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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro X64 "Some updates were not installed" Code 80073701

08 Apr 2019   #1
joejoered

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Win 7 Pro X64 "Some updates were not installed" Code 80073701

Well,

I have been getting that above error now since roughly December or so. Since then SOME updates have installed others not at all (usually the important security updates). I am here because I have tried everything that I could find on my own to no avail.

This is my main PC, Win 7 64 Pro, 8 core AMD, 32GB.

Just before I noticed the errors installing updates I went from a mechanical Hard Drive to a Samsung SSD via cloning my OS (860 EVO 1 TB). In addition to that and about the same time "I cut the cable" so to say and ditched my ISP: COMCAST... I mention that because I was using their free version of NORTON Utilities which included their Anti-Virus and firewall. Because I cancelled Comcast - they in turn cancelled my Norton subscription. So I went and bought a retail version of Norton Utilities and reinstalled.

Anyhow, I am going to try and share my CBS.zip file via Dropbox (It's 48mb in size?) Win 7 Pro X64 "Some updates were not installed" Code 80073701-cbs-size.png
and a print-screen of the error I have been seeing for months.

I am a little tech savvy (I built the machine I'm running) but I am no genius either so please bear with me and thanks for any help in advance...

CBS Zip here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10DU...ew?usp=sharing If that doesn't download from google drive I tried Dropbox here: Dropbox - CBS.zip

Error: Win 7 Pro X64 "Some updates were not installed" Code 80073701-win-up-error.png

Joe

PS
I am considering moving to Win 10 Pro via upgrade but I can't get that to work either. (Getting "We couldn't install Windows 100x8007001F-0x20006 The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during REPLICATE_OC operation). I SUSPECT that I can't upgrade because I am unable to get Win 7 updates to work.




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10 Apr 2019   #2
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi joejoered,
Welcome to SevenForums!

Just a thought : Why don't you make a Win 10 Pro clean install using a Win 7 Pro retail key ? Even if you upgrade successfully, you may need to make a clean install thereafter. In place upgrades are not great.

Thanks & Regards. ...
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10 Apr 2019   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Checking Component Store

Summary:
Seconds executed: 7635
Found 767 errors
CBS MUM Missing Total count: 767


Lots of missing files, give me a few to find them, I'm going on IT call right now.
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10 Apr 2019   #4
joejoered

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Vineet,
Thanks. I have considered doing a clean install and will do that if necessary and am saving that option as a last chance effort as I use this PC to do a fair amount of photo editing.

I have stand-alone versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed and I am worried that once I wipe those from my HDD that I may not be able to reinstall them. I originally purchased previous/older stand-alone versions of both and then installed downloaded updates on top of the original versions. I would rather not pay Adobe's subscription fees for their "cloud" based programs.

And for that reason I am willing to give the upgrade route a try before doing a fresh install.




Snick,
Many thanks in advance!!!


Joe
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10 Apr 2019   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

joejoered, you should invest a couple $ in an external hard drive, minimum USB flash (with USB temporary) and do a full disk backup to whichever you choose either AOMEI free or Macrium Reflect free.
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10 Apr 2019   #6
joejoered

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Snick,
I have several external drive to which I do frequent backups of important files.
Thanks again :)
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10 Apr 2019   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Well here we go! After searching 500k+ repository for all the missing files

  1. extract CheckSUR.zip
  2. place CheckSUR folder in C:\Windows\Temp
  3. run SURT
  4. post logs


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10 Apr 2019   #8
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joejoered View Post
I have several external drive to which I do frequent backups of important files

Always better safe than sorry, & sometimes backups of real important files in two or three places.
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10 Apr 2019   #9
joejoered

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It took about 2 hours to run SURT... Here is what is in the C/Windows/temp folder now.

CheckSUR.zip - Google Drive

and dropbox: Dropbox - CheckSUR.zip

Thanks
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10 Apr 2019   #10
joejoered

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I apologize if I uploaded the wrong set of logs... I shared what was in C/Windows/temp (where the checksur folder was) and I now wonder if I should be sharing what is in C/windows/logs again (?). Here are the files in the CBS folder again after running SURT - I apologize for any confusion:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rR...6ObkEgTHVgDvsa

or via dropbox: Dropbox - CBS (2).zip
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