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Windows 7 update failed

by rjedmonds82 / June 15, 2016 4:39 PM PDT

After I found Windows 10 to be unsatisfactory I reinstalled Windows7 from a system image I had created on an external hard drive. Windows 7 now works as it did before except that when I try to download updates is searches continuously but never finds one.

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Have you tried any hotfixes?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 15, 2016 4:48 PM PDT
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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 15, 2016 10:02 PM PDT

I clicked on the link provided and ran the update troubleshooter. Three of four problems were indicated as fixed. Updater could not correct error 0x80070003. When I tracked this down it indicated that there are no more updates for XP. I am running Windows 7, an OEM version that I originally installed when building the pc.

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Is a copy of Windows activated..؟؟
by Magid Mohammed / June 15, 2016 7:55 PM PDT

Is a copy of Windows activated

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 15, 2016 10:04 PM PDT

Yes, Windows 7 is activated

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Image
by Bob__B / June 15, 2016 9:02 PM PDT

How old is this image?

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 15, 2016 10:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Image

The image was created last August. I've used the computer very little since then.

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Image
by Bob__B / June 15, 2016 10:24 PM PDT

That image is almost a year old.
You could have 50+ updates that need to be installed.
This could take some serious time for winupd to get that sorted.

Set winupd to download updates and notify you.
Let it run in the background.

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 17, 2016 8:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Image

Thanks for your suggestion. After running for 17 hours, Windows began to download 108 updates.

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Windows 10
by Bob__B / June 17, 2016 11:08 AM PDT

Msft has a big push on for w10.
Unless you want that OS you best go through those updates one at a time.
Otherwise you might end up with w10 or the nag screens.

May I suggest you create an image a little more often than yearly.

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 19, 2016 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 10

I tried running Window 7 update and second time overnight (22hrs). This morning the update screen showed that it was still searching for updates. The shutdown button had the shield indicating that there were updates to be installed when the machine was shut down. I could find no way to examine the downloaded updates so I shut W7 down. The machine installed 78 updates before turning off. All updates appear to have been installed successfully. I'm to create another system image now. W10 has already been installed once and I wonder if MS will try to install it again.

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Remember that W10 installs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2016 11:03 AM PDT

Are well discussed. There is a lot of debate on this so don't get dragged into that again.

The only install that I can replicate is when the owner clicked the top right X of the dialog box which is coded to be a YES rather than a cancel.

The offer should end on the 29th and then the stories will start about folk that want it for free and feel ripped off for not taking it prior to the 29th.

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Yes
by Bob__B / June 19, 2016 4:17 PM PDT

Yes msft will try to install w10 again.
After winupd has settled down look in your installed updates for kb2952664 and kb3035583.

If you find those uninstall them.
Winupd will try to feed you those again but this time hide them don't install them.

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 19, 2016 5:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Update kb3035583 has already been uninstalled. I'll check for kb2952664 and uninstall it as well. Thanks for your help. Now I know that W10 won't run FSX.

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FSX does run on 10.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2016 5:37 PM PDT
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Re: Windows 7 update failed
by Jean_R_Devine / June 15, 2016 11:07 PM PDT

Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.

If you see a message telling you that important updates are available, or telling you to review important updates, click the message to view and select the important updates to install.

In the list, click the important updates for more information. Select the check boxes for any updates that you want to install, and then click OK.

Click Install updates.Read and accept the license terms, and then click Finish

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Win7 updates lag
by Willy / June 16, 2016 7:50 AM PDT

You aren't the only one with this problem. While there is a MS "fix" that helps, it may not even be that. The real issue as I have found or appears to be, is that MS has probably reduced the resources update net in order to better support Win10. Win7 updates are still available and one cure provided you have at home WWW is to leave the PC connected and in the update status, left overnite. The slow response for Win7 updates is just that, slow. So, try that and expect as you've already done a huge update response, so be patient. Come back with results.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Win7 updates lag
by rjedmonds82 / June 16, 2016 7:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Win7 updates lag

I'll try this. Thanks

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Windows 7 update failed
by rjedmonds82 / June 17, 2016 8:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Win7 updates lag

Thanks for your helpful suggestion. After running for 17 hours came back with 108 updates.

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Try Manually Re-registering the Update DLL's Like This
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 16, 2016 5:12 PM PDT

Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below

Click Start, then type: then type cmd in the search box, and when it's displayed at the top of the search box, RIGHT click on cmd.exe, choose "Run as administrator" from the little menu.

When the command windows loads, type the following commands, one at a time, at the blinking cursor. Press ENTER after each command.

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuwebv.dll
regsvr32 wucltux.dll

Close the command window and reboot the computer. Attempt to manually run Windows Update from the Control Panel-Windows Update icon.

Remember though, when Windows Update searches your computer for the needed updates, it takes a long time.. Even my machines that are updated regularly take 20 - 30 minutes, or more to find the available updates.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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windows 7 failed
by PaulConner2 / June 16, 2016 7:45 PM PDT

Useful answer. thanks!

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Still failing
by dlarryb / December 19, 2016 9:01 PM PST

I never upgraded to Win10.
But I can rarely get any of the fifty-some updates waiting for me to successfully download.
It hourglasses endlessly.

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PS
by dlarryb / December 19, 2016 9:03 PM PST

I have been downloading them and installing one at a time. But for some
reason it stopped working several months ago.

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Windows updates
by Bob__B / December 19, 2016 11:30 PM PST
In reply to: PS

Set the winupd settings to ....download updates but let me chose.
Let it run in the background.
It might take days to complete.

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Have you Tried this?
by james_amand / December 23, 2016 10:55 PM PST
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