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Windows 7: Windows update fails to install updates (Error 66A, 8007006E)

08 Jun 2012   #11
marsmimar

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Just another suggestion that's worked for me in the past. If you're letting Windows Updates "Install updates automatically (recommended)", I'd change that to "Never check for updates (not recommended)". Then manually check for updates. Updates are usually classified as Critical/Important, Recommended, and Optional. Start with the critical/important. If you've got 5 or less I'd install just one at a time, rebooting after each install. Keep track of each KB number so if there's a problem you'll know which update to uninstall.

If you've got more than 5 updates I'd install in groups of 3-5 at a time. Again, keep track of the KB number, reboot after each group, and if problems occur you'll know which group to uninstall. Then try installing one at a time. They'll either install OK or you'll know exactly which update is causing the problem. Ignore that update for the time being and continue installing the next group. It's a lot slower process but I've had good results on my machines doing it this way.


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08 Jun 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

top secret,

CONTROL PANEL | Windows Update | View Update History (in column on left-hand side)
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08 Jun 2012   #13
top secret

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

so, what i have done now is uninstalling Microsoft visual C++ stopping the windows updates service, deleted the temporary files of windows update, and restart again.
The security update for Microsoft visual C++ installed successfully, finally.
However, the office updates failed to install. Although i'm trying one by one!
I'll try to uninstall microsoft office and install it again.

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08 Jun 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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08 Jun 2012   #15
top secret

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

here is the image
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08 Jun 2012   #16
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I does look like it's an Office-specific problem. Are they all the same error?
If so, then the problem is likely to be easiest solved by uninstalling Office, running the cleanup tool, and then reinstalling - but I can't claim any expertise!
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08 Jun 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

top secret,

I agree with Noel that you need to uninstall and then fresh install your Office software.

You will need this link:
How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2010 suites
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27 Jun 2014   #18
theosprey

Windows 7 64 Home Premium..?
 
 
I Fixed My Issue with 8007006E

I have installed Office 2010 but there are still lingering 2007 files/programs on my system.

I tried to delete them but that wasn't possible because they were all in my Windows.old files.

However, when I uninstalled the Microsoft 2007 Compatibility program the unneeded updates magically were unnecessary according to the updater.

Problem solved...for me at least.
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28 Jun 2014   #19
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The Windows.old folder is present from having done an upgrade install - and is irrelevant to the current installation. once you have recovered any data that may be hidden inside it, you can safely delete the whole windows.old folder.
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