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Installation of windows updates

Q: Installation of windows updates

Windows updates,after I download them from Microsoft,just fail to install.Help please.

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A: Installation of windows updates

Hi and Welcome to TSF

This issue can be caused by many factors, the following below are basics steps to try to correct the issue.

Attempt 1: Rename the temporary folder of Windows Update.
This behavior may occur if the temporary folder of Windows Update has been corrupted. A good example of this is multiple updates will install but a select few always fail.

1. Click Start, click Run, and type in "cmd" (without quotations) and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window to start the Automatic Updates service.

Type in "net stop WuAuServ" (without quotations) and press Enter.

Note: Please ensure the Automatic Updates service is stopped before we try to rename the folder.

2. Click Start, click Run, and type in "%windir%" (without quotations) and press Enter.
3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SDold.
4. Click Start, click Run, and type in "cmd" (without quotations) and press Enter. Please run the command "net start WuAuServ" in the opened window to restart the service Automatic Updates.

Attempt 2: Start the relevant Windows Update services.
The cause of the issue also can be that the relevant Windows Update services were not enabled. Let us try the following steps to verify the relevant Windows Update services.

1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".
3. Click on the Log On tab; please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

6. Please repeat the above steps with another service:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Note: The Startup Type of BITS can be "Automatic" or "Manual".

You can also temporarily stop these services, restart the computer, and then start these services again. If one of the services is missing, please let me know.

After the above steps, please try to run Windows Update again to check whether the issue resolved.

Attempt 3: Check system files for any corruption.

Open a command window and run sfc /scannow

This URL: http://help.maximumasp.com/SmarterTi...?articleid=898

You cannot install some updates or programs stated bt Microsoft

How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues

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I have never posted on a forum before so apologies if I am doing this wrong. The problem started when I tried to plug in my (new) iphone to my Dell pc. The device was not detected so I tried to update my itunes software - update failed and I received a Windows 7 error. After searching through multiple forums and trying to download windows utility cleaner, etc - nothing has helped. Also, if I try to run the 'Check for Updates" link on my computer - if NEVER stops searching for updates and there for I cant update anything. Not sure where to start

A:Windows Check for updates keeps running-all installation/updates fail

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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I want to clean install a pc with all windows updates than make an installation image from this pc.
So when i install a new pc it will have the recent updates with it.
Is this possible?

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My computer keeps going through a WIndows update installation. It has been happening daily for the last couple of weeks. The installation will get to 95% complete and sit there for a while. Next thing I know, the computer is restoring a previous version of windows. This hasn't been too big of a deal, however, the installation takes a while and so does reverting to an older version which makes my computer unusable for a couple of hours. I have recently removed the automatic install from WIndows update to have them ask first. That should stop the waiting for nothing but I would like to get this issue resolved.

Looking through my update history, it shows everything as being successfully installed, however, the most recent update is from 11/12 and I know the update has been running every night for the last few nights. Any insight would be appreciated. Below are some pictures of what I am seeing. If more information is needed, just ask and I will provide.

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After succeeding in installing the win updates I encountered a BSOD. This happened after the windows 10 upgrade appeared (and I activated license). I haven't had a BSOD in the couple of days of installation so it seems strange.

I was having problems with BSODs before which was why I reinstalled windows.

Thanks for help

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I've been trying since the 1st to install updates KB982311 and KB982312. They download, but installation fails. How do I get them installed?

A:Windows Updates Installation Fail

check out this link it might help you. http://forums.techarena.in/windows-update/1345438.htm

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I got to the windows update page, it loads and does it's thing checking for latest updates. It says I have to download SP3 first before I download the other critical updates. Every time I try to however, I click install updates then a second later the license terms comes up. I click accept, the bar loads all the way up in about a second or two then says installation failed, and goes to the "Some updates were not installed" Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929).

So then I tried to download the ISO image for SP3, downloaded it burnt it to a disk and ran it. After it extracted all the files and everything, a pop up came up saying "Access Denied" for the SP3 setup.

Also my last computer had the "endless reboot" problem from SP3, so they shipped a replacement. It's the same one with an AMD processor. I tried use the " removeIntelPPMonAMD" fix it said "The computer appears to have an AMD processor, the intelppm does not exist on this computer you should be ready to install SP3". So once I can get the update fixed, will it be safe to install. Considering the last computer I had did the endless rebooting. I never got to check on the last computer if that was the reason why.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using Windows XP SP2 btw.

EDIT: I Finally got SP3 to work (from the ISO) but still all my downloads from Microsoft Update site are failing. Can anyone help?

A:Windows Updates installation failing

I've tried pretty much everything I can think of. I still can't download windows updates. I have about 450 something mb's of critical updates that need to be downloaded (because my automatic updates wasn't working because of a virus, i got help with that in the hijack forums) but it'll come up say installing updates and the bar will load so quickly (like 5 seconds) so I know its not even downloading them, and they all fail.

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I know that I've seen a handful of threads on this subject, but I can't seem to locate any of them (or any specific information at least).
I have a clean installation of Windows 7 Home SP1 on a client PC. The network adapter drivers were supported out-of-box, so I have done nothing to this installation except enabling Microsoft Update (to receive updates for other products in addition to Windows)
and checking for updates. It has been scanning for new updates for about three hours now and I am well aware that this is not an unusual experience.
I know that some admins have figured out how to optimize the process by downloading and installing specific updates manually before letting the automatic process run. .NET and IE11 being the updates that come to mind. Does anyone know exactly which updates
to download and install and in what order to keep this system moving along installing updates?

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There is a little-known way to block W10 Updates after they are downloaded, but before they are installed.

Windows Updates are downloaded. To be installed the user must reboot the system.

So you have the run wushowhide BEFORE your reboot your system to block those pesky cumulative updates that cannot be uninstalled using Windows Update or wusa.exe (command line Windows Update utility) or Safe Mode.

Use the wushowhide utility from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

It might not block the installation of drivers, but you can always use it uninstall forced driver updates.

I used it to block the installation of KB3149135 cumulative update after a clean Windows install.

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Sorry to post a new thread but the old one " [Tecra A10 - Installation order for XP|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=45611] " being closed and my question relates to the same topic.

I got hold of a Tecra A10 PTSB0A-002001 and I would like to install XP SP3 on it so the order in which to install Toshiba additionnal drivers is very useful. Thank you Ivan25 for that information.

Toshiba also include a Java Runtime Environment 2 package which I was planning to replace by a JSE 7. I would like to know in which order it has to be installed?

Furthermore, after installing XP SP3 there are still hundreds of Windows updates to apply, should those Windows updates be installed straight after XP SP3 setup or after Toshiba drivers?

Thank you in advance for your help


Message was edited by: ebouge

A:Tecra A10 - Installation order for XP, additional Windows updates and JRE

Java Runtime Environment 2 package can be installed after installation of all common drivers and tools? Java Runtime Environment isn?t essential part if it comes to install other drivers and tools and therefore it?s not very important when the package would be installed.

You have to install all the Win XP updates after the installation of Toshiba drivers and utilities.
During the update installation, the notebook needs to be rebooted several times and the whole procedure would take some time?

However, from my point of few, Win XP isn?t the best choice now since the Microsoft does not provide any support for this system now?

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Recently I had to re-install Vista on my machine. To my surprise even after installing 3 times update problems majorly 8024200D were there. So, I searched here n there on net including this forum but of no process worked. Hence, I decided to go for another installation. Here I will be discussing what I have observed:-

1) Installation : Something changed from Microsoft hence please install Vista as fresh and do not install any driver and/or application except LAN Drivers otherwise, you will face too many error messages during updates. Even after installing LAN driver you might get error# 80070103 but you may ignore this as this is only due to old drivers error.

2) Update : Keep updating your windows till it says no further update available. Please do not use internet except updating your windows otherwise your PC might get infected.

Surprisingly, Original Windows Vista DVD (without Sp1 or SP2) is of around 4GB and updates are of around 2GB and it will take minimum half a day to update your system 100% with good internet speed (minimum 2MBPS).

SP1 is of around 750MB and SP2 is of around 350MB and rest updates are of around 1GB+.

If you have to re-install your OS once or twice a year then you should make image of your system otherwise, updates gonna increase in future and you will be spending hell of the time in updations.

Hope this will help few members around Globe. Also, I would like to request Microsoft that they must provide single link updates so that we can ... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 installation problems and Live Updates

Hello and welcome to the vista forums.

I am going to assume that you have the full version of winds. Since you have done 3 installs I would suggest doing one more but like this.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

I would do a full scan with your AV...
Download and run a full scan from malwarebytes free version...

I would aslo do a sfc scan and here's how...
System Files - SFC Command
If the sfc comes back with problems then run the sfc 3 times, the sfc scan can fix many problems on your computer...

You might also want to do a CHKDSK on your system and her's how to do this one.
Check Disk - chkdsk


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My computer is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1. I've been having a recurring problem with Windows Update where, during the configuration of updates following the installation of updates during the previous shutdown, the screen that says "Configuring Windows updates - 0% complete - Do not turn off your computer." stays like that for around 5 minutes and the percent value never changes before the configuring fails and the desktop finally loads. It is recorded as update failed in the update history, all with error code 800705B4. The only way to install those updates properly is via Windows Update manually in the Control Panel.

Basically: It's the same problem as the situation described here. However, the solution posted there -- installing the System Update Readiness Tool -- didn't work.

Anyone know why it's occurring, and how to fix it?

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I recently had to rebuild the Window 7 Home Premium X64 on my Gateway NV59 laptop. I used the recovery CDs from Gateway to do this.

So all I currently have is the OS and applications that were reinstalled from these CDs except the Norton Antivirus which I uninstalled since I use McAfee. I have not installed the McAfee yet.

I have installed approximately 160 updates successfully. Unfortunately the following 3 updates continue to fail:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 (KB2724197)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 fo X64 (KB976932)

I even tried to install each seperately but had no success. I have attached the error message that I see when the installaton fails.

Any ideas as to why these will not install?

A:Three Windows Security Updates continue to fail installation

That normally means your computer is infected.
If it was my computer I would start with these.

Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Windows Defender Offline

More information.

Let us know what you do and what was found.

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Hi All,
I am using HP Desktop Workstation with Windows 10 installed and 64-bit version. Today while i was running the PC, it suddenly restarted for automatic installation of updates. And then, a black screen was displayed with windows 10 logo and few circles rotating under it.

Later, it showed INPUT SIGNAL OUT OF RANGE. I am neither able to change the display settings nor go to settings by pressing F8 key.

Requesting for help. It is urgent.

Hoping for a fast reply.

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Hi TSF Team:
I have just received brand new computer - O/S is Windows XP (SP 3). All is working, managed to download and install SP 3 but there are about 12 updates that have been auto downloaded from MS but they refuse to install.

I have Eset SS for internet security, but even if I disable both the firewall and anti virus functions, the installation fails for all 12 updates.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to get these downloads (some of which are marked as critical) to install pls

See the report from the update installation below

The following updates were not installed:

Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB946983)
Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB947801)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB946974)
Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB946691)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB950114)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB950378)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB950113)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB951808)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 (KB923689)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)

A:[SOLVED] Installation of Windows XP & Office Updates Keep Failing

Give this a try:
There are a number of things that can break Windows Update in Windows XP, including performing a repair/reinstall. For a fix, try these next steps:

Open Notepad or WordPad and copy/paste the following text:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

Save the file to your desktop as UpdatesFix.cmd (you'll have to click the "Save As Type…. Dropdown arrow on the right of the selection window and select "All Files" before you click the Save button).

If you'd rather not try the batch file, you can enter each line in the Run box one at a time and click OK after each one.

Double-click the UpdatesFix.cmd file; a command window will open, and you'll see a series of dialogue boxes saying DLLRegisterServer in *.dll succeeded. Click OK to step through the process.
Once all the dll's have been successfully reregistered visit the Windows Update site and try the Windows updates again to see if it works correctly.
Often you will have to download and install Windows Installer 3.1 and the Windows Genuine Advantage tool before you can download any more updates.
Windows Installer 3.1
Redistributable (v2) For Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Wi... Read more

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I just reinstalled Windows 7 Pro (x64) and installed over 200 Windows Updates.

I installed the Windows Updates by category, when possible, (SP1 Update 1st, Security Updates 2nd, Windows 7 Updates 3rd, etc.), maybe 20 at a time. I wanted to install them by Release Date order, but I had trouble figuring that out since there were so many of them.

When the updates were finished, I just happened to look at the Windows Error Reports (WER) in msinfo32 > Software Environment and noticed that there were 32 Fault Buckets: 11 related to PnP device(s), 6 CbsPackageService failures, 6 Windows Update failures, and 7 miscellaneous.

Is it normal to have 32 Fault Buckets during the initial round of Windows updates? That seems like a lot to me.

Are Windows Updates listed in any particular order when they appear in the updates window?

Just curious. Thanks.

A:Are Fault Buckets normal during Windows Updates installation?

Fault Buckets can relate to many things - often they are due to faulty drivers, which are one of the things that Updates attempts to deal with.
Windows updates generally appear in the listing with the latest at the top - but it doesn't matter too much in which order they are installed, since the detection automatically eliminates superceeded updates, and the system can cope with out-of-order updating to a large extent.

The important question is whether all updates got installed in the end - not their order.

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Windows XP used to give you the option to shut down your PC without installing Windows updates or to choose to shut it down and install updates,but this feature seems to be missing in Windows 7.

One of my PC's runs Windows 7 Professional and it also comes with the Group policy Editor (gpdeit.msc) that can be used to tweak the registry so that you get the option to shut down with/without installing updates. It is fairly straightforward to do.

However another of my PC's runs Windows 7 Home and it does not come with gpedit.msc.

I downloaded the Group Policy Settings References for Windows 7 and Windows Server Excel file (Download: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details), and scrolled down to the Windows Updates lines at the end of the Administrative Templates tab; but I was unable to find the registry references in my registry. Specifically in order to enable "Do Not Adjust Default Option to Install Updates and Shut Down", I could not find the registry entries listed in the spreadsheet under either the HKCU or HKLM portions of my registry.

Does anybody know which registry settings I need to change to enable the choice to shut down with/without installing updates, or if i is possible to enable gpedit.msc to run on a Windows 7 Home PC?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows 7 Home: Stop automatic installation of updates on shut down

Windows 7 still gives you the choice of how and when Windows Updates are downloaded and installed. This tutorial should help.

Windows Update Settings - Change

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Ok I've searched and gone through multiple forum qestions that have been solved with similar problems as mine and nothing is working. My problem as of right now is when I go to update to service pack 3 by using windows update, I hit express, service pack 3 comes up and I click install updates and which point the install screen comes up, after about 30 seconds the install fails. I doth know where to go with this problem anymore. I've updated the .dll's I've scanned spyware and malware, deleted all temp files..... Some things have helped for example I downloaded and ran a registry fix which got some other updates to install through the repair that wouldn't install through windows update. And after I updated the dll's and deleted the files in the %temp% and c:\windows\temp folders other updates installed during shut down but service pack 3 is the only one giving me the problem now. Please help!!!!

A:All windows updates fail during installation(windows xp)

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Is it possible to update the updates that are on a windows 7 installation disk?
I am asking because everytime i reinstall it using that disk i have to install +400 updates which are about 3gb,and with a not very fast internet its a very long process. If it is possible,how?

A:Add more windows updates to a windows installation disc

Hi klaudas,

Have you tried following this guide?
Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

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For a few months my PC was restarting suddenly under a few different conditions.:
1. When I tried to perform certain Windows updates (it would download the updates, but if I went to install them then while it was still just creating a restore point it would suddenly shut down). After a few goes at this it would eventually reach some sort of equilibrium where there were no new updates to install, but I'm not convinced all of the updates were successful.
2. When I tried to update the drivers on my graphics card.
3. When I left my PC idle for around 20 minutes or more.
I tried several different things to fix this - reinstalling Windows, registry scans, replacing the power supply etc. Eventually I ended up replacing the graphics card and the memory, formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows.
This worked for about a month and it was good as new, but just in the last few days the problem has come back. Windows updates crash the system in the same way as before, I can't leave it on overnight without it restarting, and I've received messages that suggest an external drive was causing problems, a USB3.0 Host controller driver is missing, and some to do with my graphics card as well. It's now gotten so bad that it restarts within one or two minutes of turning on unless I'm in safe mode.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1).
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX
Processor: Intel i5-760 Quadcore 2.80 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB Kingmax DDRIII 1333MHz
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A:Sudden restarting on Windows updates, driver installation, and idle time

Any bluescreen from restart? If yes, see this link http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/disable-auto-restart-windows-7.htm Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Do you see any dmp logs from the folder?  If yes, then read the instruction below.If not, configure kernel memory dump debugging information under startup and recovery.> Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.> Go to Advanced System Settings - Advance Tab.> Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings...> Look for 'write debugging information' and use Kernel memory dump> Checkmark overwrite any existing fileIf there are latest created minidumps under C:\Windows\Minidump folder, please post the latest dmp logs (atleast 5) by :> Highlight (holding ctrl key) and choosing the dmp logs by hitting enter or left mouse click.> Right-click and choose send to desktop.> When on desktop, highlight all dmp logs and right-click and send to compressed zipped folder.> Upload and share the link by registering here https://www.box.com/* minidumps log sample 010613 - 16676 -01.dmp -> 01 is for month - 06 for day - 13 is for year. 

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My colleague at work had malwares infections on her computers at the begining of this week. MSE and Malwarebyte could remove "a lot" of them, and in fact both of them now see the PC as clean. In deed there were some typical malware's action in browsers that seem to be now gone (google links redirectionc, auto opening of IE while FF is the defaul browser and running, etc.)

But then there is this really strange "Windows Security" window that keeps appearing and blocking (without any choice) all updates for Adobe programs, and also AVIRA (preventing installation), and some more, and i find it really suspicious.

So my question is the following : is it a remaining malware that cannot be detected or just a problem with windows security parameters ? Because it sure does looks like a Windows window, but that doesn't mean it is one, and i find this behaviour really weird (ok with Windows that doesn't mean anything either ). It is also not connected to MSE, since disabeling it doesn't keep this window from appearing (same with windows firewall).

So i come here to ask for help from the pros to sort it out.

Here is a picture of this window (in Spanish, since the infected system is in spanish), when it blocked the update for PDF :

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A rough translation would be (my spanish is weak) :
"Windows Security"
"You can not open those files"
"Internet security config... Read more

A:Strange "windows Security" blocking adobe updates and Avira installation (among others)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as... Read more

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I installed an ocz vertex 4 ssd (256g model) into my msi gt70 laptop. A product key came with the laptop, and I've burned windows 7 to a disc. I made sure the ssd has priority in the BIOS too.

When I start up the installation, it gets to the "Installing updates" step, but doesn't progress any further, the laptop is effectively frozen on that step. I've tried re-installing a couple times now and it continues to get stuck on "Installing updates".

Do I need an active internet connection for this step by any chance?

A:Windows 7 64B installation stuck on "Installing updates"

Hello angrychair, welcome to Seven Forums!

You do not need 'active' internet to install.

Study the information and steps outlined in the tutorials linked below to sort through each in-turn and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

If the installer is one you acquired perhaps the ISO file is bad and another will work; or if you burned it to DVD, another burn is needed, use ImgBurn at no greater than x4 speed with a verify. ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
If the PC is capable, add the installation files to a USB stick and boot that for the install. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Everytime i switch on my computer i get a notification to install updates. They are KB974417, KB979909 and KB982524. I install the updates but when i restart my machine it always ask to install the same updates. This has been going on for over a month. Also my task manager has been disabled. Error message :"Task Manager has been disabled by your Administrator" I am the only user on the machine and have admistrative rights set up. All help will be greatly appreciated. I do have Windows XP and Norton 2010 Internet Security.

A:Installation of updates XP

hiya, when prompted to install these updates click on custom install uncheck the boxes and select do not offer these downloads again or somthing similar,try this fix for your task manager,http://wrs.yahoo.com/_ylt=A03uv8dIC...P=1277844680/**http://www.taskmanagerfix.com/

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HI Guys

Newbie. Tech knowledge is very limited t/4 request your patience

Short resume of my system as follows:

Win 7 Home Edition 32bit Sp1

Within past weeks have been experiencing problems with installation of updates, not only most recent Windows Updates but also with Skype as per attachment.

The Skype attachment suggests it is perhaps MSI
The error messages for Windows Updates as follows:

Code 80070002
Code 80070641
Code 641

I realize information supplied might be limited but should any further info be required, will forward upon request.

A:Updates Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

On the basis the problem looks to be the Windows Installer, you might want to check this link: How to troubleshoot problems that may occur when you install, uninstall, or upgrade a program on a Windows-based computer

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Hello,ive upgraded to win 7 from win vista,and as im ricieveing updates, i noticed that it shows more than 250 updates,which seems too many,then i formatted again and im taking care of the updates,i posted a screen shoot of the first few update's and i noticed that the description is the same all is different is the size and the number in brackets,is there any settings that i can choose not to have duplicate updates or im mistaken thinks?


A:First installation updates

there are many versions of updates - some look very similar until you look at the KB number associated.
ALL are required (at least as far as security updates are concerned.)

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One particular priority windows update is giving a problem.It is KB886903.When I click 'Install',a failure occurs and a message comes up saying "SL1.tmp has encountered a problem and needs to close...."
The update KB886903 shows up again and again whenever I try to get udates.A yellow blob also persists in the notification area.
Is there any solution?

xp pro sp2
zone alarm
avg antispy
spyware blaster

A:Installation of Updates

Are you downloading them manually by visiting the site or automatically?

KB886903 is very old, 2/8/2005. Its for the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 which if you're up-to-date elsewhere, I doubt you'd have as its for Service Pack 1. You will most likely have the v2.0 by now and its subsequent updates.

Are you sure you have SP2?
If so, download and install this: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable and you won't need the other and its subsequent updates.

Download and run Belarc Advisor and it will tell you in the security section how many updates you are missing and all your computer info. Then click the * in the html document and follow the links to download the updates you require.

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About a week ago I downloaded a movie poster from a site and McAfee went nuts catching one trojan after another. When the bells stopped and things were cleaned, I was left with many adware programs automatically installed on my XP Pro SP2 system. I used Ad-Aware, MS AntiSpyware Beta, Panda, XOFTSpy, and Registry Mechanic to remove the stuff... nearly 20 of the things. It worked fine and I am back in business.

However, I can no longer acquire XP updates. The MS Windows update site downloads the file and then tells me it failed during installation without any reason given. I have reloaded XP (original disk using sfc /scannow) and then reloaded SP2 from a Microsoft CD that I have. Nothing is able to be downloaded from this update location. I can find files elsewhere on the Microsoft site and they download and install (like WINPLAYER 10).

I am running out of ideas.....I was told by a local computer talk show host to do something with WINSOCK and then LSPFIX and it would be available from this forum. I am a little confused as to exactly what my next step should be.

My Windows installer is 3.1 v2 and I have Microsoft.NET Framework version 1.1 (not SP1) installed. I have dropped the AdWatch plug in from Lavasoft AdAware but this does not fix the problem. Any ideas?
I have tried WINSOCKFIX but this has not helped either.

A:XP updates fail on installation

The malware world moves so fast that it is impossable for anyone to keep totally updated, including the anit-spy programs.

There could be a number of problems that could cause this, with a change in your winsock layer being one of the primaries.

I think it would be apporopriate to look at an HJT log.

Follow the instructions below. Meanwhile, I'll move your thread to the help forum, so we'll find your log faster.

Please download HijackThis http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/KRC%...20Analyzer.zip and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in 'y' if you agree. The 'result.txt' file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. You don't need to post the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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I have an HP Pavilion 500 a60. Updates were present (5). All downloaded expect for this one, Update for Windows 8 for x64 based system (KB2862768B). I've tried to download it several times and it failed with an error code 8007371B.  Also, my SD card reader (sd phone card) is not working. It shows up in the device manager. I've refreshed and updated the drivers with no success. It's inserted into the computer, the light is on, but nothing. Can somebody give me some advice on this issue? Brand new computer I got for Christmas. Thanks

A:updates installation problem

Have you tried downloading the stand alone installation package?
It's a long shot, but look at your updates to see if it has already been installed.

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I have a new laptop, and installed all the Win 10 updates, but the HP updates fail. The HP Support Assistant states that 8 updates are required for my new laptop.I have tried installing as per the assistant, but the installs always fail.Can you help please? Thanks

A:Failed installation of updates

@Zoe29 System, one of:"HP Notebook - 15-ay024n" (18) First, do not try to update the BIOS using the HP Support Assistant.At this writing, HPSA is not ideal for this purpose.Update the BIOS only when necessary, that is, when the computer is not working as expected and you believe that the BIOS update will resolve the issue(s). HPSATry removing HP Support Assistant from Programs and Features > reboot > download and install a fresh copy of the program. Create a Restore Point before making any changes Download a new copy of the program:HP Support Assistant If you have ?Admin? control, you may highlight the package and ?double-click? to install it, else Right-Click, Select run as Administrator and install. HP PCs - Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)HP Support Assistant 8.0 - Technical white paper NOTE > My devicesAdding devices (Optional)You can add printers within your environment from My devices. This allows you to get information and updates for your PC and any attached printers. HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8)HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 7)HP PCs - Resolving Slow System Performance (Windows 8)   If reinstalling the HP Support Assistant does not resolve the issue, you have the choice to install HP Updates manually.  Open HPSA > Settings > Set UPSA to "Notify" (as opposed to Automatically installing Updates >Use the li... Read more

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I am using window Xp. 19 Updates are downloaded automatically but not installed even single one. Installation has been failed more than 100 times. . Even I used Microsoft fix for installation of updates.Please help

A:Updates installation failed

Go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs put a check box in Include Updates. Are any of the updates listed there? write down the KB # of the update and Google it, and download the stand alone version not from Windows Update.

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I often have problems installing updates after I shut down my computer. This morning, I shut down and I was informed not to shut down my computer as an update was being installed. There was only 1 update to install (I believe it is an update to Microsoft Word). Two hours later it is still installing. That doesn't seem right.

This has happened with other installations as well and I have been unable to power off with the power key and been forced to power off at the PSU. I did not do that today and figured I would see if the installation completed while I was at work, but I have my doubts.

A:Installation of Updates Hangs

Hi there, it looks fishy. Try doing a system restore to restore the computer back to a previous date and then do a windows update.

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Yesterday after installing updates and rebooting my, computer crashed hard and I had to reset it. Today, it happened again so I'm restoring an image I made with Acronis. When it's up and running again, I'll check available updates and install one by one to see what the hell is going on.

UPDATE: I'm back up and running so I searched for new updates and apart from a Windows Defender update, they are all Office updates. This is very strange

UPDATE 2: They installed no problem one-by-one. I don't understand

UPDATE 3: It was only a coincidence that the computer crashed after installing updates. The problem was the ASMedia SATA driver

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Initially this happened on my installation of Company of heroes so i thought it was just that, now I have gone to install Medieval Total War, Need For Speed Underground....and finally my COD4 patch update.

All of these games + update' MD5 hashes have been checked and theyre not corrupt as they've been both torrented as well as from friends disks and my own.

Nothing will install without giving some form of error somewhere along the line :/

Really frustrating seeing as i just reformatted -_-

Could it be something to do with my dvd drive?....

A:Installation / Updates Corrupt

I see your Windows install is on your "H:" drive.......some install packages will assume C:. Do you get an option of where to install the updates?

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Have had this problem for SOME time and thought Vista SP1 would help, but of course not! Installation of any fixes or installs from a CD/DVD are VERY slow. Example, the patch Tuesday "fixes" are downloaded and the actual installation can run from 5 pm, on Tuesday till 10 or 11 am on Wednesday!!! ALL NIGHT!!

Machine is a Gateway FX 530s, with a Quad processor, 4 g of RAM, 2 HDs, with Vista Ultimate. I increased the size of the page file to 4095 on both the C and E drives, thinking the 1 smaller page file, on C, was a bottleneck, but I don't think it was. Current example of "slowness" is this: about 2 hrs. ago, I started the installation of a Seagate FreeAgent Pro tools, using the USB option. I THINK the installation is underway because I see the HD LED light up "occasionally"!!

Anyone have ANY ideas????

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For some time now, I don't remember when this started, when there is a slew of updates for Windows, about half of them are installed OK and the rest fail. I then let Windows try again, the updates are downloaded again, and then they install OK. Why do some of these updates fail on the first try?

My laptop, also a Windows 7 sp 1 machine, installs all available updates on the first try.



A:Updates installation procedure

I had similar today on this latest pack of updates. God knows why, I think it offered me 15 in all and 5 failed. On rebooting I searched for updates again and the five that failed were offered again. This time they all installed fine. Would be interested to know why this happened as it nearly gave me a coronary!

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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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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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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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From the Windows Update:
Error(s) found:
Code 80070490
(This is the one that prevents SP2 from installing)

Code 80070643

The updates that fail to install are:
Cumulative Security Update for ActivX Killbits for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB978262)

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x64 (KB963707)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Failed updates prevent SP2 Installation

You receive error code 0x80070643 or error code 0x643 when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

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I have a new computer that I want to keep off the internet.

However, I want to keep all the software on it updated.

Is that possible? Can I manually install all software (including Windows) updates?

If yes, then how?

A:Manual installation of all software updates?

Hi blankblack

You can but you would still need another pc with internet access to download the software updates.Programs are easy you can just check the programs websites for any updates to software, download to another pc, copy the installers to a Usb stick or external Hdd then install on your other pc.A lot of work really.
Windows updates too can be downloaded in standalone form from the Microsoft website.Again its a lot of work especially finding out what updates you need as you wont be able to run Windows Update to check on Kb numbers but yes in theory you can and some people do.


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I have a Pavilion dv6000 with Vista.  Every time the HP Updates download the installation is cancelled.  This is pretty much out of the box settings, and I have added a few software programs.  Any help/advice on how to get the updates to install would be great.  Link to the screen if the attachment doesn't work. [IMG]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i239/ve800man/updateissues.jpg[/IMG] Mitch

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A:Installation cancelled on all my HP Updates - dv6000

I was having this same problem but was able to install the updates. I don't know what made the difference, but I did two things differently. 1) I turned off Windows Magnifier. 2) The cancelations always occured when the updates were started automatically. I ran the update manually and the updates were successfully installed this time.  (Start, All Programs, HP, HP Update) I have Notification set to automatically check the web for updates.I have it set to check for software updates every 1 week. I have a Pavilion Model #: a6750t. Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 Hopes this helps.  

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I am trying to install the latest critical updates for Windows 2000 Pro. After scanning and selecting all 5 of them I click install now the message that appears on the screen is that they have been installed successfully. I restart the computer, scan for Windows updates again and it shows that I still have the same 5 critical ones to install! I repeat the process but itís the same story. I then check the control panel to see whether or not they appear on the list but NOT. Could you please advise me on this matter?

A:Problematic installation of critical updates

Go to this website and downlaod this program www.bigfix.com. and use it to download the latest fixes.

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I saw a post by Noel where he told the OP to install by Date, not KB# which reminded me of a question I've had for quite some time. Are updates generally listed in order of 'Importance' or 'Date' or what?

Right now I'm down to 6 updates left to do. They're all .NET Framework from the 7/9/13 list of updates & in clicking on the "More info button" they're all 7/9 & there are 4 listed for 3.5.1, then 2 listed for 4. I've read something about it's best to install these type one at a time, is that true? If so, that's 6 re-boots in a row if I were to do them all now which I kinda thought about since it's already 2 weeks past Patch Tuesday. I'm also assuming that all the Framework 3.5.1 should be done before the Framework 4.


A:Installation order of list of updates

The KB Number is generated at the start of a project - and as a results bears only some resemblance to the order in which patches are released, since some patches take longer to develop, test and approve, than others.

I generally do .NET update in increasing order by version, then date
e.g for XP, do all v1.1 then v2/3.5 - for Win7, all 3.5, then 4.5 (I've uninstalled 4.0, as it seemed always to create more problems than any other version)

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Here is the pic of the update - http://i.imgur.com/OZajxoY.png?1

About 5-10 seconds after clicking on the "install now" button, the screen goes black, and stays black until I have to restart the computer through the button on the cabinet.
Any solution ?

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Hello all, I have always wondered if Vista's setup downloads any patches or updates during its installation process? Or does it need access to the internet for any reason? I have always installed Vista connected to the LAN , just in case.. Any ideas?

A:Does Vista download updates during its installation?

Vista installs as is, then updates itself.
The reason for this is because Vista would need a stable OS to perform updates, this can only be accomplished once it is installed.

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