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Windows 7: Windows Update not working anymore

20 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Update not working anymore

All of the sudden my Windows Update stopped working. When I start it, it just says that Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows Explorer restarts and nothing happens. I already tried rebooting, but that didn't help. I can't recall doing anything odd before Windows Update stopped working.

Does anyone have an idea?

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20 Jan 2009   #2

Win7 x64 Ultimate RTM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd View Post
Does anyone have an idea?
Do this fix and it will start working normally.
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20 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit

Oh, I saw that thread but I thought it was about Windows Installer only. I'll check it out now, thanks :)
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20 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit

As a matter of fact, Windows just gave me a solution after I sent an error report. I never thought that stuff worked haha
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20 Jan 2009   #5

Windows7 7201

I just got a Windows Update a few minutes ago.
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20 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop

Wow how weird is that, I thought my Windows update was fine but after reading this thread I thought I would check anyway and guess what.......... it aint bloody working. lol So I will be trying the patch also. Thanks for the info peeps.
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20 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Yeah, I was reading all these guys having this problem and I was thinking how come I've never seen it. So I try Windows Update, and there it was!

Out of a sudden, I didn't even download any updates meanwhile, I ran Windows Update yesterday and the day before without any updates. Today I ran it, and crash. Anyway, the reg fix works,at once. that's the good news.
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03 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
What do you mean by not working?

Just got a laptop with Win 7 (my first step away from XP - with MS at least). Completed oobe and got on my network. The first thing I did was go to Windows Update to get patches. The site scans my machine and comes up with six for the first round. Click download and install. An hour later I'm still looking at a cute green bar with a message that says something like "Preparing to install." It just hangs there with no errors. Tried again with firewall and virus protection off and got the same results.
Sound familiar?
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18 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium

I had the same problem i went to start - computer - c: windows softwaredistribution and deleted everything inside the folder ecept for reporting events then clicked windows update and its been working fine every since.
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