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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 update failed, causing Windows Update errors

07 Aug 2014   #1
labellep727

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 SP1 update failed, causing Windows Update errors

Hi,
Running IE 9 and tried to update to IE 11. Said I needed to update my Windows 7, 64 to SP1. found the update and attempted to install. Install failed and message said "restart your computer and try again" tried again and it failed again. Now Windows Update cannot update the PC, error message says "cannot update while files are in use"

I'm at a loss on how to fix this, any help is greatly appreciated

Paul
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Acer Aspire 7745 Laptop


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07 Aug 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well; one thing i can tell ya is that when it says cannot update while files in are in use basically means you need to restart your system. Try restarting and see what happens. It may tell you either when the system is in the process of restarting; that its configuring updates. Do not do a hard power down as that can cause even more issues while its updating.
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07 Aug 2014   #3
NoelDP

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

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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07 Aug 2014   #4
labellep727

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

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07 Aug 2014   #5
labellep727

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

i downloaded and ran the SURT, it installed correctly, I also ran the scannow utility and no errors were found
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08 Aug 2014   #6
NoelDP

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There's no CheckSUR.log file in the upload - please upload it.

The CBS.log contains a lot of (variations on) the following error
Code:
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Info                  CBS    Appl: Partial install Status testing, package: Package_for_KB976933~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514, partially installed (true/false), 0
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Info                  CBS    Failed to find package from aggreated XML string, package: Package_for_KB976933~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~fr-FR~6.1.7601.17514 [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Info                  CBS    Failed to find package from deployment update [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Error                 CBS    Failed to check whether package is partially installed, package: Windows7SP1-KB976933~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.17514 [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Info                  CBS    Failed to evaluate external applicability for package update: 976933-0_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2014-08-06 18:22:18, Error                 CBS    Failed to call external evaluate applicability on package: Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.17514, Update: 976933-0_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
This is an unfortunately common one.

Once we see the CheckSUR we can decide on a way forward.
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08 Aug 2014   #7
labellep727

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

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10 Aug 2014   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Try this...

open an Elevated COmmand Prompt and run the following command...

fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\

then close the command prompt window wait 10 minutes, and reboot - try Windows Updates again.
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14 Aug 2014   #9
labellep727

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

Noel, thanks for your help so far...I followed the last instruction and still have the same result!Attachment 329200
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14 Aug 2014   #10
NoelDP

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

OK - do a Search for files named 'pending.xml' in the Windows folder (it'll take a couple of minutes) - copy all found to your desktop, and then zip them up and upload them to your reply
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