Windows 7 refuses any update

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Windows 7 refuses any update


    Hi users,

    I could use some help ... I have fresh install of Win7 Home Premium (from official retail dvd I own) and it won't do any updates. I also think I don't have SP1 yet, but don't know how to check
    Windows Update returns error 80072EFE.
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  2. Posts : 15,169
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #2

    In both cases, you need to have SP1 first.

    Either download and install this
    KB3138612
    just dble click on it to install then you will be able to get the post SP1 updates, which will take a long while

    OR an easier and quicker way is to d/l simplix pack , then just run it and it do will everything, rebooting when needed and cleaning up at the end

    https://update7.simplix.info/UpdatePack7R2.exe


    If your installation media is ancient:

    You can still download the service pack and go through all that upgrading to SP1 pallaver, or you can download a more recent .iso file which already contains SP1 and save yourself a lot of time if you ever need to do another install.

    you can search tinternet for

    en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso

    OR

    X17-58997.iso

    They are identical. just different names
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for your attempt, but it will be trickier than that. KB3138612 Says it's not applicable for my installation.
    I'll give your suggestion for that "all-in-one" solution a try though.
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  4. Posts : 15,169
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #4

    I'll give your suggestion for that "all-in-one" solution a try though
    That also requires SP1.

    do yourself a favor and d/l a proper win7 .iso with SP1 already included. Install it. Then run simplix after
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ah no ok, I have too many programs already installed/running/configured. Also, I suffer from a form of OCD and need/want to know why it's not letting me update anything.
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  6. Posts : 15,169
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #6

    Possibly you havent got sp1 installed.

    you can look in the system window to see. press the windows and pause/break keys together and the system window pops up

    Windows 7 refuses any update-sp1-installed.jpg


    Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - MajorGeeks
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  7. Posts : 538
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #7

    AzzKickr said:
    Ah no ok, I have too many programs already installed/running/configured. Also, I suffer from a form of OCD and need/want to know why it's not letting me update anything.
    That's because to download and install the more recent update your Win7 needs SHA2 signing support.

    2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows Update

    And you cannot install the KB4474419 update that provides that until you have updated to SP1.
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  8. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #8

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    Note both 32-bit & 64-bits available
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  9. Posts : 15,169
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #9

    Or you could do an upgrade install with the more recent media.
    change the sources\cversion.ini to this:

    Windows 7 refuses any update-cversion-min.jpg

    I have done it several times.
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  10. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #10

    I installed Windows 7 Home several times over the past year on several computers. I use the following as a guide:

    How to obtain and install Windows 7 SP2
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...9-48e1e883051e

    Once a computer had SP1 and the Rollup they were able to use Windows Update to do updates automatically.

    The only exception was a computer with a CPU did not support SSE2. It seems starting in 2019 updates were assuming that the computer's CPU supported SSE2. If the CPU did not support SSE2 then the update failed.

    BTW, back in 2011 I bought the following: Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack (32/64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista) ($129.99).
    This was a special version sold by Microsoft to encourage people to upgrade to Windows 7. It included both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs. It was also special because you could upgrade up to 3 computers with it.

    What Microsoft never admitted and was commonly known was that you really didn't have to use them to upgrade a previously version of Windows. You could to a clean install on up to 3 computers without Windows complaining.
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