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MS Defender updates from Windows Update fail, other Updates successful

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

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?

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

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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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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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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit.

Yesterday I tried installing the twelve important updates that had appeared for my computer. Nine installed and three got errors (KB2925418, KB2929733 & KB2929961, all failed with error code 80242016). I did the restart anyway and got the BSOD. The PC was recovered using the startup repair tool.

This morning WU still showed 12 updates to be done so I tried again. This time it installed 9 updates and ignored the other 3. The restart worked fine. WU now showed only three updates left. I tried installing KB2929733 & KB 2929961 again. No errors appeared until after the restart and I got the BSOD again. After several attempts the PC rebooted successfully using a previous restore point.

Now the installed updates shows a list of successful updates (and a long list of failed ones) but the successful ones still appear in the list to be installed. These are KB890830, KB2837594, KB2863818, KB2878225 & KB2878227).

SURT was run without errors as was sfc.

Any suggestions on how to get WU to match up its list of what needs to be installed with what is installed?

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Answer:Windows Update Still Wants to Install Successful Updates

The SFC scan appears to have only partially completed - only 86 POQs were scanned, while the normal number is at least 120, for a 64-bit system.

This implies that there are registry problems - although CheckSUR found none.

Have you tried a System Restore back to before the system crashed?

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Hey guys ... I also posted this on Microsoft's site but I'm assuming no help will come from there. Reserved the Windows 10 upgrade on my desktop, and now I have a slew of issues after a day or two of it working well after upgrading. I am unable to start Windows Defender, three updates are failing and I cannot activate Windows 10. Here's all my issues below, copied from the MS site:

1. Windows Defender fails to start (Error code: 0x800705b4)
Windows Defender won't start and gives the error message "An error has occurred in the program during initialization. If this problem continues, please contact your system administrator." I have already tried uninstalling Avast and have no other third party antivirus.

2. Windows Update KB2267602 fails (Error code: 0x80070643)
This is a definition update for Windows Defender.

3. Windows Update KB3074678 fails (Error code: 0x8000ffff)
This is listed as an update for Windows 10 for x64-based systems

4. Windows Update KB3074686 fails (Error code: 0x8000ffff)
This is listed as an update for Windows 10 for x64-based systems

5. Windows cannot activate
I am also having the issues that other people are having with activation. "Windows can't activate. Try again later." is the error message I get.

Answer:Multiple updates fail, Windows Defender won't start, can't activate

I had the same problem and found a resolution on the Microsoft forum that was posted by one of their engineers. There were three 'methods' listed in the post; method 1, which basically scans your PC is the one that worked in my case. The scan found a corrupt file and fixed it. I've had no problems with updates since running the scan.

The link is

I hope this resolves your issue too.

Good luck.


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I've been running windows 7 home premium 32 bit without problems for several years
I did a clean install of windows 7 home premium 64 bit from DVD
I activated it
SP1 (KB976932) appeared in the list of available updates so I ran Windows Update
When the updates were complete I checked the update history and SP1 (KB976932) was successful
However when I checked installed updates there was no mention of SP1 and the windows edition does not show SP1 either
There is no windows icon on the task bar to request the free upgrade to windows 10
I have repeated the clean install process 3 times with the same result. I also tried downloading SP1 from microsoft website but that got stuck in a boot loop
When I was running windows 7 32 bit the windows icon was available on the task bar to request the free upgrade to windows 10
I'm not that concerned about getting SP1 I just want to register for the free windows 10 upgrade
I'm running an Intel E6750 with 4gb ram on a gigabyte 965p-dq6 mobo. It's pretty old but I have a similar PC of the same vintage that ran win 7 64 bit without any problems before I upgraded it to windows 8 and I had no problems registering for the windows
10 upgrade on that PC
Any ideas?

SP1  (KB976932) appeared in the list of available updates and in the update history 

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I'm usually pretty savvy when it comes to de-virusing a computer, but this one has got me completely stumped.

I recently noticed a browser hijack where in all browsers, any result from is redirected to porn. Also, every update (anti-malware application download, update, or windows kb download, or windows update) will fail, sometimes with a DNS failure, sometimes with a 404 at all times.

I have tried to download

Ad-Aware (updates fail, returns 404)
AVG Antivirus (updates fail, dns times out)
Avira AntiVir (updates fail, returns 404)
Microsoft Windows Update fails to open (just redir's back to windows update)
Microsoft KB Downloads (Service Pack 3, various KB patches return 404)

Can anyone help identify this? I updates avira, and avg manually (via a cd from another computer) and they say the computer is clean. All Conficker scan tools say the computer is clean. Microsoft live onecare says the computer is clean.

I also add that I'm going to format & reinstall, but I would really like to know what I have (had) so that when I am trying to recover data from the old HDD I don't reinfect myself.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to fail.

Re: Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to f

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash dri... Read more

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I have never posted on a forum before so apologies if I am doing this wrong. The problem started when I tried to plug in my (new) iphone to my Dell pc. The device was not detected so I tried to update my itunes software - update failed and I received a Windows 7 error. After searching through multiple forums and trying to download windows utility cleaner, etc - nothing has helped. Also, if I try to run the 'Check for Updates" link on my computer - if NEVER stops searching for updates and there for I cant update anything. Not sure where to start

Answer:Windows Check for updates keeps running-all installation/updates fail

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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When I'm using the PC Settings app (Update and recovery) it seems almost all my Windows Updates fail with error 80200011. However, if I go to the desktop Windows Update and do the update from there, it succeeds.

Stranger still, if I check the update history from within the Desktop Windows Update, it shows every attempt to update and shows them failing. If I check the Update History from within the Metro app, it says the last update performed was on December 15th.

I have a Surface Pro 2 and I know that I installed the Firmware update from Microsoft around December 13th, so that might be related. Anyone have any idea what's going on?

Answer:Windows Updates fail from within Update App in Metro

hi, are you running windows 8.1 or windows 8? You may need to install pre-requisite updates through the windows 8 update software before you can use the metro update app. You could try and reinstall the operating system and see how that goes or if it still troubles you, contact the Microsoft helpdesk!

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i tried to update my machine... i used windows update, it failed on 7 of the 8 critical updates. i tried it again, it happened again.

i'm guessing i have some kind of virus. that goodoo shit i had keeps popping up, and i dont know where it comes from, so i dont know how to get rid of it.

when i hit netstat -a... all the ports that say "listening" and would normally have the foreign address be the name of the computer you're on... they all say

Answer:all the security updates from windows update fail?

I had a similar problem... seems windows decided all of the critical updates didn't pass the logo test... funny.

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I have 5 updates that fail to install. I have also tried to manually install them, but they still fail Here are the updates:






The error code I get is "800736B3". I ran MS FIXIT and it said they did not detect any problems.

Answer:5 updates fail to install through windows updates or manual?

Hello, have you tried:

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.

Its from this link: Windows Update error 800705b4

I know its a different error code but its worth a try.

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Each day I got two definition updates. One for Windows Defender and the other one for Microsoft Security Essentials.

The one for Security Essentials installs without any problems, the one for Defender fails with error 8007007E.

Answer:Windows Update trying to install Defender updates despite using MSE

It sounds as if Defender isn't properly switched off.

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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In case you didn't know...Windows Defender Updates are obtained through Microsoft here

Answer:Windows Defender Updates On Microsoft Update

I updated it to-day after re-setting Defender as per my previous post.I did it from Defender.So following your post I checked updates history on the Windows updates,and low and behold,it was listed there as of to-day. Great when something works as it should!

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I have had a problem with updates failing for a couple months. I have worked with both HP and Microsoft's Vista support teams to no avail. i have tried five or six different methods at the request of the HP and MS support teams to overcome this problem.

i consistently get messages that "Host Proces for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" and that windows will notify me if a solution is available.

the updates generate an error WindowsUpdate_800706BA.

Windows Update does not work, Windows Media Center updates do not work, and now the HP Printer updates no longer work. I'm kind of hanging open here without any of the security patches, OS fixes, and other updates.

any new suggestions would be welcomed!! My MS support guys just stopped responding to my replies about three weeks ago. i fear i'm at the end of his script!!

the mobiledog

Answer:Windows Updates, and now other updates fail consistently

It's a time out error, network related.

What Internet connection are you using?

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I am looking for some help with Windows Update. I have 11 updates that fail every time I try to run them. Every month when Microsoft releases new updates, I will typically have at least one new update that fails and adds to my growing list of failures. I am on a Dell XPS8500 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1 on an Intel core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHZ processor.

I receive the Windows Update error 80073701 when the updates fail. I have attached a copy of the error along with the Windows Update history showing the 11 failed updates.

I followed the directions on this site and ran the SURT and SFC /Scannow, but afterwards, the updates still failed. The SFC scan completed without finding any integrity violations. As the CBS log was too large to upload to this forum site, I put it up on Dropbox. The link to the files is:

Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thanks!


Answer:Growing List of Updates That Fail When Running Windows Update

Ouch! - you have over 200 missing Winning Component Keys!
One or two I can deal with - but this number is beyond a manual fix.
I'm afraid that a repair install is going to be your best option unless you have a Restore point that goes back to before the problem started.

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HP Pavillion a610a Vista Home Premium 32 bit Intel Core (TM)2 CPU

6 to 9 months ago I found I could not download and run most Windows updates
At one point I did upgrade to IE9 but I returned to IE8
Now my main motivation is to once again upgrade to IE9 which I cannot do. The download stops about halfway thru process.

When the situation is at it's worst, I attempt to download updates and receive codes such as 643 and 8007371c. Some succeed and some do not. When I reboot, the "successful" updates are attempted, then stopped and backed out. The reboot procees will "cycle". I have to use HP rescue "F11" and system restore.

I have tried every suggestion. Some processes I was unable to preform ( for example: command prompt .. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth ( "not recognized" ).

Here is what I have tried ...

Command Prompt ... net stop wuauserv net stop bits net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old ( I was not able to copy the text provided and save as WindowsUpdate.BAT )


Rename the Pending.xml file ( "cannot find" )

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder

System Update Readiness Tool


Delete incorrect Registry values ... PendingXml Identifier / NextQueueEntryIndex / AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

Register the Windows Update Files

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Answer:Windows Updates Fail / Cannot update from IE8 to IE9 / Vista Home Premium 32 bit

Hi John, welcome to VistaForums!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy week for me.

Let's see what's up here:

Export CBS folder
Click the Start button then click Computer. Double-click on the C: drive, under the Hard Disk Drives category, and then scroll down to, and double click on the Windows folder. Find and double click on the Logs folder. Right-click on the CBS folder, and select Copy. Go back to your Desktop, right-click on it, and select Paste. You should now see a copy of the CBS folder appear on your Desktop called CBS. Right-click on this new folder, and navigate through Send to, and select Compressed (zipped) folder. A new file, also called CBS (, but this time with a different icon, will be created.


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I had already installed, successfully I might add, a Definitions update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321). The Update already installed and now it keeps coming up with the same error unable to install update:
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80070643
I tried uninstalling the installed update and Windows won't do it returning an "Unspecified error" response. I have Windows 10 Home (32bit) installed and I cannot find a way to get Update, as you used to be able do, to HIDE the offending update. (THANKS Microsoft for removing functionality from Windows YET AGAIN).
I'm at my wits end with this. . I have asked about this problem before directly reporting the issue to Microsoft (Surprise surprise... NO RESPONSE. I'd get a better response from a brick wall). Seriously not happy; considering cutting my losses and reverting (AS I STILL HAVE MY INSTALL DISCS) to Windows 7 or moving to Linux. Way to go to p**s off users!

Answer:Windows Updates fail to install an already installed update error???

Problem solved. Used the Microsoft Show/Hide Updates Troubleshooter tool. Why did I have to go looking for this? This is a useful part of Windows functionality... What were they thinking of removing it. then hiding the tool? (Rhetorical questions; I know why. Thank you Nanny Microsoft, but I'm a better programmer than most of your shiftless lot)

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I got infected on 20 April ( last auto-update date from Bitdefender IS 2009) with something really nasty ! What does:
- doesn't let me access any known antivirus WEB sites
- block updates of Bitdefender and your tools ( I had to update them manually )
- Windowsupdate redirected to fake Google page

Bitdefender complain a lot about infections with Trojan.Heur.VB.xxxxxx ( some random numbers ). Even scan with BD in Safe Mode didn't resolved anything !

Some details related to logs:
- SuperAntySpayware run for several hours and reported some infections, most of them cleaned
- after that I run BD in Safe Mode, over the night and removed some other infections ( log not attached here )
- then MAMB ! After installation, I couldn't run because BD was moving mbam.exe to quarantine ( infected with Trojan.Heur.VB.xxxxx). I had to install it on my notebook, rename the mbam.exe to mbam.bat, copy on CD-RW , copy on installation directory from infected PC and start it. Run first time, removed some infections, reboot then run again
- Combofix - couldn't run, with BD antivirus disabled . I had same approach - renamed to Combofix.bat and start. After small loading bar progress, BD just pop-up ( still disabled !! ) and after short time an error window pop-up ( see attached image )
- MGtool - see log - I had to disable BD to allow running

I hope you can give me a hint here !
Thanks !

Answer:DNS changer virus - fail to update antivirus or windows updates

Welcome to Major Geeks!

I can see the reason for your problems. Your logs show that your Windows Operating system files have become infected and there is no known reliable fix for this. In addition there are many many other infected files. We could spend a lot of time trying to remove this infection, but odds are that it will not work because the nature of the infection has so many executable system files infected that as soon as we fix one file, other files that are infected will almost immediately or upon the next reboot, just reinfect the files. In addition, your PC would still basically be unreliable/untrustworthy even if we manage to fix the infected files that we can see since there could be many more that we are not seeing.

The safest thing for you to do is backup your personal data immediately since your PC could possible become unbootable at any point in time. Do not back up any executable files. This includes programs that you have downloaded since any of them could be infected.

Once you backup, you need to delete all partitions, repartition, format partitions and reinstall Windows.

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I had already installed, successfully I might add, a Definitions update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321). The Update already installed and now it keeps coming up with the same error unable to install update:
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115321) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80070643
I tried uninstalling the installed update and Windows won't do it returning an "Unspecified error" response. I have Windows 10 Home (32bit) installed and I cannot find a way to get Update, as you used to be able do, to HIDE the offending update. (THANKS Microsoft for removing functionality from Windows YET AGAIN).
I'm at my wits end with this. . I have asked about this problem before directly reporting the issue to Microsoft (Surprise surprise... NO RESPONSE. I'd get a better response from a brick wall). Seriously not happy; considering cutting my losses and reverting (AS I STILL HAVE MY INSTALL DISCS) to Windows 7 or moving to Linux. Way to go to p**s off users!

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I have been trying to get windows updates to load on 64bit home premium system. Updates fail, I ran the update readiness utility and the fixit utilities, nothing works. i tried downloading SP1 to install, it still fails. The system is not on SP1 now.

The checksur log is as follows, it shows manifest all zeros and mum missing errors, can anyone suggest any fixes?

I have run sfc/ scannow, chkdsk, etc.

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 14.0
2012-03-17 13:09

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB2585542~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_3_for_KB2585542~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_6_for_KB2585542~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_7_for_KB2585542~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2585542_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2585542_SP1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
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Answer:Windows Updates Fail, System Update Readiness tool errors, log

Some antivirus software might prevent SP1 from installing, or might slow down the installation

See this Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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whenever I try downloading windows vista service pack 2 my computer cant even connect to windows defender wont work and the updates do not install or download. thanks in advance for help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:55:21 PM, on 22/02/2010Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16764)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exeC:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Me... Read more

Answer:Can't update Windows defender, service pack or general updates

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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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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About a month ago, I used the built-in Windows 10 recovery method to reinstall Windows 10. I still had a few glitches from my original Windows 7 installation, and these have been resolved by the reinstall.

One thing I've noticed, however, is that I'm getting an error message whenever I try to install the definition update for Windows Defender:

Definitie-update voor Windows Defender - KB2267602 (definitie 1.215.1024.0) - Fout 0x80070643

I already tried sfc /scannow, and it didn't find anything that required fixing. I also tried MicrosoftFixit.msi and NetFxRepairTool.exe, because Googling the error message brought me the news that it was related to the .NET framework.

To be clear: I don't use Windows Defender right now. I got Norton Security installed and it serves me well. I know some people consider it a resource hog, but I've tried Avira as a recommendation by Tom's Guide and it was even worse. My Norton still lasts over 200 days so I have plenty of time if I want to replace it by then. However, I do want Windows to be fully updated, and not having that update finished just stands out like a red ship in a sea of white.

I've considered that this error might be because of Norton, but I didn't have issues before resetting Windows, so I don't see why it would be Norton that suddenly throws a fit about it.

How do I fix this?

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Updated Windows 10 successful but updates will not download. The download stays on 0% then the error message comes up:
There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081438) - Error 0x80246008
Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3087916) - Error 0x80246008
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243) - Error 0x80246008
Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (KB3001652) - Error 0x80246008
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - August 2015 (KB890830) - Error 0x80246008
Frustrating I should just go back to 8.1??

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1. I've been having problems with Windows Update for a while. I've spent hours going through forums attempting to solve my problem, but no luck. Whenever I reboot my computer, a Windows Update balloon pops up and says "Windows cannot install updates". When I try to search for updates, I get error 80080005: Windows encountered an unknown error. It may have something to do with the Background Intelligence Transfer Service...but when I try to Start the service (set on Automatic Delayed) it gives me error 87: parameters are incorrect. I've also had update problems with Windows Defender, but somehow yesterday I was able to manually install definition updates from the Microsoft website. 2. iTunes. I can't install updates to iTunes software. It always gets near the end, then says an error occurred. It attempts to install again, with the same result. The Apple forums say that the solution should be to download "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update"... but that won't install either - I get this: "An error occurred during the instaallation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC80.CRT, version = "8.0.50727.4053", type = "win32", publicKeyToken = "1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", processorArchitecture = "x86". Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x800736FD." Also, iTunes will not sync with AppleTV. I was have no problems until ab... Read more

Answer:Unable to install updates for Windows Update & Defender, iTunes, drivers; connection/port issues

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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I am on Windows 8 (original/classic x64 Pro), and since I have now installed all updates, I attempted turning off the Windows Update service, and then tested updating Windows Defender. Voila! It worked.

But if I keep my system in the configuration, will there be an issue running or updating Windows Defender (and would there be a functionality issue for Windows itself in the future)?

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Recently I have noticed that several applications that require updating fail to retrieve their updates. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening or how to correct it?

Answer:Updates fail to update

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Hi, l've been having a constant issue with my computer and I can't seem to get out of this trouble no matter how many times I reinstall and even wipe out my hard drive.

I wiped out everything in my hard drive and installed windows 7 Ultimate for the '7th' time, and the same problems happen every single time.

Right after the install, it seems to work fine but as I install numerous windows updates as it recommended (almost forced me to, 'cause it does automatically), my computer becomes so slow in everything.

It doesn't start up, the menu and such looks as if I'm in a safe mode (blocky and old looking) even if I manage to start it up, have to wait more than 15min or even 1hr for it to respond.

The situation I'm having now is, the pop up message saying:
"Failed to connect to a windows service: windows couldn't connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This prevents standard user from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond"

Also, the computer has been failing at installing several updates such as:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2763523)(KB2719857)(KB2735855)(KB2750841)(KB2732059)

Because of that, it sometimes ran chkdsk on the boot screen and deleted/fixed files.

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Answer:Updates Fail, Slow Response, Fail to Connect to a Windows Service, etc

Please post
1) an MGADiag report -
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.
2) Windows Update Posting Instructions

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There are 2 there to download from the MS update site:KB:905474KB:900485and a defender update,although i had trouble getting this,it failed for some reason and it still failed when i tried to update defender manually,something about the wrong diskette being inserted and i needed diskette 2 in the drive?.

Answer:Windows updates/Windows defender update

Don't know about the diskette,my Defender updated automatically to-day KB15597.Now Shows: Version 1.1.1347.0 Engine Version 1.1.1372.0Definition Version 1.14.1408.8

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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:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
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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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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Whenever I run windows update or try to install anything windows related such as .net or microsoft webcam software, I always get an error in the setup which causes the installing to crash or fail.

Below is the .NET crash report

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x64 (KB963707)

Installation date: ‎8/‎26/‎2009 1:33 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8007064C

Update type: Important

The update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox addresses several compatibility issues with version 1.0 of the extension.

Answer:Vista updates fail everytime I run update

Try install this update from Microsoft Download Center if it also fail you have to completely remove NET Framework 3.5 by using tools NET Framework Cleanup tool Aaron Stebner's WebLog : .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide
and install NET Framework 3.5 again and hotfixes

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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:"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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My Acer Aspire 3400 G with WIN 7 Pro wont update Defender or the Malware Removal tools, Ive scanned for Virus, etc none found, dont believe thats the issue, seems it stopped updating Defender and the Malware Removal tool after a Online service I had to have performed...was something turned off I can check, Ive tried singular updates, etc, read the error codes and trid FIX IT, Trouble shooter...Suggestions...Recently upgraded the WIN 7 HOME to PRO....didnt solve the issue....

Answer:Malware Removal tool Updates, Defender updates won...

I use free version of MalwareBytes as well as Windows Defender.Select custom scan. Make sure the "root kit" box is checked.

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Someone here told me how to disable updates on Win8.1 using gpedit so I did that. Everything has been fine for two weeks then this morning Windows notified me of an update to Defender. WTF?

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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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Win 10 Pro 1703- I have paused updates, but I still want to have Defender updates installed.
-When paused is on, the system does not check for updates at least not immediately from what I can see.
-So now while updates are paused I go to..............
-Start2-Windows Update3-Go to Windows Defender
-Open Windows Defender Security Centre
-Go to Virus & threat protection
-Go to Protection Updates
-Chose "Check for Updates
-Now one can see from Task Manager/Performance/Ethernet it does check flowing of data.

Answer:Found a way to update defender manually while Updates paused
may interest you...

Update Windows Defender on a schedule when Automatic Windows Updates is disabled

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I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again

Answer:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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My windows updater asks me to update and I agree. Then time after time it tells me I failed.

I had a surprise when looking at my updates that all 32 bit ones fail and all 64 bit updates succeed. That seems to be the pattern. I provide attachments. I note many important updates fail and that worries me.

I ran the fix it troubleshooter.
Any ideas on resolving the update problem?

Answer:64 bit updates succeed 32 bit updates fail

Hello and welcome robaa mate I don't know why you are getting the 32bit stuff someone cleverer than me might know.

But a little tip I learnt yesrday is to download smaller batches of updates - when they come up untick them all (top box) and then tick a batch at a times and you might need to get the readiness tool

Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [November 2012] from Official Microsoft Download Center

Ah I see most of it is Office stuff - oops - still the same thing goes I just did a Vista a machine with the same problem - Office updates.

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Every time there is a windows update, my computer turns itself on and installs the update on its own. It's really annoying when I leave my home for a few days and come back to find the computer on at the log-in screen. How can I make it so the computer doesn't automatically turn itself on and install the updates?

Answer:Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

In your PC settings, try setting Windows update to anything except "Automatic". However, with this setting change, you would need to regularly check for updates to ensure that your PC is up-to-date with regards to security.
You may create a Windows Central account to provide us with more information: what OS version are you referring to?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3037 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71191 MB, Free - 30410 MB; D: Total - 71188 MB, Free - 71095 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Nile , N/A, LXAZP0Y005851199951601
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Answer:more failed updates than successful ones

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Good Day

The same five updates (KB2487367, KB2600217, KB2468871, KB2656351, KB2533523) keep installing every time I shut my machine down.

I have tried this, Windows Update - Fix a Repeatedly Offered Update, and I have tried Microsoft Fix-It.

I am using Windows 7 Starter 32-bit.

Could anybody please give me some advice.

Thank you.

Answer:Successful Updates Keep Installing

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I'm trying to fix/update a friends computer but their Windows updates fail to install. It is set up for automatic updates but from the update history it says that every time it tries to update it fails. I have tried a couple of fixes from the Microsoft site but these haven't worked.

Can anyone help please?

Answer:Windows Updates Fail

Worth a look: PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - Louis

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4056 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 334670 MB; F: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 215220 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Many times I have tried to update my laptop, but the updates continually fail.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 Updates Fail

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Doesn't matter what windows update I do. all of them fail with this error code 80071aa7

How can i solve this issue?! I surfed all over the internet and nobody has a fix for it!

Please help if possible.


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Recently I turned on my computer and updating was initiated....after more than 30 mins I got the message with the spinning timer that goes on forever... 
"We couldn't complete the updates/Undoing changes. Do not turn off your computer"
Is there any simple fix for this, because I can't use the machine now

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As I stated in the title, nothing will update without failing, I can give you as much more information as you need, and I will attach a screenshot of my problem.

Answer:Many of my Windows Updates fail

1. Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)?

2.System Restore.
Have you a System Restore point created PRIOR to when your problems started?

3. Clear out your temporary downloads file and internet cache to remove any corruption from there.

To delete temporary update files

Open Computer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

Double-click the local hard disk where Windows is installed, typically drive C.

Double-click the Windows folder, and then double-click the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Double-click the DataStore folder to open it, and then delete all files and folders in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the Back button. In the SoftwareDistribution folder, double-click the Download folder to open it, and then delete all files in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

4. Run a check disk on the computer just to make sure the hard drive is okay etc.
Disk Check

5. Run disk cleanup
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use


6. SFC
... Read more

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Hi, I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled and have been unable to install several Windows updates. The main error I am getting is 800703F1. I discovered this problem when I attempted to install Microsoft Office 2007 after purchasing the computer. After searching several forums for the last few months and have tried everything I could find including, but not limited to the following:

Refresh PC (fails-attempted to use the fix as listed here but it would not allow me to rename the software folder due to being in use????)
Reset PC (fails-same as above)
Uninstalled all security software
Tried installing the updates manually (failed)
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth,
chkdsk.exe (no issues)
sfc /scannow (no issues)
Renamed the software distribution folder
Performed a clean boot
Used advanced options to repair (also failed)
Scanned for Malware, Trojans, ect (no infection found)

I currently have 33 important updates that I cannot install. Windows Defender definition updates go through fine. The optional Windows 8.1 update failed. I am at my wits end. All other features on the computer work and I am able to use it and have had no problems downloading other programs, but I am concerned about not being able to install my security updates and Microsoft Office. There are also several errors on my logs. I have checked the CBS log as well, but cannot figure out what the ... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Updates Fail

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I am hoping someone can help me. I have 23 required and 2 optional windows updates that will not get installed completely. Each time I try I get through to the restart of my computer and when it loads back up it gets to anywhere between 80-95% then says configuration failure. Based on the log the error for every one of the updates is error code 800F0826. Below are my DDS logs.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16450 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_37
Run by Eric Glover at 17:50:28 on 2013-01-31
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrS64H.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\Internet Pass-Through\PassThruSvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
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Answer:Windows Updates Fail

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Windows Update error 800f0826Follow the recommended fix on this Microsoft page. you check for a bad update as suggested in the topic I will check the following logs.Please>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.===Download (aswMBR.exe) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Up... Read more

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Windows Vista updates have failed to run for a number of months now.
The svchost.exe (Host process for Windows Services) just sits there and hogs a whole core and occasionally the "Windows Update" screen shows error  "C80001FE". Occasionally I see a TrustedInstaller.exe  (from C:\window\servicing)
process run but nothing come of it.
Why is Windows Vista SP2 not updating anymore?

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I have an update issue driving me batty.

SP1 and IE neither will install. Machine is malware free, other updates worked fine. Error of course is generic. Here is what I have tried so far.

1. sfc /scannow (found nothing)
2. temp files cleaned
3. windows repair AIO by
4. Several MS Fixit related to WU
5. Windows Update Troubleshooter
6. reset all windows update comps.
7. Created new user account and attempted from there
8. safe mode install
9. clean boot install
10. disabled/removed AV

The error that sp1 pops is ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING (80073701)
IE9 install Error code is 800F081E

Answer:Windows 7 SP1 and IE updates fail

Try to restore your system a day before the errors occurs..

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We are a small tech firm with some really sharp folks..........We have tried everything in the known Universe to make these 6 new refurb IBM ThinkCenter M series boxes to accept all the usual hundreds of updates after a W7 Sp1 build and all the basic setup stuff.  No weird software just that ole pesky Microsoft updates fail.  You might get a few here or there but even try to stop a few and just load some but no go. Its the usual round of stuff that comes in after W7 SP 1.  You get about 100 or so they install.  Reboot and wait a while then around another hundred......then the usual rebboot.  Then during the next few days as you build out a system you get a few more here and there.  But we do this all the time and usually get buy with or the MS Fix it.  I have renamed the Downloads, the Datastore.edb, delete temps and on and on. There has to be some reg key or the ultimate update repair tool out there somewhere or the MS refurb on all six boxes loaded some service or dll that is corrupt. HELP!!!  Our client thinks we are nuts, I think the outfit he got the boxes from loaded with some ISO that maybe should have been an original ThinkCentre M series install disc.  When you talk IBM think inside the box. "The Good Guys...Cyber Crooks Beware" Please advise clients to always report any of those bogus "Microsoft support phone calls" to the and urge them to complain if they have a... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Updates Fail

Make sure that every PC has had the product code activated. You'll get very few updates if MS Update thinks your OS is pirated.

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I have had several updates fail in the last few days and last night I got a screen blue screen that was much different than any BSOD that I have had in the past so am not sure if it represents the same thing as past BSOD. It was simply a blue screen with a frown and a message REFERENCE_BY_POINTER. I rebooted the computer and decided to try installing the failed updates one at a time and the first one I tried gave an error code 8007371b.

I did a search and found the following thread which seemed to be the same issues as I was having. I ran the first DISM scan and it gave the same error as the original poster so I ran the second command and again got the same message as he did.

I also checked the services and my Windows Module Installer is set to automatic rather than manual as was shown in the other thread but not sure if this would be causing the issues. I didn't follow any more of the instructions as I see at least one of the people providing advice is now banned but not sure why. I would suspect it was not for inappropriate advice but thought I would post and ask before continuing on with the recommendations in that thread.

I have edited the post and attached a screen capture that resulted from the DISM and SFC.

I also noted at the bottom of the original post there is a "Tip" with a link to reviversoft but am not sure if that was something provided by someone at eightforums or is an external ad as it appears to be part of the post and not below the line where... Read more

Answer:Several Windows updates fail

There is a deeper issue. Please start your own topic in BSOD section and check posting instructions to help you provide us with the data needed + CBS.log.

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Windows 7 Updates fail
I have tried all the suggested "FIXES"
But nothing works
Can anyone help please ?

Answer:windows 7 updates fail

Are you getting an error message? If so, what. Have you tried installing the updates manually? Sometimes it is just one update not installing properly that prevents the others. Many threads I have read indicate that there is a particular problem with KB2647753 and after manual installation of that all of the others installed correctly.
I assume that you have tried the windows update troubleshooter?
start - control panel - in search box type troubleshooter - then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security click Fix problems with Windows update.

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In following the steps to correct update failure issues, I was able to stop the system services, but when I submit the renaming commands -  

ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
The response is that "access is denied."  I am running
as an administrator, but something is locking the files.

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I just noticed a couple months ago that updates never load on my laptop. I tried to update to 8.1, no dice. Now I'm getting messages from Microsoft telling me I am eligible to get Windows 10 free, but haven't updated to 8.1 yet.

I have a Toshiba Satellite S955-S5373

I had to turn off automatic updates because the Memory usage was very high and the Disk Usage was constantly at 99 or 100%.




Answer:Windows Updates always fail

The last time I saw this issue I had to do the 8.1 update manually by downloading it outside of Windows update. Then I had to use the update repair tool to resolve any other issues. Once all of that was done I was able to install new updates through Windows update.

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hey, i just installed a new pc, ill post the specs at the end. i goto windows update, and when i click no any update, it says "failed" in half a second. it doenst even feel like it tried. i tried SP2 first, but it failed, but then i thought maybe it required SP1, so i went to install that but i got the same error. this goes for every single update including IE update and other small security updates, they all look the same.

forum wont let me post a pic so this is the exact error.

"Downloading Service pack 2 (update 1 of 1)...failed!"

my specs:
AMD 64 bit 3400+
Gigabyte Ga Pro motherboard
1024 gig RAM kingston pc3200 ram
geforce fx 5900 XT
160 gig WD harddrive


Answer:windows updates fail

There is a site called:

Windows Update Troubleshooter. You might like to look at it for interest.

I also found this page in the Windows Knowledge Base.

Hope you can access the first page mentioned. I can't, but I'm not using Internet Explorer, though I wouldn't have thought that would make a difference.

Also, certain software interfers with updating.


You will see that you may need to disable certain programs to allow Windows Update to operate.

I am sure someone else with be along to help you.


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When I update my computer or when it does it automatically, the Definition Update for Windows Defender always comes back as failed. why is that? and do i need it if i have AVG and ZoneAlarm?

Answer:Windows Defender Update Fail

I would get rid of both AVG and ZoneAlarm, and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It will disable Windows Defender when you install it. It does a great job of anti-virus and anti-spyware, and you don't need a separate firewall if the Windows one is turned on.

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the past week or so I have had a problem with updates for windows defender in win 8.1 failing to work.
is it from any of the last updates on patch Tuesday? or another problem.
I can get the update from a windows site and install it from that but not from defender its self or windows update

Answer:windows defender update fail

Hey Shakennstirred,

please can you go through this tutorial:

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

Please post back how you got on.

all the best,

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I am having a very annoying issue where updates install successfully (verified in the update history), and then reappear for installation immediately after they are installed if you check for updates again. They also will show in the update history as having been installed multiple times if you try more than once (exact same KB#).

So far I have tried this:
CLFS transaction logs - Reset

I have tried the numerous suggestions clearing up the Software Distribution Folder and Catroot2.

I have run every MS fixit tool under the sun.

I have completely obliterated .NET from my machine, using all MS tools to remove, clean, repair, and reinstall each .NET package in proper order according to Technet.

I have used fixit tools to repair Windows Update, including properly stopping Cryptographic services, BITS, and WU services.

I have run CHKDSK and SFC.

I have used System restore.

I have tried to manually install updates in safe mode.

I have tried Windows repair.

I can hide the updates and they seem not to show again, but the moment more updates become available, I have to do it again. This means EVERY update that appears, I have to install, then check, then hide again.

I have a lot of stuff on here which would take a week or more to go through and redo if I have to reinstall Windows.

If I have left anything out here, it is likely I have tried it.

I only have a few patches of hair left that I have not yet pulled out.

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Answer:Successful Updates to Keep Repeating, Tried Everything I Can Find!

Hello Glfunk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may be able to help.

Windows Update - Reset

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KB4020102 was updated successfully on 26/5/2017. I usually have metered wifi. Today I connected to ethernet. Same KB is trying again and again. Now it hangs. Please see pics below.

What to do now?

Answer:Successful updates retries and fails

Notes on this update (as with all) in News:
Cumulative Update KB4020102 Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063.332 - Windows 10 Forums

- no reference to a repetition, although certain updates (which have themselves been updated) are known to be repeated.

What should you do now?
One possibility might be to download it (link in the above) and manually install (begging the question as to why twice).

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This has been going on for what seems like a week or so now. Everytime I reboot it tells me I have 3 Windows Updates that need installing. After installing and rebooting it offers the same 3 updates every time. Can anyone help me out?

I ran this command fsutil resource setautoreset true %systemdrive%\ in elevated command prompt and rebooted, but it didn't fix it.

I'm on Windows 7 x64
the updates are

1. Security update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, server 2008, server 2008 R2 for 64 (KB2656351)

2. Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, server 2008, server 2008 R2 for 64 (KB2600217)

3. Definition update for Windows Defender- KB915597 (Definition


Answer:Win 7-repeated successful install of same updates

Hi yahar.

There is an older thread on this forum where a new member had similar problems and found a fix (at least for one of those)
You may want to check it out and try that solution. It seemed to fix the problem for him.

Update repeating with each shutdown

Otherwise, if you are able to confirm they have installed correctly then maybe the other suggestion posted there may be an option.

Hope that helps.

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Last year I had a security update for Visual Studio 2005 Professional fail to install. I tried to find a solultion, but did not spend much time on it and just dropped it. A recent update for XP which is supposedly criticle (I think there two of them).

I am a little embarrassed : to not being able to find the solution to this problem, being a developer and an old computer hack.

The following are the exact updates:

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
(I had a problem with this one too but was not as ready to solve it because I wasn't using this Db at the time)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (KB955706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961373)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB963027)

I would like to at least get the security updates to work first as a prioriy. Especially, if they each have separate issues/solutions.

Let me know if I need to go to a solution online.

Thank you fellow IT pros!!

Ben T. Curtis
American-Hope Web blog will soon be in the signature)

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Hi all,

On more than 1 occassion I have been offered an update immediately after I had successfully installed it (as confirmed in update history). I would venture to say that in about 50% of the times the update is no longer offered a second time after I reboot(whether or not instructed to by Vista). However, that still leaves me with plenty of occassions where I have to install the same update 2 or 3 times to be sure "it took" and the fact that this happens at all lol

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Updates keep getting offered after successful installs

Hello Viviand,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

Next time that happens, instead of downloading and installing the updates again, try clicking on the check for updates button on the left of WU. See if this updates WU or still finds that you need the updates.


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I've been having an issue with installing updates for a long time now, but it was only one update that was failing, and I wasn't able to find a fix for the specific one anywhere on the web. I decided to check again to make sure others have updated, but almost EVERY update that has been given to me has failed, aside from the occasional one that does work.
I have attached three images. Two images are of one particular update that, in the past, has never been able to install. It's been failing to install since the day after I built this computer (Dec, 25, 2013)

The other image shows all failed updates in the past two days. Windows tells me I have 16 important updates, but it can't even get passed "Preparing to install". I waited about an hour, and it was still preparing, so I canceled.
If anyone has any idea whatsoever of what I could do to make these updates finally go through, it would be much appreciate. My computer has attempted to update probably almost every night since I got it (nearly 2 years ago). I want it to finally stop.


Answer:Nearly ALL Windows Updates Fail to Install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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I have an old gateway computer I am trying to bring back to life so that I can use it for school. The first thing I did after I got it running was tried to install the windows updates. So far nothing Ive done has got it to work. The express option kept giving me the windows validation tool update that would download but failed to install. I then went online and validated it manually. After that the Express option gave me the Windows XP Service Pack 3 update which would also download but failed to install. I then had to manually download and install this update as well. I thought that would help but any and all updates attempted by Windows Update are still failing to install. When I go to the troubleshoot link it tells me to click "Review Your Update History" to find out how to solve the problem. When I go there the updates all say they were installed with a green check mark. Im not sure how to fix this or whats wrong I thought at first it could be some kind of virus, spyware, or malware so Ive ran ESET NOD32 Antivirus, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes' scans and found a lot of infections that were successfully cleaned by all 3 programs. The only thing that seemed might have been connected to this problem was a few particular infections I noticed in the MBAM log. Im not sure if this could be part of the problem but I copied that part from the results...

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion&#... Read more

Answer:Windows XP updates fail repeatedly

I am very sorry you have had to wait so longPlease uninstall Mbam and run this toolMbam removal tool your computer and download the new version of mbamRun a FULL scan and post the results===================The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked... Read more

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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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My PC has tried several times to install Windows 10 Feature Update. It downloads etc then it cannot install properly and reverts back to previous version of windows the whole process takes a lot of time. I have used Microsoft Windows Update troble shooter after each failure. I have a 64 bit HP Computor which was originally 8.1. Advice please

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For a month now my updates are failing and Windows reverts. I tried installing updates one at a time, but Windows
keeps trying to install all of the updates and fails. I currently have 17 failed updates and am ready to wipe Windows clean, reinstall and update from an Acronis backup. I don't want to take this step unless absollutely necessary.

Answer:Windows updates fail insallation

Have you tried running
sfc /scannow at the CMD prompt as an administrator?
Keep us posted

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hello all i am using windows 10 Pro 64 i had some updates go in yesterday but then had a error message come up that i did not get a chance to write it down and seach it. now i am getting updates failing to install. i am constantly clicking the RETRY button, but no good here as they still fail and i have 6 updates pending to install. this is very annoying. any help would be appreciated on this nightmare


Answer:windows updates fail to install

Download fix and run it as admin. After a while a cleanup window will appear, select to clean everything.

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Every time I try to install my windows updates, every one of them fail. Don't even know where to start to fix it. Please help

Answer:Windows Updates Fail To Install

Were you able to install updates in the past? Do you have Service Pack 2?

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I tried the SFC Scan (Following the Windows Update Posting Instructions) and it didn't find anything wrong.
I've run microsoft fix it but it didn't help.
I couldnt seen to find the Windows Update Error Codes on my windows update, it's always green (after trying to install the updates but doesnt) or orange ("install your selected updates"), both which does not view the error codes. One update has not been successful so it cannot view the error codes at the moment.
Had to remove about 3 CAB files to make the file size smaller.

Attachment 343783

Answer:Windows 7 updates fail to install

It looks to me as if there's a problem with your Event log systems...

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands...

vssadmin list writers
vssadmin list Providers
vssadmin list Volumes
vssadmin list ShadowStorage

post the results

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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Hello all,

I run into a problem that needs some expert help, being unable to solve it by myself.
My windows 7 (64bits) show that there are 10 important updates ready to be installed.
They are essentially security updates for various components of Office 2007.
When I give the OK to update windows update run the update process then shows update install fails for all of them.
There are errors Code 52F, 89B and 643.
When I try to resolve the problem by running Fix It from Windows update help, it cannot run either, displaying error 0x80004005.
When I search this error it takes me to a window that is related to residential group sharing?
Anyone help me please.
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 Updates fail to install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Windows updates fail to install correctly. Is there anything i can do to fix this?

Answer:Windows updates fail to install....

Same thing happened to me - I tried everything and the only thing that fixed it was to reinstall SP2 - after I reinsatlled XP Service Pack 2 undates worked again no problem. Hope this helps.

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I have been having trouble with my HP dv6812nr laptop with windows 7 professional installing windows updates for about a month now. I never had this problem before. I have tried installing the updates over 30 times (i am not exaggerating) and every time they have failed. I have talk to hp tech support and they cant solve it either.

please help.

Updates started failing on 1/27/2009

here the updates that fail:

These two have failed over 30 times:

Update for Windows 7 (KB977074)
Update for Windows 7 (KB976972)

These updates were newly released that also failed:
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB978506)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB978251)

please help.

Answer:Windows Updates Fail, repeatedly

I have bad feelings about it,which ones hotfixes you have problem,there are also here threads with these hotfixes unfortunately without solution

1.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on cmd.exe) as admin and type:

sfc /scannow

2.Run Readiness Tool Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2
even if this tool don't solve problem it create CheckSur.log file in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder
3.Download firegenul Altair Technologies Ltd.
place firegenul.exe in C:\Windows\System32

next again run cmd.exe with admin previlliges and type:


it creates report from WindowsUpdate.log and is saved to C:\Windows\System32 as FireGenReport.htm
4.Prepare log from VistaSysInfoTool VistaForums SysInfo Tool
5.Find CBS.log file in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder

all files CBS.log,CheckSur.log,firegenReport.htm and log from VistaSysInfo pack to ZIP format and attache to post

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Hi there,
A couple weeks back I tried to connect my son's new Ipod touch to the PC. I encountered error after error, so I thought that maybe I needed to be sure my computer had all it's updates. There were 3 critical updates that failed when I tried to install them.

My system is Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service pack 3

My automatic updates is on but the history shows nothing prior to Feb 26 (the day I tried to run updates).

These are the updates that failed to install:
Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB960715)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB961260)
Update for Windows XP (KB967715)

With the same error code: 0x8007F0DA

The only one that has installed in the past couple of weeks is:
Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB960353)

I've tried to do a couple of suggestions on the support pages but I fear that they don't all apply to me. I don't want to mess it up more than it already is.

I'm not sure if this is relavent or not but, I had installed Windows Onecare months ago. About 2 months ago I had ended up taking my PC to a computer repair shop (I had a broken fan) and they uninstalled Onecare. After that I would frequently receive errors related to Onecare (according to Google - service excutable).

I figure that the first step to getting my computer back on track (and eventually my son's Ipod working) is to have all it's updates installed.

If anyone could walk me thro... Read more

Answer:windows updates fail to install

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I've got a multitude of issues really. It's getting to crunch time in Uni in terms of papers/projects etc and I really didn't need this. I upgraded (not a clean install) to Windows 7 about a month ago and it's been working very well. That said, there was a problem restarting last time my laptop installed the Windows 7 automatic updates - it wouldn't startup (would just flash a blue screen after the splash then restart) and went to startup repair. I had to do a system restore to a few days before and then everything was fine.

I rarely turn off my PC so maybe this has caused a problem, but this time after the update during the night while I was asleep, the same problem arised, except none of the restore points worked, even as far back as the 16th of February. I've tried to open it into safe mode but it stops on windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys, flashes the BSoD (a very quick flash) then restarts.

Just to clarify I can load the system recovery options (command prompt, system restore etc) but nothing beyond that really and I'm at a loss as to what to do.

I've burned Ubuntu and the Windows 7 recovery discs from another laptop if that's of any relevance.

It's a Sony Vaio VGN-NR38E and the specs are:
2gb RAM
1.86GHz Dual core
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Please could someone help me out, I've never had a problem this big (isit big?) with a PC before.

Additional info:
I disabled the automatic restart and this is the message I got on the blue screen:

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Answer:Windows 7 Updates causes restart to fail

See this article STOP 0x0000007B - STOP 0x7B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE - Fix STOP Error 0x0000007B,surly not good news for you
If you have warranty I strong recommend contact with manufacturer support.

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So I recently downloaded a bunch of updates, but for some reason a few security updates fail everytime I try to install them. Ive tried many times but it simply wont let me get them.
Its probably not a big deal that im not getting whatever they are, but its annoying to have windows always telling me I have new updates to install. Any ideas?

Im running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3 on a HP a1730n.

Answer:[SOLVED] certain windows updates fail

Which updates?

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Recovered 5342 Laptop 2 days ago. When I hit update and restart it attempts to install 238 updates (for 1-1/4 hours), then while installing it gives a failure error and uninstalls all it has done (another 45 minutes)
Help, just want to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to do the updates first?

Answer:Windows 8 re-install, 238 updates fail

Yes, you will need to do all the updates in Windows 8/8.1 prior to upgrading to Windows 10. You also may want to click the link below and choose your computer from the list. Once on the site for your computers Drivers choose the OS (windows 10) and download all the win 10 drivers for the computers hardware. You could download them on your computer and copy to a usb key or burn to a disc. That way when you upgrade to windows 10 you have the drivers on a disk to install.
Dell Drivers and Downloads
Drivers Install Order and Help
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.
You would click my name in blue, then on the next page in the upper right corner, click the words "send private message"

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this update and some other security updates fail repeatedly since last 5 days. Cortana notifies it everytime. I could not find any solution n all over the internet manual downloading of the update comes in as for windows 10 RT. and I get result as saying this is not for your computer.

Answer:windows 10 updates fail flashplayer for ie

It is failing on mine too. What I find interesting is that Windows 10 comes with IE 11 and this update is for IE 10.

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Basically im using my old celeron pc at the moment while my AMD rig is offline and to cut a long story short i screwed up the HDD on the old pc which meant i had to use the recovery cd's to reset the windows install to how it left the factory..............5-6 years ago so obviously service pack one was installed so i had to install like 160updates altogether not including service pack 2, but anyway after installing service pack 2 and restarting i checked for updates one last time and it came up with 2-3 but they just wont install, ive tried rebooting the pc loads of times, tried booting into safe mode with networking but my modem didnt work in that mode for some reason so i couldnt try that.

Anyway heres which ones wont install
im fairly confident that by not installing the above wont cause me any problems its just the fact that i keep getting prompted that theres updates and if i turn updates off i get that other message saying my pc might be at risk so i cant win really! i just want these installed

Answer:Windows xp, certain updates fail to install?

I had this problem recently, let me see if I can find my notes.

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Dell 530swindows XP sp2Internet explorer 7My computer is very new, less than a month old and when I go to Windows Update, the newest update is SP3. It downloaded fine, but when I try to install it, 2 or 3 seconds and it says that the installation has "failed"My PC came with XP sp2 and I had already installed sp3, but I downloaded a photo editing software and as best as anyone could tell, it corrupted something to the point where windows would not even begin to startup, couldn't even start in safe mode.  It ended up that we used the XP disc that came with the computer and reloaded windows.  Everything seemed ok except the failed updates.

Answer:windows updates won't install (fail)

UPDATE:about 10:30 last night while using my computer, the power in the house flashed off, no storm or anything, just seemed like a normal flash and everything in the house reset.  when my computer (always plugged into a standard surge protector strip) started rebooting, it went the DELL bios version screen and stopped with a cursor in the top left corner- nothing else.  I went in thru the boot menu and was able to boot manually.  not sure if all problems are related but driving me nuts!!

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I've been trying since the 1st to install updates KB982311 and KB982312. They download, but installation fails. How do I get them installed?

Answer:Windows Updates Installation Fail

check out this link it might help you.

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ever-time I try to shout down laptop keep fail to do follow updates
from Office Office 2003:
80070643 WindowsUpdate_80070643
Update for Outlock 2003 Junk Email filter KB2863822
Update for Office 2003 KB2543854
Office Service Pack 3 SP3
Software have tried all of the suggested fixes and they all FAIL!!!!:

I have run it with administration right's above.
Thank you for all feed back and support!

Answer:Updates Fail on Windows 7x64

I did find this.I'm no expert. I was looking online for some information to help you.

Support availability for Office 2003 and Office 2000

Extended support is now available for Office 2003, and will continue through April 8, 2014. For more information, see Office 2003 Product support lifecycle information (Please Verify your Location).

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Well I had 6 recommended updates today for Vista. It says it installed 3 and failed to install the other 3. The three updates that failed were:

1.Security Update for Windows Vista(KB941644)
2.Updates for Windows Mail Junk EMail Filter (January 2008)
3. Update for Windows Vista(KB943302)

It gave me the Error: 80070BC9

Answer:Windows Vista Updates fail

I get the same error message, but me it's even worse... a whole bunch of updates fail to install. Any help, please?
I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I doubt there is any malware or virus as it's a fresh Vista install and I even ran a SpyEraser scan and a BitDefender Anti-Virus scane which returned nothing wrong.
I thought I found a fix suggesting to enter the following command in "cmd": "reg delete HKLM\Components /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving" but windows says it can't find "AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving".
Thanks in advance.

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For information only. I've noticed that twice a day windows 10 update is failing. Think I read that this was just for testing purposes.

Answer:Twice daily Windows 10 updates fail

c:\$Windows~BT which looks like it is my W10 upgrade, it's 6+Gig.
Digging into ...\Driver\DU I found this in the a config file:
Most of the files in the main folder are date late July early August. I looks like an ISO.
Are MS giving it to me a bit at a time?

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Answer:Windows updates consistently fail

Have you run the update troubleshooter?

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Hi Please move if not the proper forum! Here are things to try if you're having problems with Windows 10 updates. These are some things that have worked for me.
The first thing I would do is a sfc /scannow and DISM How to Repair Corrupted Windows System Files with the SFC and DISM Commands Even if the SFC command doesn’t repair any files, running it will confirm that no system files are corrupted and you can continue to troubleshoot your system with other methods.
Next I would try to reset Windows updates. Here is a easy link from Shawn Brink that will get that done for you with a .bat file! Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Sometimes you may have an issue with Windows Update such as not being able to download or install updates, error messages, not being able to search for new updates, etc. These kind of issues can occur when the Windows Update database or components are corrupted, one or more services related to Windows Update are not running, etc. Resetting the Windows Update components and history can usually solve these types of issues.
If you don't want to do a clean install or a reset, I suggest a in-place upgrade repair! How to repair Windows 10 with in-place upgrade. - - Windows Tips & How-tos The repair of Windows 10, can resolve many problems in Windows 10 functionality and some times is the most reliable and quickest way to fix the Windows 10 malfunctions. Also the in-place Windows 10 upgrade, which performed with the... Read more

Answer:Some things to try when Windows 10 updates fail!

Hi I forgot this! I would give it ago first!
Try Microsoft's diagnostic tool. It's called the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It's free, and it might find the problem.

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As the title says, my update are not being installed for some reason. I tried multiple times. I even tried doing in it from the Windows Update site, didn't work either.

As a note, I recently had my windows reinstalled.

Any ideas of what the problem could be?

Answer:Windows Updates Fail To Install

There are a couple of possibilities, but lets start with BITS.
It is possible that BITS(Background Intelligence Transfer service) is not running. Check to see if it is running. If it has stopped running then restart in the following manner.
Start > control panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative tools > services. When the services window opens Look to see i f BITS Is running. If not click "restart the service".

If this doesn't work post a reply and lets try another solution.

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I run Win 7 Home Premium with IE9.I am informed that there are 13 Windows updates to install but repeatedly get the message that installation has failed with Error Number 80246008.
I have researched this error and downloaded a program called Error End.However,running this program reveals several hundred errors which I do not believe so uninstalled it.
I would appreciate any help available to solve this very frustrating problem.

Answer:Windows Updates fail to install

This is the first time I've heard of Error End but a quick search reveals it to be a poor piece of software so I suggest you don't buy it and dump it.
In an attempt to fix your problem, I suggest you read this link and follow the advice given.
If you still have problems post back and we'll try to help further.

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It used to be able to install updates, and now it wont at all. It'll just say "failed to install the following updates" someone please help

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I have been having trouble with my HP dv6812nr laptop with windows 7 professional installing windows updates for about a month now. I never had this problem before. I have tried installing the updates over 30 times (i am not exaggerating) and every time they have failed. I have talk to hp tech support and they cant solve it either.

please help.

here the updates that fail:

These two have failed over 30 times:

Update for Windows 7 (KB977074)
Update for Windows 7 (KB976972)

These updates were newly released that also failed:
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB978506)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB978251)

please help.

Answer:Windows Updates Fail, repeatedly

Might contact Microsoft. It is my understanding that they will not charge for help installing updates.

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