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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

17 Aug 2016   #240
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not seeing a uk English
Win-7 H-Premium sp1 English 64 bit
https://software-download.microsoft....4872ffa98cee11

Here's your Pro just in case,
Win-7 sp1 Pro English 64 bit
https://software-download.microsoft....118ed92712e688

Links are good for 24 hours after posting.


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17 Aug 2016   #241
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote:
I'm not seeing a uk English
I wonder if it will download uk English based on the Language / Region on the PC downloading the ISO.

The Heidoc ISO Downloader lists English UK in the dropdown list.

@mr2legs,
If Mike's link doesn't give you English UK you could try downloading using the Heidoc ISO Downloader available here:
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...download-tool#

Windows Update - Reset-heidoc_en_uk.png


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17 Aug 2016   #242
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Does the UK version add an accent :)
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17 Aug 2016   #243
mr2legs

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Mike and DaveE - hello again - your attentions are overwhelming.

I am cool for the 64 bit Pro on my desktop - installed from Microsoft Disc used already for at least two clean installs.

I am leaving the laptop well alone after the last fortnight! But I have dowloaded both the direct link iso and the installer for future fun! I have only the Factory OEM key and a (different) key from the Dell re-installation disc. If I used either of the ISOs would I need a key at all, and if so would the keys I have work?

As far as the accent is concerned - you will understand that we English speak English as English should be spoken - without accent. I can't of course speak for you guys.

However you speak you have been a breath of fresh air in a mean-spirited world and I am most grateful.

Just an afterthougt - I have rather defocussed this thread with my post introducing topics from the re-install Windows 7 thread because the effects were very similar. I think those struggling with the re-install might be appreciative if you could let them know of the existence of the SP1 ISOs.
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17 Aug 2016   #244
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote:
I have only the Factory OEM key and a (different) key from the Dell re-installation disc. If I used either of the ISOs would I need a key at all, and if so would the keys I have work?
To do a clean install with these ISO's you need to use the product key on the OEM COA sticker.
Here is a tutorial with a picture of a COA sticker:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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17 Aug 2016   #245
number42

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I occasionally drift off to sleep on the keyboard.

It's in the second link you posted. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2970908
While I appreciate your vigilance, you really should go outside every now and then.

I'll try the option this weekend and see what happens. I've been reading other threads and there seems to be a bit of luck here --> windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates...".

If all else fails, there's a Microsoft store nearby... that offers to fix software problems for a fixed fee. Since they probably caused the problem, they should be able to fix it. Now go outside.
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17 Aug 2016   #246
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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18 Aug 2016   #247
number42

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1
 
 

I have a quick question regarding Option 3.

Since this didn't solve my problem, is there a way to put my windowsupdate.log file back?

I read the bat file and it appears that you rename the log file to windowsupdate.log.bak.

I ask this as I went to an MS update web page and, of course, it offered me updates I know I already had installed, i.e. Office. I'm sure when I get this sorted out, Update is going to want to reinstall everything I already have, which will probably result in a whole series of failed updates. I'm thinking if I had an update history, I wouldn't have to re-download the last 5 years of updates....

Or is it the softwaredistribution file I'd like restored?
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18 Aug 2016   #248
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

number42,

If you have at Windows 7 SP1 installed, then you might see if manually downloading and installing the KB3179573 August 2016 update rollup may help.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3179573
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18 Aug 2016   #249
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'd make sure KB3020369 is installed first :)
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