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G550 Windows Update Fails

Q: G550 Windows Update Fails

LenovoG550Model 2958 I just reloaded this laptop using One-Key. All went well.When I try to run Windows Update it fails with a popup that says: "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer" A restart does not correct the problem.Looking at the services: "Windows Update" service is started. Any direction will be appreciated. Mike

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Preferred Solution: G550 Windows Update Fails

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My G550 Laptop now won't load Windows10 after the latest enforced update. I get the initial Lenovo screen with F2 options etc then the blue Windows logo followed by Attempting to recover installation then Restoring your previous version of Windows then back to the Lenovo screen. Any thoughts?

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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.

A:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running

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Good day all I have installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on an old Lenovo G550. It used to work well on Windows 7, but now I cannot install or update the display drivers in order to connect an external display (LG 49" TV) at 1920 x 1080. Windows installed its own useless drivers that obtains at least 1366 x 768 on both the laptop and the TV when displays are duplicated. Then the highest I can go is 1366 x 768. When I select "Show only on 2" (which is essentially what I want to do), it goes down to an even worse display resolution, but this also disables the Resolution drop-down.  I have downloaded every version of drivers know to God and man from Lenovo's and other sites, but all of them tells me: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirement for installing software." I have deleted the driver and reinstalled via "Scan for hardward changes" as well. I have done a Windows update as well. I have no idea what to do next. How do I fix this stupid problem? Please help me. Thank you in advance.Kind regardsRenier

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I'm getting the following error/issues with my PC. Any immediate help would be greatly appreciated.
fyi ... I have attached the "minitools" output and mini "dmp". Thanks

1) All my windows - update fails (Config: xp Professional with Service Pack 3)

It says: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

2) System restore fails,
It says : System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer

3) Takes directly to ===> Windows/System32/DRVSTORE in blue while system reboot

A:All windows update fails system restore fails, DRVSTORE in blue while reboot

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for a year almost
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode

Looking into this Error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files

I have attached the CBS (SR) log here

Any Advice welcom

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Hi, I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for almost a year now
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode800700C1 Looking into this error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files 
I then looked that up and talked on chat to MS and was suggested to run 
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
which also failed with Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.
Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see

So i looked that up and found this article 
which I have also ran 
the CMD commands 
and the re-ran DISM again 
which resulted in the same error 
any suggestions please 
I have attached the SFC /scannow log for just (SR) 
and the DISM log 

A:Windows update not working - SFC fails and DISM fails

Please run chkdsk /r, or chkdsk /f if you are using a SSD.
To run chkdsk /r in Windows 8/8.1 you will need to open the Elevated Command Prompt.  The easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and the X key.   A menu will open with the option Command Prompt (Admin), click on this.
You will see a window similar to the one below.

When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste chkdsk /f in the Command Prompt, if this is a SSD you do not want to run the /r switch, you will want to use chkdsk /f then press Enter.
You will receieve the message "CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
Type in Y and press Enter.
This will take a while to run, please be patient and allow it to complete the scan.  Do not stop this scan as this can damage your operating system.
When the scan is finished please download and run ListChkdskResult.
This will open Notepad with the results of the chkdsk scan.  Please copy and then paste this log in your topic.

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Today I decided to let Windows install a bunch of updates. After installing, I dutifully restarted. On the restart, the screen stays blank. I hear the Windows startup sound, but can't see anything. I tried the onekey recovery button. Power light turns on, but screen stays blank. Any ideas?

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When I try to install KB3182373, a "Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight", Windows Update reports failure with the message "Code 643 Windows Update encountered an unknown error".
I ran WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab. It reported that "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem".
What can I do to fix this? I'm running Windows 7 Professional.

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Windows pesters me weekly about a windows 10 upgrade.  Every time it attempts, it fails.  Has anyone had this problem and found a solution?

A:ideapad 520s / windows update fails ( 2018-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64)


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also, other programs fail accessing micro sd cards. using Malwarebytes pro. I'm running Win7 Pro on an Asus 64 bit machine.

A:unable to update anti-malware realtime scanner, windows update fails

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I recieve error C80003FA whenever I do a Windows Update run. It doesn't get past the stage of checking for updates.

I've tried several fixes including:
- Waiting 15 minutes and running Windows Update again.
- Letting Windows Update run on its own schedule.
- SFC /Scannow
- Renaming the Catroot2 Folder.
- Running 3 different Fixit tools.
- Clean windows install.

After each and every one of those fixes I've tried windows update and I still get error C80003FA.

SFC Scannow has previously said no errors, but the last run through it said there were unfixable errors. I've got the log, though for brevity's sake I will keep it until someone asks for it.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Update fails in Update Check. Error code C80003FA.

Clean windows install doesn't fix it? You must be blocked, maybe your firewall???

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In the online help for Windows Powershell 3.0 you may find the following:
Windows PowerShell 3.0 does not come with help files. To download and install the help files that
Get-Help reads, use the Update-Help cmdlet. You can use the
Update-Help cmdlet to download and install help files for the core commands that come with Windows PowerShell  and for any modules that you install. You can also use it to update the help files so that the help on your computer is never
However, running the Update-Help cmdlet in the elevated PoSh shell returns:
PS C:\Windows\system32> Update-Help
Update-Help : The given key was not present in the dictionary.
At line:1 char:1
+ Update-Help
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Update-Help], KeyNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

How do I download and update the offline help files for reading extended help right within the standard output?
Thank you.
Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

A:How Do I Update the Help Files for Windows PowerShell 3.0? Update-Help Cmdlet Fails

Hi, for those that get the same error, I discover that running the command
from the PowerShell ISE (both x86 or x64) fails whereas running the command into
Windows PowerShell directly works! on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

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My Windows Update has been failing to update for a while now and I can't seem to find the solution. Here's the run-down of what happens step by step:Launch an update scan for Windows Update
It scans for a few seconds then says:

Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update.

Once I click Install it begins to "Install and Update," but then immediately returns to "Checking for Updates."
The next box I see says:

Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking
for new updates for your

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F

This happens every time I've attempted to update. After looking up the error code, I found the main Windows site that gave me the following explaination:
If you receive Windows Update error 800F081F, it means that Windows Update or Microsoft Update cannot determine the cryptographic service provider, or a file Windows Update requires (named catalog store) is corrupted.

I've looked through multiple Windows forums and How-To's and have tried all the fixes I found. SURT, sfc/ scannow, the standalone download for WU, Windows Update Diagnostic, multiple malware scans, and Microsoft Fixit. Ultimately, I always get the same error code, (800F081F).

I should also say this problem has been here for a few months now, and it's becoming more worrisome as more time passes. The longer I... Read more

A:Windows Update fails to update, error code 800F081F

Hi Mookeylee & welcome to Sevenforums.

Please follow Windows Update Posting Instructions

We need to see the logs to determine the cause of the error.

Worst case scenario, and last resort, repair install windows 7. No big deal I just did 2 yesterday win7x64 Home Premium. Brink posted a great tutorial Repair Install.

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I'm simply attempting to run update on my Windows 7 machine. Update will not run, downloading and running the SP1 update fails, downloading and running the Update Readiness Tool fails, trying to launch a troubleshooter fails. I ran sfc and have attached the log along with all the error codes screenshots. I have no idea how to proceed from here other than to drop this machine off at the nearest recycling center.

A:update fails, SP1 install fails, troubleshooter fails

Looks to me like you're having problems accessing the COMONENTS registry hive - although I would have thought that would also make a SFC scan fail.

I suspect I know what the problem is - let's see if a different tool can expose it...
I need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.x

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After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit that had Vista with latest SP on a 120gb hdd.then installing the sp1, the windows updater will not download and install updates. As it was I had to manually download the sp1 to a flash drive from my desktop and put it on the laptop. No problems there, but was hoping it would solve the Update problem, but didn't. I get the "Fail" error codes. 1. 80070570 and 2. 8007001F. I have 52+ KB updates and not one of them will download and install. Called MS help and for two days they had me try different things. They even took control of the computer and couldn't figure it out. I checked memory and did a chkdsk on the new HDD. In desperation for trouble shooting I put the Vista HHD back in and ran updates with no problems at all then I reinstalled the 320 G HHD. I didn't have a BSOD at all. But I downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and when I did that I would get the BSOD for what ever reason. I had a hard time getting it uninstalled because as soon as you would start windows, within a few seconds I would get the BSOD. When I finally got the Security Essentials uninstalled the BSOD Went away. Have no Idea what one had to do with the other. I just want to get the updater to work. Any Help

A:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates


After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit


That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

One license = 1 machine.
1 machine = 1 license.

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I am having problems with my Ideapad and Windows 10. The Windows 10 Update Assistant application will download the update and create the image but it never copletes the update. The update assistant constantly trys to install the Windows 10 update everyday for th elast couple weeks. It sucks,  a recovery disk did not come with my laptop. I also get a failed system restore. The error code for my system restore fails is 0x80070091.Any help will be greatly apprecieated....thank you!  

failed update.png ?35 KB

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The updates of Flash Player under Windows Update always fails with error 0x800f0922. Now it is update KB3214628, but also the previous ones didn't work. All other updates are ok.

tried with DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
then DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth
did the troubleshooting tool for windows update
but still the same problem

I attached the windowsupdate.log file

Can someone help me to get this going again?

Thanks in advance!

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Simple question : - the computer refuse to update, when installing the updates it gives an error message and all the next updates fail to install. Is there a way to make the install process resume correctly. Since i'm not a computer geek, i would appreciate help on how to investigate and solve / correct this issue. I'm a bit concerned as this has blocked several updates which some are said to be important. The SP1 went fine, but then no updates has occured since oct.2008 Thanks in advance for your guidance Best regards

A:Windows update fails and block subsequent update

Hi calabrache,

You can see if Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) in "Services" is disabled/stopped and re enable/start it again.

Start Menu-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Services. Double click on BITS, and Windows Update to set them to Automatic/Delayed Start and Start them if they are stopped and make sure Remote Procedure Call is set to Automatic.

You can also try to reregister WU. Type cmd in the start menu search bar and right click on cmd. Click run as administrator. In the command prompt type: NET STOP WUASERV and press enter
type: REGSVR32 %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\WUPS2.DLL and press enter
type: NET START WUASERV and press enter
Exit out of the cmd.

Restart your computer and see if it works.

Also you may want to do a malware scan with an Antivirus/Antispyware program to make sure you don't have any malicious software on your computer.

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The updates of Flash Player under Windows Update always fails with error 0x800f0922. Now it is update KB3214628, but also the previous ones didn't work. All other updates are ok.

tried with DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
then DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth
did the troubleshooting tool for windows update
but still the same problem

I attached the windowsupdate.log file

Can someone help me to get this going again?

Thanks in advance!

A:Problem with windows update (flash update fails)

Download Adobe Flashplayer from the software manufacturer. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing.
I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website.
So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message:

The disk Vista (c:) has errors
Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:)
You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.

So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow
and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log
So I opened the log and I found the following:

POQ 62 ends.
2009-03-2... Read more

A:Vista - Explorer Freezes on reboot, system restore fails, BIOS update fails. Help.

Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice.

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Here is the list of the problems in order of which I noticed things going awry:

1. My Firefox browser will re-direct my google searches to a new Firefox window pop-up with "google-analytics" in its address bar, but would never finish loading the new popped-up window. Firefox would also re-direct and never finish loading my google searches by opening a new tab with a "directdlr.com/....." in its address bar.

2. Microsoft Office 2010 applications don't open, instead a "DW20.exe" and a "DWWin.exe" replicates itself an infinite number of times in my processes, maxing out my CPU.

3. My anti-virus applications (Spyware Doctor, Microsoft Security Essentials, avast!, malwarebytes) won't update, and therefore won't run or scan. Firefox also won't load various anti-virus sites, such as this message board.

4. Other applications crash directly upon opening them (VLC Media Player)

Solutions that I've tried:

1. Resetting my router. I'd read somewhere online that doing this would solve the problem. It did not.

2. Trying to restore from a restore point. I opened System Restore, but the restore points were all very recent and within the timeframe of infection.

3. Un-installing Microsoft Office 2010 and re-installing. System won't let me un-install.

Here are my scan reports:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dildon at 14:31:20.50 on Fri 06/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
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A:Browser Re-directs; Microsoft Office Fails to Load; Anti-Virus Fails to Update:upset:


Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc). 
Flash forward to the second factory reset, this one happened due to a very similar freezing problem yet again, and again I decided to turn off my computer ... Read more

A:PC fails to load 9/10 times and fails to update, random crashes

Have you tried Safe Mode?
EDIT: Reading failure. Try the below suggestion.

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this is probly related to my recent removal of a ton of malware from my system - all windows updates fail - they don't even begin to download - it just immediately gives 'failed' for every item...

A:every windows update fails!

Is there any error numbers sometimes on the top left or anywhere infact that you can see.

After the Failed message?

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Hello, I just started having a problem when I returned from vacation, the windows updates will not install and my anti-virus (norton) keeps turning itself off. I ran hijackthis and I think there's something fishy.

Thanks, here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:26:07 PM, on 5/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
C:... Read more

A:Windows Update fails

Bump, Problems continue

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Hi there,

I have a computer running windows xp pro with Service pack 3 that fails to install updates everytime.

It is this update:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86
I have tried running a virus scan (Mcafee Security as a service several times as I have read that a virus could be the cause. I have also uninstalled all versions of the framework thinking that might solve it.

If anyone has any further ideas I would love to hear them.



A:Windows Update Fails.

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Hey all,

I use a acer aspire 7750G
windows 7 home premium 64 bit
intel core i7 2630QM
AMD radeon HD 6650M 1Gb

A week ago I had to install 8 updates, so I did ofcourse.
After the installation and the reboot the system told me to install 8 updates
I tried many times to install these 8 updates but non of the times it worked.
In this image you can see which ones they are (I am Belgian so it is in dutch)

What did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it?

A:Windows update: fails

Try this it may help. Please provide feedback on how it goes.
Windows Update - Reset
Also try running the attached tool.

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Error Code 800B0100

Did a reset of windows update, no third party firewall, and ran the System Update Readiness tool as well, with no help. Any ideas?

A:Windows Update Fails

Which Update?
Download will have a KB number like KB2345678.

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I have a valid copy of Windows 7 family pack. I have used for a while. Worked just fine until I recently had a HD failure, replaced HD and cloned it and had to reload Windows 7 from my valid Windows 7 install disk. I have a "confirmed" Genuine logo on my System page and have confirmed with Windows online that the product key is valid.

Issues: ~Windows update will not work. No update come in and updates errors out, saying the service is not running, when I check with the Windows Servcies, Windows update IS running
~Windows homegroup networking will not work, even though Windows "sees" the network..it will not join the homegroup with my password
~Today Windows online validation is saying my Product ID has expired? Why...my System page says I have a valid copy with a Windows Logo.
~ Again I have a valid "Family Pack" used on only 2 computers, even though I could have a thrid I do not. I reload from the valid install disk. Thats when my problems statred. I use Mcfee firewall. Turning off the firewall seemed NOT to help either.

I have no idea what to do. Asking if anyone has some help.


A:Using Windows 7 update fails ~ Help

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You may need to re-activate your Windows licence.

This tutorial explains how to use the automated telephone activation service.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

This article may also be of help.


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Hello all,
I've reinstalled an HP Probook 4540s with Windows 8 Pro in German. After a few Windows Updates runs, it now fails (most of the time) when running Windows Updates. Installations are ok, but after a reboot Windows says they failed and have to be reverted. I've tried numerous fixes on Windows Update and run most of the anti-virus, rootkit scanners and removals, but alas to no avail.
I have no problem running these scans all over again or try these fixes. Please let me know what you want me to do exactly and I'll reply as soon as possible.
Also, Windows keeps asking me to register it, but I can't as there is no option available to do this over the internet even though I'm connected to the internet.
Thanks for reading this and hopefully you can help me a little further!

A:Windows Update fails over and over again

I'll try to provide with as much information as I can to what I've done already. But as the computer is currently reverting one last update and rebooting now and again, I don't have access to it.
Installed some Windows Updates
From the 150 updates or so available I've managed to install about half.
Malware scans
I've run these scans:
- TDSS killer by Kaspersky
- FRST64.exe
- Malware Bytes
- AdwCleaner
- rkiller
- aswMBR
Possible fixes
I've tried these fixes:
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968003
- Windows Update Troubleshooter (funny: it says it resolved three issues (can't remember what) and the next time  it fixes them again)
- The user account is administrator. Even tried a new user with admin privileges (with the same results).
- Anti-virus program: Windows Defender
Software installed
- LibreOffice
- Chrome
- TeamViewer 9
- CyberLink
- HP Support software
- HP printer/scanner driver

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I recently re-installed windows 8 regular on my ASUS X450LC laptop using the recovery media. I tried to upgrade to 8.1. It wont let me install 8.1 unless I do windows update. After running windows update, it says there are 100+ updates and takes close to 2 hours to download and update. At 98% it gives an error saying it is reverting updates, but then sticks there for hours on end, (the longest I waited was 4 hours then i re-installed with the recovery usb). Rebooting solves nothing and it sticks again. Is there a way to use my ASUS embedded windows 8 license to install 8.1 straight without going through 100+ pointless updates?

A:Windows update fails

In one of the more head-scratching moves, Microsoft never made an 8.1 ISO image or any other kind of download like they did with service packs before. So you're stuck going through all the updates needed for 8.1 to install.

Microsoft has a couple of tools you can run that may fix the problem. It's at least worth a shot before taking more drastic measures. Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help That link covers Windows Update in a generic sense for 8/8.1.

If that doesn't solve it, I'd run memtest86+ overnight on the unit, because you may well have some bad RAM. The Windows memory test is useless, so don't trust that.

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hello all... Still working on my Sons 'puter and ran into this. When I attempt to run windows update to install optional software, here is what happens. any and all the available updates show "Download size: 0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)". Followed by an icon that pops up a note as follows:

"This update has already been downloaded to your computer but if you select it, it will finish the installing (recommended)"

It doesn't happen that way. Upon completion of the install process it says "Updates were unable to be successfully installed"

I have searched the HD for the files by title and Knowledge base numbers and came up with zero. I've gone thru the Windows folder manually and still nada.

Looked in the MS newsgroups and found similar posts but none I found indicated the updates had been previously downloaded.

Any thoughts or (he said hopefully) fixes.


A:Windows Update Fails

Got something for you to try. First turn off auto updates service. Right click my computer > manage. Click on services. Right click on Automatic updates >stop. Now, open up my computer, navigate to C:\windows\software distribution. Rename the software distribution to software distribution.old Go back and restart the auto update service. Go out to windowsupdate and see if this helps.

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Windows Update fails with the error below. I have tried the commands below without success.
net stop wuauserv
reg Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate /v SusClientId /f
reg Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate /v SusClientIDValidation /f
rd %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

2015-10-29 09:28:09:272  380 1124 IdleTmr WU operation (CAgentProtocolTalker::SyncUpdates_WithRecover) started; operation # 2633; does use network; is at background priority
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: Nws Failure: errorCode=0x803d0013
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: The body of the received message contained a fault.
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: Soap fault info:
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: reason: Fault occurred
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: code: Client
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: detail: <detail><ErrorCode>InvalidParameters</ErrorCode><Message>parameters.OtherCachedUpdateIDs</Message><ID>0377b0ea-e8ea-41e0-a0d0-6ed693cacc47</ID><Method>"</detail">http://www.microsoft.com/SoftwareDistribution/Server/ClientWebService... Read more

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windows update fails on every attempt. any way to fix it?

A:windows update fails

This will show you how to reset Windows Update view update history, and how to reset and reregister Windows Update Components if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update.

Windows Update - Reset

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Windows Update fails with the error below. I have tried the commands below without success.
net stop wuauserv
reg Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate /v SusClientId /f
reg Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate /v SusClientIDValidation /f
rd %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

2015-10-29 09:28:09:272  380 1124 IdleTmr WU operation (CAgentProtocolTalker::SyncUpdates_WithRecover) started; operation # 2633; does use network; is at background priority
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: Nws Failure: errorCode=0x803d0013
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: The body of the received message contained a fault.
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: Soap fault info:
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: reason: Fault occurred
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: code: Client
2015-10-29 09:28:09:459  380 1124 WS WARNING: detail: <detail><ErrorCode>InvalidParameters</ErrorCode><Message>parameters.OtherCachedUpdateIDs</Message><ID>0377b0ea-e8ea-41e0-a0d0-6ed693cacc47</ID><Method>"</detail">http://www.microsoft.com/SoftwareDistribution/Server/ClientWebService... Read more

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Windows Update is failing. It takes a long time to open then says "find out more about free software from (null)" as in the screenshot:


Clicking "Check for updates" after that gives the message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." As far as I can tell, the service is actually running, and in the services list it's shown as Started and configured as Startup type: automatic (delayed start).

I don't know what the problem is. On the chance that it's malware-related, I'm running a scan following the instructions here and will post FRST result below. Thanks for taking a look, I appreciate it very much.

A:Windows update fails

Here comes FRST.txt. It's very long; it looks like it'll take about 20 posts if limited to 50000 chars per post.

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Hi all, I've run into the same problem twice now regarding windows 8 updates. Basically what happens is it will run an automatic update and restart, (even though I had them disabled, hell, I even selected it not even LOOK for automatic updates, yet it still automatically updated and restarted...) Main problem though is that once this update restarts it shows the Lenovo and windows 8 loading screen, but when it gets to the point where it should show the login screen, it simply shows a flickering screen back and forth between black and blue forever and ever.. I went into the BIOS and messed with everything, booted with legacy and couldn't find any solutions.
The first time this happened, the only way I was able to fix the issue was to run a system restore which took an image of my last boot where it could work properly, kept my files but deleted all of my softwares. I dealt with it, reinstalled my software, and selected disable automatic updates, but it updated automatically anyway -_-.. I let it go, obviously not messing with it during an update and let it restart on its own only to run into the same problem.. a flickering screen between black and blue for ever and ever..only THIS time, I had image disabled so I could not do a system restore without loosing all of my files as well.
However, I did a windows 8 install on top of windows 8 and transfered all of my old files onto the new windows 8 install.. but.. obviously it's bound to happen again. I did nothing ... Read more

A:Windows 8 Update Fails

Restore it to factory settings.
You can save your files on usb before doing it.

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It got stuck at 15%. So I rebooted into Safe Mode, tried System Restore. It failed, so I tried System Recovery Options, that failed too. Then I rebooted it regularly and it tells me that, in fact, System Restore worked. Yay!

Now what do I do? (Besides backup my stuff.) Try to update Windows manually or do I need to do something before that? Please don't send me into the registry, I don't belong there.

Thanks in advance.
Ellen in NYC

A:Windows update fails

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Some time ago I had a failure of Net Framework to install such that Microsoft Security Essentials no longer worked. I was unable resolve this and just let it go.
Now, I have updates failing at shutdown and boot time that delay the start by a couple of minutes and it's getting old.
Does anyone have suggestions?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286165 MB, Free - 29004 MB; D: Total - 418992 MB, Free - 288407 MB; F: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 71284 MB; H: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 77638 MB; J: Total - 226933 MB, Free - 88900 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., CG5270, Rev X.0x, MT7095K06601156
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

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After being told there is an update to version 1607, I get a message indicating there is an issue and that I should press the "Fix Issue" button. This doesn't fix whatever the issue is, and I subsequently get a message to the effect "We couldn't update the system reserved partition." Is there something an unsophisticated user like myself could do to solve this problem without screwing up my computer? And if so, what?

A:Windows 10 Update fails

Right click on M$ cone (bottom right corner) click on Command Prompt (admin) and copy paste the following.
sfc /scannow

press enter.

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Attempt to update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 fails. The download takes several hours reaching a maximum of 40%, when it pauses. Attempts to resumes download fails - and continues hanging for sometimes before it ultimately terminates. I have made very many attemps to download without success. My computer is Aspire One 725. By the way, I am informed that I have to update to Windows 8.1 before I upgrade to Windows 10. Is this true?

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I get the message reepeatedly that the following update failed and it will retry later etc.

Hewlett-Packard - Enterprise WSD Multi-Function Printer, Multi-Function Printer, Other hardware - Null Print - HP ENVY 5660 series.

Any ideas?

A:windows update fails

If you're printer is working fine, I would advise you to right-click on that and choose Hide update. That way, you won't get nagged about it when you're going to do subsequent updates.

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Windows Update prompted me to download SP2 4 days ago. I selected "Download", but nothing ever happened. I have remained logged in since that time, and have a cable broadband connection. I am up-to-date on Windows updates up to SP2.

I am using Firefox as my default browser. Is that what caused the problem?

Where can I see a log of what happened? Is there something I can delete that will reset the process?

Note - I am going to SP2 this early because we need a web application that required IE (and wanted to pickup the new security updates).

Thanks for your help.


A:Windows Update fails

Hi MrJohn and Welcome to the forum!

Someone, who can answer your question, will be along to help you, but I am following your topic as I am also using firefox and as yet, have not been prompted for the download for SP2. Am interested to see what your solution will be...

Hang in there as it sometimes takes a while for an answer (lots of people with problems, and very busy moderators!), but good luck to you.

Take care and peace


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My sister has been trying to update Windows 10 and it fails to install any of the version 1703 or version 1709 updates. It goes through the download and install process but goes to the we couldn't complete the updates undoing changes , and it dose this every time. Any help would be great.

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Whenever it gives me updates to install (other than Windows Defender updates) Windows Update will download and install the update and say the installation was successful. It then has me reboot. When I get back into Windows, it says the installation failed.

This has been the rule since I uninstalled the trial version of Office 2007 that came with my laptop.

I have attached my Windows Update log as a text file in a ZIP archive, as it was very large.

Thanks for any help.

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