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Windows 7: Can't run Windows Update

04 Nov 2009   #21
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I don't know if this suggestion was supposed to help, but it didn't.


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04 Nov 2009   #22
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It looks like you have restrictions in 'Group Policies'. Were you able to download Windows updates in Vista?
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04 Nov 2009   #23
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Yeah. I have never had a problem before. Now every time I click "Check updates" in windows update I get that error.
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04 Nov 2009   #24
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I've even e-mailed Microsoft about it. They said they would get back to me within 24 hours. It's been 48. Gotta love the support!
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05 Nov 2009   #25
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try this ....
  • Please download Dial-A-Fix from one of the following mirrors:
  • Extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Double click Dial-a-Fix.exe to start the program.
  • Press the green double checkmark box (Looks like this: )
  • UNcheck Empty Temp Folders, as well as Adjust Time/Date in the prep section. The prep section should then look like this:

  • Click on go
  • Exit/Close Dial-A-Fix
Next please go to windows update and install all critical updates
Microsoft Windows Update
Reboot, and see if that solves your update issues
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05 Nov 2009   #26
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

When I go to double click it, it says "Dial-a-fix is not ready for Vista (yet). There are many changes in Vista that prevent the normal operation of Dial-a-fix. Check the Dial-a-fix website after Windows Vista has been released in the retail market."

Why is it thinking I have Vista?
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05 Nov 2009   #27
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

because that program was designed for Win XP. Windows 7 wasn't even around back then. Win 7 is just Vista refined.
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05 Nov 2009   #28
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Makes sense. I thought it said it was compatible with Vista in its description, but I checked it over again and it isn't. Good catch.

Anymore ideas? I've e-mailed Microsoft...AGAIN since they haven't responded to my first e-mail.
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05 Nov 2009   #29
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Another idea ....

Step 1. Open Notepad (or any text editor).
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, as a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

Now see if you can update.
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05 Nov 2009   #30
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Another idea ....

Step 1. Open Notepad (or any text editor).
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, as a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

Now see if you can update.
In my opinion build-in Win 7 Troubleshooting>>System and Security>>Fix problem with WU do that as well.He tried Troubleshooting without success
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