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Windows 7: Windows Update - Impossible To Get

23 Feb 2013   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium

Will have to agree on that one...

Let's go back to Windows Update and see if we can find out which update does not want to install.

Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update
Click on: Check for updates, and see if it gives you whatever needs to be installed.

If it does, post an image. Would not be surprised if the MSE update was the culprit.
There is also a View update history...or, is the MSE update showing there?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #22

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit

Cottonball, here's the latest attachment on the NVIDIA update failure. As mentioned earlier, l when I try to do the Windows Update now, I - once again - am getting a failure notice, telling me that this NVIDIA did not update. Cottonball, do you know where I can turn the auto updates by Windows OFF for this product? When I asked the other tech, he failed to get back with me. If this is done, it may just resolved this issue entirely. See attachment.

Attached Thumbnails
Windows Update - Impossible To Get-nvidia-update-failed.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Has this problem been resolved? Post #4

My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Feb 2013   #24

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit

Actually, the problem HAS NOT been resolved in its entirety, as we're still have an issue with getting all the updates. The issue with MSE seems to be resolved . . . at least to our knowledge, but that remains to be seen . . . Post #4

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #25

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit

I don't find this forum particularly user-friendly, as though I can read your e-mail easily in my Yahoo inbox, I cannot seem to find your same message here in the forum! Sorry about that.

Anyways, I did Cottonball as you suggested. Went to the Control Panel and checked for updates. The first popup seen was the message that there's one update (see one of the two images attached).

Unfortunately and once again, it directs to the second popup, telling me that the update (NVIDIA) failed. Both popup screenshots are attached. Do you know where I can UNDO the auto Windows Update feature for the NVIDIA software? As mentioned earlier Cottonball, I believe this is the culprit.

Attached Thumbnails
Windows Update - Impossible To Get-first-results-appearing.jpg   Windows Update - Impossible To Get-leading-error.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Windows will not update correctly if it is not reconize as Genuine.

I recommend doing this and post results so the good folks here may help you better.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post

What the Command Prompt image posted shows is C:\Users\admin>^U

That (^U) would not be a recognized command.
By any chance, did you have the NumLk key active?
If you press Fn and NumLk at the same time, that will inactivate it.
It's more of an ^V . Reason for it . You can't do a CTRL+V in the command prompt to paste . You would have to right click and choose paste .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium

>>> nVidia <<<

To remove the nVidia update, read these two:
2. What is NVIDIA

Or, if you just want to disable this service: nvUpdatusService

Open a command prompt as Administrator, and use the following:

net user /delete updatususer
sc delete nvupdatusservice

On the following: Windows Activation Technologies genuine validation failed.

If the error happens again, to properly analyze and solve problems with Activation and Validation, like Bear says, we need to use MGADiag.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks, VistaKing!!

Couldn't figure that one out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #30

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit

Ahhhh, I was doing the Control>V.

In any event, I just did a successful update - well, 5 out of 6 updates. It still will not do the update on NVIDIA. I wish I could find where to UNCHECK this to be updated by Windows; but I can't seem to find the area . . . . Have looked everywhere. Obviously, I'm not an IT! See attachment - good news. I just rebooted after install and received another GREEN message that the updates were successful.

Attached Images
Windows Update - Impossible To Get-updates-successfully-installed.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Update - Impossible To Get

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