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Windows 7: Current update will not install


11 May 2011   #1

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 
Current update will not install

I keep getting the yellow "!" badge on my shutdown prompt. When I do this it says it is installing 1/2 updates. The system reboots. Then it sits saying it is at 0% configuring the updates for 20 freak'n minutes only to dump me back into windows with the same yellow "!" badge for the same stupid update on my shutdown button.

Any ideas?

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11 May 2011   #2

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Hello geometric and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Updating your computer by using automatic updating, or by manually checking for updates, is the preferred way to get updates. Sometimes, however, computer, security software, or connection problems can prevent scanning or installation of updates. When this happens, here are a few things you can try:
  • If you have automatic updates turned on but some updates fail, try scanning for updates manually. This can sometimes fix the problem.
  • Be sure your computer is virus-free and malware-free. Run your antivirus and antispyware scanners before running Windows Update.
  • Close all your programs, and restart your computer. It is possible that another program might be preventing Windows Update from working.
  • Check your Internet connection. Be sure you can visit other websites before running Windows Update. Connection problems can trigger errors that can appear to be caused by other factors.
  • If you know the update you need, such as a service pack or security update, you can search the Microsoft website. Most updates also have a knowledge base article (KB) that explains the update, and most updates provide instructions on how to download and install manually.
If nothing works, you can go to the Microsoft Update Solution Center website to request support by e‑mail.
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You could also check this previous thread for other options:

Windows updates will not install
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11 May 2011   #3

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 

Thank you for the help I will give some of these a try!
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11 May 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geometric View Post
Thank you for the help I will give some of these a try!
You're very welcome. Please let us know how things work out so others can benefit from your experiences.
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11 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Geomertic- If you are referring to the KB2529073, KB2533552, and KB2534366 updates that were released yesterday they cater specifically to Win 7 SP1 bug fixes and they will not install if you do not already have SP1 on your computer.

~Maxx~

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11 May 2011   #6

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 

I went in and manually downloaded the update and it installed. Thank you for the help guys!
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11 May 2011   #7

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Thanks for posting back. Glad to hear the problem is fixed!
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11 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geometric View Post
I went in and manually downloaded the update and it installed. Thank you for the help guys!
Good to hear that you got the update!

~Maxx~

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