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Bullk updates (142) problems on a new installation

Q: Bullk updates (142) problems on a new installation

I posted here because this is a problem on a new installation rather than a regular update probleme. Sorry if I misplaced this post.

First the problem
I have Windows Seven Ultimate SP1

For two months everything was to hyper slow, to click a file asked 2 or 3 minutes, to open even more.
Obviously I checked the memory, as well as the presence of virus and malware with three various methods, without results.

So I decided to make "Repair Install" which had been a fantastic solution in past.

The repair Install with SP1 (I had made a dvd) went really smootly and well, the problem seemed settled, everything was fine.

Obviously, there were tons of Windows Updates to be made. The previous times, Windows update proposed bunch from 10 to 20 updates, wich was boring.

This time it proposes me a block of 142 updated (in one step). Waw! I was surprised but (naively) believed that it now possible. As said in the past it was done in several times.

I did as suggested, he 142 updates, and let the thing go.

So it does. Result : Windows becomes absolutely inaccessible (no possible way to get in a session), and opening make a loop (even in safe mood, furthermore no restaure option avalaible)

Now you may go to my questions, furter, or here are the problems details.

In detail here is what arrived.
I let the pc updating overnight, the long installation was going well, the restart also, until the " configuration of your desktop" which seems blocked at about 32 % (for more than one hour), finally, I have message I "configuration of your destop failed " and "Windows re-configures as before then will reboot (not sure about the wording)

Thrilling! So every stage, (installation, configration, configuration undo and reboot ) begins again and again, without letting any access neither to a Windows session or repair. Safe mood have the same loop and was not opening, no repair or restaure tool avalaible. Always the Window want to install update, do, undo and reboot, again and again.

After about twelves of these (very long) restarts, I eventually use my Windows repair disk, to try a Restoration. I had created a point before this exciting 144 update bulk, and there was two others, but al three fail (error ex80070067)

Finally two or three more other restart later, I have just reached Windows...

Everything goes well... But, of course, Window Update proposes again to install these 142 updates again.
I fell less confident about it.

My questions:

1 - Is not there wayto download these 142 update (in a cumulative file or so) or at least, to select those who are essential of those who are not really?

2 - And if I really have to download these 142 updates, how proceed to avoid that this problem reproduces?

3 - If I want to put back IExplorer 11, (with this repair install I have 7 as on the DVD), I may do it in one step or I have to install 8 , then 9, then 10 in the order?

4- How come nobody at Microsoft has never thought of making up to date version for Windows including updates to download (for licensed user). Doing installation (clean or repair or updates) Windows looks for update and it is long... so why arent they there ???

Honestly, I who was quite found of Windows Update finds that it is little "dangerous" to throw us a bunch of update thant can cause such a problem. Prowe could get without any updates at all

Thank you for reading... And sorry I a feel somewhat irritated.


Preferred Solution: Bullk updates (142) problems on a new installation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Bullk updates (142) problems on a new installation

You can slipstream them into the win7 installation files and then recompile the ISO to burn another disk or write to flash stick. In fact if you use a flash stick installer you can just swap out the existing Sources>Install.wim file with the new one, boot it and continue: Update 7 installation media - Windows 7 Help Forums

Otherwise I've never had problems with installing a huge batch of Updates but you might have better luck breaking them up in to smaller groups, with reboots. I'd also start by Checking for Updates, installing the drivers under both Important and Optional after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3), since the smooth functioning of the PC might depend upon these and Performance Updates under both categories.

If you have performance issues and have not yet done a perfect reinstall then I'd follow these same steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you can experience, perhaps for the first time, native Win7 performance.

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Yesterday i installed window 7 professional 32 bit.
At the beginning i managed to install a few updates but at the time i had to install the service pack 1 my computer started to have problems.
The problem is the following: code 80080008.
Naturally i used the search option of this forum and i tried every methods suggested but they didn't work.
I don't know what to do and i hope u will help me. thank u.
If u nedd any further information please tell me.

P.s. Sorry for my english but i'm italian. Hope u can understand

A:Problems with the installation of service pack 1 and other updates

Did you restart your computer? When did you get the 'stop' code: 80080008?

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

Windows xp Pro SP2
Zone Alarm
Avast Antivirus
Avg anti-spy
Spyware Blaster
Spybot S&D

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 a... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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My computer freezes after automatic installation of updates. This happened last night and has happened before and it requires a hard reboot. How to avoid this sort of trouble? What is causing this to happen?

A:Freeze after automatic installation of updates

If you have not disabled restore points, Windows creates a restore point before installing the updates. Restore you computer to a time before the updates. Then turn off automatic updates. Select "Check for updates but let me choose... Install one update, run your computer for a day and install the next update. When you get to the one that freezes you computer. Restore your computer again and hide that update.

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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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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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Hi everybody,

we experience some failing updates on Windows 7 devices, mostly Office 2013 - 32bit updates.
Error code is 8007006e

what I've done so far (nothing helped):
sfc /scannow
remove office compeltely, restart, install office again.
download update and install it manually

googling for the error message does not deliver any helpful information.
any help is appreciated. do you need any more information?

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It seems that Windows 8 will only install some updates after a restart. No surprises here. However, since the Windows 8 "user" shutdown is not a real shutdown, but a hibernation (hence it will not be followed by a restart, and will not install updates), Windows 8 forces us to an extra restart/reboot. Is there a a way to simulate the logical behaviour of all previous Windows editions? That is, when updates that require a restart are installed, if the user shuts down, the updates get installed and the pc shuts down...
Currently, my only away around this, is to select restart, wait... then enter the BIOS and turn off the pc there... Not intuitive. Hope this is clear, thanks.

A:Force updates installation during shut-down? (Win 7-like)

If you do the install, and then restart, Windows takes care of the rest - or you can wait 3 days when Windows will force the restart itself.

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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 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 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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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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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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lDear friends, I have the Win.7 Professional version,installed on 11/11/10. The multinational company to which i am a consultant Physician and Diabetologist has bought the Win.7s as bulk (volume) licenses in August'2010. So, when i replaced Win.XP Pro with this version,the OS downloaded FIFTY ONE (sorry for the bold type) MS updates.

I visited the following site, just to check whether i missed any critical updates. Link : Download the Windows 7 Security monthly updates and patches. I checked out by selecting to download and install TWO critical updates from the September ones and found that the system needed them.

Should i download the SP1 (correct me if i am wrongo) for the Win.7 i have. I have not seen in the ADD/REMOVE panel any SP1 (which means i don't have it). Help me out and thanks a lot for the patient reading. All informed help is gratefully accepted.

Warm Regards,

Link : http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows...y-updates-2010

A:Relevence of ms updates prior to the date of installation?

SP1 is still in beta testing which means beta testers and enthusiast users are trying it out to identify bugs that MS will then fix in the final release. I suggest you skip the beta and wait for the final release, at that time SP1 will be delivered automatically to your PC via windows updates. You're not missing much because in any case SP1 will be more or less all the hotfixes released till then bundled together.

As for the question in the title of your post, MS doesnt release new RTM disks everytime a patch or hotfix comes out. So the win7 install disks will be the same whether you bought them in October last year or in October this year. thats why you need to downlaod and install all the updates irrespective of when you installed. But after SP1 final is released, the new install disks will have sp1 integrated.

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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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Hi everybody.

I'm a little confused about installing Win 7 pro 64bit. to my PC offline. I don't have any opportunity to be online during the installation. Everything is fine, i formatted the drive, ran the installation, copying files, unpacking files, installing...everything worked fine. BUT, when the installation was about installing updates, it didn't do anything. The PC didn't freeze, mouse is moving, there are tree points behind the "installing updates" running. I know i'm offline, but what should I do to make it work?


A:Win 7 Pro 64bit. clean installation problem - updates


I want to be sure that I understand your situation. You install windows 7, while not online. The installation completes and everything is fine, except that you do not have updates. You are able to use the OS with not problem and you are able to go online. Is this correct?

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Hello. I have been having some issues with my PC for a while. Certain programs can never seem to install on my Vista 64bit Service Pack 2 Home Premium OEM system. Examples of such programs are recent versions of Nvidia's drivers (and the Nvidia control panel on those older drivers that do install) and the Unreal Tournament Physx map pack addon. I am wondering what can cause such programs to fail from installing. I have started to think that it is that I only have .NET Frame Work 1.1 installed. So I have tried to update to .NET Frame Work 3.5, 2.0, ect. but they all seem to fail to install as well. So I am wondering what is likely the issue here, and what can be done to fix it? Does it sound like the Vista install shield (program, or whatever it is called) is corrupted? Do note that the vast majority of programs install just fine. But there are some that can't. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it.

A:.NET Framework installation, Nvidia driver updates

Are you sure that you are using 64-bit installs?

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I have just performed a clean re-install of 8.1 using the win8.1 update1 ISO image (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media)

after the installation, I found there are 53 updates to be installed.

is there a specific sequence I have to follow, in installing all these updates - to avoid some clash and mal-working?

do I need to mention which updates are showing up? for you to be able to guide me?

thank you for the help


A:installation sequence of updates after 8.1 clean install

Most people have Updates set automatically. You must be working it differently.

I download the individual updates in the order they are presented by Windows Update, category and kb#. I then install them in clumps of category and earlier kb# first. If there are more than ten entries per category, I split the category into separate clumps. Reboot after each clump. Should there be any reverting, the damage is minimal.

Occasionally, the size of the Update doesn't match anywhere near the file to be downloaded. That's when I defer to Windows Update. After a reboot, sometimes, the earlier kb# file is no longer needed. The eccentricities of Microsoft Windows OS.

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I am running XP Pro SP3 and have Automatic Updates enabled to automatically download and then alert me to install them.

Yesterday when I went to shutdown, I was reminded that there were important updates to install and had the option to install them on the shutdown or shutdown without installing the updates, but I want to know what these import updates are (by KB number or something like that).

Today, I see that I am being notified via shield that there are updates to be installed and click the shield icon in the Notification Area, I can see the list of updates and decide what to do. I don't know if those updates just came in today, or if they are the updates that have been pending installation for the last few days.

Yesterday, I did not notice the shield icon alerting me to the pending updates (maybe more came in today - some MS Office things...)

How can I tell what updates have been downloaded that are pending installation and ready to be installed, especially when getting ready to turn off the computer and it tells me there are important updates. What are the important updates so I can look at them? There is no shield icon to click sometimes in those situations.

If I do see the shield icon and click it, I can see the list of updates and write them down one by one which is no fun. I would rather just do something to get a list of all the updates that have already been downloaded and are ready to install.

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A:What Microsoft Automatic Updates are Pending Installation?

Do you have Windows Defender?

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I have a Dell 4400 that I just re-installed XP on. I went through the upgrades to SP2 without a problem. I just applied the last batch of upgrades that would apply after the SP2 upgrade and now the computer boots to a black screen with a mouse cursor. No desktop.

I tried booting in safe mode, same thing, safe mode command prompt same thing although it does say safe mode in the corners, still no desktop..

I then updated the bios from version A03 to A06 figuring this may be it, still same problem.

Pulled out all of the cards and put in an S3 PCI card replacing AGP card figuring maybe it was something to do with video, same problem.

When I do a ctl alt del it does not bring up the task manager, however when i do a windows U it does bring up that small screen and I can turn on the windows keyboard which displays ok. But still no desktop and cannot even shut down properly.

I really do not want to do another complete install, plus it will just happen again I am sure once the updates get applied. Any info on this? This was a totally fresh install on a clean disk, no software loaded yet, only the updates.

This last microsoft update must have been a real POS. It breaks everything.


A:Fresh installation XP black screen after last updates

Thats a tough one. Chances are that another reinstall might be faster than trying to fix it. When the computer boots do you ever get a logon screen or does it immediately go to the "black screen of death"? My first thought was a corrupted profile, but it is hard to remove the user profile if you cant get even a command prompt. You might try plugging the hard drive into a different computer then deleting the user profile.

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I've purchased a cheap entry level pc for the family. It comes with Win7 Pro x64 preinstalled and activated (genuine). No key / COA was included. Upon launching the update utility I received the following error message:

Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates, Because The Service Is Not Running

The windows fix-it did not work, no error was returned.

An attempt to repair it manually failed.
CMD "net start bits" & "net start wuauserv"
(Error returned: Service is already running)

CMD slmgr.vbs /dli returned: OEM_COA_SLP
There is no sticker (key) on or in the PC.

Digging through the single star reviews of this market place dealer, I've read that other customers have the same issues and also did not receive a sticker / key. They also report the seller argues the customer must have removed it or it may have come off by itself, when confronted.
How can I validate / check if the seller has installed an illegal copy or tampered with the system to prevent updates, please?

A:Win7 Pro x64 - Confirm tampered installation - Updates disabled

Please post the MGADiag report - it's VERY likely this is counterfeit. (and someone may already have posted a similar report.

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report


Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

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!

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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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Today I had 15 important updates waiting for me on Windows 8.1 so I decided to run them. After downloading the updates it asks to restart the PC.

I got to the startup screen with the blue windows logo and the white dots circle spinning around. Then the "Updating your system (..%)" message appeared. But then, I got the following message:

Fatal Error C00000B5 applying update operation 155 of 30953 (SMCon...)

The white dots circle keeps spinning but the message was stuck at this. So I decided to reboot.

It did the normal boot checks... memory checks... hard drive checks... DMI Pool checks... etc as its supposed to normally, but instead of going to the windows startup screen I got the following....

Blue Screen:
Your PC couldn't start properly.
There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.

Error Code: 0xC0000017

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

This is a very strange message since I have 20GB of RAM and the memory check in the BIOS was fine indicating the 20GB present. So there is enough RAM for it to do whatever it needs to do.

I pressed Enter and then got the same Fatal Error C00000B5 after it tried to install the updates again.
I rebooted again and entered F8 and tried to enter Safe Mode, but it tries to install the updates even when trying to enter Safe Mode also and then fails. So I am stuck and cannot get into the PC.

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A:Urgent: Updates fail installation in startup, cannot boot

Ok seems like I've managed to fix it for now!

I ran chkdsk on the C drive through the cmd prmpt that's available through the installation disk. It took forever but it did find some bad sectors. After the scan finished, I restarted the PC and it installed the updates!

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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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Upon shutting down my laptop (Windows 7 SP 1) I was given the message that updates were being configured and to not shut off the computer. I found this strange as I have Windows Update set to have me choose when updates are downloaded and installed. I let it run and at the point where the updates were shown as 35% completed, it just hung there. I let it run for several minutes and it did not change. I shut off the computer using the power button.

I restarted the computer in safe mode and was quickly given a message to the effect update configuration had failed and things would be reverted. It stayed at this message for about 20 minutes and then a message indicating a cleanup was being done appeared. This lasted about 5 minutes or so and then it went to my sign in screen.

A message that I had windows updates available then appeared in the notification pane. There were 3 optional updates available, 2 for MSE which I no longer have on my computer and 1 for IE 11, which I have on my computer.

I uninstalled the IE 11 update on my computer and then tried to install the update. The installation failed twice. I then did a restore and got IE 11 back.

The update history on the Windows Update page shows the 2 failed installations of IE 11, which still appears as an available optional update, on 01/01/2015. However, the view installed updates in the Control Panel shows 44 Windows updates being installed on 01/01/2015.

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A:Strange events - failed update and installation of several updates.

I found I also have a problem with Turn Windows Features On and Off. Nothing appears in the box after opening it. From cursory research i found this may be related to the update issue.

I am downloaded the SURT and tried to run it twice. It hung for a long time and had to be closed via task manager. I see from this page that may have been normal.

I apologize for not following the instructions for posting. I wasn't really looking for a solution but some thoughts on what may have happened. Now I believe I have a corruption problem that will likely need to be fixed to allow me to update properly. I ran sfc /scannow and it didn't find any problems.

I am downloading a new SURT file and will run again. Should I start a new thread or post the results in this thread?

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