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Windows 7: Windows Update crashes!

17 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Windows Update crashes!

Hi all,

I cannot get the Windows Service Pack 1 to install. Whenever I download it I get the following error:


I've googled this and have tried downloading it with my firewall and MSE disabled. Anyone fancy having a crack at it?

I also ran Reimage, it came up with a few problems but I'm wary of these services which find faults and then charge to fix them - has anyone got any reviews on this?

either way - I've installed other updates with no any ideas???

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17 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

What's the full message in Event Viewer? It looks like it could be that one of the COM components in the schedule is not properly registered.
Such as
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18 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi Jacee,

The pop-up window says it's downloading and then, after a while (thus luring me into thinking it's working) I get a pop up saying that it's failed. The initial pop up says 'class not registered' but when I click on 'details' I get the more in depth message (as posted above).

I know that this update seems to have attracted a host of issues, other updates are fine to download and install.
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18 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


Just checked out the link - to be honest my knowledge isn't thorough enough to know 100% whether I should use the hotfix. I requested the first hotfix listed but the email which resulted was quite stern in warning of its use if this isn't the problem. As such I wary of using it. Is service Pack 1 that useful??? Will I be missing out on much if I just leave it be??
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