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Windows 7: Given all the recent problems with Win 7 updates

16 Jun 2016   #1
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 
Given all the recent problems with Win 7 updates

STo continue from the title makes me wonder why even bother ? all these security breeches and malicious code stuff is only going to get past your very basic user is it not ? unless you work in Government or some top secret agency why bother ? with all this ?... my Win7 update was working last month now it has been running for like 6 hours with zero results.... why bother ?... I might just revert back to Win7 with Service Pack 1 and leave it at that !... no other updates that just seem to slow down and f++k your system up ?


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16 Jun 2016   #2
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I and many others understand your frustration. Some of us have gone to Linux, using Windows only specialized needs (music creation for me). however, a recent thread here enabled me to finally get past this ridiculous MS crap:

What fixed my windows update problems

I had tried other fixes, but this actually worked. good luck.
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17 Jun 2016   #3
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
I and many others understand your frustration. Some of us have gone to Linux, using Windows only specialized needs (music creation for me). however, a recent thread here enabled me to finally get past this ridiculous MS crap:

What fixed my windows update problems

I had tried other fixes, but this actually worked. good luck.
I partially implemented that fix last month on two different machines. For me it was to install KB3138612 and then WU could again search and install just fine. Until this month. Both are stuck at 0% when trying to install this month's updates. Others report the issue and say it may take hours. Kind of ridiculous to have to go through this to install updates MS tells us we need.

edit: It has been suggested that for June KB3161664 needs to be installed first, via download from MS, and then the rest of the updates will download and install via WU. I am in the process of doing just that.
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17 Jun 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
It has been suggested that for June KB3161664 needs to be installed first, via download from MS, and then the rest of the updates will download and install via WU. I am in the process of doing just that.
Suggest: Stop Windows Update service. Install KB3161664. Reboot. That's what worked for me.
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17 Jun 2016   #5
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Suggest: Stop Windows Update service. Install KB3161664. Reboot. That's what worked for me.
Installing KB3161664 on its own allowed other updates to dl and install. Or at least that's what I think. Maybe they would have worked eventually but doing that did seem to speed it up. Didn't need to stop WU service.
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17 Jun 2016   #6
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well this is odd. On my second Win 7 machine I am attempting to install KB3161664 on its own and the Windows Update Standalone Installer is stuck on "Searching for updates on this computer". Just as if it was having the searching for updates problem. I have all the required KBs installed that should allow WU to complete its search.

MS is messed up and this is getting old.

edit: I followed Callender's advice and stopped WU service and I could then install KB3161664. Still odd that I didn't need to on one system. Now on to see if I can install the rest. Geesh.
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17 Jun 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
Well this is odd. On my second Win 7 machine I am attempting to install KB3161664 on its own and the Windows Update Standalone Installer is stuck on "Searching for updates on this computer". .
It's not that odd. It happened on my machine first time I ran that KB3161664. That's why I decided to stop WU service before going ahead.
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17 Jun 2016   #8
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
It's not that odd. It happened on my machine first time I ran that KB3161664. That's why I decided to stop WU service before going ahead.
While you were responding I added an edit above to say I did follow your advice and stopped WU service and was able to install KB3161664. After the reboot I am attempting to install 9 other updates. It is still taking its sweet time. Hopefully it will work.

edit: WU has downloaded the other updates and is now installing. Can put this to rest for another month.
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20 Jun 2016   #9
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I set WU to search for updates but ask to download and install and it actually did retrieve the update list after a while by itself... Ok so I go and start downloading a few manually from the MS update site... install the first one, go to install a second one and Windows Update Service just hangs, used task manager to kill it, try again same thing... reboot the second installed no problem.
Anyway cut the story short now I am only able to manually install one update at a time and having to reboot each time in order to install another !
Never had that problem before now... I ran diagcab and it fixed a few things so it said so just wait and see what happens when I get a few more updates.
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