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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

11 Mar 2013   #140

windows 7 Ultimate 64

Thanks for the info Shawn! I have not had much luck with System Restore -only about 10% of the time have they corrected the issues I have run into. So I'll just bite the bullet for now...

I keep a journal on modifications I perform on my system(s) to include when updates are installed and there is nothing in the notes that could lead to this problem.

I worked 34 years on computers before retiring and some issues just escape identification as to the cause!


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11 Mar 2013   #141

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I can understand that Bob.
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20 Jun 2013   #142

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
If none of this works... Try Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver

Your tutorial described my symptoms, but none of the batch files helped. What finally resolved my issue was an Intel Storage driver.

Background: After installing a new hard drive in a HP desktop and going through the recovery process using the supplied disks, I had a system that refused to run Windows Update. I got errors running SFC, the Update Readiness tool, and SP1 refused to install too.

I spent 3 days looking for rootkits (the hdd had been exposed to other systems) and trying to repair what is essentially a fresh install of Windows 7 HP.

I finally found a site that described the same issues on a HP DV7 laptop, with a link to a HP page with the fix; but the link was invalid. It took a while but I found the page with the resolution. HP describes it as resolving issues with HP laptops with WD drives, but my system is a desktop (all-in-one) with a Seagate drive, and the fix worked. I've now installed SP1 and Windows Update is working fine.

This link is currently valid:

Error Messages Appear During Windows Update, When Inserting Card or Using Live Mail | HP® Support

If that doesn't work, search for SP47845 or Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
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02 Aug 2013   #143

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Fantastic little batch file.... seemed to clean up 1GB worth of space too!
Does this work the same as the old vista method by clearing out left over files from the update store where windows update became corrupt?
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02 Aug 2013   #144

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ripbox,

Yep, that's correct. Part of what it does is clear the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder for that.
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24 Oct 2013   #145

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

To the one who post the fixes .... THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have finally solved this stupidity for problem ! Because I installed Windows in a partition of one of my 1TB HDDs in Intel system, the Windows update decided to stop functioning for no reason.... thanks again you guys.
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23 Nov 2013   #146

Windows 7 Pro x64

Thank you! I was recovering from some malware that removed windows update capability. I ran your batch file to restore the services and it worked like a charm! God bless you.
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02 Dec 2013   #147

Windows 7 x64 + Windows 8.1 x64

Just wanted to add something else -- I'll be honest I didn't read all 15 pages.. But I tried a ton of the fixes here and nothing worked.

This was on a Sony Vaio -- The services were all running fine,.. but the update just didn't work (and said the service wasn't running).

Turns out it was the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers!

So I went into device manager and rolled back the driver on my Hard Drive, and problem solved. So you never know, that certainly didn't seem related but it was the issue for me.

May be something just to try even if you don't remember any Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers...

Take care,
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02 Dec 2013   #148

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Logikos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Thank you for posting your findings.
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05 Dec 2013   #149

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Help needed please

My name is Alex and I am writing from Saint-Tropez/FRANCE.
Sorry for syntaxes mistakes I didn't go to school far enough..

Very interesting help here and thank you it is working for me (second try actually).
What I do not underestand is after every update it is doing it again.blank screen in the windows update window so I have to start again and again using your method...
I would like very much to understand why it is happening and how to manage in repairing it forever?


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