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Windows Update Hangs, Windows Update Troubleshooter Reports Error 0x80070057 Not Fixed

Q: Windows Update Hangs, Windows Update Troubleshooter Reports Error 0x80070057 Not Fixed

I am using Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1.
Windows Update has lost my update history and hangs when I tell it to check for updates. Windows Update Troubleshooter reports "Windows Update error 0x80070057(2016-07-15-T-12_59_34P) Not Fixed". How can I get Windows Update working again?

Here is a detailed account of the problem:
Earlier today, I ran Windows Update and told it to install 15 important updates. It said it was downloading them, but stalled for 30 minutes at 0% done.
I rebooted my computer and re-ran Windows Update. It reported that there were no pending important updates. I clicked "View update history" and saw that the most recent 15 important updates had failed. I clicked "Check for Updates" and,
when it finished checking, Windows Update continued to report that there were no pending important updates.
At that point, I concluded that something was wrong with Windows Update. In an attempt to fix it, I downloaded and ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter (WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab). It reported one problem found: "Windows Update error 0x80070057(2016-07-15-T-12_59_34P)
Not Fixed".
After running Windows Update Troubleshooter, I re-ran Windows Update. It reported that my most recent check for updates was "Never", and that updates were installed "Never". When I clicked "View update history" I saw an empty
list. When I clicked "Check for updates", the application stalled at "Checking for updates...".
I have re-booted, re-run Windows Update Troubleshooter, and re-run Windows Update at least twice more. Windows Update Troubleshooter continues to report "Windows Update error 0x80070057" and Windows Update continues to show no update history and
to hang on "Checking for updates...".

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I have tried a number of the suggested fixed in the forms without any success. Most of them were old posts. Is there a current option for fixing this problem. I can not get any updates and the last update was 7/12/16.  A little more info. basic problem
is looking for updates just loops and when I run the troubleshooter I get the error 0x80070057  

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So I am having issues updating my Windows 7.
Whenever I try to manually update it gives me an error where it says
"Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running."

I tried to troubleshoot Windows update and it came with a few errors unfixed.
"Problems installing recent updates"
"windows update error 0x80070057"

What is the best way going about fixing this, I could not find solutions online that work for me

A:Windows 7 update error 0x80070057

Have you run the Windows Update troubleshooter?
If it doesn't help, do the following steps.
Click Start and type regedit and press the Enter button.
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Delete all values with this 0x80070057. Then run the the following fix it tool.
Reboot the computer and verify that the problem has been resolved.

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I cannot run any Windows updates. When I check for updates it tells me that I cannot check for updates because program is not running. I ran a troubleshooting package and got a Windows update error 0x80070057. Can someone help?

A:Windows Update Error 0x80070057

take a read here and try the first solution.

and welcome.

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I'm having problems with Windows Update. I have it set for automatic but it has not updated since January. I keep getting the following Windows Update error 0x80070057. I have an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 7 64bit with SP1. I tried the Fix It utility and got server problem errors and the above error. This site and one other I looked at suggested to someone else that they go into Start, type regedit in the Search bar. Then open regedit and navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\ Windows\WindowsUpdate and remove any and all values with 0x80070057. Tried that and I have no WindowsUpdate in Windows. My navigation is to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows.

Obviously, I'm missing a rather important file in my registry. Any suggestions how to restore it? I have no restore points in my system restore, so can't do that.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3305M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3561 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 450573 MB, Free - 41762 MB; D: Total - 22101 MB, Free - 2378 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1103 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1805
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Windows Update Error 0x80070057

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I have upgraded to build 9926.

My update history now shows 'No, updates have been installed yet.'

When I run Windows Update I get error code 0x80070057

Is there a way to get the updates to work?

A:Windows Update gives error code 0x80070057

Originally Posted by machare

I have upgraded to build 9926.

My update history now shows 'No, updates have been installed yet.'

When I run Windows Update I get error code 0x80070057

Is there a way to get the updates to work?

I don't know if this will help but seems like it is pretty common error as once even i got this error in my Windows... This Guide Helped me > Error Code 0x80070057 - Causes and Methods to fix it | Fix Errors

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Hi Folks,

Tried umpteen things in the last 24hrs to resolve a problem I'm experiencing with Windows Update - so I'm hoping that the good folks at SevenForums might be able to help....

I have managed to manually install the .NET Framework 4.6.1 (via this link to KB 3102438: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=49981).

I have run the Windows Update Troubleshooter several times (link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262) and I always get the same error - see image below.

I have also run the System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=20858 several times and also the EasyFix 50205.msi

When I run Windows Update - all I get is the following (and after an hour of "no progress", I give up).

I ran a full AV scan yesterday after updating the definitions files (Kaspersky Total Security and a Malwarebytes scan - again after updating - both found no threat.

I have also run sfc (System File Checker) three times from an elevated command prompt (after re-boot each time) and have no reported "integrity violations".

Getting short of things to try.

Machine details:
CPU: Core 2 Duo T5800 2GHz with 4GB RAM.
HDD: WD Black 750GB with 222GB free
Windows OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium SP1.

Any help gratefully accepted - thanks in anticipation.


BTW, I DO NOT want any update to do with Windows 10 carp
(e.g. KB2952664 / KB2990214 / KB3022345 / KB3035503 / KB3035583 / KB3123862)

A:Windows Update 0x80070057 error - is there a soultion?

Have you hidden the updates you posted ?
If so unhide them
Windows will search for updates doing so might help a little
If you've hidden any Important updates like kb3112343 windows might throw a fit

Use winkey+R
Type in the Run box,
Windows logs on the left column and expanded them and right click and click on clear on the 4 entries below,
Exit and restart the machine again

Download the newest update client if you haven't already

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This notebook was upgraded from windows 7 professional to windows 10 professional in July 2016.
In August windows 10 was updated to version 1607 (OS Build 14393.22)
There are some windows updates that have failed with either error code 0x8e5e0152 or 0x8e5e0147.
When the windows update troubleshooter is run it fixes things and then when it is run again it fixes the same things.
These fixes appear temporary or incompletely fixed.
This is an image of the windows update troubleshooter after its temporary fix:

The fixes were applied and it indicated that troubleshooting had completed.
A repeat windows troubleshooting displayed the same results.
Retrying the windows updates displayed the same failures and error codes.
sfc /scannow displayed no integrity violations.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth completed successfully.
This troubleshooting was from another web site and it also failed:
"use Win+x and select Command Prompt (Admin), then type 'net stop wuauserv' (without the quotes) and hit Enter, followed by 'net stop bits' and Enter. You should
see confirmations that each service was either stopped or wasn't running. Next, open Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution, and delete its contents including any sub-folders. Now reboot, open Windows Update and click Check for updates.

How do you fix the problem with the windows update troubleshooter so the fixes are permanent?
And how do you troubleshoot and fix the errors for the ... Read more

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I recently came across a problem where this troubleshooter says my windows update is missing or corrupt. Is there anything wrong with my computer?

A:Failed resetting windows update with windows update automated troubleshooter

Your firewall settings may be blocking Windows Updates, or because the proxy override settings are incorrect:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883821 (scroll down for the Fixit for the 0x8024402C error code you received, or instructions on how to fix it yourself)


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Hope you guys are having a good day.

Having a few issues with my computer at the moment. I previously had a different issue with Windows Update ( Error 80072efe ) but earlier today i managed to somehow fix it and was able to download Service Pack 1, which was what the error was on. All other updates before it (20) all installed successfully. Unfortunately shortly after doing so and restarting, Windows Update now continues to search for a very long time, it has been hours to no avail or progress whatsoever.

I have tried a SFC Scan which showed no issues.

System restoring to before the Service Pack update was normal, but eventually i had to download it again and the issue persisted.

I have used the Windows Update Troubleshooter and it has detected error 0x80070057, along with Service Registration is missing or Corrupt. Before the system restore it did not have the missing/corrupted Service Registration.

I have scanned for rootkits. (there is none to be found)

Another note is that ive had this computer for a long time now, although I have performed a low level format just yesterday so this computer isnt cluttered anymore.

Would a CBS log be handy at this point? Thanks if you can help!

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I've been noticing on my computer when windows tries to update it never actually does download anything. I ran the Windows Update Diagnostic tool and got an error. I'm Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I did recently clean a few infected files from my computer so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it.I got this error: Windows Update Error: 0x80070057
I tried to look up fixes and tried to do this :
Click Start and type regedit and press the Enter button.Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdateDelete all values with this 0x80070057. Then run the the following fix it tool.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-usReboot the computer and verify that the problem has been resolved.
That folder doesn't exist on my computer .Any help is appreciated.

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Windows Update Install throw - error 0x80070057 ?

Thanks for looking into my thread and helping me in my previous issues. My laptop is running with win 7 home premium, SP 1.

I got the message "failure configuring windows update - Reverting changes" on screen. It was with this message for awhile. I checked the update history and invoked update trouble shooting tool.

I got service registration is missing or corrupt 1st time and I ran it again. I am getting

I do see Windows 7 update error 0x80070057 (2016-03-14 ......

I am attaching the screenshot.

Let me know, whether I need to run SURT/SFC Scan etc.

Thanks for helping.

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I have been having issues getting all Windows Updates to install and I've tried a number of things to correct. Nothing seems to solve the problem. I ran the Update Readiness Tool with no problems. I am now trying to do a manual install of SP 1 - KB947821 and it's failing too with error 0x80070057. Attachment 338737

Here is the ZIPped Log data: Attachment 338738

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Update Install Issues - error 0x80070057

You have some nasty bitflips present...

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI C Mark Deployment Missing 0x00000000 c!7de547fe69D..d3f48fa6a89_3bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_91307b865b3b5ca5 wow64_microsoft-windows-i..rnational-timezones_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_none_7db338ef549e0e02
(f) CSI C Mark Deployment Missing 0x00000000 c!47355f0d0a..9651a12215e_3bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_7f728c8853775be1 amd64_47355f0d0a8f7722c18709651a12215e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_7f728c8853775be1
(f) CSI C Mark Deployment Not Marked 0x00000000 c!c982b74b248..9ef2295ae55_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_0409b118eb5f6054 amd64_c982b74b248b70e784e629ef2295ae55_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_none_0409b118eb5f6054
(f) CSI C Mark Deployment Missing 0x00000000 c!4755f0d0a8..9651a12215e_30bf3856aD364e35_6.1.760121855_7f728c8853775be1 x86_microsoft-windows-i..timezones.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_bg-bg_977c5b3024c38955
(f) CSI C Mark Deployment Not Marked 0x00000000 c!c982b74b248..9ef2295ae55_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_0409b118eb5f6054 x86_microsoft-windows-i..timezones.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17720_bg-bg_970e2cb70b921705

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.

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I have been receiving messages that Windows updater is not working. I tried the Windows fix-it. It was able to repair some things but not all. I received error message 0x80070057. Please advise on how to clear error and update system.

A:Windows update issues and windows error 0x80070057

First of all - welcome to BC !
It is always a help if, when you have a problem like this, you give the make and model of the computer involved or, if you built it yourself, the main component specs, and which flavour of operating system you are using.
If this problem is of fairly recent origin, the simplest cure is to try a Restore, to take you back to a point in time before the problem started. If you have never done this before :-
Click on 'Start - Control panel - Recovery'. This will open the System restore dialogue. You will see a large button 'Open system restore', click on this. After a few seconds you will see a box with a 'Next' button, click this, and you will come to the screen where you choose which restore point you wish to use. Very often you will only be offered one choice, the latest restore point. If this predates the start of your problem, select it and click 'Next' and continue with the restore process.
If this restore point does NOT precede the time the problem started, there is a button on the left hand side to show more restore points. Click on this and choose an appropriate one, then click 'Next' and carry on as before. Once the restore starts it will take a few minutes, and when it has finished it may ask you to re-boot. Re-boot anyway.
While this process does not affect your data, only the operating system, it is always a good idea to back up your data before doing any operation like this. Once it is completed, you wi... Read more

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My son's Toshilba Satellite L50-B-1DV hasn't successfully run a Windows Update since last October - I only discovered this yesterday.

When I had a closer look the updates, and just about every kind of troubleshooting I try, is failing with the error message "0x80070057". I've rooted around online but can't see any obvious fixes.

We'd prefer to fix this ourselves but as the machine is only six months our next step is to take it back to John Lewis for repair - which would be a pity as he uses his laptop every day.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!


A:Satellite L50-B-1DV Win8.1 - Windows Update Error Message 0x80070057


You have mentioned the error 0x80070057 while update installation.
This error occurs due to multiple reasons and therefore it?s not easy to say why this happens exactly. But the most common cause could be the missconfigured registry or damaged system reserved partition.

My recommendation for workaround:
Try to repair the system and the registry using CCLeaner. You could use this freeware software for registry cleaning as well as to remove the ?system garabage?.

If this does not help, try to repair the OS using the system?s own options.
The "Automatic Repair" option attempts automatically to diagnose and fix problems that may cause Windows 8 not to start or having a different wrong behavior.
Automatic Repair will start automatically when Windows is unable to start properly. If it detects any problems, it will automatically attempt to fix it but it can also be started manually.

Access to Automatic Repair can be found on the Windows 8 start screen. Now "Advanced" in the search box. When the search results appears click on the "Settings" category.

Now click on the option "Advanced startup options" and you will see the "General PC Settings screen". Look for the option "Advanced startup". Click on the restart now button and Windows 8 will restart your computer to access directly the Advanced startup menu.

Click on the "Troubleshoot" button and then the "Advanced options" butto... Read more

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I have a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit desktop with 8 Gb memory. I have tried these two updates many times. Other updates complete successfully. The updates are KB4075211 and KB4074598.  I have tried renaming the "Software Distribution" folder
among other things. Nothing seems to help. I ran SFC and it did not find any integrity violations.
I need to get some guidance or somebody to read my logs to find out what is causing these to updates to fail.
Thank you in advance for any help in solving this update problem.

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Getting update error for one .net 3.5.1 framework.
Code: 80073712

checksure log
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2015-10-28 21:48

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\msil_system.runtime.serialization.resources_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.22733_en-us_787b5545d9776103.manifest msil_system.runtime.serialization.resources_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.22733_en-us_787b5545d9776103
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\msil_smdiagnostics.resources_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.18523_en-us_496526973f1e68f2.manifest msil_smdiagnostics.resources_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.18523_en-us_496526973f1e68f2
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\msil_system.runtime.serialization_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.22733_none_bff6ca10b626 f70a.manifest msil_system.runtime.serialization_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.22733_none_bff6ca10b626f70a
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\msil_system.identitymodel_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.18523_none_f1b7e3b500b0dd75.man ifest msil_system.identitymodel_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.18523_none_f1b7e3b500b0dd75
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\msil_syste... Read more

A:Windows Update Error Check SUR reports 28 errors

Hi helomoto912 & welcome to the forum.
What version of windows 7 x64 are you running? Home Premium?

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Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

If your computer is having problems finding and installing operating system updates, try using a Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the problem.

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshoot Shortcut - Create


A:Windows Update troubleshooter

Thanks NoN

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Hello, I'm new on this forum.

I ran Windows Update Troubleshooter on my mom's laptop. It found 2 problems and said they are fixed. But everytime i run the troubleshooter, those 2 problems are found and fixed. So those fixes does not seem to be permanent, and are only "fixed" when running the troubleshooter. Is this kind of behavier normal? Update seems to work fine though, except being somewhat slow checking updates.

The laptop had some general performance problems and troubleshooting WU was part of troubleshooting them.

Also, is Microsoft Fixit (WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab) similar to Windows build-in WU Troubleshooter or can it do better job fixing problems?

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Hello all,
I have over 500 machines running Windows 7 that's having a hard time reporting update info back to my SCCM server.  What I found is this tool from Microsoft (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2714434/description-of-the-windows-update-troubleshooter)
Windows Update Troubleshooter, which fixes the issue (so far...).  But I don't want to sneaker-net to all the machines to hand install the fix.
So my question/request is, is there a way to unattend that tool and/or script it?  Thank you.

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I successfully manually installed update KB2810009 (Belarc Advisor reports no missing updates), I did so because Windows Update reported a failed install. Probelm is that now Windows Update will report this update as missing each time I check for updates. If I let Windows install it, it will fail to install keeping the issue forever. Any fix? Thanks.

A:Windows Update reports installed Update as not present

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Hi folks I have been pulling my hair out trying various options found on the net to get my Windows Update and Network Trouble shooter working. It either just hangs up trying to start or it comes up and says service not turned on. I have checked and the service is in fact turned on. Only change I made recently was an upgrade from a 300 gb hard drive to a 1 TB hard drive. I cloned my old drive and made a partition same size as the old drive then had the rest of the drive partioned off as a separate drive letter which seems to work fine except for the problem with windows update and network troubleshooter not working. I have an ASus Laptop with pentium dual core processor and 3 gb of ram windows 7 home premium 64 bit using Google Chrome browser. Does anyone have a sure fire cure for this problem. Thanks Much

Bob H.

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Hi folks I have been pulling my hair out trying various options found on the net to get my Windows Update and Network Trouble shooter working. It either just hangs up trying to start or it comes up and says service not turned on. I have checked and the service is in fact turned on. Only change I made recently was an upgrade from a 300 gb hard drive to a 1 TB hard drive. I cloned my old drive and made a partition same size as the old drive then had the rest of the drive partioned off as a separate drive letter which seems to work fine except for the problem with windows update and network troubleshooter not working. I have an ASus Laptop with pentium dual core processor and 3 gb of ram windows 7 home premium 64 bit using Google Chrome browser. Does anyone have a sure fire cure for this problem. Thanks Much

Bob H.

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Recently I have ran into some trouble with certain aspects of Windows 7. My problems can be best described by the 4 images attached.

So, where should I begin?

A:Windows 7 Errors: Defender, Update, Troubleshooter, and .NET Framework

With problems like this always assume a potential virus
If you can run a full anti virus scan
run a scan with malwarebytes and then run a scan with eset online.
If these are negative we are pretty sure it is not a virus, but not 100% certain.

See if you can go back a week before the problem with system restore.

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Hi guys!

I have a big problem with Windows Update

I never would like to upgrade to win10, for many reason, but it happened
I stopped the update, or probably it will never be possible due to obsolete hardware... I delete all files downloaded with Disk Cleanup

WU is stuck asking me to reboot, always
I tried to run Diagnostic
I tried sfc /scannow (no errors)
I tried the script Reset_Windows_Update_Full
I hate MS!!! Really...

A:Windows Update stuck 0x80070057(2015-11-15-T-12_56_47)

SURT ... done!

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My cousin brought her Acer Aspire 5349 to me to see if I could help with a Windows Update problem. It seemed there were a couple of old updates that were preventing all future updates from installing and it was caught in an infinite "restart to install updates" loop, but nothing was ever installed. I tried evertyhing I knew to do, nothing worked. So, I rest the machine to factory settings. Twice. Update still will not cooperate. It installed one update for Windows Update itself, but nothing after that. It just sits there "searching for updates" on and on. No error. Just no progress. I downloaded the Update Readiness Tool, and I'm getting the same thing...Windows Update Standalone Installer says "Searching for updates on this computer..." for HOURS. No progress. Wireless connectivity is good. I even tried disabling Windows Security Essentials, still nothing.

I've tried the update troubleshooter. No luck. It gets to "Checking for updates online" and then hangs.

I'd be so very grateful for any suggestions y'all might have. I'm ready to throw it out the window.

Thank you!

A:Older Acer laptop will not update - Windows Update hangs up

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might review these for options
Review this for an older existing updating issue,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

Clean install
windows update

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help. 

A:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
Download and install it.

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Trying to update using Windows 10 Update assistant as automatic update not showing yet. It checks my system then downloads ok but once it starts it stops at 1 or 2 % and says "Something waent wrong " and gives error code 0x80070057.

All previous updates have been fine.

A:Anniversary Update error 0x80070057

Did that for me so i went the media creation tool way to install it

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So I'm back again after having formatted the machine I was having difficulties with (see below).
To recap I tried so far,

Windows Update Troubleshooter: Found and fixed errors. I ran this multiple times through out the various attempts to get WU working. FWIW it seems to find and fix the same errors. Is this common?sfc /scannow: Found no corrupted files.DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth: Found no issues.Ran through all of the steps outlined here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errorsTried everything mentioned here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/971058/how-do-i-reset-windows-update-componentsI checked the version of Windows Update and it seems the version on the machine is later than what's listed at this URL,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/949104/how-to-update-the-windows-update-agent-to-the-latest-versionDeleted this reg key to confirm no proxy was set. https://djseppie.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/windows-update-error-0x8024000c/Ran multiple virus scans with different programs which returned nothing.Confirmed there is no proxy in the network.Tested downloading large and small files from different sites which occurred without issue.Changed the MTU.Downloaded a fresh image from the VLSC site.Tried Windows 8.1 Enterpri... Read more

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Hello everyone. I have a really weird problem on my hands. I guess it all started when I reformatted my computer a few months back, but never really bothered to update through Windows Update because I mainly used my PC for gaming.

After I open my Windows Update and it finishes searching for any update, it will hang/freeze whenever I attempt to install all of my updates. I have about 52 updates (1 GB) ready to be installed so I figured maybe I should try installing fewer programs. Tried installing about 7 MB's worth of updates but same thing happens, it just hangs/freezes and I would be unable to exit the process. (By the way, what would the process be called under task manager?)

I have tried deleting SoftwareDistribution and restarting. I have tried Microsoft's troubleshooting program WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab. And I have tried restarting my computer multiple times. Nothing works.

Really hoping I can get some help here. Many thanks, I greatly appreciate it.

edit: a little update - I tried installing a few of the updates... it hung for a while then it start installing but is stuck at 0%:

not sure what to make of that.

A:Windows Update always hangs when attempting to update.

Make sure, that you have those services running, if not try to start them to see, if they fail to start:

COM+ Event System
Cryptographic Services
DHCP Client
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Network Location Awareness
Network Store Interface Service
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Update

In the most cases it is Background Intelligent Transfer Service, which will fail to start.
Windows Update fix will not fix it, because the dependant services are not listed properly.

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I have Windows 7, 64bit. I had it set to manual update. I had not used the this particular machine in a while so I ended up with 88 new updates to go through. It was able to do two updates successfully but it now hangs for the remaining updates at %0. Fix It didn't find anything wrong. I was hoping to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade but seems like the pending updates must occur first.

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Windows update hangs during manual update for Windows 7

Go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will restore any missing or corrupted System Files.

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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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About 2-3 days ago, I downloaded the windows 7 64 bit updates. After the re-boot, some of my programs I use kept asking "do you want to change your system", or something like that. I never got that before because I loaded these programs myself.
Today, 12/12, I received one new update to MS windows 7 that took about 10 minutes to download and install. I re-booted, and now everything is fine. I think MS forgot, or coded the update wrong.
Does anyone know what happened, or did anyone experience this same problem? I have a Dell XPS.

A:Solved: Windows update to windows 7 causing problems, but now is fixed



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As of Thursday evening, Sept 28, I've read a lot about a major Windows security flaw that may just have been "fixed" by MS, necessitating downloading and installing one or more updates from the windows update site. But whenever I go to that site, either manually or with automatic updates, which I have configured to alert me but do nothing further, I ONLY get told that an update to Windows Installer 3.1 is available.

Trouble is, I've downloaded that one four times now, and it always--ALWAYS--fails to install properly. When I tried to install it manually after downloading it manually, it failed with a small error window saying "access is denied"; nothing further. I've seen that one enough, when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

But now, it seems, that's the only update MS says is available to me.

Using some good advice from an earlier msg, I ran Belarc's analysis routine. Among other things, it reported nearly 50 critical updates it could not verify had been installed.

Am I in trouble or aren't I?

What should I do?

A:Windows Update reports NO updates?!

Your computer specifications tell me that SP2 is installed and you said in your last post = when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

Question is was SP2 fully installed?

The other thing that makes me wonder is the thing about the other 50 or so updates that do not show installed in Belarc. I would like you to download this update for Belarc and install it and rerun it.

Belarc Advisor Security Definitions Update

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so i get this every time i try to fix the windows update.

so i run this then i tried with closing the window then using windows update and without.
it basically tell me the same thing only that when i use the troubleshooter and i go to windows update and search for updates it give me this error (0x80246007)

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Like many users I suffered these issues: high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.exe, hours of checking windows updates and being stuck while downloading them.
After weeks of trying solutions I've found this one that worked.

Here's what I did:
- stopped WinUpdate service and installed KB3138612 OFFLINE
- rebooted
- stopped WinUpade again and installed KB3145739 and KB3153199, both OFFLINE
- rebooted

Then I checked for new updates and it took just about 10 mins.
Downloading new updates went right away and no more high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.
It's been 5 days now and so far problems are gone.

Hopefully this might help.

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System:  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Yesterday Dec 6 I tried to run Windows update. Received error message that service was not running. Which was NOT true. I tried stopping / starting service, and running Windows update, but still received the error message.
BUT - I was able to fix the problem by doing the following:
(1) Opened command prompt as Administrator
(2) Used date command to change date from Dec 6 to Dec 3
(3) Launched Windows Update - it worked!! There was one important update that was installed
(4) Rebooted
(5) Used date command to change date from Dec 3 back to correct date of Dec 6
(6) Launched Windows Update - it worked!!
Not sure why this fixed the problem, but it worked.  

A:Windows 7 Update Issue - Fixed


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Tried the following:
1. Update works if I bypass the router, ie. connect the PC directly to modem.
2. It also works from different ISP, through router (at work).
3. Format disk & Reinstall windows 7

From windowsupdate.log:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab: error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\muv4wuredir.cab:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
Misc WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
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A:Can't update Windows 7 - Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efd

Try to remove the proxy server entry from the WinHTTP proxy configuration for Windows 7:
Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start programs and files box.
Right-click cmd.exe in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.
Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
Type the following command and then press Enter:
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note The proxy setting is listed next to Proxy Server. If there is no proxy server, Direct Access <no proxy server> is shown in the Command Prompt window.
To remove the listed proxy setting, type the following command and then press Enter:

netsh winhttp reset proxy
Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Update, and then try to download and install updates again.Alex Zhaozx
TechNet Community Support

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I figured I would post this Windows problem that was fixed with Windows update KB976972.
Maybe this will help someone with a similar problem.

The original problem is described in the first post of the thread below.

Link to fixed the problem post. Network Problems Windows 7 x64

A:Windows update fixed a problem KB976972

Thanks Chev65 for letting other know that the MS update fixed the problem.

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I have dealt with an issue of windows being unable to perform updates, or being unable to update other software such as Adobe Reader, and Office was crashing.
This came about with an update back in May 2016.  I had turned off the computer while it was attempting to shut down.  For the past five months I've spent countless hours (more than I care to admit) and tried EVERYTHING that I came across online, and I do mean everything.
I was getting an error code of 80080005 and zero updates were shown in the windows update history.  The computer properties showed that Windows wasn't activated or valid and displayed no product ID.  The Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) also showed no activation and would only allow work to be performed for a few minutes before locking up.  Each time the computer was shut down it would hang when attempting to shutdown after this message "Preparing to configure Windows... Do not turn off your computer" and I would have to do a hard shutdown.
It was driving me mad, insane I tell you, but I kept researching for a solution, not wanting to do a fresh install.
I finally found a solution here on this site, and whomever created this tool is a God.
I can finally delete about 100 bookmarks related to the issue and supposed fixes.
The only solution that worked, yesterday, was this:
Windows Repair (All In One) 3.9.11 Download
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I have just run troubleshoot and although fixing some errors the following two have not been fixed:-
Service Registration missing or corrupt.
Cryptographic service components are not registered.
Any ideas as to how they can be fixed or are they not that important? All updates appear to be successful.

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Please help me out to solve this problem. Thank you!!

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Please help me out to solve this problem. Thank you!!

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Hi there.
I decided that as I had a small external surplus laptop 2.5 inch 320 GB USB drive - itself not much bigger than a USB stick (and only 2 X as expensive as a 32 GB stick) I gave it a whirl of installing the Windows to Go on this drive.

I did EXACTLY the same instructions as for a USB stick so in theory this should also work for Internal HDD's if you are doing this from a desktop and want totally separate installations.
Note that this creates ONE LARGE partition so after you've installed Windows -- use a partition manager to change the sizes.
Ensure Internet IS connected and do the updates.

The updates will download but the ist time you'll get a fail when it tries to install them.

just RETRY and it will install the downloaded updates.
I'm busy now with updating about 700 MB's worth of updates for OFFICE.
Got Photoshop CS5, Acronis, Partition manager,Winamp, VLC and even vmware work station to work. Plenty of space and much faster than an actual USB STICK but still tiny enough to be genuinely portable.

It's really a proper PORTABLE system.

Note I used a proper USB ===>SATA cable to connect the external disk to the usb slot on the computer. Fortunately one of these came with an SSD I purchased previously (Samsung) and had wondered what to do with it --lucky I never threw it away. !!

I've booted the system up on 4 different machines with no problems at all.

I'm sure that nce MS has got the bugs out of this feature it will be GREAT.

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Not able to update windows update on Windows 7 getting error message WindowsUpdate_dt000+[email protected]

A:Not able to update windows update on Windows 7 getting error message WindowsUpdate_dt000+WindowsUpdate_80072EE2

This error code indicates that you cannot access the Windows Update servers properly. Please refer:
Windows Update error 80072ee2
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072ee2Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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ASUS Desktop PC CM6850 Series
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Core i7
Windows updates not working for a while. Initial was 8007370B appearing in the Windows Update window when searching for updates. Found bad memory using Memtest86+ and pulled the stick. Other stick no errors after 8 passes.

Toshiba HDD installed. Ran two different HDD diagnostics test on it and it passed.

No conflicts in device manager.

Now, Windows Update window showing 80070002 error. Based upon instructions, ran System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) but that appears to have not made any resolution. Ran it twice to ensure it ran successfully.

Then, ran the Windows Update Diagnostic.diagcab from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=231149 and it shows Windows Update error 0x8007370B(2014-09-18-T-06_58_30P) as NOT FIXED. All other items in list shows as FIXED.

SFC /scannow will not run ... displaying the message "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation". I tried the same in a elevated prompt in normal windows and in safe mode with the same result. No luck running Surface Scan.

Ran chkdsk /r twice also.

Screen captures of both errors and CBS log file attached. Any help is greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I will begin running some antimalware scans just in case.

Thanks for any assistance.

A:Windows Update Error 80070002 & Windows Update Diag Error 0x8007370B

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)

We need that data whether or not either CheckSUR or SFC complete.

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