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Windows 7: Can one apply Windows Updates without Loging on to Windows?

23 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Can one apply Windows Updates without Loging on to Windows?

Dear sevenforum users,

The problem in question is not happening to myself but someone I want to help out.

When he tries to logon to his Windows 7 machine he gets a interactive logon failure error message and is unable to logon.

He tried save mode, save mode with network and save mode with command prompt and none worked. So he installed a second Windows 7 on another partition, made some research and found a hotfix he's sure will solve his problem.

Now we are at the one million question: How to apply updates without being able to log on to Windows?

Are there any means to accomplish this? Thanks in advance, Ricardo Bohner.

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23 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try doing this to see if things can be repaired.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Use method 1.
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 Can one apply Windows Updates without Loging on to Windows?

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