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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont update!

03 Jun 2016   #1
Hiacios

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 wont update!

I have a problem with Windows 7 updates not starting once I login. I have just installed it on my computer and it wont start looking for updates by itself, even when I click the update button it just says "Check for updates...." but never finds any. I have not messed with windows other then connecting it to my network


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04 Jun 2016   #2
Tyler1118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (v6.1)
 
 

Hello!

Just to be sure do you have all the latest drivers installed on your PC? [YES/NO]

If no, please tell me your Manufacturer.

Here are a couple of Methods that could work for you. Please let me know if your issue does -OR- doesn't get resolved.

Method 1: Difficulty: Easy
  1. Download the following tool below.
  2. Download this tool: Microsoft Fixit Tool
  3. Run the file once it finishes downloading.
  4. Once the window appears on your screen, click the "Next" Button.
  5. Let the program scan for errors, DO NOT click "Cancel". (This process may take some time.)
  6. Once the program finishes scanning, it will list the following errors that have been "Fixed" or "Not Fixed".
  7. If any errors were "Not Fixed", report them to me here. Left-Click the "Close the troubleshooter" Button.
  8. Restart your computer. Try to update your Windows.

    If Method 1 doesn't work proceed to Method 2.

Method 2: Difficulty: Moderate
  1. Press the Windows Key and the "R" Key simultaneously. [Win+R]
  2. A "Run" Box should appear. Type "services.msc" into the search box and press the "OK" button.
  3. The "Services" window should appear on your screen. Scroll down to "Windows Update" Service in the Services (Local) section.
  4. Right-Click on "Windows Update", then Left-Click "Stop" button. Please wait until the service completely stops. Do not close the Window.
  5. Press the Windows Key and the "R" Key simultaneously. [Win+R] again.
  6. Remove "services.msc" then type "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\" into the search bar then Left-Click "OK". Windows Explorer should appear on your screen.
  7. Delete all contents within this folder. Left-Click + Hold + Drag until you completely highlight all the contents. Let go of Left-Click and press the "Delete" Button and Left-Click "Yes".
  8. Close Windows Explorer and return to the "Services" Window. Right-Click "Windows Update" then Left-Click "Start". Wait for the service to completely start then close the window.
  9. Restart your computer. Then try to update Windows.
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04 Jun 2016   #3
Hiacios

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok, I've just ran the Microsoft Fixit Tool and here is what it found.



Here is my motherboard info.
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model DG41RQ (LGA775)
Version AAE54511-203
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model G41
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1

BIOS
Brand Intel Corp.
Version RQG4110H.86A.0009.2009.0108.1005
Date 1/8/2009

I have did the 2nd method before but it didn't fix Windows Update.
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04 Jun 2016   #4
Tyler1118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (v6.1)
 
 

Hello!

Your image seems to not be working. Try uploading on Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.

I will write Method 3 very soon, it's a little complicated so it will take some time to write.

EDIT: Your image is working now. Sorry. :P
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04 Jun 2016   #5
Tyler1118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (v6.1)
 
 

Now this Method doesn't necessarily fix Windows Update (does after updates are done) but rather than a bypass or a workaround. I will provide images with this Method sense it's a little tricky.

I hope this works. 99% sure it will! Good luck!

Method 3: Difficulty: Somewhat Hard
  1. Please download the following tools below.
  2. Download: WSUS Offline Update
  3. Go to your downloads file. (Usually C:\Users\"Profile Name"\Downloads) and Right-Click "Extract All..."
  4. The Extract Window should appear on your screen. Click the "Browse" Button on the window. Navigate and Left-Click the "Desktop" icon then press the "OK" Button.
  5. Open the new folder that appears on your Desktop.
  6. Navigate to the following images below.
  1. Navigate to...
  2. Navigate to...
  3. Check mark these boxes and click start...
  4. This cmd will download all Windows Updates from Microsoft's Database. Please do not exit out of the cmd, it will take a while to complete.
  5. After the downloading is done. Close the program and navigate to the following images.

  6. Navigate to...
  7. Navigate to...
  8. Check mark the following boxes and click "Start". Check mark the other boxes once you have SP1 installed.

    -OR-
  9. This cmd will install all downloaded updates. You might have to run this installer more than once due to the fact that SP1 has to be installed first. Then Microsoft Security Updates.

  10. You will have to restart every time the installer completes a certain section of updates.
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04 Jun 2016   #6
torchwood

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

Just try running
KB971033 1st,
that error code relates to an unlicenced/unactivated OS.

Roy
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04 Jun 2016   #7
Tyler1118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (v6.1)
 
 

Like I said Method 3 is a workaround so yeah. It works because I've done it before and it's perfectly legal.
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04 Jun 2016   #8
Hiacios

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tyler1118 View Post
Hello!

Your image seems to not be working. Try uploading on Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.

I will write Method 3 very soon, it's a little complicated so it will take some time to write.

EDIT: Your image is working now. Sorry. :P
That was my fault, I didn't use the right URL to my image. I am running the 3rd method you posted right now.
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04 Jun 2016   #9
torchwood

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

Not saying its not legal,
But if you read the detail it checks for a valid OS, if KB971033 is not installed it will FAIL.

Roy
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04 Jun 2016   #10
Tyler1118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (v6.1)
 
 

Yeah but once you install it, it's too late, even if you uninstall it, it won't work. It's tied to the registry. He would have to do this or reinstall windows and make sure not to download that update.

Or mess with the registry which is not suggested.

EDIT:
Plus I think you have it backwards bro, if you install it.. it will Fail, not the other way around. Or I might be wrong. lmao my memory is bad. haha
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