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Windows 7: Win7 update error 80070013 Hell!

03 Oct 2016   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Is it just the shortcuts on the desktop affected? Or all shortcuts?

You could try to do a repair install as a last resort. It's basically doing an "in-place upgrade" without actually upgrading. Much easier than doing a clean install and fixes most issues. I just did it on one of my systems a few weeks ago. It preserves your accounts, personal files and programs.

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03 Oct 2016   #12
fugue

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 version 6.1 build 7601
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion-it's all shortcuts: Desktop, Quick Start and my entire Start menu program list.

Fugue
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03 Oct 2016   #13
PimpleMaze

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fugue View Post
BTW PimpleMaze, you've made me feel young again-I haven't been called a boy in 40 years...;-)
though i meant every word, i deleted that post because i felt is was inappropriate.
I wasn't actually calling you a boy, but i was speaking in a more general way.
If i made you feel young i am happy i achieved at least one good thing.
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03 Oct 2016   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You cloud try creating a new user and see if evrything works under that new user account. Repair install will likely do the job, as previously suggested.
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