Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Update won't install updates even after multiple reinstalls

28 Jul 2016   #1
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Update won't install updates even after multiple reinstalls

As said in the title, I have a computer with an issue, and that issue is that it cannot install any updates what so ever, even after re-installing Windows multiple times, even after applying a lot of fixes, it won't install any updates! It has run Windows update overnight for 2 days, nothing downloaded/installed either. It finds the updates, it lists them aswell, but Windows Update won't download them or anything. If you go to update history it will just say "Failed" on all updates.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Jul 2016   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Laith,

Sorry your having such a hard time with your issue.

Please, follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions, so we can better assist you.
Windows Update Posting Instructions

John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #3
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

My bad, apologies. SURT has been running for over an hour and a half and is stuck at the "Searching for updates on this computer" step. sfc /scannow came up with no errors. CBS log will be downloadable via a WeTransfer link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jul 2016   #4
torchwood

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

Hi Laith,
run the Mgadiag,
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

are these errors present

WAT Activex: Not Registered - 0x80040154
WAT Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154

If so run KB971033

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #5
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

As said I cannot install any updates from Windows Update. Also I'm pretty sure it's an original copy I downloaded and installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #6
torchwood

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

Do it from the catalogue, stand alone.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #7
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Stuck on the same "Searching for updates on this computer" step.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #8
torchwood

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

got another comp you can D/L it on to a usb?
or on your w10 partition?

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2016   #9
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

That's what I did. I put the standalone installer on the USB and copied it over to the computer that has the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2016   #10
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Laith,

What method of reinstalling Windows are you doing?

Since Windows Update is still stalling, have you tried.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Update won't install updates even after multiple reinstalls




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update (System updates) Multiple Failures
Hi. I am having problems with windows when it tries to update the OS but apparently not when it tries to do Apps like Office as demonstrated by this screenshot: Having looked through the error codes they are as follows: KB3147071 - 800F0826 KB3138901 - 800F0826 KB3146963 - 800F0826...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update updates over multiple boots
I've observed "that sometimes" when Windows 7 requires a ReStart after an Update that after that restart I will get a message saying -- for example -- Windows is 30%, 70%, then 100% complete. The computer works fine. However, if the system is shut down, say overnight, the next day at turn-on I...
Windows Updates & Activation
Cleaning up root disk from multiple reinstalls of Windows 7
I'm visiting a friend who has resorted to reinstalling Windows 7 64 bit every time his installation was corrupted by malware. His root drive is filling up with Windows files in multiple directories: C:\Users - Created 7/14/2009, Modified 2/18/2015 C:\Windows - Created 7/14/2009, Modified...
Installation & Setup
BSOD's Start Again After Reinstalls of Win 7 and Updates
I reformatted the hard drive and began again. Once I get to the point where Windows 7 is pretty much up-to-date with bug-fixes (over 100 of them!), and MS Office is installed, the BSOD's start up again - fast and furious. I can tell my computer has a hard time starting up cold - the hardware needs...
BSOD Help and Support
Multiple Crashes On New Build Despite Three Reinstalls Of Windows
I recently build a new computer and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit but I'm experiencing a range of problems. Almost all programs or utilities I download or attempt to install from CD fail giving me an error similar to the download package is corrupt. Windows Updates almost always...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App