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Windows 7: Windows Update repeated fails

08 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows Update repeated fails

For about two months now Windows Update has been continually trying to install updates and failing. Here are the details on the latest update that failed:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2732487)

Installation date: ‎10/‎4/‎2012 7:34 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
"0x0000000a" Stop error code when you resume a Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation

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08 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Try looking through here and see if something might fit your needs.

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
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08 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I tried the Windows Update one, but it did not resolve my issue. After the updates install, the computer restarts, and then says "Configuring Windows updates" and then "Failure configuring updates--reverting changes..."

Edit: found this thread: "Failure configuring updates" message - advice please! and am going to try its advice.

Edit 2: Following the advice from the thread above, I was able to install them by manually choosing to download and install them one-by-one. Hopefully this solved the problem permanently.
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