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Windows 7: How to delete or uninstall failed windows updates

20 Oct 2011   #1
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 
How to delete or uninstall failed windows updates

Good day to all, i just would like to ask how to delete or uninstall failed or unsuccesful updates of windows, it failed because of poor internet connection. thanx!


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20 Oct 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If they did not install, you cannot uninstall them. But if they turn up again in "available updates", you can "hide" them - just right click.
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20 Oct 2011   #3
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

thanks WHS, my problem is when I view update history on my win7 i see many failed updates entry is there a way to delete those failed updates entry?
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20 Oct 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this tutorial.

Windows Update - Reset
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20 Oct 2011   #5
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

thanx seavixen32, i will try to follow tutorial
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20 Oct 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Download the batch file and save it, then right-click the file, choose Run as Administrator and wait for the program to run.

When you next check Windows Updates all your update history will have been deleted and you'll be prompted to check for new updates.

It's just the update cache that gets cleared out. If you check for Installed Updates in your Control Panel, you'll find all previous updates are listed there.
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20 Oct 2011   #7
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

thanx, seavixen32 problem solved
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20 Oct 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. Thanks for the update.
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14 Aug 2012   #9
jmivory

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to uninstall failed Office 2007 update

My problem is that since the Office 2007 update was download, I have upgraded Office to 2010, so of course the last two Office 2007 updates fail when I close down Windows 7.

Can I uninstall these failing updates or at least stop them from trying to install at every shutdown?

Thanks,

jmivory
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