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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

28 Jan 2017   #280

Windows Vista Home Premium (x86 32-bit)

Grrrr... This is just horsesh1te.

I have re-read that link for failed updates. The update I mentioned in my first post is still failing to install, both via WU, and manual install. I followed the instructions to disable WU and change it's settings and services to then reboot and attempt manual installation. I've done that multiple times. No luck. So, boll*x to it, ignoring it and moving on.

Since then I have a load of Updates/Security Updates for Windows Vista, Update Agent, Vista SP1 (manually installed), various .NET Framework updates, and a load of other updates.

Then the fun started, again. That ruddy update came back up, so I tried to install it, again multiple times via WU and manually. Fat chance, constant failing. After a few more updates installed, Vista SP2 popped up, but refused to download properly or install. Manually installed instead, perfect.

After installation of Vista SP2 was successful, to ensure everything was ok, I rebooted twice, and shut-down then cold booted twice more, just to make sure everything was performing nicely, it WAS.

Now I am seriously p!ss3d.

WU said Update Agent needs updating as soon as I ran WU, so I let it continue. After successful installation. Jack Sh1t3. Checking for updates goes nowhere, it sits there for hours, "checking", with no result, nothing.

I have relaxed security settings and temporarily disabled both firewall and anti-virus, re-started numerous times, also shut down then cold booted the computer multiple times, disabled router multiple times, ran option 1, and option 3 multiple times, NOTHING, WU still saying I haven't updated, so I check for updates, each time it still sits there for hours "checking for updates".

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28 Jan 2017   #281

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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29 Jan 2017   #282

Windows Vista Home Premium (x86 32-bit)

Yes, I have used the information to attempt installation of the update from my first post, multiple times, but it doesn't work. I have used it successfully to install SP2 (which wouldn't install from WU, but manually it has).

The KB's referenced in that post are "Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2", I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, which has now been updated to SP2. I have run option 1, and option 3 from this thread, they have cleared the history, but I still can't get WU to do anything other than "checking for updates".

Other than doing a System Restore to some point last week, or wiping the hard drive and starting all over again, which for either case is a butt-pain, and seriously time consuming to get back to the point in updates and software I'm currently at, I'm about ready to pull my hair out in frustration.
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29 Jan 2017   #283

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Post this info on a new question if you would be so kind
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Windows Update Posting Instructions
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12 May 2017   #284
S Camelus

Windows 7 Professional x64

I bought a refurbished Dell Latitude E6410 and Windows Update didn't work.

Resetting the Windows Update history did the trick on the first bounce. Thanks!
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13 May 2017   #285

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it could help S Camelus, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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15 May 2017   #286

Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Ladies and gents: this works. Brink: good job.
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15 May 2017   #287

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Welcome to Seven Forums KernalChikn. :)
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16 May 2017   #288

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

FYI: Zone Alarm Firewall interferes with windows update repairs if running script that includes stopping Cryptographic Services.
Windows Update - Reset-tvim-service.jpg
Truevector Internet Monitor cannot be easily manually shut down and prevents scripts from stopping Cryptographic Services.

The answer is to exit Zone Alarm Firewall before running the script.
Windows Update - Reset-tvim.jpg

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22 Jun 2017   #289

win7 Home Premium x64
fter this reset method failed,$M MR.Fixit now unavailable.

Did the Option 3 combo but when on one Win7x64 shutdown $M update install did not work, tried to find the suggested $M Fixit tool to use but its not available it seems. Any ideas guys? Thanks Jim
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