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Windows 7: Can't install "new Windows Update software" -errors 80004005, 800700B7

26 Dec 2012   #21
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Ok, I bit the bullet and went ahead with the fresh install. Updates now work. Unfortunately, activation doesn't, an even worse, but separate problem. Thanks for the effort, Noel.


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27 Dec 2012   #22
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html


Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.
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27 Dec 2012   #23
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Hi Noel. I did see those instructions for activation problems. Since I thought this is a new problem, I started a new thread pertaining to it. But now I have a unifying theory - that this drive was cloned and has an already-in-use key attached to it. The COA on the machine is worn out, but my bet is that it differs from the one that was stored in the restore partition. That probably would explain all the anomalies I've been seeing with this machine.
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