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Windows 7: Windows Updates Stuck in Windows 7

08 Jul 2014   #11
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hello - thank you for this idea. I am hesitant to move with this idea since I do not have the original install disk from the user - but otherwise, I am concerned that the repair will wreck the system. For me, System Repairs have only worked about half the time. And since the user is away, if I do that I will be unable to complete the repair until after the user returns in a few weeks.

The good news is that I still have a few weeks to repair this problem. Assuming there is another option for doing so without attempting a repair or bare-metal reinstallation.

Thanks for your efforts on my behalf. Is there another way?


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08 Jul 2014   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You can download the retail disk for the OS (which is what you'd need anyhow) from the links in the article I linked to.

The installed Key is an OEM_SLP one - so you'd have to check that the COA sticker is readable for the COA Key that you will need for the repair install. (The OEM_SLP Key can only be used together with the manufacturer's Recovery media)

I really do think that a repair install is your best option - it's considerably more likely to work properly than similar processes on XP machines, and very rarely fails catastrophically. As always, backups are essential, though!
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10 Jul 2014   #13
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hello,

I am fully backing up the system now. I would like to try this out. I noticed that I will need to re-enter the Product Key following the repair and that's fine since I have the original product key handy.

There are so many downloads available, however, that I am unsure which iso to get. Can you offer some advice on this?

I am searching this page:
http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technol...download-links

Many thanks!
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10 Jul 2014   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You need the 'Windows 7 Pro SP1 U media refresh' - in whatever language you are currently using
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11 Jul 2014   #15
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Okay,
I am downloading X17-59183.iso now. Will keep you up to date - and thanks!
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14 Jul 2014   #16
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I now have the iso you indicated and I have burned it to disk. I am looking at the instructions for the repair. It indicates that I can execute step 4, 5, or 6 depending upon my scenario. The computer I have right now does not have SP1 - I did not notice a scenario that takes that into account. What are your thoughts?

Thanks!
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14 Jul 2014   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You can use an SP1 disk in exactly the same way as the RTM disk would be used - it simply means that you don't have to install SP1 afterwards
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14 Jul 2014   #18
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Greetings. I attempted the upgrade as you suggested, but as it turns out, I received the following message before the upgrade could begin:

Compatibility Report (saved to desktop)

To upgrade, you need to be running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed. Close the installation, open Windows Update, and then check updates for Service Pack 1.

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Let me know what you think. (Again, my trouble is that I am unable to load any Windows Updates at all currently).

Thank you kindly.
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15 Jul 2014   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Duh? I've never had that message when I've done it. It must be because of the registry problems.
All I can think is to try the repair using the RTM disk instead. - https://drcdn.blob.core.windows.net/.../X15-65804.iso
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15 Jul 2014   #20
ablenzo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much. I am downloading it now and will try it shortly.
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