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Windows 7: Virtually every update fails installing.

03 Nov 2012   #1
Zulukas

7 home premium 64
 
 
Virtually every update fails installing.

Hey everyone,

I reinstalled Windows 7 on my computer a week ago when I bought an SSD, and then 8 came out, and I got it for super cheap so I decided to try it out. Well, I'm back to 7. ANYWAY, my issue is that virtually all of my updates are failing. I saw this problem before I "upgraded" to 8, and now I'm seeing it again. My computer stays on the "updating" screen for a while, and then says the updates fails, and reverts to the last known function version of Windows. So my computer is useable, but I would like to have my updates so I don't have to wait 5 minutes for Windows to scratch its butt and get on with life.

My error code is 800705B4.

I wanted to show a picture of exactly what I'm seeing in my update history, but don't really want to take the time to sign up for a picture hosting website. If you absolutely need it, I will. Basically, I have an update history with a long list of:
"Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB#######) FAILED, Recommended\Important, Date


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03 Nov 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Zulukas and welcome try this

Windows Update error 800705b4
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03 Nov 2012   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zulukas View Post
I wanted to show a picture of exactly what I'm seeing in my update history, but don't really want to take the time to sign up for a picture hosting website. If you absolutely need it, I will. Basically, I have an update history with a long list of:
"Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB#######) FAILED, Recommended\Important, Date
You don't need to use another site to include screen prints in SF.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Nov 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zulukas View Post
I wanted to show a picture of exactly what I'm seeing in my update history, but don't really want to take the time to sign up for a picture hosting website. If you absolutely need it, I will. Basically, I have an update history with a long list of:
"Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB#######) FAILED, Recommended\Important, Date
You don't need to use another site to include screen prints in SF.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Absolutely Dave - missed that fact
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03 Nov 2012   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zulukas View Post
Hey everyone,

I reinstalled Windows 7 on my computer a week ago when I bought an SSD, and then 8 came out, and I got it for super cheap so I decided to try it out. Well, I'm back to 7. ANYWAY, my issue is that virtually all of my updates are failing. I saw this problem before I "upgraded" to 8, and now I'm seeing it again. My computer stays on the "updating" screen for a while, and then says the updates fails, and reverts to the last known function version of Windows. So my computer is useable, but I would like to have my updates so I don't have to wait 5 minutes for Windows to scratch its butt and get on with life.

My error code is 800705B4.

I wanted to show a picture of exactly what I'm seeing in my update history, but don't really want to take the time to sign up for a picture hosting website. If you absolutely need it, I will. Basically, I have an update history with a long list of:
"Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB#######) FAILED, Recommended\Important, Date

Zulukas,
I have found that downloading all the smaller updates first. The larger updates I downloaded one at a time. Doing it this way I have never had a problem when it comes to downloading updates. I do not have updates on automatic just "Notify me when there are updates"
Hope this helps you.
Dennis
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I also use "Notify me when there are updates" and review the available updates before installing.

I install an update for version changes or major system changes "one at a time" such as:
  • A new Security Essentials version
  • A new Internet Explorer version
  • A Service Pack update
  • A new Net Framework version
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