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Windows 7: Windows Update and other Windows programs don't work

3 Weeks Ago   #11
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, but did you mean Windows Update worked after you installed SP1? I need for Windows Update to work.

The reason I'm doubtful SP1 will work for me is that I ran sfc / scannow and it found corrupted files. If the file system is corrupted, I don't believe SP1 will solve that. A repair install will. It worked for me before in this kind of situation.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Megahertz07 -

Because I didn't receive your answer to my question, I will proceed to do a repair install.

I found no information in my research that indicated SP1 would fix my corruption problem. SP1 is meant to be an upgrade to Windows 7. It's not meant to fix individual system errors.

You don't need to reply to this post. I don't think you would anyway.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

If you are having corrupted files when you run Sfc, you must find the reason this files are being corrupted.
Run chkdsk c: /f It will schedule a disk check next time you boot.
If it finds bad clusters or bad blocks, you have a disk that is dying and must be replaced.
If the disk is good, do a repair install.
Then install SP1 and IE11.

Windows update will never fix a installation. It will only fix security vulnerabilities.
More important than have Windows update running is to have SP1 installed.
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Megahertz07 -

I ran chkdsk /f. No bad clusters or bad blocks were found. As the disk is good, I should do the repair install. We agree on that.

I tried installing SP1 yesterday. It failed to install. Fortunately, I was able to speak with a Microsoft agent, who verified my Windows license and helped me burn a DVD with a Windows 7 ISO image. That image includes SP1. I won't have to install SP1 separately. It'll be an upgrade to my Home edition.

I'll install IE 11 after the repair install. Then I'll install SP2 if I need it.

Thank you for your good advice in this matter.
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Good you have now a Win 7 with SP1.
SP2 has all Win 7 update till last April. It will save you a lot of time.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Gary was a member here

Service Pack 1 is not an upgrade, it`s just all the updates up to that point bundled up.

Now that you have SP1 installed you should run SFC, if you have corrupted files, I would get them fixed.

The 1st thread I suggested would have fixed windows update, yes I have used it.

And the reason I suggested creating a new installer is because yours is old, and having just done your install, you could have just reinstalled with the latest installer with SP1 and it would have fixed all your problems.

But you do it how you want.
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3 Weeks Ago   #17
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

AddRam, I know Service Pack 1 isn't technically an upgrade. I only called it that because I consider it an upgrade compared to what I have. It's a collection of upgrades.
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3 Weeks Ago   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No it`s a collection of updates

And your corrupt system files are either coming from your old installer, or if you installed any updates, but you said windows update would not work.

Yes there are windows updates that cause corrupt files in a SFC.

The only updates you need to install are security updates, all other important or recommended updates need to be gone over to see if they are even needed.
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