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Windows 7: Windows update not working

31 Jan 2011   #11

windows 7 64 Bit
Lets try a little easier way...

Sorry about your WU problem - that program can be a real pain in the ass sometimes.i So two things... First it sounds like you need to clean up some disk space - download System Ninja:

System Ninja | The Web Atom

The program is safe and will remove TONS of crap from your computer. Just make sure you choose settings and check the boxes of what you don't mind never seeing again. It's safe though - you won't erase any system files or anything. Then download Complete Internet Repair:

Complete Internet Repair | Rizone3

There are a number of options to choose from and I want you to check the three boxes labeled:
Clear windows update history
Repair Windows Automatic Updates
Repair SSL / HTTPS / Cryptography

Hopefully that will fix things for you. If not, post back here and there are some other things you can try.

Good Luck!

- Tagen

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31 Jan 2011   #12

El Capitan / Windows 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoldiLX View Post
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Any luck?
Nope, i did what Bill2 told me to do and i restarted and nothing happened.

i have been seeing these messages (as Bill2 said) low on disk space?

i did a chkdsk and went to my hard drive properties and cleaned it up and defragged. i also tried to do sfc /scannow and responded with an error saying it cannot run this program? that has never happened.
Did you try what I suggested here? Windows update not working That should fix the disk space issue that's causing the Windows Update issue.
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03 Feb 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP


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15 Oct 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate

I can confirm that Windows Update 'Code C8000710' is related to low disk space. I just attempted to patch a VM and encountered this. Upon further inspection the HDD was full. I extended the drive, and Windows Update resumed functioning normally.
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