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Windows 7: Unable activate Microsoft update - error 0x80248015

04 Dec 2017   #1
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unable activate Microsoft update - error 0x80248015

Hello,
i am unable to activate Microsoft update for other MS products. In IE 11 i added microsoft.com to compatibility mode and then i agreed with terms of service but in next step i got error 0x80248015. I use account with adminstrator privileges (also tried run IE as administrator) so there should be no problem. Any ideas?

Why i need enable MS update now? I got error Windows update service not runing and i was unable search for new updates. So i was forced to stop WUservice, delete Softwaredistribution folder, after deleting this folder i enabled WUservice and folder Softwaredistribution was recreated and updates work again, but with disabled MS update.

Thank you for help




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04 Dec 2017   #2
crichgat

windows 7 64 home
 
 
Same error with

I found this in my update history


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB3102433)
Installation date: ‎6/‎19/‎2097 12:54 AM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80200001
Update type: Recommended
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is a highly compatible, in-place update for the .NET Framework 4.5.2. fter install this update, you may have to restart your computer.
More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3102433
Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com
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04 Dec 2017   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

try change pc date to dec 2 2017 (making sure time sync is off)

worked for me, in windows xp

microsoft broken or outdated certificates perhaps...
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04 Dec 2017   #4
dbgarza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
try change pc date to dec 2 2017 (making sure time sync is off)

worked for me, in windows xp

microsoft broken or outdated certificates perhaps...
That worked! I managed to re-enable Microsoft Update!

Definitively it is a problem with microsoft. After re-enabling Microsoft Update, It started to check updates, but if I change the date back to today Dec. 4, Windows Update is unable to check updates, it throws the error 0x80248015.

So yes. Something on Microsoft's side related to Microsoft Update is having problems.
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04 Dec 2017   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbgarza View Post
That worked! I managed to re-enable Microsoft Update!
Thanks for the confirmation.

On Windows XP I have to update my certificates manually ever so often. But since 7 is still supported officially, it's my opinion that Microsoft should fix this for you automatically.
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04 Dec 2017   #6
crichgat

windows 7 64 home
 
 
bad date just a one time with no explanation

date ok now tried rollback to prior windows woking better but now update services not active
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04 Dec 2017   #7
RBDigital

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Worked for me as well, on an old Dell mini running Windows 7 I was trying to install. Then I checked my Windows 7 test virtual machine, and it couldn't get windows updates either....until I set the date back to 12/2/17. I wonder if every single Windows 7 installation is affected? That would be pretty bad......

edit: yes, it is : Windows 7 updates appear to be broken for some | Windows Central
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05 Dec 2017   #8
dbgarza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Problem has been solved by Microsoft!

Just tried to enable Microsoft Update without changing the date and it worked!

Unable activate Microsoft update - error  0x80248015-windows-update.png

All is back on track... except that I did lose my old update history on Windows Update when I deleted the old SoftwareDistribution folder after getting Windows Update to work downloading Windows Only Updates, but I still can see the installed updates on the programs and features Window so no problem there :3

By the way, here is the new expiry date on the authorization.xml

Quote:
<ExpiryDate>2025-07-01T00:00:00.0000000-00:00</ExpiryDate>
2025 lol, 5 extra years of updates? how generous :v


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05 Dec 2017   #9
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Problem was on Microsoft side and was solved.
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05 Dec 2017   #10
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 
Not working yet for everyone

Maybe it's fixed, but I still cannot run Windows Update.
--When I launch it, I get the big red shield with the X, and the text below shows "null" instead of the date of the most recent update check.
--If I try to check for updates, I get the dialog box saying it cannot check for updates because the service is not running, and I need to restart. I've lost count of the number of restarts I have done.

I already did all the troubleshooting steps recommended by the Windows Update MS support pages, including running the troubleshooter itself 3 times. It said all errors were successfully fixed. I also ran CHKDSK and SFC/verifyonly (no issues found).

Since learning that this is an MS problem, I have not yet tried any of the fixes listed in these threads - deleting the Softwaredistribution folder, for instance, or rolling back the date. If this has been fixed, what are the steps I need to take now to get the fix to apply to my machine? Or do I just need to wait awhile for MS to release its official fix? I think I'm current as of Nov. 30.

Thanks for any recommendations
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