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Windows 7: I've had it with Windows Update!

09 Jan 2017   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martinlest View Post
Thanks, I may give it another go. According to 'Programs & Features' there are just two updates left on my laptop, KB3020369 (sic) and KB976902: there's no uninstall option for either of them, but as both are necessary for update to work, perhaps I can leave them as they are and install KB3125574 and then KB3172605 on top of them?
Why install KB3125574? Doesn't make sense.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
KB3125574 probably has April's update client which is just as broken as many other months releases
RE: Uninstalling updates. Disable WU and reboot or stop WU Service.

From an elevated command prompt type:

wusa /uninstall /kb:3125574 /quiet /norestart

Replace 3125574 in the above command with the desired kb number

to uninstall with no prompts and no restart. You still need to reboot once the update is removed and ideally run advanced disk cleanup to include windows update cleanup.

or wusa /uninstall /kb:3125574

to uninstall with prompts and confirmation of removal.


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09 Jan 2017   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Mostly because if one does not install KB3125574 more than not a lot of updates will fail to install
Which makes sense seeing a lot of updates are superseded
But MS has not made a better error message saying Does not apply instead of the error failed to install.
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09 Jan 2017   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Cheers.
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09 Jan 2017   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'll to that
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11 Jan 2017   #15
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Re. KB3125574, I don't want to install that again as it contains the updates that stop Photoshop from working, which cannot be removed when installed via a 'rollup'. The two updates that show in programs & features refuse to be removed (by elevated cmd), I get a notice saying they are necessary for my computer and cannot be uninstalled (Googling shows that MS have said that once installed, these cannot be removed). OK

Seems to me that, unless I reinstall Windows again (which I am not going to do at this stage), I am not going to get update working: the utility has been 'checking for updates' for half an hour now. Some people report that the updates do appear, but you might have to leave the PC running overnight (???!).
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11 Jan 2017   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this script:

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Right click the CMD file and run as admin. Choose option to reset WU components. Let it run. When finished choose the option to reboot.

EDIT: Personally I find it works without needing to boot into safe mode but I use admin account with UAC disabled.
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12 Jan 2017   #17
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi. I ran the script and then left Windows Update 'searching' before I went to work. When I came back, the updates were listed - took about half an hour as far as I can see.

However, reading various threads on the Adobe forums it seems that Windows updates which cause Photoshop to stop working come in thick and fast; it's not a case of just one previous update causing this. It seems as if every time you update you have to start deleting updates that are causing the issue - some of them are listed on the Adobe forum. As I use Photoshop quite often, that is not a road I want to go down!. I can either go back to a very early version of PS I have (6.1) or just not run any more updates on the laptop. Most annoying...

Thanks for the help with this.
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12 Jan 2017   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I use an older version of Photoshop and it works okay with Windows Updates patched and up to date. Don't know much about problems with newer versions of Photoshop.
RE: Updates taking half an hour to appear. I know that WU would have to rescan your system for installed and missing updates before it could determine which updates to offer. Half an hour seems a little too long but see if it's any faster next patch tuesday.
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12 Jan 2017   #19
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Also suggest that you use use settings for Windows Update. That way nothing gets downloaded or installed automatically.
I've had it with Windows Update!-change-settings.jpg
You can then review updates and research any problems before downloading and installing them. You can also delay download until you are happy that there are no problem updates in the latest bunch of releases.

Personally I don't really care about faulty updates as I always keep several working system image backups. Any problems I image current drive and restore backup then copy over any missing important or personal files.


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12 Jan 2017   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'd like to see a list of updates that are hosing ps personally

I would assume net framework updates ?
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