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Windows Update is detecting Old updates

Question: Windows Update is detecting Old updates

I encountered an issue that the windows update is detecting old updates (2014, 2016). It could not get the latest one (January) though the servers are being patched monthly (last patch is Dec 2017).

Before I encounter the issue, I performed a C drive clean-up and deleted large files under C:\windows\installer\$PatchCache$\Managed. Though last month, I also performed this but did not encounter any issue. The difference is, I did not remove all the large
files (100 MB) and on this month, I removed the remaining files.
I also removed old virus definitions on the server.
Can you please help me with this issue? How can the servers detect the latest windows update?
Your response is highly appreciated! Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Windows Update is detecting Old updates

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How do I get Windows 7SP1 to detect updates for Office 2007?

In the update settings, I only have two checkbox options.

I look at another Windows install and they have four checkboxes, one of which says something like "include updates for other Microsoft products".

I have tried the following:

1. Downloaded the latest windows update agent.
2. Change some registry setting for Office from 1 to 0 to get it to show "Microsoft Update" opt-in screen when you start an Office program.

None of that worked.

(Btw, this is happening inside a virtual machine. Could this be the problem, windows doesn't update Office inside a VM?!?!?)

Answer:Windows 7 not detecting Office updates

The VM shouldn't have anything to do with your problem.

Probably the thing to do is to reset Windows Update to default, and work from there.
How do I reset Windows Update components? (don't pick the fixit from the popover window!)

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My Windows 10 won't detect windows 10 Build 14393.1613 (KB4034661) I have tried to restart and it still can't Detect it.
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Any solutions?

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From august 2, I was continuously checking for anniversary update.. As my pc was turned on for automatic update download. But even though i cant able to see the update. Please help me.

Answer:Windows 10 anniversary update not detecting

Originally Posted by VINOD KUMAR CHINNAKOTLA From august 2, I was continuously checking for anniversary update.. As my pc was turned on for automatic update download. But even though i cant able to see the update. Please help me. the update is rolling out in phases, its no surprise that you haven't seen the update . In coming weeks you should get the update :)
or you can use this tool to force download the Anniversary update now.

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I just updated my windows to 8.1 two days back.since then,i am not able to find my wifi name in nearby networks. i even tried updating my network drivers,but it show its up to date.i also tried to create network mannually,but it didn't worked.
please reply as soon as possible.
my laptop product id is-hp pavilion 14-n009tu.

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after the last windows update the ideapad 500 is not detecting the external screen ,,even though I re-installed all the drivers of the AMD chip ,,,but of no use ,,I have restarted several times ,,but yet of no use ,,,

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

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

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

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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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

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

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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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 am having trouble with my windows installation after attempting to install windows 10 a second time on the same machine, but different partition.
I have used a bootable USB device with the windows 10 installation (created with the same machine and the same settings for OS).
After pressing F12 and selecting the USB as the boot device, i started the installation process and got to the stage where you select which drive / partition to install windows. But the list only contained the USB device i used to start the installation process, and the SSD did not appear when tried to refresh / reload drives (or unchecked the "hide incompatible drives" checkbox). 
After canceling the installation process, i was met with the following message when rebooting windows:
"Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000034
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have..."

Before the error occured:
I have tried many different things BEFORE i got to the step above where I was able to start the USB stick and consequently ended up with the error.
However when the error occured the BIOS was reset to factory settings and i was able to log in to windows (and listen to spotify for an hour or so) before i tried the install that gave the error:

I tried installing windows 10 with a stick created from another computer. That time I got to the installation process. But when... Read more

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This girl on our floor is getting all of the symptoms of the good ole blaster worm and it's 1 minute to reboot issues. I figured I could just windows update until I fix it.
So I install the updates. They install fine, no errors, and windows update says they're installed. Reboot, the same updates are listed. Try once again, and again it says the same ones are listed after I reboot. So I try through automatic updates, and, once again, the same thing. The updates just aren't installing besides saying that they are installed.
I then download the stand-alone blaster worm patch. Run it, and right after I click "I Agree" and hit next, the window just closes, no errors or anything. Try again, same thing. Try in safe mode, same thing.
I've never had a problem with this before, does anyone have any recommendations?

Answer:Windows Update installs updates, but they're still listed under updates

I had the same thing on a system I was working on. I ran Spybot and Ad-aware and cleaned off so much crap... But I had to let Spybot start at reboot to catch the app-killer. Try that and see if you can get those updates to take. It may be some nastiness in the box. Umm, no pun intended.

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

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

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

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Hey, I'm new here. I have a CyberPowerPC desktop, running Windows 10 Pro (build 1607), and it didn't and still doesn't detect the update for build 1703. Don't know why, or how. Can anyone on here give me an explanation for why it wouldn't detect the update(s)?

Answer:Computer not detecting updates

Welcome to TenForums @FanaticGuide

The Creators Update is being rolled out in phases, not everyone will see the 'Features update to Windows 10, version 1703' straight away. Also, there are some known issues with particular hardware - PCs that have such issues are blocked from receiving the Creators Update until Microsoft have developed fixes for these issues. There's more on the phased rollout here...

Windows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update
Windows 10 Creators Update roll out on track and expanding the mean time you should still be getting the regular cumulative updates so you shouldn't worry about missing out on security fixes.

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How do I get Windows 8.1 to detect updates for Office 2007?

In the update settings, I only have two checkbox options.

I look at another Windows install and they have four checkboxes, one of which says something like "include updates for other Microsoft products".

Is there a KB I can install/registry tweak to get Windows update to show all four options?

Answer:W8.1 Not Detecting Office Updates

in windows 8.1 there are only two checkboxes.
control panel > windows update > change settings > check both boxes

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

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

Thanks for whatever help you can offer. Eric

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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

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

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

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I'm new to the boards so hullo to everyone.

Basically when I tried to install the Emsisoft Anti-Malware program I found out SP1 for Windows 7 hadn't installed (program would not install without this; obviously double-checked via control panel etc, and it indicated just Windows 7 was installed).

I have also checked for updates via Windows Update a couple of times after this to be sure, but wasn't detecting that SP1 wasn't installed.

Has anyone experienced this / know the most appropriate solution?

I understand you can manually download SP1, but after looking at the particular page on the Microsoft page, I'm not sure which of the options to select. I have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

Many thanks in advance for any advice / suggestions...

Answer:Windows Update not detecting Windows 7 SP1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try running the System Updates Readiness Tool.

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

This Microsoft article may help too:

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

Answer:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates


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


That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In depth review of laptop:

Thanks for the help guys.

Answer:Windows updates will not update.

Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?

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

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update same 4 updates?


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

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

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

Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Code 800B0100
Code 80073712
Code 8007006E

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

Answer:Windows Updates won't Update

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

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

Answer:Can't see updates in Windows Update.

I am having exactly the same problem.

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

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Windows Update Won't DL Updates

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

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

Answer:cant update with windows updates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 updates don't update

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

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

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

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

As long as this is not every time eh?

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

Answer:Windows Update: Same 2 updates over and over

Look here.. and see if that helps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks

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

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

Some elected to download the update and install manually.

Which update is it?

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

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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

Answer:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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

Answer:Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

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

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Hi, Im running Vista Ultimate, Have a deascent firewall and antivirus and dislike the microsoft updates, Is there any way to delete/remove/disable the Windows Alerts for Windows Update?

Answer:Windows Update Security Updates.

Look below
Security Center

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I am running windows 10 64bit and it installs updates and does not install them, does not give me an error code it just says error under my previous updates.

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I recently installed Windows 7 on a new computer. When I was trying to install program, it told me that it could not proceed without updating .net and it instructed me to run Windows Update. When I tried, I got the message "Windows Update cannot check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I have done that several times now but still get the same message. I know how to check my services just do not know which one is the problem.


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

You can try the System Update Readiness Tool. It tries to fix the most common reasons why Windows Updates fail.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

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

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

Answer:W530 Updates Through Windows Update

as a general rule, i update hardware drivers using ThinkVantage System Update and double-check against the proper driver matrix, not via Windows Update. one notable exception was the Win7 video driver for my T60p as there never was a Lenovo driver.
in case you didn't have it, here's the W530 matrix:

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

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

Coincidentally, Search Indexing is also not working.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

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

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nothing serious, just a strange little problem i've noticed recently.

when clicking the start menu, I always see the icon that says an update is required on shutdown, which i click. there is absolutely no indication that any update is taking place, and when I run update manually, there is nothing available. I've tried researching similar problems but everyone seems to say that there's an update that fails for whatever reason. I do not have this issue though which is why I can't understand what's happening.

any ideas?

Answer:strange windows 7 update with no updates

You can go to Win Updates> History and look for clues.

There is also a update reset Fixit

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I am on windows vista and when I clicked on windows update from Start, it just keeps looking without coming back. How do i fix this issue?

Answer:Windows update not getting any updates for vista

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues -


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I am attempting to update a new install of Windows Vista that is currently at SP1.
Initially, attempts to run the update failed with error code 80080005, but I got by that with the help of a post on this forum. The advice there was to change the settings to never update, exit Update, re-enter it and and set it back to update automatically. That worked fine.
Now, however, when I open Windows Update and click on Check for updates, the screen flashes immediately and no update are found. I don't even think it's checking.
Any help with this problem would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows update not checking for updates

I should have mentioned that both "Most recent check for updates" and "Updates were installed" are both set to "Never".

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


Answer:Windows update downloading same updates.


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

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

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

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

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

@echo off


net stop bits

net stop cryptsvc

net stop wuauserv

cd c:\windows\system32

ren catroot2 catroot2.old

cd c:\windows

ren softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old

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Hi everyone! I'm having a problem with Windows Update. It appears that 3 updates are downloading (KB3081424, KB3074678, KB3074686) but the bar doesn't pass from "Downloading updates 0%" . I think that the updates are very important and I can't download them.
Can anyone help me? Thanks

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

Answer:Windows 7 X64 trying to update Vista updates

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

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Hi. I'm new here and see a forum about windows updates not being installed. I have the same problem but that thread didn't help me at all to fix the problem.

I have tried to install Windows Installer but will get this message when I try to install it.. " Not enough storage is available to process this command."

I've tried these commands and the first one

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll says The module failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.

There are 3 that will not update and haven't for a week. Yes I've been trying and searching that long!!!
#1 Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
Error Code : 646

#2 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB972581)
Error Code: 646


#3 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB974234)
Error Code: 646

Any help will be appreciated and much thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Update will not install updates!


You mention:

" Not enough storage is available to process this command."

Have you actualy checked there is enough space on the drive, I am unsure how much space is needed, but this could be an issue.

Also make sure you dont have any external drives connected when running the update.

Does MS Update give you any KB numbers or error codes?


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I have recently been having problems with windows update and many other things. Basically it won't check for updates. When you click to check for updates, the bar starts but stays stuck searching. I then also notices microsoft security essentials does the same when u try and update. AVG free failed to install and I tried installing google chrome because I hate explorer and it also failed due to windows installer error. I tried manually installing service pack 2 from windows and it also failed. Nothing windows based will update.

I first noticed all this when I moved in with my girlfriend and started using her laptop. It is a decent laptop and the first thing I noticed it was a bit sluggish and I checked the CPU usage and one thing was hogging 70% all the time. It was windows error reporting or something similar which I disabled through systems, but nothing changed. Thats when I tried to update windows and it had 1 important update and 2 optional which I did. I remember one completed and 2 failed I think and after I restarted the computer the updater has not been working at all.

I got tune up utilities but it did not change anything after cleaning up various things. I also got rid one one malware thing from a free month trial with malwarebytes I think.

I have seen people talking about command prompts and cleaning registries but I cant get them to work properly.

I do not get errors report codes which is also a problem because its always frozen on checking for ... Read more

Answer:Windows update will not check for updates

From the MSE FAQ. I copied from my Help Section
When using Microsoft Security Essentials, you may receive a message that refers to virus and spyware definition updates in one of the following situations:
You receive a notification that you should check for new virus and spyware definition updatesWhen you try to check for updates, you receive an error message that the virus and spyware definition updates cannot be checked, downloaded, or installedFollow these simple steps to resolve this problem.
Step 1: Make sure you're connected to the Internet
Microsoft Security Essentials can't update its virus & spyware definitions if you aren't connected to the Internet.If you can't connect to the Internet, see I can't connect to the Internet issue (General topic).Restart your computer, and then try to install Microsoft Security Essentials again.Step 2: Make sure the date and time are set correctly on your computer
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your computer.Follow the steps in this online article to reset your computer's date or time setting. Step 3: Restart your computer if necessary
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.If the error message that you received contains codes 0x80240016 or 80070652, restart your computer.Step 4: Remove any existing Internet security programs
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and t... Read more

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My Windows Update keeps referring me to an 'Important' update that needs to be installed, but every time I try to install it it fails with the failure code 733F.
The actual file is Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)

Has anyone had this problem and please tell me how to repair it so I can download thi update.



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Hello Everyone:
I am unable to receive Windows updates. Even manual updates won't work. This seems to have started when I upgrade my Hard Drive to a Momentus xt 750GB (Hybrid Drive)

I combed the network and try all solution suggested. I reverted to drive images made at various time. No luck.

The first message when I click is Windows Update Checjk for update for your computer. Then Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer,

It doesn't appear to be a virus: Fresh installs won't clear the and my Norton has always been up to date. I even run Windows Malicious detector. Zero issues.

What I come to think of is a compatibility issue: 512b then, 4kb now? I know there has been a patch and I use routinely external HD of High capacity.

I would appreciate some help if you can. Again, I don't think it is a virus.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Sony Vaio VGN Z890F with 6 GB

Many thanks.

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

Is your Windows Update service in fact running?

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I did a clean install of Windows Home Premium 64 bit,
I used Acer restore disks to factory recover system,
I cloned from original HDD, that was fully functional when removed.
None of the. will download updates.

SURT gives me error 87, not recognized.
SFC found no violations
I get no update errors codes

CBS log attached

Answer:Windows 7 update not finding updates

SFC log

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

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

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

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Hi All,

OS is xp media center edition. I Have my windows update set to let me know when there are new updates to download. Now i do get updates that relate to ms office and outlook, but any updates that are windows related I do not receive.

I have been manually updating these for well over a year now. I would really like to find out and fix why win update doesn't find these critical updates automatically.

When sp3 came out I had a heck of a time getting it to work with this desktop and it is possible it had something to do with this problem.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Windows Update says I Have No New Updates...

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Hi Guys,
I have the same 4 updates for the last 2weeks to be updated every time I used windows update. They are for Netframework 2.0...Kb2656352, kb2518864, kb2572073 and kb 2539631. They have a green tick saying they have been installed in Windows update history. They are installed in add and remove programs.

I have done everything in the Microsoft help page I.E downloading the 4 updates and installing them in safe mode.Uninstalling them and reinstalling them. Using Microsoft fix it and Microsoft Fix it 50202.

Should I just hide the updates?

Are they really installed properly?

Is there some other fix so they won't show up next time I search for the lastest updates on Windows update website?

any ideas?



Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Update same 4 updates?

run the dotnetfx-cleanup-tool uninstall all versions of .NET Framework. Go back to Windows Update and download all of the .NET Frameworks in the proper order, leaving 4.0 and 4.5 for last.

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

Answer:XP Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Hi and Welcome

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

This is the longer way

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

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how can i update my automatic updates in my system using computer rentals... (and my usb flash drive)

i am only using dial up modem 54kbps.. automatic windows update is too.. hard for my conection.. especially i have reformated my pc and so much i need it badly.. lol

my friend told me that is is posible to update on other computers but he forgot what site it is.. and how to do think he's lying haha...

kindly help me


Answer:can i update my windows automatic updates...using other pc?

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

Answer:Windows update cant find any updates

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

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I've been dealing with this for about two weeks. There was another thread on here dealing with the same topic ( I tried everything that was suggested in there, but none of it worked.

I'm running: Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, Service Pack 1, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3 2.30 GHz.

This computer is about two months old. I'm at my wits end.

Answer:Windows Update - Updates Will Not Install

This link will take you to a article posted in the Answers.Microsoft which may be of help.

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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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Hi, I have a bunch of Windows 10 updates ready to be installed but for some reason they never install at all, so I'm wondering how can I get them through so I can download newer updates (if needed)?

Answer:Windows 10 won't install the updates nor update.

i had same problems, they passed by in few days just by waiting and waiting, i kept computer out of the sleep and at some point they installed itself. i use all the automations possible. what build youre on with? 10565? 10240?

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Just checked Windows Update and received message that no updates available.For one I know that the Critical update Notification Update should still be sitting there as I have not downloaded it. Secondly I am unable to view Windows Update download history or catalogue.Anyone else experiencing this problem this evening?

Answer:Windows Update for Win98 no updates available

I've just had a look and the catalog's available including all the 98 stuff. Try 'personalise Windows update' to get the menu options.

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I have an issue with my Windows XP Pro being stuck on the SAME two updates!!! it ALWAYS says it successfully installed but ALWAYS tells me it needs to install those two updates again 20 minutes later!!! and the update progress says

"Installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 (KB2972105) (update 1 of 2)...

Installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 (KB2979574) (update 2 of 2)... "

but it HAS been installing those SAME TWO updates for a couple of months now, it SAYS it was successful EVERY TIME, but INSISTS that it install again!!! I DON'T even know if it actually installed!!!

please help me get this installed and/or get the message to go away if/after it is installed

Answer:Windows Update STUCK on SAME TWO updates!!
Download Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 on Windows Server 2003 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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

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

Updates worked fine with Vista.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows Update is not loading updates

Hi thermite, welcome to the forums

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


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

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

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Hi Ive been having this problem for a while with windows update ever since i did the 8.1 update. It no longer installs the updates, it appears to download them and then gets stuck at this screen.

Does anyone know how to solve this so updates will install?

Answer:Windows Update Does Install Updates

It might be a bit tedious but try installing them one by one and see where it get's stuck. Jump over it and try that same one later.

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In amongst today's round of updates was KB3075853

The details of what these updates do is never specified.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

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

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

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Update - all updates failing

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




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

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

What should I do to fix this issue?

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moving from Vista/Win7 forum

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

I tried the wuagent download and force, nothing.

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

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

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

Or at

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


Am I looking at reinstall?

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

Answer:Updates can't be installed - Windows Update

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

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As of Thursday evening, Sept 28, I've read a lot about a major Windows security flaw that may just have been "fixed" by MS, necessitating downloading and installing one or more updates from the windows update site. But whenever I go to that site, either manually or with automatic updates, which I have configured to alert me but do nothing further, I ONLY get told that an update to Windows Installer 3.1 is available.

Trouble is, I've downloaded that one four times now, and it always--ALWAYS--fails to install properly. When I tried to install it manually after downloading it manually, it failed with a small error window saying "access is denied"; nothing further. I've seen that one enough, when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

But now, it seems, that's the only update MS says is available to me.

Using some good advice from an earlier msg, I ran Belarc's analysis routine. Among other things, it reported nearly 50 critical updates it could not verify had been installed.

Am I in trouble or aren't I?

What should I do?

Answer:Windows Update reports NO updates?!

Your computer specifications tell me that SP2 is installed and you said in your last post = when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

Question is was SP2 fully installed?

The other thing that makes me wonder is the thing about the other 50 or so updates that do not show installed in Belarc. I would like you to download this update for Belarc and install it and rerun it.

Belarc Advisor Security Definitions Update

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When I check for updates, I get the following error:

Windows could not search for new updates
An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 80073712 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

I noticed this because the "New updates are available" always displays at the bottom task bar (by the clock) and shows the same two updates that have already been installed:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813170)

I've tried running the "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt but get the following message & error:

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.


Answer:Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Install this and see if it fixes your Update Error.

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hi guys

It seems that I am missing at least one important security update for Windows 8 pro. I checked with my friend and he said he had a security update that I didn't have. He has windows 8 too. I waited for a few days and my windows update still hasn't received it. Here's the last couple of updates i have received and installed successfully:

Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB2690729)
Microsoft Silverlight (KB2668562)
Marvell - LAN - Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LSI - Network - LSI PCI-SV92PP Soft Modem
Security Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2753842)

the first one for Microsoft Silverlight was installed the 28th of this month. and the last one the security update for windows 8 was installed the 20th of this month. i'm worried about all this cause i thought these windows updates were installed more timely than this especially since Windows 8 is still relatively new. Can someone offer any advice?

thanks in advice.

Answer:Windows Update (Win 8 Pro) - Am I Missing Updates?

Did he happen to mention what security update it is?

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

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Been 2 days already looking for a solution...

I formatted my PC (Win 7 64bit) and I havent installed anything on it yet because I wanted to fully updated it so I could get Win 10. Sadly it is now working out for me.... Windows Update at first finds 20 updates (installs the drivers and stuff), After installing those, it finds one update (Service Pack 1)... aaand after that update it seems that the Windows update stays in " Checking for updates" forever...

Im not a tech savvy but I find something suspicious in my Windowsupdate log

2015-09-08 16:53:16:295 1000 c10 PT +++++++++++ PT: Synchronizing extended update info +++++++++++
2015-09-08 16:53:16:295 1000 c10 PT + ServiceId = {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}, Server URL =
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file u8Kp4P7xdED4sltaV4+272M33iY= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file jvkHn36CSN+IbHLbLCKNgEt3oZg= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file CMi3HJYd/r79uVmt69BLEghX0dM= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:2... Read more

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I have MS Office Pro 2013 and my windows update keep offering updates for lync and project 2013 which office pro 2013 doesn't include. How to stop windows update offers this type of updates?

Answer:Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

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

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

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

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I am running windows 10 64bit and it installs updates and does not install them, does not give me an error code it just says error under my previous updates.

Answer:Windows Update won't install updates

First basics:
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- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

If clear:
Then try troubleshooting:
In cortana's search box type Trouble and click Troubleshooting
In the Control Panel GUI that opens, click Troubleshoot Windows Updates
Post back the result

If that doesn't help try's cautious repair tool (free).
Observe the cautious stages, select only the Windows Update repair and run it.
Test the result and post back.

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