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Problems installing Windows 7 updates

I reinstalled Windows 7, subsequently the system tried to install maybe 160 updates. Each time I get an error message: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer."

How can I install these updates? Is there some way that I can segment the installation into smaller slices as a way of updating with less likelihood that the whole sequence will fail?

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Re: installing

In reply to: Problems installing Windows 7 updates

- Start with a new clean install. Turn off automatic updates.
- If still the original, then install SP1 from
- Then download and run the convenience rollup from
- Then make an image backup to go back to if necessary.
- Then let Windows update do the remainder (Internet Explorer>Tools>Windows Update). If that fails, do it one by one.

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Download DISM.exe

In reply to: Problems installing Windows 7 updates

I think you should download DISM.exe file for Windows 7 and run it. The program will find the problem of your windows update and suggest you to fix it.

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Odd advice.

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About Proffitt's Reply

In reply to: Odd advice.

I understand that your point of view. But I'm just suggest a way to fix it because i had fixed my windows updates with that way before.
If i want to hack his computer why shouldn't i update an exe file for him to download ? Because I don't know a single code line Happy

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All's well that ends well

In reply to: About Proffitt's Reply

Not to worry. Instead of allowing the system to update everything at once (and failing), I switched off automatic updates and updated 20 updates at a time. This worked fine. So, not the recommended solution, but thanks anyway for the advice, it indirectly suggested a solution that worked.

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