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Windows 7: Cannot install some updates

10 May 2012   #1
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Cannot install some updates

Today saw the release of many Windows updates... some I could install, others I cannot.

I cannot get MSE, Visual Studio 2010 sp1, or Internet Explorer 9 to install... the other updates installed fine.

Steps I have tried:
MS Fixit 50356
MS Fixit 50123
MS Fixit xxxxx (I tried about 7 of them and didn't write down all the numbers)
MS Fixit.WU.MATSKB
One Care Cleanup (never installed, but I took a shot anyway)
Reset Reregister Windows Update bat
manually uninstalled MSE registry entries
ran System Update Readiness Tool
cleared temp update folders ("datastore" and "download")
sfc /scannow
repaired MS .NET Framework 4 Client
extracted msiexec.exe from installation disc and replaced current version

I ran a Repair Install less than a month ago.

I can give more details if necessary... I am trying to keep this post relatively short. Let me just say I have been having off-and-on issues with MS installer for more than a year now... it does things like corrupt programs by moving their installation files to random drives (usually MSE or Silverlight for some reason).

I am out of ideas. Any suggestions?


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10 May 2012   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

This sounds more like a malware problem than anything else - what steps have you taken in that direction?
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10 May 2012   #3
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
This sounds more like a malware problem than anything else - what steps have you taken in that direction?
Ran malwarebytes and superantispyware... both clean.
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10 May 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | type SLUI | ENTER
WIN = key with microsoft flag on top.

do you see:
Name:  slui if activated.PNG
Views: 8
Size:  43.8 KB

indicating that activation was successful?


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10 May 2012   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
WIN | type SLUI | ENTER
WIN = key with microsoft flag on top.



indicating that activation was successful?
...and I though I was bad about demanding MGADiag everywhere

OT warning
the SLUI test is really pretty useless - it gives no true indication of the genuineness of the installation. Simply passing that test tells us nothing, except that the system is activated - it does not actually perform an activation, and it does not retest the software.
this is why I so much prefer MGADiag - the information is considerably more detailed, and tests are done on the system that actually mean something.

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10 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

basically,
I agree, however, slui is a an easy, straightforward method of at least finding out if the product is activated.

Baby steps , my lad, baby steps.

If you know anything about office validation, take a look at: More help requested [3]
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10 May 2012   #7
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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Views: 10
Size:  33.7 KB


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11 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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11 May 2012   #9
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the pointers karlsnooks, but I already tried those steps... and pretty much everything else I could find online.

I just have to face the facts -- it is time for a clean install. I'll gather up all my discs, order an extra large sausage and pepperoni pizza, and settle in for a weekend of shuffling discs and ticking boxes.
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11 May 2012   #10
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hello stevie
Before doing a clean install, did you try to download & run the WDO

What is Windows Defender Offline?
Good luck
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