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Windows 7: Updates Failing

30 Sep 2019   #1
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Updates Failing

Each month I use the monthly security only update link found in the General Discussion forum with no issues.

This month, however, after downloading and installing, when Windows reboots I get the "Failure configuring Windows update, Reverting changes" message.

I've run the Windows Updates Troubleshooter (quite a few days ago) and it either didn't find anything or fixed anything it found wrong. Still I get the failure message.

I've tried the DISM++ software (one update at a time), but this is a highly time consuming process.

Other than doing a complete reinstall, does anyone have any suggestions on getting the updates to load?

Thanks for any help.


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30 Sep 2019   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"I've tried the DISM++ software (one update at a time), but this is a highly time consuming process."
I may want to try that, can you give me one dism++ example of what you did for one update? And what is the best source for dism++? Thanks in advance, I too have 5-6 updates that always fail. Even PortableUpdate can't get those last few installed.
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30 Sep 2019   #3
Paul Black

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

Hi br4,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"I've tried the DISM++ software (one update at a time), but this is a highly time consuming process."
It certainly is!

My advice is that you either let DISM++ do what it is good at [updating the OS with all the updates needed, excluding any updates that include Telemetry], or use it to maybe install a few stubborn ones that will not install by any other means [like wusa etc].

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
And what is the best source for dism++?
DISM++ => DISM++.

I hope this helps!
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30 Sep 2019   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Paul, will there be a listing of commandlines for dism++ somewhere?
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30 Sep 2019   #5
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Paul, will there be a listing of commandlines for dism++ somewhere?
What are you thinking of doing command line wise?
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30 Sep 2019   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RolandJS,What are you thinking of doing command line wise?
when I get home, I am hoping to force 4-5 WU KBs to stop squawking and not installing to simply...(drumroll)...install. :)
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30 Sep 2019   #7
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
When I get home, I am hoping to force 4-5 WU KBs to stop squawking and not installing to simply...(drumroll)...install.
Have you tried installing them using wusa [using .msu file]? . . .

wusa - Overview

wusa must be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
Switches used:

[1] None. If no switches are used, then this will require user interaction and will re-start the computer automatically if it is required.
[2] /quiet mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction. The computer will however, re-start if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.
[3] /quiet /no re-start mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction and prevents the computer from re-starting if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.

NOTE: The /norestart switch is ignored if the /quiet switch is not present. If you run these two switches together, you must manually re-start the OS after the installation is complete if that particular update requires it.

NOTE: If you use Copy and Paste for any of the commands below, you will need to use the mouse right-click and paste option because CTRL+V doesn’t work in the elevated command prompt window.

wusa - Install Update

To install a downloaded .msu file, or a .msu file that will not install by double-clicking it, please follow my instructions below.

You must use the full path of the .msu file. For example, if the .msu file is in the C:\Downloads folder, type one of the following commands [see Switches used above] at the elevated command prompt to install the update:

[1] wusa.exe C:\Downloads\Windows6.0-KBxxxxxxx-x64.msu [yes, there is one space there]. Press Enter.
[2] wusa.exe C:\Downloads\Windows6.0-KBxxxxxxx-x64.msu /quiet [yes, there are two spaces there]. Press Enter.
[3] wusa.exe C:\Downloads\Windows6.0-KBxxxxxxx-x64.msu /quiet /norestart [yes, there are three spaces there]. Press Enter.

NOTE: The above are examples, replace the Windows6.0-KBxxxxxxx-x64 with the actual .msu file name!

I hope this helps!
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30 Sep 2019   #8
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

If the above doesn't work, I will probably be able to give you the DISM commands to try and install them tomorrow!
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30 Sep 2019   #9
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Responding to Paul Black's first reply (My advice is that you either let DISM++ do what it is good at [updating the OS with all the updates needed, excluding any updates that include Telemetry], or use it to maybe install a few stubborn ones that will not install by any other means [like wusa etc]):

I tried selecting all of the Critical updates, which would all load, but when the system rebooted I got the Failure configuring message, much the same as using Windows Updates or the monthly security only update.

Even trying to load one update at a time, using DISM++, it would go through the process and then, after rebooting, give the Failure configuring message.
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30 Sep 2019   #10
Snick

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

OK, Run AutoSURT64 from my M$ OneDrive and post CBS Folder that will appear on your desktop, minus the .cab files which are compressed CBS.log.
Please
I will tell help you FIX it, please do as I request.
You already wasted 9 posts? YES
Bill
WU posting instructions are there for a reason. This gets old? YES! VERY!

I play by play description of what is going on if you wish, run tool please.

Nimiro is my Windows Update Professor? YES, RICHARD IS!!!!!!
SFCFix by Nimiro, Sysnative Forums Official Download - Repair Windows Update

Better than SFC /SCANNOW? OF COURSE, WAY, WAY BETTER. IF YOU HAVE THE WIN7 ISO OR WIN7 INSTALL DISK, PREFERABLY WITH SP1 IT CAN FIX ADDITIONAL ITEMS TOO!!
It cannot replace corrupt or missing files if they are not available (hint about disk and ISO), that is where I come in, if it's not on the ISO, I have 864k Windows files and growing. If I don't have it we can find it.

I'll stay logged in and be back checked for the logs in a few hours or so, I'm in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan.

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