I have a home built AMD socket 939 pc, which has been running well for a long time.
The system specs are as follows:
Asus A8n-sli Deluxe MB
AMD Opteron 170 dual core
3 GB Corsair XMS ddr memory
Asus geforce 7600gs video card with passive cooling
Floppy drive/card reader combo
2 160 GB SATA hard drives
This a dual-boot machine (Win 7 x64 and Ubuntu) using Easy BCD for managing boot config.
Everything was fine until recently when Windows Update failed to install Update for Windows (KB2731771)
Installation date: 11/18/2012 7:12 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80073712
Update type: Important
Fix for KB2731771
More information: An update that provides new APIs for conversion between local time and UTC in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
Help and Support: Microsoft Support
Windows help reports that remedy for this is to do a in-place upgrade using my windows 7 install disk however, when I do this and it nears completion I get a message saying "This version of windows cannot be upgraded" . The install is then rolled back to previous state.
If anyone can help me figure this out, it would be greatly appreciated.