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Windows 7: Many of my Windows Updates fail

31 Mar 2012   #1
willmclaughlin1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Many of my Windows Updates fail

As I stated in the title, nothing will update without failing, I can give you as much more information as you need, and I will attach a screenshot of my problem.


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31 Mar 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

1. Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)?

2.System Restore.
Have you a System Restore point created PRIOR to when your problems started?

3. Clear out your temporary downloads file and internet cache to remove any corruption from there.

Quote:
To delete temporary update files

Open Computer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

Double-click the local hard disk where Windows is installed, typically drive C.

Double-click the Windows folder, and then double-click the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Double-click the DataStore folder to open it, and then delete all files and folders in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the Back button. In the SoftwareDistribution folder, double-click the Download folder to open it, and then delete all files in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. Run a check disk on the computer just to make sure the hard drive is okay etc.
Disk Check

5. Run disk cleanup
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Reboot

6. SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

7.Malwarebytes
Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!



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04 Apr 2012   #3
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

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15 Mar 2013   #4
ksilver3

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have the same problem, and do run a registry cleaner- C Cleaner. You asked the question about these, but never clarified what problems they could cause. Could you elaborate on this?
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15 Mar 2013   #5
ksilver3

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Also, I am thinking of upgrading to windows 8 to see if that will fix the problem. Any thoughts on that?
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15 Mar 2013   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

First off - if you're having problems with an operating system, upgrading is only likely to make things worse rather than better

Secondly - please start a NEW thread of your own, and detail your own problems.

Thirdly ALL registry cleaners cause more problems than they solve.

Fourthly.... Windows Update Posting Instructions

Fifthly - you asked a question of a poster who is listed as banned, and so obviously cannot respond.
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