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Windows 7: How do I reset Windows Update components?

17 Sep 2016   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Clean installing has been an issue for a while this was started in January
Still works but is out dated update client wise
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...5-29e130cebef1

But yes is a workaround but Ken goes into details as to why you might find interesting.


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17 Sep 2016   #22
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NICK ADSL UK View Post

just a small note in that Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320
Latest windows update agent version is 7.6.7601.23453

Check for these and try installing manually if missing (in order) with reboots after installing update.

KB3050265
KB3065987
KB3102810
KB3135445
KB3138612

KB3161664
KB3020369 (required to install KB3172605)
KB3172605 (replaces KB3161608 which was pulled and contains latest WU Agent)
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17 Sep 2016   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe the offending update client is now in your hands Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 so says Ken
So if you find out why you're on the right track
He says it's a hopeless cause.
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17 Sep 2016   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

NICK ADSL UK

I like your thoughts and approach.
Most users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are not techie enough to go through all the manual methods.

What they need is a KB that just fixes the problem starting from the root of the problem.
No patches or work around. Earning back the trust we all use to have in Microsoft updates would be a great thing for Microsoft and their customers.

I personally believe this update problem started with the giveaway of W-10.
I know my system updates are in a mess caused by me running away for all the W-10 garbage.
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17 Sep 2016   #25
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe the offending update client is now in your hands Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 so says Ken
So if you find out why you're on the right track
He says it's a hopeless cause.
He could be right as it wont uninstall
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17 Sep 2016   #26
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
NICK ADSL UK

I like your thoughts and approach.
Most users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are not techie enough to go through all the manual methods.

What they need is a KB that just fixes the problem starting from the root of the problem.
No patches or work around. Earning back the trust we all use to have in Microsoft updates would be a great thing for Microsoft and their customers.

I personally believe this update problem started with the giveaway of W-10.
I know my system updates are in a mess caused by me running away for all the W-10 garbage.
you could well be right' so stay tuned to see if we can get to the bottom of this
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17 Sep 2016   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Callender worked through it I believe it was a crazy process
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17 Sep 2016   #28
torchwood

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

Thats coz MS made it that way.
The latest agent will allways auto update its part of the update proceedure, and is checked every time

Roy
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17 Sep 2016   #29
Callender

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

As far as I know you can't automatically get the latest WU Agent/ Client via daily scheduled windows update (self update) checks. I stand to be corrected but you need KB3172605 to get it and it has pre-requisites including SP1 and April 2015 servicing stack update.

April 2015 servicing stack update is an optional update so users who don't install it will not get the latest WU Agent/ Client.
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17 Sep 2016   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Callender comes up with a lot of neat things and ideas. Most of them in my opinion were not intended for billion plus of Joe and Jane low tech using computers.
In order for the billion plus of Joe and Jane users the answer in my opinion must come from Microsoft in a download and install KB.

Mike you and I plus a lot of other members have been going through this update nightmare for a year. It must be even a bigger problem for I.T. department and thousands of computers under their control. What a mess Microsoft has created. Microsoft needs to fix the problem and do it right the first try. No more KB's fixing KB's fixing yet another KB.

I want the good old days back when we could trust Windows updates.
Simple; select all the security updates without research and pick and choose the optional updates.
Then download and install, reboot. Done and back on my way to happy computing.

Am I dreaming or have I had to much coffee?
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