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Windows 7: That first Windows Update didn't go well

14 Oct 2009   #1
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
That first Windows Update didn't go well

Windows 7 RC (build 7100): Received notification today (a day after the large patch Tuesday) about the availability of approximately four critical Win7 updates.

Upon downloading the updates and at the reboot request prompt, I chose "Wait 4 hours" for the next notification, and after using the system for a couple of hours decided to reboot for the updates to be applied.

After the reboot and past the BIOS, the screen, "Configuring Windows, please do not turn off your PC," appeared. Hard drive activity confirmed something was going on, but then the hard drive activity stopped. I waited 20 minutes but still nothing. No choice but to power off/power on.

This same cycle repeated itself at the next reboot, so again after waiting for what I thought was a reasonable time for it to complete (sans hard drive activity) I then hard booted into Safe Mode w/Networking. Windows at that time reported that the update failed and rolled back all partial changes. I tried to launch Windows Update here but that applet refused to appear.

After soft-rebooting I was able to get back to the normal desktop and now I am being prompted to update Windows as if nothing ever happened. Hmmm.. Anyone else experience anything similar?


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14 Oct 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm on the RTM release of Win 7 64-bit Ultimate and the update went perfectly.
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14 Oct 2009   #3
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Updated 3 pc's with no problems. Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM on a Sony VAIO notebook and Dell E520 desktop, and Win 7 Ultimate x86 RTM on another VAIO notebook. I'm liking Win 7 (and my TechNet subscription) a whole bunch.
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15 Oct 2009   #4
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just saw this MS download that indicates a fix to possible Windows Update problems - the patch includes Windows 7 so I am going to give it a go to see if it cleans up my issue with WU. From the download page:


Brief Description

On a computer that has a Windows Installer based product installed, you may receive an error while installing an update for the product and the installation of the update may fail.

Download details: Patch Registration Cleanup Tool
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16 Oct 2009   #5
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I had no problems also updating my W7 x64 Pro RTM/Retail with the last batch of patches that came out this last Tuesday...since the official release of W7 is only 6 days away now imho if you like the RC get the retail release on the 10/22 because if you have any more problems like this I have no idea what amount of support if any will be available for the RC once the retail version of W7 is released
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16 Oct 2009   #6
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SleeStak View Post
since the official release of W7 is only 6 days away now imho if you like the RC get the retail release on the 10/22 because if you have any more problems like this I have no idea what amount of support if any will be available for the RC once the retail version of W7 is released

Thanks. I do have two pre-orders for the retail version awaiting release on 10/22. When they are officially available for download I plan on formatting and installing the retail 64bit version.

Coincidentally I had to restore from a week-old image last night (enough cannot be said about imaging often) and the first task after the restore completed I did was to run Windows Update to grab and install those patches again. This time they all installed without a hitch.

Right after all patches were applied and the mandatory reboot I imaged again to back up that work.
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18 Oct 2009   #7
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Updates installed on all 3 of my home computers without issue..
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19 Oct 2009   #8
Lomaaaz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
 
 

Check if there is any hardware updates might be causing this
and how many updates r u installing.
Are they too much ?
if try not to install al the hardware updates at the same time give it a try n let us know
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19 Oct 2009   #9
Lomaaaz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
 
 

Ooops
looks like resolved i should go to sleep
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