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Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Q: Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

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.

Preferred Solution: Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

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: Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.

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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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Hello, Quick recap

Thursday I reformatted my pc due to long time issues that finally piled up. I installed windows 7 home 64bit from my original legit windows 7 upgrade disc I got when windows 7 was released. I've used this disc for this before and worked fine. The install went smooth and windows activation worked perfectly right when I booted up I was able to activate no problem. I installed my drivers and enabled automatic updates. Windows went through a series of 5-10 updates installing at a time then it had one big spurt of about 120 updates. All were installing fine, but a few were failing and kept re trying during the next update.

Finally I'm at a point now where the same 9 updates keep failing. I've tried running Fix it, SFC/ Scan shows no problems. System update readiness tool installs and finishes and still The updates fail. Attached is the CBS folder.

Error(s) found:
Code 8007065E
Code 800B0100
Code 80070490

The 9 Failing updates are


I've read online someone suggested to reformat again, turn off automatic updates. install the Service Pack 1 from the iso from microsofts website. then manually install updates like 5 or so at a time until you're all caught up. Seems like a hassle but I'm willing to do this if this means it will solve my issue.

so I'm trying to upload the cbs.zip folder. and my .zip is 96.2mb. when I try to upload it just times out and g... Read more

A:Windows UpdateS Fail Fresh Win 7 64bit Install

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and postthe requested data

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

Pleasealso post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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The required Systems Hard Drive that is partitioned when you install 100MB in size records information that is saved even through a fresh install of the Operating system.
If you ever use a Validation emulation program and windows discovers it... it puts the information in the systems hard drive and forever afterwords you have startup problems and install problems.

Windows doesn't really erase the hard disk on a format command.

so a fresh install doesnt bother to reload windows system programs it skips right over it because it is already there.... and then reinstalls your new OS on the Hard disk...

Keep in mind the systems folder has information that is still there about your previous OS setup and whether you ever used a Validation workaround...

and it then corrupts your startup and install dlls

my question is... was it microsoft or some german Hacker that took over my PC

But I used KILL DISK to completely erase my Hard drive

Then a fresh install with win 7 enterprise free 3 month trial and it works just GREAT...
installs fast no issues.... it just works now....

A:Windows 7 This is WHY INSTALLS FAIL.....!

Could have been anything.

This is why we recommend cleaning the HD before install/reinstall: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hoping that someone has worked this out. I manage over 100 laptops. We use W10 Home on the laptops because the laptops are not on the domain at HQ. When I have an out of warranty HDD failure, I want to swap the old HDD with an SSD and perform a fresh install of W10 on the SSD. I keep running into issues with the bios or windows licensing stopping me.

It's all honest, even willing to pay for a Windows licence if I have to...how is it done?


A:Windows 10 Fresh Installs

Windows licensing should not be stopping you. When you upgrade a computer from a properly activated Windows 7/8/8.1, a digital entitlement gets stored on Microsoft activation servers. The digital entitlement is matched to the unique hardware ID of that computer. Simply upgrading from a HDD to an SSD should not affect the unique hardware ID. When a fresh install of Windows 10 is done on that same computer the hardware ID is sent to Microsoft activation servers where it is matched to the digital entitlement stored there and retrieved, activating Windows 10.

Here is what I would suggest:
First make sure your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and have the generic Windows 10 Home product key. Running a 10586 build of Windows if you go to the activation screen under settings, updates and security, it will say activated with digital entitlement. Run showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

Verify the Windows 10 product key is the generic key for Home:

If your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and using the generic product key, then I would suggest putting that generic product key in a pid.txt file:
Windows Setup Edition Configuration and Product ID Files (EI.cfg and PID.txt)


The pid.txt file gets saved in the sources directory of the Windows 10 install media. That will cause Windows 10 to install Windows 10 Home and not ask for a product key. It sho... Read more

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I need some help understanding Windows 10, costs and activation.
I upgraded all my PC's back when Win 10 released.
Now I want to go back to wipe out and install fresh.  
How will Win 10 know to activate?  
Is it tied into my Microsoft account?  
What about PC's that I don't use a MS account to sign in?
I attempted a clean Win 10 install on a laptop I replaced the hard drive recently and noticed "Windows is not activated" in the system properties.  I ended up putting Win 7 back on it instead.
What about performing future clean installs, especially after the July 29 free upgrade deadline?  If a PC that is upgraded to Win 10, crashes 6 months from now, how can I install Win 10 and have it activated?

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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
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition... Read more

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Heads up and an apology, but this is long, and may be confusing.First up; My O/S is Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bitPreface:Alright cool. So I've built this machine myself and have had it since Jul 07 with minimal problems, but none really with Vista itself. Come a few months ago, I decided to install Service pack 2 beta, and soon after that, upgraded my memory. Suddenly I'm getting graphical problems, and no amount of tinkering with drivers or uninstalling or reinstalling the video card fixes them. I chalk it up to the possibility of SP2 beta might be the problem. I try uninstalling, it won't.So, that leads me to now, where I've reformatted my system drive, and reinstalled Vista three times, two being with the help of Microsoft on the phone, and every time leads to dead ends and my main problem now: windows update won't update properly. First go, I have like 74 updates, and with them all selected I install them, the vast majority fail, maybe two succeed, I'm prompted to restart, I do, then I still get 74 updates available. I decided to try and nip this in the butt, and install each update one by one, starting with all the 'important' ones first. I get about 20 installed, which they all fail the first go, then install fine; until one just won't install no matter what I do (clearing windows\softwaredistribution\download\, stopping and starting the update service).I've tried installing service pack 1 with the standalone installer, but it gives me an "intern... Read more

A:Windows Update installs continously fail

If you've reinstalled Vista 3 times (and have made sure that all your drivers are installed), then the problem is probably not with Windows.2 possibilities that I can think of are:- a boot sector virus (this presumes that you just reformatted the partition that Windows is on - and not the entire drive)- failing hardwareSince you've tested the memory and it passed, the next suggestion would be to run a bootable diagnostic utility on your hard drive.I always recommend the utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive (rather than generic utilities) - as the manufacturer sometimes uses additional tests that are specific for their hardware. There's a list of the most common one's here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/I'd also try some scans to see if there's any evidence of a boot sector virus. Here's a link to some free, online scans. The reason for the online scans is that they'll detect stuff that may have gotten "behind" your current protection. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252Once all that's done (please let us know the results of the tests), also please let us know your system specifications. Please include the make and model of your motherboard so we can do a bit more research.

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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
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A:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance

Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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Laptop came with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I upgraded this to Pro using the Microsoft Store. When doing a clean install it installs Home without prompting, instead of Pro. Is there a way to force it to install Windows 10 Pro on a clean install?

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Hi, l've been having a constant issue with my computer and I can't seem to get out of this trouble no matter how many times I reinstall and even wipe out my hard drive.

I wiped out everything in my hard drive and installed windows 7 Ultimate for the '7th' time, and the same problems happen every single time.

Right after the install, it seems to work fine but as I install numerous windows updates as it recommended (almost forced me to, 'cause it does automatically), my computer becomes so slow in everything.

It doesn't start up, the menu and such looks as if I'm in a safe mode (blocky and old looking) even if I manage to start it up, have to wait more than 15min or even 1hr for it to respond.

The situation I'm having now is, the pop up message saying:
"Failed to connect to a windows service: windows couldn't connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This prevents standard user from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond"

Also, the computer has been failing at installing several updates such as:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2763523)(KB2719857)(KB2735855)(KB2750841)(KB2732059)

Because of that, it sometimes ran chkdsk on the boot screen and deleted/fixed files.

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A:Updates Fail, Slow Response, Fail to Connect to a Windows Service, etc

Please post
1) an MGADiag report -
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

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!

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.
2) Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I don't use this pc much but the last time I used it it was perfectly fine which was a while ago.
Now I turn it on for my ex's kid so he can play spore and whenever I start ANY game it freezes at the start of the game.
Thought it was a driver issue, changed drivers.
Then that didn't work so I changed the video card.
Then that didnt work so I ran memtest and the ram passed.
Then maybe thought the old XP install was borked so I put on win 7.
Still freezing so I changed out the hard disk altogether.

Pc specs:

Amd phenom II 9950
Asus M3A79-t deluxe
Ati 4870 x2
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC 6400
Pc power and cooling 750w psu

I *CAN* boot into safe mode with no issue and even to a normal desktop in the msconfig diagnostics mode but I cannot get online even with safe mode with networking.

The system event viewer says:
'The network list service service depends on the network location awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
the dependency service or group failed to start'

Application event viewer says:
'The winlogon notification subscriber GP client was unavailable to handle a notification event'
What the problems are:

PC freezes in XP when I try to launch a game
PC freezes in win7 after welcome screen but before desktop login
PC will boot in safe mode/msconfig diagnostic mode.

So far I have:

Tried 2 different win 7 copies
2 PSU's
2 hard disks
2 video cards, ATi and Nvidia
2 sets RAM
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A:Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

The motherboard has to be the issue here...

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I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as b1015.com (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again

A:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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

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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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The error code is CODE 800B0100
Two different updates have failed

A:Windows update fail fresh install

CheckSUR shows these problems...

Unavailable repair files:
servicing\packages\Packag... Read more

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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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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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I have 5 updates that fail to install. I have also tried to manually install them, but they still fail Here are the updates:






The error code I get is "800736B3". I ran MS FIXIT and it said they did not detect any problems.

A:5 updates fail to install through windows updates or manual?

Hello, have you tried:

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.

Its from this link: Windows Update error 800705b4

I know its a different error code but its worth a try.

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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 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?

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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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
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
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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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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 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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I have had a problem with updates failing for a couple months. I have worked with both HP and Microsoft's Vista support teams to no avail. i have tried five or six different methods at the request of the HP and MS support teams to overcome this problem.

i consistently get messages that "Host Proces for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" and that windows will notify me if a solution is available.

the updates generate an error WindowsUpdate_800706BA.

Windows Update does not work, Windows Media Center updates do not work, and now the HP Printer updates no longer work. I'm kind of hanging open here without any of the security patches, OS fixes, and other updates.

any new suggestions would be welcomed!! My MS support guys just stopped responding to my replies about three weeks ago. i fear i'm at the end of his script!!

the mobiledog

A:Windows Updates, and now other updates fail consistently

It's a time out error, network related.

What Internet connection are you using?

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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 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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More than half the programs I attempt to install on my computer (Windows XP Pro sp2, all updates installed) fail. For example, Quick Time gets up to putting the icon on the desktop and task bar, and suddenly deletes it and tells me the wizard has been interupted before it could completely install. Doom 3 suddenly exits most of the way. ATI UCI install goes most of the way, and suddenly exits. Installing the multemedia center warns me that the UCI is not installed and some programs may not work, installs anyway, and at the end gives a few errors about reg files that are in the temp folder. All hell is breaking loose.

Anyone ever hear of something like this happeneing?

A:Program Installs fail

also, these both use installshield scripting runtime- is there a way I can reinstall this?

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Hi there. Have been using xp for years and never ran into this problem: right now I am working on updating a pc running xp sp 3 that hadn't been used in a while. It has a cpu speed of 1.7 ghz, 512 mb of ram, and a 40 GB harddrive. Have been trying to install software for a printer and also for avg antivirus. Both fail. Somehow I am getting the vibe after trying several times that the install writes to a temp file during the process and it returns an access denied or not enough space in temp file. I have emptied the temp file after each fail. Didn't help. I checked in "My Computer', the page file is a min. 380 MB, expandable to 768. Also, the Harddisk is by far not full, not even half full. It's got 30 GB free space. Over the last 10 years I have installed hundreds of programs. Another thing I noticed, besides those install programs is that the pc takes a long time to install drivers for a usb drive for instance. That doesn't seem normal either to me. What could be wrong? I am at my wit's end. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

A:Software Installs fail

Test the RAM with "Memtest86" here: http://www.memtest86.com/

Download the iso image to make a bootable CD so you can test the ram without Windows running - that way more of the RAM will be able to be tested.

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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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on my Vista home premium SP2 fully updated PC when I try to install any program that writes to the Programdata folder the install fails because it cannot write to the required folder, in the latest incidence the folder was ProgramData\HP\DiditalImaging\Data\Destination\xxxx.dll. the error message is "Make sure you have access to that folder".

I have tried "take Ownership" but that did not work, this PC has only one user and this is a fairly recent problem, it started probably about a year ago, and it is driving me NUTS.

I would appreciate any input and help.



A:Installs fail at C:\programdata\xxxprogram

Make sure that SYSTEM and Administrators has full access to the ProgramData folder folder. Ownership should be SYSTEM or administrators and not a personal ID. My ProgramData folder is owned by administrators. Also On mine CREATOR OWNER also has full access.

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Running Win XP Pro SP3
AMD Anthalon 64 X2 5200+
MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard
Seagate SATA 500gb HDD
Kingston PC2-5300 667mgz 2gb RAM
HP DVD1040 Lightscribe DVD-R

All brand new pieces. Installed windows just fine. Proceeded to install programs.
NOD32 antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, AC3 filter, XVID, Winamp, Nero 7, WinRAR, VLC, and Utorrent. All installed just fine and PC re-started every time without issue. Now any time I try to run a program, either to watch a movie with VLC to burn a CD with nero, the PC freezes.

I re-set all my connections. Cleaned the RAM DIMMS and connections. And have started to run MemTest86. I started with memtest3.5 but it froze up on me 3 times. After reading on google I find v2.11 is more stable so I boot it. It ran to 80% or so and of test #8 it halted due to "Unexpected Interrupt". I am now running it again.

A:New build, fresh installs, PC freezing

if you suspect a possible ram stick bad...you could remove one and test pc performance with it out if no better reinstall that stick and remove the other stick and test again for performance issues..

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started having problems thursday night. I'm pretty sure I had some malware. I was getting a "Dcom Server Process Launcher Terminated Unexpectedly" message common with malware, so assumed that was the case. I had done some torrenting that week, i must have picked up something.

I scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot, and the eset online scanner and found nothing. So i reinstalled windows with a full format of my hard drive.

Got everything up and running again, played brink for a few hours and it freezes after a sleep session and subsequently won't boot. It won't go to safe mode or anything. the only windows i can get to is the boot repair screens that scan and return no help.

So today i reinstalled again (format again) and after getting up and running for some hours it starts having a few errors. I reboot it and the boot problems return and I can't get to any form of windows, safe mode or command prompt.

As i'm typing this topic on my laptop the pc in question boots to windows. I come to this site to get the downloads for the reports to run for spy/malware, and windows explorer has stopped responding, it restarts, over and over. I can't even click the start menu all it can do is close and try to restart windows explorer in a loop.

Can malware persist after a format? What on earth is going on here?

A:2 fresh W7 installs. cpu won't boot or safe

did you format the drive prior to installing win7? after reinstalling, did you go to the computer manufacturers website, search for your specific computer and download the latest drivers for your system?

you can also run HDDScan on your drive to see if it is going bad.

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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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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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The rest of the error message is as follows:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xFF1701F0, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804D9B64)

I've run the Intel utility which tested my drivers and they all seem to be ok. After backing up my data, I've now done three formats and fresh installs. I;m running XP Pro. I have gotten some great help here and I hope that someone can give me some direction. Keep in mind that I'm pretty much of a novice. Thanks in advance.

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Blue Screen following three fresh installs)

Did this computer ever work properly in the past? Were there any changes made to the hardware (Specifically the processor, memory or motherboard)? My memory isn't as great as it used to be when I was working as hands-on computer support but I would try running a memTest on your computers memory.Memtest link http://www.memtest86.com/download.htmlIf you do not want to download and run Memtest, I would suggest moving the memory into another slot(s) on the motherboard.

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G'day all. I've gotten good help here before, and am hoping someone can help here. Brand new custom made PC, i5-4460 8 8Gigs DDR3 Win 7 x64 (Home Prem) 1TB W.D. HDD.

User said the machine was "crashing" repeatedly, freezing for a period then resuming, and possibly rebooting (I will have to verify this one). We removed the machine, reinstalled Windows, and set it up again.

After a couple of days, same complaints. So we removed the machine, replaced the HDD and the ram, and reinstalled Windows 7.

Few days later, same thing. I will also have to confirm this, but I don't think there were crashes initially, which makes me suspect software, specifically Cabinet Vision, or Solid 8.0 which appears to be an add-on to C V.

I do not believe there were any BSODs, but am attaching the requested DM log as well, in the interests of being thorough. I am including all of the event logs as well as program and hardware information.

I hope this is sufficient information for someone to help me diagnose this, but of course, if I have left anything out, let me know and I will update. I have access to this PC via Teamviewer, so again, if I need anything else, I can get it.

Thanks again in advance for any help you can provide.

One final thing. I built several identical machines for this same company, all are apparently using the same software, and none of the others are having problems. Not sure it's relevant, but the machine was also moved from it's pr... Read more

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I need to make a disc image for whenever I do fresh installs.

Meaning, I want to make a copy of my HDD's image to use when I do a fresh install on my PC.

I don't need a simple back-up program, I want to be able to make an image of the whole drive (Registry files and all).

I don't want to spend the many hours it now takes to load XP and all the updates along with ALL the software that I use.

What are some programs out there that will allow me to do this ?

A:What Disc Image Software for Fresh Installs ??

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Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card
Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Crucial M500 Series 960GB SSD - CT960M500SSD1
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

My daughter has some interest in PCs so we decided to build a PC to see if it was something she wanted to do more of. We purchased the above part list and assembled them in an NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case.

After assembly we installed W7 Ultimate 64 Bit. The system crashed upon launching any game. Crashes were immediate reboots and most often not the BSOD, but there were an occasional BSOD as well.

After a few weeks of troubleshooting we reformatted and reinstalled everything but this time we did not install any of the ASUS Graphics card drivers. We let Windows do it on its own. That seemed to help reduce the crashes. Then I realized I could disable the on board graphics in the BIOS and did so. Maybe there were conflicts between the motherboard graphics and the ASUS Graphics card. Not sure.

So as of today I am happy to say we seemed to have resolved all crashing with the exception of the BSOD, which seems to happen about once a day. We leave the PC on all of the time. The BSOD crash will occur even when no one is using the PC.

So I am at a loss as to what to do. I found this wonderful site in a google search. I am s... Read more

A:Custom Build BSOD after two fresh W7 Installs

...finding more info on this site. I am going to run Memtest86+ V5.01 USB today to see if there is a problem with either my memory or motherboard memory slots. If no problems found after 8+ passes I will try Driver verifyer.

Since I purchased these parts in June, I would like to know if there are problems with any of my components now in order to get support from the manufacturer.

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Windows Vista Enterprise on an Active Directory 2003 Domain.

I've setup my users with a network drive "W:\" that keeps their data files.
This drive is mapped using the profile setting in Active Directory. I then
redirect the "Documents" folder to w:\documents on their local machiine.
That's all fine and good, but here's the problem.

When Installing software I get this error:
Error 1327: Invalid Drive "W:\"

I've tried installing several different programs, some install fine, most do not, it seem to be limited to the programs that use "InstallShield" as their installer.

When I change the documents folder back to it's normal location the programs
install fine.

Am I redirecting improperly, or is the Folder redirection in Vista not very
good at being "transparent" to program installations? I didn't have this
problem with XP using the same setup.

Any Ideas?

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As I stated in the title, nothing will update without failing, I can give you as much more information as you need, and I will attach a screenshot of my problem.

A:Many of my Windows Updates fail

1. Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)?

2.System Restore.
Have you a System Restore point created PRIOR to when your problems started?

3. Clear out your temporary downloads file and internet cache to remove any corruption from there.

To delete temporary update files

Open Computer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

Double-click the local hard disk where Windows is installed, typically drive C.

Double-click the Windows folder, and then double-click the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Double-click the DataStore folder to open it, and then delete all files and folders in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the Back button. In the SoftwareDistribution folder, double-click the Download folder to open it, and then delete all files in the folder. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

4. Run a check disk on the computer just to make sure the hard drive is okay etc.
Disk Check

5. Run disk cleanup
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use


6. SFC
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I have had several updates fail in the last few days and last night I got a screen blue screen that was much different than any BSOD that I have had in the past so am not sure if it represents the same thing as past BSOD. It was simply a blue screen with a frown and a message REFERENCE_BY_POINTER. I rebooted the computer and decided to try installing the failed updates one at a time and the first one I tried gave an error code 8007371b.

I did a search and found the following thread which seemed to be the same issues as I was having. I ran the first DISM scan and it gave the same error as the original poster so I ran the second command and again got the same message as he did.

I also checked the services and my Windows Module Installer is set to automatic rather than manual as was shown in the other thread but not sure if this would be causing the issues. I didn't follow any more of the instructions as I see at least one of the people providing advice is now banned but not sure why. I would suspect it was not for inappropriate advice but thought I would post and ask before continuing on with the recommendations in that thread.

I have edited the post and attached a screen capture that resulted from the DISM and SFC.

I also noted at the bottom of the original post there is a "Tip" with a link to reviversoft but am not sure if that was something provided by someone at eightforums or is an external ad as it appears to be part of the post and not below the line where... Read more

A:Several Windows updates fail

There is a deeper issue. Please start your own topic in BSOD section and check posting instructions to help you provide us with the data needed + CBS.log.

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hey, i just installed a new pc, ill post the specs at the end. i goto windows update, and when i click no any update, it says "failed" in half a second. it doenst even feel like it tried. i tried SP2 first, but it failed, but then i thought maybe it required SP1, so i went to install that but i got the same error. this goes for every single update including IE update and other small security updates, they all look the same.

forum wont let me post a pic so this is the exact error.

"Downloading Service pack 2 (update 1 of 1)...failed!"

my specs:
AMD 64 bit 3400+
Gigabyte Ga Pro motherboard
1024 gig RAM kingston pc3200 ram
geforce fx 5900 XT
160 gig WD harddrive


A:windows updates fail

There is a site called:

Windows Update Troubleshooter. You might like to look at it for interest.

I also found this page in the Windows Knowledge Base.


Hope you can access the first page mentioned. I can't, but I'm not using Internet Explorer, though I wouldn't have thought that would make a difference.

Also, certain software interfers with updating.



You will see that you may need to disable certain programs to allow Windows Update to operate.

I am sure someone else with be along to help you.


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I'm trying to fix/update a friends computer but their Windows updates fail to install. It is set up for automatic updates but from the update history it says that every time it tries to update it fails. I have tried a couple of fixes from the Microsoft site but these haven't worked.

Can anyone help please?

A:Windows Updates Fail

Worth a look: PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - http://www.pchell.com/support/windows_upda...t_install.shtml Louis

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