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Windows 7: Windows Update errors

10 Aug 2012   #11
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, I gotcha. You can't even boot into Safe Mode on the original drive?

Or if you can boot from a DVD use the w7 install disk and do a System Restore.


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10 Aug 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That's the odd crap, I can boot to safe mode but as soon as Windows starts, all USB goes dead as a door nail. Mouse and keyboard work fine in BIOS (UEFI).
I'll give the DVD a shot and see how it goes. Hadn't thought of it.

EDIT:
Thanks for the help. I did the system restore and got my USB devices back online. Still futzing with the update crappola though.

EDIT too: I got the stand-alone updates KB2532531 and KB982018 and installed successfully. I'm skipping the KB2529073 since it killed my USB on the motherboard.
I have found these update have failed back as far as JUN30 but I missed it.

WU says I'm up to date as of now.
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10 Aug 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I found a little something on your USB problem. I do not know if this will help but it doesn't take long to read. Some times it will give you ideas that might help.
Binary files in some USB drivers are not updated after you install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
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10 Aug 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you try those KB updates with Norton turned off?
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10 Aug 2012   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I found a little something on your USB problem. I do not know if this will help but it doesn't take long to read. Some times it will give you ideas that might help.
Binary files in some USB drivers are not updated after you install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you try those KB updates with Norton turned off?
That article refers to KB2529073 which is the one that killed the USB. I also tried the one Derek referred to and it said my system doesn't need it.

No, I didn't try with Norton off but a thought for future malficilties.
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11 Aug 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hiyya Gary I had a similar problem with a Vista machine this last week and I found out via another couple of forums this

1: Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service.

2: Then go to the folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete ALL of the files and folders.

3: Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate ALL of those folders again.

I did this and the updates came in a torrent as the machine had no SP1 either and I doubt if the machine has ever had updates running.

Whether this would work in 7 I don't know. But I couldn't be happier after three days of messing around this fix was magic!
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12 Aug 2012   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks John, I think I'll wait and see if someone can confirm this will work in w7. I'd hate to bork my OS since it's split with a data drive and OS on an SSD.
For now, at least, Windows is up to date.
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12 Aug 2012   #18
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

There's a vague chance of it working, as the effect is to rebuild the folder- it's rather more drastic surgery than I'd like to take the system through without exhausting other possibilities first.
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12 Aug 2012   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There's a vague chance of it working, as the effect is to rebuild the folder- it's rather more drastic surgery than I'd like to take the system through without exhausting other possibilities first.
Yeah I know what you mean Noel I might just try it on my tester machine at least if ti doesn't work no harm done.

Mind you it took three days of battling that Vista to find the solution but whe it ddi it did it in a few seconds.
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12 Aug 2012   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Attachment 225691I have run a FixIt and...
Depending on which "FixIt" tool you ran - you might have already rebuilt most of the SoftwareDistribution folder.

If it was the FixIt from here...
How do I reset Windows Update components?
...then take a look at the "Let me fix it myself" section.

I've never had a issue letting the OS rebuild the entire folder...
But - I have a W7 box that is failing to install the 3 updates that you mentioned at the start of this thread and rebuilding the entire folder did not help.
:-(
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