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Windows 7: win 7 64 will not update

17 Aug 2012   #1

W7 64
 
 
win 7 64 will not update

it says "windows could not check for updates automatically (important)" and when i click on the action center icon, i get this 8007370B error code. when i google it, absolutely nothing helpful comes up. some microsoft help site suggested this tool below, but it does absolutely nothing. do i have to reinstall windows? i really don't want to do this. how bad would it be and/or how long could i go without updating windows before it becomes pretty unsafe from a security perspective? i have my own active anti-virus.

System Update Readiness Tool that fixes Windows Update problems is available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008


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17 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You could go awhile honestly if you know what to avoid and whats clean. Here try this though, original link:Windows could not check for updates automatically

This may have just fixed it, from the techguy forums:

Go into Windows Services, and stop the Windows Update Service (don't disable it, just stop it).

Control Panel (classic View) Admin Tools>computer management>Services.

Once it opens, scroll down to "Windows Update" double click it and hit the stop button in the window that opens, when it stops, click OK and then close the services window.

Now navigate to this location and delete the folder "SoftwareDistribution"

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

Restart the PC and see if WUP works now.
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17 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Try a system restore.
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17 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Also try resetting windows updates:
Windows Update - Reset
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17 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Give this Microsoft Fix It a try, it will only take a few minutes to try. Who knows, it might work!

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working
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17 Aug 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

tuffluck,

Help us to help you by:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
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Have you ever "activated" your Win 7?
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07 Nov 2012   #7

W7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Also try resetting windows updates:
Windows Update - Reset
i did this at the time of this posting, and it worked. but now it has stopped working.

i built my own computer and had faulty RAM/Mobo. I RMA'd those parts, and when the Mobo came back is when i posted this. well, since then the mobo has crashed once again, and i RMA'd it again. when it came back, my windows 7 again will not let me update and none of the listed suggestions have worked.

does anyone know what else to try?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
tuffluck,

Help us to help you by:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
=====================================
=====================================

Have you ever "activated" your Win 7?
updated. remember this is a home built computer too. i have activated windows 7, and it does have SP1.
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07 Nov 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Run these tools and delete anything they find.ESET online scanner:
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07 Nov 2012   #9

W7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Run these tools and delete anything they find.ESET online scanner:
for SFC /Scannow: "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

no threats found on TDSS.

no virus found on ESET.
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07 Nov 2012   #10

W7 64
 
 

i even tried just now to do a repair install and it will not work. it says i need to download the latest windows updates in order to do a repair install. how $*&#$@ dumb is that???

so does this mean i need to do a fresh reinstall? i've scoured the internet and everything i've tried has come up short.
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