Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: One Fix for Update Install Failure

29 Jan 2010   #1
mlowery

Windows 7
 
 
One Fix for Update Install Failure

Wanted to post a fix done recently to Update.

Have a new W/7 HP with all the bells and whistles that fetched updates, got most of the way through the update process and "failed to install" at the last moment. Wouldn't give the "copyright screen" approval box.

I tried registry cleaners and most of the fixes proposed on this chat without any change in results.

Using the downloaded "Windows Install Cleaner" I removed Office 2003 and removed it's registry entries, removed all files from the temp directory, emptied the Recycle bin. Then rebooted.

Windows update then worked perfectly. I upgraded at that opportunity to Office 2007, and Update continues to work OK.

I got this procedure from Microsoft tech support, no brilliance on my part, just wanted to pass it along.

Michael Lowery
Colorado Springs, CO


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlowery View Post
Wanted to post a fix done recently to Update.

Have a new W/7 HP with all the bells and whistles that fetched updates, got most of the way through the update process and "failed to install" at the last moment. Wouldn't give the "copyright screen" approval box.

I tried registry cleaners and most of the fixes proposed on this chat without any change in results.

Using the downloaded "Windows Install Cleaner" I removed Office 2003 and removed it's registry entries, removed all files from the temp directory, emptied the Recycle bin. Then rebooted.

Windows update then worked perfectly. I upgraded at that opportunity to Office 2007, and Update continues to wo

I got this procedure from Microsoft tech support, no brilliance on my part, just wanted to pass it along.

Michael Lowery
Colorado Springs, CO
Thank you Michael for taking the time to give us the information. You are helping many with your information. You will always be welcome here to share your information or to take advantage of ours.

Once again, thank you, from the entire Membership.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 One Fix for Update Install Failure




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update will not stop running after Win 10 install failure
Hello everyone. I need some assistance in getting Windows Update working properly again in my Win 7 machine. I attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 on this particular machine. The upgrade failed due to something called the "AMD K8 trap" or something similar. I tried both the update and clean...
Windows Updates & Activation
continuing failure to install of MS OneNote update
Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB2597088) 32-Bit Edition Installation date: ‎12/‎22/‎2014 9:37 AM. Installation status: Failed. Error details: Code 80070658. Update type: Important This update has failed 75+ times over the past 3+ weeks.. Both auto-update and a couple of attempts at manual...
Microsoft Office
Failure to install windows update
I tried to install an urgent Windows update but got error code 80070002. Tried to fix problem with Microsoft Fix It, but all it did was to change the error code to 80246007 the next time I tried to install the update. Any thoughts on how to rectify this?
Windows Updates & Activation
GeForce GTS 240 update install failure
Trying to update the driver. Windows listed the update first, but that update failed. The other Windows 7 updates were successful. I downloaded the driver from the nVidia site, and that failed, too. First I tried a standard update. Then I tried a custom update/clean install, and that failed. I...
Graphic Cards
Update install failure
My Pc is a Dell Inspiron 531, running Windows 7 64 bit. I received the updates available message and clicked install and received an unable to install updates message but no suggested fixes or where to start looking for assistance.
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App