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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

22 Jun 2017   #290

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jim, :)

I found a direct download link below for it from Microsoft to help.

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22 Jun 2017   #291

win7 Home Premium x64

Thanks Bud! Ran it and its named title was "easy fix 50202". Went to win7 updates and it was cleaned out. So I am gonna
wait and let $M do its own thing on trying to provide missing updates. Will be in touch, Jim
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21 Aug 2017   #292

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I just wanted to thank you for this article. Saved me so much extraneous hassle! Doing good in this world.
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21 Aug 2017   #293

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it could help Gravitytr1. :)
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21 Aug 2017   #294

Windows Home Premium 64 bit

I found a very easy fix for:
Fix: Windows 7 Update stuck on "Checking for updates"

This article shows you how to fix the "Checking for Updates" loop on Windows 7.

Why this problem occurs

Inside Windows Update, there is a small piece of software called an agent. The agent contacts Microsoft's servers and downloads any available updates.

In order to function properly, the agent on your computer must be the same version as the one on Microsoft's servers, otherwise your computer will not be able to communicate with the servers. Several months ago, Microsoft updated its servers, causing any Windows 7 machines with the old agent to fail when trying to connect. This incompatibility between computer and server causes Windows Update to get stuck.
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20 Apr 2018   #295

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

The Windows Update Troubleshooter does, I assume. basically the same thing as these reset bats? As none helped. The latest KB4083118 keeps wanting to install and nothing fixes it except simply hiding it.
April 10, 2018—KB4093118 (Monthly Rollup)
Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
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20 Apr 2018   #296

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Peter, :)

The .bat files in this tutorial are a bit more thorough than the troubleshooter.

The issue with KB4083118 appears to be from installing KB4093113.

April 17, 2018 - KB4093113 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

April 10, 2018 - KB4093118 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

So far, just hiding KB4083118 is the solution.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
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20 Apr 2018   #297

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Strange.....I wish I knew what was going on at MS as they seem to be slipping badly in recent years. at least in the apology department.
Thanks :)
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20 Apr 2018   #298

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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2 Weeks Ago   #299

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit

I used the Reset_Full batch file and it executed OK. But after Restart, I still got the "unknown error" message when running Windows Update. See screenshot.
I have looked at the posts that mention that error code, but none of them seems to be relevant. Update used to work, but this is what I have been doing before it failed:

I had XP on a drive that was getting very cranky! (XP, not the drive!) I used a full Win 7 DVD install disc to upgrade XP to Win 7 and after all the usual steps, Update found about 169 updates needed. I clicked to go ahead and after it finished and restarted I got a message that 168 were not needed.

I went to IE to search for an explanation and IE8 told me that it was out of date and I needed IE11. I then found the install file for IE11, installed it and restarted. When trying Update again I got a similar failure/error message and it hasn't worked since

I have tried: sfc scan, memory diagnostics, Start up repair from the repair menu on the DVD and all three steps on this tutorial. Nothing works, although much of the Win 7 installation does work.

What next?


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