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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.


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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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28 Jul 2016   #6
torchwood

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

Do it from the catalogue, stand alone.

Roy
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28 Jul 2016   #7
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Stuck on the same "Searching for updates on this computer" step.
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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
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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.
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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
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