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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

06 Jan 2019   #300
Ex_Brit

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

Have you tried Control Panel > Troubleshooting and using the Windows Update troubleshooter? Reboot and usually everything is back to normal.
The easiest way to find the troubleshooter is to use the View as Small Icons in the "View by" selector in the top right of the Control Panel.


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06 Jan 2019   #301
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Snugglebugs,

thats quite a specific error - Out of memory

Can you start a thread in the Updates/activations sub-forum please.


checking on something will update shortly - DONE see below

WHICH machine does this relate too, will also need specific OS/Machine details

Roy
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07 Jan 2019   #302
Snugglebugs

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

Re CP troubleshooting suggestion - I have gone to that and after the Detecting problems/ checking for updates online message and searching bar appeared I got "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem, so no help there.
The Report stated "no issues detected"

Roy's "see below" note doesn't seem to refer to anything. Where below?

Start a new thread suggestion - I will do that soon and send link.

Tony
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07 Jan 2019   #303
Snugglebugs

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

By the way, where did you get the error description "out of memory" message from? I never found that comment in my searches!
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07 Jan 2019   #304
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Snugglebugs,

The see below comment i meant i'd add the next line, was looking at your system specs previously and saw you had 2 showing.

As for the error code meaning - i've got one of the MS error code tables, doesn't come up directly from a google search.

Roy
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07 Jan 2019   #305
Snugglebugs

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

I followed up the memory comment and had a look at the virtual memory settings. There was only one partition set to allocate any of a small amount. So I increased the total amount to 6000 MB over two partitions.

After restart, I still got the same error message!
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08 Jan 2019   #306
Snugglebugs

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

I restarted Windows using the Repair Computer from the install DVD after I had added to the virtual memory settings. Your comment about the error referring to memory have me the idea to dig deep.

Then I tried Update again, and lo and behold, at last it went through the complete sequence and recommended I make 191 updates!!! No wonder my 3 GB RAM (normally leaving very lttle for the massive 1043.9 MB all those updates needed!) was not enough.

Through most of today I have been updating and then restarting. Each time some have failed and new ones popped up. The present situation is that I need to restart again to check the 7 updates that failed on the last cycle. I will keep cycling round until no more updates are reported.

But it looks like the problem is solved. I will check again tomorrow and hopefully be able to conclude this thread as solved.

Tony
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09 Jan 2019   #307
Snugglebugs

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

Yes, that fixed it

This has taken me 1t least 6 hours computing time to solve my problem. Altogether I had to install at least 220 updates and now I have the task of finding all my programme downloads. Luckily most of those (and their licenses/passwords etc) are on a partition that was unaffected by the upgrade from XP/P to Win 7/P.

The solution has never been suggested by Windows troubleshooter and the error code always comes up like, Duh!

All that has decided me - upgrade to Win 10 ASAP. I am going to buy a cheap refurb Lenovo with Win 10 already installed and run that alongside this 10 year old Acer/Win 7 until I have made all the transfers and got used to it. The cost is almost the same as buying an MS license alone!
My monitor has got switchable inputs and I have spare HIDs so can keep both going easily enough.
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