Windows 7 Not Updating

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  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Windows 7 Not Updating


    I did a clean install recently and Windows updates wont work. I was able to install some updates like SP1 but now the Windows Update windows simply stays the same saying "checking for updates".

    Interestingly last Wednesday the updates seemed to work with the automatic updates; it download and "installed" 200 or so updates but when i restarted it said something to the effect of Window Update failed... reverting changes. A few of the updates did actually install but i still cannot get most of them.

    I have deleted the Windows History Components via a command prompt tool which i no longer have the link for. I did a Clean-Boot along with totally uninstalling all anti virus and firewall software to be sure and then ran the Windows Update Diagnostic tool found here https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...troubleshooter but the program continually stays at "detecting problems... checking for online updates". I have let this run for three hours to no avail.

    I really want to avoid having to reinstall windows since that take me around 15 hours and i may just encounter the same issue. What is my next step please?
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  2. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #2

    Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
    You can look into this
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

    Summed up Manually install KB3020369 & KB3172605 in that order
    When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
    Windows Update Settings - Change

    Then the last is KB3125574
    Which the last you have to get it at the catalog using internet explorer
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    Here are the first two to manually install
    KB3020369
    Win-7 32 bit
    https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
    Win-7 64 bit
    https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

    KB3172605 newest update client is in this update but KB3020369 is required to install it.
    Win-7 32 bit
    https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu
    Win-7 64 bit
    https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

    After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.
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  3. Posts : 87
    home premium 32 bit
       #3

    Thank you ThrashZone -

    I had this same problem, and stumbled on your fix - happy to report that your suggestion did the trick for me, in fact a first time fix.

    Thanks again for a clear detailed route to success:)
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #4

    Thanks TrashZone, your advice worked 100%

    Many Thanks :)
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  5. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you very much for resolving this issue for me
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  6. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #6

    Hi,
    Very good was waiting for you to confirm :)
    You're welcome all glad it helped
    Cheers.
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  7. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    IS there a way to really confirm that all my windows 7 updates are working normally because i have had to manually download "Microsoft Keyboard And Mouse" software which usually updates/downloads by itself and it is not a hidden update and i have manually clicked "Check for updates" but it says everything is up to date. Thanks
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #8

    Hi,
    Are you referring to microsoft mouse and keyboard center ?
    I used to have microsoft mouse and that software is not worth having
    Mouse properties is a lot better.

    I used it on a laptop and it wiped out my touchpad options page so I could not adjust my touchpad at all

    But yea that software would usually be optional but possibly it was dumped being offered through the update system finally it did nothing good for me even on a desktop it's just a different UI = User Interface.

    You can run sfc /scannow but if windows says it's updated it probably is
    Look through your update history for any failed listings
    If you see a failed to install look upwards on the list to see if it finally did install later
    Post any failed to install updates.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #9

    Okay I have a question is it Absolutly nessacerry to download the The


    Okay I have a question is it Absolutely necessary to download the last down load file which is: KB3125574

    Which the last you have to get it at the catalog using internet explorer
    Microsoft Update Catalog.

    I was just wondering if this is a absolutely necessary step or if I have to follow this last step because there is like a million instructions considering things you need to do if you experience any of the possible errors with this download in a very long list of instruction to follow of which I do not really understand. The instructions on the download page it says you may have a network error or several other errors as well. I just don't want to make my computer problems worse. I have already downloaded the first two downloads and I am wondering if the last download file from internet explore is absolutely necessary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Aaroon.
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #10

    Also what's the worst case scenario if I don't download the last file: KB3125574 ?
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