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Windows 7: Problem in fixing "stuck" updates

08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Problem in fixing "stuck" updates


I have a problem in fixing "stuck" updates on windows 7

As you can see,

1) Every time I shut the windows, it says it's configuring and installing updates.
When I run windows again and want to shut it down, I enter the loop again !!

2) You can see that I have 3 updates for a 1 update, and the description of the 3 updates are the same

When I update and restart windows, I say to myself it will install this updates and I will not find them again when I update the windows as they are already installed

I was a liar and they still exist even after updating as I said

How can I solve this infinity loop !!

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08 Jun 2012   #2

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Hello Hesham3del and welcome to Seven Forums.

Something that's worked for me in the past is to change the settings for Windows Updates. Instead of "Install updates automatically (recommended)" change it to "Never install updates (not recommended)".

Windows Update Settings - Change

Reboot your computer for the change to take effect and manually check for updates. Start with the Important .NET Framework updates but install only one at a time. If it installs, reboot and install the second one, reboot, install the third, reboot. You can now start on the Optional updates. Select just a few at a time (perhaps 3 but no more than 5.) Keep track of the KB numbers.

Install the first group, reboot, make sure your computer is working properly. If it is, install the next group, reboot, check the computer. If the computer starts having issues you'll know exactly which group of updates caused the problem. Uninstall all of the updates in that group then reinstall one at a time rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is causing the problem. Ignore that update until the end.

If the above doesn't get the updates installed you could try running the Microsoft Fixit Troubleshooter. After running use the same install procedure as above (one at a time for .NET Framework, just a few at a time for optional updates.)

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

And if that doesn't work try the System Update Readiness Tool. After running, same install procedure as above.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
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07 Jul 2012   #3

64 bit Windows 7 Home

I was having the same problem and tried all sorts of fixes, none of which worked. I did find a solution (rather simple I might add) that worked for me.I uninstalled framework 4 (running windows 7 64 bit), restarted, then downloaded and installed a fresh version of .net framework.
That's it!

Hope it works for you.

Sometimes we can't see the Forrest for the trees.

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