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Is there a script that can download updates, install, restart and repeat till done?

Q: Is there a script that can download updates, install, restart and repeat till done?

Something I've been running into lately is having to reinstall Windows Vista on systems that have been trashed by a virus or something that merits a destructive recovery. One of the biggest pains in doing this (especially Vista) is having to baby-sit the system for another 24 to 48 hours after the install is complete to tell it to apply available updates, restart, and then apply more updates, restart, then apply more updates, etc.

I want to automate this task so that the system will download updates, install them, restart itself if necessary, click "I agree" for me on any pop-ups that ask if I agree to the terms of use that might come up for some updates or "Next" buttons, and otherwise automate the entire process so I don't have to worry about the system sitting around doing nothing over night while I catch up on some sleep.

Anyone know of a good utility that can do this for me?

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Preferred Solution: Is there a script that can download updates, install, restart and repeat till done?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I have a computer that I built with my husband. Everything has been fine for a year now. Recently though the computer will slow down. I have to restart it to get it to speed back up. I have tried crapcleaner and malwarebytes. I have ran both of them. I have norton and it does not pick up anything when I scan. I have scanned so many times. The longer I run the computer, the slower it gets. i will go to task manager and it will say that the following are taking up computer usage wmpnetwk.exe and Idle system processes. As well on random pages I will get a script error. I know it could be on random pages. But I am getting on your site, just about any site I go to. I am using firefox because in case that matters. Recently I got a program called deamon tools. lite. I was told that it would help me with my scratched disk that I was trying to use. But it did not help me with my disk. It was an emulator so i had it removed. even thought my brother swears it can run my disks. I keep telling him that it can not. At least I do not think that is what an emulator does. I told him it makes programs think that I have the disk. Which is not what I want. <I think im right. Or does it help run damaged disks.> anyway, So Then I removed the dtt tool bar today thinking it might be the problem. I did not know it was still on there. But I am still getting slowed down and the script text message.

A:Slowing down till restart

Try one of three things

NOTE: If you have an XBox 360, you won't be able to share media with "it".

1. In Windows Media Player turn off media sharing
In the library tab RIGHT-click on it > click "Media Sharing" un-click the media sharing tab and click "OK"

2. Turn off the "WMPnetwk.exe" service
Under the "RUN" command in the Start Menu type "services.msc"
Scroll down to "Windows Media Player Network Sharing"
Double-click and under "Startup" type, set to "Disabled"

3. Uninstall Windows Media Player 11 or 12 and download a previous version
Really, if after 11 versions it still doesn't work right then its probably not going to ever! LOL

Good luck...!

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Hi all.... would appreciate some guidance on this new problem.
I am using a Dell desktop, running Avast Free, Online Armor, and Malware Bytes as a scanner. 2 1/2 years old,  Motorola Surfboard, Comcast ISP, no real issues until two weeks ago.
I noticed that the wireless connection off my Linksys WRT54GL would drop (on this machine only) and the network icon would change to the wired connection. I also noticed that there no wireless networks appearing in the neighborhood. I then removed the router and plugged in direct to the PC.
Frequently when I boot up, the modem lights are OK and the network icon tells me that I have internet access.
However, when I open up a browser, it cannot connect to the internet. When I restart, I am able to connect. Not sure if something is not loading properly during start up such as Avast or Online Armor....or there is a hardware issue or a recent Windows Update is the culprit.
Is it time for a new machine??  This is annoying ... what can I do?

A:Modem & ISP OK, But No Internet Till Restart????

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I have a weird problem on a laptop as following: When starting the PC everything runs correctly. But after about a four hours of use everything goes the wrong way... Something is going wrong with the network connection.
When trying to browse on the web I’m unable to get through to any website. And chrome is displaying a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNETT error.
Email is still working great. Even TeamViewer works [Actually I haven't tried to connect while the problem is on, but if I was in middle of a session it continued working]. When trying to ping to a URL I can't ping successfully but any IP address [for example or] it works just fine.
What I’ve tried:
First I ran a full anti-virus scan with Avast, and there were no infections found. Then I scanned with Malwarebytes, and it found a few infected files and I went ahead and deleted them [Some of them were from an infection called ChrimeWatch].
I checked the DNS [through nslookup command, and in the Control Panel Network Connection Details] and it was not changed when problem occurred.
I changed the DNS to Googles public DNS server
Using other browsers.
Flush the DNS with ipconfig /flushdns command.
It's a Windows 7 laptop.
Can anyone please help me?!

A:DNS stops after few hours of use, till i restart the PC

Reset Chrome...Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome":  Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen. Click "Reset browser settings" button. Restart Chrome.If the above didn't help....Reinstall Chrome...If you want to save your bookmarks...How to Backup Bookmarks in Google ChromeIf you want to save your passwords as well see here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-backup-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome-browser/ Close all Chrome windows and tabs.Go to the Start menu > Control Panel. (Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)Click Programs and Features.Double-click Google Chrome.Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialog. Delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks, and history, by selecting the "Also delete your browsing data" checkbox.Install fresh copy.

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I am having a problem with a Malicious Script (Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3). The Windows security updates won't install. Symptoms included errors when attempting to quit Filemaker Pro Server 9 (this is a Dell PC being used as a FMP server, and it is connected to the internet).

Windows XP 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Common Client Core 2.1.7
LiveUpdate was not able to complete this update. LU1806

Another attempt:
Error message: Failed Updated
Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed.

I have not been able to remove the Malicious Script with McAfee Internet Security Suite, Norton AntiVirus, or the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. I have not been able to remove the problem in Safe Mode.

Only Norton AntiVirus gave me this message:
Malicious Script detected. Your computer is halted...

I welcome any suggestions on how to deal with this. I hope I don't have to wipe the hard disk and start again! Thanks.

A:Malicious Script - Windows security updates won't install

Hey, this forum has it's own 5 step guide to malware removal etc.

Read this thread and follow the instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html


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Dear All,

Objective: I don't like to download windows update on all the machines i have here.
So i would like to download the windows update on any one of my machine, then i can copy and install the machines wherever i want. 

Question: 1) Is that possible to do like this? If yes, where i have to download the windows update as file?.
                 2) If i install the windows update which i downloaded from dell machine to hp machine, is there will be any problem? (OS same on both machines)
Info: I'm using windows 7 professional 64 bit.

Please share your ideas and knowledge to get me out of this problem.

Thanks in advance.

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I'm having this weird problem with my Dell Latitude E5400: after operating the laptop for a while, the audio suddenly stops working, and doesn't come back until I restart the system.

The audio drivers seem up to date, so I don't understand what could be causing the problems.

Any idea?

Appreciate your help

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I have ADSL broadband, and use it over a Router, the last three days I have been having a problem with on one of my computers the XP home on that it is on the internet for about the first 15min then it is not on at all. The other computer (2000) has the internet on all the time with no problems.

I go into explorer and it comes up with that "Page can not be displayed" thing. I check the connection and they say it is connected at 100mb/s........
also i can not get into any shared folders from one computer to the other...

What is happening with my connection???????

A:My internet is stopping! and wont come bak on till you restart????

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I looked at the logs and it seems to be getting stuck on:


Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)

Installation date: ‎11/‎14/‎2009 9:51 PM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

More information:

Help and Support:

Update history shows it to have installed 5 times now. It also seems to be preventing other updates from being installed since I have 4 others waiting to be installed. When I click install it says it has been installed successfully but on the next reboot the updates appear again. Any ideas?

I am running Windows 7 x64

A:Install Updates and Restart Won't Go Away


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My computer has been going through this phase upon restart where it will BSOD around every 30 min for a couple days, then all of a sudden will be fine untill the next restart. I am running a ASUS laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium that I have had for about 2 years. I uploaded the latest .dmp file, I can upload more if necessary. I appreciate any help, and please let me know if you need more information. Thank you!

A:Computer BSOD every 30 minutes, then is fine till next restart?

Your crash was triggered by AsDsm.sys, a driver part of Asus Data Security Manager Driver.
Update or remove that software.

The Asus ATK0101 ACPI UTILITY needs to be updated too.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

ASMMAP64.sys fffff880`02835000 fffff880`0283c000 0x00007000 0x45c63998 04/02/2007 23:52:56

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: fffff8800121b039, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception
Arg4: ffffffffffffffff, Parameter 1 of the exception

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.

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Okay i am really scared cause i have no clue what's going on.

I was just randomly checking my event logs, not cause anything was wrong but just looking at it.
And there was Tons of Disk errors.
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.".

I searched on it and it all said some disk was bad, and i wondered what disk it might be, cause i havent' noticed anytihng and have been using all disks.

But then i noticed that one disk was completely empty, and i have used that like some day ago.
I panicked and tried scandisk, which just said "it's RAW", even though it basically showed it was NTFS, and it has the correct used space, but nothing was there.

CrystalDiskInfo showed no info on the disk if i remember correctly, at least no attributes, it was all blank down there.
I thought i needed to restart just to see if that helped anything.
And i did and now it's all back to normal.

But i am still scared to death, i don't know what caused it or what's going on.

I need suggestions on what i should do next



Before last thing that happened in the Event Log before those errors, which was this:

2016-04-17 1:18:43 AM "Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort1, was issued."
After that it was the page error thingy (which basically isn't the issue, the issue is worse cause the Disk itself was like blank but still there or something).
But it seems to have happened after that, from 2016-04-17 1:38:10 AM till restar... Read more

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sony vaio PCV-rz26g
radeon HD 4670

new video card works till restart when it gets no signal and upon restarting again works till it say CPU hung for improper frequencythen boots all the way up with no signal.

ok, I've been trying to find help with this so instead of asking what is wrong, ill just say what isnt

400w psu : works, others say works for them and the fact it does till reset means it does, if not then explain. Dont just say more power

BIOS : what i think it is, but alot say no and few say yes

RAM : took out and back in?, not it?

CMOS battery : changed and did nothing

So basicly this second time i unistalled everything and put back again. First time got drivers from CD, and second from website.

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Looked like computer #3 was finally ready to install the Anniversary Update. It downloaded fine through WU and I got the message "restart required to install updates". Did the restart and noticed immediately there was no AU. Got the message again so I restarted again. Same. So the computer keeps telling me to restart to install updates but it isn't installing any updates. Power button options continually shows "Update and shut down" and "Update and restart" after multiple restarts. What to do?

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Hi, I have Vista Ultimate 64 installed in my pc with SP2. I never had any problem with automatic updates until recently where after i installed the updates the pc entered an infinite rewstar loop after trying to install update 3 of 3. I googled it and saw that this problem came on surface on february and after installing a certain update first u were ok but i already have this update through SP2...any idea what to do in order to install this updates without problem?

A:Restart loop if i install updates

MS about this problem: The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista
Make clean boot procedure How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use and try install hotfixes standlalone versions from Microsoft Download Center not from Windows Update

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Computer says to restart to install important updates but when I restart no updates are installed and when I go to the check for updates folder it says your computer needs to restart to install updates.  Please help.  I've restarted several times. 

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Windows is constantly prompting me to restart to install updates. When I do, nothing happens. Originally tried troubleshooting it myself with the microsoft help pages, but nothing seemed to fix it. It got to the point where I said, I'll just completely reinstall everything on this laptop to try and get around it, but lo and behold, it re-surfaced 4 days or so after the complete reinstall. It is crazy how many updates I was installing on top of W7 SP1. At this point, i've begun considering just upgrading to W8.1, but I just have been very happy with W7 so I'm attached and would prefer not to just redo the same reinstallation process plus find new drivers(do they even have em for some of my components?) for this laptop.

Windows Update Diagnostic:
Attachment 355390
Attachment 355391

A:constant prompt to restart to install updates

The CheckSUR results are only partial ones - either the tool crashed before completion, or you didn't wait for it to complete.
The SFC scan is also incomplete in the CBS.log
There are no significant errors within the CBS.log

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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I have two PCs..a Dell desktop and a Sony laptop(Purchased last June) yesterday I received the windows 8.1 updates so I installed them on my Dell desktop, no problems, it installed it and shut down the PC just fine and I am on it right now..but with the Sony laptop its nothing but problems..I installed the updates, it reboots just fine, but when I try shutting down the laptop it just goes back to a loop like it keeps on booting up then crashes then I have to restore it to August 9th and then it shuts down fine..so I am not sure what is going on..is there a particular update that is causing this I wont install it I just cant figure it out and I have done the system restore 3 times already..it will say I have 32 updates to install(including 1 optional one) so I just installed 30 of them to see if it would work and then I shut down the computer and same issue so something Im installing is causing this problem

A:Restart loop when I install new windows 8.1 updates

Hi Lakerfanalways,

I would suggest you to post your problem in this thread :- Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 8 Forums

As in this thread we only deal with problems related to Blue Screens ^_^.

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Computer says to restart to install important updates but when I restart no updates are installed and when I go to the check for updates folder it says your computer needs to restart to install updates.  Please help.  I've restarted several times. 

A:Restart your computer to install important updates

Hi JAK1 ..
What settings do you use for Download and Install updates.
Click on > Start > To the left do you have a strip that contains Control Panel > At the end of that is there "Windows Update".
Do you see something like > click to expand the picture >
 Updates.JPG   44.25KB
This is my morning update for Defender, and it is the only one I will Highlight. I  may check the others, but it seems like they are not important for now.
To the left of the Update Settings, click on > Change Settings < and you should see the page below. Is this like yours ??
Again click to expand the picture...
 Updates.JPG   44.25KB
Also have you updated to Windows 8.1.. Once we know this we can continue ..
Please reply soon.. Thanks..

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Hello there
I am reinstalling Windows rather often, but would like to do this without creating a slipstream DVD.
Windows update has this tendency to wait a couple of hours before telling you that it has found an update. Is there a way to launch the updater agent on startup and then restart the computer thus installing the updates and running the agent again?

I must say that installing updates is a pain where the sun doesn't shine since you need to watch it in order to reboot and launch the updater 6-7 times on a fresh install.
I have seen several threads about this on different forums, however none of these actually contained a download link to such a script or program.

A:Is there an easy way to install updates and restart automatically?

You would do better to make a cefault install and update it - then create an image which you can restore at need.
It works out a lot less hassle, and a lot quicker, then reinstalling and updating.

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Hello all,
Here I've got a laptop that keeps telling me to restart the computer, so the updates can be installed.
When I accept, and the computer reboots, Windows won't update a single thing.
The message keeps popping up (remind me after ... hours) everytime the computer has booted.
I tried some things to fix this myself, but I'm all out of options now...:
At first some tools to remove ad-/mal-/spyware:
- Manually delete some toolbars from Configuration --> Programs
- Junkware Removal Tool
- AdwCleaner
- Malwarebytes Anti Malware
- SuperAntiSpyware
(they all found a few or more things)
after that,
- some Windows Update related fixes from tweaking.com's "windows repair aio"
- The build in tool Disk Cleanup (Windows) to remove Windows Update files
- Windows' problem solver for Windows update
- Microsoft Fix It 50202
- Microsofts System Update Readyness Tool
- sfc /scannow (no corruptions found)
- Again tweaking.com, but this time almost all fixes
- Totaly delete the folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
And finally, as a last resort, Combofix, which also found some toolbar-items ('Orphans')
But unfortunately, nothing works.
Has anybody got any idea what could solve this very annoying problem (because of this message, Windows Update cannot search for new updates, so the last updates installed are from previous month)
Thank you in advance.

A:"Restart your computer to install windows updates"

I would try getting GWX Control Panel and pressing the button in it called "Clear Windows Update Cache" (and nothing else). That seemed to clear it "more" than when I tried to clear it manually.

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For over 24 hours Windows Update has said "Restart your computer to install important updates", yet every time I restart and check Windows Update it is still saying "Restart your computwer to install important updates". The update history shows a security update, KB3069762, which has been showing as "pending" for the whole of this period despite numerous restarts, but never shows as "successful" or "failed". It just stays stuck at "pending". 
Is it likely this is the cause of the problem? I also uninstalled the "Upgrade to Windows10 Home " update which now shows as failed.
PS - I've tried uninstalling security update KB3069762 and then reinstalling manually via Microsoft Security Bulletins (MS15-067) but it still shows as pending after restarting.

A:"Restart your computer to install important updates" issue

Delete SoftwareDistribution where all downloaded updates are cached. Click Star Menu and type Cmd.exe into search box right clich Cmd.exe select "Run as administrator".  Within opened Command Prompt type Net stop wuauserv press Enter key. Type Rd /s /q %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution  press Enter key and restart your computer then check for new availble updates.

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usually I put off having to restart my computer, for as long as I can, or until something stops working in order to force a restart
most of the time, my computer gets real laggy; recently, it refused to connect to our house wifi until I installed the updates.
this time, it didn't give me any problems until AFTER i hit "restart.
it's been laggy for the past 3 days
I'm not getting any sound
and this chrome extension called "GoSave" keeps coming back. i remove it, but every time i have to restart my computer, there it is again.

A:problems start AFTER i restart computer to install updates

Please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware (free version) from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ - UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM Premium' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in any other user accounts.

Quarantine everything it finds

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Also, post the C:\Windows\Windowsupdate.log file

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Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart automatically?
Or disable restarting after installing updates?
I am leaving my computer to run programs while I am away, and it is a b*tch to see coming home and see Windows restarted.
I chose the option to download, but ask me to install. That is my solution, but I was wondering if there was any way to disable automatic restarting.
(I know, just install when you want is a great option, I was just wondering, that is it.)

P.S.: Do we have a delete post option in the forum. At least in the next 15 minutes or an hour, or posts without a reply?

A:Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart auto?

If you've set Updates to ask you to install, you are installing them yourself not automatically so install them when you can handle the restart but not when you are doing something else.

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Hello all!
I am having some reoccurring issues with my Toshiba satellite P775.
The most recent issue that i've been having is when windows tries to install updates on restart. Windows begins the download process but then prompts that the updates are not compatible and reverts the changes. But my laptop doesn't restart it just continues to try and reinstall the incompatible updates until my laptop blue screens. In the past 3 or 4 days my laptop has blue screened 2 or 3 times.
Before this I was having a similar issue where there would be no updates that windows required but my computer would start hanging randomly and when i would restart it would take FOREVER to do so.
Im using the event viewer to find errors prior to this update and also because i can't remember the error code from the blue screen. I think the error code had something to do with power drivers? I cant remember T_T
                                         Event Viewer
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date:          6/16/2015 12:23:40 AM
Event ID:      10
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywo... Read more

A:Windows updates wont install on restart and other issues

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/There's not many experts at fixing Windows Updates.I am not one of them.But the few experts that there are a sorely overworked - so getting a reply will be difficult.I'll continue to attempt to help here, but please bear with me.First, please try the Windows Update troubleshooter/fixes listed here:Windows Update Troubleshooter:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues/en-usWindows Update Troubleshooter KB article:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2714434Reset Windows Update Components KB article:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058Then, if that doesn't fix the Windows Update problem, please do the following 2 things. (copied from here:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-update/4736-windows-update-forum-posting-instructions.html ):Run SFCFix    This free tool of neimiro's creation (see above link) is a very good starting point for the diagnosis and repair of all Windows Update and System File Checker corruptions. We therefore need you to run this tool prior to collecting logfiles.        -  First download and run a copy of the tool from http://www.sysnative.com/niemiro/apps/SFCFix.exe.      ... Read more

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I've been having this issue for months now. Against better judgement, I've been forcing my system to shut down by holding the power button while ignoring the problem. I'd like to update to Windows 10, however, and fixing this would be healthier for my machine as well.
My problem exists in 2 steps.
1) Usually when I try to shut down/restart my computer, programs and services will terminate, but the system will hang at the desktop, showing nothing but the background, and stay there indefinitely. I've attempted to shut down at the end of the night, go to bed, then when I wake up the computer is still hung up on the desktop.
2) If I manage to get past this, the Windows Update screen appears with the message "Updating (1 out of 11)" and stays. I've had the same issue here where I leave it alone for hours and come back to find that it hasn't progressed at all.
I ran a hotfix (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/977307) but I am unsure if it worked because I still got stuck at the Windows Update screen.
I also ran the Windows Update troubleshooter, as per these instructions (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2509997) but after "checking registry", it seemed to be stuck on "resolving issues" for about a half hour before I cancelled it.
I'm really not sure how I can fix this if every step seems to result in getting stuck. I intend to try the other methods listed in the second article later tonight when I have the time. Apologies if I left out... Read more

A:Win7 won't install updates/upgrade to 10 -- also cannot shutdown/restart

Thanks to usasma......
Read this post please.....
OK, it's getting to be crucial that you complete the upgrade soon.
On 29 July the free offer will expire and you'll have to pay for it.

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About 2 weeks ago I was given the task of setting up a new PC where I work, so I installed a copy of Windows 7 64-bit Professional off a Service Pack 1 disk. It proceeded to download almost 200 updates, which have presumably accumulated over the last few years and weren't on the disk. Unfortunately, a good chunk of those updates failed to install, and I have been unable to clear them and have Windows redownload and reinstall them. I can get the machine to start, but it ordinarily crashes on restart every time, and some updates installed since this happened have suffered similar failures.

For some reason, there was no system restore point created before they were all installed. I've tried deleting the Download folder in Windows > Software Update, this didn't help. I've downloaded all sorts of cleaning tools off MS's website, none of which have helped.

I've attached my Windows Update log from the few days in question in case that's of any use to anyone, and also pasted in the error message of the very first update that appeared to fail below. Any help would be much appreciated, as even though this is a relatively fresh install I don't have the time to reformat and reinstall everything because the machine is in constant use.

"Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2853952)
Installation date: &#8206;15/&#8206;09/&#8206;2014 09:34
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 800F0902
Update type: Recomm... Read more

A:New copy of Windows 7 failed to install ~100 updates and crashes on restart

It might be less time consuming if you start from square 1. That is, reinstall Windows 7 with SP1 and immediately turn off automatic updates.

When i did this, that's what i did. I then went and checked for updates. I systematically installed security/important by the dates. First 2011 then 2012 and since there were so many in 2013, I did the first 6 months then the last 6 months.

Since some updates have to be installed in a particular oreder, I figured doing it by dates would probably help installing patch a before patch b. Reboot between the installs and when you rescan, you may discover some updates have been removed whiles others have been added.

After all the important updates were installed, then I tackled the recommended using the same method. I rarely install optional updates and I never install MS's recommended hardware updates.

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv9000 w/ Vista Home Premium. This laptop at first would download the updates, but would fail every time I tried to install them. I tried manually installing each and every one singularily (there was 27 updates) not one would install. So I followed the Windows Help instructions...To stop windows update, delete temporary update files, and then to start windows update. Now the message im getting is to "Install windows update software" and adds "to check for updates I must first install an update for Windows Update" So i click install now...wait for it to download and install, and in a few moments, a message comes up saying "windows could not search for new updates". So I click TRY AGAIN...and the process repeats itself...I Also want to add that I am not using a firewall....and I am connected to the internet.

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks

A:Will Not Install Or Download Updates

How did you "stop" Windows Update?
How did you delete the temporary update files?
Did you flush the Software Distribution cache?
Are you getting any specific error messages (the exact wording of them is important)?

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Everytime XP reminds me that I need to download I go ahead and do it. When the download is done I click to install, but than I get a message that says the download has not passed the Windows Logo Test - I hit ok and it finishes but that is it - I don't think it has installed once done. How do I correct this problem.


A:XP Updates download but will not install - or so I think??

Does it give you the name of the update?

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a couple of days ago i was playing starcraft, in the middle of my game vista suddenly closed everything and started to install updates...after it restarted, it had changed my resolution to 640x480 from 1440x900, changed my theme, and a few other random things.

long story short, i now can't download or check for updates, they just don't download, and when my computer shuts down it tries to install updates but it just gets stuck...

thanks in advance

edit to add some specs: running vista home premium 32 bit on an hp dv9620us laptop.

A:can't download/install updates...

also now it would seem that i can't even load installed updates from the remove programs panel...


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I use XP and don't know if this has anything to do with it or not, but the other day I downloaded 31 updates that I didn't know were needed (for some reason my Windows Update had quit sending me the needed updates and I had not realized it for some time, 'til many problems arose). Afterwards, I found 3 more Critical Updates and 2 Device Driver Updates that needed to be installed. I downloaded them, but they never installed, so I tried downloading seperately and they still won't install and don't give a reason why. It just keeps saying it's downloading, even after a few hours, for what should take a few minutes. The elapsed time of the download is exactly what it should be, but it still appears to be downloading. I cleaned up every little thing I could think of last night, but they still won't install. I only know what I've taught myself in the last year and that's not much. Does anyone know what is causing this and what I need to do to solve this problem?

A:XP Updates Download, but won't install

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Hi guys

Got a bit of a weird problem that I can't sort. For about a fortnight or so I had had two windows updates that would appear in the automaatic updater. If I hit the install button they install and it says they installed succesfully but they remain in the to be installed queue. Every time I shut windows down it installs two updates before closing. Always when I return, the same two updates were there. They were:

KB 2656351
KB 2600217

I have searched on the intrnet and tried downloading and installing updates manually, but they still kept appearing in the queue and installing at shut down.
I also uninstalled and re-installed the Microsoft.net framework 4 client profile. Upon doing this i then had six updates to update including the above two. Now every time I install the six th six remian in the queue.

Other problems include my internet behaving slightly screwy (lagging when loading up webpages for instance) and my clock being a couple of hours out. I did a virus scan with Kaspersky and it came up clean.

Any suggestions - this is beginning to wind me up?

A:repeat updates

Try the "Fix It" tool from Microsoft:
How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I'm fairly computer literate but have been having an issue with all program updates erroring out and media files, mainly youtube videos, not loading at all or restarting randomly and skipping. The only reason I think this might be a virus is because I did a scan with AVG free in safemode and it found roughly 20 "Lost Files" with no specific virus name. This problem started about two weeks ago. Thank you for your help!
EDIT: Forgot a vital piece of info. About a week ago an email with a link to a virus was sent out from my yahoo account to all contacts on that account. Let me know if you want me to provide the link.. I figure it's a bad idea to post it here. The subject of the email was the name of the first person in my contact list and it added "eoe  /div>" at the end for some reason.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16611  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Adam at 19:04:49 on 2013-06-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8084.3276 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system... Read more

A:Program updates won't install and youtube videos won't play or restart randomly.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+

Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).

Please download
Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.
Please close your security software t... Read more

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Been busy with this since 1800 now.. searched the net.. tried all the possible solutions.. but I can't fix it myself.

The facts: I'm sure windows update downloads the updates..because I can see them in this directory:

I also tried to manually download all the updates.. and install them from my hd.. but that fails also.

the windows update error-codes I get are:

Code 80070005
Code 80070643
Code 57A

Here's my CBS.log zip;


thanks in advance for all the help a boardmember could give me :-)

A:[win7sp1] updates DO download.. but WON'T install..

Your CheckSUR is error-free.

Here's one of the errors, in detail...

2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Appl: Selfupdate, Component: x86_wudfusbcciddriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_8653a55649defe58 (6.1.7601.22584), elevation:2, lower version revision holder: 6.1.7601.17514
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Applicability(ComponentAnalyzerEvaluateSelfUpdate): Component: x86_wudfusbcciddriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22584_none_64beee3d794d5b08, elevate: 2, applicable(true/false): 0
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Appl: SelfUpdate detect, component: x86_wudfusbcciddriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22584_none_64beee3d794d5b08, elevation: 2, applicable: 0
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Appl: Evaluating applicability block(non detectUpdate part), disposition is: Staged, applicability: NotApplicable, result applicability state: Staged
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Appl: Package: Package_1_for_KB2800095~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~, Update: 2800095-1_neutral_LDR, Applicable: NotApplicable, Disposition: Staged
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Plan: Package: Package_1_for_KB2800095~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~, Update: 2800095-1_neutral_LDR, current: Absent, pending: Default, start: Absent, applicable: Staged, targeted: Staged, limit: Staged, selected: Default
2014-05-01 20:53:45, Info CBS Appl: Selfupdate, Component: x86_wudfusbc... Read more

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Every time I try to install new updates I get that my computer isn't connected to the internet.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12200 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 944278 MB, Free - 866132 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, VG10ST
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Unable to download and install updates

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I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1.

I want to manually check for updates, make Windows download them if there is any, but wouldn't install at that moment, instead make Windows install them next time I shut it down.

In Windows XP, it was easy. You just selected the option to download. And when you attempt to shut down Windows, it asked if you want to shut down normally, or you want to install updates while shutting down.

However, in Windows 7, I couldn't find a way to do this same behavior. Can you please tell me how to, if there is any way to do it?

A:How to: Manually, download updates but not install

Use this address to find the updates you want
in the right hand corner theres a search box,type in your windows version
then find the specific files you want\need
then save them wherever you want

Handy for reinstalls without having to download everything again
Stop Windows Update in services first
then run your updates
then START WU again and check for updates



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I have what seems to be a fairly common problem with Vista, I cannot download or install any updates. I have not been able to download any updates for a long time.

I have Vista Service Pack 1 installed, in the Vista home edition that came loaded on my PC by Dell. But I cannot install Service Pack 2. Since I can't download ANYTHING using automatic update, I downloaded the standalone Service Pack 2. When I try to install it I get as far as about 40% installed of section one of the download before I get an error message that says "Install failed, reverting changes" and so I end up with nothing installed.

I have tried turning off my antivirus programs and my firewalls but that doesn't help.

Thanks in advance for you assistance it is very much appreciated.

A:Vista won't download or install any updates

Dell Tips, Installing Vista SP2Louis

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My Windows XP (Service Pack 1) has not been updated in a while. When I try to download an update, the update will either 1)download but not install, or 2) not download at all.

While I doubt the old Hijack This Log will help in this case, here it is
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 4:20:03 PM, on 3/6/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sym... Read more

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I have a laptop that was hijacked. I am not sure what the specific name of the hijacker was. I ran MalwareBytes and it cleared most of the issues but I found that McAfee Internet Security Real Time Scanning and Firewall are Off. They both will turn on for about 5 seconds then turn back off again. I tried to run the update of McAfee and it seems to download the files but will not install them, McAfee just hangs at 0% installed. If I try to run a manual scan, I get "An unexpected problem occurred during your scan" error. I installed and ran AVG Free 2013 and it found and cleaned Trojan Horse Cryptic.CKU. I rebooted and tried to update McAfee again, no go. I ran AVG in Safe Mode and kept the log if requested. I ran DDS and GMER. It was not until after I ran those that I removed AVG. I can run new scans if that is required. Any help would be great. I do not have access to Windows disks.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635
Run by katie at 18:19:13 on 2013-07-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1790.787 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free... Read more

A:McAfee Will Download Updates But Not Install Them

******UPDATE****** McAfee is now working. I am able to update and am running a scan right now. All I did was reboot again. Please let me know if there is anything in the logs or if you would like me to rescan.

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hello guys!
i have had this problem and was wondering if anyone else has experienced it and if they were able to fix it...
i've got xp pro with sp 1 and there are two updates from the windows updater that i am unable to download or install...they are the latest update for my video card (geforce fx 5700 ultra) and also my processor (amd athlon xp 2500+ barton)...can anyone help me? please?

A:unable to download/install updates...

Does it give any errors when trying? I would suspect its just because the site is just so busy lately with SP2 etc, give it a try at different times ...have you tried going to the manufacturers web sites to see if they have updates .......

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1993 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 772 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 19 GB (1 GB Free); D: 64 GB (1 GB Free); E: 64 GB (15 GB Free); F: 96 GB (6 GB Free); G: 96 GB (1 GB Free); H: 104 GB (6 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3032h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Despite several (read dozens) attempts the following updates are not downloaded or installed.
2017-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4054518)

Download size: 125.2 MB


2018-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4457144)

Download size: 139.6 MB


Microsoft office suite 2007 sp1, sp2, sp3 are downloaded but can't be installed. (I only have Word and Excel not the complete suite could this be the reason?) As I'm writing, sp1 is being installed, hopefully it'd work. edit: didn't work error code 80070643.
one more question: is this legit:
C:\Program Files\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\CodeMeter.exe


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Hello All

Just been to the Windows Updates site to check for updates for XP Home, the updates are downloading but, for some reason are not installing.

Have run KIS, SAS and, MB scans - all are up to date and,reporting no infections.
Regards Silversurf

A:Windows Updates Download But Do Not Install

Hello All

I have a problem here, today I carried out an XP repair, went back to the Windows Update site where there are now 89 updates waiting. All the updates download OK but, ALL FAIL TO INSTALL.

Where do the little so and so's hide on my PC and, if I am able to locate them would I be able to install them?, or is there some other explanation for this annoying problem?
Regards Silversurf

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Hi All.

I frequently run processes on my pc that go all night. I also often go away from the office for a few days and then need to access the pc (which was left on) remotely to work.

My problem is that when windows finds an update, it just installs it and restarts when it wants to... which can be right in the middle of an important automation.

I also sometimes find that I can't access the pc remotely because it has somehow switched itself off, I'm assuming after an update (sleep is set to 'never').

How can I get Win 7 to download, and tell me about an update, then wait until I say "install"?

All help will be hugely appreciated.



A:How to allow Win 7 to download Updates, but only install with approval

Hello Oliver,

When you get to step 3 in the tutorial below, you can set it to Download updates but let me choose whether to install them for this.

Windows Update Settings - Change

Hope this helps,

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Working on a friends PC. WIn7 Ultimate SP1, Celeron E3400 @2.6ghz & 2gb RAM & 500GB HDD in 2 partitions.

The system was failing at boot. This was a simple change of memory socket on the motherboard fix. Discovered that Windows Update was disabled, looked further & found AVast Free was set to ridiculously low levels & UAC was disabled (oh & operating on an ADMIN account by default!) - All corrected.

Due to all that, I looked deeper - The PC was over-run with PUP's & several viruses. I reset Avast levels & killed 2 viruses. ran MBAM & TDSSKiller & killed a crap load more. After this the PC stopped connecting to DNS (Network good, NO Internet). Fixed this with a series of TCP/IP & similar resets.

Win Update failed 3 times in a crashed or frozen PC (inl. 1xBSD), MS Fixit failed, so manually updated Windows Update Agent [version WIN7x86] from MS Support (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104). Fixed issue.

Win update completed the first batch of updates successfully but stopped working on the second pass (freezing in the install process) & now won't even download, let alone update...

(oh & I Ran secunia PSI - All 3rd party progs updated)

Any help gratefully recieved as my "overnight updated run" after the physical fix, is threatening to pass into the third day.

A:Win7 will not download or install updates

I would suggest that you get the system thoroughly checked out by a Security Analyst to assure it is infection free before continuing to try and get the Windows Updates installed.

Please follow these instructions - NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Regards. . .



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My Win 7 Pro 64 bit. would try to install updates then I would get BSOD. I did a reformat and clean install of Windows but the problem still exist. Any ideas?

A:Cannot download or install Windows Updates

Any other problems?
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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For some reason the Windows/Microsoft Automatic Updating will download the updates, but will not install. I get the message the updates failed. If I go the update articles and download the updates manually one by one, things are fine. My system is a Compaq Deskpro running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 - Service Pack 3.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Updates Will Download But Not Install

Hmmm...I would (first) try Microsoft Fix it Center Online - http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/GetStarted .


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Searched, but couldn?t find a thread answering this question.

How can I download W7 updates to my internet-connected laptop (W7 x64 Home) without installing, then transfer and install the Updates to a desktop workstation (having legit W7 x64 Ult, SP1 installed) which is never connected to internet?

A:Download Win7 Updates, but install onto a different PC

I've seen your question asked several times. I do not recall seeing it answered. While it is possible to manually download each applicable update, I'm not sure how you would obtain a list of applicable updates - unless you had a duplicate computer that was online.

I have to ask: Why patch a system that is not online? Why not use it just the way it is? If you fear that it could get infected via USB flash drives or CDs/DVDs, then install an antivirus tool and manually update that from time to time.

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