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Windows 7: Windows Update - won't install SP1 and other updates- error 0x80071a90

13 Apr 2014   #11
NoelDP

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

Have a look at the instructions for a repair install here - they'll help avoid most of the pitfalls...
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html?ltr=R
Yes, it's probably the quickest solution - and possibly the surest.
It does have risks, so backups are essential


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15 Apr 2014   #12
Faalks1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Hello Noel
I'm just reporting back that I actually did a clean install instead. Thanks to some easy guides on this forum, I not only was able to do it easily but also I leaned many things with this and other BSOD problems I had.
I got an .iso file with SP1 version. Everything now is smooth and perfect
Thanks again for spending your time helping me out.
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15 Apr 2014   #13
NoelDP

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

Possibly an even better solution
Good luck with it!
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