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Windows 7: Code 666 Update error fixer (is it safe?)

05 Apr 2014   #1
seanysean

Windows 4 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Code 666 Update error fixer (is it safe?)

Hi,

I've been having problems installing an essential update on my system. I keep getting the 'Code 666 Unknown Error' message. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I did a Google search and found a Wikipedia page recommending the download and use of a 'code 666 error fixer'.

How To Fix Windows Update Error Code 666 Errors - Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7, 8

Has anyone used this tool? Is it safe?

Thanks.

SJ.


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06 Apr 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums seanysean. I would hold off until one of our updates experts has a chance to try and help you. I won't say that tool is unsafe, but I personally won't trust any of these "fixer" tools. Opera content blocker even blocks their website.

A Guy
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06 Apr 2014   #3
NoelDP

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

That 'fixing tool' is nothing more than a bad registry cleaner! DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH THE PROVERBIAL 10FT BARGE-POLE!


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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06 Apr 2014   #4
seanysean

Windows 4 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for the advice.

I guess that leaves me with the issue of solving the original problem. I've already tried the Windows Update trouble shooter but it didn't help.

Can anyone help or suggest anything?

Thanks again.

SJ.
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06 Apr 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No you have another choice seanysean.
You could do as requested in post #3 and post the logs so Noel could take a look at them.
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06 Apr 2014   #6
seanysean

Windows 4 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

OK, so I've done that. The update still fails and, as before, no specific error codes are given. I'm attaching the info you requested.

Thanks again.

SJ.
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06 Apr 2014   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

There are no obvious errors in either SFC.CBS, or CheckSUR logs.
PLease post the C:\windows\Windowsupdate.log file - hopefully there will be something there to give us a clue.
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06 Apr 2014   #8
seanysean

Windows 4 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again for your help. Here's the update.log file you requested;
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06 Apr 2014   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I was sure I'd replied to this earlier!
I suggest that you install the Skype update using the full installer - WU appears to be attempting to update using an older version.
Download Skype for Windows, enjoy video calls with Facebook friends
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06 Apr 2014   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
I was sure I'd replied to this earlier!
I suggest that you install the Skype update using the full installer - WU appears to be attempting to update using an older version.
Download Skype for Windows, enjoy video calls with Facebook friends
They all starting to look alike Noel?

What could suddenly cause these 3 similar programs from loading?

A Guy
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