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Windows 7: Windows Update errors


12 Aug 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
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 Windows 7 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.
:-(
Yes it was that one and two others linked to by clicking "Get help with this error." I did get them download thanks to Derek's links and Googling them. I did not install KB2529073, it is the one that killed my USB.

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12 Aug 2012   #22

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'll check to see if the USB stuff works - if I get these to install. (I'll try those links.)

Fortunately, I can RDC/RDP into this box if the keyboard/mouse go belly up.
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12 Aug 2012   #23
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Rdc/rdp?
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12 Aug 2012   #24

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Remote Desktop Connection - which is what Microsoft calls it
Remote Desktop Protocol - which is what other operating systems call it
I've gotten in the habit of calling out both since I'm on forums for other OSes too.

....and for the box in question, I can also VNC to it :-)
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12 Aug 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh, Team Viewer, Logmein? GIYF
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13 Aug 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I did not install KB2529073, it is the one that killed my USB.
And oddly enough, that one is supposed to fix USB issues!!

Then again that tells you how it could possibly bork USB.
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18 Aug 2012   #27

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well I tried that stopping update service > deleting folders in C:Windows/SoftwareDistribution and then restarting updates in services but it is now showing no updates in updates history.

So I am just wondering if they have just been hidden or deleted - if so why are they not being downloaded?
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18 Aug 2012   #28
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

One of those Windows gremlins, no rhyme nor reason for it.
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18 Aug 2012   #29

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well I tried that stopping update service > deleting folders in C:Windows/SoftwareDistribution and then restarting updates in services but it is now showing no updates in updates history.

So I am just wondering if they have just been hidden or deleted - if so why are they not being downloaded?
The Jistory list has been deleted - but the updates themselves are still installed.
Check the Installed Updates listing.
The histroy list will start populating itself anew.
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18 Aug 2012   #30

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Brilliant !! just checked Installed updates and there they are so it is a fix then woo hoo!!
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