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Windows 7: What is the Win 7 Filename That Tracks the Updates?

28 Jun 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional x32bit
What is the Win 7 Filename That Tracks the Updates?

Hello -

Fortunately I have no update issues - at least at the moment.
I have misplaced a file in which I had good info on dealing with failing updates in Win 7. I found most of the info in other diagnostic files but cannot find the name of the file that tracks the updates.

I had previously read that if this file were deleted and the system rebooted, the OS would just recreate the file. The suggestion was to do that, and in my case it cured the problem.

So, can some good soul tell me what that filename is and the path to it? It was about a year ago when I last did that and I just can't remember the name and where it is.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
windows updates file

Hi N4hmr, This may help you.

Start Menu

Click on computer

Click on Local Disk C

Open Windows File

Software Distribution is the name of the file.
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 What is the Win 7 Filename That Tracks the Updates?

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