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Windows 7: How to manually install a failed Windows update

17 Oct 2014   #1
blockie

 
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.

Bill


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17 Oct 2014   #2
Chuck38

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!

-Chuck
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17 Oct 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Did you Google the KB# and see what the update was for.
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18 Oct 2014   #4
blockie

 

no not yet.
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19 Oct 2014   #5
blockie

 

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

Bill
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19 Oct 2014   #6
Tookeri

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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