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Windows Update Not downloading/installing updates. Always using 25%CPU

Question: Windows Update Not downloading/installing updates. Always using 25%CPU


My windows update has not been downloading/installing anything for a few weeks now, and is always using about 25 percent of my CPU. I just did a SCF scan and here are the results. It did say something was corrupt.

Here is the Log
EDIT: I no longer have a problem. I was doing a bunch of things and then finally noticed that shutdown button had that little symbol that said it would install updates. I guess the reason why my WU download was always at 0kb was because the files were all there.

No more problems, however the scan still said something was corrupt, i would really appreciate it if someone looked through and see what i'm missing.

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Ok, I would appreciate it SO much if someone would help me with this. EVERY time I shutdown my computer, I get this picture of the Windows Security shield by the "Shut Down" button. My computer doesnt immediately shut down, it says installing download 1 out 2 or whatever and then eventually it shuts down. Then I reeboot and the same cycle happens over and over when I shut down my computer. Why arent my updates installing? Thats quite nervewracking..

Answer:Windows Updates downloading and installing over and over?

This is not normal, possibly something malicious is blocking your downloads if it occurs daily.Go to windows update and do a full scan and see how many more you are missing.Download them.Then do the scans....and have a MS interpret them for you to be sure you don't have a nasty one.

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Hi, I have been getting my laptop cleaned over at the malware sub-forum and they pronounced my machine clean, and recommended that I start a thread here to get my Windows Updates problems addressed. I have been unable to update Windows for several weeks, am unable to either download or install updates, even Microsoft Security Essentials updates.

Here is the thread from the malware sub-forum for reference:

Any assistance rendered will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Updates Not Downloading Or Installing

I just found this on another forum and it helped that person.
Always remember, anything to do w/ Updates not going or other problem issues w/ them is a FREE call to MS Tech Support. Is considered a security matter w/ the OS and therefore, they will fix it at no cost.
The # is 1-866-727-2338Click to expand...

The MS techs took over his computer, found the problem and updates are coming through.

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I run Windows XP.Twice I have downloaded the Critcal Updates as advised by Microsoft in Windows Updates. On both occasions after successfully doing the download for twenty minutes on each occasion I have been asked to Install the files. I did not wish to be reminded later). Clicking on Yes I have after a few minutes disconnected the telephone as I reason the connection is not wanted at this stage. On both occasions I was asked to re-connect, which I did, but the Installation appears to have worked anyway. My question is- has the telephone connection to be maintained whilst the files are Installing ?

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates & Installing

I think the answer is yes, mine does anyway. If you re-connected in time it will have installed OK.

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Since yesterday, I have 5 pending windows update to download but everytime i click the download button, it gives me "there was a problem installing updates" error code: 8024200D. BTW, I have set my update to "choose whether to download updates"
I've tried again today but the error persists.

List of pending updates:

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Alright, so after updating my pc a few days ago and managing to install SP1 for windows 7, my computer now constantly "downloads" information which results up to 100's of mb's per hour wasted.. and thus having a limited cap amount, I need to find a way to stop it. Why I say this now, is because ever since I updated windows 7, so the "downloading" has started and it never used to do this before.

I have told windows to not start up apps like iTunes and Skype etc. But this hasnt had a effect. Is there anything else I can do to stop this?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows constantly downloading after installing updates..

Go back in time and do a restore point when your computer was acting normally.
See if the constantly download is stoped.
when WU ask's for updates make the upates download & install one by one to see wich update is the cause of your stuborn download.
Good luck

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Hello All
About a week ago I got back from vacation and tried to install about five windows updates. I thought they had downloaded successfully because when I tried to turn my computer off for the night it gave me the ?Install updates and shut down? option. I accepted it and went to bed but when I got up in the morning it was still on ?Please do not power off or unplug your machine installing updates 1 of 2? I let it keep installing while I went to work but when I got home in the evening it was still stuck. I don?t think it should take 24 hours to install one update so I had to power the machine down and reboot.
I went to the windows update console and looked at the available updates and they appeared to still be uninstalled and undownloaded. I then tried to install them, but after an hour they were still at 0%. I then tried to look at my installed updates to see if maybe I needed to delete the recent ones and redownload them, but it would keep getting stuck trying to open. A grey progress bar would appear on the file path on the top, but it would never actually open. (I?ve had a similar problem with some other file folders like My Pictures.) As far as I know I don?t have any viruses and I have nearly 100 gigs of free space in my hard drive. They only things I can think of that might be causing this problem is that I recently checked my registry with Registry Mechanic by PcTools, which may have messed something up. And I also signed up for Carbonite about four weeks ago an... Read more

Answer:Windows updates not downloading/installing on shutdown.

hi and welcome to TSF try looking here for soloution

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I've got my HP Pavilion laptop recently fixed and the guy that fixed it installed Windows 10. Today I checked for available updates from Windows' "Update and Recovery" (that option in settings) and found a lot of updates to download, so I did it; downloaded all and installed them without a problem, then restarted the laptop in order to "finish the installation", I saw regular activity in compelting and finishing installing updates on the boot up screen (similar to Win 8), left the laptop for 5 minutes then came back to see the screen devided into 4 rectangles, 2 on the left in black and 2 on the right side in white color, this is now the same screen for nearly 3 hours.

Is it a normal "huge update" process? -I doubt it-, so what should I do?


Answer:Windows 10 booting problem after downloading and installing updates

Try shutting it down and reboot.

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As many of you may know about 7 reccomended vista security updates were released today. Well I have windows update set to automaticly download and install updates. But I had to click on windows update- it said 7 updates need to be installed. WHAT THE HECK. Shouldent it have already done that? At least I got the updates

Answer:Windows vista not automaticly downloading and installing updates


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I keep trying, and failing, to get these updates.
The error message is as follows:

Failed Updates
For help installing an update successfully, see the solution under each problem description.

Problem: Please check your update history for a description.

Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 (KB842773)
Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed
Solution: To fix the problem, try installing the updates again. If that doesn't work, use the Troubleshooter to try solve the problem.

Installation Failure

Error Code: 0x80246008
Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following resources.
For self-help options:
Frequently Asked Questions
Find Solutions
Windows Update Newsgroup

For assisted support options:
Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for issues related to getting updates)
Print | Close
Remaining High-Priority Updates
Your computer might be at risk until you install all high-priority updates. These updates help protect against security threats and performance problems.
To review all updates you’ve installed from this website or by turning on automatic updating on your computer, see your update history.
I looked in the Control Pa... Read more

Answer:Solved: Trouble Downloading and Installing Windows Updates

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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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Ok it seems windows update ask me to download the same updates over and over. I want it to stop!!! lol I have no idea why it wants to download the same updates over and over. I looked in the windows folder and seen there is quite afew update folders some are over 200MB. anyone know what might be causing this? I am running windows XP Home SP2.


Answer:Windows update downloading same updates.


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I noticed last night that Windows Update had 55 updates to download.  Upon further inspection, it said updates were last downloaded sometime in November.
I have run the Windows Update Troubleshooting; it resolved some items, but not others (forgot to take a screenshot).  Now Windows Update says I have never even checked for updates.
Following the advice on other threads, I selected only 2 of the updates, then let it run overnight.  I woke up this morning to ZERO percent complete.  Ugh.
I'm able to view pages on Internet Explorer and Chrome without issue, and MalwareBytes was able to update just fine.  What next?

Answer:Windows Update not downloading updates

Download the Windows Update Readiness Tool and run it.

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Windows Update says it's Downloading Updates. It has said that more than 30 minutes ago. And it's still 0 KB total, 0% complete. What's going on?

Answer:Windows Update says downloading updates but 0% after 1hr.

If you have a slow internet connection and/or you have just done a clean install and there are many updates to download, you'll just have to be patient. For example, I just did a recent clean install of Windows 8.0 and there were 62 updates to download. I'd wait a bit more and see what happens if any of my previous assumption apply.

Good luck.

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Does anyone know how to download and install windows Updates without using the windows update program? I know how to solve the Windows Update not working problem but I want the configuration that doesn't allow it to work to be my normal configuration so i'd like to be able tomupdate without having to do extra steps reinstalling a program. thanks.

Geophyte1W700ds 2757-CTO

Answer:Windows updates - Downloading and Installing when computer erroneously thinks Windows invalid

Hi, Geophyte1
Could you please clarify what you are exactly asking? I understand that you are trying to install your Windows updates through means other than the Windows Update program, but I am unclear on why. Is there a particular update/program that is giving you trouble? And what is the trouble, exactly?
Thanks in advance,

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Hey, so I have this problem, I have installed fresh windows 10 about a month ago and now I wanted to check for updates, and well, that works, but if I want to actually install them, it says it's downloading the updates but no network activity other than google chrome is happening and it keeps being stuck at "Downloading updates 1%"
I have tried this article: but it didn't do anything, I am helpless.

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Hi guys

There seems to be a problem with my windows update. It downloads the necessary updates with no problem but as soon as it start to install it, it gives me a failed message. No error codes nothing, just failed. Did anyone experience this and know what the solution could be?

(See the attached image for the error.)

PS: It's not only the case with SP3 it happened even before SP3 was released.


Answer:Windows update fails after downloading updates.

Try Re-registering the Windows Update DLL with the commands below

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type or copy and paste the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

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I've been having trouble with Windows Update recently:
* Three updates were stuck on downloading at 0%
* Rebooting the laptop resulted in it getting stuck at the "Getting things ready..." screen
The fix was actually pretty simple:
1. Reboot your computer
2. Open Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\Software Distribution
3. Open an elevated command prompt (Admin)
4. Run these two commands:
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
5. Select all files in abovementioned folder and delete them
6. Make sure to empty the trash afterwards
7. Reboot and run Windows Update again
That way I was able to fix my Windows Update process that has been stuck for more than a week now. It immediately found many more updates to install, downloaded them and installed them just fine.

Answer:Here's what to do when Windows Update gets stuck downloading updates

Thanks dude able to fix the issue....

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I usally do not have very good internet connection. So, I wait until I do at another location and manually check for Windows Updates. However, this time I seem to be getting a strang error. HP assisant says that the updates are completed, yet I am getting an x on downloading and updates.I have not updated this machine since october of last year. There is no way that it is completed. I do have solid internet connection.thanks ahead for your help.

Answer:Windows Update fails at Downloading messages and updates def...

@Andrew16 Printer Website Support Driver Page:HP ENVY x360 - m6-w103dx (ENERGY STAR) The posted image indicates that the dowloads and installs have failed (X). Try the following:   Remove and Replace the HP Support Assistant Uninstall HP Support Assistant from Control Panel > icon view > Programs and FeaturesRestart the computer and log inDownload and install a fresh copy of the HP Support AssistantDownload PageHP Support Assistant If you have ?Admin? control, you may highlight the package and ?double-click? to install it, else Right-Click, Select run as Administrator and install. Restart the computer and log in Try running the HP Support Assistant again  If no joy, see the following for help:   HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8) More information:HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 7)HP PCs - Resolving Slow System Performance (Windows 8) HP PCs - Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)HP Support Assistant 8.0 - Technical white paper If still no joy: Set HP Support Assistant to "Notify" only (no download or install) Run the HPSA program and try to get a list of potential Updates If the list completes, use that list as a reference:Open your computer's Driver page > Download and manually install each driverRestart the computer and log in  (some updates may require you Restart after that particular update)&nb... Read more

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Just did a clean install of Win 7 SP1 and started windows update- but it just hangs there- with the green light going across the screen- i know this happened when I had win7 before i upgraded to 10. Did MS change the way they do this? In the past- when I would restart the computer it would say-Don't turn of your computer- windows is installing updates- What's going on?

Answer:Windows update not downloading updates- clean install Win 7

Try again, please.
What version of IE is installed?

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Yesterday when I started downloading windows update, only one update could be downloaded i. KB3114431. After that may be there was some sort of problem on the network and I could not download the other updates as my network was down at that time. so I disconnected from network and cancelled the downloads and shut down the computer. It normally installed the downloaded update. after that from today morning I am unable to download any updates. The network is fine, as I can browse the internet normally. But windows update screen keeps stuck at 0%. Though now the shut down button shows the alert icon for update installation as you can see in screenshot. Is there any way to fix it? Thank you.

Answer:Windows update stuck at downloading updates screen

The problem has been resolved automatically. Thank you.

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please help with specify;thanks;Everytime I start windows update it won't download the updates. The bar keeps on running but nothing downloads and the percentage stays at 0%.
Whats wrong? Anything I can do to fix this?

Answer:Windows update will not download updates - stuck at 0% downloading

Hi shawn What version of Windows are you using?

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i m using l535 and i got update for new bulid 10581 after clicking on download update it is showing dowloading updates 0% but til now the updates are not yet downloaded.any suggestions please

Answer:In new moblie update 10581 is anybody getting downloading updates 0 but not started downloading??

i m using l535 and i got update for new bulid 10581 after clicking on download update it is showing dowloading updates 0% but til now the updates are not yet downloaded.any suggestions please

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I have a Zoostorm netbook running windows starter which I took away on holiday over the recent break. When I go to shut down, there is always the yellow exclamation mark saying that an update is ready to install. The shut down continues and the netbook turns off.
The same message appears every time I go to shut down, it has now been over 2 weeks. It seems that the update is not installing or updating; how can I correct this? Many Thanks.

Answer:Windows Update/s are not downloading or installing

You could try this procedure Click Here

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Had an issue with windows update, got technicians to have a crack at it over remote access and I think it was a case of too many cooks spoil the broth.
So many things done, and now windows update searches forever for updates or until battery runs out on laptop once unplugged from mains.

Any ideas?

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I'm not particularly techy so I hope I describe this right.

I have a Toshiba laptop running the 64bit edition of Windows 7 Home Premium. Service Pack 1 is installed.

A couple of weeks ago, I was routinely automatically downloading and installing from Windows Update. Then at my last Windows Update, after it had finished installing, DNS simply would not resolve, then it started to but very very slowly and then it stopped again. I could use IP addresses just fine, but DNS would simply not resolve, or would do so very slowly.

Reading around, I tried the following:

1) Removing the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter completely. This seemed to work at first, and then it just stopped again.

2) Changing the preferred DNS to and, when that didn't work to that didn't work either.

3) I shut down all anti-virus/firewall - still didn't work.

I ended up taking Windows back to a System Restore point pre- the latest Windows Update and everything was fine again. Now I'm worried to run Windows Update at all. If anyone has any ideas about what I should be doing, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:No DNS after downloading and installing latest Windows Update

You can avoid having to do this if you can figure out which update is causing the problem and then you can right click and hide the update.

This particular update has been causing problems for awhile now but if you happen to reinstall that update then running this command might help.

Lets try flushing DNS cache and renewing your IP.

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file ...
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator.

Your computer will reboot it self.

You might need to reboot twice for this to work.

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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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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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There are widespread reports of "windows update says downloading windows 10" when it is not. The rocket scientists in redmond know this is a problem that enrages their customers but true to their time honored business model of making billions
by pissing people off they will do nothing... None of the usual pablum like uninstalling and hiding the piece of crap update that tries to ram windows 10 down everyone's gullet fixes it... 

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Hi people, I have come looking for some advice and hopefully a solution.

I have now taken over the formatting of laptops at my work place. We buy and sell second hand laptops, so want to erase all data before we sell them.

Everything is fine, but the updates take forever, and need you to be around to continually restart the computer numerous times.

I downloaded WUD and downloaded every update at once, but still found that they could not all be installed at once (Unless I did something wrong), So I was wondering if there is some way you can install all the windows updates at once, as that would save me so much time, as some of the updates take forever to install, making the whole process a good 4-6 hour job sometimes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Answer:Downloading and installing all updates at once

Hello Harlem and welcome to the forums

Some updates are cumulative (most security updates for example) and the components from the previous update have to exist before the newer update can be installed. So you won't be able to install all of these at once.

Service packs are introduced every now and then which are big packages of all of the previous updates, so you only have to reboot once.

It is possible to make a disc with all of the updates that you need to install, but I don't know how many times you need to reboot, all I know is that it saves you the hassle of downloading them all again.

WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

Tick the Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 and the Create ISO option (whichever of the two suits you best). Then hit the big Start button at the bottom

There's quite a few, so it might take a while to download them all!


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My Win7 laptop is set to go to sleep when I close the lid. Will closing the lid stop the downloading or installing of a Windows Update? (I would appreciate an explanation beyond a Yes or No.)

Answer:Downloading/installing updates

Windows Update will not download or install while the laptop is a sleep. What further explanation are you looking for?

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Hi forum. I'm hoping somebody can help with my pc issues. I have a toshiba sattelite running Windows 7 sp1 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks Ive had issues with updates not installing and now installing successfully but then installing again. One of the updates is IE 11 which fails to load but I have anyway running. I have tried lots of stuff like Fix it and microsofts hotfix and the latest thing was the repair thing from all to no avail. My system appears clean as I have done lots of scans with all the recommended stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Jay

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Adobe Updates Downloading OK ? But NOT Installing ?
I am in the process of doing a completely fresh install of the operating system and everything else. All has been going OK and I have installed Photoshop CS55 from the CD, but when I try to get the latest updates it all goes wrong. My Bandwidth Monitor confirms the size of the down load and it?s speed. Then just at the end when it should then install the update, I get this error message to say that the update could not be downloaded, when I know full well it is sitting on my hard drive ??

Attached is the error message that is popping up ?
Any ideas ?

Answer:Adobe Updates Downloading OK - But NOT installing ?

Quote: Originally Posted by FredM8

Adobe Updates Downloading OK – But NOT Installing ?
I am in the process of doing a completely fresh install of the operating system and everything else. All has been going OK and I have installed Photoshop CS55 from the CD, but when I try to get the latest updates it all goes wrong. My Bandwidth Monitor confirms the size of the down load and it’s speed. Then just at the end when it should then install the update, I get this error message to say that the update could not be downloaded, when I know full well it is sitting on my hard drive ??

Attached is the error message that is popping up ?
Any ideas ?

What happens when you "Contact customer support for further assistance" as noted in the message? If you haven't contacted them, simply click the "Blue Text" in the message.

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How do I prevent Windows 10 automatically download and install the updates during its installation?



Answer:No downloading and installing the updates during its installation

Disconnect your router so that you do not have an internet connection!!

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Hi everyone,

I just noticed that it has almost been a year since the last time my Windows Vista updated itself. I had been constantly trying to update it, and checking the Microsoft site for new updates but with no luck, as they failed everytime!

I also tried to download those updates that allow you to download future updates (how stupid is that?), but for some weird reason it just won't install them.

As far as I am concerned, update KB937287 is the one responsible for future updates. I downloaded it straight from the Microsoft site since my Windows Update doesn't seem to work.

When I try to install KB937287, it fails and I get this message:

The following updates were not installed:
"Update for Windows (KB937287)"
Obviously, I cannot install any updates until the "future updates" update is installed on my computer. But since I can't do that.... Does that mean I am stuck with a non-updating and insecure Windows Vista?

I am begging for your help

Answer:Vista Updates Not Downloading Or Installing!!! Please Help!

I believe that particular update has been pulled by Microsoft due to problems some were having with it.

Regarding the problem generally with downloading and installing updates, if I understand you correctly, you have your computer set to automatically download and install updates, and they are sometimes downloading but not installing? Or do they only download when you go to the site and do it yourself?

If you haven't looked already,there are a number of trouble shooting tips in Windows Help and Support. Just type in something like 'troubleshooting problems with installing updates', and see if there's anything there to help. I believe too, that sometimes antivirus programmes can prevent these from being installed, so you may want to try disabling yours temporarily to see if it makes a difference. You can also do a search on the error number you see when you right click on the failed update, and sometimes there's a link to follow.

Hopefully someone else will have some more suggestions for you, but if all else fails, you can always ring Microsoft for help. It's free (other than your call charges of course) for help with updates.

Let us know how you get on anyway. Good luck.

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Hi forum. I'm hoping somebody can help with my pc issues. I have a toshiba sattelite running Windows 7 sp1 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks Ive had issues with updates not installing and now installing successfully but then installing again. One of the updates is IE 11 which fails to load but I have anyway running. I have tried lots of stuff like Fix it and microsofts hotfix and the latest thing was the repair thing from all to no avail. My system appears clean as I have done lots of scans with all the recommended stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have uploaded some updates screen shots and some logs Thanks in advance Jay

Answer:windows update installing same updates repeatedly

Here's what is possibly the cause of your problem...

Checking Package Watchlist
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x00000002 Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\PackageDetect Failed to open store key
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Packages
Checking Component Store
Seconds executed: 1287
Found 1 errors
CBS Registry Error Total count: 1
This error usually indicates corruption in the registry - and could be the thin end of the wedge.

I would suggest checking your RAM with Memtest86+, using the instructions here... RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run at least 3 passes - ANY error is one too many!

post back with your results, and I'll see what I can do.

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So I did a fresh install of Windows 7 (again), and I shut it down last night and it started installing some updates. 211? I thought it wouldn't take too long. Usually when I have installed all the updates for a fresh install it took no more than 3 hours. But 11??? This is pretty insane. Since I woke up which is about 1 hour ago, it has been stuck on update 177 of 211. I suspect this update has been causing the system to be updating all night because when I last checked before going to sleep last night at 10:30, it was at update 118 or so. My question is why is it taking so long and when will it be finished? Also, is there a way to interrupt this without corrupting the hard drive?
The specs of the machine are as follows:
Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz
8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury RAM (DDR3-1600)
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC
1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda
EDIT: I shouldn't say Windows Update, it is supposed to be updating then shutting down.

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hey guys, im trying to update my computer with updates but it is refusing to move, i left it alone for an hour and refuses to move, i ran a sfc/scannow and it said it found some files but was unable to fix all of them im downloading and installing that feb 2013 thing now, but does anyone have a step by step solution or anything like that?

Answer:windows update installing 157 updates 0kb of 0% complete

Hiyya MF is this a new install or not? and take a look at htis too

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I am having a problem with Windows 10 Updates not installing. The last update that was successfully installed was KB3074680 on 17/2/17. Everything since then has failed to install. Can anyone help as I do not have a lot of Windows 10 experience.

Answer:Windows Update Has Stopped Installing Updates

Hi, first check your disk.
Download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) (assuming you have some sort of conventional disk with SMART parameters). Post the result.

Then check the file system
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.

Then post a screenshot of Disk Management (Windows key + X, click Disk Management).

Is there sufficient free space on C: ?

From an admin command prompt run
SFC /scannow
This will take some time.
Report the result on the screen.
If this fails, stop here.

Have you tried doing updates with all unnecessary peripherals disconnected?

Try the Windows update troubleshooter. (Bottom rt)
Screenshots: please use the icon to the left of the Video Icon 'Insert Image'.

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I am thoroughly fed up with this problem.I run Win7 and have run all the available fixes I can find but the problem persists.Even when I click installed updates it says there are no updates installed on this machine.The updates though are shown many times over in the WU list.Any suggestions to help clear this frustration would be most welcome.

Answer:Windows Update keeps installing the same updates when shutting down

Try a Windows Update-Reset

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I updated my Windows and it said I had some updates that needed to be downloaded and installed. I went ahead and downloaded and installed them and was asked to restart my PC. When I restarted my PC, it said

"Preparing To Configure Windows. Please Do Not Turn Off Your Computer"

I waited for over an hour now and decided that something was wrong. I decided to restart my PC and everything was fine. Windows update didn't find any new updates so I checked my installed update history. It shows that those updates that I was suppose to install didn't install. The status for those updates show up as "Cancelled".

I was curious to know how do I download those specific updates (Security updates) and install them on my PC?

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217)

Both updates keep installing after successful installing over the last two weeks +. No errors. Ran scannow, no errors. Ran command prompt. fsutil resource setautoreset true %systemdrive%\ and it didn't do anything either. Have uninstalled several times, but it keeps coming back. Ran Fix PC or whatever the Microsoft troubleshooter is and it didn't do anything either. ?

Answer:Windows Update Framework 4 updates keep installing

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

There are lots of thread about these updates repeatedly installing.

I would suggest doing what I posted here:
update never go away after installing??

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Well I carry on trying to download updates from Microsoft Update, and none of them will download and install, yet a few days ago I downloaded and installed a few...

what has happened?

Answer:XP Service Pack, and no other updates, downloading and installing!

What problem are you having with Windows Update? Use Internet Explorer for this task.

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OK, so I've been struggling the past few days after recently building my very own first rig.

After finally finishing, booting it up, and installing all the latest drivers, I've started getting a few BSOD's when I do certain activities.

They mostly seem to be triggered by two things:
Running World of Warcraft's streaming downloader
And installing Windows Updates upon system shutdown/restart

I've made sure to attach the SF diagnostic info in a zip, and would greatly appreciate anyones help in solving this issue

System Specs:
Win Home Premium x64
ASRock 970 pro3 R2.0 Mobo
AMD FX-6300
8gb of Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600
nVidia Geforce GTX 760
Samsung Evo SSD
WD Blue 7200 rpm 1 TB drive


Answer:BSOD downloading WoW/installing updates on shutdown

As an update, the BSOD's vary on how fast they occur. Happen anywhere from 5 minutes to 3 hours after booting up the computer.

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I upgraded to 7 from Vista, using an original manufacturer disk. It was not a clean install, I installed on top of Vista.

Works fine and I started installing about 200 updates in series of 5-10. Went great until one failed.

It is KB3075220 and error code is 800F0902

I attach a printscreen.

What can I do to fix this?

Answer:Installing 200 updates after upgrade to Windows 7 -first failed update

Hi Johnny,
That error code is not really a problem.
That KB has been superceeded, but not yet recognised by your system, it may clear itself after a reboot if not you can hide it and carry on updating the rest.


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So I built up a new system a few days ago, clean install of Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a new SSD.

Then I ran Windows update. Got something like 134 updates the first time I ran it. I figured that this was a big catchup, but I was wrong. I keep running Update and it keeps finding "new" updates. Thing is, many of them are from 2011.

Why didn't Windows install every single outstanding update the first time I ran it.

Any way to identify outstanding updates and force them to be installed?

Answer:Windows 7 update installing updates from 2011, after being run repeatedly

Because some updates are incremental and require others to be installed first.

One thing you can do is slipstream Service Pack 1 into your install disc. This will take care of a lot of the updates.

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Using Windows 7 x64. For several months now I have been hiding windows updates related to IE 9 cumulative security updates. Windows Update would hang during the installation; the progress bar would get stuck at around 50% and I'd eventually have to reboot the machine. The machine would boot and try to continue the update, which would also hang. I'd have to power off the machine and when it restarted, it would roll back the failed update. Sometimes in the course of doing this my machine would end up with Aero turned off and I'd have to get that re-enabled, or restore from a restore point. All other Windows updates work fine. I tried all sorts of things to get past this, from running FixIt for Windows Update to uninstalling IE 9 (so that I could try to install it cleanly; no luck, this too hung) without success. So I finally hid the update.

Since, then however, more IE 9 security updates have appeared and from time to time I try to install them with the same results: hang, reboot, hide the update. Last night I tried installing the IE 10 preview, figuring it would supersede IE 9 and I'd be rid of the issue. No soap; IE 10 wouldn't install.

I'm at the point where this has gone beyond annoying and I'm starting to worry about not having these security updates. I always keep my machine updated religiously via Windows Update and have never seen such an issue before.

Any help would be appreciated!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0... Read more

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Hey guys,
Tonight i built and set up the aforementioned Nuc pc and installed windows 7. However some of the drivers arent installing like the integrated hd 5500 graphics driver and the engine management one. These 2 pop up in my windows update as "important updates" but i get failed messages when i try and install them.
Thank you,

Answer:Intel NUC5i3RYH, Windows 7 Update not installing important updates

I regard Windows Update as a last resort for installing drivers, and suggest installing the drivers supplied by Intel for the board:
If you have had driver installs fail, it may be necessary to boot into Safe Mode and delete failed installations from Device Manager and install again if you continue to have installs fail.

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I have Windows 7, SP1, with Windows Update configured to:

"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"

I am now unable to work on my computer when first setting Windows Update to download updates.

This is because once Windows Update has installed updates, a Windows Update screen showing a "Restart" button flashes on to the screen but then without any input from me, the computer reboots, losing me all my personal work that was in progress.

When I say "without any input from me", I mean that I do NOT click any reboot button.

This issue seems to have occurred for the first time, following the installation of Security Update
KB3185319, but of course I do not know if it really is connected with that.

I would appreciate a solution to this issue.

Thank you.


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I have 3 Updates I've been trying to install for a while, however they seem to keep failing. I've never had any issues previously with Windows Update, and I keep the computer relatively clean. I've tried a few troubleshooting steps ( Such as running my Registry Cleaner, Fix-its from Microsoft )

I am getting the Error 80070643. I ran the Fix-it from the Microsoft Website - Windows Update error 80070643 and the Microsoft Office Source Engine Service is already running.
I also went here, and ran the Fix-it which resets Windows Update, In Aggressive Mode - How do I reset Windows Update components?

Ran Windows Update again, Same error.

I’m running Windows Seven x64 Home Premium, I have not made any recent changes to my computer.

Either the Updates are bugged, or there's something else going on here. I'm going to try installing them from the Administrator Account - I am going to try in Normal Mode and In Safe Mode With Networking and post back the results. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful. Thanks

I've honestly never really had an issue with Updates. This is very odd.

**I tried Windows Update on Administrator with no success. I also tried to run it in Safe Mode, but it would not open.**

I'm going out - I will be back later.

Answer:Windows Update Error 80070643, Installing Updates for MS Office 2003 S&T Edition.

In this article You receive an "Error 80070643" error message when you try to update Office 2003 by using Software Update Services
there are more offered solutions

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Hi Guys,

Been a while since I have posted, thanks for your help in the past.

I have 5 problems at the moment:

- Computer is slow to startup.

- Windows defender keeps finding the same 2 problems: Adware: Win32/Cpmsky & Browser Modifier: Win32/Fotomoto - says it removes them but they come straight back.

- CA Antivirus has been detecting and removing 44 threats for the last 6 weeks or so.

- When I shut down my computer it invariably downloads and installs updates - I have checked this out and it is always the same update (which is always installed properly).

- Spybot S&D also acting up a bit by not immunizing my computer properly - ie: after clicking on Immunize it tells you how many items that you are not protected from, ie: 198, after updating I am still only protected against 74670 whilst the total reads 74861. A discrepancy of 191?

HiJackthis log follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:53:58 AM, on 2/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer slow/stubborn viruses/forever downloading & installing updates on sh

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I keep getting Error message: Install Failure after Windows updates are downloaded and Windows attempts to install those updates.

The download is successfull, however, after Windows 7 attempts to install those updates I get this message:

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

After Windows attempts the installations of those updates, I get the following message: Failure configuring Service Pack. Reverting Changes. Error_install_failure (0x80070643).

I contacted Microsoft on the problem via emails....they went through a number of trouble shooting techniques....but after all of their recommendations, all they could tell me was to reinstall Windows 7.

I really would not like to do that. Do you have any idea what the problem is?

I have HP Pavilian dv6-3010 us Entertainment Notebook
Windows7, 64bit syatem, 8 gigabytes of Ram, 320Gig Hard Drive

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My question is: How can I determine if a downloadable application offered by a Web site is indeed safe (i.e., not malware or spam) before I actually do download and install the program?

Here are the gory details: I was curious about updates to my computer's BIOS and drivers, so I searched Google and turned up a web-site that offers a download that scans your computer to determine the current BIOS and driver versions, then provides a checklist showing which are up-to-date and which aren't. I ran it and it looks pretty neat ( It also provides links to download the updates. (Unfortunately, that costs about $30 for a year's subscription.) It's not just that I'm broke, it's also kind of scary.

My question may be foolish, especially since I downloaded and installed the program that does the checking without knowing anything about it. But I'd really like to know if there is a way to determine how safe a downloadable application is "before" actually downloading and installing it.

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing your advice.


Answer:Downloading BIOS update & driver updates safely

hello & welcome to TSF ,

driveragent is a very safe place to get your drivers from .....

i have a standing subscription with them for i do alot of repairs on a daily basis and trust them greatly and it is so much quicker & easier for me !!

now the best way you can get your drivers for free is to go to the home site of the manufacturer of the pc you have or the for the hardware that you have installed & to know the types of software you are using that require specific drivers like (Realtek AC/97audio & nVidia video & ATI chipsets & Intel & AMD ) and so many more that are used to run certain applications on a pc / there is quite a few that Microsoft offers thru the update site/plus many other trusted sites that you can get them from

but you need to know the specific driver that you need for you can get a driver that may look like the one that you need but rather is for a diifernt application and then you are then going to create a driver conflict and then you have issues on your pc and have to trouble shoot to find the issue

for you see some drivers for one hp will work on a dell , but then they wont for certain hp computers /then you have some dell drivers that will work on a hp or many differnt hps

then you have the differnce of having a laptop from a desktop

so the need to know is very inportant & can be time comsuming

i hope that i have shed a little light on the subject for you

so what drivers are you wantin... Read more

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See last photo...KB3074678 just sitting there at 0%....

Answer:Update KB3074678 not installing downloading 0%

With Notebooks the tendency is to use Wi-Fi but after Upgrading the 6th machine [completed today] I've come to the conclusion that things just plain work better using an Ethernet connection to the Router. I've done 2 Desktops, 1 Tablet and 3 Notebooks so far. Also involved could be the Wi-Fi needs newer drivers to function more reliably but that comes after Win10 gets installed, found that to be an issue on a Dell Inspiron and will be checking another shortly.

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My computer had 45 updates that were stuck in downloading updates for 12 - 24 hours+.
I decided to stop the downloading updates process to find out why my computer was stuck in downloading updates.
I followed instructions from a Windows forum and turned off my avast, malwarebytes and windows firewall and tried to download the 45 updates again.
The 45 updates were stuck in downloading updates for another 12 - 24+ hours.

So I went to a different forum and did the following to the computer:

- Ran Microsoft FixIt, received error 0x80070424
- Tried to run update. Still hangs
- Went into msconfig and went to selective start-up and disabled windows
update. Still hanfs.
- Noticed Chromium browser was installed; uninstalled it and deleted subkeys
in the registry
- Ran malwarebytes and discovered 3 viruses:

Registry Keys:
PUP.Optional.InstallCore, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\csastats, , [a8b7792627732313b7b7d02a30d3c13f],
PUP.Optional.ProductSetup, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\PRODUCTSETUP, , [b0af57484456af87b7fd3d7304ffa858],

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.ProductSetup, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\PRODUCTSETUP|tb, 0N0U0L1F, , [b0af57484456af87b7fd3d7304ffa858]

Removed malware and rebooted.

We've tried for 4 days now and the computer is still stuck in Checking for updates. It's been checking for over 48 hours now. I need to use this computer for work. Please help.

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Answer:Windows 7 Updates Stuck in Downloading Updates

45 updates means that computer hasn't been updated in quite a few months.

What is the KB and the date of the last successful update?

Go here and scroll down to Solution to the Issue
see if you have any of the 3 updates for Windows 7 installed: 3172605, 3177467, or 3020369.
Pick one, download it and install.

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Hello All,

This is yet another issue with Windows Update on 7; I recently (a couple of weeks or so ago) upgraded my father's computer to Windows 7 and he loves it.

However, whenever either of us try and use Windows Update, it sits there for hours and hours on "Installing Updates 1 of 2."

Does anybody have any ideas where I could look as to why this is happening?

I will post more information on this when I can find more detailed account of what's going on with 7.
- Robert

Answer:Windows Update on 7 stalls while "Installing Updates (2/3)" on AMD64 m

you could try :-

go to services (click start and type SER

stop windows update service

go to c:/windows/software distribution/data store

empty this folder

restart/start windows update service

open windows update and it should be red indicating never searched for updates
then try again

also check installed programs and make sure what your trying to install hasn't already automatically installed when you first installed Windows 7

just an idea

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Why is Windows 7 doing the BIG HAUL? usually it only does 10 or so then restart, 10 or so more, etc. etc. etc. when a new install comes in. but Windows is doing 173 ALL AT ONCE!!! it has been a half an hour and it's only on 15 of 173!!!

I Googled the problem but nothing relevant came up!!! but a bunch of odd results for programs or websites that have 173 in the name but NOTHING Windows 7 or Windows Update in the results!!! even though I included 'Windows 7' in the search query

Answer:installing update x of 173?! (173 updates???)

how long has it been since you updated windows, and have you changed anything recently, like upgraded office from 2007 to a newer version?

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Hi Guys, Windows 7 security updates does not download, if showing N number of updates, it won't
download and the downloading shows life forever.\<o:p></o:p>
This problem has found in Windows 7 Ent and Windows
7 Ent SP1 in clean formatted PC with windows Activated and Domain not joined. Tried on several PCs and either it won't ever start or it will be showing 112 or 114 updates but it won?t ever download. Domain joined PCs have different
story, because GP options are enforced. There is no WSUS or patch management software yet on network. <o:p></o:p>
I am purely looking for an answer for this problem of Windows Update either not initiating at all if ever it is showing number of updates to be installed,
it never them downloaded and downloading screen with 0% activity is running forever. Please share any experiences and solutions. If there is a KB about it please refer. <o:p></o:p>
Any or all help is appreciated. Regards.<o:p></o:p>


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Every time I shut down, Windows Update installs the same 2 updates. It never gives an error message saying that the install failed... it just insists on doing it again. This is the update from last week, I guess. I'm afraid I'm at work and away from the affected computer.

It's not critical, it's just annoying, bc shutdown now takes too long.

I'm betting it's an easy enough fix, but I don't know 7 well enough to start guessing.


Answer:Update keeps installing the same 2 updates on shutdown

Welcome to SF!

Look in your Update history to see if the updates are actually installed. If they are, you can right-click on the updates that say they need to be installed, and select Hide.

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hi there basically as the title says my computer is not allowing me to install updates from microsoft update, it will download them then will come up with a box saying could not install the following updates, any help?

Answer:microsoft update not installing updates

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Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)Installation date: ?22/?01/?2009 10:57Installation status: SuccessfulUpdate type: Important-------------------hello people, the above is an update for vista, my problem with it is it keeps onn installing a total of 19 times now, it installs the icon on the task bar dissappears 5 minutes later its back and begins the installation of the same file, any ideas?

Answer:vista updates keep installing the same update

Maybe try and remove it from add remove. and then reinstall here Have you got IE8 Beta downloaded as it can be a problem with that.

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So, how to do this?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Downloading Windows XP updates on the CD/DVD

A quick link to the service pack 3 ISO.;displaylang=enAnd a link to the dl page for the network installation file.;displayLang=enThe following 60+ updates may have a method to download and update but I don't have it handy. There is probably a method designed for the admins of large networks. Are you doing this for one computer? or several...

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Error 80010108 is displayed whenever this particular update tries to download on my Vista 7 Home Premium. Why? I can I download it?


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There is one automatic update that will not install on my machine. The error message is 80070643. Having logged into the microsoft error help and followed the procedures for restarting the office source engine. This still will not install. Windows had now tried to install this update at least a dozen times everyday but still no go. It is an update relating to a security issue with Office outlook 2003 update KP932330any advice please

Answer:Downloading Windows updates

click here

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I am using a HP 64bit laptop running Windows 7 with SP1. I have only realised tonight that no updates have been downloaded since September.
Having tried several ways I cannot download any updates. When searching for updates it just runs and runs without finding anything.
Any help or advice please would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows Updates not downloading at all

Microsoft released a software fix for long searching for update times which may solve your issue, the microsoft page is here: click here

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Microsoft Net Framework security update keeps downloading, and installing over, and over. Spybot Search And Destroy gave multiple error messages during the scan, and found nothing. Super Anti Spyware found several adware tracking cookies, and Tdsskiller found, and deleted a locked file.

Answer:Windows keeps downloading the same updates

See here: here: and here:

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Answer:Not downloading WINDOWS UPDATES

What version of Windows are you using? What actually happens when you try to update?

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I am using a HP 64bit laptop running Windows 7 with SP1. I have only realised tonight that no updates have been downloaded since September.
Having tried several ways I cannot download any updates. When searching for updates it just runs and runs without finding anything.
Any help or advice please would be appreciated.

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I built my friend a Biostar IDEQ 200NB (I think), using a CPU that isn't properly/fully detectable by the motherboard (Supposed to be a Barton 2600+... reads just as AMD Athlon (tm))...

Anyway, installed Windows XP and used a SP2 cd to install SP2. All drivers are installed. I'm trying to update windows through Windows Update, but it'll get as far as the box saying its preparing to download, and then it just sits. It won't actually download the file or install it...

I can't get past this... No firewalls or anything should be blocking it, I can use the internet fully.

Any help?

Answer:Windows Updates not Downloading

Always always look before you create a thread....chances are, there's one just like it...

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Help ! I booted my system (Windows XP Professional) yesterday and noticed that everything was operating very, very slowly. I launched Task Manager and saw that my CPU utilization was pegged at 100%. The culprit as SVCHOST.exe that was sucking up my CPU time. I also noticed in my System Tray that the Microsoft ICON was there and when I moused over it there was a message indicating that downloads were in process at 11% complete. I let the machine run for several hours (6hrs) and the percentage of completion was only up to 21%. I shut the system down and rebooted today and noticed that the download process picked up where it left off when I shut the system down and let the machine run for another 3 hours and it had only advance to 31% complete. My temperature monitor indicator alarm was sounding off since my CPU activity was continually pegged at 100% and the CPU was overheating. QUESTION: How can I abort this download ? HELP ! HELP !!!!

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates

Sounds like you are on dialup. go to administative tools/services in control panel and stop automatic updates/right click/properties and disable. go to update an do a couple at a time.

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I recently purchased a new BlackBerry phone that requires running BlackBerry OS6 and SP3 on my Windows XP Home Edition.

After having multiple crashes and continual reboots with SP3, I found the fix in your forums and FINALLY have SP3 installed on my HP computer running the AMD processor (thank you for that!)

However, I still cannot open BlackBerry OS6 after it has been installed. As soon as I open it, I get the "BlackBerry Desktop Software has encountered a problem..." window.

Upon reading some BlackBerry forums, I found that I might need to run Windows Updates before OS6 will work. However, I don't have internet to that PC and tether my BlackBerry to get internet service at all.

Is there a way to download all the Windows Updates I need to an external drive and then load them on the HP PC that does not have internet? How would I do this?

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates

Per Release NotesMicrosoft? Windows? XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista?, Windows? 7If you're using a 64-bit Windows XP computer, you must install the following hotfix: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or an active Internet connectioniTunes 7.7.1 or later or Windows Media? Player 10 or later for music synchronization you have SP3 installed, it doesn't appear that you need any updates since the release of SP3.Louis

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Hi,I have an S10 that is not dowloading windows updates and is also flickering between programs. On start up it beeps continuously. I am not sure that they are related issues. Any advice?  Should I update the BIOS? How do I do that?  Thanks

x201....3249-CTO....i7....4GB RAM....64-bit OS....Windows 7

Answer:S10 not downloading Windows Updates

Hi and welcome,
could caused by a memory failure...
remove and try with a different mem stick..
before you try to BIOS update i prefer to recover your exclude windows failure or virus/malware or something else...
 Beep Code Table
Symptom or error FRU or action, in sequence
One beep and a blank, unreadable, or flashing LCD.1. Reseat the LCD connector.2. LCD assembly.3. External CRT.4. System board.
One long and two short beeps, and a blank or unreadable LCD.1. System board.2. LCD assembly.3. DIMM.
Two short beeps with error codes.Two short beeps and a blank screen.1. System board.2. DIMM.
Three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.1. DIMM.2. System board
One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one shortbeep. Only the cursor appears. Reinstall the operating system.
Four cycles of four short beeps and a blank screen.System board
Five short beeps and a blank screen.System board
sincerely KalvinKlein

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My Dell desktop was Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit. On 4/9 I did a clean install of 32bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) with an OEM disk that I purhcased. I did not transfer any programs from the old system; have done all completely new installs on everything.

I ran Windows Update and it just ran and ran forever. It never said "Windows is up to date". I checked the View Updates and there were 2 that apparently installed on the date I did the installation, 4/9 (see screenshot).

I did the activation this morning and it was successful. I tried running Windows Update and again it keeps running without end. I finally shut it down.

Secunia psi reports that my Windows 7 is up to date; however, I ran Belarc Advisor and it shows 147 missing updates, most of them either Important or Critical.

sfc /scannow reports: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity errors.
I am attaching the CBS log asked for in the instructions I read. I have downloaded the SURT tool but haven't run it yet. Perhaps there is some little thing that I am not doing right so I will wait until I hear back from the forum.

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I'm trying to download the new security updates the new activation thing for my copy of Windows 7 Pro but it's not going. Before I click install it says it's download at 68% but won't download anymore. When I manually select to download them all it just goes to 0% and doesn't go anywhere. This is getting annoying because when I need to shut my computer down it tries to download and install them but never works. Any help? Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Updates Not Downloading

If you don't have a nasty malware, then try this:
Download one and only one of the updates. Do not rush things. After install is finished AND the hard disk has settled down, then RESTART your computer whether MS said you needed to restart or not.

Keep doing this. One update at a time. Slow and tedious. I suspect you either have a virus or other software which you have installed which is dragging your system down.


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I sold my last PC to a friend a year ago with Windows ME installed. We recently re-formatted the PC and now need all the updates from when I bought 4 years ago brand new. I have a PC with Windows XP - and broadband (he is on dial-up). Is it possible to download the ME updates onto my PC, burn onto a CD and load onto his PC? - if so - how is this done.

Answer:Downloading of Windows ME updates onto a XP PC

Go to the microsoft download centre click here select Windows ME and download the desired files, then transfer to CD.

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When I select updates to download it starts preparing for download, but does not download. Said something about internet connectivity. I have no problems with the internet, updates for programs regularly download, etc..

On the failed downloads the error messages are: Codes: 643, 57, C355, 9. Updates either do not start to download at all or after about 20 minutes of preparing to download they will download and then fail.

Answer:Windows 7 updates not downloading

Error message specifics, please?

There is no known cure for every variation of an error message...that we can point you to.


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The windows update is stuck at 0% and Windows is not being activated as well!!

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I think the "updates freezing" issue has come up in another thread and apologies if it has, but I can't find it momentarily.

The screen shots show what I've been looking at for two days now. Obviously something is amiss with Automatic Update but I dunno what, or what to do about it.

Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.



Answer:Windows Updates - Stuck on "Downloading updates 37%" for 2 days!

G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

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I think the "updates freezing" issue has come up in another thread and apologies if it has, but I can't find it momentarily.

The screen shots show what I've been looking at for two days now. Obviously something is amiss with Automatic Update but I dunno what, or what to do about it.

Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.



Answer:Windows Updates - Stuck on "Downloading updates 37%" for 2 days!

G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

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

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, I'm just wondering if any of you guys have come across this issue before and might know what to do about it.

I'm running 2000 pro sp4 on an old Dell Dimension. I am unable to install new updates from the Microsoft site. The installer downloads them and immediately quits and takes me to the results page which shows that the updates failed.

I read another post on the xp forum that talked about running HijackThis and posting the results for you guys to look at. So I've done all that and here are the results of the Analyzer:

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 6/3/05
Get updates at

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Symtray.exe SetReg
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Symtrdr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTim... Read more

Answer:Windows updates fail right after downloading

This does sound like a virus. please repost your question and log in the security center, hijack log section. They will help you with this.

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I was wondering if it is possible to download the Windows updates to a sepcific location (desktop for ex) and then burn them on to a cd

The thing is that I formated the copmuter recently and lost all security updates.

My internet connection is very slow so it would take a lot of time to download them.

My friend has a very fast internet connection so I want to download the updates there and burn them to a cd and install them here on my computer.

I went to the Microsoft website and saw a list of updates to download.

My question is that if I download for example an update released on Mar 25, would it take care of all updates released before that date (in its category of course) or should I download them too?? (That is to say, would it be enough to download only the newly released updates or will I have to download also the old ones??)

How is it possible to know what updates I should download?

Also, when updating Norton, does the update released on march 25 cover all previously released updates?? (does it include the other updates previoulsy released?)

Thank YOu

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates to desktop (to be able to put on CD)

If you are running windows order a free Misrosoft Xp service pack 2 ill get u a link

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I am on Vista Service Pack 2. I want to know if I can download updates directly from the microsoft website to disk to re-install them, after a destructive system restore,

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates to Disk


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I am arriving here at the Vista forum after going through a cleaning in the Malware Forums.  That link is
Whenever I try to download Windows Updates, I get the 80096001 error.  I get this error when attempting to download updates to Microsoft Security Essentials as well.  I tried resetting Windows Updates according to Microsoft KB 971058.  That has not helped. 
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Get 80096001 when downloading Windows Updates

You might try narenxp's suggestion at .

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I've come across an elderly retired couple who have a Dell WinXP system that has almost 40 outstanding Windows Security Updates to download. The problem is they are on AOL dial service and the download alone is estimated at over 3 hours.

Is there a way to download their updates from another system on a high speed link and burn a CD for them or ????

Answer:Is there an alternative to downloading Windows Updates?

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I just upgraded my OS to Windows 10 from 8.1 a few days back, and the Windows Store is the only thing giving me issues at the moment.

It shows the Progress Bar of the download but frequently it just stays at 0.0MB / ???? MB downloaded for the apps and doesn't move at all. I tried to clear the Windows Store Cache even the command prompt of sfc/scannow (sfc/scannow says no integrity violation) but still there was no progress.

I tried googling for answers but none to avail as most of it are for windows 8.1. So if have any tips to solve it, it will be much appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Windows Store not Downloading Updates

Got the same problem and tried already several solutions, which are mostly applicable for Windows 8/8.1 btw.

- Troubleshooter doesn't find anything wrong
- Did delete several times the SoftwareDistribution-folder, after disabling the services (BITS, CryptSvc and Wuauserv) and enabling again
- Disabled some services via msconfig and restarted, but also that didn't help.
- Did even uninstall all McAfee-software (which was crap anyway)

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My Dell Inspiron 1525 is not downloading updates. My computer is set to automatically download updates. I will try to install the updates but the status is failed. There are some important updates that I need but it fails everytime. I tried searching for the error codes: 80070005 and Code 5.
Not sure what to do.

Answer:Windows Vista not downloading updates

Hi there are a few possible solutions here

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I have two laptops operating on rather slow internet connections. I find that downloading the regular Windows updates are a necessary pain in the neck.

As I have two machines, this is a double pain.

Is it possible to download and save the update once so that the both laptops can be updated from the single download?

Answer:Downloading and saving Windows updates

Two ways, one automatic, the other manual. Automatic is the preferred method because it will only download those parts of each cumulative update that are new since the last update. The manual method downloads the whole of the cumulative update each time. With your slow connection that's probably going to be no less painful for you.


Go to Settings - Update & Security - Windows update - Advanced options - Choose how updates are delivered
Set both PCs to...


Set both PCs to 'Metred connection' . This will still allow them to check for updates, but stop them downloading them. Either check for updates yourself, or wait for windows to notify you an update is waiting but can't be downloaded over a metered conection.

When you know an update is waiting, look up its KB number in Settings - Update & Security then follow the instructions here to download it direct from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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Hi There
We deploy images or special builds for new or used PC to clients and in the past couple of months the Windows update services are taking for ever to download or even pickup on updates.
Can anybody else confirm this?
I believe MS are pushing us towards Windows 10 as we have tested a number of the same Windows 7 images and done the upgrade to Windows 10 without any issues
Something is not right.

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I've been having some trouble downloading windows updates lately with Windows 7.  They hang at 0% downloaded and never move forward.   I used the Windows update troubleshooter to try to fix them, and it found various errors and it said they were fixed.  Though I'm still having the same exact problems.  

Answer:Issue with windows updates not downloading

If you do not have IE11 then install it. Install .NET 4.6.1
Download and install all updates and latest Update Client on this page.
You may find that the updates do not install. This is because the Windows Update Service has already started. You can either disable the service before installing the updates or reboot and immediately install the updates as the Update Service has a delayed start.
After you have done all updates and Update Client reboot and check for updates it could take a couple of hours or minutes.
If you still have trouble download the June rollup update and the prerequisite KB3020369 if that has not been installed.

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my HTPC. I have installed all of the drivers for the motherboard and GPU. When I go to windows update I see that there are about 83 that I need to install. When I highlight and click install, the download never takes place but rather hangs and eventually gives me a message that says:

"Windows Modules Installer has stopped running"

Can anyone help me work this out before I have to reinstall the OS, reinstall the drives, partition the drives and all that fun and exciting stuff again?

Answer:Trouble Downloading Windows Updates - W7

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