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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

16 Jun 2010   #129
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Update - Reset

How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


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09 Nov 2012   #130
ddckylec

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you, the "Reset_Windows_Update_History.bat" worked!


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09 Nov 2012   #131
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome ddcklec, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad to hear it was able to help.
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17 Nov 2012   #132
suprra

seven 64bit home premium
 
 

Option 2 fixed our problem, tyvm
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14 Dec 2012   #133
KingInTheNorth

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
BIG THANKS!!!

After about 12 hours of diligently seeking (Via many trial and error Feaux fixes) a solution to the dreaded BITS service wont start ... therefore Windows Update (Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit) won't start I had the good fortune of stumbling upon your EXE file to reset and re register Win update and BITS and my frustration has been alleviated. I'm usually not big on filling out a bunch of info but couldn't let the good deed go unPUNished ... haha ... now I know where to come for answers right off the bat and might just increase my knowledge base while I'm at it ... Thanks again for the tutorial ... problem solved and just DLed 10 fresh much needed important/optional updates .... HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!
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14 Dec 2012   #134
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome suprra and KingInTheNorth, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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30 Dec 2012   #135
Charlieb000

Windows 2000 32bit
 
 
undo and allow discrimination

hmm.
how do i undo this destruction? (actually it may have fixed it)
i had four failed updates because the 32bit vista machine wouldnt keep them on and would uninstall them. so i got mad and pulled the plug when it was going to remove them. i think i may have had faulty memory and now fixed that. after rerunning windows update, every time it tells me files are in use by the system: after i tell it to check for updates it would say "restart your computer to install important updates" with a handy button, after reboot, same message. your "fix" removed all the records and not the error >> now it seems to have worked, maybe it needed a reboot, play with the update service or something. three of the four failed updates are in the list for retry.

i dont know what was in that folder, but maybe you didnt need to remove it, just perhaps edit. the four updates were "pending" before the erease, perhaps record of those four only needed erasure. (at least keep the successful ones!)


Charlie.

UPdate,
Firstly, i dont think removing the ram stick worked (though after a reboot, 50+% of the time the DELL bios would give an error about the memory, it was much more rare in normal system use - hence why i left it in there), but what did was doing each category independantly.
Second. now that i am getting the updates completed, if i look in the "view update history", i am getting duplicates, one failed, one success. I have the feeling it has something to do with this fix of yours. It has no negative effect on the download list.


An unusual side note: i was using my computer with the update service (and many other unnecessary services) turned off. while i was trying to find what services made it work i spotted something strange, down the bottom, I saw "Get updates for other (null) products" it actually had me mystified as to what type of product. now i see "microsoft" does this mean that MS may be considering a name change or that they will accept non-MS product updates in Windows Update?
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02 Mar 2013   #136
Pack88

Windows 64 bit 7
 
 
Shawn Job well Done

Hey Shawn that little program you wrote is awesome. A friend sent me the 130 odd lines of code necessary to fix the issue but your little program was soo easy! Thanks a million
Pack88
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02 Mar 2013   #137
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Pack88, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help.
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10 Mar 2013   #138
rbstoltz

windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Windows 7 "Review your update history" page empty

About 3 days ago all the hidden updates magically appeared when performing a Windows Update and I promptly hide them again. Today when running a Windows Update it finished without any updates (not the issue), but when moving to the page "View update history" it is now showing no updates. Accessing the "Installed Updates" on the "Windows Update" page will result in showing all updates installed by category.

Now I have read all the posts on the discussion "Windows Update - View Update History Details" and was wondering if these "options" still apply and are these the correct fix to show the update hsitory through the "View update history link"? Thank you, your time and help are greatly appreciated!
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10 Mar 2013   #139
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bob,

Using OPTION ONE or OPTION THREE in the tutorial would clear the "View update history".

If your history has been cleared, then the only way to restore it would be to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before it was cleared.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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