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Windows 7: Windows update issue.....

04 Aug 2016   #1

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
Windows update issue.....


Need some assistance with a Windows Update issue.

Done a clean install yesterday after having an problem which I was unable to resolve but the problem has been repeated.

As it's a clean install there are 100's of Windows Updates to be installed and at first these are downloaded and installed ok. After a while there are no more notifications of any, so I'm using the PC as normal. Come the end of the night, I'm notified that there are about 230 updates to be downloaded so I set them on their merry way as I've done countless times elsewhere.

After the downloads are done, I'm notified to power off to start installing them, again no big deal. After this, the PC reboots and starts to configure them. Gets to the end and this is where the trouble starts.

The first attached file has the following on screen message - Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes, Do Not Switch Off your PC.

I've come on here and tried the various tips. Ran SFC /scannow in Admin mode and there are no errors reported. Been running the Windows Update Standalone Installer since midday, that found 1 missing update KB947821 which I installed ok. Read up on this on MS page and that was quite interesting, it can prevent some updates from being installed. Hallelujah I thought my problems were all about to be solved. But no, I was informed a reboot was necessary to now install 237 updates.... with the same result as previously.

I've also attached a screenshot showing which updates worked and which ones failed but as the actual list is longer than my screen this is only a limited list. Also attached the CBS log file.

Assistance in resolving this annoying issue will be greatly appreciated.


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Windows update issue.....-update-fail.jpg   Windows update issue.....-update-failures.png  
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04 Aug 2016   #2

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

Hi Weescotsman,

Unfortunately the CBS isnt showing any errors.
Can you post the details from
C >> Windows >> windowsUpdate
(just todays entries please)


Note read this thread
Latest Windows Update Client - Windows Update Agent
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04 Aug 2016   #3

Win 7 Professional 64 bit

Cheers for the prompt reply. I followed the link above to the latest Windows Update Agent, googled for the July update and installed it. After a reboot, it's picked up approx 270 updates to be installed, 10 Important and 260 optional ones. Only installing the 10 important ones just now which will probably require a reboot so I'll keep you posted. Attached the log as requested.

Attached Files
File Type: log WindowsUpdate.log (1.70 MB, 5 views)
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04 Aug 2016   #4

Win 7 Professional 64 bit

Happy days, issue resolved by installing the July Windows Update Agent. I was a bit sceptical so installed a batch of 20 or so at a time and they went in fine, the final batch of 173 were then also successfully installed. Much thanks to the folks on here as I was banging my head a bit against a brick wall. Damn you Microsoft.....
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