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Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

Q: Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

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A: Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...

Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo

Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,

Here we are again-Patch Tuesday

Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error

KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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In December I noticed every time I booted my computer (Toshiba Sat A665) it had Windows updates to install. Eventually this got my attention and I found that windows update was downloading and installing the same 5 updates "successfully" over and over again. It was also downloading and unsuccessfully trying to install internet explorer 11 as well, giving error code 9C57 (I'm pretty sure that the IE 11 error is because some of the required updates needed for IE 11 are not installed, which I believe is due to my first problem, that the same updates are download over and over again). If I hide any of the updates, this causes new updates to appear, which also download and install successfully, over and over again.

I have tried many of the solutions offered by Microsoft and a few that I saw on this forum without success, such as running "Reset_Windows_Update_Full.bat". Fortunately, while I did not see the "Never, under any circumstances, follow the instructions posted to another user who appears to be having the same problem as you" warning until after I had done exactly that, I had made a full backup of my system. So I am able to revert back to a few days ago where I had only tried Microsoft solutions if necessary. Here are some pics of what Windows update shows me in a typical session, in order.

I have since followed the instructions on this forum and have run the System Update Readiness tool and the SFC scan. I will attach my ... Read more

A:Win 7 home premium sucessfully installs the same updates repeatedly

Here are my log files and a shot of the SFC scan results...

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1 & have reserved Windows 10. Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664) repeatedly shows up as a new, ready to install update. I tried it 3 times & when I check the update history it shows as being installed 3 times. Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Many Thanks,

A:Update (KB2952664) repeatedly installs.

Hello MamaWolf,

If you like, you could hide the update to no longer have it available in Windows Update.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

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The above install repeatedly reported a successful install.  I assume the report must have been false.
I originally posted on the Microsoft site, after making the situation worse I think they have now given up, I certainly have!!!!
Have a nasty feeling I will have to repave but thought I'd post a plea for help here first.

A:Update KB3045999 repeatedly installs successfully.

Hello,Can you please run SFC /SCANNOW again (for a recent scan) then uploads the full CBS log. This corrupt should be rather easy to repair.SFC /SCANNOWClick on the button. Inside the search box type in CMDRight click on CMD => Choose Run as AdministratorInside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following command SFC /SCANNOWPlease wait for this to Finish before continuing with the rest of the steps.Convert CBS.log to CBS.txtClick on the button => Inside the search box copy and paste the following command:cmd /c copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log "%userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt"Press EnterOnce this has completed please go to your Desktop and you will find CBS.txt => Please upload CBS.txt to this threadPlease Note:: if the file is too big to upload to you next post please upload via Dropbox or One Drive

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


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Frustrated with trying to fix this myself and thought I would turn to the forum for some help. I have been unable to install KB 2929437, KB 2871997, or KB 2830477 either as a group or individually. The error codes are all different and are below:

KB 2929437: error 8007054F
KB 2871997: error 80070490
KB 2830477: error 80070BC9

Since this started, Windows Update was able to install several other updates but not these three for some reason. I have run the System Update Readiness Tool and the SFC scan without change in the errors. The SFC scan continues to show corrupt files but is unable to fix them.

Problem #2 - I also appear to be unable to upload the zipped CBS log and continue to get internal server errors from the website when I try to attach the file. I would be happy to do so if anyone knows a way around this.

Thanks in advance!


A:Windows update repeatedly failing with 3 updates

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 CBA files, for a number of reasons)

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Hi forum. I'm hoping somebody can help with my pc issues. I have a toshiba sattelite running Windows 7 sp1 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks Ive had issues with updates not installing and now installing successfully but then installing again. One of the updates is IE 11 which fails to load but I have anyway running. I have tried lots of stuff like Fix it and microsofts hotfix and the latest thing was the repair thing from Tweaking.com all to no avail. My system appears clean as I have done lots of scans with all the recommended stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have uploaded some updates screen shots and some logs Thanks in advance Jay

A:windows update installing same updates repeatedly

Here's what is possibly the cause of your problem...

Checking Package Watchlist
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x00000002 Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\PackageDetect Failed to open store key
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Packages
Checking Component Store
Seconds executed: 1287
Found 1 errors
CBS Registry Error Total count: 1
This error usually indicates corruption in the registry - and could be the thin end of the wedge.

I would suggest checking your RAM with Memtest86+, using the instructions here... RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run at least 3 passes - ANY error is one too many!

post back with your results, and I'll see what I can do.

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Ok over the past week or so windows has been installing the same 3 updates every night! Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

So I checked to see if they failed and they were installed successfully!

I have ran 3 different MS Fixit things to no avail. I have tried to update the PC manually however it does not go past 0% on installing the updates it just says preparing updates.

I tried adding 2 optional updates to make it 5 and manually clicking update however it sticks on 0% downloading updates.

I am usually pretty good at troubleshooting and fixing PC problems however this one I am defeated! I do not want to restore if possible, will this take away ANY of my files e.g work I have done I have never had to do it before!

However if someone can suggest a fix without having to restore that would be great!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Update - Installs Same Updates On Shut Down - 0% Stuck

Ok something new,

I tried some more fixes I found online I tried deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to no avail.

And also ran a program which reinstalled WU and all its .dll's etc.

Now I have a different problem it wont search for updates it says searching then stops and say error "8008005".

Tried disabling AV and FIrewall (Avast, Comodo and MBAM) and ran scans on all of those including SUPERAntiSpyware.

I only have one system restore from around 5 days ago when the updates were just reinstalling and i had no errors.

Should I restore to that or try and fix this error (which i have been looking how to with no luck!)


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I have automatic updates disabled; I also disable windows update and bits and allow it to run only once or twice a week; On an off chance I had forgotten to disable windows update for two days, it automatically installed an update even though automatic updates
was confirmed disabled and set to "check but do not download."  This suggests Microsoft or a MITM may be capable of pushing unwanted updates or worse.
I suspected that Microsoft and affiliates working with the NSA, DoD, Israel, and or the US and possibly other foreign governments are testing to see it if were possible to run an update with the future intent of injecting malware. I have since disabled automatic
updates and run them only at my own leisure. It is every first or second Tuesday of each month that windows releases their monthly security rollups, providing little reason to leave automatic updates on 24/7. With windows update's history of malfeasance, collusion
and security risks I recommend all security conscious users do the same. 
It would be nice to see a script for accomplishing this automatically, if anybody could provide details on how to do this, that would be much appreciated.


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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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Windows 7 x64.  Generic image on Latitude E7470s with up to date BIOS and drivers per Command Update and manually installed drivers.
Recently we've gotten a rash of about 20 systems that as they've been getting updates for Dell drivers their systems crash with BSOD APC_INDEX_MISMATCH multiple times per day.  We've tried removing the currently installed drivers manually and then reinstalling current drivers but it does not seem to fix the issue.  Has anyone else seen this?  I'm pasting the output from our .DMP output in the Debugger. What I'm confused about is the process: audiodg.exe  This is a Windows system file and not part of the Realtech driver.
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.16299.15 AMD64Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\user\Desktop\user\112817-15194-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: srv*Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTSBuilt by: 7601.23915.amd64fre.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600Machine Name:Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0320e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03450750Debug session time: Tue Nov 28 11:08:18.113 2017 (UTC - 8:00)System Uptime: 1 days 16:50:22.976Loading Kernel Symbols........................................................................................................................ Read more

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I just upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10 build-10240 and any new app I attempt to install says it completes but wont open. In the start menu under all apps the new apps have no logo, a line underneath them, and clicking on them sends me to the
update/install screen with no action to perform. When I check for updates, the same 31 updates come up and one fails on the first attempt, on the second attempt all 31 complete. This goes on every time I check for updates. Any help, or did I
upgrade too early??? 

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The KB936181 update installs over and over again. Each time it tells me it was installed and then a few minutes later is tells me it is available and needs to be installed. I have no idea if it is failing and also failing to show as a failure, or if it is really installed.

This is the "Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227)" update.

Any idea what is going on here?

Restarting the computer does not stop this behavior.

A:KB936181 installs repeatedly

Hi. . .

please see the following post in your active Vista BSOD for the reason that I have closed this thread.


Regards. . .



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To All,

Just installed Outlook 2007 today. Seems that when opening Outlook or when sending messages that Windows installer is repeatedly running before things are done. States gathering necessary information or configuring Outlook in notification boxes and then things will finally process once all this stops. Is this a none issue with Outlook and Vista that one has to live with? Please advise if there is any solution or just something to live with.

Thank you,


A:Outlook 2007 repeatedly installs and configures

Not at all - I have Outlook on a dozen machines running Vista and none of them are doing this.

Have you tried performing a repair?

BTW, I moved this to the Microsoft Office forum.

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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

A:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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For the past month or so I've been having a problem with my PC; whenever I shut the computer down it keeps trying to install the same updates despite them being listed as "Successful". I've tried all sorts of supposedly automated fixes and none have worked. The only thing which seemed relevant which I was able to find was someone who suggested the problem was due to AVG PC Tuneup in some way, however I have now uninstalled that program and the problem persists.

I'm not being given any error codes, have attached the "Logs" folder.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Windows repeatedly trying to install the same updates.

ALL registry 'cleaners' are dangerous - no matter who they come from.

It looks like the critical problem is related to the following errors...

2013-08-20 20:56:06, Error CBS Failed to call external evaluate applicability on package: Package_1_for_KB2536275~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~, Update: 2536275-1_neutral_LDR [HRESULT = 0x800f0902 - CBS_E_BUSY]
2013-08-20 20:56:06, Info CBS Failed to evaluate external applicability for package update: 2536275-25_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x800f0902 - CBS_E_BUSY]
2013-08-20 20:56:06, Error CBS Failed to call external evaluate applicability on package: Package_for_KB2536275_SP1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~, Update: 2536275-25_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x800f0902 - CBS_E_BUSY]
2013-08-20 20:56:06, Info CBS Failed to evaluate external applicability for package update: 2536275-29_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x800f0902 - CBS_E_BUSY]
2013-08-20 20:56:06, Error CBS Failed to call external evaluate applicability on package: Package_for_KB2536275~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~, Update: 2536275-29_neutral_PACKAGE [HRESULT = 0x800f0902 - CBS_E_BUSY]
It's not a common problem - I'll have to do some research on it and get back to you.

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I have an old gateway computer I am trying to bring back to life so that I can use it for school. The first thing I did after I got it running was tried to install the windows updates. So far nothing Ive done has got it to work. The express option kept giving me the windows validation tool update that would download but failed to install. I then went online and validated it manually. After that the Express option gave me the Windows XP Service Pack 3 update which would also download but failed to install. I then had to manually download and install this update as well. I thought that would help but any and all updates attempted by Windows Update are still failing to install. When I go to the troubleshoot link it tells me to click "Review Your Update History" to find out how to solve the problem. When I go there the updates all say they were installed with a green check mark. Im not sure how to fix this or whats wrong I thought at first it could be some kind of virus, spyware, or malware so Ive ran ESET NOD32 Antivirus, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes' scans and found a lot of infections that were successfully cleaned by all 3 programs. The only thing that seemed might have been connected to this problem was a few particular infections I noticed in the MBAM log. Im not sure if this could be part of the problem but I copied that part from the results...

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion&#... Read more

A:Windows XP updates fail repeatedly

I am very sorry you have had to wait so longPlease uninstall Mbam and run this toolMbam removal toolhttp://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-clean.exeReboot your computer and download the new version of mbamRun a FULL scan and post the results===================The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked... Read more

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I have been having trouble with my HP dv6812nr laptop with windows 7 professional installing windows updates for about a month now. I never had this problem before. I have tried installing the updates over 30 times (i am not exaggerating) and every time they have failed. I have talk to hp tech support and they cant solve it either.

please help.

Updates started failing on 1/27/2009

here the updates that fail:

These two have failed over 30 times:

Update for Windows 7 (KB977074)
Update for Windows 7 (KB976972)

These updates were newly released that also failed:
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB978506)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB978251)

please help.

A:Windows Updates Fail, repeatedly

I have bad feelings about it,which ones hotfixes you have problem,there are also here threads with these hotfixes unfortunately without solution

1.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on cmd.exe) as admin and type:

sfc /scannow

2.Run Readiness Tool Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2
even if this tool don't solve problem it create CheckSur.log file in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder
3.Download firegenul Altair Technologies Ltd.
place firegenul.exe in C:\Windows\System32

next again run cmd.exe with admin previlliges and type:


it creates report from WindowsUpdate.log and is saved to C:\Windows\System32 as FireGenReport.htm
4.Prepare log from VistaSysInfoTool VistaForums SysInfo Tool
5.Find CBS.log file in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder

all files CBS.log,CheckSur.log,firegenReport.htm and log from VistaSysInfo pack to ZIP format and attache to post

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So it seems that my Windows is downloading and installing the following updates over and over again. It doesn't give up any error or anything to indicate a problem with installation..just keeps on downloading and installing it

Please advise.

Many thanks!

A:Windows keeps on installing the same updates repeatedly

You are not alone, this is widespread, i do not believe MS has posted a fix as of yet

I am suffering the same issue on more than one machine at my office (everyone that has office 2007 installed, dont know if others are affected?) if they dont post a fix soon or a resolution is not forthcoming i will work something out after the weekend and post back my results
*edit* guessing next update tuesday we should see a fix if not sooner hopefully


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Windows 10 10240
Since the middle of November the only Windows Updates that have downloaded are Security Update for Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Silverlight, Malicious Software Removal Tool and Update for Windows 8.1 forx64-based Systems (KB2990967) and Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems(KB3063843) these last two updates keep repeating to download and install. I can see no other updates ready to download, that includes the KB3122947 1511 update which does not appear when I check for updates!
Why do KB2990967 and KB3063843 keep downloading and installing?Any suggestions?

A:Two Windows Updates repeatedly installing!

Just a very long shot in the dark.

First do a backup and/or system restore and check your OS partition for errors (chkdsk); then boot into safe mode and try deleting the windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. Restart and try again.

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I have been having trouble with my HP dv6812nr laptop with windows 7 professional installing windows updates for about a month now. I never had this problem before. I have tried installing the updates over 30 times (i am not exaggerating) and every time they have failed. I have talk to hp tech support and they cant solve it either.

please help.

here the updates that fail:

These two have failed over 30 times:

Update for Windows 7 (KB977074)
Update for Windows 7 (KB976972)

These updates were newly released that also failed:
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB978506)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB978251)

please help.

A:Windows Updates Fail, repeatedly

Might contact Microsoft. It is my understanding that they will not charge for help installing updates.

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I received the following updates:


These update keep installing (appears successful) with no reported errors. Upon restart, the same three updates are listed to install.

Please help me resolve this.


A:Windows updates repeatedly install

Click Start => Run => type in Notepad, press Ok.

Please copy everything from the quote below into Notepad


@echo off
echo. Please wait
sc stop wuauserv
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\atl.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\softpub.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\jscript.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wups.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\wuaueng1.dll
sc start wuauserv

Save it as Fix.bat, Set 'Save as type' All Files
Save to to your desktop. It should now look like this :

Double click on Fix.bat, and let it run.

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Hi, I can't get the latest windows 10 updates to install, they download, fail, revert changes, and repeat the cycle.  I've tried:- windows update assistant- updating the lenovo system software - have tried a bunch of forum post solutions with others having similar problems Maybe my X1 carbon thinkpad is too old? Any suggestions??? -----------------------------------------Laptop Specs:X1 Carbon 1st Gen (Type 34xx) Laptop (ThinkPad)Serial Number: R9T43N2Machine Type Model: 3443CTOOperating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)------------------------------------------ Infinite install loops Error messages

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
Security update for Jscript 5.7 for windows vista (... Read more

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?


You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating


Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
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A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU

Please be gentle.

Thank you


A:Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a Compaq Presario which has a fresh install of Windows 7 (legit). All was fine until I was playing a game on Facebook and when I went to play it again one day it wouldn't load properly to the game. I saw a popup prompting that to play games you might want adobe flash player installed but I am fairly sure I installed that when I installed windows7. I am normally very thorough but I tried to reinstall it anyway since it wouldn't or shouldn't hurt.
I then found that it wouldn't follow all the way through on the install. Partway through the install I get a popup saying "Installation encountered errors. Actionlist not found."
I am also getting messages almost everytime I try to go to a website. I get a screen message that the site is dangerous and I have to agree to an exception in my security to get there. I never set my security that high or like that. It has done that on it's own. I am trying to find where to lower the sensitivity but have had no luck so far.
Sometimes when I left click on a link or anything on the webpage that requires a left mouse click it does not accept it. I know that there is nothing wrong with the mouse. I have tested and confirmed it.
Does anyone know what might me happening. My Avast virus scan shows nothing. I have Tune up Utilities and it fixed all problems it found but no help and also I am having problems with windows update. Please help if you have ideas about what is going on. Everything was fine until I put the... Read more

A:Main Problem is Windows 7 not allowing updates or installs

You can adjust your security setting from 'Control Panel / Internet Options / Security' but it is possible you have picked up a malware infection. I would advise that you download Malwareytes from here :
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

and run it as per its instructions. If this shows anything that you cannot confidentally deal with yourself, or that Malwarebytes cannot deal with on your behalf, you should post baqck here but in the 'Am I infected' section.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.

A:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.

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I have followed the steps in Windows Update Posting Instructions but still have the problem.

Windows Update installs updates KB2600217 and KB2656351 without any error messages but every time the install is finished, it offers the same updates again.

I have downloaded the updates from microsoft website and tried to install in safe mode.
When I try to install in safe mode I get an error and the installation log looks like this:

OS Version = 6.1.7601, Platform 2, Service Pack 1
OS Description = Windows 7 - x64 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1
CommandLine = c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\Setup.exe
TimeZone = Suomen normaaliaika
Initial LCID = 1035
Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism
Operation: Installing
Package Name = KB2656351
Package Version = 10.0.30319
User Experience Data Collection Policy: Disabled
Number of applicable items: 1
Summary Information:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended

Patch (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\NDP40-KB2656351.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
Exe (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\SetupUtility.exe) succeeded.
Exe Log File: dd_SetupUtility.txt
Patch (c:\d38e02238baaf823c876f4ef\NDP40-KB2656351.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x80070641), "Windows Installer -palvelun k?ytt?minen ei onnistu. Windows Installeri... Read more

A:Windows repeatedly offers updates KB2600217 and KB2656351

How to troubleshoot problems connecting to Windows Update or to Microsoft Update may help
There are no apparent problems in either the CBS or CheckSUR logs

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Hello All,

I work at a company with over 350 workstations and we are currently having some issues with Windows Updates on many of our computers. They all show that there are 3-4 updates important updates to install, but all of them end in a failure. I have tried many different things to fix the situation. Renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder and trying the updates again has no affect.

However, I did find (after disabling the Windows Update service, deleting the WindowsUpdate.log file, and re-enabling the service) that the C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log shows the following:
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.6.7600.256, tz: -0400) ===========
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Misc = Process: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Misc = Module: c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Service *************
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Service ** START ** Service: Service startup
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Service *********
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Agent * WU client version 7.6.7600.256
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Agent * Base directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
2013-10-07 16:04:31:188 492 1594 Agent * Access type: No proxy
2013-10-07 16:04:31:203 492 1594 Agent * Network state: Connected
2013-10-07 16:04:31:203 492 1594 DnldMgr WARNING: Failed to delete old install directory at C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\... Read more

A:Windows Updates Repeatedly Failing on Multiple Computers

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I have multiple security updates failing each time they install but fail to configure upon reboot. The error associated with all the failed updates is 80071AA7 and I have exhausted my search on the microsoft support forum and have tried everything from installing in a clean boot to installing each one separately from their site. They seem to install fine but when I restart it gets to step 3 of 3 in configuration and fails and says it is reverting to before the updates. Some people I read had a problem that their computer would not start and was stuck in this loop but my computer just reverts the changes and allows me to sign back on but has the same updates waiting to be installed again. Any help would be appreciated! I have windows vista ultimate service pack 2, 32 bit on a Dell Vostro 1510;
these are the updates that are failing KB3003743, KB2993958, KB2992611, KB3010788, KB2991963, KB3005607, KB3006226, KB3002885, KB3003057, and Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2. I've tried reinstalling the microsoft Net frameowork via the support page on microsoft as well - no luck.Other updates for microsoft security essentials seems have succeeded (KB2310138) 

A:Windows Updates fail repeatedly Error 80071AA7

Hello,Please follow the instructions Here to run the System Update Readiness Tool. When the SURT finishes installing, copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of the SURT log into your next post please:C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.logC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

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I'm having problems with a certain update (KB2990967) that keeps showing up in as I check for updates in windows update. Is sucessfully intalled but as I check for updates again, it shows up (even after a reboot).
Unfortunally I'm not receiving anymore updates other than that one.

Things I tryied:
- Installing manually the update
- I run "fsutil resource setautoreset true %systemdrive%\" command

I'm having this problem for about 3 days now.

Thanks in advance for the help and attention!

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I would have thought this a common problem, but all I've found on 3 pages of search hits and 5 pages in this forum is about upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa). Still, I'll bet it's an easy one for you guys!

I have been trying to get Windows auto updates to stop telling me about updates I don't want/need (I don't use Outlook, but keep getting popups telling me to install updates for Outlook). While studying my current list of updates, I noticed that nearly all updates installed yesterday for MS Office 2007--7/11/12--say they are 32-bit. Here's what I'm running:

Dell Inspiron 620, Intel Cor i5-2320 CPU @3.00 GHz 3.)) GHz, RAM 6.00GB, Sys type 64-bit

Will my Office 2007 run okay?

And how safe & simple is it to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to SP2?

Thank you!

A:Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC

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Windows update keeps asking to install kb949044 outlook junk e mail filter update. it says its is successful after installing. but a minute later its back. I have gone to windows update and looked at history and its says it installed good. but it keeps asking. I tried the windows update troubeshoot and downloaded update to desktop and installed it. but I get a message that says. Expected version of the product not found on system. outlook 2003 junk-e- mail filter. How can I get the filter back?

A:windows update keep repeatedly offering an update

Did you try just re-installing Outlook?

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I've been experiencing a problem that several others have previously reported however each fix I try seems to unearth another problem. The problem started when Windows started spontaneously re-booting during startup. I eventually fixed that by booting of the original CD and using WIndows Recovery Console. However that seemed to trigger downloading of several updates.

Basically with Automatic Updates switched on, all updates downloaded fail to install. With Automatic Updates switched off, running Windows Update results in the message:
"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view"

I'm running SP3 on Windows XP Home Version 2002. I've tried various Microsoft Fix It solutions but they don't seem to fix anything. ONe problem I've unearthed is that Cryptographic Service are not started and any attempt to start them fails with an error of 193: 0xc1.

My repair attempts are a bit scattergun - I hope someone can guide me through a more logical sequence.

Here is the output from the TSG Sysinfo utility"

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 224029 MB;
Motherboard: , P4M800Pro-8237
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A:Windows update installs fail

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Win...ing-t16243.htmlI've been haveing similar problems to what this person is experiencing in this forum. However not only does my Automatic Windows Updates not work, neither does there webiste. I click on Custom (and express doesn't wor either), and select all updates and goto download (it doesn't dl them, its like they've already been dled). And once it starts to install them it says it Fails. I need to install these updates because, my drivers for my mouse, monitor and mouse-pad need to be updated. Along with other Critical Updates.I have done what Grinler told the other person to do, and here is my log. (I've gone through my HiJackThis log, and nothing comes up)Files found with this application may be legitimate. Only remove files that you know are malware related. Checking the C:\WINDOWS folderC:\WINDOWS\choice.exe: UPX!C:\WINDOWS\Unwash5.exe: UPX! Checking the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folderC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll: .aspack Checking all directories under the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers folderC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: error finding UPX! headerC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: =FSG!u$hC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: UPX! Checking the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\programs\Startup\ fo... Read more

A:Failed Installs on Windows Update


Did you read further down...

I had a response in that message that will help you ..Try reinstalling Windows Update...Instructions on how to do that are listed in that message....

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I am using Windows 10. It restarted several times as the instructions said it would. I got all the way to 75% when it restarted once again, but this time it didn't restart correctly and eventually shut down ownly to revert back to my current version of Windows 10. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12137 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (864 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (I use Advanced Systemcare and IOBIT Malware Scanner instead).

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Hi, my Acer laptop with windows vista is needing 13 updates. It goes through the motions of updating and then at the end tell me 13 updates failed to install. I don't know what am I doing wrong. I went to "all programs" - windows update to install the updates.

A:Windows update failed...repeatedly

Try installing them one at a time. Open windows update, click on available updates, unckeck all boxes except for one and try installing it by itself.

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My laptop has been failing to install kb3172985 and 3174060; the updates download but install fails during the restart process. My 2 other HP computers have installed these updates with no issues. I've tried windows update troubleshooter, DISM, and a clean boot, but no luck. Any suggestions? Could it be the UEFI on the laptop that causes this issue?

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I am running Windows 8.1 on a HP Pavilion laptop that is less than a year old. For a few weeks whenever the latest Windows update installs, it fails at 99% and undoes the install process before trying to run the update again. This happens a few times before the machine eventually brings up the login screen, without having updated Windows. A couple of days later, the update tries again with similar results.

I'd really appreciate some help with this issue...it feels like groundhog day!

A:Windows 8.1 Update Repeatedly Fails


SFC /SCANNOWRight click on the button
Click on Command prompt (Admin) => Press Yes on the prompt
Inside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following command SFC /SCANNOW
Please wait for this to Finish before continuing with rest of the steps.
Convert CBS.log to CBS.txtRight click on the button
Click on Run => Inside the run box copy and paste the following command:

cmd /c copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log "%userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt"

Press Enter
Once this has completed please go to your Desktop and you will find CBS.txt, please rename this file to CBS_{Insert forum username here}_{insert todays Date here}.txt For example "CBS_Go The Power_1803.txt"
Please upload CBS_{Username}_{Date}.txt to this thread.
Please Note:: if the file is too big to upload to you next post please upload via Dropbox or One Drive

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I have my computer set up for automatic updates and yesterday one of them started downloading and installing repeatedly. As soon as I click on the icon and install one update, the icon reappears and tells me new updates are ready to install, but it's the same one over and over. It's the Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express 6 SP1 (KB823353). How do I MAKE IT STOP??!!!

A:Windows update downloads repeatedly

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