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No sound on Z580 after installing windows updates on windows 8

Question: No sound on Z580 after installing windows updates on windows 8

I installed the updates for windows 8 on my laptop and the sound stopped. I tried to reinstall the realtek drivers from the lenovo website, but the laptop still can't see the audio device. Anybody know what to do?

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Answer: No sound on Z580 after installing windows updates on windows 8

nobody? how would i make the devices appear in device manager again?

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So first I get this message when I mouse over the speaker icon(notice the red "x" on the icon).

When I click the icon, Windows does a diagnostic and then this shows up.

This is whats listed in my playback devices and this is with "Show disabled devices" enabled. Everything is enabled

Here is a picture of what my device manager looks like.

I've tried installing drivers for my sound card and my chipset, I tried restarting my computer, updated from my device manager, uninstalled drivers, reinstalled, etc. I've been searching online for a bit and nothing I found worked so I figured I'd give this a shot. I tried uninstalling the service pack update but that didn't work.

Thanks for the help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3198 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 300816 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, G33M05G1

Answer:Sound not working after installing windows updates(pictures of errors inside)

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Hi everyone! Been doing some research but couldn't find a solution to my concern.  I purchased an SSD that I want to use to boot windows 7 from in my 2012 z580, along with an ultrabay.  It seems like the general concensus is it's best to place the SSD in the main drive, and if I want to, place the HDD in the ultrabay.  My questions are: 1)  Would I be able to simple run the recovery partition that's factory installed on the current HDD to install windows 7 on the SSD, and be done with it all?  (Being able to use the SSD as my main boot and "C" drive, and the HDD as a media/storage drive) 2)  Can I take out the HDD, install the SSD, leave the optical bay in and do a clean install of windows?  My research seems like the key for my license is in the UEFI Bios.  And if so, then 3) would I have to reinstall all the drivers for my z580 to function? Thanks for all the help!


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Answer:installing windows 7 on SSD in z580

What is the pre-installed OS in your unit? And What OneKey recovery program version does it have?

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I've just picked up a new Z580 that came with oem Windows 8.  This is my first lenovo laptop.  I've searched this forum and found a few useful information on installing windows 7.  However, I'm still little confused as how to backup existing Windows 8 image for the future use.  Before I do anything with this laptop, I want to make sure I won't have any problems later down the road.  I don't mind buying a new Windows 7 disk as long as I can retain the use of Windows 8 in the future.  Can someone post a step by step instruction to backup existing oem windows 8(for later use) and install windows 7 using a disk and reinstall windows 8 if I decide to go back to windows 8(from backup ) ?  I've noticed people using onekey recovery to create image of oem windows 8.  thanks in advance.


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Answer:z580-Installing Windows 7 on preinstalled oem Windows 8

Why are you going back to 7?

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

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

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

Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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

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

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

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A previous question about how to uninstal Windows Steady State goes unanswered.  I presume Microsoft people monitor these posts, but they do not know how to uninstall Windows Steady State to enable the Windows 10 1511,10586 updates
to be installed.   It looks like I am stuck in a bog unable to move forward with Windows 10, so intend to roll back to my previous version and then consider my OS options.   
Is anyone aware of any major problems likely to be encountered by me taking this course?

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when windows updates, it then reboots, and just hangs on the 'starting windows' screen..
only after it updates, works fine before.

I've re-installed it many times, but get the same result.
this never used to happen until i did this fresh installation today.

now it happens every time, just after it installs some standard updates, it wont boot up..
im totally lost,, please help.


Answer:Windows 7 hangs on 'Starting Windows' screen after installing updates

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair a few times. Report back what it finds.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping TOol in Start Menu: Screen Shots

Next reset Windows Update components to see if that could be the problem.

If not run SFC -SCANNOW Command

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Just downloaded the newest HP Image containing Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 for our HP t630 Thin Clients and tried to install the cumulative Windows Update April 2017 KB4015217: 1. Disabled write filter2. Set windows update service to manual startup3. Run installer for KB4015217 with success4. Rebooted Thin Client to complete update installation. When booting up, Windows Update installation screen runs successfull up to 99%, then displays: we couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes. Eventlog shows error code 0x800F0922 Tried installing previous cumulative update KB4016635 with the same results. Never had this problem with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015. Anyone out there with the same problems or any ideas fixing this error?

Answer:Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016: Installing Windows Updates ...

It might be too big while unpacking in the temporary folders in the Ramdrive.Try to change the size of the HP RamDisk under the Control Panel (or if not enough to change the TEMP Paths).After the successful installation it is recommended to change the RamDisk back to it's default value.

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After installing Microsoft Updates for Windows KB3126593 and KBKB3126587, most of the installed programs stop working.

Including browsers, antivirus, firewall etc. Computer becomes unusable.

Trying to run these programs results in an error message:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc00000005). Click OK to close the application.

Uninstalling the updates restores all the functionality.

Answer:Windows 7 crashes after installing Windows updates KB3126593 and KB312

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

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

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

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Anybody here who knows the solution to this error message : "Windows not genuine" after installing updates from Microsoft, I already activated my copy of Windows 7 five months ago, everything is doing fine until I downloaded the automatic updates from Microsoft last night, I called MS customer service and they validated my Product Key and they said its a valid upgrade PK, tried everything like WGA diagnostic tool, changing to a new product key, rearming, clean rebooting, safe mode, phone activation, reinstalling the tokens, EVERYTHING....I even called the MS technical support, no solution yet and they even escalated my case to their Research Department. Please, anyone who might have an idea. It will be greatly appreciated.....

Answer:WINDOWS NOT GENUINE after installing Windows updates

Hello !!

Try thid thread Windows is not genuine? or this one Fix Windows 7 Error ?Windows is Not Genuine? Error code

Hope this helps,

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My computer is running Windows 7. Like most of you, I am getting the "Update to Windows 10" is ready notification. However, I have no intention of updating to Windows 10 and never even reserved an update.

In my Windows Update check, I am getting FAILED Windows 10 Pro Updates. But because I have not updated to Windows 10, why would I even be getting those Windows 10 updates in the first place? Are these just tons of prep crap that MS is releasing just in case users want to update to Windows 10 at a later date?

I did have one stubborn Windows 7 update that did not go through this Patch Tuesday, but a few restarts later and all is well.

I assume that Windows 8.1 users may be facing these same Windows 10 patches, whether they want them or not.


Answer:Getting Windows 10 Pro Failed Updates Despite Not Installing Windows 10?

I kept getting them as well. There is a way of stopping them by removing the important update for Windows that is just the nag.
You can look that up as well as I can. It is well documented.

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I've been trying to update my windows 7 and I keep getting blue screens of death trying to install updates, and now I get them randomly after I system restored my pc. I've tried different system restore points that before were stable. The pc boots fine in safe mode.

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Complete this tutorial.

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After the latest lot of Windows Updates for 8.1 my Asus Xonar STX no longer works and I get an error message saying

"an Asus Xonar STX has been detected but the drivers appear to be corrupt, please try reinstalling them."

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling both the card and drivers and the card is still not working.

It is 100% to do with the latest updates, I have done a system restore to before the updates were applied and my sound card works fine. If I install the updates again, my card stops working, so there is no doubt it is the updates causing the problem.

There are no driver updates for my sound card either, so it's not driver related. I have also seen several other people with different sound cards on other websites reporting the same thing, so the problem is also not unique to me.

Does anyone know which update is causing it or if there is a work around?
I have turned Windows Updates off for now but I don't like having to do this and would rather find a alternative work around or fix.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Sound Card not working after Windows 8.1 Windows updates.

I haven't seen any where specific updates caused the problem you have. However, I have seen instances where someone has upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and the sound no longer works. I had that problem with one of my recording studio devices ( Roland Octa-Capture), fortunately Roland issued updated Windows 8.1 specific drivers.

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Sound not working after updating windows updates on windows 10

Answer:Why isn't my sound working after updating Windows updates on Windows 10?

resolved not an issue with windows 10

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I did search out this problem...very old posts recommended I start a new thread.

For the last 2 weeks every time I shut down automatic install...installs the same 8 updates.

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.


Answer:Windows 7 Updates keeps installing same 8 updates over and over

Which updates, and do you have any other odd symptoms?

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

Hp pavillion slimline
4 gig ram

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

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

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

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

Doing this on 7 or 8 laptops is painful

Thanks for any help in advance :)

Answer:Installing all Windows 7 updates ate once

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

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

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

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

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



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

See if this will be of any help:

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

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

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Updates not installing

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

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

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

Answer:windows 8 Installing updates

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

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

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

Answer:windows updates not installing

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

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

Any help please?!!! Thank You!


Answer:Windows Updates not installing

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

Answer:installing too many windows updates

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

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

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

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

Answer:Installing Windows Updates

Quote: Originally Posted by Anak

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

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

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

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

Then you install 5 more and put off restarting.

Then you install the final 5 - then restart.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Installing Windows Updates.

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

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

Answer:windows keeps installing updates ?

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

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

Answer:windows keep installing the same updates

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

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

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

Windows Update Settings - Change

How to Hide or Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7

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

Answer:No updates after installing Windows 7 SP1

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

Have these system been activated?

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

Answer:Windows XP not installing updates


now this is just for starters

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional ) Read more

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

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

Answer:installing updates on windows 7

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

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

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

Any help with these issues is greatly apprecieated

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

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

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

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

Run DialaFix, reboot and try updates. click here

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

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

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

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

Answer:windows keeps installing updates

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

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

Any suggestions please?

Many thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates


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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows updates not installing

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

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Hi All..

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

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

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

Thanks Anyone..

Answer:Installing windows updates?

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My updates are set to check and install every day at 3:00AM. I've just noticed recently that when I get on in the mornings that I have a pop up saying that updates to windows 7 had failed to install. I ignored it figuring my internet just wasn't staying connected but the last few days when I've turned it off it is powering down forever because its' installing updates or trying tp. Then when it re-starts back up; it says all updates have failed so it is reprogramming and to not unplug or power down. So today I opened up the update file and found that it has been failing to update anything for over a year. Sporadically I see one that has succeeded to install here and there but most of them are all failed. As of right now I have the following updates waiting to be installed:
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2838727)
Download size: 27.9 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
Help and Support:
Internet Exp... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates

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

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

Answer:Windows 10 installing updates

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

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

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

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

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

Thanks for any responses.

Answer:Installing Windows updates with AV on?

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

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

Answer:Windows updates not installing

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

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

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

Answer:Installing Windows updates....

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:cant log on after installing windows updates

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

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

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

Answer:windows keeps installing updates ?

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

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

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

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


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

Thank you for your time and patience

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

Any ideas would be much appriated.

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

Many thanks in advance


Answer:windows updates not installing

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Installing windows updates

click hereclick here or click here should sort out both problemsG

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??


When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...

Answer:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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I have recently done an install of windows 7 professional 64 bit (clean install) from the 32 bit as I wanted to
use all my RAM 20 GB. I have a purchased antivirus from Avast, I use Microsoft security essentials. My system meets or exceeds all the requirements for a 64 bit install. I have tried to install windows 10 and have had several mishaps in my attempts to do so.
Mainly not being able to update Windows 7, hence the title of this thread. Keep in mind that is the goal. Win 10 has started to install and could not validate my Key. It's a legit Key, from an update I used to upgrade my system from XP 32 bit. I have run the
"FIT IT" program Microsoft offers. I have tried everything I have read that Microsoft offers, Talked via text with a Microsoft rep, who just gave programmed responses but didn't answer many questions. She even went as far as to give me a web page
for a 3rd party FIX-IT program that I would have to purchase... ???? What is that all about????  I need advice from someone who can think outside of the box. I have build a few system, but I do fall short on knowledge about software. I don't need someone
to start with is it plugged in. I can tell you none of the easy fit it programs are doing the job. I will need instruction when you ask me for logs and system errors. Please include instructions to do so. I'm not afraid to go into the BIOS, I know a little
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I've been having some problems after installing some updates. For example, after installing these updates, every time I run uTorrent, I get a Blue Screen of Death, almost instantly. The problem is not with the software because I always used the same and nothing ever happened like that. The Blue Screens of Death were more frequent when the software was run. I researched a lot and saw a lot of people reported problems with the update KB2821895 and have not yet emerged any official response or fix patch from Microsoft. I was instructed to run in the command prompt, the following commands:
sfc / scannow
dism / online / clean-up / restoreheath
The problem is that when I run the sfc / scannow, after checking 100%, he is just standing there, frozen in 100% with no response.
And running *** / restorehealth, there was much delay and it got stuck at 20% and after a long time went to 40% where it has remained for hours, so it haven't finished the way it should.
I need help with these commands, why these things happened?
Looking foward for answers.

Thank you.

Answer:Problems after installing Windows 8 updates.

You're not running the command in right way, read the tutorial mentioned at the below give URL and see if it can help you:

Fixing component store corruption in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 - The Windows Servicing Guy - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Post contain other commands to fix store corruption so could you successfully run sfc /scannow. Follow the tutorial and let us know what happens.

Alternatively, you can uninstall updates till Microsoft provides any fixes or patch for that. Follow below steps to uninstall any update on the system:

1. Press 'Window' + 'Q' button and type update. Tap settings and choose Installed updates.

2. The opened window will contain list of updates installed on your PC. choose the same update you've mentioned in your first post, right click on it and select Uninstall.

3. The step will begin uninstalling updates and soon confirmation window will open. Click OK and restart your PC.

That's it. The issues for that particular update will not going to happen anymore.

Good Luck Though!!

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Having trouble with installing Windows Updates.
After reinstalling Windows 7 Home Edition. I manually run Windows Updates until SP1 is installed.
The very next update is Windows Update Agent 7.6.760.320. After I install the WUA, I check for updates, but it seems to never stop looking. Hours go by and nothing.
This is where the problem starts. Checking Task Manager, Performance Tab, I find my Memory is maxed out and the CPU is at 25% to 35 %. I only have 4GB of Ram installed. Even when I shutdown the computer and restart my Computer,  the Windows Update Agent continues to run.
I did run SFC /scannow, but nothing was found.
I read something about if you install Windows Update Client, June or July, 2016. It will install over the top of the old WUA. However, I tried doing that and was not able to get it to install.
Am I doing something wrong? Forgetting to possibily set Windows to stop looking for updates first, or is it something else.
Looking for a solution to get the Windows Updates installed.
Thanks, for any help.

Answer:Trouble with installing Windows Updates

Check this thread.

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

Answer:Problem installing Windows Updates

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

Please provide additional information
See: Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I set up windows to automatically install updates, and I don't want to change that.

When I'm in a hurry to restart or shutdown my PC and I only see "Shut down installing updates" and "Restart installing updates", is there some way to do it bypassing the update?

I've tried command line: shutdown /s but it doesn't work (it updates before shutting down).
Likewise, Alt+F4 (from the desktop) only offers shutting down or restarting and updating.
Neiter logging out and then choosing to shut down (your only choice is also to update and shutdown/restart).

Answer:Can Windows 8.1/7 be shut down without installing updates?

Try this, may work for Windows 8.1 How to Disable ?Install Windows Updates and Shut Down? Option in Windows Start Menu? - AskVG

Possibly only way unless you change the update settings.

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Hello there, I've been having a problem with two updates, for a long time. I've been ignoring them for a long time (bad idea, I know), but it's gotten to the point where it's preventing me from installing some programs.

Here is a pic of my recent update history.

As you can see, the two problem updates are:

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


Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2556532)

The second is saying it's successful, but it keeps trying to install, so it's obviously not successful...

As for the first one, that's the one I've been trying to fix.

Here are the error details, for this update:

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

Installation date: ‎3/‎03/‎2012 9:32 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 643

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability in DLL planting due to MFC not specifying the full path to system/localization DLLs. You can protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
MS11-025: Description of the security update for Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package: June 14, 2011

Help and Support:
Microsoft Support

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Answer:Problem installing two Windows updates

I am too facing such problems
1.Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243).
2. framework 4 on window xp.
3. windows server 2003.
i have scearched through net but cant find any thing about this. hey bro if u find a solution please share me ok and i will to share with you...........

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Hi everyone

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

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


Answer:When are windows updates worth installing?

I am going to give you the correct answer.

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

First, Win 7 is NOT eXPired.

Second, carry out the following procedure perfectly.

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

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

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

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

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

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

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

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

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

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Is there a way to shutdown windows 10 without installing updates? I know previous versions of Windows had command line or registry tricks that helped with this. Note the version of Windows 10 I am using is the normal version you get with the free upgrade.

Answer:How do you shutdown windows 10 without installing updates?

@Kaio that is very good question. I believe that is how its always been if an update is not installed it will install no matter what on shutdown or restart. I maybe mistaken but I am not all that knowledgeable on the so called windows 10 stuff as of yet having just upgraded from 8.1 in November.

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

sfc / scannow

dism / online / clean-up / restoreheath

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

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

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

Looking foward for answers.

Thank you.


Answer:Problems after installing Windows 8 updates.

Crash dumps or blue screen codes would help.

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

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

I then tried to install update KB982670 which failed.

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently re-installed (refreshed) Windows 98 over itself, retaining all data and programmes. Do I have to download all updates again? I have visited the update website and am not sure whether it scans the actual system or just the history of downloads - as it adds a disclaimer after the list saying it may not be accurate if programmes have been uninstalled. It says there are no critical updates to download. I'm not sure how to recognise the files for updates, but the windows update set-up folder has files dated 2002 and 2003 (I had the computer in August 2002 so some have been retained obviously) Would be grateful for any advice here. Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Re-installing Win98Se and windows updates

if it states there are no critical updates then you are fine i guess, its up to you if you want any extra updates. try going to windows update click here and then clicking 'administrator options' click ' windows update catalogue/find updates for operating systems' select win 98/se and tick the type of updates updates you want then click 'search'when i checked there were 72 critical updates for win98 and 17 recommended updates.

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

Answer:xp crashes when installing windows updates...

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Is there a way to shutdown windows 10 without installing updates? I know previous versions of Windows had command line or registry tricks that helped with this. Note the version of Windows 10 I am using is the normal version you get with the free upgrade.

Answer:How do you shutdown windows 10 without installing updates?

@Kaio that is very good question. I believe that is how its always been if an update is not installed it will install no matter what on shutdown or restart. I maybe mistaken but I am not all that knowledgeable on the so called windows 10 stuff as of yet having just upgraded from 8.1 in November.

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I have Windows XP w/SP-2 installed on a laptop. Last night, I was notified that there were four critical updates to be installed. I clicked to install them. When I shut the computer down, I noticed that the "Turn off" button had the little security shield icon superimposed and mousing over the button said that it would install updates and shut down my computer. I had never noticed anything like this before, but I assumed it was a new feature that came with a recent Windows update. Now I'm worried that I was wrong, because after shutting down at 11:30 pm or so last night, the computer seems to be hung. I have a screen with a blue background, the Windows XP logo, and I get a message that alternates between saying "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." and "Installing update 1 of 4." Again, this is behaviour I've never seen before, and has been going on now for over 9 hours. Unfortunately, I did not make note of the critical updates, but I seem to remember that the file sizes were not that large.

Can anyone tell me if I'm just installing a very large update of some sort, and shouldn't interrupt it, or if something has gone wrong and I need to hard re-boot?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows XP installing updates on shutdown

I experienced the same last night. That was the first time I have seen an update at shut down. However, I did not experience any problems. The update took about a minute or two, then my laptop shut down as normal. I'm not the person to tell you if you have a problem, or what to do about it.

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Running XP Home Edition on IBM Thinkpad Model T42. MS website tells me I should intall 92 (?) "critical" updates and I have tried so many-- way too many -- times to do so. Usually they download OK but fail to install. The "install history" HELP is no help, it just says "try re-intalling." MS "Help" hasn't helped. Opened a trouble ticket with MS recently which led to a frustrating series of emails with an MS staffer; lots of frustration but no help. Have tried installing with "automatic updates" both enabled and un-enabled.
I am running Panda 2008 antivirus and firewall . . . part of the problem?
Thanks for any help or empathy.

Answer:Installing Windows Xp Updates, Critical And Other

OK.Sooooo...tell me just what version of XP is on that computer. Is SP1 or SP2 reflected when you click Start/right-click My Computer and select Properties?Do you have an XP CD?Have you checked Event Viewer for clues?How long have you had this problem?No one ever reinstalled XP?What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - You are only interested in errors noted, double-click on any line item to see details.Louis

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My computer was recently infected with a Trojan,
I managed to remove the Trojan with McAfee virus-scan (at least I think its been removed )

Then I restarted my computer after I had been told the Virus was removed by McAfee

And my internet browsers weren't loading any web-pages.

Then I un-installed and re-installed McAfee
And I checked my McAfee Firewall and the Firewall was set to 'Lockdown'
Which blocked internet traffic.

My browser was working fine then. I then ran AVG Anti-Spyware full scan. which showed I had 13 cookies on my computer.

Then Windows automatic updates tryed to install 2 neccessary
"Update for office 2003 (KB919029)"
and " Update for Outlook Junk Email Filter 2003 (KB921587)"

After my computer attempted to install them
it said 'Updates were unable to be successfully installed'

I'm not sure why the updates are failing to install
If anyone could help me with my problem i'd appreciate it greatly

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My windows automatic update says there are 96 updates for my pc, when i click to install them after a few minutes it pulls up a list of the updates not installed (all of them).

Can anyone help as to why it might not be installing them

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates Not Installing

1. Go Start > Run.
2. In the box type REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL > Enter.
3. A message saying, "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" should appear OK.

4. Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type or cut and paste the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

Then, Type the following command in the open panel.

net stop WuAuServ

The computer may need to be restarted before the net stop command will work.

2. Go Start . .Run . . type %windir% . . Enter.
3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SDold.
4. Go Start . . Run . . type cmd . . Enter.
In the open command pane, type:

net start WuAuServ

Now go to Windows Updates and see if it will install the Updates.

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

Answer:Downloading Windows Updates & Installing

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

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I have been having trouble with windows updates, either won't install or fail. Computer works fine, but my new ESET NOD32 seems to depend upon computer being updated, Any ideas about why the updates won't install? 

Answer:Trouble installing windows updates

Have you tried running the System Update Readiness Tool?
System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) -

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Hey guys.

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

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

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

Any help/ ideas guys. Any help appreciated!


Answer:Windows 7 installing updates VERY long!?

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

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Hello. I have a question for you regarding and Windows Updates with Windows 7. I notice I am having problems with Windows Update repeatedly (not/never ending) trying to re-install the same Windows Updates when I click on "Check for updates".

The updates are:

1. Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
2. Security Update for Windows 7 (KB981852)

These updates are The Windows updates shows they were 'successful' under "View Update History" under "Windows Update". Interestingly in "Uninstall an update" under "Programs and Features", there are no Windows updates listed at all. Hmmm...

Maybe this can help... ...recently, I installed more memory that triggered a Windows 7 activation again. Just prior to the memory installation, I had the latest Windows Updates all installed at the time. Now, it seems the Windows Update lists seem to have been reset in some way after the reactivation. Does this help at all?

Any ideas or reasons what is going on? Any solutions??? Please help! If you need any further input, please reply. I will provide it for you to assist in finding the reason and potential solutions.

Thank you!

Answer:Windows Updates Keep Re-installing Themselves Successfully in Win 7???

Should be simple to solve
Set update to notify, only
Then when notified right click on update and then hide.
The crisis should be over
Windows Update Settings - Change
Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
Good luck

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Hi there,

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

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


Answer:Windows Updater Not Installing Updates - XP

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

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when I go to windows update it says 'Windows could not search for new updates' 'Errors found: 800B0001

please help

Answer:Error installing Windows Updates

also when I try to install windows system readiness tool I get error '0x8007000d

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

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Thank you Tom,
you are running a really marvellous forum and I have recently joined it after seeing what had been going on between grabow & NoelDP. The latter deserves a salute.
My problem is getting the errors:

Code 80073712
Code 80070643
Code 3712
upon running the windows update with failure to install more than 70% of them. Furthermore, upon restarting the computer, it fails to cofigure the installed updates.

over to you sir,

Answer:Failure in installing most Windows 7 updates

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)

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

Answer:Problems with Windows Updates Installing

Hello mekkii4 and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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I have been trying to solve this issue on my own for months now, and i have gotten to the point that i believe the only thing i can do to correct this issue is to wipe my system clean and reinstall Windows 8.1(64bit). I hope someone here can help.

The 2 updates i am having issues with are the following:

KB2990967 and KB3035583

Both updates while using Windows Updates show that they install successfully, but they do not actually install. Windows Update then shows the updates again and allows me to attempt to install them again. The updates never show up in Add/Remove as Installed Updates.

Attempting to install KB2990967 manually says that it installs without issue and with no errors in Windows Setup Logs, but again, doesn't add the update to Add/Remove and any attempt to reinstall it manually allows the install to attempt instead of returning the normal error for already installed updates.

I'm left to think the issue is related to corruption in my system registry, either an incorrect GUID or a permissions issue.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
sfc /scannow

have been ran multiple times on this system.

SFC currently doesn't find any integrity violations, although it had in the past and repaired them.
DISM always reports "The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was repaired.
The operation completed successfully."

Attached to this post should be the CBS Folder and log as well as the DISM log.

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Answer:2 Windows Updates Not Installing, No errors

Unless you plan on installing Windows 10 on this machine, you don't need KB3035583 - simply Hide it.
KB2990967 is related to OneDrive (for Windows 8.x only!) - the simplest fix is probably to uninstall OneDrive, and then reinstall it from a fresh download.

You would be better to repost this question in our sister forum

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On my 4 month old netbook running XP Home (2002) SP3, haven't had any problems installing Windows updates until KB978380 and KB972581, which could not be installed. I went to the Windows Update site and manually downloaded the exe files to my desktop to install, but neither one will work, giving the message "The detection failed, this can be due to a corrupted installation database."

I've tried clearing my temp files and my C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder, as well as verifying genuine Windows software, and still get the same message. Any ideas?

Answer:Trouble installing Windows updates

I read your log where Gringo assisted you and see you have turned Windows Updates on as suggested. That would have been the first item I would have asked you to check.

You may like to run through my Windows Update tutorial from Method 2 onwards....

"The detection failed, this can be due to a corrupted installation database."

I am not sure what the meaning is of the quoted passage from your initial post, but it would not hurt for you to run sfc /scannow to make sure you have no missing or corrupt .dll files within your Operating System. This action should be part of your monthly maintenance to keep you computer running well.

let us know,

kind regards,

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