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Windows 7: Windows 7 updates stuck on 0%

25 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 updates stuck on 0%

I reformatted my HP laptop so it restored it to how it comes when first out of the box, because I was having issues with a few programs and it started to run slowly.

I now have 130 windows 7 updates. I can occasionally download some of them by doing them 1 at a time, other times they don't work. I tried downloading 10 because I had a run of some working but the installation phase is stuck at 0%.



How can I fix this? I can't sit here all month downloading 1 update at a time.

Thanks.

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25 Feb 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Many people would tell you that you should start over and do a clean install:
Clean Install Windows 7
It is just not worth it to fight the junk that HP installs.

If you do not have a Windows 7 DVD - visit here:
http://heidoc.net/joomla/technology-...download-links

If you don't want to do that - try this: Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working
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25 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Haven't got the windows disc, does that mean paying for the activation code if I download from there?
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25 Feb 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

No - you use the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker on the computer.
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25 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
No - you use the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker on the computer.
Sounds easy enough:

Download ISO file from that website.

Burn onto blank DVD and put into laptop.

Shut down laptop, turn it on and press F8 to boot from DVD.

Windows 7 installation opens and follow the instructions in guide.

Then finally when it's all set up, would I have to get all drivers from somewhere? E.g. for sound etc.

Also, it says something about max 2gb ram and I have 4gb?
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25 Feb 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

As long as you can read the CoA sticker, then you should be okay.

I'll ask about the how old a motherboard has to be - before that 2GB thing is an issue.

While you await a reply, you can download the DVD. :-)
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25 Feb 2013   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JakeyyB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
No - you use the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker on the computer.
Sounds easy enough:

Download ISO file from that website.

Burn onto blank DVD and put into laptop.

Shut down laptop, turn it on and press F8 to boot from DVD.

Windows 7 installation opens and follow the instructions in guide.

Then finally when it's all set up, would I have to get all drivers from somewhere? E.g. for sound etc.

Also, it says something about max 2gb ram and I have 4gb?
Yes - those are the basic steps.
You can get the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
If your laptop came with SP1 already installed, then it is new enough not to be an issue. If you installed SP1, then we are in a grey area. You might not feel comfortable take out RAM. Or worse yet, you might only have one 4GB stick installed (like I do). If that is the case, then it is your call if you want to try the clean install or fight the stuff that comes on HP computers.
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