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Windows 7: Windows Update Error

15 Jan 2011   #11
silvervman

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok, I tried using the AVG uninstaller but that didn't fix the problem. I took my computer to a local library to make sure that it wasn't my internet that was acting goofy, but no dice. Any other suggestions?


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16 Jan 2011   #12
silvervman

windows 7 64bit
 
 

So I think I kind of figured out a solution. Instead of clicking on check for updates, I clicked on "Check online for updates from Microsoft Update" and for some reason, that seemed to work. I have no idea what the difference is between "check for updates" and what I clicked but it went through. As relieved as I am, by having to manually click to get updates, I can't set my computer to check for updates automatically as I've done in the past. I'll obviously take this over not having any updates but it would be nice to be able to set up an auto check for updates. I attached an image if anyone doesn't know what exactly I mean by "Check online for updates from Microsoft Update".

Does this "solution" ring any bells as to what could be the real reason for windows update not working properly?

Thanks for all your help!


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16 Jan 2011   #13
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you're on a network where an administrator has configured a Windows Update Server to use rather than Microsoft's servers, then this could make sense (you are having issues with the WSUS or SCCM server hosting the updates on that server, but no problem to Microsoft's servers).
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16 Jan 2011   #14
silvervman

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Is that common for most networks? I've tried on three different networks and I've had problems on all of them.
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16 Jan 2011   #15
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, it's not - usually this is configured via group or local policy by a system administrator for a set network or domain. If you're seeing that on multiple machines, what do these machines have in common that you can think of other than you as a user and they're running Windows? Perhaps some software installed is causing it, or they all have network admins who use WSUS or SCCM for software updates?
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16 Jan 2011   #16
silvervman

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the confusion, but what I meant was that I took my computer to 3 different places and it didn't work in any of those places. I tried it at my parents place, my apartment and my library. Also, my roommates computer's updates work perfectly fine in our apartment.
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17 Jan 2011   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If your computer is configured to connect to a WSUS or SCCM server and it can't contact it, then yes - that would make sense. Not sure why it would be, but the only time you'd get that link is if it was if memory serves.
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