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W530 Updates Through Windows Update

Question: W530 Updates Through Windows Update

Quick question about applying updates to my W530: Is it ok to run updates for hardware (graphics, screen, etc.) through Windows Update as they become available? Or should I avoid this and run them through Lenovo's update tools? I'm a little skeptical about the graphics card(s) updates since reading some posts on these forums about trouble with updating and Nvidia Optimus Thanks!

_______________________________________________________W530 2436-CTO, i7-3820QM, Quadro K2000M 1920x1080 FHD Display, 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM, 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk

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Preferred Solution: W530 Updates Through Windows Update

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Answer: W530 Updates Through Windows Update


as a general rule, i update hardware drivers using ThinkVantage System Update and double-check against the proper driver matrix, not via Windows Update. one notable exception was the Win7 video driver for my T60p as there never was a Lenovo driver.

in case you didn't have it, here's the W530 matrix:


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Just got my w530 and I am getting updates that are failing regularly. Anyone else have this issue?

Answer:w530: Windows updates are failing

Have a look at this thread:
towards the bottom of page 1. Is this similar to what you're seeing? If so, try the solution I posted on the top of page 2.
Please do let us know if this works for you.

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I just received a new W530 and started its initial configuration two ahours ago (Windows 7 professional). I ran Windows update and the system found 34 updates that the computer seems to  install whent it shuts down. When the computer restart, it will stop configuring windows at 15% and I get a message that the configuration failed and that the computer is reverting changes. Now the computer tries to install the 34 updates each time it shuts down and tries to install them at the restart but stop after 15%.  Accordng to the view update history under Windows update, only a few updates were sucessfully installed but I see a long list of updates that failed to install.

Answer:Windows update new computer (W530)

welcome to the community!
you're experiencing a known Microsoft issue.
please have a look at the following Lenovo Community Knowledgebase article:
the solution is to install the one problem update (KB2647753) first and allow any reboot needed. then, all of the other updates should complete successfully.

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Getting a BSOD after the update above. Appears the offending file is listed as an UEFI related system file. Running Windows 10 with all latest updates (other than one above) and all drivers updated through Lenovo System Update. System Repair unable to do anything useful. Was able to restart from a backup, but the update continues to destabilize the system after application. Anyone have any solutions other than cancel Windows Updates? Thanks,RMNY

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Hello,I recently installed the Windows 10 Creators  Update (version 1703) on my W530. Everything seems to be  OK, except for the fact that it won't go to sleep automatically according to the settings. My settings are "Balanced" power plan, go to sleep after 15 min. when on battery, and after 30 min. when plugged in. However, these settings are simply ignored. My computer never goes to sleep. I tried to get help from Microsoft; however, they were unable to help. I also looked at Lenovo's list of systems tested with W10 Creators Update; unfortunately, W530 is not yet on the list. Anyone has an idea?Regards,bostjanv

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Just in case anyone has been having the same problems......I've been stuck for a week trying everything to solve the Novermber Windows 10 update freezing at 32% and 6% on the features and drivers update part. Tried everything I read on forums, and nothing worked....UNTIL: I remembered setting via BIOS for the display to always use my NVIDIA K1000M video graphics card - this was to allow me to use multi-dsiplays and watch a movie on my HDTV. After re-setting via BIOS to use the integrated Intel display, the Windows 10 update passed this 32% limit and installed properly. I had also disabled anti-virus, non-sessntial startup programs, and non-windows services, but I think the BIOS setting was what finally did the trick. I also used the Windows 10 1511/10586 64-bit ISO available on Microsoft's website, since my failed Windows Update item was long gone...

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

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

SFC and Dism component store health fix report no problems

Any Ideas?

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

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

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

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

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

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Just ran system update on my W530 / Windows 8 and now my camera no longer works, in addition the F6 tells me Lenovo Settings is not installed ... but it is. Any ideas please?

Answer:Latest updates for W530 break camera

Hi mtissington,
Have you tried uninstalling the drivers and restarting the systems so that it detects and installs the basic software on it's own?
Also, consider rolling back to the older drivers.
Most driver updates are used to fix a problem and some recommend that if you don't have any issues then don't upgrade the driver.
So if there are not any features that are urgent from the new drivers I would recommend staying with your previous drivers.

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I downloaded and installed the updates via Windows Updates.After downloading, the system informed me to restart the computer to finish update, so I did.But when the system rebooted and the configuring process came to 15%, it turns out failure in configuring my computer and revert changing. Then the computer restart again and load without installing those updates.Now the system is informing me to restart again and again everytime when I enter the system.I wonder if there is anyone could solve it.


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Answer:W530 error report: Win 7 pro updates installation failure

Just so everyone is clear, are you trying to "upgrade" your version of Windows 7 Pro to another version of Windows 7, like Windows 7 Ultimate, or are you using Windows "Update" to update the existing Windows 7 Pro software (fixing security flaws etc)?

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

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

Thanks for whatever help you can offer. Eric

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.
I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 
Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 10% complete.
Win... Read more

Answer:Can't install updates using windows update or standalone update

Try running the System Updates Readiness Tool.

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

This Microsoft article may help too:

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

Answer:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates


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


That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

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

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

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

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

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

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Just got my W530, plugged it in, set up internet, and proceeded to run Windows Update as my first chore.  29 of the initial 54 updates FAILED.  Tried 3 more times, nothing but failures.  Ran system restore, and selected the first restore point, from when I first powered up the computer.  System restore FAILED. I am guessing this is not normal?  I only installed a few browsers, and CPUZ, in between the updating process.  I am trying to make recovery media, but the please wait dialog has been doing it's impression of KIT the car for at least 10 minutes, and when I tried to close it I get "not responding". Any ideas?  It would be nice if I didn't have to return a new laptop over some lame software glitch. :-( Paul Anderegg


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Answer:2 hour old W530 Windows Update FAILED System restore FAILED

Have a look at this thread: towards the bottom of page 1.
Is this similar to what you're seeing? If so, try the solution I posted on the top of page 2. see if installing the one troublesome update, KB2647753, first, by itself, then allows all of the others to succeed.
Please do let us know if this works for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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This just got released on June 19   [Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue where the USB device on USB 3.0 might not be detected after
resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state.
The USB 3.0 driver for Windows version or higher is required for fix.
- Fixed an issue where the computer might be waked up immediately after entering
hibernation state when the USB 3.0 Hub was attached there.

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I was curious to know if the current Intel 520 180GB edition has any firmwear updates? Mine seems to be lagging increadbily and producing errors on the new windows 8 PRO os. 


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Answer:W530 Intel SSD update?

Hey there connorjacob,
From what I can tell from the Intel site, the most recent firmware update was on 11/27/2012 up to version v1.93, and supports Windows 8. I hope this helps!

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This morning I saw a message from solution center to update. So I did it, but I feel something messed up my boot-up.I had the laptop closed on docking station all time. I use external keyboard and mouse. Had a Samsung SSD installed as C: drive, so the keyboard and mouse were always instant available when in login window. But after update, they aren't anymore. After about 45 seconds in the login window, there appears a busy circle, then another one minute or so, they finally became available. I wonder what could be wrong?Below is the update, and I just update the bios to 1.11; however the  problem remains.


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Answer:W530 boot up slows down after update

njsss,Since you already have an SSD, I don't see how RapidBoot would help.Try uninstalling it and see if it would help the laptop recognizing the mouse and keyboard.

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Fan is running at low audible level constantly with low program load, battery appears to be draining much faster than before 8.1 or 8.1 Update 1.   Running Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64 bit, all latest lenovo updates and bios and latest windows updates.  Below is "powercfg -energy" report:  Power settings are set to default "Power Saver" settings, system is on battery. Part 1 of two since the whole report exceed the maximum message number of characters    Power Efficiency Diagnostics ReportComputer NameXXXXXXXXScan Time2014-04-24T16:43:34ZScan Duration60 secondsSystem ManufacturerLENOVOSystem Product Name2436CTOBIOS Date04/01/2014BIOS VersionG5ET98WW (2.58 )OS Build9600Platform RolePlatformRoleMobilePlugged InfalseProcess Count114Thread Count1308Report GUID{adabe916-5f3e-448c-af46-4024e448166e}Analysis Results Errors USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping. Device NameGeneric USB HubHost Controller IDPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26Host Controller LocationPCI bus 0, device 29, function 0Device IDUSB\VID_8087&PID_0024Port Path1 USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented... Read more

Answer:Battery Consumption Up Win 8.1 Update 1 W530

Part 2 of "Powercfg -energy" report.   Bios is set to use onboard Intel HD4000 graphics only, Nvidia optimus is disabled ,  HD 4000 is set for maximum power savings on battery.  Warnings InformationPlatform Timer Resolutionlatform Timer ResolutionThe default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations. Current Timer Resolution (100ns units)156258Power Policy:Active Power PlanThe current power plan in usePlan NameOEM Power SaverPlan GUID{a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a}Power Policyower Plan Personality (On Battery)The personality of the current power plan when the system is on battery power.PersonalityPower SaverPower Policy:Video Quality (On Battery)Enables Windows Media Player to optimize for quality or power savings when playing video.Quality ModeOptimize for Power SavingsPower Policyower Plan Personality (Plugged In)The personality of the current power plan when the system is plugged in.PersonalityPower SaverPower Policy:802.11 Radio Power Policy is Maximum Performance (Plugged In)The current power policy for 802.11-compatible wireless network adapters is not configured to use low-power modes.Power Policy:Video quality (Plugged In)Enables Windows Media Player to optimize for quality or power savings w... Read more

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Hi Y'all, I recently upgraded my ThinkPad W530 laptop BIOS from version 1.11 (which it shipped with) to the latest, version 2.59. After doing so, my two 16 GB DIMMS are not only showing up as 8 GB each, thereby cutting my usable memory in half from 32 GB to 16 GB. I ran through all the normal hardware checks to ensure that one of the DIMMS wasn't bad.  I tried each DIMM separately, tried in different slots, etc.  They both show up just fine and even pass the memory quick test in the BIOS.  Only, they are showing up as 8 GB DIMMs. Anyone ever seen this before?  Is there a feature in the latest BIOS that would somehow limit this?  It was working fine at 32 GB before. And, unfortunately, there is no reverting back to BIOS v.1.11 from anything after v.2.55.  It asked me if I was sure I wanted to proceed...this was the last type of problem I expected to see though.  (I also tried reverting back to previous versions of the BIOS that were allowed and it didn't help.) Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,Phil


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Answer:W530 32 GB of memory only 16 GB after BIOS update

What DIMMs are you using? I have never seen 16gb modules. I have 32GB on my W530 (4X8GB)

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I installed the BIOS update hoping it would solve issues I'm having with the WIFI card being slow to turn on after resuming from sleep. However after I successfully installed the new BIOS, the fan on my laptop has been running at high speeds and very loud. The laptop is cool, and I'm only running a browser when it begins to rev up. Is this a common issue with this BIOS? Is there a way to turn down how agressive the fan is on cooling the machine? I'm running Windows 8 64bit

Answer:Loud fan on W530 after BIOS Update

There's a huge thread already on this subject at

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

Answer:Windows 7 updates don't update

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

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

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

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

As long as this is not every time eh?

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

Answer:Can't see updates in Windows Update.

I am having exactly the same problem.

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

Answer:Windows Update: Same 2 updates over and over

Look here.. and see if that helps.

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

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

In depth review of laptop:

Thanks for the help guys.

Answer:Windows updates will not update.

Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aolwbspd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Comp Tune-Up\HijackThis.exe

... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Won't DL Updates

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

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

Answer:Windows Updates won't Update

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

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

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

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

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

Answer:cant update with windows updates.

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

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

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

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

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

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

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

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

Audio Adapter Creative Audi... Read more

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

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

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

Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Code 800B0100
Code 80073712
Code 8007006E

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

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

Answer:Windows Update same 4 updates?


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

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

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I'm having issues with the Micron C400 RealSSD (model: C400-MTFDDAK256MAM; Lenovo Part Number 45N8158; Firmware Revision 05TD) and was looking to update the firmware to the latest, but see no updates for the drive. Is there an update in the works to bring the 010G OEM firmware to these drives from Lenovo? If not, is there a method for pushing the retail firmware to these drives? Thanks.~Aaron


Go to Solution.

Answer:C400 firmware update for W530 (2447-CN4)

I have this problem also, anybody have any thoughts? Thank

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the nvidia driver from nvidia just makes computer to bluescreen on reboot.. cant play bf4(yeah i know its no gamerig) with the lenovo drivers... cant be that hard. nvidia has several updates since yours. please fix asap!!!

Answer:w530 please update nvidia driver asap!!!

What version of the nvidia driver are you running Also which card do you you have. I have the K2000M and am running fine with the 331.65 release from nvidia.

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I've got 2 the same configurated (with different hard drives) laptops Lenovo W530. I've made the factory recovery system instalation on both. On one of them all works fine, both with Win7 and Win10. On the second one I can't made the system update with Lenovo System Update (the newest version) and also by the Lenovo web page. I've made few tries, both with Windows 7 and Windows 10, also with the clone of the disc from the right working laptop. Still the same. When starting application Lenovo System Update it stops around 15% with the information, that there is no updates. Bios had been updated. What can it be?

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Good morning,in my PC Lenovo W530 type 2447-4MG (Intel i5) there are 2 banks of RAM with 8 gigabytes each one (Kingston KTL-TP3C/8G), in total 16 giga. Kingston no longer produces this RAM but there is an equivalent product (KCP316SD8/8).I have bought two banks (8 + 8) of this new RAM.When I install the new RAM on the empty slots (3 and 4), the PC will not start (the screen remains black).It is not a compatibility problem between the RAM because I put two different type of RAM on slot 1 and 2 and the PC run right.It seems that the system does not read the slots 3 and 4I am sure that my PC can have 32 Giga of RAM, but I do not find a solution.Please help me Summarize the features of the PC:Type                   ThinkPad W530 type 2447-4MGCPU                    Intel i5-3320M 2.60GHzBios version      G5ETA5WW (2.65)OS                       Windows 10 64 bitHard disk            SSD 500 GBsRAM (old)           Kingston KTL-TP3C/8GRAM (new)         Kingston KCP316SD8/8

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I recently started using a Logitech Bluetooth audio adapter to stream music from my Win7 Lenovo W530 to my stereo system.  The setup was painless and the sound quality was excellent, but every now and then, the sound would just cut out.  The computer and the adapter both thought they were connected, and the adapter is less than two meters from my laptop.  Disconnecting and reconnecting the BT link eventually cleared the problem, but it recurred several times.  I then updated the Lenovo Bluetooth software to version, which I found in the optional updates.  The installation claimed to be successful and Windows can see the Logitech device, but it can no longer connect to it. So: anyone have any idea what the trouble might be?  I had been hoping the update might solve the intermittent problem, but I would certainly prefer that to it not working at all.  Is there a way to roll back the Lenovo update without restoring the entire machine to a backup? TIA.

Answer:W530 Bluetooth broken by Lenovo update

Update: I was able to uninstall the program from Windows, but that has left me without a driver for the Logitech BT adapter, and Windows is unable to find one.Now what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks

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

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

Some elected to download the update and install manually.

Which update is it?

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

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

Answer:Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

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

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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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I have had several problems with my laptop since I bought it. The first one had continual blue screens and other issues and was replaced within a few weeks. The second had the same problems but by that point I had moved abroad to study and work and needed it to write documents for work and write my dissertation so there was no way I could send it away for weeks to get replaced again.

I have learned to live with the blue screens as I don't know how to fix it but so far hasn't lost me any data (the ones I most often get are BAD_POOL_CALLER and sometimes PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and maybe others but I don't always notice before it disappears). Several months ago, though, my updates started failing. First it was a few at a time, then most of them but the occassional one would work, and now for the last few weeks (if not months) every single one has been failing. I used to try searching for the error codes but there were so many and I never got any straight answers on what to actually do so I'm hoping one of you kind souls can help me!

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Update - all updates failing

If it's still under warranty I'd sure try to get this resolved by using the warranty. Here's some of the information I found by searching for your error messages.




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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP 1
ASUS laptop K52F
Windows update does not download anything. There are 20 important updates. I tried choosing just one of them, the screen displays 'Downloading updates...', but nothing is downloaded. I tried rebooting but this did not work. What could possibly be wrong? I have scanned my laptop with Avast, Malwarebytes, etc & nothing was found. I have had this type of problem before and rebooting solved the problem. Not this time. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Update does not download any updates

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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

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

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I currently have Windows 7 Pro and have Office 07 installed but when I go to windows update, no updates are listed for office (belarc advisor says I need 12 updates). I was wondering why they don't show up there and if there was a way to make them show.


Answer:Office 07 updates in Windows Update?

Check that all options are checked on the update options screen

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

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Windows Update has become erratic, currently gets stuck in the "looking for updates" phase. I have followed the instructions on this forum titled "Windows Update Posting Instructions." Ran the SURT with no issues reported. The SFC scan came back clean as well. There are no error codes like the example shown, on the WU screen, but at one point there was a pop-up box (I believe in conjunction with Windows Update Standalone Installer) with error 0x8024001e which may or may not now be resolved. The MS Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool has not helped. Also along the way I was advised to install Hotfix for Windows KB947821, which I did. Compressed CBS file will not upload to this post because it is too large (about 6MB).

All this is way above my pay grade as a non-tech user, but I think I have followed the instructions correctly. Any wisdom greatly appreciated!

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I see video drive updates for both Intels GPU and Nvidia in Windows updates listed. However, nothing in Lenovo updates at all for either subsystem. The current driver date is quite old as well posted at Lenovo downloads.  This is with Win 8.1 64bit Will they work? 

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

Answer:Z70-80 Drive Updates in Windows Update

hi tripplec,
The video drivers (Intel and Nvidia) should have no problem installing via Windows Update but I'm more concern about the switching function between the Intel and Nvidia as this unit automatically switch between the Intel GPU (for power saving) and Nvida GPU (for maximum performance).
If the drivers from Windows Updates are designed for units that uses switchable graphics / optimus technology then you shouldn't get any problems. Otherwise, you may need to rollback to the lenovo (customized) drivers for the functionality to work.

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

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

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

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i am recently update my windows 10 Like anniversary updates it's working good my (c:) colon memory FULL., i allocated 70GB balance memory is only 10gb available any other program can't be install( micro soft visual studio 2012 & SQL Server )
please help what i can do it this problem

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im having the same problem but with xp sp3 pro ..updates cant be found tells me that the files are corrupt and damaged and the only thing i can do is a clean install..but i dont wanna loose everything being i dont have keys anymore for most of the softwares ..any help will be apreciated thank you in advance

Answer:XP Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Hi and Welcome

have you tried this here to see if it will fix your Windows XP update this is the quicker way to try and fix Windows Update

This is the longer way

When you state that Microsoft tell you that you have corrupt files, what or where are you being told this?

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Hey guys,
I've come across this annoying problem where, Windows Update can't update certain features/drivers. In this case it would be my mouse pad driver and integrated gfx driver... All I get is a notification saying it can't update. On the Windows Update window, this is what I get:
Once I click "Instalar Agora" (Install now), no second window appears, as you would expect from a third party update.
Any suggestions? This is really becoming highly annoying.

Answer:Updates can't be installed - Windows Update

Have you restarted the machine yet? Sometimes that fixes update issues. Also are you sure you're actually receiving an error... Driver updates in Windows 10 are delivered via WSUS as well now so you won't see anything other than the standard windows update procedure.

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I get this message when I check for updates....
"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer"

The Check for Updates option in the Windows Update window, has a red shield with a cross in it, and I get the "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer" message when I click the Check for Updates button.

Coincidentally, Search Indexing is also not working.

I don't know when this all started, but it seems that it may have started when I did a system clone of my original system HDD using AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition 2.2

The new HDD (which is the clone) all works fine as far as I can see, except for the two issues.

I have tried various Microsoft Fixits, Cmd processes as well as SFC, and started services in Services (Local), all to no avail.

Here is the CBS.log , the rest of the contents of the CBS Folder is too large to upload here, but besides CBS.log it contains:
cbs.bld dated 14/02/2015 13,856 kb dated 17/02/2015 464 kb dated 19/02/2015 10,637 kb dated 25/02/2015 488 kb dated 05/03/2015 3,270 kb
FilterList.Log dated 06/03/2015

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

Here is the CbsPersist cab file for the same date as the cab.log file in my first post.

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I just installed Win7 on my Asus K95VJ laptop and Windows Update is not working. I tried the troubleshooting from Microsoft "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates but without any luck.
If I select from that webpage to automatically fix my problem, I get the results from my Untitled2.jpg printscreen.
When I go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, the 3 services that are required for Windows Update to work appear with status Started, but not Running. See my Untitled.jpg printscreen. I tried restarting them without any luck.
I don't know what to do anymore and I don't understand why it's not working... please help me out.

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates...

Well, this is awkward, but I fixed it I found the solution somewhere else. I had to go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs and delete edb.log (it's a .txt file), then restart the computer. For I don't know what stupid reason, that edb file was corrupt and prevent Windows Update from running. Deleting it made Windows replace it with a brand new one and fixed my problem.

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I run the Windows Update troubleshooter and it output the following:

What should I do to fix this issue?

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On October 25, 2013, I'm seeing Microsoft uninstalling a ton of updates from my computer as evident in the event viewer.
Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2876315 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2870699 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2862772 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859903 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859537 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2850851 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2846071 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM... Read more

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I run the Windows Update troubleshooter and it output the following:

What should I do to fix this issue?

Answer:Windows Update Never Stops Looking for Updates

Here ya go.

Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

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

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

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

Updates worked fine with Vista.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows Update is not loading updates

Hi thermite, welcome to the forums

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


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The last time windows update found anything new to download was 4 weeks ago on Sept.9.I manually update at least three times a week.When I try to update it goes through the normal 30 second or so search routine but all I ever get is No New Important Updates Are Available For Your Computer statement.
I have gone to hidden updates and was able to download an update that was about 2 months old with no problem.I have Malwarebytes and VIPRE security so I normally have Windows Defender turned off,but on two seperate ocaisions I have turned Windows Defender back on and Windows Update searched and found updates and I had no problem downloading and installing them.It even found the update for the newer Windows Update that I agreed to and insalled.
My computer is a VISTA Ultimate 64xbit and is kept up to date as much as possible.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Answer:Windows Update Not Finding NEW UPDATES

Is your Windows Auto Update Service enabled?

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Been fighting with this one for several days....Can't get to any antivirus update sites, windows update will not function (80072EFF) and certain sites will not load in browsers, including this one (I'm on a seperate computer now). Tried running AVG, Mbam, Avira, Threatfire (all manually updated) and nothing serious has been found. HELP! Hijack this log below:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:31:23 PM, on 05/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Cant Update Anitvirus or Windows Updates

UPdate - decided to wipe the drive and reinstall. Thanks anyway

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In amongst today's round of updates was KB3075853

The details of what these updates do is never specified.

Specifically, I would like to know whether these are a 'back-door' for future W10 compatibility checks and upgrades. I haven't installed this update, and unless I can be 100% certain it isn't W10 related then I shall keep it hidden.

Answer:What exactly are 'Windows Update Client' Updates for ?

The windows update client is the actual windows update program itself.

Every so often Microsoft will issue an update to the update system based on the feedback and telemetry they receive from users who have update failures, or to patch possible vunrabilities.

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Answer:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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I have a list of updates ready to be installed and I have tried but in the end it just stalls and doesn't do anything, so I'm here to ask what way around it is there to install them?

Turn off the updates (via the registry) and then on?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop that runs Windows Vista SP1. Last Monday it had shut down and the only thing I could do was to reformat and install Vista. I checked in BIOS and the hard drive was recognized. There are 3 gigs of RAM recognized. After installing, I was able to install all the drivers and all looks well in the Device Manager. I put Microsoft Security Essentials on and updated the virus definitions. I thought the next thing I should do is to install Windows Updates. That is where my problem started. When I first checked it showed 9 updates that needed to be installed. As I've done installation before I knew that wouldn't be all but after the installation I checked and all were installed and showed as successful in the Windows Update History. After that I checked again and it showed 111 updates. I went ahead and started the installation of the 111. All were installed and after restarting and having windows complete all three steps of installation I checked and the Windows Update History shows that the files have failed. I don't think that is possible as I saw successful insulation.

I am going to assume that they were installed. Is there a way I can erase the Windows Update HIstory so I won't see the failed installations? I know I've done that once before but it has been a long time and I just don't remember.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. I really appreciate it.

Answer:Windows Update says updates failed. Help!!!

Open Notepad and copy and paste the contents of the code box into the notepad Call it Updatefix.bat Save it to your desktop and double click it. Important>>>>>>>>For Vista or Win7 Users Right Click the Update.bat File and Run as Admin.

@echo off


net stop bits

net stop cryptsvc

net stop wuauserv

cd c:\windows\system32

ren catroot2 catroot2.old

cd c:\windows

ren softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old

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

Answer:Windows Update Driver Updates

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update - 3 Updates won't Install

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

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

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moving from Vista/Win7 forum

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

I tried the wuagent download and force, nothing.

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

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

See image at for screen shot (can't reupload)

Or at

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


Am I looking at reinstall?

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

Answer:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

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

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

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Windows 7 Home Premium X64 has dozens of failed updates. When I check I find they are all for Vista X64. Wy is it doing this, and how do I fix it?

Answer:Windows 7 X64 trying to update Vista updates

Where did you get your Windows?
Was it an upgrade?

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

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

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

In services.msc the service is running.

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

Thanks a lot for your help.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

i tried going to>
and seeing if that helps but it didn't.

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

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Hi HP experts. Last night i made a clean install with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with service pack 1 included - when that said i can only see one update in installed updates, and its kb 976902. And i also installed the nessecary drivers, and Trend Micro as my Internet Security - so far so good. For about 12 hours Windows Update has now been running without finding any updates at all, and it keeps running. I have tried in Windows firewall to make a firewall rule for C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe - because i read somewhere that it might be the firewall that blocked Update - and i have tried to run the windows update diagnostic tool, and it said it solved a couple of things and then i restarted the laptop but still no luck. I hope that one of you can help me on the way to a functioning Windows Update, so do any of you have a solution ? It would be very much appreciated. Also i have to say that i have a reserve laptop, where i for a long time ago also made a clean install with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, and on that one it takes a very long time to run update also, but a least it finds something. So perhaps i a doing something wrong on both laptops ?

Answer:Windows update cant find any updates

Hi: Install both of these patches,  restart the PC and see if that gets Windows update to work for you.

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Microsoft has updates for Windows 10 which I cannot install as I get a message that HP Drive encryption is incompable with the upgrade and I must remove HP Drive encryption from my PC.  How do I remove drive encription and retain my data in a usable format?  Somewhere I read thar data on the HD is encoded and cannot be read if HP Drive Encryption is removed.

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