Windows 7

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Windows 7 Update

by The.Duke / March 22, 2013 11:36 AM PDT

Hi there

I am trying to do a windows update on a HP Pavilion laptop and it keeps on saying that 7 updates failed I have tried to do one at a time but I keep on getting the same message. Can anyone help

Thanks in advance

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Which Updates? If NET Framework Updates.....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 22, 2013 12:35 PM PDT
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....the fix has been discussed before.. First, uninstall ALL NET Framework from the computer, then reinstall again IF you actually need it.. Many do not have a need for NET Framework and therefore can leave it off the machine.. If a program need .NET in the future, it generally will ask you for it..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Follow this link I suggest
by tallin / March 22, 2013 1:22 PM PDT
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Same here...
by oma_sam / March 31, 2013 9:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 7 Update

I am trying to fix a friends computer (she knows even less than I do) and am having similiar and even more problems. I am wondering if I could wipe her hard drive and re-install. Problem is her 7 is Upgrade and I'm afraid we will need the "ghost" of the original OS to pass registration validation. Any idea's? She has a Toshiba Sattelite.

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Re Same here...
by eugenerudenko / April 1, 2013 12:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Same here...

Well, if the above mentioned solutions do not help you then you may try reinstalling the Windows

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The Satellite Should Have A Hidden Recovery Partition
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 11:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Same here...

Although you didn't mentioned the specific model number, many of the Toshiba models have a hidden Recovery Partition which can be used to wipe the drive (it eliminates EVERYTHING), and reinstall everything back to factory condition.. Check the Toshiba site for specific instructions but for many models, you restart the computer and immediately hold down the "0" key (that's the number zero "0" not the letter "O") till the recovery partition options are displayed.

Toshiba also has further instructions should that not work:
http://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?ref=EV&soid=2687274&ct=SB

Once you reinstall the original OS, which is recommended since you're having multiple problems, then you can upgrade to Win7.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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The procedure is documented in the Toshiba User Guide
by wpgwpg / April 1, 2013 11:47 AM PDT

The Toshiba User Guide documents the procedure for those who can read. Mischief It's on the hard drive and can be found by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Toshiba -> Support and Recovery -> User Guide on my Toshiba Satellite L755.

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