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Windows 7: Failure configuring windows updates

06 Oct 2010   #1
Manan95

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Failure configuring windows updates

Hi,
So i just upgraded windows vista to Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit so i had lots of updates i needed to install

So i clicked on install, it downloaded and then installed them asking for a restart, i did it, it installed updates then shut down then rebooted, on the reboot it said Configuring Windows updates and went up to 15% and then Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes and then it shuts down, boots back up says Configuring your Computer, and then its just normal and when i login the updates are not installed and it tells me that i have the same number of updates available

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I have tried resetting Windows Updates but it didn't work, please help
Thanks


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06 Oct 2010   #2
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Please run this one MS Fix MS Fix it 50202 in Aggressive mode.If it don't help too,please click on any error,read details and post here
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06 Oct 2010   #3
Manan95

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Please run this one MS Fix MS Fix it 50202 in Aggressive mode.If it don't help too,please click on any error,read details and post here

Well that didn't work, Details:



Basically ^ that's the same details for every update besides the update number and description obviously


Also details from Event Viewer:
This is what it says for the details of the errors:
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80071a90: Update for Windows 7 (KB980846).

Again, the update number changes with each error detail but besides that everything the same
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06 Oct 2010   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Try selecting just a few updates at a time. If you know which update caused the error de-select it and get as many installed as you can. Them address the ones that won't load.
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06 Oct 2010   #5
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Here is official MS article about this error Windows Update error 80071A90

main advice in this article -try install updates on clean boot -details in the link.Additional advice -don't install all updates at once,split them into groups,let each group consist with 5 updates..'


EDIT

I forgot about one important thing.In safe mode/safe mode with networking WU never work -in this article is error.Please install updates on clean boot -in safe mode it always fail
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
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06 Oct 2010   #6
madtownidiot

 

looks like you have the date and time set incorrectly. That will always cause updates to fail
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06 Oct 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Set your time and date properly as mentioned above.


This will reset the updates.
Windows Update - Reset

or try Post #3.
windows updates
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Manan95

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Here is official MS article about this error Windows Update error 80071A90

main advice in this article -try install updates on clean boot -details in the link.Additional advice -don't install all updates at once,split them into groups,let each group consist with 5 updates..'


EDIT

I forgot about one important thing.In safe mode/safe mode with networking WU never work -in this article is error.Please install updates on clean boot -in safe mode it always fail
How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
Yep it worked when i did a clean reboot and i did about 5/6 updates at a time, Thank You! and also Thanks to everyone else that posted solutions!
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29 Apr 2011   #9
WasatchRebel

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What do you mean by "clean reboot"?
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02 May 2011   #10
ewsponberg

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
This worked for me.

From post #5:

Quote:
Here is official MS article about this error Windows Update error 80071A90

main advice in this article -try install updates on clean boot -details in the link.Additional advice -don't install all updates at once,split them into groups,let each group consist with 5 updates..'


EDIT

I forgot about one important thing.In safe mode/safe mode with networking WU never work -in this article is error.Please install updates on clean boot -in safe mode it always fail
How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
This worked for me, going to the first link. It gives you three options for correcting the problem, and the last one worked: "Start Windows Update with a clean restart of Windows." I have an HP Pavilion Laptop running Windows 7 Professional on a 64 bit machine.

Eric
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