these files stored( both failed and for update files)? In which folder exactly?

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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

Answer:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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Hi, When I try to install Windows updates, I get the following error: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" And It Keeps for about 15 minutes.I tried to Disable all the Services From Msconifg.exe but it didnt work for me.  Please Help.  Lenovo Ideapad Y500   

Answer:Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

hi HussinBhy,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
With Windows 8 there was a certain service that has to be disabled "Nalperion Service" then proceed with the updates manually by 4 or by 5 updates only
 
If Windows 7, You just have to make sure your Antivirus is not blocking anything by disabling them temporarily
    and most of all Try installing it by 4 or by 5 updates only,  as it may be overlapping some updates if you will install everything at same time.
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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windows update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controller by your system administrator
I'm running win7 home premium. I ran tweaking repair tool, and the problem persists. have any ideas why?

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Hello,

I recently reinstall my windows x64 ultimate edition and after several installations (microsoft updates and some drivers on my own), it appears that microsoft update is failing.

When I look at the control panel/windows update windows there is no error code, juste the white cross with a red background indicating : "check for updates for your computer".

When I hit check for updates : "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer".

In services.msc the service is running.

the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) fail to install : error 0xc8000247
I run a SFC /SCANNOW directly on win7, the window close by itself.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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My computer hasn't installed an update since November. I keep running Windows Update and it says I'm up to date. What would prevent it from finding available updates? (Windows 7 Pro, SP1)

Thanks

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Windows says it manage to update 2922229kb successfully but the next time it connects to the internet it says it is updating 2922229kb again.

What's going on?

Answer:windows updates successful but update again

This has happened to others.
When you see the update, right click and then hide. You will not be bothered again.

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When I check for updates, I get the following error:

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Windows could not search for new updates
An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 80073712 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
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I noticed this because the "New updates are available" always displays at the bottom task bar (by the clock) and shows the same two updates that have already been installed:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813170)

I've tried running the "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt but get the following message & error:

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Install this and see if it fixes your Update Error.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858
 

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Hi
Today it dawned on me i had not seen any windows updates in quiet some time and also my AV Eset had not indicated updates were available either.When attempting to check updates via control panel it hung for quiet some time with a blue spinning circle the eventually took me to the check for updates screen which is red.After clicking the update button i received the dreaded notice"Windows cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running",after readiing up on the problem i have tried the various Microsoft fixes that state they have fixed various problems but still cant update,i have tried stopping the update service and deleting the software folder and restarting the update service but still nothing.
At a guess i think the last updates i did was the November ones which finished with a some updates failed to install properly.
I have also tried the downloads Brink has posted on the site but this has not resolved the problem so i guess its over to you guys/gals to try and help me fix this problem.
Thanks in advance.

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I`m having the problem... Update just hangs... I thinks it`s the latest update for the update agent... As far as upgrading to Windows 10, just use the media creation tool... As long as your copy of 7 is legit, you can just upgrade, create an iso, or a usb install.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

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Hey, was wonderin if anyone can give me a hand regarding this problem.

I try to go to windows update and get the newest updates, they will download but not install.
these are the following updates that did not install

Security Update for Windows XP (KB2544893)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2535512)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2536276)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476490)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503665)
Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2544521)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2530548)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2478658)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2011 (KB890830)

Microsoft Office 2007
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)
Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2541012)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i tried going to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144>
and seeing if that helps but it didn't.

I looked at the other threads which suggested
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Answer:Windows update will not install updates for XP

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I have disable the in the settings for hardware installations for driver installations as i like to update driver myself such as sound drivers,network and video drivers. Those are basically the 3 drivers that i update including security updates. By using wushowhide, i can see the drivers updates that have been block such as intel pci serial port root, watchtimer and lpc controller and etc. Does it improve performance or should i leave it alone? What does updating those driver do?

Answer:Windows Update Driver Updates

I can only speak for myself, others may have different views. I recently had a number of problems related to Windows 10 Updates [including drivers].

For the present my policy is to go directly to the relevant manufacturer for driver updates. A review over a number of forums, Intel in particular reveals Intel and Microsoft apparently unable to resolve problems caused by updates. I'll stick with Intel for the moment.

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I need to format the HDD and re-install XP. But I don't want to have to download all the updates again. So how do I save the downloaded files before I format?Cheers

Answer:Where does Windows Update store the updates in XP?

you will need to redownload and reinstall all the updates again after a format and reinstall of xp unfortunatly.but fortunatly here is a very good guide from powerless on how to save them to disc to do just that click here

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My PC (running XP) doesn't seem to want to allow installation of 3 fairly recent Windows Updates (KB840374, KB828035 and KB824141). They appear to download ok - but all fail at the installation stage. I've tried to install them all several times without success.Any clues anyone ??Many ThanksMCPR82

Answer:Windows Update - 3 Updates won't Install

Check if they are in the add/remove programs applet. If so, remove then and reboot. Then try to install them one at a time: after the first, reboot and then go for the next. Do them in order of age.

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Ok I am at a lost here these 7 updates do not download or fail.
Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Wind....
System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based..
Update for Windows 7 for x64 based systems (KB2570791)
and (KB982018)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64 based systems (KB976932)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64 based sys...

I have even tried downloading them and then install and they still fail and it seems to be these 7 I just update my .NET framework 4

If anyone can help thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Updates 7 of them dont update

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jemsr50


Ok I am at a lost here these 7 updates do not download or fail.

...

I have even tried downloading them and then install and they still fail...


You said they do not download OR fail but then you said they failed, which is it?

Make sure you have restarted your computer since then. Try updating ONLY important updates, possibly selecting a few at a time to download and update. Let me know if it still fails. Restart>select some updates (important ones first, then slowly working your way to other updates you want to have installed)>installl>restart again. If it works keep doing this method

These two things likely don't have an effect on the updates, but try them anyway:

1. Do you know if you have all your drivers currently updated?

2. Has windows been activated yet?

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I am having a problem with windows update. It will not search for any updates, whenever I try to get it to search for updates it finds an error code 80070422. I have tried microsoft fixit tool and the report says Repair default Windows Update locations Not Run. I am thinking maybe resetting windows update locations could help, but I don't know how to do that manually. I have also tried restarting services required by windows update, which did nothing. I also scanned for viruses. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have an issue with my Windows XP Pro being stuck on the SAME two updates!!! it ALWAYS says it successfully installed but ALWAYS tells me it needs to install those two updates again 20 minutes later!!! and the update progress says

"Installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 (KB2972105) (update 1 of 2)...

Installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 (KB2979574) (update 2 of 2)... "

but it HAS been installing those SAME TWO updates for a couple of months now, it SAYS it was successful EVERY TIME, but INSISTS that it install again!!! I DON'T even know if it actually installed!!!

please help me get this installed and/or get the message to go away if/after it is installed

Answer:Windows Update STUCK on SAME TWO updates!!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/down....aspx?id=44313
Download Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 on Windows Server 2003 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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When I check for updates, I get the following error:
 
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Windows could not search for new updates
An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
 
Error(s) found:
Code 80073712  Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
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I noticed this because the "New updates are available" always displays at the bottom task bar (by the clock) and shows the same two updates that have already been installed:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813170)
 
I've tried running the "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt but get the following message & error:
 
Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
 
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Sounds like you have some corrupt Windows update components. By chance have you tried a System Restore? This may not correct your issue if there are corrupt components, but may be worth trying. Also if you have a System Repair Disk or OEM Windows Installation DVD. Both of these will repair any corrupt files.
 
Here's info on both:  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

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Hi,
I have just upgrade my operating system from Vista to Windows 7.

I am finding that Windows Update is not loading any updates. It just seems to hang. All the computer is saying is "Downloading Updates" and every thing stays at 0%.

Updates worked fine with Vista.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows Update is not loading updates

Hi thermite, welcome to the forums

How long have you kept it at the 'Downloading' stage? I have noticed that depending on some updates I have experienced an extended 0% stage but after a while it began at well above 30%.


OS

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I am on windows vista and when I clicked on windows update from Start, it just keeps looking without coming back. How do i fix this issue?

Answer:Windows update not getting any updates for vista

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

Louis

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I need to work around Windows Update because it fails more often than it succeeds on one of my systems. Does anyone know how to find out what updates are available without using Settings\Updates & Security so I can download them directly from the Windows Update Catalogue?

Answer:How can I find updates besides using windows update?

Use MS Update Catalog and search for the KB# you need.
Microsoft Update Catalog

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Hi. I'm new here and see a forum about windows updates not being installed. I have the same problem but that thread didn't help me at all to fix the problem.

I have tried to install Windows Installer but will get this message when I try to install it.. " Not enough storage is available to process this command."

I've tried these commands and the first one

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll says The module failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.

There are 3 that will not update and haven't for a week. Yes I've been trying and searching that long!!!
#1 Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
Error Code : 646

#2 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB972581)
Error Code: 646

and

#3 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB974234)
Error Code: 646

Any help will be appreciated and much thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Windows Update will not install updates!

Hi,

You mention:

" Not enough storage is available to process this command."

Have you actualy checked there is enough space on the drive, I am unsure how much space is needed, but this could be an issue.

Also make sure you dont have any external drives connected when running the update.

Does MS Update give you any KB numbers or error codes?

Thanks,
Danny
 

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I have disable the in the settings for hardware installations for driver installations as i like to update driver myself such as sound drivers,network and video drivers. Those are basically the 3 drivers that i update including security updates. By using wushowhide, i can see the drivers updates that have been block such as intel pci serial port root, watchtimer and lpc controller and etc. Does it improve performance or should i leave it alone? What does updating those driver do?

Answer:Windows Update Driver Updates

I can only speak for myself, others may have different views. I recently had a number of problems related to Windows 10 Updates [including drivers].

For the present my policy is to go directly to the relevant manufacturer for driver updates. A review over a number of forums, Intel in particular reveals Intel and Microsoft apparently unable to resolve problems caused by updates. I'll stick with Intel for the moment.

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My Windows suddenlly stopped checking for windows update. when i try to check for update its shows error : "WindowsUpdate_803D000A"+"WindowsUpdate_dt000" this error. please help me. iam running Windows 7 Ultimate.

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I've been dealing with this for about two weeks. There was another thread on here dealing with the same topic (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic473547.html). I tried everything that was suggested in there, but none of it worked.

I'm running: Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, Service Pack 1, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3 2.30 GHz.

This computer is about two months old. I'm at my wits end.

Answer:Windows Update - Updates Will Not Install

This link will take you to a article posted in the Answers.Microsoft which may be of help.

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I do not want to install update KB971033 right now. I'm seeing posts where people are having problems after installing this new WGA update.

I'm also hearing that you will need to validate every 3 months once this update is installed. I don't know if this is true or not but I want to hold off for awhile and see what happens before installing it.

So, my question is, how do I tell Windows Automatic Updates not to offer me an update I've refused as I could do with XP.

Answer:How to tell Windows Update not to show me updates

if you don't want to install update, you can reject that update versions.

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moving from Vista/Win7 forum

Vista machine cant perform win updates - no service
My stepson has been using bittorrent :/ - I think hes gotten some infection. Can't start the windows update service. There is not even a service called Windows Update defined.

I tried the wuagent download and force, nothing.

I ran malwarebytes and it did not find anything. Can't run defender because it wont download the updates.

I tried starting the service as it appears on another vista machine (system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs) but that does not do anything.

See image at http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ce-472865.html for screen shot (can't reupload)

Or at

http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/t...ate-error1.jpg

Answer:No Windows update service - can't DL updates

TTT

Am I looking at reinstall?

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DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth give me no errors, repaired with image_health tool of this forum. SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files, here log.SFC Details.txt

Answer:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

RE : SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files

Please run this image restorehealth command............................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

If it fails to finish and you get an error message " sources file could not be found ", then use this Tech Bench link below and download the ISO file. You need to do that because you need the Install.wim file which only Tech Bench will provide.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

Once you have the iso downloaded, right click at the ISO > click Mount > leave it there.
Then open the same command prompt (Admin), and copy and paste this................

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

Note : H is the drive where the iso is mounted. Change it if your driver letter is different.

When it is completed, you should get the report that the operation is successful.
Now run the sfc /scannow again. It should be ok this time.

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Just checked Windows Update and received message that no updates available.For one I know that the Critical update Notification Update should still be sitting there as I have not downloaded it. Secondly I am unable to view Windows Update download history or catalogue.Anyone else experiencing this problem this evening?

Answer:Windows Update for Win98 no updates available

I've just had a look and the catalog's available including all the 98 stuff. Try 'personalise Windows update' to get the menu options.

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Hi, Im running Vista Ultimate, Have a deascent firewall and antivirus and dislike the microsoft updates, Is there any way to delete/remove/disable the Windows Alerts for Windows Update?

Answer:Windows Update Security Updates.

Look below
Security Center

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So my copy of windows 10 is ready, and i want to update everything else beforehand. but i go into windows update, and when i hit "check for updates" it says checking, then returns an error code 80244019. i already tried running the windows update troubleshooter app from their website...no luck with that. it says fixed, but i still have the same issue.
i'm assuming this is the reason that when i click "lets continue" on the windows 10 update notification, its just says "working on it" for infinity.
i have not tried booting in safe mode yet, because the last time i tried that, something happened and i couldnt log back into windows and ended up having to bring it to the microsoft store and had to have them clean install windows.
any thoughts?

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I did a clean install of Windows Home Premium 64 bit,
I used Acer restore disks to factory recover system,
I cloned from original HDD, that was fully functional when removed.
None of the. will download updates.

SURT gives me error 87, not recognized.
SFC found no violations
I get no update errors codes

CBS log attached

Answer:Windows 7 update not finding updates

SFC log

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I need to work around Windows Update because it fails more often than it succeeds on one of my systems. Does anyone know how to find out what updates are available without using Settings\Updates & Security so I can download them directly from the Windows Update Catalogue?

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Hi, I have a bunch of Windows 10 updates ready to be installed but for some reason they never install at all, so I'm wondering how can I get them through so I can download newer updates (if needed)?

Answer:Windows 10 won't install the updates nor update.

i had same problems, they passed by in few days just by waiting and waiting, i kept computer out of the sleep and at some point they installed itself. i use all the automations possible. what build youre on with? 10565? 10240?

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