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Windows 7: How to manually install a failed Windows update

17 Oct 2014   #1

How to manually install a failed Windows update

I normally check the status of Windows update every few days. This morning going to Control Panel ..... Windows Update I find everything normal. I check update history and find that a important update failed. So I did a check for pending updates. Still normal, no pending updates found.
That important update that failed really wasn't so IMPORTANT, I guess.
Anyhow, I wish to try to install it. Can't find how.
I didn't put this post in the Windows Update forum because I'm not ready to troubleshoot yet. Just want to find out how to install the failed update.


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17 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Hi Bill,

Considering that they aren't letting you download it, it's probably not that important. I really don't think you can install this update, even manually!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Did you Google the KB# and see what the update was for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Oct 2014   #4


no not yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2014   #5


Just Googled it. It's not important to me anwa. Something about compatibility for future upgrades.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro 32

FYI, in the Update History you can double-click an update and then click on the link of "More information". It'll take you to the KB page
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