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Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

Q: Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

Its been doing most of these updates forever, when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done... It's like they never finish. This happens every night for the past 6 months or so i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help. I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9D9F00D6-4ACE-4595-9A2E-8B72A3B5B243}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
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TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
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Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
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Default Browser: C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
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Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

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Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

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Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: 7QJB7
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 29/10/2012 10:49:44 PM

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HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
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Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

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OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
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A: Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens

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My laptop with Vista Premium Edition was shutdown using the tab, that allowed for it to do updates. Apparently the updates didn't finish as it is saying 3 of 3 0% and will not reload to windows. If I turn it off, and restart, it will not load to windows. It just keeps going thru the start up process to the updating screen and then the same again. I tried loading in safe mode. No luck. I tried last good configuration, same thing. What can I do? I cannot find my vista cd. Is there anyway to get a copy of the cd with the product code? Maybe then i can just restore to a few days ago? Thanks for any advice.

A:Configuring Updates 3 of 3 0% complete. Wont load to windows

Have you tried using F8 to get to the Advanced Recovery Options and run Start Up Repair?

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I keep getting Error message: Install Failure after Windows updates are downloaded and Windows attempts to install those updates.

The download is successfull, however, after Windows 7 attempts to install those updates I get this message:

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

After Windows attempts the installations of those updates, I get the following message: Failure configuring Service Pack. Reverting Changes. Error_install_failure (0x80070643).

I contacted Microsoft on the problem via emails....they went through a number of trouble shooting techniques....but after all of their recommendations, all they could tell me was to reinstall Windows 7.

I really would not like to do that. Do you have any idea what the problem is?

I have HP Pavilian dv6-3010 us Entertainment Notebook
Windows7, 64bit syatem, 8 gigabytes of Ram, 320Gig Hard Drive

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There was an Office vulnerability that was fixed with the April patch Tuesday in an Office update, but we've had trouble making sure all users have the updated Office patch as N-Central(our patch management tool) doesn't always list what build/patch Office
is currently running accurately.

We do know all our PCs have the April/May security updates. Is the Office Update combined into the big monthly one?

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Hello All,

When I run install updates from windows the following security updates do not complete, Please assist.
Security Update for Windowes XP (KB2481109) and
Security Update for Microsoft silverlight (KB2617986)
This has been on going for 6 months.

A:Security Updates do not complete

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Dell computer

Please assist in finding a solution for the listed below failures after update is complete.. This has been going on for almost a year and I am sure that these updates should of been done. If any one can help I surely appreciate.

security updates for microsoft silverlight (kB2668562)
security updates for windows XP KB2481109

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Envy notebook W2K84UA#ABA  Anyway the hp assistant is trying to downlaod messages and updates defintion and will not complete , just keeps going, more than an hour now Wireless lan 1, microsoft wifi direct virtual adapter NOT connected (whatever that means)  

A:Downloading messages and updates defintion wont complete tas...

  powered off and back on, working now but, the batttery situstion sucks, but nothing i can do about it other than NEVER buy an HP again  AND when i first got it battery had up to SIX HOURS OF LIFE if i wasnt using anything, had battery saver on, now i cant get it more than 2...that is unacceptable but too late to return to Costco, 93 days

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.

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I have a whole ton of security updates for windows XP going back over 2 years in my Add/Remove programs list and I want to know if it is safe to delete those older than the most recent ones. Its taking up too much space on my computer and because of that I have stopped any current regular updates by switching off the automatic updates settings. Could someone please advise me if it is safe to do this?

A:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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I seen that someone else had this same problem in here so I copied and pasted this problem here in my own Thread cause I'm having the same problem, but seems that I couldn't use the help that was giving to that user cause it was for that user only.

Windows Update now says, "Restart your computer to install important updates." When I do, the computer shuts down, saying "Preparing to configure updates..." When it restarts, it says, "Configuring updates...100% completed..." then restarts again. Upon reaching the welcome screen this time, it says "Failed to configure updates...reverting changes...Welcome" and returns me to my desktop. At this point, when I try to manually check for new updates (or if I just leave Windows Update alone until it checks itself), Windows Update tells me "Restart your computer to install important updates," and the process loops again, so I cannot check for updates.

Report- Windows 7 Please Help.zip

If you do not want to download the report here it is..


Advanced SystemCare Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2012/10/23 11:41:44

01 - Operating System

0101 - Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : BIOS Date: 09/23/09 11:58:43 Ver: 08.00.10
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3... Read more

A:Cannot Complete Installing Updates, or Check for New Updates HELP

Hello dlolley and welcome to Seven Forums.

According to the Advanced SystemCare diagnose report you provided there seems to be a problem with something called Tuneup 2012 or Tuneup Utilities. I'm not sure if this is a different product from Advanced SystemCare that generated your report or if Tuneup 2012 is a part of Advanced SystemCare. In any case, these tuneup utilities can cause major damage to operating system files, the registry, etc. I would suggest uninstalling them. Windows 7 isn't like XP which required constant tweaking to work right.

Then I would run a full anti-virus scan with your installed anti-malware suite. No anti-malware product is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it. So after running that scan I would follow up with some additional scans using these free tools. Don't forget to update the data bases before running the scans.:


ESET Online Scanner

Windows Defender Offline

If the scans come back clean you could try rolling back your computer to a date/time prior to the update problems using system restore. I would also run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

System Restore

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

When you're finished with the above you can try installing the updates again. Do not use the automatic update setting. Use the setting called Never Check... Read more

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My last successful update check was September 11, 2012. Some updates installed successfully, others failed. The failed ones were:

Update for Windows 7 (KB2719857) Recommended
Update for Windows 7 (KB2735855) Important
Update for Windows 7 (KB2741355) Recommended

Windows Update now says, "Restart your computer to install important updates." When I do, the computer shuts down, saying "Preparing to configure updates..." When it restarts, it says, "Configuring updates...100% completed..." then restarts again. Upon reaching the welcome screen this time, it says "Failed to configure updates...reverting changes...Welcome" and returns me to my desktop. At this point, when I try to manually check for new updates (or if I just leave Windows Update alone until it checks itself), Windows Update tells me "Restart your computer to install important updates," and the process loops again, so I cannot check for updates.

Things I have tried:
-FixIt (MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.137271463094452760.1.1.Run)
-Manually installing the failed updates (each one tells me that "The update is not applicable to your computer")
-Startup repair (though, I'm having no problems starting up)
-Rebooting in safe mode, then restarting
-Disabling F-Secure firewall and antivirus
-System Restore to a point before these updates were attempted (this resulted in a message saying that System Restore failed, but at the same time, System Restore also presents m... Read more

A:Cannot Complete Installing Updates, or Check for New Updates

There are a few hundred MS Fixits - which one have you used?

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

A:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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Vista wont let me update important security files and is not letting me download from the site myself. Instead it keeps redirecting to to google or otherwise saying there was no response from the server and or Microsoft.com, however I can still download from CNET just as usual. Also Google keeps redirecting me to fasttools.biz. Anyhelp would be MOST welcome

A:Vista wont let me download security updates

Hello see if you can run and post a log from MBAMCNET downloadhttp://download.cnet.com/windows/security-...tent;contentNavNext run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.35) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select... Read more

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Hi. I have windows XP, Norton sytems works, adaware and xp firewall. Also running on AOL 9.0.. Yesterday I read in a daily Kim Komando tip for the day that using a free history cleaner would clear EVERYTHING!, Index.dat etc...I installed OK, configured and used it. Everything went fine , I guess. Since it kept popping up on start up I uninstalled, don't really need it, just was looking for 2 year cleanup. That went OK. Did a search, got rid of empty files/folders. Went to Norton update, it worked very differently, but seemed to give me a history or maybe even re-install some updates. Went to adaware, it updated latest fine, then went to windows update, which I usually get automatic. It could not load the update page and sent me to trouble shooter.
I went into registry, changed the "CJD Version" value to "0" with no luck. Went to next troubleshoot and reinstalled windows update. I got 32 updates, all the way back to Feb 2002. My last update was current, last week. All my updates in install or delete programs are Hotfixes, there are no matches in my instalation history at "Update" page. I tried to install all either seperatly, all together, short ones, long ones. Got back message that they would not install, check history.
Any Ideas? Don't know whether to start over, or plow on. Am afraid of windows trouble shooting.

A:Can't complete windows updates

being as you have to install the updates anyway,you may as well do a repair.
boot from the xp cd and choose install
continue with install until windows finds the previous installation
then choose repair
you will have to reload sp1 and any updates and probably your video drivers
but it will leave your files intact

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Everytime I try and shut down or restart my computer Windows 8.1 wants to install updates, but everytime it tries it comes back saying it cannot install the updates and will delete (or something like that) and will ondo updates and restart. Here's screen shot of my updates log.


A:Windows cannot complete updates?

No one?

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I keep getting the "we cannot complete the updates..undoing changes"
Can anyone check which of these updates are vital?











Also, I can ignore the windows update..but how will i know if there's a very very important one? It's annoying to go home late after work because of the update and eventually roll back

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When Windows updates are supposed to install, after attempting to run, I am now receiving the following error message:- "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes". When I then look at my Update History, it shows:- "Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64 based systems. (KB4284835) (8) Failed Attempt 0x800f0922 " I have tried the recommended Updates Troubleshooter but have had no success in correcting this error. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello,My computer has been crashing randomly many times per day. I had been restarting it "Normally in Windows" as I continued to try to fix both with Windows Update and my Norton Antivirus, which also generating numerous error messages.Eventually, I was able to solve the Norton problem by going to the Norton on support and they remotely got it going again.The Windows update program says I have "Never"been updated, even after I had just updated. At some point, all of the Windows updates (153) were listed to be installed. The computer crashed every time I tried to download and install.Each time it generated a new error message and the error codes were different nearly every time. Some of the error codes were: 80080005; 802400E; C80003FA; and many more.I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter numerous times but it was unable to fix the problem. I visited the Microsoft Support pages, but the remedies did not work for any of the error codes.At one point the blue screen crashes became worse and I could not restart Windows normally from the recover page. I pressed the F8 or the F12 keys until I arrived at a page where I could restore the machine to the manufactured state.I had to reinstall antivirus, email etc. but the problem continued.I posted to the, "Am I infected" area of Bleeping Computers, and a kind and patient technician, Boopme, tried any number of fixes and finally suggested I post here.Below is the DDS.txt and I will do my best to attach the other file.Thank you much,Mit... Read more

A:Cannot complete Windows Updates

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.===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 the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button 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[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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I did a search but could not find the answer. What the deal is this:

I have a HomeXP system. I go to Windows update page and when is scans the system to tell it what needs to be updated it says I need to log in as the Administrator. I only have one account on the PC and when I go to users in the settings >> control panel >> The user shows to be the Administrator??

What might I be missing?

Also when I reboot the machine the automatic updates puts an icon in the systray and when I try to install SP2 I get an error something about a digital ID missing?

I have never run into this before.

Anything thoughts on where to start looking.



A:Can't complete Windows updates

Go to control panel, user accounts. Find your login name and select change the account type, select computer administrator and restart. If youre user name as administrator, you should already be set but make sure all options are set to admin.

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I recently got a game on my computer and in order to play it a friend let me borrow his PC Xbox One Controller. I downloaded the driver in order to use it, but the driver couldn't be completed because I haven't updated my PC for a year.

So I spent all night downloading the updates and this morning I restarted my computer so the installation could take place, it started working and then shortly afterwards it said that "We couldn't complete updates, undoing changes." It was then that I remembered that this was the issue I had last year and why I haven't done any updates.

I know the fix is to go into safe mode and uninstall the updates that are causing the problem but in a years time there has been a lot of potential updates and I don't know the one that is causing the problem. And if I undo all of them then I still can't get the driver to work.

Any idea on how to fix this issue?

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I ran Microsoft Fix It, that didnt help. I renamed the old folder(i forgot what it was called, i followed directions on how to do it from another post, it was a pretty standard procedure to try and fix it) that didnt help.

It is for updates:

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2518869)
Download size: 14.2 MB

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2572077)
Download size: 11.0 MB

They are able to download but when i try to install them i get the error prompt saying they were not able to be installed. Thanks for any help.

A:800B0100 error on 2 security updates, wont install

Click here http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/219184-windows-updates-specifically-games-windows-live-one.html#post1837012

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machine is sony all-in-one desktop 64 version
Today first time I received a pop-up window from interactive message notification telling me that vcagent.exe (vaio care) is trying to send a message and that it's not compatible with windows. After doing a search online, I found posts about windows updates not downloading. I checked my windows updates and found 68 important updates available. I checked the installed updates and no updates have been installed since August of 2015. I get a 0% complete whether I try to install 1 or 68. my notification for win updates is "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"
Based on other posts online I have tried stopping and starting win updates from cmd.exe and deleting the files in c/windows/softwaredistribution/download. None of that worked.
Now I just tried the vaio care update and after hanging at "installing..." for awhile, it failed to install.

A:windows updates stuck at 0% complete

 It sounds like you may have some corrupt system files.  Start an administrative command prompt and issue this command:
sfc /scannow.  Note that it can run for a while - 10 to 30 min. in most cases.  If that doesn't fix it, download MalwareBytes from here, get it up to date, and run it.  If you're still having problems, you may want to post in the Am I Infected forum.
 Good luck.

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Hello Friends,

I am new to this forum and this is my first post, please help me regarding the windows update problem. Seriously friends i am completely feed up with with these update problems. Previously i had windows 8 installed in my pc along with Ubuntu 12 (now i updated it to 12.0.4). Few weeks i got windows 8.1 update and then problem started i got a message as follows
"Windows couldn't complete update undoing changes please don't turn off your computer".
I waited for many hours but still i was getting same message, also if i turn it off and on many times i got the same message.

Now 3 days back i read some other forums and in that it is mentioned that i should enter into safe mode and uninstall all the latest updates. So i uninstalled all the updates of last 2 months, i was able to login after doing that but my computer become very very very slow. I cant even open a folder for 10-15 mins. So please help me what updates i need to re-install again ?? If i go to control panel i can that a message that i need to install 40 updates but when i click install it keeps on going. Please find the updates to install file as attachment.

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Current Setup
- Windows XP pro OS
- Joined to a domain
- Logged in as a domain admin

Once I've downloaded the updates windows fails to install them. I've even tried one at a time and still nothing. I'm logged in as a domain admin figuring it was permissions related however it still fails to apply the updates.

Please help me out!

A:Solved: Unable to complete windows xp pro updates

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Hi, I made this topic in the drivers section, but realised this maybe a more appropriate place to put it!

Hi guys, I am going to try and explain this the very best I can.
For work I am going to be reformatting all the laptops before resale. Now downloading all the updates is very frustrating, but I have been advised to use a piece of software called Macrium Reflect, which basically copies the complete hard drive, so you have a perfect back up.

So my plan is to make a fresh install of windows, update Windows fully, and them make an exact image of that hard drive. What I then plan to do, is install this copy onto all the laptops (Using the unique windows key), which basically saves me wasting hours per laptop updating.

My problem is, when you format a laptop, some drivers are already installed, where others are not. I do not know exactly what determines why some drivers are already installed and some are not, but anyway, if I took the complete image of the hard drive, of lets say a Toshiba laptop, then put all that data on to an Acer laptop for example, would I get conflict between already installed drivers?

By this, I would not install any manually downloaded drivers onto the Toshiba until after the image is taken, meaning the only drivers moved between laptops are the pre-installed ones

I hope I have explained this as well as I possibly could
Thank you in advance for any help you can give

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A:Making a windows disc complete with updates

Harlem, What your trying to do is probably feasable but the main problem is that when you install Windows and then do the updates, it automatically installs the drivers for the devices on that particular machine that are included in the windows install disk.

Different makes of computers require different drivers as you know re the toshiba and Acer. but windows picks the most logical drivers for the make of laptop your installing it on.

You could probably get away with doing this on machines from the same manufacturer but your asking for aggrivation if you try to install on other manufacturers machines.

I have friends who download all the windows updates and put them on a dvd so that all they have to do is to install windows and then select and install the windows updates.


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I can't seem to get all the critical updates to install on my Windows 2000 Pro machine. Installation always fails from the Windowsupdate site and when installing them separately, they say I don't have administration rights (I AM the administrator!)

These are the updates that refuese to install:

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB889293)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB873339)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB885836)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB885835)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB840315)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB842526)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB841873)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB841356)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB840987)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB841872)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB841533)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB839645)
Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB824151)
Cumulative Update for Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 (KB887797)
Update for Windows Media Player 9 Series (KB837272)
All others download and install normally

A:Unable to complete Windows 2000 Pro Updates

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hey guys, im trying to update my computer with updates but it is refusing to move, i left it alone for an hour and refuses to move, i ran a sfc/scannow and it said it found some files but was unable to fix all of them im downloading and installing that feb 2013 thing now, but does anyone have a step by step solution or anything like that?

A:windows update installing 157 updates 0kb of 0% complete

Hiyya MF is this a new install or not? and take a look at htis too

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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My windows (7 pro) update last successfully completed on Feb 6, 2016. Since then, if I click on windows update, it starts "scanning for updates" and does not advance beyond that point. I let it run for 48 hours, but it does not proceed. Also (maybe related) when I shut down or restart the computer, I get an infinite "shutting down" screen and the process does not complete. Again, it can sit there like that for 24+ hours, then I give up and turn it off.
I have tried the following: Ran CCCleaner, Malwarebytes (computer is clean), ran the windows update repair tool (said it fixed a service registration issue), ran sfc /scannnow. I tried restore to a system restore point, but apparently that isn't running correctly either. At first it wouldn't even launch, but now I can get it to launch but it doesn't list any available restore points. Do I have any other options other than a complete reinstall? If bite the bullet and upgrade to Windows 10 (arrrrgh!) is it going to carry over my problems? Thanks

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I left my computer logged on to the admin account yesterday. It does not sleep so when I woke up the monitors this morning I found the screen (attached) still counting up. My second monitor showed my normal background which I thought was odd if it was truly running updates. I right clicked on it and my task bar appeared on the main screen. I didn't do any more troubleshooting I just restarted. Everything seems to be running normally but I decided to check the Windows Update page and the last updates were installed on 7/11/2014 (screenshot attached). I stopped there and started looking for answers.

If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Also could this be a prank or a hack?

A:Configure Windows Updates 3673% complete. Yes that is a correct %

um....yea....something is definitely wrong there only I cant put my finger on this one. This seems like some sorta practical joke. But there obviously has to be a glitch in windows causing this. I would just let it continue until it finishes. Ive never seen this one before so ya got me as to answers.

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.

Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


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A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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I have a ton of Updates, Sec. Updates, and hot fixes installed on WinXP. Is it ok for me to uninstall all but the most recent udates and hotfixes out of the previously listed categories without problems?

A:WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

No, you shouldn't uninstall any updates.

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Receiving in WU about 4 security updates for .Net Framework 4.0 and 2 improvement Updates .Net Framework 4.0.

Strange, i'm feeling some of those are already installed....since two or three months

They're still not listed at MS Download Center.

Looks those are only .Net Framework 4.0 Extended & Shared

A:Massive .Net Framework 4.0 Security Updates & Updates

Removed all of the version 4.0, looks like a big MS bug as it was constantly offered in W.U.

False alert!

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I see reports of various Windows updates from 2013 which are causing various issues with CONSUMER PCs using Windows 7 Home Premium....


Could you please post a complete list of the troublesome updates from 2013 which MS and you believe to be causing issues with our PCs? I've seen various articles and mentions of individual updates which are causing problems but no comprehensive complete listing from 2013 which is complete up until August


A:@NoelDP- COMPLETE LIST of PROBLEM Windows Updates from 2013.

Generally, all updates can cause problems with a limited number of machines - but there have been a number of updates this year which have been recalled by MS because they affected too many.
This month, the problem seems to mostly surround KB2859537 - at least for home users - and a batch of updates for Server OS's (affecting AD architectures)
All older updates that were recalled have been updated and re-issued.

Far more common in these forums is the problem of machines with underlying file or registry problems which don't come to light until Updates fail for one reason or another.

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I'm new here, 1st time visitor looking for help, so please guide me in layman's terms. I'm quite smart, just need help with my pc...as of lately my avg, superantispyware, windows updates, etc,,,all hang and none complete? Also I use firefox and I keep getting this "shockwave flash plugin error saying busy" or something to that effect. The entire pc freezes and is slow...please someone give me a hand, Thank [email protected]

A:1st time here, pc sick, no virus programs or windows updates complete, all hang

Can anyone help me start to figure the above problem out?? I'm lost, thank you!

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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Alright so about a week or two ago, Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, version 1511, 10586 installed, - i already have windows 10? when it tries to update it just restarts the pc and when i load it back up it shows up again not installed or anything.

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 I have been trying for months to get my computer to search for windows updates.I have windows 7 Home Premium.And it will search and search for hours and keepon searching.And doesnt get no updates.I've heard windows 7 has been having those windows updtae search problems for awhile.Cant remember where i heard that at.I would like to update my computer with the latest updates.But Nothing i do helps.I have tried offline updates and nothing seem to work.I have did tone of research on google and come up with nothing.So this post is my last resort.I dont know what else to do.

A:windows wont search for updates

@HappyGuy003 Try starting this and let it run for the night. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46817 I have the same problem at work on a Dell Optiplex 980. I started the stand alone updates before leaving work. Let's see what happens. P.S I started updates on this desktop Monday morning and this morning (Wednesday) it was still stuck on Checking for updates. REO

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Thanks for looking. I am usually able to fix most problems I have with my pc through searching for similar problems on here, but Im really stuck here :/

I keep being prompted to install these same updates on my pc, running windows 7 ultimate x32, over and over again.

KB2487367 KB2656351 KB2468871 KB2533523 KB2600217

I have searched for a solution and so have already tried-
/Checking if they say they are installed-which they all say succesful.
/Installing each one individually, and rebooting after each time.
/Carried out thorough scans using Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.
/Downloaded a microsoft fixit relating to the issue.

All of which have failed in sorting this problem out.
Should I be worried?
Can this be solved?
Hopefully someone can share some pearls of wisdom?
Thanks and Seasons Greetings

p.s. any other info needed let me know

A:These Windows Updates Wont Install!? Plz Help

Please follow the instructions at Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested information.

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Past month or so when I go to windows updates to download them, it will just say "downloading updates" at 0% and stay that way seemingly forever without downloading. I've tried to download like one at a time but it does the same thing and will not download.
What is really strange is that after a couple shutdowns of my computer, i've noticed that the bottom left corner "power" button will be red with "install updates and shutdown" indicator available. When I click that, it has downloaded anywhere from 1-3 of the close to 30 needed updates. It will not download them all. ALso, that "install and shutdown" button isn't available everytime.

A:Windows Updates Wont download

Hi gibsgoinpro:
Please see the step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours in the MS Answers forum for a possible workaround.
It is critical that you terminate any automatic Windows Update sessions running in the background [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended) and then re-boot] per STEP # 1 of the instructions before you begin installing any Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) speed up patches listed in STEP # 2 that are currently missing from your system.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v50.1.0 * NIS v22.8.1.14 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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hi, i have 23 updates that wont install i tried the fix it tools ,i did the microsoft  scan ,i did have 9 viruses
now my Microsoft Security Essentials ,said i need to scan but i did a full scan& quick one so its not working. .i have a windows 7 Compaq 64 bit ,Presario

A:windows 7 wont install updates

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
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I have a Dell Inspiron 531, Vista Home Premium 32-bit operating system and AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400
Just recently my internet explorer will either 1. shut down w/o an error message or 2. error msg: Internet Explorer has stopped working, and restarts. I downloaded Firefox, thinking it may be a problem with Internet Explorer but the same thing occurs. I just recently noticed Windows Update has not been installing and I think that once this problem is resolved it will resolve my web browser problems? I looked under the update history and it says the last complete update was 2/15/09, Windows Defender is the only thing that has successfully updated since. I pinpointed Windows Update Software 7.2.6001.788 has failed each time since 2/15/09. Error code 8024D00F. When I attempt to manually install update it gets stuck on the first one. I just attempted it again and now it canít even check for updates Error Code 8024001B. I started my computer in safe mode but Windows Update wont open at all, but Internet Explorer works fine and does not close. I performed a complete scan for spyware and did a manage and quarantine, which I read may help. Nothing has changed.
I would appreciate any suggestions. I have run out of things to do. Thanks again!

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New install wont load updates.

A:Wont load windows 7 updates?

What happens when trying to install the updates?

Do you get an error code? If so please post.

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Hey Guys, Just tried to do a UPDATE and it says 75 updates are available and are ready for download. I click install updates- says its downloading updates and says 0 downloaded for 3 hours .. Any thoughts of how to fix this issue? Thanks in advance!

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