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Windows 7: Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fix 16 Oct 2016

16 Oct 2016   #1
apyale

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fix 16 Oct 2016

Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
I have Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit OS. I have researched multiple "fixes" on this site, and still cannot get it to function properly.
Some of the patches are using a Standalone Installer. When they are engaged, it searches for updated files, and that's all it does.
I have a new install from an image at Fujitsu tech made on 13 Oct 2016
Can anyone assist me in fixing this situation.

I have a Fujitsu Fujitsu Lifebook SH-782 Laptop. It's about 4 years old.

Thanks!


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16 Oct 2016   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apyale View Post
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

Some of the patches are using a Standalone Installer. When they are engaged, it searches for updated files, and that's all it does.
In order to get the needed patches to install manually, if WU is already in the "checking for updates" vortex, one needs to first temporarily disable WU. Otherwise, it will just remain in perpetual "searching for updates"....

So, the steps are:

1) Manually download the correct version for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) (but do not yet try to install):

KB3020369


KB3172605


2) From the Windows Update applet, turn it off (change to "never check for updates")
3) From services.msc, change the Windows Update service to "disabled" AND STOP the service
4) Reboot
5) Install KB3020369, reboot
6) Install KB3172605, reboot
7) Change Windows Update to "check for updates but let me choose...."
8) Change Windows Update service to "Automatic - delayed start"
9) Manually check for Windows Update

It ought to work OK now.

Please let us know how it goes, so that we can all learn.

Thanks,
MM
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17 Oct 2016   #3
apyale

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

At this moment the windows is receiving 213 updates. It is now installing updates 157 of 213. I am letting it run until the end.

My question: After reboot, the system will surely ask me to install updates, should i install them all or there are some cautions?

On another thread, you advised to run a Windows update reset at completion , do I need to do the same. What a Windows update reset achieve in fact? I have not rebooted my computer yet since following all of your excellent advises. So far so good. I am waiting for your reply to the above question.

My system is set to "check for updates but let me choose...." Item No 9 is now in progress.

Thank you for your good work.
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17 Oct 2016   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

So it sounds as if installing those 2 patches got WU working again?

As a general principle, for a smooth experience, it's usually better not to try to install MANY patches all at once.
It might have been better/safer to do them in batches and ~chronological order (older patches first):
  • Critical and Important security patches first
  • Important, non-security patches next
  • .NET Framework patches last
  • {Recommended and Optional patches only as needed, and as they apply to one's system}
That's why most of us use the "check for updates but let me choose" setting.
It allows a bit more control and makes it easier to troubleshoot in the event of problems.

But, to avoid mucking things up, I guess it might be advisable to leave things as they are for now.
I would have INFINITE patience during this process and be prepared for at least several requested reboots along the way.
Do NOT use the computer for other tasks (even web browsing) while it is updating.

No, a Windows Update Reset ought not to be needed now, if everything is working OK.


Cheers,


MM
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17 Oct 2016   #5
apyale

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Even clicking as advised "check for updates but let me choose....", all updates installed automatically then the computer recovered from a blue screen, Windows would stay a long time on shut down screen.

I started on "safe mode" and after that all was working perfectly well... Thank you so much for everything.

Problem fixed and solved!

Cheers,

Andre
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18 Oct 2016   #6
Jamie99

Windows 7 64
 
 

Moxie Momma
Thank you so very, very much. Installing the two patches worked like a dream. I am so grateful for your information,
Jamie99
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20 Oct 2016   #7
Bambinoo

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Great post MoxieMomma..worked fine. Thank you.
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21 Oct 2016   #8
3DPiper

Windows 7
 
 

For some reason my computer is stuck in an update loop.

When I boot, I get "preparing update".

But after about 10 minutes, I get "Failure configuring Windows Update. Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer."

After another 10 minutes, the computer locks up.

This is even if I have tried to boot to "last known good" version.

How do I get out of this cycle so I can apply the updates from the second post?
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