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Windows 7: Windows 7 (pre-SP1) will not update

30 Dec 2017   #1
Maxster

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 (pre-SP1) will not update

I upgraded a 32-bit XP installation to Vista and then to Windows 7. I made the grievous error of upgrading with a pre-SP1 version, thinking I could run the standalone SP1. Instead, Windows Update refuses to run, returning an error of 0x800F0900, and running KB947821 consistently complains that certain corrupt packages related to the Windows installer cannot be repaired.

I am unable to update Windows Update with any newer version.

Is there anything I can do? (Attached please find the SUR log.)

Quote:
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdate-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_36682f540258afa8.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdate-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_36682f540258afa8
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdateclient-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_f7839c193937c3f1.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdateclient-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_f7839c193937c3f1
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..pdate-adm.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_2902167db25bf76d.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-w..pdate-adm.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_2902167db25bf76d
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..client-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_e0a2ed005b7b2888.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-w..client-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_e0a2ed005b7b2888
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..wsupdateclient-core_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_79d6786e99338140.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-w..wsupdateclient-core_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_79d6786e99338140

Summary:
Seconds executed: 242
Found 25 errors
CSI Manifest All Zeros Total count: 5
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 10
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 10

Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdate-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_36682f540258afa8.manifest
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsupdateclient-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_f7839c193937c3f1.manifest
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..pdate-adm.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_2902167db25bf76d.manifest
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..client-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_en-us_e0a2ed005b7b2888.manifest
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-w..wsupdateclient-core_31bf3856ad364e35_7.6.7600.256_none_79d6786e99338140.manifest





Attached Files
File Type: log CheckSUR.log (8.6 KB, 2 views)
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30 Dec 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try this method:

Cannot Run Windows Update on a Windows 7 PC?

It worked for me.

The only thing I did differently than what is in the above article is that I renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder to something else rather than deleting the contents of it.
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30 Dec 2017   #3
Maxster

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I made the mistake of installing the Intel driver update utility and now Windows 7 will not boot at all.
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30 Dec 2017   #4
torchwood

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

Hi Maxter,

The normal fix for this is to download the related KB and extract the missing/corrupt components and slipstream them in.

Unfortunately MS in thier wisdom decided NOT to issue the .256 WindowsUpdate Agent standalone KB required , (the one you need)

As its also quite old im not sure that even the Sysnative forum will have it, your best hope.
Post your logs there, if they havnt got it then it will have to be a clean install.
Dont believe a repair install will fix it either, you could give it a try.

Roy
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30 Dec 2017   #5
torchwood

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

See my previous post
JUST seen your latest - try booting from Safe mode and then Last known good.

Advanced Boot Options - Windows 7 Help Forums


Roy
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30 Dec 2017   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

7.6.7600.256.zip

Can be installed using dism++ or similar. Try doing it from boot media

A23x86.iso

You can also remove drivers with dism++. It is included in the boot media linked above.


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31 Dec 2017   #7
Maxster

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thanks, all, but in the end I just started over from a backup and upgraded with an SP1 ISO.

Now I can't get it to upgrade to 10, but that's a story for another forum.
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