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Windows 7: Windows Update

08 Dec 2012   #1
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Windows Update

I decided to run windows update yesterday. When I go to start button and click on windows update it will show a spinning wheel beside my arrow point for several minutes (lots) and finely it will go to a blank page. Tryed to download and run Update readiness tool. It wants me to logon as administrated but it won't let me. This is my computer and I am the administrater. I get an error message 0xc80003f3. Thanks


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08 Dec 2012   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Try this
Open an Elevated Command Prompt (if you can - if not, use an ordinary one)

Copy and paste teh following commands into it

regsvr32 MSXML3.dll /s
net stop wuauserv
cd /d %windir%\SoftwareDistribution
rd /s /q DataStore
net start wuauserv
regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 mssip32.dll /s

Post the results


Here are some instructions to make life easier :)
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.
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09 Dec 2012   #3
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

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C:\Windows\system32>regsvr32 MSXML3.dll /s
C:\Windows\system32>net stop wuauserv
The Windows Update service is stopping.
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>cd /d %windir%\SoftwareDistribution
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution>rd /s /q DataStore
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution>net start wuauserv
The Windows Update service is starting.
The Windows Update service was started successfully.

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution>regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution>regsvr32 mssip32.dll /s
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution>
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09 Dec 2012   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Good - now try Windows updates again - do a manual Check for updates first
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09 Dec 2012   #5
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, that worked!
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09 Dec 2012   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Wow! - I can't honestly say I expected it to! :)

Good to know, though!
thanks for the feedback, and good luck.
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