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Failure To Proceed With Windows Update

Q: Failure To Proceed With Windows Update

Alright already--after trying 4 times with no success to do a Windows Update and also trying the suggestions Microsoft has mapped out, I am at a loss as to how to proceed. When connected to the MS update site, it scans my computer for updates and then attempts to install the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool. Midway through the installation, it suddenly halts and says it was not installed.

I tried MS's suggestions which are mainly creating prompts for ActiveX controls. But to no avail. It does not help.

I assume that if I can't get this corrected, I will never be able to receive Windows updates again?

I have a genuine copy of Windows XP Home. It was installed on my computer when I bought it last year from a local retailer. I have easily done previous updates on this computer with absolutely no problem.

Help! Any suggestions?

Preferred Solution: Failure To Proceed With Windows Update

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A: Failure To Proceed With Windows Update

Microsoft will help you with Windows Update problems. There are a number of reasons why it won't work. But perhaps you can find help from one of these two sites:MicrosoftWindows Update Problems

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We use Desktop Central to manage our windows updates. I've come across a new error that I have not seen all year. They are telling me it's a Microsoft error and they have no information on it. 
I have a couple of Windows 7 machines that have the following error on multiple updates.
An attempt was made to create more links on a file than the file system supports.

Of the machines having this issue, they're not all the same KB. Using one of the machines as example, it's having this issue with 3 updates.
2019-10 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4519976)

2019-09 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4516033)

2019-08 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4512486)

Seems like the standard Windows Updates fix's aren't working. Software distribution folder rename, fixit tools, etc. I'm not see this on any of our Windows 10 machines. 
Any idea how to go about resolving this? Reimaging is way at the bottom of the list due to these machines being at remote sites. 

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Hi every bodyI downloaded Windows 7 32bit (no key yet), I've tried upgrading Windows Vista SP1 but when step 2 (expandeing files) reaches 21% the installation stops with following error "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."I tried to install Windows 7 in a new partition but the process reaches 27% this time and stops with same error.I've reformatted my hard disks completely and installation process reaches 99% then stops with same error.I checked BIOS settings and found only DVD and HDD listed (no third option).the Microsoft suggestion about the registry tweaking did not apply for me (and I tried to install a fresh copy from scratch).I'm using 2 HDD in RAID0 configuration and works OK with Windows Vista, I did load the drivers to Windows 7 during installation but still getting same problem, any suggestion???

A:Windows (7) could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.??

Simple solution found for Dual Boot errors!
 Here is an update. Since no one else has seemed to find a solution I actually managed to find my own. Just to recap you on what had happened to me, I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 x64 with Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Somewhere in my use with Vista my BCD was corrupt/deleted and caused this error to appear. (Windows could not update your computer's boot configuration.) After searching my computer I found the registry settings were correct, and file access to the folder that contained the BCD was correct, However my BCD was corrupt/missing and so I was unable to finish the installation and get my computer to dual boot. I found this out by typing bcdedit.exe in command with admin access and it gave me the warning "BCDedit.exe could not be run. BCD is either corrupt or missing".
In order to fix this it was quite simple. I had to use the original installation disc for vista to repair my computer's boot files. Unfortunately I didnt have an install disc that would work with vista since I purchased mine before SP1 came out, so in order to repair it I had to create a slipstream disc with the SP1 updates added to it. after repairing I instantly was able to see both Windows 7 and Windows Vista in my boot manager when I restarted my computer. I easily fixed and finished installation with out a hitch, and I'm now staring at internet explorer inside of Windows 7 typing this message. I hope this will help anyone else ou... Read more

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Hello, I appear to have a corrupt C Drive, the Lenovo test came back with storage device test failure. This makes sense to me, as I have had nothing but problems with this PC from day one, I had to re-install Windows 10 about 5 times...It came with Windows 8 originally.So I guess I need to get a new hard-drive. I remember doing something like this about 15 years ago, where it was just taking something out of a slot and putting something else in instead, but I guess times have changed! What do I need to do, and will this affect being able to install the operating system etc?Many thanks for any help.... I have a H50-50 Desktop 

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Hey all, My daughter in CA sent me her Dell Inspiron B120 (running XP Home I believe) with the C0000218 (Registry File Failure) message coming up at start-up. I had gone into this forum before and tried the steps outlined in this post: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm but was unsuccessful. Whether I start it in safe mode, normal mode, with the Win XP Home Reinstallation CD (SP1) in or out, it still goes to the blue error screen. Pressing "R" from the second the computer booted up never brought me to the Recovery Console screen so I was also unable to try that fix. Any help is greatly appreciated. I looked through various posts but none of them seemed to be as bad off as me.Thank you.JackEDIT: I pressed F12 at boot-up and was given an option of running various Diagnostic tests. I ran an extended test which passed in all fields except for 2 Read Tests which had errors that stated: "Uncorrectable Error on media is write protected. followed by 0F00:0244 and 0F00:1A44. It tried to read a bunch of block but failed. Not sure if this helps any.

A:Registry File Failure- CANNOT proceed past that point

BTT Anyone?

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Hi Team,
I doing patching manually for September month,2019 in win2k8r2 dataCentre SP1 editions physical  server . Patches are reverting after restart the system .
we have observe different error for different-2 kb article: 
Windowsupdate _800f0826
Windowsupdate _80004005
Windowsupdate _80092004
Windowsupdate _800f0883f

For trobleshooting , i have restarted the windows component services  and run sfc/scannow- No error found.
i have ran windows update troubleshooter but its showing recent patches not fixed.

Please sugest me what should i do further.

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I'm trying to fix my sister's laptop which was obviously infected with a ton of stuff. First, I ran SuperAntiSpyware; it found and deleted 81 threats. Then I ran MBAM and it found 9-10 threats. I ran HJTthis a few times and it found and fixed 5-6 threats. Finally, I ran SpybotSD from a thumb drive and it found a couple things. I also installed Windows Essentials. Symptoms:- on bootup, sometimes it tries to check the disk, then cancels itself- Windows Help and Support starts as soon as the desktop shows. When I click the X, it closes and immediately pops back up.- IE doesn't work at all.- I installed Firefox. It worked fine at first, then randomly started redirecting me when I tried to click results on Google- I tried to run spybot installer to install the program on the computer, but it failed when it started unpacking.- I tried to run Windows update but it would start to download, then fail- when I tried to run Gmer as directed in your instructions, it caused the following: + message that said taskmgr.exe was corrupt, please run chkdsk + message that said gmer.exe was corrupt, please run chkdsk + logonscreensaver stopped responding, and screen went whiteDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 16:18:17.62 on Fri 05/28/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.264 [GMT -4:00]AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861F... Read more

A:Windows Help and Support won't turn off/random browser redirects/Spybot SD installation failure/Windows Update failure

Please close this post as the problem is now fixed. I appreciate the service your forum provides. Thanks.

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Hi Team,
I doing patching manually for September month,2019 in win2k8r2 dataCentre SP1 editions physical  server . Patches are reverting after restart the system .
we have observe different error for different-2 kb article: 
Windowsupdate _800f0826
Windowsupdate _80004005
Windowsupdate _80092004
Windowsupdate _800f0883f

For trobleshooting , i have restarted the windows component services  and run sfc/scannow- No error found.
i have ran windows update troubleshooter but its showing recent patches not fixed.

Please sugest me what should i do further.

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Hi Team,
I doing patching using wsus server for September month,2019 in win2k8r2 dataCentre SP1 editions physical  server . Patches are reverting after restart the system .
we have observe different error for different-2 kb article: 
Windowsupdate _800f0826
Windowsupdate _80004005
Windowsupdate _80092004
Windowsupdate _800f0883f

For trobleshooting , i have restarted the windows component services  and run sfc/scannow- No error found.
i have ran windows update troubleshooter but its showing below one :
1.Problem installing recent patches                     not fixed.

2. service registrations is missing or corrupt           --fixed.

Please sugest me what should i do further.

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First of all, I thank you for your attention.

I cannot perform any "Windows update" issue since the 23/08/2016.

Each time I reach the "Windows Update" screen, I get the following error message :

In french : "Redémarrer l'ordinateur pour installer d'importantes mises à jour"

In english: "Restart the computer to install importante updates"

Then, after rebooting, nothing change.

After further investigations, I get the following error message:

In French : "windows update ne peut pas actuellement rechercher des mises à jour car vous devez tout d'abord redémarrer votre ordinateur afin de terminer l'installation précédente."

In English : "windows update cannot research update because you must first restart your computer in order to finish the previous installation".

Then, I've recreated a new catalog by executing these commands:

net stop wuauserv

ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution SoftDist.old

net start wuauserv

Now all services are running but I still cannot perform updates.


Please find below the new "ReportingEvents.log":

{01BE2198-E0D2-430F-9299-BBD2100A83F8}    2016-10-22 19:03:27:466+0200    1    148    101    {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}    0    8024a005  
&... Read more

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The computer successfully installs the update, on reboot while configuring updates, it hits 98% complete then fails. Registry settings show Trusted Installer "start" set to (2) before restarting. I see no group policy for trusted installer after
updating policy with Security Compliance Manager 4.0; 
Tried clean boot install; Did online and offline sfc scan (zero integrity violations) Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter. Still receiving this error. 
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth = CBS.log

2018-03-02   01:44:12:651   344   1140   Handler   Post-reboot status for package Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7601.24055.1.3: 0x80004005.
2018-03-02   01:44:12:651   344   1140   Handler   WARNING: Got extended error: "Generic Command   ErrorCode   80004005   Executable   netsh.exe   ExitCode 
 1   Phase   24   Mode   Uninstall (upgrade)   Component   Microsoft-Windows-PeerDist, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS"

2018-03-02 02:43:54, Info                  CBS    Ending TrustedInstaller initialization.
2018-03-02 02:43:54, Info                  CB... Read more

A:[SOLVED! Windows Update BUG!] Windows Update Failure [7SP1 x64] KB4074598 [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]

Solved, 2 months later! After 3 dist upgrades!
So I finally solved this Windows / Update BUG, it and it was as simple as this; set peerdissvc (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\) (aka branchcache as it is known under services.msc) from disabled back to manual, along with its
dependency http, to manual. I'm quite sure setting branchcache to manual was all that was necessary for the fix to take place; I also had set "not configured" to alll changes I had made to "Background Intelligence Transfer Service" under
group policy regarding peer caching. I had tried the latter before the last 3 distupgrades and it did not make any difference; so it seems windows update fails if you disable branchcache, which is typically only used by businesses anyway, so many people recommend
to disable it, for security reasons also. What a headache; I spent at least a 80 hours, and weeks, and months trying to figure this one out; Windows update has turned into a bunch of bull***** with their ROLLUPS; one error on one of 130 little updates and
the whole shebang goes down with the ship; dumbest idea ever for their update platform; they should change to individual updates and do it quick.

This is a MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPDATE BUG. You shouldn't have to enable or disable any built in windows service to get a "windows" update working. What a headache.
SO for all of you 80004005 victims out there; check your C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\cbs.log; searc... Read more

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I'm trying to install update KB976932 (Windows Service pack 1 for 64bit) and KB982526 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1) but I keep getting error 800b100 which stops me from doing so.

I've tried deactivating my firewall; manually installing from the microsoft website; and using the system readiness tool but I keep getting the same error

I've attached log files and I believe some files are corrupt. How can I replace them?
Can anyone please help me out?


A:Windows 7 - Update KB976932 and KB982526 update failure- error 800b100

i am facing the same problem even, tried installing manually, readiness tool and fix it, nothing works. So i just turned off windows update,
windows update Code error 800B100
I amrunning 64 bit windows 7 ultimate

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I cannot get to Windows Update, or update Microsoft Security Essentials Virus and Spyware Definitions. Windows UpdateError number: 0x80070424] The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.MSEError Code: 0x80070424Error Description: Security Essentials couldn't install the definition updates. Please try again later. I used one of your topics to remove Internet XP Security 2011 the other day. I reinstalled IE and reset the IE default settings I got IE to stop doing browser redirects on Google searches.Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware says I'm clean. RKill finds no processes to be stopped.OSWindows XP ProfessionalThank you in advance for your consideration.

A:Failure: Update Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Update

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C... Read more

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I have been attempting various 'fixes' on a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop since the release of Windows-10 Build-1511.  The original Win-10 installation was fine but the 1511 Update consistently failed at 40% (23% into the Drivers & Features part).  Non of the 'fixes I tried actually worked and the installation continued to collapse at 40%.
Last night I was trying a new (to me) Driver Updating program from Auslogics (Driver Updater) in an attempt to fix an issue on my Advent Desktop - after purchasing the full copy of the driver updater it downloaded drivers which other driver update programs had not found before and it DID fix my issue.  Consequently, I decided to try it on the Dell laptop as I wondered if it was a driver issue that was preventing the update to Build 1511.
The Auslogics Driver Updater found half a dozen drivers that Neither Driver Max nor Driver Booster 3 had found and after installing them I tried the Windows Update again.  This time it ran through to completion without any problems at all.  I am still uncertain as to which of the drivers was the problem but obviously Microsoft needs to take a look at their update code and to download necessary drivers when an issue is identified (or at least give a more meaningful error message than merely "The update has failed".

I hope this helps others with the same or similar problems with the 1511 update.  I would be interested to hear how you go on.

A:Failure of Windows-10 Update at 40% After 1511 Update

Unfortunately, not all computers are going to be able to run Windows 10 due to lack of drivers as you know. Hopefully, the next Windows 10 update will include more drivers.

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Hi guys, I've been having this problem the last few days where I am unable to update my trend micro antivirus. Every time i try to update i receive a message saying "could not connect to the server, please check your internet connection"" despite having full internet access. I have also been having problems with windows update, where updates continuously fail whenever i try to update them. Additionally i noticed that while browsing the internet my connection occasionally timed out, so i pinged a large website like goal.com on cmd and saw that the connection timed out. I ran a full antivirus scan using the trend micro and the kaspersky tool (KVRT.exe) and found no threats to be detected. I also tried using malwarebytes to scan the computer but when i installed it it required to update its databases before scanning and hence that update also timed out. I tried flushing the dns and and resetting the ip using netsh as well as other past solutions found on here to no avail. Your help and time would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Cannot update Antvirus and Windows update failure

Have you tried running, in admin cmd prompts-

sfc /scannow

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

& finally sfc /scannow again ?

& restarting after all the scans are done ?

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I have a problem guys . .My PC wont proceed to desktop environment, after I turned it on, its all black screen and you will only see the cursor. . Anyway my PC is ACER Aspire E1 471 - 32344G50Mnks, core i3, 500gb HD,Win 8. .
Pls Help guys. . is there any technique to do, or maybe hard reset it?. .

A:Windows 8 cannot proceed. .

Have you tried pressing the delete key at startup ?

If you can get into safe mode you can refresh or restore it.

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hey friends,,,,, got a problem here,
last day i set my laptop on sleep... and after 15 min i picked it again,,,i saw it was turned off ! i switched it on and after that it about an hour but the windows did not start...
i tried to renew the windows , so i did format the drive C, as i install windows in it!,,, but the installation did not proceed,, even 1% not... so plz frndz give me any idea .... thanx

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Okay, it seems the model computer I have has had problems all across the boards. Well, I'm on an Emachines T1840. I recieved this computer from a teacher at Job Corps. She told me there was something wrong with the motherboard and that the screen stayed blank at startup. I went and bought a new ATI video card since it seemed the onboard video card was burnt out somehow. Then after we installed the new video card, we booted it up. Halfway into startup, it started rebooting it's self. There was a Windows XP Partition on it, so we figured that was corrupt and we installed a version of Windows2000 from a boot disc. Well, that got as far as putting in a registration key. We couldn't find a working key for that, so we went and bought a windows XP upgrade disc. We got past the registration key entry and it began installation after a brief reboot. Now, it stays at 39 minutes remaining, and after about 15 minutes it brings up a blue screen. It says something along the lines of this. "Setup cannot continue, cannot read file (Forgotten file name here)" And then it says "If this is the first time you have recieved this message, reboot and continue setup" And then it proceeds to dump the physical memory. I re-did setup a few times with the same error message. So, I'm just wondering, what the heck am I supposed to do? It's actually pretty rare that I'm stumped on something like this.

A:Windows setup cannot proceed.

Hello? Jeez, nobody seems to know what's wrong I guess

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I put my computer to return to the "out of the factory" settings but the computer died while it was setting up the starting services. Now everytime i turn it on it says Setup startng services. But and error message comes out that says " the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows , click "oK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation" I press enter and it just restarts and does the same like a loop.

A:Windows Installation Cannot Proceed

System manufacturer and model?


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Several important windows security updates have failed . most common error 8024402c + dt000 (1). The note tells me to fix  missing or corrupt service registry.  I am a novice and totally dependent on systems like windows. If I have to delve into the bowels of the system I'm lost. Help that a nubbie can follow, please. Thank you! 

A:failure on windows update

First restar the computer Start > arrow next to shutdown > Restart.
Then try again, if it does not work, I would run a Windows Recovery, and repair the registry. Alternatively, you could fix the registry with CCleaner. Free program simple download and install.
there is an option for registry that scans keys, removes issues, and offers the option to Backup.

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Windows Update Fails with error code 8007000e
The Help screen said Update could often be fixed by running 'Windows Update Trouble Shooter'
The trouble shooter was unable to fix the problem:
"Windows Update error 0x8024402C(2016-02-14-T-10_11_41A
Any Ideas?

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$99 wasted with Microsoft. ^ days, four techs, Microsoft Fixit run 4 times, settings messed with and no resolution to: Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Thewn PC us not usable for three hours following this error.

A:Windows Update failure

You should have come here first.
Can you give us some details about your computer issue?

What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
Which Windows version and bit version is it running?


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I installed all the updates that were released tonight, including the service pack upgrade. On installation of the service pack, there was an error that came up stating:

The program cannot start because sqmapi.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

I have attached a screen shot of this.

I did try redoing the update and it failed once again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 update failure

This issue has been resolved: I left to go out to eat and somehow when I came back it was installed. My advice keep trying anyone else who encounters this problem.

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I am trying to help someone that has an HP Model p7 - 1026, computer with an AMD Phenom II x 4840T/ 2.90 GHz processor, 6.00 GB Ram, Windows 7 64 Bit.

The problem is Windows Update. The user can access Windows Update, and it initially appears that the updates are downloaded and installed, but they are not. A subsequent update check shows the same updates need to be installed.

No error messages are displayed, no other (obvious) problems.

A Malwarebytes scan found no problems.

A Google search identified something called Windows Update Troubleshooter. Has anyone used this? If so, did it work?

I searched this forum, but could not identify anything that appeared to be relevant.

Any other suggestions?

A:Windows 7 update failure

Hello, I have used the Troubleshooter with various degree of success, here is one tactic that I have used in the past, from the list of updates make a note of two or three by the number at the end, then close out of Windows Updates and go on the Microsoft Support site and download those updates individually and then install them. That will determine if the issue is with OS or with the Windows Updates service (on the computer).
The Cleaver

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I updated the NVIDIA Quadro Driver for Windows 10 (x64) (ver 376.84 Rev B.  and the screen went blank.  Help

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On Tuesday Sept 16, my desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium had an update waiting to install ( Windows update SP1 ). So I went ahead and ran the update install. All went well until the final portion. I got a message saying update failed reverting system back to pre-install state (I'm paraphrasing here ) Anyway, it restored my system and everything is running correctly, EXCEPT ( you knew there'd be and EXCEPT coming ) now it keeps telling me I have updates ready to install. ( the same one that failed ) My question is: I would like to delete this update and try to download it again. ( the download may have been corrupt ) Will doing a system restore to the day before the update download enable me to actually download the update again?

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Hi, I seem to have the same errors installing the SP1 as other, as yet I have not been successful. I ran the system update readiness tool, it ran to completion but failed to fix things well enough. The failed updates error is trust_e_nosignature (0x800b0100). I have attached the CBS.zip file as I pray for help!

A:Windows SP1 Update Failure

I have attached the ChuckSUR.zip file.

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Feb 2013 Updates (6) all failed (12 attempts). Using XP-SP3.
No other info available. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated,


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Will this work in windows 7 home premium?

A:Windows Update Failure

Hi -

I moved your post to new thread.


Originally Posted by jcgriff2

Try the FixIt for Windows Updates -


Try it an see.

Regards. . .



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I'm having an issue with a windows security update. After restart, during the update, it states "update failure". It keeps trying to update when I restart my laptop but is never successful.

Any help?

A:Windows Update Failure

See if you can go to Windows Update @ the start menu, and allow it to redownload that way.

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I couldn't get Windows Update to install today's (4-4-17) definitions update for Microsoft Security Essentials for Win 7, 32-bit. Gives error code 0X80070002.
Followed MS instructions to fix this error by stopping WU and deleting certain files/folders from the SoftwareDistribution folder and then restarting WU.
Now WU just searches endlessly for updates. MSE also won't update itself, either.
Anybody else?

A:Windows Update failure

Ran WU Troubleshooter and it fixed some errors. WU then found a bunch of old updates that I'd previously hidden, along with today's MSE definitions. I accepted one old update and today's definitions.
The old update installed but Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.239.797.0) failed again with the same 0X80070002 error code.
I googled for 1.239.797.0 and found a single result which reports an update failure today for Windows Defender Definitions with that same file number (for Win 10) but different error code. So maybe there's a problem with the definitions file itself...?
Guess I'll have to wait to see if the next MSE update gets installed. 
And I just scanned with MSE which seemed to run correctly and didn't find anything.

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I'm using the Asus Eee Slate EP121. This happened more than once that Windows prompted me to install an update, then fails. Sometimes the update prompt disappears even though it was not installed. Today it prompted me to install an update called "Qualcomm Atheros Communications driver update for Bluetooth Module" and failed.

Error code 80070103.

Can someone help me?


A:Windows Update Failure

Install the driver manually from here:

ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

You're welcome.

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Hi, Every time I try to install the current windows update for my Windows 7 it fails. Can you help?

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Attempts to update result in continuous 'Checking for Updates' together with CPU use of 50 to 100% and very high memory use. I have to stop this endless service (wuauserv) with Task Manager. I've seen this failure all over the internet and tried all the MSoft 'Fixit's and other remedies I could find ... all with no success.

So I guess this is my last effort before I say goodbye to this PC.

Anyway, I tried to follow the instructions for posting this thread. Here are my results

1. SURT loaded up (and ran?) to 90% then stalled (yes, I waited for an hour)
2. SFC ran and found corrupt files that it couldn't fix. I cannot attach the resulting log zip file because it exceeds the forums upload limit of 8Mb (my CAB zip file is 10 Mb)
3. During a couple of my fix attempts, somewhere (MalwareBytes?)the following error message appeared: Windows Error Not Fixed: 0x80070005 (2015-11-07T-10_31_06A)
4. My 10 Mb CBS zip file is too large to upload (see #2 above) Might there be some way around this limit?

Other than Windows Update stalling, this PC runs normally.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do to solve this very time consuming Windows Update failure.

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I recently had a Windows XP machine (HP Pavilion 783C), of which I performed a System Recovery. After which I noticed my SP1 update failed to connect to Microsoft's update server. I went to Microsoft and downloaded the update again and the same thing happened. My ultimate goal was to install SP3, but SP3 requires SP1 to be installed. I was left with no other option but to do an in-place install of Windows XP(OEM) SP3. This was probably the quickest option with the exception that I had to convert a Retail disk to an OEM disk before I could get the machine activated.

Has anyone else had issues installing Windows XP SP1 update? Or possibly a better solution than a re-install which will require re-activating.

Maybe what I'm asking for is a Windows XP SP1 update that doesn't phone home and require a connection to Microsoft's servers that they obviously shut down.

A:Windows XP SP1 update failure

Windows XP is very good but Microsoft are keen to move people on. When XP was fairly new my internet connection was a telephone modem. Large downloads were not very practical. I requested and received from Microsoft a free XP Service Pack 2 CD. This was posted from Germany and dated 21-03-05. It would be great if they made available for download an ISO for XP with service pack updates and including drivers for current SATA systems but I don't think it will ever happen. I'm sure people would pay to download a legitimate product.

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Been having window 7 pro update problem for about a year now. I had to reload OS twice. It works for several months and then the same problem. Now I can't even update anything. Below are the error messages I get. The 1st screenshot is when I launch windows update. The 2nd is when I click check for update. These are new after I ran SURT. Now Im also getting the BSOD when I'm working at least every hour. I also cannot run sfc/scannow. i gives me the error message "Windows Resource Protection ould Not Start the Repair Service"

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I really do not want to reinstall the OS and all my applications for the 3rd time. Thanks for you help in advance.

A:Windows 7 Update Failure

The fact that you are getting the same problem after a reinstall indicates that you may be making the same mistake each time.

Having said that, the indications are that there may be a hardware problem with your machine - possibly either RAM or the hard drive.
There are a number of errors in the CheckSUR results which are the result of bitflips - where a single character has been altered in a registry entry. One or two is not that unusual - but you have more than a dozen.

I can fix these, but it's likely to happen again unless you isolate and eliminate the cause.
I would suggest starting by testing the RAM for errors.

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I have my system set-up for an automatic update; however, it has come to my attention that updates have not been occuring. I tried to manually perform an update. When I do this; the Windows Update box opens, but the screen remains blank (solid white). I then cannot close it; as it seems frozen, unless I use the task manager.

I tried getting help some where else; where I always donated a little money for each successful resolution (maybe $5-$10) to a problem. Needless to say that will not be happening anymore. Someone pointed me in the direction of your site, so here I am.

I've never had an issue like this, so this is a new one on me. I know the option for Windows Repair/Reinstall is there; but this is something I want to avoid if possible.

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows Update Failure

hi you could start here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

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I am currently running windows xp. Windows update will not function.

Microsoft sent me the following instructions:

"Verify the local Windows Update services
1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".
3. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.
4. Please repeat the above steps with another service: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) "

When I click on "Automatic Updates", the "start" button is greyed out and will not allow me to click on it. Any suggestions?

A:Windows update failure

drzuck63 said:

I am currently running windows xp. Windows update will not function.

Microsoft sent me the following instructions:

"Verify the local Windows Update services
1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".
3. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.
4. Please repeat the above steps with another service: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) "

When I click on "Automatic Updates", the "start" button is greyed out and will not allow me to click on it. Any suggestions?Click to expand...

so did you follow the instruction and see if it was set to automatic,can you axcess update via IE ,in IE go to tools /windows updates

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when trying to use 'windows update' to install various security and system updates, updates download and then fail to install, and I get the message
Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed
Solution: To fix the problem, try installing the updates again. If that doesn't work, use the Troubleshooter to try solve the problem.

the troubleshooter hasn't helped any, and after four tries one gets sick of watching the system download the same updates over and over. I can install the updates by hand, locating them in microsoft's downloads and running them individually, but there's a limit to how many update packages one is willing to search out and download in this manner...
any ideas to try to fix this?
sort of a running thing I've had with winXP; error messages are so vague they're useless. like when I try to search the hard drive and get "unspecified error" or "unexpected error", but nothing tells me what the error is...

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Hi .

I have this same situation since 2 days ago .

I haven't spent much time trying to figure out if it's a problem with the updates or the system...or what to do about it. If I spend some time on it later today, I will post my suspicions/findings.


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I have troubles with security updates  in Win10 for months now. All the time I try to install the updates it fails with several error codes. 
I tried everything from re-install the updates to try a clean installation of windows 10 with the media creation tool - the installation quits with a failure. 
When I try to boot from the stick and install win 10 the win 10 installation does not find any hard drives although I have one on which my current win 10 installation is running at the moment!

Do you have any suggestions to fix the update problems or how to detect the hard drives to perfom a clean install of my win 10 on my XPS 15 ? 
Der Status des Pakets KB4022727 konnte nicht in "Bereitgestellt" geändert werden. Status: 0x800f0816.

Der Status des Pakets KB4033631 konnte nicht in "Installiert" geändert werden. Status: 0x800f0922.

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Flo1991_23 hat gefragt am Juli 17, 2017
Guten Tag, 

Seit Monaten habe ich(und anscheinend viele andere) das Problem, dass sich Windows 10 Updates nicht installieren lassen. 
Ich habe nun schon Stunden damit verbracht damit das Problem zu beheben - ohne Erfolg!

Es kann nicht sein das Microsoft nicht in der Lage ist innerhalb von  Monaten einen Fix für alle Betroffenen bereit zu st... Read more

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Ok, so I have trawled all the Windows Update sites and have not been able to solve my problem. By accident I ended up on the fast ring and got stuck on 14905. The problem I have is that it downloads fine. It configures ok and then attempts to install. It reboots and gets to 1% and then quickly jumps to 15% and instantly reboots. It then 'restores to previous version of windows'. I suspect (with no expertise) it must be a setting somewhere in the BIOS as it has happened to Windows Update 14926 and with the latest 14931. Any of you guys got a suggestion I could try only it says I have until 1 October to rectify. I'm dreading a clean install. Thanks in advance

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Hey all!

I'm having the typical update failure for the SP1 update that i've seen alot of people have! NoelDP seems to fix it just by providing us with the right packages, and I really hope he can do the same for me I've attached my System Update Readiness Log! Thank you for any help you can give, and let me know if you need the CBS log! Thank you!

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 25.0
2014-05-16 17:47

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB979900~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB979900~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB979900_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB979900_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB979900~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB979900~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_wpf-presentationframework... Read more

A:Windows 7 SP1 Update failure

I've uploaded a file - a11aa.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it.
Right-click on the downloaded file, and select Extract all…
Extract to the default location - which will create a new folder a11aa in the same place.
Open this folder - there should be two folders inside it (Manifests, and Packages)

Copy the content of the Packages folder to the folder

And the content of the manifests folder (.manifest files) into this folder:


Now run the CheckSUR tool again (it may take a while)

Post the new CheckSUR.log file, and the CheckSUR.persist.log file.

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my question!

I'm running a Windows Vista Home Premium OS with AVG Free, Comodo BOClean, and the Comodo Firewall. I just came home from a trip and attempted to update my computer. I had several updates and all of them succeeded except for one of them.
I've tried the suggested actions in the help file (OSE was originally set to manual anyways, but I changed it to Automatic Delayed Start like the help file suggested, but to no avail), but the update still fails:

Failed: 1 Update

Error(s) found:
Code 80070643

The update is: KB942763

Thanks for the help!

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Did you try everything suggested in this KB article?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903772This one seems similar in its suggestions, but it includes links to other sites (which I didn't follow up on):http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/08/26/w...d-update-error/Hope this is of some help. Good luck!

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  I did a System Recovery about three months ago on my Acer desktop with windows 8.1 and ever since then it will not complete a update search. This is what came up after a troubleshoot.
The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.
  Hope I'm not posting something in the wrong forum,,I have tried the regular microsoft forum to no avail and had microsoft tech's on three different occassions take remote control and try to fix this problem. Two of which tried to reinstall 8.1 but came
to a screeching halt when ask for a product key which really blows my mind,,(you don't have access?)I ask and they soon disappeared.

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