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Windows 7: Ive been trying to update for what seems like the past month.

26 Jan 2013   #1
niotic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Ive been trying to update for what seems like the past month.

Ive been trying to update my computer but windows 7 is such a POS that every time windows tries to install updates, the computer shuts off or gets stuck updated for HOURS. I once left it on over night and NOTHING happened. Im using Windows 7 64 bit. This is really starting to get me aggravated and Windows customer support wants $99.00 from me to fix THEIR OS. Please help asap, anything will be appreciated.


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26 Jan 2013   #2
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Click start, in the search box, type the path below,

\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Delete everything in the Download folder, reboot pc, then try again.
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26 Jan 2013   #3
niotic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

did what you said and also ran microsoft's fixit.exe . Everything ran fine and restarted computer, now im getting a PMB.exe error that says gdi.dll or something doesnt exist anymore. When i try and install updates it downloads and installs 1 but the 2nd wont download...getting error code 66A
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26 Jan 2013   #4
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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26 Jan 2013   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
DO NOT follow ill-advised instructions to delte stuff without good reason!
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26 Jan 2013   #6
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
DO NOT follow ill-advised instructions to delte stuff without good reason!


I was directing him to delete his updates Download cache folder, its failing to install, not Download, hence why I'm thinking possible corrupted download.

This was not ill advised.
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26 Jan 2013   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
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This was not ill advised.
If the cap fits...
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26 Jan 2013   #8
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
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This was not ill advised.
If the cap fits...

I'm not hear to argue. I'm here to help Noel.
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27 Jan 2013   #9
niotic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

all is good guys, i fixed the problem with windows fixit.exe
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27 Jan 2013   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Glad to hear it - good luck.
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