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Windows 7: Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

29 Aug 2016   #11
glasskuter

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
This works for me every time.

Like everyone else I've fought the windows update problem for years. I wanted to share what works for me after doing a clean install. It might seem a little convoluted but it has so far worked every time. There are a number of restarts involved but once finished Windows 7 will check for and find updates in a matter of 5 minutes. I have them saved to a usb stick which I use 4 or 5 times a week. NOTE- when you manually download these updates make sure you select the proper architecture)
Immediately after doing a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 I manually apply the following updates in this order:
disconnect internet (or stop windows update process. However if you do it this way you have to stop windows update after every restart)
1. install windows update agent https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
2. install windows update client- KB 3138612 (replaces KB3102810) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
3. Install IE11 pre-requisites (These would probably automatically install when you install IE11 but I just manually do it)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2847882
4. install IE11 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...line-installer
5. install IEll cumulative update KB3139929 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139929
B. Then add following sites to internet options-security-trusted sites.(uncheck require server verification) Add the same sites to internet options-privacy-allowed sites.
http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
http://*.windowsupdate.com
http://update.microsoft.com
6. install KB3145739 Access Denied
7. install KB3153199 Access Denied
8. install KB3161664 Access Denied
9. install servicing stack KB3020369 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
10- install KB3172605 (includes Kb3161608 and KB3161647) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
11. update convenience rollup kb3125574 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
Restart update service if it is stopped. Connect internet and check for updates.

You can also slip stream these updates into your Windows7-SP1 iso. Since the rollup update I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet.

EDIT 10/18/16-Since I originally wrote this post CBroussard corrected me and advised that only the updates marked in purple have to be manually applied although I have not tried his method. But it may save someone a lot of time. I do know that the steps I took have always worked but shorter is always better if it works. Thank you CBroussard. For some reason the links to several of the updates show "access denied" but the links do work.


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18 Oct 2016   #12
CBroussard

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks glasskuter,

A little long and entailed, BUT it does work!

Charles
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18 Oct 2016   #13
glasskuter

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Your welcome. I tried doing it the way others said in their responses to this thread. Sometimes I would get it to work using their method and sometimes not. Then I'd spend more time trying to get it to work than had I just gone ahead and done it this way from the start. I know this method seems overkill but it has never failed me. It may could be shortened by leaving off IE11 and its updates but if it ain't broke....Glad it worked for you.
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18 Oct 2016   #14
CBroussard

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Just wanted you to know it WAS appreciated.

I just can't figure out why a new install used to work flawlessly and now it won't???
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18 Oct 2016   #15
glasskuter

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I'm with you on that. I can honestly say I have spent more time getting windows update to work than I have working on anything else. That's the beauty of Windows 10 in that updates are not as much problem as Windows 7. However I did have one Windows 10 machine that gave me fits. Ended up calling Microsoft who ran a batch file to fix it. They don't know it but I saved that batch file for future use. I'm glad my method worked for you. Sometimes the long way is the best way. Since I posted that post I have slipstreamed all those updates into my Windows 7 disk but I haven't had a chance to use it yet to see if it works. I appreciate your thanks. I don't know what I would have done without the helpful stuff people take their time to post here. Good old Brink, especially. I'm glad I was able to help someone.
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18 Oct 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
There is really only 3 updates that need to be manually installed on a clean install
KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605
windows update
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20 Oct 2016   #17
Armada9

Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit versions
 
 

Hi, I'm in progress of applying this fix now; Do you install the optional updates at the bottom of the page for step 3?

Thanks!
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20 Oct 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums Armada9
Not sure which page 3 you're referring too ?
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20 Oct 2016   #19
Armada9

Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit versions
 
 

Thanks for the day-of response!

Step three directs you to this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2847882

There's 6 that are considered required pre-requisite updates to install on the machine. Then beneath those, under a new header saying "Optional updates for Internet Explorer 11" are three more that are considered optional.

Thanks in advance!
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20 Oct 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It's a lot easier to install these instead of all of the others that have been posted
KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605
windows update
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