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Windows 7: Windows Update problem

01 Jul 2011   #1
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 
Windows Update problem

I just re-installed Win7-64. Windows Update started working in the background and there were 70 or 80-some updates. After a few, it had an error message that said the updates failed. When I rebooted, and before it shutdown, Windows said it was installing 62 updates. When the computer rebooted, WinUpdate starts to d/l and install those 80 updates again. Again, the error message appears that says the updates failed. I tried this a few times and it ends up in a loop where the updates never seem to be installed. Is there a fix for this endless loop?


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01 Jul 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Set update to notify and not install. Then you install a few at a time.
Windows Update Settings - Change
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01 Jul 2011   #3
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Set update to notify and not install. Then you install a few at a time.
Windows Update Settings - Change
+1 good advice
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02 Jul 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

donnyb
For troubleshooting I suggest -

*You should check in Event Viewer
Start - Event Viewer - Windows Logs - System & Application.
Check for any red error messages to do with this problem.

*What is listed { as regards your problem} in Windows Update - View Update History?

*Clean out App data / local / temp.
Start - Run - type in %temp% - ok - organize - select all - organize - delete { note you may be asked to skip some - that is ok}

As Rich said above -
Re your update settings -
* Change them to notify you but let you choose when to download them.
* Do a few at a time only rather than "oodles" at once.

* Always make sure you have a current system restore point prior to downloading anything.

* Sometimes in order to get updates to install properly, you may need to do them manually.
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02 Jul 2011   #5
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
donnyb
For troubleshooting I suggest -



*What is listed { as regards your problem} in Windows Update - View Update History?
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As Jan said just pay attention to WU errors only. Don't freak out if you see other errors in event viewer. Back in the day I used to worry about every error in event viewer but unless you are actually having problems most can usually be ignored.
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