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Windows 7: I can't get anymore windows updates without downloading windows 10??

29 Sep 2019   #1
Negaforce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I can't get anymore windows updates without downloading windows 10??

Okay, this is going to be difficult for me to explain because I'm not very tech savvy but I'm going to do my best. Anyways I'm on windows 7 64 bit I remember years ago an update came out that was practically forcing people to install windows 10 I did everything in my power to make that not happen. But I noticed I haven't been getting any window updates going all the way back to 2016!! they just stopped. I'm going to post some screenshots of the dilemma Iím experiencing

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As you can see I still can't get any updates unless I download windows 10... I mentioned earlier that there was a way around this in the past but it isn't working for me anymore unless Iím doing something wrong, in the next screen shot I show how it won't allow me to make a specific update hidden the hidden option won't come up anymore only view details and copy details... I've tried doing it as administrator and that won't work either

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In this other screen shot I'm displaying the option I've had for my windows updates for the last few years it's been the second option but yesterday I tried the other three options and nothing changed I still can't check for other updates or hide the windows 10 update that (I STILL DO NOT WANT).

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In this next screen shot I'm displaying the option I've had for my windows updates for the last few years it's been the second option but yesterday I tried the other three options and nothing changed I still can't check for other updates or hide the windows 10 update that (I STILL DO NOT WANT).

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When I attempt to let the update go through it tells me 12 things are being loaded I'm under the assumption that if I allow for that update to finish I'll have windows 10 the next time the computer restarts.

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30 Sep 2019   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

With the total End of support for Windows 7 fast approaching I would suggest that you start by looking at some other users, comments and suggestions Here ... What should we do after January 2020

This thread has a lot of ideas for those who wish to remain on Windows 7 Without Support from Microsoft, and also contains links to other threads that discuss similar issues to yours
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30 Sep 2019   #3
torchwood

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

Hi Negaforce.

Before we do anything please make a back-up image, most here use macrium

now follow these instructions

Reset your WU option to CHECK FOR UPDATES ONLY


Click Start, and then type regedit in the Start Search box.
In the Programs list, click regedit.exe.
Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS
Right-click COMPONENTS.
Click Export.
In the File Name box, type COMPONENTS.
In the Save in box, click Desktop, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.
In the details pane, right-click PendingXmlIdentifier, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
In the details pane, right-click NextQueueEntryIndex, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
In the details pane, right-click AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, and then click Delete. If the value does not exist, go to the next step.
Restart the computer.

further reading
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3184143


Roy
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30 Sep 2019   #4
Snick

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

Sweet Roy!!!!

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10, see this please Repair Windows Without Reformatting
Applies to Win7 Win10 Upgrade
You're in GOOD HANDS with Torchwood/Roy!!!!!!!

Bill
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01 Oct 2019   #5
Paul Black

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

Hi Negaforce,

Welcome to SevenForums!

torchwood has given you excellent advice, please do as he has recommended, especially creating a system image prior to doing anything!

If that works and gets rid of the nagging Win 10 update you should be able to download and install the Win 7 updates! There have been many many updates since 2016. You will have to decide on whether you are going to install the cumulative [Monthly Rollup] update or the monthly [Security-Only] updates [plus others of course]!

WU can take hours to download and install updates, including all the restarts needed. There are a couple of quicker and preffered alternatives available when you get to that stage. If you want more information on that then please let us know.

I hope this helps!
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01 Oct 2019   #6
Negaforce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Negaforce.

Before we do anything please make a back-up image, most here use macrium

now follow these instructions

Reset your WU option to CHECK FOR UPDATES ONLY


Click Start, and then type regedit in the Start Search box.
In the Programs list, click regedit.exe.
Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS
Right-click COMPONENTS.
Click Export.
In the File Name box, type COMPONENTS.
In the Save in box, click Desktop, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.
In the details pane, right-click PendingXmlIdentifier, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
In the details pane, right-click NextQueueEntryIndex, and then click Delete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
In the details pane, right-click AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, and then click Delete. If the value does not exist, go to the next step.
Restart the computer.

further reading
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3184143


Roy
Hey, I'm not sure if I'm replying the proper way here because I'm new and don't really know what I'm doing lol


I'm wondering if this information you provided me with would still be applicable? I somehow got the nerve to just let the update go through but when the computer restarted I didnít have windows 10 instead I had a few other updates and some that (keep failing for some reason). Anyways I thought that was odd but the issue persists I still can't check for any windows updates because every time I attempt to do so I get this message that states.. I'm just going to post a link to the screenshot of what it says below.

Imgur: The magic of the Internet



I thought it was the windows 10 update that was causing the inability for me to check for updates now I'm not so sure if it is...
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01 Oct 2019   #7
Paul Black

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

Hi Negaforce, out of interest, did you create a system image FIRST!
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01 Oct 2019   #8
Negaforce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Negaforce, out of interest, did you create a system image FIRST!
No, I haven't yet to be honest I'm not sure how, I've never made a system image before I suppose it's something similar to a system restore or backup I'll definitely make one before doing any of the aforementioned things listed but I'm still curious if windows 10 is even what's causing that problem now.

I have it set to install updates automatically so I'm noticing that it's starting to download updates even though it won't allow me to check for them.. but like I said before half of the updates are failing and I have no idea why look at that screenshot only 1 was successful: Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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01 Oct 2019   #9
Paul Black

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

Hi Negaforce,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Negaforce View Post
I somehow got the nerve to just let the update go through but when the computer restarted I didn’t have windows 10 instead I had a few other updates and some that (keep failing for some reason).
You should have . . .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
torchwood has given you excellent advice, please do as he has recommended, especially creating a system image prior to doing anything!
You will NOT be able to go back to the OS state prior to installing the Win 10 update!

For information purposes, a system image creates an exact copy of the OS [on an external HDD] as it was when the system image was made. This way, if things go wrong, you will be able to restore the OS back to the exact same state that it was when the system image was made in a very short time. There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].

I hope this helps!
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01 Oct 2019   #10
Snick

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

RUN AutoSURT64 PLEASE, Roy and I can HELP you! Paul Black is included in Helping you!
Post CBS LOG THAT APPEARS ON YOUR DESKTOP.
The self-extracting program is System Update Readiness Tool tweaked by me! Nimiro is my Windows Update Profession, I helped develop Windows 10 Insider, Fast Ring, BETA TESTER
Please run my TOOL. If I can't fix it Nimiro CAN AND WILL>

Biill
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