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Windows 7: Windows update not working

06 Jul 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Windows update not working

Hi all,

Just installed fresh copy of win 7 64bit SP1, i have activated it and confirmed it is genuine copy. I then went to get the normal updates and noticed that it had a red x in the shield, so i clicked update and it said looking for updates, i left it running while i went out for a couple of hours, when i came back it was still checking and no updates?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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07 Jul 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Chaos,
Why re-install again (last time sep 2015), were you hit by malware?
Please run this tool, copy/paste the results please

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07 Jul 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi Torchwood,

Reason for re-installing was because i open an email by mistake and got infected, which i thought i had sorted out but it was still behaving strangely.

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_SLP channel
Activation ID: da22eadd-46dc-4056-a287-f5041c852470
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00186-245-229331-02-2057-7601.0000-1872016
Installation ID: 002152898871055472259514659041208693310235007883961392
Processor Certificate URL: SpcService Web Service
Machine Certificate URL: RacService Web Service
Use License URL: UseLicenseService Web Service
Product Key Certificate URL: PkcService Web Service
Partial Product Key: 3CBQ3
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 07/07/2016 23:20:43

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
SSDT DpgPmm CpuPm
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07 Jul 2016   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

ALL of the report please.

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07 Jul 2016   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Chaos
Run malwarebytes free, CHECK the rootkit option in dashboard settings and then ESET, dissable any other Antivirus.

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07 Jul 2016   #6

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Showing an OEM key on a self Build.

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07 Jul 2016   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi Roy,

Thank you for the help btw. James.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software

Scan Date: 08/07/2016
Scan Time: 00:03
Logfile: Scan.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.07.07.06
Rootkit Database: v2016.05.27.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: James

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 272190
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 49 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


Number of scanned objects: 150229
Number of threats found: 0
Version of virus signature database: 13769 (20160707)
Date: 08/07/2016 Time: 00:10:19
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08 Jul 2016   #8

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Mgadiag NO furrther help will be provided

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08 Jul 2016   #9

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Chaos, windows updates are not working well for a lot of people on Windows 7 right now.

Try this:

Go into Windows update and set it to "never check for updates".

Open services.msc from the start menu search.

Scroll down to Windows update service, stop it and set the service to manual.

Reboot the PC.

Install the latest Windows update client

Again reboot the PC.

Open services.msc and set Windows update service back to "Automatic (Delayed Start)" and start the service.

Open Windows update in control panel and set it to your preferred setting (I use check for updates but don't download).

Run Windows update and let it run, it should pick them up quickly but may take up to an hour.

See if that helps?
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