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Windows 7: Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

05 Oct 2016   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
all three of my installs only show about 350 updates total


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07 Oct 2016   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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What I've noticed some security suites like Eset do reset update settings
Hmm Thrash wonder how many others do that?? and personally now the furor of the 10 upgrading stuff has died away I have given up worrying about downloading updates because I honestly do not know what they do specifically without having to look them up and I have better fish to fry.

Burt we still see people worrying about updates downloading or rather not downloading and I wonder why unless of course it is after a clean install. I would rather hope that the new ISO's we can get access to now are already "updated" so to speak.
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07 Oct 2016   #23
jeff3211

WIN 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've just finished downloading two fresh WIN 7 SP1 Pro images from the official sources,and they have identical SDA sums as the original SP1 ISOs from a few years back. They aren't updated with any new updates since the image was first created. Only those who slip-stream updates into the ISO image will have the fully patched and updated versions, and since I've never used a slip-streamed version for a new installation, I can't say whether there would be activation issues. I do know that if your license is from an original issue WIN7, a WIN 7 SP1 installation won't activate with that key...I tried it! Even to the point of talking directly to MS, and they refused to activate it, even though I had installed the original version, and updated it with a SP1 download! Once identified as SP1, it has to have the later license key which makes me wonder whether the SDA hash or MD5 Sum is used by the algorithm for authentication. So if you are going to do a fresh install from original WIN 7 media, be sure to activate before applying the SP1 update package.
At any rate, I just did three clean installs, and had all of the associated issues described in this thread! That's why I'm here! THANKS to all contributors to this thread! You have helped to solve issues with updating the three fresh installs, and also to repair a machine that serves as the server for our work shop network! However, the one at work suffered from a WIN10 upgrade abortion! I kinda got tired of having to keep removing that automated update, and I just went to all of the machines that were affected, and deleted the WIN10 OS download folder so that the installation program had no source to extract files from in case it tried to upgrade without my authorization... It tried, and having removed that folder saved the company days of downtime since, WIN 10 was proven to break activation of our database and invoicing program! However, I later learned that it had broken Windows Update! It has been fixed with the procedures learned in this thread, and by deleting a registry key for the update rollback. (Found in discussions in the MS community pages)
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!!
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07 Oct 2016   #24
Messerschmitt

windows 7
 
 

I have just fixed the Windows Update infinite loop using solutions from a few threads here. I highly believe Microsoft are being jerks and intentionally screwing this up to make people upgrade to crappy Win 10. I was going to just download a cracked Win 7 copy since those usually have the latest updates rolled into the install, but this place as allways delivers and I managed to fix the Windows update infinite loop bug.

Quick summary of what helped me:

1: Disable Windows Update. Double click and set Startup Type: Manual. Stop it or restart to take effect if it gives an error.
*It was reported that Background Intelligent Transfer Service should also have Startup Type: Manual or Automatic (Delayed) and stopped. (Default seems to be Manual)
2: Go to Windows Update and select "Never check for updates (not recommended)"
3: Install updates from Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution website. Other updates reported to fix the problem: KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605
*KB3125574 reported to contain all updates to April 2016
4: After all updates installed, switch back Windows Update to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"

***For me just installing KB3138612 (as per Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution Windows Update Client, latest version highlighted in bold) helped me get all the updates via Windows Update within minutes. I did not install any other update manually other than KB3138612***
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08 Oct 2016   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Everything needed is on page 1 and post #2 here
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

There have been many older update clients/ kernel mode driver updates that worked short term

Only KB3020369 & KB3172605 are needed now for an existing install to fix the issues long term.
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
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17 Oct 2016   #26
MickForest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi ICIT2LOL - how can I send you a PM? When I click on your username I don't get option to PM you.
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17 Oct 2016   #27
MickForest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi ICIT2LOL & ThrashZone - I just wanted to let you know I have similar problems & started a thread here - if you could have a look that would be appreciated:
Windows 7 Update Error: Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt
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17 Oct 2016   #28
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MickForest View Post
Hi ICIT2LOL & ThrashZone - I just wanted to let you know I have similar problems & started a thread here - if you could have a look that would be appreciated:
Windows 7 Update Error: Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt
Ok Mick now it is usual for a member to have a few posts in first before the admin will let you PM others _ I am not sure how many posts it has to be but at a rough guess I would think around 30-50 I am not 100% sure But we can take a look at that thread for you - and all credit to you that was a good move because having a similar problem to someone else and posting in their thread can lead to confusion as to who one is answering and what one is needing to advise only because similar problems can have very different causes soemtime on account of a different system setup to different components etc
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17 Oct 2016   #29
MickForest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks ICIT2LOL - I appreciate your time & expertise
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18 Oct 2016   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No problems Mick and I am no expert I just do this for a hobby the others are far better qualified than I am I know just enough to get me by
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