Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Upon Install, Most W7 x64 HP Updates Fail

11 Jul 2012   #1
IveyLeaguer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 
Upon Install, Most W7 x64 HP Updates Fail

Formatting and install went fine ....

But when I began updating, apparently the internet connection failed for a minute. By then 3 updates had successfully installed. When connection was re-established, the updates for the 2009 W7 continued, but 300 out of 500 had failed, and I've not been able to figure out how to get them to re-install.

However, Windows Update continued updating says W7 is fully up to date. The OS seems fine, no issues for 4 days now. All programs running fine, no issues.

Question: Should I be concerned? If this is going to cause any problem or diminished performance, I want to go ahead and reformat and reinstall now.

Thanks ...
~~~


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Confusion:

In your second paragraph you say "300 out of 500 had failed, and I've not been able to figure out how to get them to re-install."

In your third paragraph you say "Windows Update continued updating says Windows 7 is fully up to date."

If the latter statement is true, why do you think there are still 300 (or any) updates to get?

What am I missing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Reboot and go to Windows Updates. Does it indicate that you need more updates?
Do you have SP-1 update. You should because it could very well take care of a lot of those other updates. 500 is a huge number IMO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Jul 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You should be using the latest official installer with SP1 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

I would reinstall and follow the same steps as above which are best practices for setting up and maintaining Win7.

Several restarts should sort out any Windows Updates issues. Pay attention but don't obsess over their status because they will occasionally fail because they are already cued to install at reboot.

If over time Updates continue failing then check back for how to reset Updates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #5
IveyLeaguer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Confusion:

In your second paragraph you say "300 out of 500 had failed, and I've not been able to figure out how to get them to re-install."

In your third paragraph you say "Windows Update continued updating says Windows 7 is fully up to date."

If the latter statement is true, why do you think there are still 300 (or any) updates to get?

What am I missing?
Probably just a clear explanation ...

After W7 installation, which went smoothly, internet connection failed shortly after the update process began. When reconnected, several hundred updates showed up failed. But after a reboot, a manual restart of WU continued just fine, even though the failed updates remained in the history.

The update process continued through several more reboots, and there were no further problems, until the updating was completed. WU has run perfectly since. Further, W7 acts fine (and I know Windows). And it's functionally sharp, as it should be with a format and fresh install.

There were ONLY 6 updates that failed after the internet incident, out of 180, and they all show in the first 3 shots, except a IE8 security Update Failure (IE9 is installed and fine).

So, there were 275 failures at the start of the process, all internet related. W7 SP1 installed just fine late in the process.

Screenshots of the WU history will follow ....

Thank again.
~~~
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #6
IveyLeaguer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 

Here are the shots .........

FWIW, I'm thinking the install may be OK. But I'm not confident enough to continue with everything unless you guys feel the same way, which is why I'm here.

A lot of work is in already, and I don't want to lose it. But I run a lot of stuff, a LOT of stuff, mostly related to work. I keep a clean machine. Seems like there would be some sign by now, several days after the internet disruption of the WU process, if there were problems.

So thanks again for your help.


Attached Thumbnails
-wu-screenshot-1.jpg   -wu-screenshot-2.jpg   -wu-screenshot-3.jpg   -wu-screenshot-4.jpg   -wu-screenshot-5.jpg  

-wu-screenshot-6.jpg   -wu-screenshot-7.jpg   -wu-screenshot-8.jpg   -wu-screenshot-9.jpg   -wu-screenshot-10.jpg  

-wu-screenshot-11.jpg   -wu-screenshot-12.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #7
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

FYI: An easier way to get a complete list of installed and not installed updates can be obtained by running the VBScrift found here. How to list all currently installed Win7 patches/updates? - MSFN Forum

It generated a list that I then copy and pasted into a .txt file which looks like this:
ListOfUpdates.txt


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #8
IveyLeaguer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 

Thanks. Would it be helpful to you guys for me to do that? Or are the pics sufficient?
~~~
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't need anymore pics. Once or twice a day check Windows Up dates. It only takes a few blinks of the eye. IMO if updates look normal your okay. Just hit the Windows 7 and Pause keys to make sure you have SP-1 installed. Happy computing. If your happy you can close this post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2012   #10
IveyLeaguer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 

Thanks for the help, everybody.

Everything seems fine. SP1 installed perfectly on the first day. WU works great, updates and shows up to date without exception.

Any ideas as to why WU would log so many failures? My W7 was an HP OEM the first week W7 came out. But it seems like WU would install SP1 first, instead of toward the end of the process ...

Thanks again.
~~~
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Upon Install, Most W7 x64 HP Updates Fail




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 updates fail to install
I tried the SFC Scan (Following the Windows Update Posting Instructions) and it didn't find anything wrong. I've run microsoft fix it but it didn't help. I couldnt seen to find the Windows Update Error Codes on my windows update, it's always green (after trying to install the updates but doesnt)...
Windows Updates & Activation
Fail to install any updates
Any update that I have installed sucessfully downloads and then reboots. Once it's starting up again, the machine prepares to configure the updates. After a few minutes the updates fail and I get the message "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer". ...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Updates fail to install
Hello all, I run into a problem that needs some expert help, being unable to solve it by myself. My windows 7 (64bits) show that there are 10 important updates ready to be installed. They are essentially security updates for various components of Office 2007. When I give the OK to update...
Windows Updates & Activation
office 2010 updates fail to install
I was trying to install updates on my wife's computer for office 2010, when I received a message that updates failed. On going back to previous updates, I realized, that none of the updates had installed. I immediately checked to make sure the office setup exe file was enabled, and it was. Windows...
Microsoft Office
5 updates fail to install through windows updates or manual?
I have 5 updates that fail to install. I have also tried to manually install them, but they still fail Here are the updates: KB2586448 KB2572076 KB2564958 KB2567053
Windows Updates & Activation
Updates (even optional) fail to install
A bit ago, there were like 5 important updates, so I installed them. All but 1 (malicious software removal tool) succeeded. Now no update, including the Essentials 2011, and the important update will install.
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App