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Windows 7: Windows update KB974431 fails to install

22 Oct 2009   #1
bohusk

windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Windows update KB974431 fails to install

Windows update KB974431 x86 always fails to install on my Windows 7 rtm build 7600 ultimate x86.

Any solution ?


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22 Oct 2009   #2
vand3537

 
 

I've read here and elsewhere that this is due to an invalid key, supposedly you need to remove your bad key, extend the trial period if necessary, and then you can install the update
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22 Oct 2009   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

It is because it didn't pass windows validation. You are correct.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
jychan28

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, it is correct.
Run Cmd.exe
run sfs /scannow <- that will get put the version back to non-Genuine Windows
run slmgr.vgs /rearm <- Get another 30 days

run the update, it will works.

Reboot, re-activate.
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26 Oct 2009   #5
bohusk

windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Thank you very much, there were typing errors in your post, I figured out that the correct advance would be :

cmd.exe
sfc /scannow
slmgr /rearm

reboot

install update, activate again.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
blajen

Windows 7 x64 Built 7600 winver 6.1
 
 
Working...

Hi,

Solving Windows 7 KB974431 Update problem - iPmart® forum

It was working fine for me also. Re activation was needed but working.
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28 Oct 2009   #7
stoicism22

window 7
 
 

Hi, I was trying to run "sfc.exe". but when I tried to run it on 'cmd.exe' with admin account,
'access denied' is displayed. and when I run 'slmgr /rearm', there's also error messages.

are there any solution for this?
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28 Oct 2009   #8
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to open an ELEVATED Run command.

Start->All programs-> Accessories-> right click on "command prompt" and choose "run as Administrator".

Then enter your commands.
Should work then.
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28 Oct 2009   #9
stoicism22

window 7
 
 

I've already done it like this..I'd run command prompt run as administrator. but the same error message occurs as shown above...

Are there any other solution?
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29 Oct 2009   #10
jychan28

Windows 7
 
 

Only couple things you may try.
1. cd \windows\system then run cmd.exe as administrator.
2. Check the ownership of these files. Make sure you have the right or the owner of these files.

If all fail,Google "Elevated Command Prompt". Some one has already created a short cut for cmd.exe. Maybe you have something you think you are doing but not. The property of this shortcut is already preset. If you still can't run sfc.exe then either you didn't follow the instruction exactly or something wrong with your system. Each person has his own preference to activate Windows, maybe yours are different.
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