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Windows 7: Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important) -V. Slow

06 Sep 2015   #31
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

could this help?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/959077


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06 Sep 2015   #32
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Just looking at the date the registry key was changed in the post #30 - Check this screenshot out - I had a gut feeling that Apple had something to do with it...


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07 Sep 2015   #33
NoelDP

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The problem here is that the whole content of the key is missing - thousands of entries.
Unless you hae a System Restore point to go back to, your ony option is really going to be a clean install
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07 Sep 2015   #34
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

There is a restore point going back at 2013. I could try that.

The full install route doesn't phase me as I've manged to get a copy and paste of any files I want to keep from my docs, pictures etc and dump them onto an ext drive.

There's an old save file I need to find for an old rpg I was playing recently that I put a good few hours into, and that's about it.
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07 Sep 2015   #35
NoelDP

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I'd be VERY wary about using that one, unless the PC has been in storage for almost all that time.
Is the no more recent one?
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07 Sep 2015   #36
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

None, nope, it goes from then to Sept this year.
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07 Sep 2015   #37
NoelDP

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Ouch - this would remove any programs you've installed since then as well
I think you're going to have to either risk it or go for the clean install - personally, I'd choose the latter.
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07 Sep 2015   #38
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ah, no point in doing that, its when I bought the laptop ...might as well start from scratch.

Any tips on a 350 laptop purchase in case this goes badly?
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07 Sep 2015   #39
KennyT

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

OK, I`m going for it, wish me luck...
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07 Sep 2015   #40
NoelDP

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Good luck!
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