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Windows 7: Windows 7 updates again and again

15 Jul 2011   #1
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 updates again and again

Hi guys.
newby first post.

A case of windows updates being installed repeatedly day after day.
I have set updater to notify to slow things down, can you give me some help on this matter pls. The updates are 2416472, 2446708, 2478663.

Cheers

Montychristo


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15 Jul 2011   #2
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Monty, Welcome to the Windows 7 forums!

Do you have service pack one? If not have you tried directly downloading service pack one from Microsoft's webiste?

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
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15 Jul 2011   #3
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the welcome.

Yes have sp1 and all others, so up to date, the three listed have been installed 10 times with a couple of failures at the beginning?
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15 Jul 2011   #4
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

It looks daunting at first glance, and there's a lot to read. Have you followed steps in this article? If you don't understand some parts I'm sure either myself or someone else can point you in the right direction .

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates
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15 Jul 2011   #5
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi Dan.

Thanks for that link, done and dusted.
Updates have been selected and hidden.
All the more reason not to have auto update running :-))

Thanks for your support.
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15 Jul 2011   #6
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

No problem Monty .

So is that it, your updates have all successfully installed now?
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15 Jul 2011   #7
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes thanks I just counted up the list of successful installations of the listed updated.
6472/ 24 successful 46708 /23 and 78663 only /12 all good.
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15 Jul 2011   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I would never recommend hiding an update due to a looping install issue. The proper solution is to:

1) Turn off the Windows Update service.
2) Delete the contents of the Windows\Software Distribution folder (I actually delete the entire folder).
3) Turn the service back on.
4) Manually check updates.

And NEVER, EVER, turn Automatic Updates off. There is simply NO justifiable reason for it.
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15 Jul 2011   #9
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi MacGyvr

In my first post I mentioned changing auto to notify. that still stands.
Your number 2 on the list where and how do i do this pls?


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15 Jul 2011   #10
Montychristo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

A follow up on my previous statement.
I had a few nasty experiences with xp updates in the past, now I wait for a while before installing updates in case there are problems.

I think this practice will be followed on Window 7
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