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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

26 Jun 2015   #160
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello b0ss,

Which option did you use?

What issue did you have that prompted to reset Windows Update? You may still be having an issue with it.


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19 Jul 2015   #161
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm having a problem with being unable to check for Windows Updates in Vista x86 Home Premium. I manually updated it to SP1 and then SP2 with offline installers and also installed IE 9, but I still cannot get Windows Update to find and install updates. I have run the batch file from the front page of this tutorial in an elevated command prompt. I observe one error saying that appidsvc cannot be stopped because it doesn't exist as a service, but otherwise the commands run to completion. After rebooting the problem is unchanged; an attempt to check for updates goes on indefinitely without any updates being found. There is an instance of svchost.exe associated with the check which grows until it is using almost a gig of ram. I've tried a Microsoft "Fix it" tool which is also mostly successful, saying only that a problem installing previous updates was unresolved. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service is starting automatically. Any suggestions as to what else I can check will be much appreciated.
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19 Jul 2015   #162
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Victek,

Does it give you an error message when you try to check for updates?
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19 Jul 2015   #163
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Victek,

Does it give you an error message when you try to check for updates?
Unfortunately no error message. The checking phase never times out. There's no problem with internet connectivity. While WU is checking for updates there is intermittent activity on the NIC (network utilization on the Task Manager network tab). I reset IE and have done a couple of scans with MBAM. I've run Chkdsk /f to fix errors and SFC /scannow which found and fixed errors. I also used Tweaking.com Windows Repair to do repairs/resets on a number of features which fixed a problem with System Protection/Restore. The system works well apart from the WU problem. Not sure what else to look at...
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19 Jul 2015   #164
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you use the .bat from Option Three?

The only thing that I can think of is that installing IE9 instead of using the default IE11 may have caused an issue.
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19 Jul 2015   #165
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did you use the .bat from Option Three?

The only thing that I can think of is that installing IE9 instead of using the default IE11 may have caused an issue.
Yes, I used the third bat file. Unfortunately IE9 is the latest version that can be installed on Vista.
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19 Jul 2015   #166
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to sort it.

Repair Install For Vista
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20 Jul 2015   #167
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might see if doing a repair install may be able to sort it.

Repair Install For Vista
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's looking like it won't be needed. Yesterday I updated the Windows Update Agent and ran some additional fixes with Tweaking.com Windows Repair (throwing spaghetti at the wall). Today I started Windows Update and left for work. Six hours later I checked and 170 updates had been found. It's installing #66 at the moment. It appears to be fixed though I'm not sure why. It may have been one of fixes I threw at it, or it might have been just leaving it alone to run long enough It's been an interesting journey getting this laptop current. Fortunately I haven't been under any pressure to get it done quickly. Thanks again for your help and support.
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20 Jul 2015   #168
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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21 Jul 2015   #169
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Great news.
Yes, after installing over 200 updates it's safe to say Windows Update is fixed There is only one lingering problem which I'd like to try to fix; Windows Update is offering IE9 even though IE9 is already installed and of course the update fails. Any thoughts about how to get this in sync? TIA.
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