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Windows Update says updates failed. Help!!!

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

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.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Update says updates failed. Help!!!

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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

echo

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 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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keep getting thissame issue all the time.........

half off the updates always and i mean always fail and the other updates install fine.

keep getting 80072F78 error all the time.

if tryit everything.....

Nothing works unless i manuely update i dont want to manuel update everything.
I have this on both my laptop and my main rig.
this is really starting to piss me off.

running windows 7 sp1 x64 on both my systems.

edit: nvm fixed it by uninstalling nod32 5.0
went back to 4.2 for now.

Answer:windows update 14 updates 8 failed

Welcome
You may not want to hear this, but the solution to your problem is to manual upadate and do a few at a tome.
Since the updates require a restart, when there are many conflict can and do occur.

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Hi all,

Running Win 7 Home Premium (SP1) 64 bit.
I always downloaded and installed the Windows updates for my computer without problems. However, a few days ago, after I downloaded and installed 14 updates, my Windows Explorer started to act very odd: for example, I was not able to copy / paste the files using right click. Immediately, I used the restore point created before the updates => the Windows Explorer issue was solved and the computer seemed to return to normal.
But now, although the Windows Update screen shows the 14 updates as downloaded, when I click on "Install", the green indicator goes left and right for hours, but the installation doesn't happen.
I looked for solution online and I tried the following resources without success:

- FixIt tool: it gets stuck in the "Checking for Updates" screen.

- Run Malwarebytes, Lavasoft, Spybot: all clear.

- http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window... => I tried to apply the "Most Helpful Reply" (by miluethi) =>
1. Run services.msc
2. Stop service Windows-Update
3. Delete folder content of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\
4. Start service Windows-Update again
5. Run Windows Update
I was not able to Stop the Windows Update service (I got the 1053 error)

- Run registry cleanup.

- Tried all the processes disabling Norton.

I will appreciate any help.
Thank you in advance,

Marsh

Answer:I can't install Windows updates after failed update

As a quick start Marsh TURN OFF your computer fully.
what registry cleaner did you use .

Roy

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Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074683) - Fails to install!!!In deed I have windows 7 home premium and need to update to windows 10 home but the above update failed and I could not update to windows 10 home. Please what to do in this specific case??? Thanks anyway!!!

Answer:Updates prior to windows 10 update failed!!

Just download the media creation tool and upgrade that way. Its easier than trying to fix the whole update problem.

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

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

It is KB3075220 and error code is 800F0902

I attach a printscreen.

What can I do to fix this?

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

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

Roy

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Hi when running windows update all the updates fail and give the error code 800706F7. I have retried 3 times all to the same result. i have searched for this error code and the only results i found was about removing a previous 2014 update but this was not on my computer. i have ran the System Update Readiness Tool which installed 1 update however i can still not download the other updates

Answer:windows update error code 800706F7 54 important updates failed

Tried again and am now also getting error codes 80246007 and 8007002

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hi guys! hope everyone's doing well. before i delve into the big issue, have a minor question. last night i was trying to update some drivers and the fan started running hot. checked the task manager and the CPU usage was 100% it was scary. anyway, i stopped the task, but the fan was running pretty wild for a good 3-5 minutes. how damaging was this to the overall condition of the laptop? hope not too bad or not at all heh.. ok so shortly after, i updated 2 things, BIOS, and Windows update. it was late at night, i figured it would finish when i wake up, but nope, the update install was stuck. Then i restarted the computer, and got a message saying that update failed, and reverting to old changes (something along those lines). i cant seem to get out from that message. so i went into safe mode, and tried to delete the updates one at a time, and for some reason, i cant! now im clueless. i dont have a recovery image or cd heh... i should really set a recovery point before updating... need to remind myself to do that. i tried to troubleshoot the updates, but windows can't fix the problems either.. how can i fix this?

Answer:Windows update failed, stuck in loop, cant delete updates in safe mode

I actually have the same issue with my PC - Desktop. Where it'll start installing then once at 80% it'll start reverting. It gets annoying, I have suspicions that it's cause I upgraded my GPU from a HD 7400 series to a GTX 750 Ti. So I think my when I tried doing updates it was still trying to update the non-existant HD 7400 GPU and causing my installation to fail.  I'm curious to know if maybe this is a Hardware issue verses software ! 





i5 - 3450 3.4 GHz / 2TB HDD / 32GB MEMORY / GTX 750Ti GPU

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anybody have any ideas?
have tried sfc /scannow
also the steps in this Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix
but to no avail, i still receive the error message

i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in programdata/microsoft/network
and was able to start bits service once i then re enabled windows update. it hung for awhile so i restarted and got the same error for bits, tried take ownership again, but still get the same error
screenshot included

Answer:Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

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)

Also...

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

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I just updated my 64-bit PC with the anniversary update, as confirmed by the changes to the notification at far right, and all programs showing on the start menu.

But then, I tried the update on my 32-bit PC, which I started and let run while away from it. When I came back, Windows had restarted, so I assumed that it had updated. However, the notification icon is still to the left of the date in task bar and the start menu at left, still as it was. As it appeared the update did not work, I went into Windows updates again, where I was advised there were none available.

I assumed that if it failed, that it would be available again under updates, however now not sure what happened?
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Update: Found the Windows Update Assistant and running it shows that I had 1511 version and not the Anniversary 1607. I'm thinking now that the updates were all for 1511 and not the anniversary update.
Anyway, continued with the 1607 update that fully downloaded, verified and started the update. About 15% of the way, it failed with error 0x80070570. Tried it twice with same result. Any ideas?

Answer:Anniversary update failed - After, no updates available?

Hello, the way to approach this to do a search for
0x80070570 "windows 10"

Here's one of many I found:
Error code: (0x80070570) : Windows10

Hope it helps.. please post back if not.

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I just updated my 64-bit PC with the anniversary update, as confirmed by the changes to the notification at far right, and all programs showing on the start menu.

But then, I tried the update on my 32-bit PC, which I started and let run while away from it. When I came back, Windows had restarted, so I assumed that it had updated. However, the notification icon is still to the left of the date in task bar and the start menu at left, still as it was. As it appeared the update did not work, I went into Windows updates again, where I was advised there were none available.

I assumed that if it failed, that it would be available again under updates, however now not sure what happened?
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Update: Found the Windows Update Assistant and running it shows that I had 1511 version and not the Anniversary 1607. I'm thinking now that the updates were all for 1511 and not the anniversary update.
Anyway, continued with the 1607 update that fully downloaded, verified and started the update. About 15% of the way, it failed with error 0x80070570. Tried it twice with same result. Any ideas?

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Hello, I am having a small issue with Windows update. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64BIT OEM on HP Pavilion.

Window Update failing error code 800736B3

I have followed the SFC, update readiness, and clean boot procedures listed in the thread I linked above. I believe I have a SIMILAR issue (not the same).

Can anyone give me a light in the proper direction?

SFC found nothing, readiness tool ran and installed hotfix but did not fix issue. I also tried to install updates 1 at a time, to not avail, as well as the clean boot.

Based on my checksur log, I have the following:

Checking Package Watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Package Missing 0x80070002 Microsoft-Windows-Embedded-SKU-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~0.0.0.0 Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.2.9200.16521 Package registry presence failed, possibly an orphaned package on package watchlist

But I am unsure where to go or how to continue at this point. Any sugegstions?

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Hello, I recently installed Windows 7 on my wife's computer and shortly afterward, let Windows install the updates it wanted through Windows Update. Upon reviewing the Update History, I see that many of the updates originally failed, but have since been updated successfully. I've gone through these updates one by one and found 3 (2706045, 2729094, and 2758857) which do not appear to have been installed successfully. I don't get any errors and the Windows Update tool does not indicate that updates are needed. Is this something I should correct, or should I assume that the Windows Update tool knows what it's doing and not worry about it? I've run the Fix It tool that comes up within Windows when one selects "Troubleshoot problems with installing updates" multiple times. I've also run the Fix Microsoft Windows Update Issues tool located at: Fix Windows Update Error messages and other Windows Update issues multiple times as well. Each time I run this tool, it indicates that it's resolved an issue, but it seems to be the same each time, so I don't have confidence that it's doing anything. Thanks in advance for your input.

Answer:Update history indicates some updates failed, but not sure it's a prob

You may well find that the failed updates installed successfully at a later time - this is quite common, as updates test to ensure that all required files are already installed, and will fail if not, only to install successfully after the next reboot when the files have been install by another update.

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Having problems with failed windows updatess. Microsoft says they
cannot correct without full win 7 recovery. I know there are ways to
manually download and install failed updates. Have tried to use microsoft
download center. I enter associated kb # and hit download button but i
never get the run option they say to click on.Only get open and save
options. Are there any other websites i can use to install these updates?
Thanks....

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So, I got 1709 update via Windows Update. Download and install went through.
After I got notification to restart to apply 1709 update, I restart, and applying update message shown, until 30%.
Then it restarts twice, then message "Reverting to previous version" shown. After auto restart, it gets back to 1703.
And repeat from beginning.
Help would be appreciated. I don't know where the logs are located, so I ask here.
Thank you

EDIT:
My laptop (first spec) updated successfully, unlike my PC (second spec) with reason above.

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Upon shutting down my laptop (Windows 7 SP 1) I was given the message that updates were being configured and to not shut off the computer. I found this strange as I have Windows Update set to have me choose when updates are downloaded and installed. I let it run and at the point where the updates were shown as 35% completed, it just hung there. I let it run for several minutes and it did not change. I shut off the computer using the power button.

I restarted the computer in safe mode and was quickly given a message to the effect update configuration had failed and things would be reverted. It stayed at this message for about 20 minutes and then a message indicating a cleanup was being done appeared. This lasted about 5 minutes or so and then it went to my sign in screen.

A message that I had windows updates available then appeared in the notification pane. There were 3 optional updates available, 2 for MSE which I no longer have on my computer and 1 for IE 11, which I have on my computer.

I uninstalled the IE 11 update on my computer and then tried to install the update. The installation failed twice. I then did a restore and got IE 11 back.

The update history on the Windows Update page shows the 2 failed installations of IE 11, which still appears as an available optional update, on 01/01/2015. However, the view installed updates in the Control Panel shows 44 Windows updates being installed on 01/01/2015.

Can anyone offer an opinion on... Read more

Answer:Strange events - failed update and installation of several updates.

I found I also have a problem with Turn Windows Features On and Off. Nothing appears in the box after opening it. From cursory research i found this may be related to the update issue.

I am downloaded the SURT and tried to run it twice. It hung for a long time and had to be closed via task manager. I see from this page that may have been normal.

I apologize for not following the instructions for posting. I wasn't really looking for a solution but some thoughts on what may have happened. Now I believe I have a corruption problem that will likely need to be fixed to allow me to update properly. I ran sfc /scannow and it didn't find any problems.

I am downloading a new SURT file and will run again. Should I start a new thread or post the results in this thread?

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I have 2 updates that have failed to install on my computer. They are KB954430 and KB973688 and with an error of 643. I?ll explain the computer first then what I have tried.
My computer has Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, 1 TD hard drive, and 8GB of RAMM. I just purchased it as a refurbished computer from Newegg about a week and and this is how it starts out. This should be fun. The only thing that I have done to the computer is add Office, McAfee Internet Security, and Photoshop.
Had automatic updates yesterday and these 2 failed? KB954430 and KB973688 had error code 643.
Looked online with the update and error code and found the solution given below on the Microsoft website.
Ran the stand alone install for both KB954430 and KB973688 and got the following error:
Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.
Ran your automatically reset Windows Update components program and came back with the following error:
Troubleshooting was unable to fix all of the issues found. You can find more details below.
Windows update error 0x8007005(2015-05-29-T-12_18_15A) Not Fixed
Problems installing recent values Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt Fixed

At that point I figured I would stop until I was able to talk to people who have a lot more knowledge on this than me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Failed Updates on Windows 7 - Updates KB954430 and KB973688

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

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

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

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I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said:


Code:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system repair, then at the bottom:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: Oxc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data
So I booted off a Windows recovery disk and figured Startup Repair would fix it. Alas, after it says "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options" and asks me if I want to repair, I click "repair and restart" and it says "Failed to save startup options".


Code:
The "repair details" are:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier: {...}

The following options will be added:
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\...\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=D:
I've tried running Startup Repair from the manual options screen and it says it cannot repair automatically. I have two partitions, the 100MB windows System partition, which Recovery Console mounts as C:\ and my main windows partition, which it mounts as D: and I can see all of my files on it.

Running "bootrec /repairbcd" gives me "Total identified Windows Installations: 0"

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Answer:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
Then, if it doesn't boot, run bootrec /RebuildBcd (from this KB article: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows )

c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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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













Solved!

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

'evening.
 
Have a look at this thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x230-problem-with-windows-updates-system-confi... 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 have been receiving many failed updates, and i have tried methods like using the troubleshooting method to fix it. I have also tried downloading the updates from Microsoft center which still doesn't work as it stated as "ungenuine update"...
I have been getting windows failure to update during my windows start up.





PLease help thanks!

Answer:Many failed update on history windows failed to configure startup

Hello smeraldan and welcome to Seven Forums.

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. Sometimes malware can prevent Windows Updates from installing. Run a full scan with your personal anti-malware suite. Then use the free Malwarebytes to run another full scan. (No anti-malware product is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.)

Malwarebytes

Another possible problem is if system files became damaged or corrupt. I'd run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You could also try running the System Update Readiness Tool if you haven't already done so.

System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

Try installing the updates again, but this time just do a few at a time (maybe only 5 or so.) Keep track of the KB numbers. Start with the critical updates, then the important, and save the optional for last. If a group of 5 installs OK go on to the next group. If any group fails to install you'll know which group to uninstall. Try installing just one update at a time. If they install OK go on to the next group. Otherwise just ignore the problem update(s) for the time being and continue installing in groups of 5.

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I failed a bunch of updates because I turn off my PC forgetting I was updating. It installed some of them but most failed. I tried to check for updates again so I could install them but now Windows is saying that there are no updates available. Does anyone know what I should do?

Answer:Failed updates but Windows is saying there are no more updates?

They may come back later.

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

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

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

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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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one time when updating my win xp home edition through the MS website. my pc crash and i resetarted it. my installation history log says failed atttempt to install XXX patch. so how di i reisntall that update? or attempt to try and re-install all the faield updates i have. i have lots of failed updates
 

Answer:failed windows updates

For your reading pleasure.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=193385
 

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Hello,

I just did a system restore of my Windows Vista Home Premium using the discs that I created for my Compaq F500 when I first bought the machine.

Immediately after the restore, I ran Windows Update and there was about 130 Important and Critical Updates. Most of them worked, some of them didn't, but I didn't get any option to Try Again.

Is there a quick and easy way to try and run these updates again?

Enclosed is a screen shot of the updates that failed. Below I copied the details and deleted some of the extra info I didn't think was necessary.

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista (KB978207)
Installation date: ‎7/‎26/‎2010 6:24 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 8024200D
Update type: Important

Update for Windows Vista (KB968389)
Installation date: ‎7/‎26/‎2010 5:12 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 8024200D
Update type: Important

Update for Windows Vista (KB938979)
Installation date: ‎7/‎26/‎2010 4:50 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80071A90
Update type: Recommended

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB953155)
Installation date: ‎7/‎26/‎2010 4:49 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80071A90
Update type: Important

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB969947)
Installation date: ‎7/‎26/‎2010 4:49 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details... Read more

Answer:Some Windows Updates failed

have you run Windows update again?

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I am running WinME on a 2001 Evesham 1.4 GHz 60GB desktop. Since 15/04/05 I have failed to install 9 Windows Updates. Each time they download within 2 mins. and then after a further 3 hours they fail to install. When I try to close it the computer freezes and I have to press the restart button. I run Symantec Internet Security and Counterspy (both of which I disable when doing Win Updates) which I update and scan daily, and System Restore weekly. Today I got the message "System Restore cannot run until you restart the computer. Restart then run System Restore again." This I did and got the same message again! Please Help. Arrow.

Answer:Failed Windows Updates

have you tried looking for the 9 windows updates and installing them one by one , each update will have a number i think its kb something, this link may help click here

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I Put a new computer in service recently. I only use the computer several times a month. When I check for updates I usually have about 20 updates to install. The installation process takes a lot of time and normally fails. Windows uninstalls all updates. Currently I'm installing 3 or 4 updates at a time to track down the update that fails. Is there a faster process to resolve this ?

Answer:Failed Windows 8.1 Updates

Unfortunately that is probably the best way to find the culprit.
 
Are you receiving any error messages regarding this?

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i have many failed updates, including ie 11 - error code 9C59. have done a lot of research; one thing i tried doing was uninstalling my antivirus for the time being, to try and see if the update would work - no go. i read up on a thread of the same situation on this forum between rogerh2 and noeldp, and read that the problem was fixed. hopefully you can do the same with mine noel. thank you

Answer:Many failed windows 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)

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

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Hi I've been getting windows update failures for months now as follows:

initialising installation....done!
installing security update for..... (update 1 of 4) etc
some updates could not be installed

(actually all updates not installed)

updates are:
security update for microsoft office 2003 KB951535
security update for microsoft excel 2003 KB958436
security update for microsoft word 2003 KB956357
security update for microsoft outlook 2003 KB962870

Norton 360 was not updating for some time but that is now resolved and windows is still failing.

any ideas please? thanks
 

Answer:windows updates failed

Is there anything in the system or application event logs that you can share with us? Also have you tried checking out this MS KB artical http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602 ?
 

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Important windows security udates failed to install. I just installed windows 7 on my latop. Somebody please advise..... :-o
 

Answer:Windows 7 (failed updates)

There seems to be a lot of it about!

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=237408
 

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Would appreciate some help with Windows Update issues on a Windows 8 64-bit computer (Dell 660s).

Windows Updates are set to install automatically. However, there are a bundle of updates that failed.

Attached is WindowsUpdate.txtWindowsUpdate.txt

CBS.zip will not upload, too large.

Answer:Failed Windows Updates

Hi,
Visit below link and see if that helps:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

edit:
first make sure your firewall does not block windows update.

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OK, Yesterday I installed Windows Media Player 11..... Looks good, works good... Today, however, is another story :cry

The icon came into my tray for windows automatic update. Didn't think anything of it at first, but after a while, I hovered my mouse over it, and seen this display: "downloading updates 0%" I thought, Gee, that is odd, so I went to Windows Update, and clicked EXPRESS, and it showed I had 5 critical updates.... I clicked install.... Every single one of them failed... :cry

KB959772 Failed error 0x802003F
KB954154 Failed error 0x802003F
KB939683 Failed error 0x802003F
KB936782 Failed error 0x802003F
KB919399 Failed error 0x802003F

I also went back, and did the CUSTOM button, clicked INSTALL, and the same result... I have Windows XP Professional, SP3, x86 family based, IE7,

What can cause this? I ended up with "O" installed updates. :confused
 

Answer:Windows Updates Failed........ :(

OK, again, too late to 'edit'..... Here is the error I am getting, no matter how I try to download the updates:

Installation Failure

Error Code: 0x8020003F

Any ideas?
 

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Ive just had some Windows Updates added to my laptop but 4 of them failed and now it keeps asking me to install them even though theyve failed.What the best way of sorting this because even though i keep installing them and theyve failed they come back wanting to be installed again

The error message is-:
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package PRO11.MSI in the box below
Use Source then below here theres a dropbox containing
C:\MSOCache\All Users\90000409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9\
Microsoft office professional edition 2003 to choose from
 

Answer:Failed Windows Updates??

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When trying to do a Windows Update it begins to install the updates, but suddenly, all the updates fail! Why is Windows doing this?
I shut off my Panda Antivirus (AV+FW 2008), AVG AV/AS, and Zone Alarm Firewall. Yet, it still won't update.

Answer:Windows Updates - Failed

Okay first question why are you running 2 firewalls and 2 anti-viruses? That will cause a conflict and defeat the purpose of runing those applications at all.

2nd have your turned on the Windows Firewall? I knwo that some Windows updates are very finicky about having the Windows Firewall on. At least with Vista SP1 they are...

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I have a Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit laptop that I use only on rare occasions. Yesterday I booted it up and updated number of apps and programs. When I went to windows update there were 73 updates available. 69 were critical and 4 were recommended.

I ran the update and after several minutes I got a message that the updates could not be installed.The error was 0x80243004. The reason given was that the notification icon for Windows Update has disappeared preventing the installation of new updates. The instructions given was to click on show hidden icons in the notification area - however I find no show hidden icons button there, or any way to open this feature. Is there a way to remedy this?

I tried an alternate approach and went to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items>Notification Area Icons and found bracketed a list of icons in the notification area but found no Windows Update listed or any way to view hidden icons? Always show all icons box was checked on this screen.

Can anyone assist?

Frank

Answer:Help with failed windows updates

See this article for more detail...
Windows Update error 0x80243004

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I have recently had a series of Windows XP updates that want to install come up as failed when I run the installer. When I have checked them on the microsoft site they are all 2005 and 2006 updates why are they coming back and haunting me now. I have recently installed CCleaner and cleaned up a lot of files could this have caused the problem, I thought it only removed the uninstall files which are not neccesary. Thanks for any input Moksha

Answer:Windows Xp Updates Failed

Can u be more descriptive on the 'failed' error messages. is it installation issues or validation issues, a few updates / software installation provided by MS now adays require validation online.

On removal of uninstall files, how did u conclude on them being unnecessary. if u feel any software was unnecessary u should uninstall it rather than deleting the files individually.

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I can't install updates KB2919355 and KB2990967. Error codes 800F0922 and 80070002.

I assume the lack of the system updates those two would create explains why I can't get on the list for Windows 10?

And, although there seems to be a difference of opinion regarding whether or not update KB3035583 is required in order to update to Windows 10, I can't download it anyway.

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first thank you for having me.
I have a dell lap top vostro 1520,I somehow got a real bad virus(virus:win32/alureon.h
I used super antispy.search and desroy malawarebytes,microsoft security essentials.
when scanning now after 4 days I am not seeing the virus any more,my volume icon keeps disapearing and coming back.I am keeping the yellow icon to install updates,but they fail every time I try to run the updates.can you help me with these problems?
 

Answer:Windows xp failed updates

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These are the failed updates!Please help me!

Answer:Windows Updates Failed!

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

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

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

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Hello, thanks for taking a look at my issue!
I have two windows updates that keep failing. When i go to shutdown my computer I always have an update icon attached to the shutdown key. The download is always 1of1. Then when i reboot, the update icon is still there. I'm thinking since the two updates are failing, it has something to do with the 1of1 update not downloading properly. I went to windows update to check for new updates, and the only one is the two that keep failing. My computer just blue screened on shutdown today, winch got me thinking i really need to fix this. i have a picture of the fails=

Thanks again!

Answer:FAILED (2) Windows Updates

For error 8007003, follow the instructions listed here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80070003

For your other error, the Microsoft System Update Readiness Tool has shown to fix this issue. Visit the following page and find "Method 2." Select your appropriate OS and download the tool.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
Restart after the above, then try to run Windows Update again and let us know

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Have not been having problems w/auto update, till about 2 weeks ago; MS sent 8 d/l and none of them installed; next I noticed that lately it hangs up on startup and I have to use the restore comand, as startup repair suggest this... I use Advanced System Care & Norton Utilities daily. I even went as far as to empty the contents of the update folder, as described in instructions from MS... Anyone have an idea what's going on? No new software has been added...
Thanks...

Answer:Windows Updates Failed

Please see if this tool Windows Update not working? Use Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft! or any of the links at the ed of this post help you.

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Hi,

I'm currently using a Windows 7 laptop and there are lots of failed Windows updates which haven't installed. How do I get the laptop to try and install these again?

Also, over the past 2 months I have tried numerous times to update to Windows 10 but the install always seems to fail at a certain point (installing drivers). Could this be linked to the fact that the laptop hasn't taken all current updates for Windows 7?

Cheers,

C h r e d g e.
 

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Dell Inspirion Vista.

13 important updates, only one installed. Why?
 

Answer:Windows Updates Failed

Well, did you try to do the update again? Did you perhaps record the error that you got? What service pack ye running with vista?
 

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I'm having an issue today with some of the critical updates indicating "Failed"
Win XP pro currently has SP2.
Update are set to automatic. But, i'm fixing a troubled pc and am loading the updates directly from the Microsoft update website.
It shows 15 updates to be installed, but when I start them, the all fail. Not sure why.
FYI, I've been able to download other non-critical updates so it appears the process is working.

Specific Updates are KB896727,

Looking for directions or clues.
It appears the update have been downloaded, maybe they are corrupted. Any idea how to check and delete the update so I can reload.

 

Answer:Windows Updates Failed

have you tried just manually downloading the update itself and installing? ... it doesn't say why it failed? just that it failed?

Daniel - YourTechOnline.com technician
 

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I have two Windows Updates that failed to properly install, how can I fix or reinstall them? I ran the Microsoft Fix It program and it said the updates were repaired but they are still listed as failed under the update history section of Windows Update. I run a 64 bit version of Windows 7
 

Answer:failed windows updates

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Hello,

I have 4 updates that I cannot install and after trying to redownload them (deleting the files already downloaded) and the registry ...nothing.

How can I install this updates?

I am having problems with Micrososft Visual Redistributable C++ 2005 and error 1935 , could this updates help?

Thanks for your attention

Answer:Failed updates in windows 10 pro

Try turning off your AV and give it another shot.

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Hi, ALL,
Have a veery interesting problem.
I am managing a Windows 7 computer.

When I came to work today, I noticed that it has an un-installed updates. However, every time I tried to install them, it failed.
I went to the "Control Panel" and click the button "Install 2 updates" under the Administrator account. It finished. Then I rebooted the machine. During the shutdown process it wrote "Do not power off the machine - updates are installing."

However after reboot I still see the icon on the "Shut Down" button of Start menu.

Any idea on how to fix that?

I am attaching the update log file for the current date so that maybe someone can take a look.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows 7 updates failed

This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ?Monday, ?October ?18, ?2010 at 3:00 AM: - Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2398632) - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2360131)Click to expand...

Leave it on overnight to see if it works?

Secunia PSI might install them for you (I'm not sure on it's legality on a business machine though).
 

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I have just reinstalled windows 7 running 32 bit.
Now my problem is the flipping windows updates, its failed to install about 20 of them, when I put one of the failed updates into google and try to reinstall I get a message telling me my computer does not need the update! so why did it download in the first place. It's put me off trying to manually install the failed updates. I have gone round in circles trying to sort it out.

Answer:Windows 7 updates failed

Which KB is saying it doesn't need?

Have you tried going the opposite direction for installing the updates? i.e. starting with one that doesn't fail.

Just curious...why 32bit?

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Ive just had some Windows Updates added to my laptop but 4 of them failed and now it keeps asking me to install them even though theyve failed.What the best way of sorting this because even though i keep installing them and theyve failed they come back wanting to be installed again

The error message is-:
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package PRO11.MSI in the box below
Use Source then below here theres a dropbox containing
C:\MSOCache\All Users\90000409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9\
Microsoft office professional edition 2003 to choose from

Answer:Failed Windows Updates??

At: Troubleshoot common installation issues in Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services scroll down to "Method 2: Fix the known issues" about 55% down, Then scroll to "Method 2: Manually download the update and then install it in clean boot mode". Basically you're starting over.

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I noticed that since 4/28 all my windows updates have been failing. I have my updates set to auto to download and install the updates.

I manually downloaded and installed each one that failed and all is fine now but my question is why are they failing when they are set to auto?

Also is there a updates site where I can go and see what is available and select them to manually download and install? This time I had to google each one that failed to find the download page for Microsoft.

Thanks

Answer:Windows Updates Failed

eaglepi
Microsoft has released a new tool named System Update Readiness Tool to resolve certain conditions that could cause installing updates and other software no to work in Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 systems.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821
Maybe that will sort your problem.

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My OS is Windows 7.
When I switch on computer it takes ages to install about 24 Windows updates. However, when I restart my PC it tells me updates have failed and PC is reverting back. Very frustrating.
I have tried a system restore. This is initially successful until it tries the updates and onces again, I am back to square one.
Any other suggestions please?

Answer:Failed Windows updates

Okay - I have now got as far as reviewing Windows update history.
There are dozens and dozens of failed updates listed. Some are repeated because of the number of times the updates have been tried.
It looks overwhelming!

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

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

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

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



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

SFC and Dism component store health fix report no problems

Any Ideas?

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

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

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I was doing a prep for installing Windows 10, now, I got message that I could not go any further because of

Windows 7 update failed on "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3102429), the error code is 80200011.
Please help me resolve this problem, so I can upgrade to Windows 10



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Tried the following:
1. Update works if I bypass the router, ie. connect the PC directly to modem.
2. It also works from different ISP, through router (at work).
3. Format disk & Reinstall windows 7

From windowsupdate.log:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab: error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\muv4wuredir.cab:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
Misc WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <127.0.0.1:80> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://download.microsoft.com/v9/windowsupda... Read more

Answer:Can't update Windows 7 - Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efd

Hi,
 
Try to remove the proxy server entry from the WinHTTP proxy configuration for Windows 7:
 
1.   
Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start programs and files box.
2.   
Right-click cmd.exe in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.
Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
3.   
Type the following command and then press Enter:
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note The proxy setting is listed next to Proxy Server. If there is no proxy server, Direct Access <no proxy server> is shown in the Command Prompt window.
4.   
To remove the listed proxy setting, type the following command and then press Enter:

netsh winhttp reset proxy
5.   
Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Update, and then try to download and install updates again.Alex Zhaozx
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,

My Windows repeatedly fails to update and I have the same error code for each attempt. I get the error "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3147458) - Error 0x80073712

I have looked up some solutions for this and I have issues with completing steps on some of the guides.

I'm kinda noob tier at this but I'm hoping I can get help here and fix this myself.

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Got 10 updates for my E520 1143-3NG Windows 7 64bit Home Premium. On first run 8 updates have failed (the 2 that didn't fail were MRT and Defender updates).5 updates KB 2973337, 2961072, 2972280, 2973201, 2966583, 2971850 failed with error : 800F0826 (Microsoft : we don't know exactly what's going on).3 updates KB 2973337. 2962872, 2973351, which include IE10 critical 28 patches, failed with error : 8007054F. After removing the 3 updates from the list the first 5 updates manage to install.Microsoft's support suggestion to run the 3 updates in clean boot failed as well. It seems to me that the culprit is with the ancient 2 years old hybrid graphics driver that prevent upgrading to IE11, and probably prevents these IE10 updates as well.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2872074/en-us Another "great" suggestion was to uninstall AMD Catalyst and graphic driver which I didn't follow.

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I had a whole batch of windows updates fail on my brand new Twist 3347-CTO.  I would share which ones, but when I asked windows to troubleshoot the failed updates, it said the issue might be a corrupted update database, and it "reparied" it by wiping my update history.  So I'm not sure how to find out which updates I missed because they failed to install. I watched them fail, it was after reboot while the screen said configuring updates and shows a percentage complete.  Suddenly it said it failed, so it retried.  After it failed the second time it gave up and rebooted.  When I went into the updates history it showed those updates as failed, and had no option to retry.  That's when I tried the troubleshoot link which as stated above wiped the udpates history. Anyone else had trouble installing windows updates?  

Answer:Failed windows updates on the twist

welcome to the community.
 
are you running Windows 7 or 8 on your Twist?
 
if it's Windows 7, have a look at: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Windows-updates-not-installing-system-config-l...
and see if it helps. basically, KB2647753 needs to be installed by itself. once done, the others should succeed.
 
regards.

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Hello folks. I've been away on holiday for the past week and I returned in time for the Windows 10 release. I am still using 8.1; more on that later. I went about installing 8.1 updates, however some succeeded and some failed. It won't let me try to install the failed ones again, and I'm not sure why. They do not display on the pending updates list. Anyone have any solutions? I get the feeling a couple of these important updates is for the Get Windows 10 program which will enable me to download the new OS. I'm sick of 8.1. Can anyone help?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Updates Failed Problem

Can you post a list of the KB numbers for the failed items?

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Error(s) found:
Code 80246008

Can someone help me with this?

Answer:Windows Vista Failed 10 updates?

Yes I read this article
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...fb2fd1033.mspx

I'm getting this error though: error 1068

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Hi Experts,

I have been encounter this windows 7 update error and it always failed. The case is as follows;

1. when I turn on my computer, windows 7 will start to load [starting windows]
2. then it goes on to apply the updates and always failed at 35% and auto-restart computer [Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes] ***it will take about 20-25mins at this particular "reverting changes" step.

3. after restarting, it will start windows again and direct to login page.
4. once login, I will go to windows update to install those important updates again. finished downloading and will prompt restart.
5. upon restart, it will goes back to the same problem at step 2 again.

The problem is going on and on... Is there any expert out there to give me a help hand to solve this error or problem? Many THANKS in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Updates Failed!

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Hi all,

This is my first post here, so thanks in advance to all who take the time to read and to try and help with stuff on here

So, having been a Vista user for many years, I recently acquired a brand new Asus n551jx laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. After having numerous issues out of the box with the 8.1 setup provided, I decided it was easier to just do a clean install of Windows 10 rather than spend weeks wrangling with Asus' awful tech support.

I did a clean install of Windows 10 from DVD and the installation and activation went without a hitch (shock!). After being initially impressed by how clean and stable Win 10 appeared, this turned to disappointment when I realised that I only had a generic screen driver, no sound and was missing system tray icons for the NVIDIA card, bluetooth, etc. I was facing up to the prospect of spending hours manually installing these when I decided to run Windows Update and see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised to see it listed pretty much all the drivers i needed (including some ASUS ones, which I'd never have expected) along with a few Windows updates, and so I set them to download while I contiuned to tinker with my new setup.

Over time, I noticed that the display drivers and others were installed in real time as I was using the system, but when I checked on Windows Update it said 'waiting for install' next to said drivers, which I thought was odd. Once all the updates had downloaded, I then ended up doing... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 says updates have failed when they actually haven't

Hello nmb and welcome to the TenForums!

I think you did a wise move with the clean install and hope that you enjoy W10. I think that if all your updates and drivers are now installed and working you do not need to worry. I have had times when there are so many updates required that some do fail while others are still installing and the restarts are a good way to get it all sorted. One very useful view is the reliability history view and this will show you the history of all your updates and driver installs. You will be amazed just how much does go on in the background. To view this type reliability in the search box and select View reliability history.

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hiya, i keep getting notifications that updates are failing to download on my comp. there are x 4 that they consider as 'important' and x 8 that are 'optional'. i get diff error msgs when i click on their tech help/info etc.,one is:MS14-085: Vulnerability in Microsoft graphics component could allow information disclosure: December 9, 2014 another is:MS14-080: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 9, 2014 ( i don't use Explorer at all, i use google chrome and firefox)other notification/warning?: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.it's a nightmare trying to get any tech help from Microsoft.. you have to sign in over and over and they keep asking you to verify your security info.. blah blah... which i have now done several times. it should be reset on 1/2/15.. until then.. it looks like you'd have to pay MS to get any tech help. i think i've discussed this here before? anyway the main issue is ... i'm concerned that updates are FAILING. not sure how protected my comp is .. or if that is effected? i've done several comp scans to check for viruses etc.. nothing comes up as suspect. any clues?cheersSam

Answer:problems with failed windows 7 updates

just had a THOUGHT!!.. if i never use /don't like Internet Explorer.. can't i just delete/uninstall?? or are windows and IE chained at the hip for tech reasons? or other? it would mean that i'd wasted a crap load of time trying to sort out that one update issue. it doesn't account for the other update fails though (i assume?).on the other hand... i've learned HEAPS! the last few days .. you guys are amazing and apparently my brain is paying attention at least part of the time.... but i hope i don't forget it and have to keep re-learning. who am i kidding that IS part of the i have a computer deal isn't it? lolmessage edited by SammiJ

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Hi all,

This is my first post here, so thanks in advance to all who take the time to read and to try and help with stuff on here

So, having been a Vista user for many years, I recently acquired a brand new Asus n551jx laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. After having numerous issues out of the box with the 8.1 setup provided, I decided it was easier to just do a clean install of Windows 10 rather than spend weeks wrangling with Asus' awful tech support.

I did a clean install of Windows 10 from DVD and the installation and activation went without a hitch (shock!). After being initially impressed by how clean and stable Win 10 appeared, this turned to disappointment when I realised that I only had a generic screen driver, no sound and was missing system tray icons for the NVIDIA card, bluetooth, etc. I was facing up to the prospect of spending hours manually installing these when I decided to run Windows Update and see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised to see it listed pretty much all the drivers i needed (including some ASUS ones, which I'd never have expected) along with a few Windows updates, and so I set them to download while I contiuned to tinker with my new setup.

Over time, I noticed that the display drivers and others were installed in real time as I was using the system, but when I checked on Windows Update it said 'waiting for install' next to said drivers, which I thought was odd. Once all the updates had downloaded, I then ended up doing... Read more

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Computer = Dell Inspiron 6000
System = XP pro reinstall.
Computer origin from family member who had attempted to wipe the disk. I suspect was a failed/stalled wipe - result computer was interoperable. Used F2 changed to boot from disk and used Spotmau boot disk. Reinstalled WP pro from original disk. Updates received including SP2 and 3 but in what sequence ??. Used Acronis disk director to update various drivers. Recently windows up dates will not installed. Did all the suggested things/fixes such as windows update agent, manual installs etc. I suspect this is to do with when SP2 and SP3 were loaded.
Any guide to next step would be appreciated

Answer:continual failed XP pro windows updates

is the original XP non-sp1 or is it SP2 and you ran an upgrade to SP3?

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Hello,

My Windows repeatedly fails to update and I have the same error code for each attempt. I get the error "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3147458) - Error 0x80073712

I have looked up some solutions for this and I have issues with completing steps on some of the guides.

I'm kinda noob tier at this but I'm hoping I can get help here and fix this myself.

Answer:Multiple Failed Windows Updates

Hi you can follow the steps as for Win 8 in the 2nd link below (found by a quick search on your error code), and I would precede them with this:
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/957310

These are absolutely standard repairs, posted many many times.

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I recently wiped HDD, then installed windows 8.1
I then did heaps of automatic updates, yet a whole bunch said 'failed to update'. So I tried to manually install one of them eg
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4025336
And I downloaded, ran it and it said it could not be installed because it is already installed. Now that specific one, is listed as installed. Yet still says failed.
However, another one[and theres a whole bunch, do I need to cross check all this rubbish manually?] kb890830 only shows on updates for win7 and win10, not win8 on the catalog.update site. It is not listed as installed.

Answer:re: Windows updates failed to install

You didn't say what kind of a computer you use, laptop, desktop etc. Just a longshot but if it's a laptop, try disconnecting the battery and power cord then hold down the power key for about 30 seconds. If it's a desktop, power down unplug it and do the same. A lot of times by doing this it resets and will recognize the updates.

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Two days ago, I had a $Windows.~BT folder of 4,63 Gb on my PC and I noticed several attempts of my system to update to WIN10, but each one failed. So I tried with the "trick" to force and install WIN10. This went ok until 92 percent and after beign stuck there for more than 10 hours (and needing my computer) I killed the update and went back to WIN7 Ultimate.

Now, Windows is trying to update to Windows 10, but fails each time and -almost- everytime there is a different error. Last attempt was yesterday evening and when I check why it failed, I see code Code 8009000B.

Yesterday morning it was Code 8246007, and earlier it was Code C1900101 and Code 80240020.

And in the meantime the folder $Windows.~BT is just 48Mb.........

Anybody any idea what is happening? Am I kicked out of the free update????

Thanks beforehand for any reply that will and can shine a light on this one.

Answer:$Windows.~BT getting smaller after failed updates.

No,you are not kicked out of the free update

Try this method in the second comment

Windows Update Installation Failure 80240020 - Microsoft Community

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 I had windows 10 installed on my thinkpad laptop T530i in July . My laptop is about 3 years old. I have not had any problems  until recently when windows tried to install new updates.  The laptop has tried repeatedly to install these updates but always fail. Updates as KB3185611   Sept   Kb3159635 KB3193821 Oct. When installing updates  the screen goes dark and there is a white dotted circle like that keeps going around and around. I have let the laptop run for 10 hours and still will not install updates. I have to shut it down twice beofre it will restore to oringial.  I was told there is no way to pick and choose updates now which i think is a bummer. What is causing these updates to fail?  I am getting very frustrated. I wish i just stayed with windows 7. I know of others who have had problems  and others who have not. Is this problem with just Lenovo laptops.Frustrating.Ann

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Today's Windows Defender update failed to get installed (with "Unknown Error"). I followed instructions to download and run Microsoft Fixit.
After that, the next instruction was to reopen Windows Update and try to rerun the failed install. But Windows Update provided no facility for downloading the failed update and rerunning it - it said that the updates were up-to-date already!
I tried to delete the failed update from the Update History app. But it is not possible to delete what was not installed.
So how can I find the file or download it again and then reinstall?
I am running Windows 7 x64 Pro SP1.

Answer:How to reinstall failed Windows Updates?

Try option three in this tutorial...
Windows Update - Reset
...then manually check for updates again.

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Hi ,
There are so many updates(from WSUS) are puched to windows 7 machine but  are in failed state for which the system is restarted ,So Please need support to remove the failed updates from the machine.

Thanks,
Sudhanshu

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Although I haven't reserved W10 and I have set Updates to ask before installing I have two failed updates showing in Windows Updates.
I don't wish to install W10 at this time but wonder if the installation will eventually succeed before I ask for it.

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I run a 6-month old PC with 64-bit Win 7 OS. After Windows update had finished its latest round of updates today and presented me with the update log, I noticed that there are five failed important definition updates for Windows Defender KB15597. These are:1.79.308.01.79.1432.01.79.1818.01.81.1347.01.81.1622.0However, definition 1.81.1890.0 (the latest) was successfully installed on 17th May.In the case of KB15597 does the latest update write over the previous / earlier updates, or are they all cumulative? (i.e. Do I need to try and obtain / install these failed updates again, or can I ignore them since later ones have installed OK?

Answer:Failed Windows Defender updates

Updates WILL fail if they are already on your system -ie. they have been previously downloaded - they do not overwrite.

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After an entire year of headaches, and my husband getting on me about spending all day trying to fix my computer, here I am.

I got this computer about a year ago, received it through a trade for a server, it was wiped clean, but I was never able to install any of Windows updates. I have tried dozens of "fixes" from Microsoft, to editing registry keys(Ive found a few missing altogether), to doing everything in this post: Unable to install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I believe I got some of the basic updates to complete, but it shows absolutely no history of updates. However, my list of important updates has completely changed, most of them now are all 64 bit specific.

My Vista/Dell computer was a breeze compared to this one.

So what am I asking? Im asking for some one on one help. Will someone who knows how to read logs and possibly be able to fix this, please walk me through it?

Answer:Windows Updates Failed Again-Starting Over

Let's see what MGADiag says ....
Please download this tool from Microsoft. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 MGADiag and save it to your desktop.
Double click on MGADiag.exe to run it.
Click Continue.
The program will run. It takes a while to finish the diagnosis, please be patient.
Once done, click on Copy.
Open Notepad and paste the contents in the window.
Save this file and copy/paste it in your next reply.

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Hey guys, so im trying to do some windows updates, about 65 important updates and every time i try and do it within 5 seconds it says that i has failed to update.

Not sure why it keeps doing this.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Windows failed to install updates

Try doing just a few at a time, like 2 or 3. See what happens.




Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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Going to try this post again, no replies to first post about 5 days ago.

Problem: All Updates are failing for Windows 7 for x64-based systems. Updates were released on Jan 8th.
Ran Malware Bytes - no items detected.

Machine reboots every night trying to install the updates and they fail every day.
Updates had no problem previously.
I am not sure what else to do or check.
This is one of the updates:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-078 - Critical
The list of updates seem primarily like security updates.

I've attached a screen dump of the updates that failed
 Updates_Fail.PNG   41.37KB
  8 downloads

Answer:Windows 7 x64 Security Updates Failed

Download Windows Repair (all in one) from this siteInstall the program then run it.Go to Step 2 and allow it to run CheckDisk by clicking on Do It button:Once that is done then go to Step 3 and allow it to run System File Check by clicking on Do It button:Go to Step 4 and under "System Restore" click on Create button:Go to Start Repairs tab and click Start button.Please ensure that ONLY items seen in the image below are ticked as indicated (they're all checked by default):Click on box next to the Restart System when Finished. Then click on Start.

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I recently reset my PC to manufacturers setting to clear out the massive amount of junk on my PC that was making it run very slow. When I reloaded the 177ish windows updates that had been cleared (my PC is 3 1/2 years old, that's why there were so many), 3 came out failed and 5 cancelled (listed as important) There are 4 that are listed as recommended but those can wait.

I tried to fix issue using windows help sites but all the info is very confusing. If there is someone out there who can guide me in getting these 8 updates to take (with simple instructions) I would be grateful. I've listed the 8 below.
1)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2943357)
Installation date: &#8206;12/&#8206;31/&#8206;2014 12:11 AM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80070570
Update type: Important
THIS ONE FAILED 8 TIMES
2)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2961072)
Installation date: &#8206;12/&#8206;30/&#8206;2014 11:53 PM
Installation status: Canceled
Error details: Code 8024000B
Update type: Important
3)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2968294)
Installation date: &#8206;12/&#8206;30/&#8206;2014 10:45 PM
Installation status: Canceled
Error details: Code 8024000B
Update type: Important
4)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Sys... Read more

Answer:Failed and Cancelled Windows 7 updates

I thought my colleague Flavallee was dealing with the same issue on this topic
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1140258-179-updates.html
am I correct please
 

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Yesterday i had a problem, Microsoft told me to refresh my pc, then i had 90 updates so i updated but it says Failed to configure windows updates, then it restarts and does the same thing. Ok it solved itself

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I have a lot of updates that are failing. Even if they succeed my computer fails to restart & runs in an endless loop restart- startup repair-unable to automatically repair this computer. I have to boot from the installation disc-format c drive-reinstall everything. Then, within a couple of weeks as the computer continues to update it starts all over again. I have tried to install one update at a time to see which update is causing this but have been unable to identify it. Right now I have updates turned off. I have just reinstalled everything all over again. I have an older computer with a lot of older programs on it. The computer will start in safe mode with networking so I know it isn't the default programs that are causing this. I have searched the web for solutions but nothing seems to work for long. Hope that you can resolve this with me. Thx

Answer:Windows Failed to restart after updates

Hello and welcome Sheryl now to getsome details and to save you poking around inside themachine with torch etc use my ditty to get board CPU etc info.
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.
Use PART B: and post back what you can.

Now another thing you can do are these scans
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2


Plus you can do a clean up using CCleaner https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download before you clean go to Options and pick the cookies to save that use passwords for you. To do that highlight them and click the to the right hand list arrow.

You can ... Read more

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Dear All,

In my Windows update history, I can see a large number of entries of installation failed updates. This is for both windows and Office. It appears windows keeps downloading the upgrades again and again. Wasting a lot of data.

I don't have many office components installed. Like: Access, and One note. It keeps downloading updates for them as well, and later it appears as installation failed.

Is there a way to change this behavior? What should I do?

Answer:Unwanted and failed updates in Windows 10

For starters try this.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

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I was just looking back at my updates and it says that I have been failing all security updates since 8/6/16 and they all give the error code 80070308. What can I do about this

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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've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10. Now every entry in Update History is listed as a failed update. Of course, no update has failed; I don't want to install them yet. Is there a way to delete failed update entries?

Answer:Deleting "Failed Updates" in Update History

Hi ChriskK,





I've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10.



Are you first able to say how you did this?

b1rd

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Is there a way to edit the log for Windows update history to remove the failed updates as in the attached jpg ?

I have solved the issue of them failing...but would like to delete these and other "failed" entries

Thanks....TRinAz

Answer:Removed "failed updates" in Win 7 update history

HI Trinaz
see this tutorial:

Windows Update - Reset
Good luck

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I've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10. Now every entry in Update History is listed as a failed update. Of course, no update has failed; I don't want to install them yet. Is there a way to delete failed update entries?

Answer:Deleting "Failed Updates" in Update History

Hi ChriskK,





I've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10.



Are you first able to say how you did this?

b1rd

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I've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10. Now every entry in Update History is listed as a failed update. Of course, no update has failed; I don't want to install them yet. Is there a way to delete failed update entries?

Answer:Deleting "Failed Updates" in Update History

Hi ChriskK,





I've disabled automatic updates (drivers, Win updates) by making changes to Win 10.



Are you first able to say how you did this?

b1rd

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i just installed google chrome from online installer and then i moved the file using application mover to the HDD.. then i pasted a symlink in "C:\Program Files (x86)\" ... "C:\" is the SSD where the windows and the drivers are installed.... when i turn on chrome everything works file.. but the updater doesn't work... when i try to update i get this:



can anyone help me get that fixed.. thanks!

Answer:Update failed (error: 3)An error occurred while checking for updates:

Just uninstall Chrome then install it directly to the destination you want it installed instead of moving it post installation.

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I am deploying my Windows RT 8.1 application and I get the following message;

Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF3, Package failed updates,

dependency or conflict validation.
Windows cannot install package  because this package depends on another package that could not be found. This package requires minimum version 12.0.21005.1 of framework Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00 published by any publisher to install.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.1\ExtensionSDKs\Microsoft.VCLibs\12.0

I was able to deploy my application before OK. I do not know why it is going wrong now, how do I fix this?

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After a successful rid of malware, I attempted to keep my things updated but was stopped by this error;
Failed: 2 updates
error found:
Code 80243004 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Any info would be appreciated....
 

Answer:Tried 2 updates; Silverlight & a windows 7 for issues. Failed.

Apparently it's a system tray issue.

Try making sure that windows update is allowed to show notifications.
 

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Good day to all, i just would like to ask how to delete or uninstall failed or unsuccesful updates of windows, it failed because of poor internet connection. thanx!

Answer:How to delete or uninstall failed windows updates

If they did not install, you cannot uninstall them. But if they turn up again in "available updates", you can "hide" them - just right click.

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gud pm, i would just like to ask how to delete a windows update marked failed because the internet connection is not stable, i'm only using a usb plug it internet and if the signal is not sufficient the windows update will fail, and when I look at my windows update history there are several updates that are failed.

Answer:How to delete Windows Updates marked failed

Hello RommoR,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to clear the Windows Update history list to remove the listed failed updates, but it does also remove all listed updates though.

Windows Update - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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