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Windows 7: Win 7 SP1 Wont Update - Error 80246002

28 Aug 2014   #1
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 
Win 7 SP1 Wont Update - Error 80246002

I've even, stupidly it turns out, tried a repair install of Windows and it makes no difference so am wondering if the problem is at MS's end?
I say stupidly because in the middle of doing a repair (upgrade) install of Windows I remembered I also had 7 SP1 installed on my Netbook so fired that up and it is giving exactly the same error.
Which tells me that it isn't a problem here.
By contrast my Vista SP2 and Win 8.1 Pro both update just fine.
I've run several Fixits to no avail.
Comments anyone?




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28 Aug 2014   #2
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

You're not alone... probably some millions more

see Error 80246002 when clicking 'chek for updates'
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28 Aug 2014   #3
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Try to run Trojan Remover, it will replace any bad service or it will create service in case if service is missing!
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28 Aug 2014   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Thanks guys will try some things as suggested in link. I used to use TR Mayank but ditched it a while ago, but will consider it.
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28 Aug 2014   #5
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote:
Thanks guys will try some things as suggested in link
I'd think there is not much worth to try from our side (with the risking of breaking some additional things), it's up to MS to fix this one. Have tried everything and more, am letting the experiments rest until MS figures out what's going on.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mayank Parmar View Post
Try to run Trojan Remover, it will replace any bad service or it will create service in case if service is missing!
??
Maybe read the posts about 80246002, on this forum and for example Windows - Microsoft Community


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28 Aug 2014   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

How about some objective data??

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)


Also, please post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file
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28 Aug 2014   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

There is a simply fix on the Microsoft forums - add DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 to your Network Adapter Properties, ipv4 settings and it will work.
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28 Aug 2014   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

... if you trust Google to be your DNS provider

There shouldn't be a need to specify those parameters if the system is functioning properly (and there are possibly good reasons not to use Google as primary DNS, depending on your tin-foil/paranoia ratio )
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28 Aug 2014   #9
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

According to the MVP posting HERE it may even enhance security.

Until Microsoft admit their update department needs firing or a good dose of laxative at least then I see no reason to worry too much. In my case I didn't realise this easy fix was live and had done a repair install of 7 SP1 meaning there were approximately 150 updates to go and I couldn't download any. The second I input those it all worked again.
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28 Aug 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Google enhancing security just sound strange to me.
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