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Windows 7: Standalone Installer

27 Jun 2016   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Standalone Installer

Hello,

Have reinstalled Windows 7 SP-1.

After a lot of hassle, got as far as the Servicing Stack Update and downloaded whatever file was there.

Now all I have is a small window which purports to be 'Searching for updates on this computer', of which there are none, obviously. It's been doing this for over an hour now. [Cancel] doesn't work.

Where do I go from here ?

Regards

Cheemag


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27 Jun 2016   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Please upload a screenshot of the window.
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27 Jun 2016   #3
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Please upload a screenshot of the window.
Attached. Not much to it. On running the thing I get 'Only one instance of wusa.exe is allowed', then on closing wusa.exe in Task Manager, I get the window in my screenshot on the desktop forever.

Incidentally, going to Windows Update gets me 'Checking for updates' on the desktop forever and ever without doing anything.

MS Update Troubleshooter crashes with an unspecified numeric error.

All in all it looks like it's totally knackered and another re-install may be called for ...

Regards

Cheemag


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27 Jun 2016   #4
Callender

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

Suggest stopping Windows Update Service before running (downloaded Windows Update) standalone installers.

Also review this post

Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

then this one:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 14th 2016

Note: Stop WU service before applying each update. Then Reconfigure WU Settings after applying each update. (Set to Notify on new updates only but not to auto download). Reboot after applying each update.
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28 Jun 2016   #5
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Suggest stopping Windows Update Service before running (downloaded Windows Update) standalone installers.

Also review this post

Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

then this one:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 14th 2016
These don't make a lot of sense to me, and seem to refer to downloading updates. I assumed KB3125574, which I have downloaded contained the updates. Thanks anyway.

Quote:
Note: Stop WU service before applying each update. Then Reconfigure WU Settings after applying each update. (Set to Notify on new updates only but not to auto download). Reboot after applying each update.
We may be getting somewhere now. Stopping wusa.exe did nothing very much, but stopping the service with net stop WUAUSERV did. I was now able to install KB3020369 (the Servicing Stack Update).

What do I do now? Run KB3125574 ? and leave the machine running for a century or two while it updates?

I can set it not to sleep, but what if some update/s need to reboot the PC? All of which assumes the updates are contained in KB3125574.
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28 Jun 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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28 Jun 2016   #7
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Stopping wusa.exe did nothing very much, but stopping the service with net stop WUAUSERV did. I was now able to install KB3020369 (the Servicing Stack Update).
The correct way to stop Windows Update Service is via Start> Run> services.msc
Standalone Installer-services.jpg
It will restart after a reboot. Mostly after installing updates Windows lets you know if a reboot is required to finish installing updates. Reboots are needed when replacing files that are currently in use by the system.


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28 Jun 2016   #8
Callender

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

RE: KB3125574

As far as I know it contains the following fixes.

KB3154228 32-bit icons can't be loaded in OleLoadPictureEx in Windows
KB3153727 Windows Installer with certain actions can't be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
KB3161647 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016
KB3161897 WDS deployment fails when UEFI clients are in routed environments in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
KB3161639 Update to add new cipher suites to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in Windows
KB3163644 Microsoft Office 2010 doesn't start when EMET is enabled in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2


EDIT: Forget the above. It's wrong!

The main thing is that after a fresh install of Windows 7 you'll be left with a faulty Windows Update Client (the original one) that's known to cause problems.

Best to get windows updates working via the methods posted then install the other updates. It might take a while.
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29 Jun 2016   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
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Now all I have is a small window which purports to be 'Searching for updates on this computer', of which there are none, obviously. It's been doing this for over an hour now. [Cancel] doesn't work.
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You should be able to prevent that search by disconnecting from the Internet (e.g. disable network adapter or the like). As you noted, the window states that the search is local (on this computer), but it does check online too. It should give up on that search fairly quick (and complete the install) if there is not connection to the Internet.

For some strange reason, Microsoft lets you download a KB that might turn around and download more stuff. This is true for the IE standalone installers. If you install one while offline, you get one version of IE. If you install one while online, the install process downloads a slightly newer version.
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29 Jun 2016   #10
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Fine. I've read all that. Doesn't make a lot of sense.

Shall I just disconnect from the Net and run KB3125574 with a no-sleep power setting and hope for the best (After stopping the Update Service) ?
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