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Windows 7: Windows update will not complete - constantly scanning for updates

04 Mar 2016   #21
witchhazel

Windows 7 professional 64-bitn SP1
 
 

Ok. Thanks for all of your help and for sticking with this. I did run CCleaner early on. Not sure if I need to run it again. I will try your latest list of instructions but I noticed earlier that there is no file named Pending.xml in the winsxs folder you mentioned, but there is a temp folder with a bunch of other .xml files. Is pending.xml a hidden file? I am logged in as administrator btw. Thanks again


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04 Mar 2016   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Witchhazel,

That only works for W7 >> SP1<<, you need this one, scroll down till you see the big blue download button.
(read the instructions as well)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104

Roy
It kind of escapes me what os you believe the op has installed ?
Not win-7 pro sp1 ?
Seems the only question is which download was attempted x64 or x86 ?
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04 Mar 2016   #23
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Ooops

@Thrashzone,
My bad, just went and had a look at the pre-requistes, ASSUMED the correct version had been run.

Roy
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04 Mar 2016   #24
witchhazel

Windows 7 professional 64-bitn SP1
 
 

I attempted KB 3135445 originally then when KB3138612 came out, I attempted it. But both resulted in a message that said the update was not applicable. I do have windows 7 64bit SP1, according to my computer properties.
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04 Mar 2016   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Some thing is saying it's not most likely a corrupt updates store or what ever the term is
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
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04 Mar 2016   #26
witchhazel

Windows 7 professional 64-bitn SP1
 
 

I ran that fix-it early-on, but it didn't help.
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04 Mar 2016   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Confirm your windows update setting are Excluding Recommended updates being installed the same way as Important updates.

Set to install automatically
This is the new client update or at least good enough to manually install if it does not exist already,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445

Click Start and type in the search box
services
Click on the suggestion or the enter key,
Make sure these services are running and on automatic,
Background intelligent transfer services
Cryptographic
Windows installer
Windows update


Actually here is the newest update client
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
All the services running and on auto.. that I show here ?
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04 Mar 2016   #28
witchhazel

Windows 7 professional 64-bitn SP1
 
 

They were when I checked at one point, but it is probably worth checking again. I've tried so many things, some of them very late at night- I should make sure the services are running properly
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04 Mar 2016   #29
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes most importantly on startup or restart.
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04 Mar 2016   #30
witchhazel

Windows 7 professional 64-bitn SP1
 
 
Striking Out Again

I booted from the original Windows 7 Pro 64-bit dvd and did the following:
Quote:
On the System Recovery Options page, click Command Prompt.
Type cd C:\windows\winsxs, and then press ENTER.
Type ren pending.xml pending.old, and then press ENTER.
Type regedit, and then press ENTER.
Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
On the File menu, click Load Hive.
Locate the following folder:
C:\windows\system32\config\components
When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.
In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry
subkey:
HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier
Exit Registry Editor:
At the command prompt, type exit to exit Registry Editor.
Press ENTER.
Restart System
But unfortunately, it could not find any file named pending.xml and could not find any registry entries when searching on "Advanced Installer" or "PendingXML"
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