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Windows 7: Windows Update: Incredibly strange behaviour

18 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Update: Incredibly strange behaviour


First post here, hope some kind soul can help! I have Windows Update set to 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them', and this has been the setting since installation. When I start Windows update, over the last couple of days, it offers no new updates, and yesterday I got the 8008005 message.

Very strange however, is the fact that when I view update history, it shows that updates have been installed over the last few days that i know I have not installed myself - again, I do not have the settings configured to 'install updates automatically', but to 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. If I start WU from the start menu and open task manger, and right click on WU and 'go to process', task manger highlights explorer.exe.

Also, I have navigated to the file location and tried to manually execute wuapp.exe, and nothing happens, nor does anything happen when I try to execute wuauclt.exe from the file location.

I have tried:

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter - Microsoft Windows Help

But this does not seem to have fixed the issue... Any advice would be gratefully received!

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18 Jun 2015   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Please post your C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file,

PLease also run the following commands in an Elevated command prompt...


post the results.

Here are some instructions to make lifeeasier :)

1) To open anElevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs,Accessories then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run asAdministrator. Accept the UAC prompt.

2) To run thecommands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on thehighlight select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at topleft select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the lastcommand, so hit the Enter Key once.

3) To copy theresults... 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 pasteit into your response.
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