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Windows 7: Windows 7 Updates: Unable to Download code: 80246008

07 Mar 2013   #61
ZeroPressence

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I downloaded and installed one of the updates, looks like it installed fine. How do you check if any of the updates are hidden? Lol


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07 Mar 2013   #62
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Great - so far so good

Open Windows Update
In the left pane there should be a 'Restore hidden updates' link - click on it, and it'll tell you if any are hidden or not.

Back in the Optional updates list, I'd advise hiding all the Language updates, any Bing stuff, and possibly the NVidia updates (you may want to consider getting the update from the manufacturer's website, as it may well be more recent than the offering on WU)

Install any of the OS updates that look as if they may be useful.

Then check the update history - do the entries there reflect what you've now installed?
Then check the Installed Updates listing - does that look OK?

If you want an independent check to make sure that all security updates are installed, install Belarc Advisor (www.belarc.com) and see what it has to say. (I love that program!)
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07 Mar 2013   #63
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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10 Mar 2013   #64
ZeroPressence

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry for the late post, been busy for the past couple of days. I had no hidden updates, so I'll go ahead and check off the language packs and put them into that category. I'll go ahead and install Belarc now and let you know what happens
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11 Mar 2013   #65
ZeroPressence

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

All security updates have been installed, however... apparently my benchmark score is 1.25 out of 10... including in the scan it scanned IE 8, which I don't use at all, as I use Firefox. But still, why so low of a score?
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11 Mar 2013   #66
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Belarc is weighted to use on Domain Networks, rather than home networks,
The score that you see reflects that bias.
I also only get a score of 1.25 - if you click on the link beside the score, you get the details of the assessment.
As far as I can make out, that score is perfectly normal for a 'default' Peer-networked computer.
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14 Mar 2013   #67
ZeroPressence

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ah okay, that's good to know then. OK, looks like everything is working now. Thanks so much for all that you did, I really appreciate you taking the time out to help me. Just another question. Are you familiar with Win 7 Manager? Do you know of a program like that, that's free?
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14 Mar 2013   #68
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I tend to stay as far away from such programs as I can get.
Most of the time, all such things are is an interface into already-existing tools in Windows. The more you learn about actually using and managing Windows, the less you need such tools.

AVOID anything that claims to be a registry cleaner/optimiser/defragger - it WILL cause more problems than it can ever solve.

If you want to extend the capabilities of the Windows tools, then the Sysinternals suite of tools does some serious work - Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources.
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16 Mar 2013   #69
ZeroPressence

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Oh... woops, then. I've always been using programs like Win 7 Manager, CC Cleaner, Disc Defragger, etc. I'll go ahead and check that link out. Thanks again for all your help
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