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Windows Updates (5/10/2016) - Most failed to install. Reason?

Q: Windows Updates (5/10/2016) - Most failed to install. Reason?

Good evening everyone,

My issue is with today's 'Patch Tuesday' Windows Updates.

[System: Win7 Home Premium SP1 x64]. Computer is a standalone, not on any network, and used only by me.

Description of problem:

There were something like 14 - 16 important updates in today's batch. Most of them did NOT install. (Please see attached screenshots showing this + my current WU settings, at the bottom of this post).
NO error codes are being displayed. WU just keeps saying it is downloading updates. The 'download progress' remains at "0%" the entire time, however.

Resolutions attempted thus far:

1. Ran CCleaner, then tried to update again. No success.
2. Restarted computer 3 times, then attempted to update, without success.
3. UNCHECKED all updates except for 3, and tried updating just those 3.
Problem remains.
4. On the 3rd attempt, after waiting 15 minutes, I cancelled the download/installation.
5. Ran scans with ESET Smart Security (v9), MBAM Premier, and SAS. No issues were found.

My question: Is there an explanation for, & a resolution to, this problem?

The only potential explanation I could think of is the Windows Update servers are too busy???
(Don't recall having encountered this type of problem before).

Thank you for your for time and any help!

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A: Windows Updates (5/10/2016) - Most failed to install. Reason?

You try installing Net framework 4.5.2 and restart and try again,

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Good morning everyone,

I am once again having to ask for help here because I've been unable to install the Patch Tuesday updates released July 12th. (I received the "Updates available" notification yesterday afternoon, July 13th). WU just keeps searching endlessly, and after 2 hours, I restarted the computer to stop the process. (It could not be stopped in Task Manager).

(All day yesterday, July 13th, my CPU kept hovering in the 50% - 60% usage range both off-line and on-line. The only way I could get it to return to normal was what I did in Item # 2 shown below).

Also, NO error codes are being seen either.

Things I have tried thus far:

1. Ran full scans, including for rootkits with my ESET Smart Security, MBAM Premier, and SAS programs. NO issues found.

2. Opened Control Panel > Windows Updates, and changed the existing setting (i.e. Notify me of updates, but let me decide to download and install) to "Never check for updates". I then restarted the computer.

3. Ran the sfc /scannow command. NO issues reported.

4. Ran the SURT tool. The dialog box opened indicating it was initializing and said something about looking for updates. When I checked the computer several hours later, the dialog box said something like, "Installation complete". I closed the box.
However, none of the 10 Important updates (in this month's updates) were installed when I checked the WU list of installed updates.

5. Ran the Microsoft Fix-it t... Read more

A:Windows Updates (7/12/2016): Unable to install. Need help please.

See this : windows update takes 25% of the cpu since today :(

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I recently wiped HDD, then installed windows 8.1
I then did heaps of automatic updates, yet a whole bunch said 'failed to update'. So I tried to manually install one of them eg
And I downloaded, ran it and it said it could not be installed because it is already installed. Now that specific one, is listed as installed. Yet still says failed.
However, another one[and theres a whole bunch, do I need to cross check all this rubbish manually?] kb890830 only shows on updates for win7 and win10, not win8 on the catalog.update site. It is not listed as installed.

A:re: Windows updates failed to install

You didn't say what kind of a computer you use, laptop, desktop etc. Just a longshot but if it's a laptop, try disconnecting the battery and power cord then hold down the power key for about 30 seconds. If it's a desktop, power down unplug it and do the same. A lot of times by doing this it resets and will recognize the updates.

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Hey guys, so im trying to do some windows updates, about 65 important updates and every time i try and do it within 5 seconds it says that i has failed to update.

Not sure why it keeps doing this.

Any help is appreciated.


A:Windows failed to install updates

Try doing just a few at a time, like 2 or 3. See what happens.

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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When I look at my update history in Windows Update, it list successful and failed updates. The failed updates are from when I had internet connectivity problems a couple of weeks ago.
I am now able to download and install updates fine. How do I download & install the updates it list as failed?
Thank you.

A:How to install past failed Windows updates?

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Hi all,

Running Win 7 Home Premium (SP1) 64 bit.
I always downloaded and installed the Windows updates for my computer without problems. However, a few days ago, after I downloaded and installed 14 updates, my Windows Explorer started to act very odd: for example, I was not able to copy / paste the files using right click. Immediately, I used the restore point created before the updates => the Windows Explorer issue was solved and the computer seemed to return to normal.
But now, although the Windows Update screen shows the 14 updates as downloaded, when I click on "Install", the green indicator goes left and right for hours, but the installation doesn't happen.
I looked for solution online and I tried the following resources without success:

- FixIt tool: it gets stuck in the "Checking for Updates" screen.

- Run Malwarebytes, Lavasoft, Spybot: all clear.

- http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window... => I tried to apply the "Most Helpful Reply" (by miluethi) =>
1. Run services.msc
2. Stop service Windows-Update
3. Delete folder content of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\
4. Start service Windows-Update again
5. Run Windows Update
I was not able to Stop the Windows Update service (I got the 1053 error)

- Run registry cleanup.

- Tried all the processes disabling Norton.

I will appreciate any help.
Thank you in advance,


A:I can't install Windows updates after failed update

As a quick start Marsh TURN OFF your computer fully.
what registry cleaner did you use .


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Too add some background I finished building my PC two days ago, the 17th of Jan so I wonder why it still needed updates after first booting . The problem is that a couple minutes after I got the some notifications for a windows update saying it is a needed update so I decided I would let it update the first time also I believe some updates from 2013 and 2014 were included among them. The first time I try the update it seems to be successful until at 99% of the update completion the screen went black,automatically restarted the system with the MSI bios options then went straight to a "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." prompt at the top with the Recovery option and the start windows normally option. Obviously starting the windows normally didn't work, so I tried the recovery option of automatically "repairing" which didn't properly work for some reason, even though it allowed me to access my account again some files were deleted like Uplay and Steam and some of my games though it left the desktop shortcuts. I thought hey, maybe it would work a second time so I let it update again and BOOM the same problem again. I googled other solutions beside the "automatic repair" option so I tried pressing all of F8-F12 and none of them showed me to the advance boot options menu, so I decided to go with the recovery options again and then again it deleted my redownloaded Uplay and Steam and then some documents I ... Read more

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Hi, We have pushed monthly SCCM updates. But for some of the machines showing Non-Compliant for "Compliance 1 -Overall Compliance" report.
-Under Software Center it is showing "Past due - will be installed"
-UpdatesDeployments.log shows 
EnumerateUpdates for action (UpdateActionInstall) - Total actionable updates = 13

Please advise.

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So, today I downloaded and installed some windows updates which I think important.

but, because of my internet connection was using USB modem, it seems that some of the updates failed to download and I stopped it. and then I installed the rest which successfully downloaded and logged back in. and there was a notification stated that two updates were failed to installed. but I ignored and continued to what I was working on.

and problem occurs. i noticed that my internet connection became slow. well, usually my internet is fast. at first, i thought the connection problem was because of the provider's bugs (usually when a problem shows up, it was all the provider's fault. i've checked the signal on the modem and they're no problem, so I know it wasn't the provider this time). but then i remembered the failure notice of the windows updates earlier and i became all suspicious (it's true - the more you know, the more you think. thanks to this forum, i learned a lot from here ). here are the updates that were failed to install.

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I decided to roll back to earlier system restore points (I regularly create my own system restore point) where before the updates were installed. I logged back in and tried my internet connection again, and... well, it seems to be working fine... for now. I still feel that my internet's still somehow not back to its full state yet.. well I can just feel it, usually when I surf through familiar sites such deviantart whi... Read more

A:Internet gets slow after windows updates failed to install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested files.

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There is an update which failed to install. See the image below. 
How can I prevent the computer from installing the update? Should I delete this downloaded update in the computer and how to delete it?
Need help!
Thanks in advance!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2014-12-27 12:36

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB3002885~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB3002885~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_3_for_KB3002885~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_3_for_KB3002885~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_40_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_40_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_41_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_41_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_42_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_42_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_78_for_KB3008627~31bf3856ad364e35~... Read more

A:Fresh 7 Ultimate x64 install. Windows updates failed/corrupt

scannow comes up with no errors

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Thanks for your time.
First off, I must state that I am not trained in computers, but I have been using Windows PCs for many years now. This machine was purchased just a month ago and we have been trying to install Windows updates during this period. I could make out that some of the updates have been installed (eg., Bing desktop and many other important ones), but not all of them. Every time the process stops at about 15% of completion, and the system proceeds to shut down. During subsequent power up, configuration would also progress up to 15% and will be terminated with this display:

"Failed configuring updates, reverting changes" or similar message.

I have tried to gather all the information that was listed in this website (the update posting instructions I received after I registered here) Windows Update Posting Instructions except for one, item 3. Windows update error codes. However I tried, I could not gather this piece of information. If it is the correct thing to do, I can upload the screen shot showing the results of the command prompt scan and also the the zipped CBS file.
I will wait to hear from you.
Thanks for your time

A:Failed to install Windows updates (Win7 Home Basic)

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure our experts will be able to help when they see your post. I suggest you put the files you have into your next post in this thread to give them something to check over.

Don't worry about not about being trained in computers the experts will work with you at your pace to get your computer working again.

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I am currently having an issue were Windows 7 computers can not connect to Server 2016 (domain). Right away I get a "The logon attempt failed".
I know that user information is correct, because I can connect using any Windows 10 computer. I have tried this from multiple Windows 7 computers, they all give the same error. I don't have any problems at all with Windows 10.

So, this seems to be isolated to Windows 7.
Has anyone seen this or know how to get around this issue?

I appreciate your help!

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I have a lot of failed updates, how do i try to install them again? Nothing new shows up on Windows Update. Im on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium.

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I just updated windows and found that a few updates could not be installed. These were:


Googleing them and checking what they contained it seems as if i should be able to install then (not the wrong sp or anything) and they seem fairly important. Anything i should/could do?

A:Failed to install XP updates

What do these updates pertain to? Anything in particular?

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Ok I've searched the site and found several "fixes" but none of them worked for me.

I have had several installs fail with the 8007652 code Unknown error. Last night I decided to try to install all of my updates manually and bypass the Microsoft Windows Updater. I managed to install all but 2 updates...

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 ( KB954430 )
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 ( KB973688 )

Each time I try to install them with Windows Update I get the following message...

Error(s) found:
Code 652 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

When I try to install them manually I get the following message...

Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.

These are the 2 files I have downloaded from Microsoft and tried to install...

I know this is a common problem and, like I said before, the "fixes" don't work for me. They do NOT show up in the "Installed Updates". I've even tried to run them from the CMD inside windows with the same "log error"

Anyone have any ideas that will work with this? Can I just hide these updates and forget about them?


Shadow D

A:Updates failed to install

What security applications do you have installed?

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Hi fellow windows 7 users. I am stuck in a very bad situation. I had done a clean install of windows 7 a few days ago on my laptop and set the updates to automatic. It installed few updates and then asked for restart and successfully installed those but now its stuck.
It has 94 updates pending including SP1 it installs and asks for a restart for finishing but after restart it says that it failed and reverts all the changes.

I tried Microsoft's fix it tool but that didn't fix it. Then I tried system update readiness update and manually installed it but even after that updates fail to install.
Is there any way I could solve this?

The error which windows update shows are

Error= 800B0100
Error 643
Error 80092004

A:Failed to install updates...

Try to install only SP1

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anybody have any ideas?
have tried sfc /scannow
also the steps in this Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix
but to no avail, i still receive the error message

i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in programdata/microsoft/network
and was able to start bits service once i then re enabled windows update. it hung for awhile so i restarted and got the same error for bits, tried take ownership again, but still get the same error
screenshot included

A:Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

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


Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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A:Wifi connection failed due to unknown reason on PC Windows V

rather than a pole, you need to give a lot more details

Make and model of the router
can other devices connect
how are you connected - wireless or cable
what device do you have - a PC, tablet, phone
What operating system OSX , Windows , IOS

So think about what someone who knows absolutely nothing about your setup would need to know , in order to help you

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Shortly after IE7 came out of beta I allowed Windows update to automatically download and install the upgrade....it failed, then I went to MS site and manually downloaded and installed IE7. Success. Ever since then I have been unable to downloaded eight downloads...see below.

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB928365)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2008 (KB890830)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)

...although Service Pack #3 has installed itself....???...not sure how that happen. Its (SP3)listed in Add/Remove...I have searched the web and followed several suggestions...ie, stop windows update service, then delete several folders from Software and Distributions directory...restart windows update service...reboot machine...and still to no avail.

Several links from Google suggests downloading a "free" tool....but that has resulted in me pulling out my credit card for purchase....not happening.

If this sounds familiar to anyone and you've found the fix "please" pass it along my way.
If any additional info is needed please dont hestiate to ask...thanks so much for your reply.

A:All XP updates failed after manual install of IE7

Checkout: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/727258-fix-windows-update-failures.html

Let us know if it works.

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If you run Windows Update and some updates fail to install then it could be that your firewall got in the way.
I have Win2000 and tried to install KB893066, KB893086 and KB890859 and they all failed. But tried it again after closing down Zone Alarm and they installed.

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I got a new PC with Vista Home Premium installed and started updating windows and installing programs, but about half of the updates downloaded but failed to install.

Windows update says that the PC is up to date even though in the update history lots of the updates say failed under status. In installed updates the successful ones are listed are expected.

How can I install the many updates that failed as they are important?

I tried stopping the windows update service and renaming the Sofware Distribution file in the Windows folder but that did not work - all that happened is that the update history list was cleared.

I also tried a fix on another website using the cmd console but it just said access denied - the shift-ctrl-enter would not work!

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Vista Updates Failed To Install

Just though I'd add that I am using windows firewall and AVG antivirus.

Also got ad-aware 2008, spybot S&D and a-squared free installed if it's relevant.

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I received notification that 8 important updates were available. My heart sank, but I started Windows Update installing them and went away. When I came back my heart sank further when I found that the updates had been cancelled (see screenshot if I can post one here). Your instructions for posting about failed updates are to download System Update Readiness Tool, which I am supposed to run uninterrupted. It may take a few hours. Sorry, I do not have a few hours. Is there anything I can do in the meantime or do I trash my computer?

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Dear IT Pros,
I have 2 questions that need your help and professional advice.
1) Does Microsoft has a tool to check whether a patch (KB) was superseded by another KB? In my case, I'm trying to search whether this KB4022715 and KB4025339 (both of this KB was released in 2017) was superceded
by another KB. This is because a security consultant has advised us to install both of this KB to prevent vulnerabilities but since it was released back in 2017, I suspect there must be a newer KB that supercedes it
2) Can advice what KB I need to download regarding this 2 bulletin ID CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2019-11135? Can't seem to find it after much googling

Thanks in advance for the help

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I had updates available for windows 8.1 on my laptop last night but they failed to install and then my computer tried to restart and it can up saying 'We couldn't compete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer' but then it stayed like that for a long time. After force restart, the same message still comes up and it's been there all morning. I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series. Can someone please help? I can't get past this screen at the moment.

A:Computer not turning on updates failed to install

That is a known issue with 8.1 after a failed update, it takes forever to undo and get back to normal, you should not have forced a restart. Boot the machine with the Windows installation DVD and at the 'Install now' window use the ' Repair my computer' link. Wait until it is done, then reboot.

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Tried several times to install IE9 but failed each time. At some point in the installation it says installing necessary updates and proceeds to do so. Then it reports failed to install .... (too fast for me to read screen) When I restart I still have IE8
I checked my Windows Updates and found that multiple records of KB971029 failing to install I tried the various fixes for the error 80070643 as per the help screen (office services to automatic delayed) but nothing worked. Could this failed update be stopping my IE9 install (I have tried the Microsoft options ie no virus programs etc running but it still fails to install.

Do I have to wait to IE10 before I upgrade?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226612 MB, Free - 87901 MB; D: Total - 11860 MB, Free - 2084 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 927659 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30DA, 85.26, None2
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:IE9 refusal to install is it linked to failed updates?

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How do I reapply the failed updates upon Win 7 clean Install?

Thanks for looking into my issue. I did clean install on my Lenovo Z580 using recovery CD. It is a long story.
You are welcome to review Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen (Clean Install)?

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JKHXW-D9W83-FJQKD
Windows Product Key Hash: AYaBykmfTHUVW5whGaYMeVJn0/U=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00249
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {C3FD13AC-68DD-4B39-AAA5-EB606E6C03AE}(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
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150715-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed ... Read more

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I am unable to find any security updates for June 2016 on my WSUS server.
Has the process changed or the date different from usual?
Thanks in advance.

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Has anyone been able to get the June 2016 updates for Windows 7 by the normal "Checking for updates" method?

I haven't have any trouble obtaining the June 2016 updates for Windows XP and Windows 10, but Windows 7 is a different story.

I heard that Microsoft was going to change the way that Windows 7 users start receiving monthly updates, and apparently it has.


A:Having Trouble With Getting June 2016 Windows 7 Updates

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Hi, we are becoming more and more frustrated with the forced windows updates. These may help home users but professional products like servers are not for everyday users and sometimes require alot of configuration to get legacy applications to work.
Windows will at times force updates no matter what we choose in respect to disable them. It is NOT up to Microsoft to determine if or when the servers I am responsible for need to be patched. Any reading and research we have done here has only yielded the
ability to prolong the updates. Once installed over 50% of the servers give an endless spinning circle and require restore or rebuild, this has become unacceptable and has forced us to start testing our applications with different Linux flavors.

Is there a way to STOP the updates indefinitely?

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.
I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution and have tried a number of suggested solutions none of which have had any impact.
If anyone can offer any help to get the update working again I'd really appreciate it.

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 

A:Windows Vista Can't Check For Updates 2016

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012.
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.

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I have Windows Vista with IE9 its an old computer. It has been good for me, Now its sound like it time to get another computer because neither Yahoo or chrome after 2016 will be getting security update for there browers ? Is this right ? Like I said I need some one to explain this and what will be my options Thank You for your time

A:Need help understanding. What going on Windows Vista no more updates after 2016

Dimension 9200 / XPS 410  DXP061 with Core 2 Duo E6300 can go all the way to windows 10 pro.  Yes the XPS 410 will accept and fully use all 8 GB of RAM when running a 64 bit O/S. I currently have 8GB.
So if you upgrade to a modest Radeon HD 6450 from asus. You are good to go.

Works in all models Except USFF because USFF has no video slot.
Won't hurt your power supply or your wallet.
Home version of windows 7 8 10 is $109
Pro version is $199
Oem versions Slightly less.
Keep in mind that you can get an older OptiPlex like a GX620 or better 745,755, 760, 780 WITH Windows 7 for $100 .
Used Insipiron 3847 towers are Less than $400.
My 3847 with 16 gigs DDR3 ram is quite a bit faster than an XPS 410.

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Hello All,
I have a laptop that I've been trying to install updates on for the past seven days.  However, no matter what I seem to do, Windows Update shows the "Checking for updates" progress bar with the green marquee.  Here is what I've tried:

1.  Let it check for updates for two days continuously.
2.  Ensured that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is activated.
3.  Made sure that the two services (BITS and Windows Update) are enabled and running.
4.  Reinstalled Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (twice now), and tried to run updates on a clean install.
5.  Made sure that the computer can connect to the internet.
6.  Tried AutoPatcher (on the previous install), which could download the updates, but would hang on installing them.

I'm running sfc /scannow to see if it finds anything, but this is currently a fresh install.  The only drivers installed are the ones that worked from install, and no new programs have been installed.

Are updates currently just broken for Windows in general, or specific versions of Windows (such as 7)?
Thanks in advance.

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The problem seemed to have started when I downloaded and installed the new Windows 10 security updates. Nothing really triggers the BSOD, and it normally happens about 5 minutes from booting Windows to the Desktop. I just uninstalled the updates and so far so good. I wan to make sure that it was the updates and not something else (Driver, 3rd party program). I actually BSOD'd while trying to submit this ticket. Thank you for your help.

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Hello all,
Immediately after the December 2016 updates, we started to see some serious issues with multiple services crashing on all of our workstations.  My band-aid fix for it was to change the recovery options on the below services to just keep restarting,
but I think I've tried everything else google has to offer on this. Has anyone else ran into this issue? See services below.
Multimedia class service
IP helper
Group policy client
User profile service
Shell hardware detection services
User profile service

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I'm using Windows 8 x64. I have Windows Update disabled for automatic updates, so it only updates when I manually check for them (in case that matters). It finds the updates, installs them and asks me to restart. Usually, it says underneath "Updates were installed: [date] (Failed)". When I restart, I check it back and the (Failed) is usually gone. However, when I see Update History is shows that a few of them have failed.

As far as I can tell, I can't re-download them. I don't even know if these are important updates or not. I don't know if they failed to download or to install. All other programs that I use are able to update properly, how is it that the newest Microsoft OS gets about 1/4 of its updates wrong?

This computer had a full system reset just a few days ago (the 22nd), and on the day I resetted I did an update, and already on that day it failed one update. So I know it's not due to programs conflicts, because at the time I had maybe Firefox and Dropbox installed, nothing more. Also I have no 3rd party Anti-Virus/Firewall, I rely on Windows Defender.

A:Windows Update always fails a few updates for no reason

Is this an update, fresh install, or pre-installed on your system?

Fixing oner or more of your failed updates may release the others as well, i see one of your updates requires you to download and run a particular file when it fails through windows update the file is delmigprov.exe

This is from the Microsoft website:
run delmigprov.exe to resolve an issue that could prevent Windows8-RT-KB2756872-x64.msu from being installed.

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I've just brought a new pc with windows 8 core preinstalled as with all new pc's it has to do all its updates but for some reason on one of them it restarted and booted up in windows 8 pro with media center.I really do not want this and would like to return to windows 8 core without having to copy off all my files or purchasing a new copy of windows 8 as I have just spent a lot of money on this new pc. Any help will be greatly received as I would really like to get it back to normal asap.

A:windows 8 updates to pro with media center for no reason

never heard of this before ,i have pro but had to do a upgrade to get it ,and had to go to Microsoft to get the free windows media center, before they started charging for it .you should check with the company you bought it from to see why it did this ,as its not normal
just an opinion ,Pro is,much the same but better ,if you don't want Media center just uninstall it ,in control panel ,go to programs and features and on the left open turn off windows features and its there under media features

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I have 2 updates that have failed to install on my computer. They are KB954430 and KB973688 and with an error of 643. I?ll explain the computer first then what I have tried.
My computer has Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, 1 TD hard drive, and 8GB of RAMM. I just purchased it as a refurbished computer from Newegg about a week and and this is how it starts out. This should be fun. The only thing that I have done to the computer is add Office, McAfee Internet Security, and Photoshop.
Had automatic updates yesterday and these 2 failed? KB954430 and KB973688 had error code 643.
Looked online with the update and error code and found the solution given below on the Microsoft website.
Ran the stand alone install for both KB954430 and KB973688 and got the following error:
Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.
Ran your automatically reset Windows Update components program and came back with the following error:
Troubleshooting was unable to fix all of the issues found. You can find more details below.
Windows update error 0x8007005(2015-05-29-T-12_18_15A) Not Fixed
Problems installing recent values Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt Fixed

At that point I figured I would stop until I was able to talk to people who have a lot more knowledge on this than me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Failed Updates on Windows 7 - Updates KB954430 and KB973688

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

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

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

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I'm having trouble with installing my updates my computer says that needs to be installed every time I install them and restart my computer it says update failed to install PLEASE REPLY IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION

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xp updates 'failed to install' and cpu usage max out issues
Get a 'failed to install' message when xp updates are needed. Also, am having cpu usage max out on occasion, especially when running videos requiring flash, etc.

I have run both FixCleaner and Advanced System Care scan/repair to improve system performance. This helps until i try to run another video.

Here is my HiJack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:57:12 AM, on 8/20/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.1 Runtime\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\FixCleaner\F... Read more

A:Solved: xp updates 'failed to install' and cpu usage max out issues

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Good Afternoon,

I am also having problems installing updates with the error code 80070308.

I have spent this afternoon reading the other posts and following the Windows Update Posting Instructions thread so hopefully I've gathered has much info as I can.

I downloaded and ran the System Update Readiness Tool. Once the installation was complete I tried to reinstall the updates. This resulted in the successful installation of: Hotfix for Windows (KB947821) but the failed installation of the other 9 updates as before.

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And I received the following error code.

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I then carried out the sfc/scannow which all came back OK.

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I have saved the logs as a zip file but its too big for me to upload (12.5MB)? Any suggestions?

I hope I have not missed anything out. But please bear with me if I have.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


A:Failed to install updates: Error Code 80070308

This is becoming a common problem with the latest batch of updates - MS are looking into it (we are led to understand)
I'll add this thread to the action-list for our contact.

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I have been unable to install Windows updates since mid-December, and now have some 11 outstanding.

My machine is a 5 year old Acer Aspire M3910 64 bit Intel Core i3 CPU 540 @3.07GHz with 8GB RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

I have downloaded and installed the System Update Readiness Tool from the Microsoft site. However the CBS.zip file generated from the CBS file produced by running this tool is some 12 MB in size and falls foul of the 8MB limit imposed by the forum, and I cannot attach it. How do I get over this?

I have also run SFC /SCANNOW, but it identified no issues.

Help to resolve this updating error would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Scores of updates FAILED updating after fresh install of W7 Pro 32 bit??

I just had a local PC guy, who built, installed, several W7 Pro PC's, over the years with very few problems. Early Aug, he installed a 500 MB SSD in my desktop, did a fresh install from one of my 2 legit copies of W7 32 Pro bit. He installed most updates, and later in the month, a bunch of new updates popped up & I installed them. Some installed, some failed. This morn, got Win pop-up suggesting I chk some things on my PC; that's when I saw all the updates that failed installation. Don't know whether they were the orig updates or the updates that landed when I just got the PC back?

My question: Is there anyway I can get those failed updates downloaded so I can try installing them again as many were important? See long image (double click) of failed updates list below. I could not locate an action that would let me download failed updates in a number sequenced txt file. Not good information management. Shame on you MS.

A:Scores of updates FAILED updating after fresh install of W7 Pro 32 bit

Personally I'd start over,
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog


To manually install them you will need to ensure the build in windows update service is stopped and disabled first.

If you don't want to start over just make sure KB3020369 & KB3172605 are installed and reset the update system
Use Option 2 on the list after right clicking it and select run as administrator

Download it to your downloads folder
Right click it and select Extract all to the downloads folder.
Then right click ResetWUEng and select run as administrator
Follow the rest of the prompts
Press any key to continue
Type 2 for that Option on the list and the Enter key to reset update services..
Press y for Yes and then the Enter key I believe twice
After it has completed
Type 15 for that option and the Enter key to restart the machine.
Should say will restart in 60 seconds save your work.... press any key to continue.
After restart go to windows updates and manually check for updates shouldn't take a few minutes.

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Since 10/07/2014 I am having serious problems with 9 updates in Windows Update.
I just took a look at some other topics in this forum section and it seems I am not the only one having these problems.

I've already tried several things i've found on the internet, but nothing really nothing worked out for me.
I've tried the hotfix, didn't work out; i've tried multiple CMD commands, didn't work out; i've tried to rename the catroot2 folder, didn't work out either...

Is this problem common? Because most of the updates are important; so i'd like them to be installed and they keep on failing every day since then.

If I need to post or upload something, please tell me, because i'm not a computer expert ;-)

Thanks in advantage,

A:Failed to install 9 updates: Error Code 80070308

Please open an elevated Command Prompt, and run the following command,


post the results.

Here are some instructions to make life easier

1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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