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Windows 7: How do I reset Windows Update components?

14 Sep 2016   #1
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 
How do I reset Windows Update components?

If you receive a Windows Update error, try Solutions for common Windows Update errors.

Automatically reset Windows Update components

To automatically reset Windows Update components, run the appropriate Windows Update diagnostic, and then follow the on-screen instruction.


Windows 10
Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 10.


Windows 8.1,Windows 8, and Windows 7
Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

Manually reset Windows Update components

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/971058





Reset Windows Update Agent
This Script allow reset the Windows Update Agent resolving issues with Windows Update.
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.co...agent-d824badc

please note this script is to be used in safe mode only


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14 Sep 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In addition, see OPTION THREE below:

Windows Update - Reset
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14 Sep 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NICK ADSL UK View Post

Reset Windows Update Agent
This Script allow reset the Windows Update Agent resolving issues with Windows Update.
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.co...agent-d824badc

please note this script is to be used in safe mode only
Hi I love this tool Callender posted it a while back

I have never used it in safe mode though what's up with that ?
Just run as admin and let it do it's magic
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15 Sep 2016   #4
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In addition, see OPTION THREE below:

Windows Update - Reset
Thanks you kindly my friend
I was having a remote control session last night with a Microsoft engineer and i told him about you and that i was sure that you had a script for this' and lo and behold you have
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15 Sep 2016   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hehehe.
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15 Sep 2016   #6
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hehehe.
Just a update here in that Microsoft via remote control have not been able to fix my problem so far with the updates for windows 7 only

vista and windows 8 and 10- are working normally

if i get any further info on this problem i will post back

my last updates were in march so whatever has gone wrong has nothing to do with the update agent as far as we know ?
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15 Sep 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just making sure KB3020369 & KB3172605 are installed has repeatedly worked
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15 Sep 2016   #8
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Just making sure KB3020369 & KB3172605 are installed has repeatedly worked
they cant install as the message being received is searching for updates and we need to address that concern before any work around
the main objective to this remote control exercise is a proper permanent fix if possible
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15 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If installing either stalls it's usually because the update system is set at auto delayed start
This will interfere with the stand alone installer 100% of the time unless you stop the existing windows update service before attempting to manually install either update.
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15 Sep 2016   #10
torchwood

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

Well lets have a look at your system.
im sure the MS rep will have asked, but another set of eyes wont hurt.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012
substitute SURT
http://www.sysnative.com/niemiro/apps/SFCFix.exe

and the latest dated WindowsUpdate log.

Copy/paste the details please.

i take it that sfc /scannow was clean?

Roy
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