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Windows 7: Nothing will Update anymore

22 Dec 2010   #1
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Nothing will Update anymore

Recently everything stopped updating properly. The Windows Update when it tries to update will always stay at 0% and will never progress any further. It is also the same with the Micosoft Security Essentials that came with the computer it won't update anymore. Can anyone help me?


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22 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

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22 Dec 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Something seems to be wrong with your "Windows Update". Check in Services that it is set to "Automatic". Else you can run a SFC /SCANNOW in elevated cmd. Maybe it can fix it.

PS: just saw that Richard posted even better solutions - LOL
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22 Dec 2010   #4
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Something seems to be wrong with your "Windows Update". Check in Services that it is set to "Automatic". Else you can run a SFC /SCANNOW in elevated cmd. Maybe it can fix it.

How do I get to the Windows Update Services and what is SFC/SCANNOW in elevated cmd?
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22 Dec 2010   #5
richc46

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22 Dec 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you install new hardware? Did this happen after installing the hardware?

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22 Dec 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Something seems to be wrong with your "Windows Update". Check in Services that it is set to "Automatic". Else you can run a SFC /SCANNOW in elevated cmd. Maybe it can fix it.

How do I get to the Windows Update Services and what is SFC/SCANNOW in elevated cmd?
Type Services into Start/search and hit Enter. Then navigate to "Windows Update" > right click on it > click on Properties > and check whether it is set to "Automatic" or "Automatic (delayed start)".


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22 Dec 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Recently everything stopped updating properly. The Windows Update when it tries to update will always stay at 0% and will never progress any further. It is also the same with the Micosoft Security Essentials that came with the computer it won't update anymore. Can anyone help me?
Besides the other good advice here, make sure the time/date are correct on your machine. Windows update doesn't work properly unless they are correct.
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22 Dec 2010   #9
richc46

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I have given you the methods and tools suggested by MS. Give it a try.
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23 Dec 2010   #10
barmax

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like Danielzxzx, I am having the same problem. Virtually nothing will update. I went to Dell who said they didn’t have the expertise to fix the problem and referred me to their business partner – Gizmo – who guarantee “No Fix No Fee”. Gizmo spent about two hours and gave up and said re-install. I have tried manual updates and using System Update Readiness Tool (Windows6.1-KB947821-v8-x64.msu). Tried Microsoft Fix it 50202 and manual reset windows update components. No Luck. Any clues?
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