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Windows 7: Yet another KB4512506 won't install, error 80073701

2 Weeks Ago   #11
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi mjl1297,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
Just tried again with the same result.
Have you got any other HDD's attached [External HDD or USB]?


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Starting to think my SSD may be at end of life. That would explain the data corruption.
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi mjl1297,



Have you got any other HDD's attached [External HDD or USB]?
I thought I posted a reply to this earlier but apparently not. I didn't see your reply before my last posting otherwise I would have acknowledged it.

No I do not have any other drives connected. I am thinking about doing a clean install and running Simplix to reduce the updating time. Would that be a viable option you think? SSD tools (SSDReady) are indicating that the health of my SSD is sound and has some considerable time left in its projected lifespan.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi mjl1297,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
I am thinking about doing a clean install and running Simplix to reduce the updating time. Would that be a viable option you think?
Yes, I don't see why not!
You just need to do the pre-install backup[s] and get everything ready OS and software wise etc.
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Simplix installs all necessary updates and ignores the ones I don't need right? What exactly does it do? Running WU says there are still a number of updates to install about 150 to be exact. Can they be disregarded?

Sorry but a bit puzzled here.
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi mjl1297,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
Simplix installs all necessary updates and ignores the ones I don't need right?
Correct!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
What exactly does it do? Running WU says there are still a number of updates to install about 150 to be exact.
After you have downloaded the UpdatePack, run it. It scans your OS for any updates needed and then installs them. It doesn't include any Telemetry or suspect updates.

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Can they be disregarded?
Yes.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

One other thing, I am correct in stating that I have to run Simplix several times until it installs all of the updates it lists as still available correct? I started out at 162 and after four reboots I am down to 106 as I type this. I am waiting for as many of those to download and install before the installations are interrupted and I have to reboot again.
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Finally finished and looks like everything is installed!

Before I mark this thread as solved would you mind answering the following, should I permit WU to run and update the computer or just periodically run Simplix to keep my system up to date? How often should I run Simplix in the event you advise the latter course of action?
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi mjl1297,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
Before I mark this thread as solved would you mind answering the following, should I permit WU to run and update the computer or just periodically run Simplix to keep my system up to date? How often should I run Simplix in the event you advise the latter course of action?
I personally would disable [Never check for updates] WU's and then run SIMPLIX once a month when the new SIMPLIX [or DISM++] package becomes available.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've done that.

Lastly, does Simplix also include Windows Defender updated definitions? It just feels a little weird not running WU at all after all of these years running it--a bit like setting out from home and knowing you've forgotten something but can't think what it is.

SNICK I do hope you get your family issues favourably--and speedily--resolved.
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