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Windows 7: Unable to install window updates

25 Jan 2016   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

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25 Jan 2016   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Finished all 6 steps you recommended and still receiving windows update error 80070308.
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26 Jan 2016   #13
Layback Bear

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

I only get AdwCleaner from Bleeping Computer.

Windows Downloads

Unable to install window updates-adwcleaner-button.jpg

Did you do sfc /scannow in this fashion?

Tutorial by Brink:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Did your security scans find anything? If so what?

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26 Jan 2016   #14

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

If the computer didn't cost you anything you might consider replacing the hdd/ hard drive and starting fresh
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You can get a iso to reinstall windows with for free all you really need is the activation key that is on the case of the computer also stating what os is installed from the factory.
ISO image
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26 Jan 2016   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I ran sfc/scannow. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. I also ran sfc/verifyonly. Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations.
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26 Jan 2016   #16

Win7 Ultimate X64

As Thrash said if this was a gifted machine and you have no files/personal data on there it may just be easier to wipe the HDD and reinstall windows to give you a fresh slate to start from.

This is only an option if your machine has a windows OEM sticker on it somewhere with a legible activation key/code
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30 Jan 2016   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Does the windows OEM sticker have to be from the computer I am having issues with? Or can I use the sticker from another computer system.
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30 Jan 2016   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

The OEM needs to relate to the PC.
In short the Key is married to the Mac address of the hardware.

You can use Produkey or Keyfinder or Magical jelly bean to extract your key before re install.
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30 Jan 2016   #19

Windows XP Pro / Home / Windows 7 Starter Windows Pro 32 bit and 64 bit / Windows 10

If you recieved this as a gift and info on the PC of past user, it's best to do a re-installation of the OS. If this for the eMachines ET1831 it may have a factory recovery HDD part. to restore the PC back to the factory setting. No need for a CD or Windows Key. If it's not for the eMachine you can check and see if their is a Recovery part. on the HDD. Go to Admin Tools and select create Part. / Defrag to open up the Disk Manager and in will show all the Part. on the HDD even if it's hidden. Part. will be Labeled "RECOVERY" and files can not be edited on the Part. unless you know how to explore it. To reset to factory build you need to press the function key to start the program. Note: If Windows 10 FREE Upgrade was installed and the 30 days test limit has been reached the function keys will not work. However you may still be able to get it to start by setting the Part. to active. I had to do this with my HP 110 mini to remove Windows 10 after the 30 days trial ended and decided to return to Windows 7 Starter. It booted up to factory reset menu without having to press any keys to start it. Then just select the option to restore to factory. All info on the HDD will be removed except for the "RECOVERY" Part. and a fresh installation of the OS and any OEM programs will be installed. NO Windows Key needed it's built into the OEM RECOVERY files.

NOTE: Setting the Recovery Part. on HDD to active will make BIOS look only at that Part. for boot files. If it does not find a bootable file your system will not be bootable using the HDD as before. Other boot media and software will be needed, to reset the HDD active Part. without removing it.

Suggestion: If the factory RECOVERY of OS is successful, preform only the update functions before Web surfing and make a recovery image file for later use. Do this after all current Updates have been installed, as the time to re-install them take almost a day. Image should be saved on the "RECOVERY" Part. if room or outside USB drive or other media able to hold the files.

A start-up recovery cd will be needed, but can be made later from any PC using the same OS as one being asked t be restore.

I recommend making the Image with only the drivers and OS installed, not with any additional programs. Space needed for image of Windows 7 PRO 64 bits with updates 25 Gigs.
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31 Jan 2016   #20

Windows XP Pro / Home / Windows 7 Starter Windows Pro 32 bit and 64 bit / Windows 10
Fresh installations and updates

Fresh installations take less than 30 mins for Windows 7 OS, but the updates can take a day to finish. MS lack of building a Service pack 2 has created a big problem for many preforming fresh installations. Without a SP2 for Windows 7 the load on the update server is being overload with request. Thoust creating an overload demand currently on the server for updates. Current time to receive all the updates can take 24 hours.

Sample of re-installation of Windows 7 Pro 32 bit Sp1 Dell
Start up installation show one update KB976902
Running of update with out being on the internet! Received "Update agent 320" then updater recieved 3,300,000 bits. reboot request not ask for but dne and another 10,000,000 received and reboot show edit of 44 reg on re-boot after 2:22 mins updater shows 208 updates available 90,000 sent 211,000,00 received. updates available 208 @ 634 MB.

Time to download the 208 files 3:45 from the start of request 15,000,000 sent 518,000,000 recieved an not request to re-boot on OS but noted on the "start" button. Updater after installations reports 93 updates installed 115 failed, re-boot request.

Update request to check for updates 15,000,000 bit sent 548,000,000 received. updates preformed on after re-booting 1 update received 19,000 sent 181,000 received and re-boot.

1:35 mins. into reboot and checking for updates still on going OS request to re-boot for updates.

Just a sample of a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 32 bit SP1 Jan 30 2016
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