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Windows 7: update not updating

09 Jul 2016   #11

windows 7 home premium 64bit

u r the man! i've been pulling my hairs searching for the answer high and low for a week since i reformatted my laptop but to no available. even MS website is hopeless, let alone those useless technicians who formatted my pc. now finally i can put my sleepless night behind. thanks again!

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13 Jul 2016   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by majulook View Post
1. reboot the system.

2. Make sure you have the latest Net framework 4.6.1 installed - download and install it manually selecting repair if it is already installed.

3. reboot

4. Ensure you have the most recent update client - download and install it manually

5. Reboot

6. Ensure the windows update service, Bits service and the Cryptographic service to automatic and started.

7. run windows update.

8. just wait.... some people on here have reported that the process took several hours.

Note the .net and the new windows update client may take a bit of time to install.
Majulook - I want to thank you! I have spent 2 days trying to update a Dell laptop that does not get much use. I tried everything; all of the Microsoft Fixit and Diagnostic tools, starting/stopping services, renaming/deleting folders, etc., nothing worked. I even did a System Restore out of desperation and was considering a clean install of the OS. I don't know how you came up with this fix or why it works but it does work! I followed steps 1-6 exactly, I didn't try to manually check for updates but in a few hours Windows Update found them by itself, downloading and installing them has been a breeze. I can now get on with my life and put this infuriating Windows Update bug behind me! Thank You!
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