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Windows 7: Updates failed. What debug steps recommended?

28 Sep 2011   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Updates failed. What debug steps recommended?

interesting... I've never seen this. My Ultimate x64 rig was fairly well up to date but I wanted to grab what I could for Office 2003 since I had had some trouble with Excel.
So I plucked off some of the recent win7 security updates and the office 2003 updates and let it start downloading. afterward needed a Restart. on Restart the "configuring updates" hung at the first stage and never moved for more than 2 hours [this is a fairly potent desktop] so I had no choice that I know of but to kill.

on restart to safe mode + networking, it took awhile but reverted the failures.

My inclination is to take one update at a time, as I have time, and see if there is one in the pile that just will not fly.
What is the expert recommendation in such a case?

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28 Sep 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Not only take them one at a time but look at the size of each file.
Download smaller ones first then download the bigger files at a time.
Has worked for me in the past so I hope it will help you...
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