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Windows 7: Windows updates won't download

18 Aug 2016   #11
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Could be
I'd use Option 3 bat file download to reset the update services... for you,
Windows Update - Reset

Then see if KB3020369 is installed,
If it is see if KB3172605 is installed

If neither are installed do so manually,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

KB3020369
Win-7 32 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46827
Win-7 64 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46817

KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53335
Win-7 64 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53332

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.
Thank you Mike, my wife's computer wasn't updating so I used reset and installed the two updates and all went smoothly after that.

I need to rep a few more people than I can get you again

Jerry


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18 Aug 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You're welcome Jerry glad it helped
Surprised those download links worked though they have been hit and miss/ mostly miss
Cheers.
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18 Aug 2016   #13
number42

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

In addition to the excellent advice already offered, especially installing all the relevant WU client patches...

INFINITE PATIENCE


This morning, "downloading updates" ran for nearly 90 minutes getting the remaining 5 Windows security patches. It suddenly kicked in and there was no further issue installing them.

So, INFINITE PATIENCE.

Cheers,
MM
I would like to add my experience: that while I still have a problem with windows update and will try the suggestions on pg1, I noticed that if I left the computer on overnight (& set shut down disk - never), I had a batch of updates to load by morning.

It was never like this, as this behavior started after the updates received on June 13.
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18 Aug 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If it acted like that after manually installing the 2 updates you need to reset the update system.
Leaving it running all night is up to whom ever though I like speed
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18 Aug 2016   #15
number42

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1
 
 

^^

I noted that I had not installed the 2 updates yet, but that it was next on my list.

I did Option 3 (from a tutorial thread), but it was no help. I was noting that even though I still had a problem, leaving the computer on overnight, did produce updating. Not my idea of a method either.

I agree fast is better than s-l-o-w.

And some may not notice, but if you're running MSSE, it doesn't update the virus defs either if your WU is fubar'd.
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18 Aug 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You like pain
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