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Q: Windows XP Home SP1-Can't find windows updates, at the site but no updates, Please He

Windows XP Home SP1
I am helping a lady that her harddrive went bad so Dell put in a new one. I put the antivirus and some programs back on for her but I went to windows updates cause there should be a whole lot of updates there such as sp1 and all the updates that sp1 would have now (I told her she does not want sp2 right now) so where do I get the updates and how do I know what updates should be downloaded, it does not show any updates in add/remove programs and at the windows update site it only showed one update which I downloaded, but there has to be a whole bunch, anyone know anything about this?? Where to get the ones she needs and what ones they are??, Hope so Thanks

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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 found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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Use Windows Update to find driver updates

In Windows Update click Custom Install in the main column, and then click Select optional hardware updates in the left-hand column.

Windows Update examines all parts of your system to determine what needs updating and it may recommend more than just driver updates. It's a good idea to visit Windows Update regularly for driver updates and other non-critical updates.
 

A:Use Windows Updates to find Driver Updates

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I am working on one of our VP's laptops that was infected with LOTS of viruses and malware. I have run the following on it, which has helped but has not eliminated the problems: Super Anti Spyware, TCPIP Winsock Fixer, Microsoft Security Essentials (which I had to update manually as it couldn't get the updates directly), TDSS Killer (which found nothing), and finally ComboFix, which ran and initially complained that it detected a rootkit and had to reboot. I let it reboot and run though completely, but afterwards can still not get to the Windows Update site. I'm not sure what else to try but need to have this thing working by lunchtime tomorrow. Below is the ComboFix log...if anyone can make sense of it I would GREATLY appreciate the help. These viruses and malware have become what consumes a good portion of my day anymore. Usually I just reimage the machine, but due to the nature of this PC and the timeframe that I have to work on it, I have to clean it up. Here's the ComboFix log....thanks in advance guys!! WarnerComboFix 10-10-12.03 - dougw 10/14/2010 15:10:03.2.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.310 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\dougw\Desktop\PC Fixes\ComboFix\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\dougw\Applica... Read more

A:Can't get to Windows Updates site or MSE updates

I posted a problem yesterday and didn't get any responses yet. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but I'm working on a very time-sensitive laptop. I did some searching around on here and found a post by someone with an identical problem. One of the response team members (Gringo) posted some very detailed instructions for the original poster but they never posted back again so he closed the thread. So *I* followed his instructions, as listed here. At the end of his instructions, I have posted the logs that he requested of the other poster. Can one of you guys help me with this, please??? Thanks much! WarnerGringo's original reply to the other poster:Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the clean... Read more

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I have done 3 clean installs. It said it found 221 updates when I first checked, resatarted and it says I have only 6 updates installed and when I check for updates it says I am up to date, which I cannot be, with only 6 updates!!!

Troubleshooter said it couldn't find anything. I have went through multiple steps that include stopping Windows update service and restarting, deleting Software distribution, etc. NOTHING works, at all. This is crazy. I went from 8.1 to 10 and it checks and says I am up to date, but I am not, I only have a few updates. What the hell is going on? Is there NO Way I can download the latest updates to a disk and install that way? Not one "fixit" actually fixes anything and the trouble shooter is worthless too! It is a Dell Inspiron 4gb RAM 64 bit. This is nuts and I have never had this issue, for this long. It literally checked for updates for 3 days and nothing. Now it checks and says I am up to day, with only 6 updates installed

I tried this
net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

I did a complete re-install, then a reset, nothing I am still getting the service registration missing or corrupt. I have stopped and restarted the services, made sure they are automatics, etc. What the hell is going on!!

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Earlier, I had bookmarked a website listing Microsoft and Windows downloadable updates, for what seemed to be March or maybe April, 2016.  That bookmarked site is this:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/search/DownloadsDrillinResults.aspx?FORM=DLC&ftapplicableproducts=%5e%22Windows%22&sortby=-availabledate&q=&first=81

A:site listing MS, Windows Updates

That same link, 

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Earlier, I had bookmarked a website listing Microsoft and Windows downloadable updates, for what seemed to be March or maybe April, 2016.  That bookmarked site is this:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/search/DownloadsDrillinResults.aspx?FORM=DLC&ftapplicableproducts=%5e%22Windows%22&sortby=-availabledate&q=&first=81
 
 
Checking that same site tonight, the listing showing a page button at the bottom as "11", shows the issue dates to be from September, much more recent than when the site was bookmarked earlier this year.  I am HOPING that clicking through to 9 or 8, or clicking up through 12 or 13 or 14, that the page would display downloadable updates for October 2016.  If each listing entry really links to a separate downloadable installable file, that we could look for all the Vista updates and install each of them separately. 
 
I do not remember how I found the site, but must have been through some searching with first search engine and then through the Microsoft Site.  More recently while trying to follow links on the MS site, I have been unable to find anything like the page showing all these September updates.  I'm also surprised that no member on this board has mentioned or suggested the site earlier.
 
 
I will click through to look for any October updates and see if any are downloadable.  (and seemingly, Internet Explorer 9 WILL NOT download any Windows standalone installer update file... Read more

A:site listing MS, Windows Updates

That same link, 

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Hi Guys,
I am running Windows XP Media Centre Edition Sp2. When I try to go to 'windows updates' site I get an 0x8DDD0018, then when I try the fixes in 'services.msc' I get another error 1058. Have looked for answers everywhere and do not want to try anything I am not sure of. PLEASE HELP, I am worried about not getting the latest security updates.
Thanks in advance - Steve
 

A:Solved: No windows updates site!

I assume the fix in services.msc was enabling BITS as described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337

Also, can you verify Remote Procedure Call (RPC) startup type is Automatic and the status shows Started.
 

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.


Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful
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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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I'm having an odd problem. When I goto the Windows Update site, it scans my computer for updates I require. After choosing from the list I want to download, I start the download process. However, I keep getting the message that download failed for each of the files I try to download.

I can manually download updates by going to the downloads section of the MS site. I was able to use the update site about 6 weeks ago, however I have a feeling that by using AdAware, I might have deleted something inadvertently.

I have no problem downloading from other sites. I have disabled my firewall to see if that was causing the issue, but it didn't help.

Your assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to download updates from Windows Update Site

What version of XP are you running? (that is, which service pack do you have instaled?

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I'm trying to find where do Microsoft downloading the updates of the windows
I'm having XP PRO SP2 , and i try to make a Cd that contains the latest updates on the Microsoft site ..
so any suggestions about this matter ????
 

A:where to find windows updates

Store Windows Updates locally for subsequent installations
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/saveupdates.htm
 

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I'm trying to find where do Microsoft downloading the updates of the windows
I'm having XP PRO SP2 , and i try to make a Cd that contains the latest updates on the Microsoft site ..
so any suggestions about this matter ????
 

A:where to find windows updates

Duplicate Thread

Original Here - http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/662519-where-find-windows-updates.html
 

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When i try to search for updates in Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit OS using the start menu it says windows cant find updates. I have tried "fixing" it with the OS disk when the computer turns on and i have done a full system restore and neither seem to have done anything any and all advice would be greatly appreciated

EDIT will i have to re-install vista??

EDIT again Error(s) : Code 80070005 Windows Update encountered and Unknown Error

A:Windows cant find updates

do you have anti virus software or a firewall?

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it keeps saying that the webpage cannot be found after it searches for over 20 minutes. the internet connection is fine.
 

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Hi HP experts. Last night i made a clean install with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with service pack 1 included - when that said i can only see one update in installed updates, and its kb 976902. And i also installed the nessecary drivers, and Trend Micro as my Internet Security - so far so good. For about 12 hours Windows Update has now been running without finding any updates at all, and it keeps running. I have tried in Windows firewall to make a firewall rule for C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe - because i read somewhere that it might be the firewall that blocked Update - and i have tried to run the windows update diagnostic tool, and it said it solved a couple of things and then i restarted the laptop but still no luck. I hope that one of you can help me on the way to a functioning Windows Update, so do any of you have a solution ? It would be very much appreciated. Also i have to say that i have a reserve laptop, where i for a long time ago also made a clean install with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, and on that one it takes a very long time to run update also, but a least it finds something. So perhaps i a doing something wrong on both laptops ?

A:Windows update cant find any updates

Hi: Install both of these patches,  restart the PC and see if that gets Windows update to work for you. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

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Just before turning off the laptop late last night and because I'd not been notified in some time that Windows Updates were available, I checked for Windows Updates and then downloaded and installed 17 updates that were all marked recommended or important.  Unfortunately, I wasn't aware that MS had changed the Windows 10 nagware KB3035583 from optional to important, so it again got downloaded and installed also -- as I saw the Windows 10 icon in task bar this morning.  I finally got KB3035583 uninstalled and then hidden, so now the icon is gone.
 
However, two questions please.
1)  Per attached images, the Update page still reads for me to upgrade to Windows 10 now (I've never had this before), and when I display "show available updates", there's a download ready for Windows 10 but no KB number associated with it.  And I cannot seem to remove the checkmark next to this download.
 
2) On BC's home page, it says there are six critical updates that should be installed immediately.  None of these were included in the updates I installed last night October 15th, and when I check for "available updates", they are not listed.  How can I get these critical updates?
 
Thank you for you assistance.
 
 
 
 

A:Can't find Windows critical updates

I guess no one is interested in helping with this.  As with topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593361/failure-to-download-updates-error-code-80073712/, I have run the Windows Update Troubleshooter two times and get the same result (image attached).  The Troubleshooter says the error 8024402c is not fixed; but in the report section, it says it is fixed.
 
I reset the wuauserv through command prompt and now the Windows Update is red X as not working at all, saying I've never updated, but the "installed updates" page show the 459 updates that are installed.
 
According to the Microsoft community, my error,  0x8024402c refers to this API error description - WU_E_PT_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.
 
Also, there's a CbsPackageServingFailure2 that occurred at about the same time this morning that the update wouldn't work.
 
Source
Windows Modules Installer
 
Summary
CbsPackageServicingFailure2
 
Date
‎10/‎16/‎2015 10:33 AM
 
Status
More data required
 
Problem signature
Problem Event Name:     CbsPackageServicingFailure2
Stack Version:    6.1.7601.18766
Package:    Package_for_KB2952664
Version:    6.1.14.2
Architecture:     amd64
Culture:    unknown
Status:     80070643
Failure Source:   CBS Other
Start State:      Installed
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DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth give me no errors, repaired with image_health tool of this forum. SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files, here log.SFC Details.txt

A:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

RE : SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files

Please run this image restorehealth command............................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

If it fails to finish and you get an error message " sources file could not be found ", then use this Tech Bench link below and download the ISO file. You need to do that because you need the Install.wim file which only Tech Bench will provide.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

Once you have the iso downloaded, right click at the ISO > click Mount > leave it there.
Then open the same command prompt (Admin), and copy and paste this................

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

Note : H is the drive where the iso is mounted. Change it if your driver letter is different.

When it is completed, you should get the report that the operation is successful.
Now run the sfc /scannow again. It should be ok this time.

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My computer hasn't installed an update since November. I keep running Windows Update and it says I'm up to date. What would prevent it from finding available updates? (Windows 7 Pro, SP1)

Thanks

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My Dell laptop has not been able to install the newest 2018 updates for Windows 7.  A total of 8 fail to install every night.  I have turned off my McAfee firewall to reinstall - failure.  I have tried installing the 6 lesser important &
smaller updates (5 downloaded, 1 failure) only to find that when laptop was restarted all failed to install.  System reverted.  What to do now?  I am NOT a techie and don't want to fiddle around with folders that I am not famiiar with.

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I am working on deploying the IE Site Discovery at my company and on the few machines I've tested against the WMI container of root\cimv2\IETelemetry does not exist despite being on IE 11 and running the latest patches directly from Windows updates.
I am specifically bypassing our WSUS server and going to Windows updates to ensure I am getting everything.
I had no issues deploying this to my home network running Windows 7 Pro and 8.1 Pro. The only major difference is the Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise SKUs used by the OS at my company.
Is there a hotfix I can key off of that would definitely tell me I should have that WMI entry or what can I do to get that created? Until that is created I am not able to run the Enterprise Site Discovery v2.1 toolkit script.

This is the output I get currently running the powershell script.
PS C:\Temp\Enterprise Site Discovery v2.1> powershell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\IETElemetrySetUp-Win8.ps1
Get-WmiObject : Invalid namespace "root/cimv2/IETelemetry"
At C:\Temp\Enterprise Site Discovery v2.1\IETelemetrySetUp-Win8.ps1:79 char:25
+             $security = Get-WmiObject -Namespace root/cimv2/IETelemetry-Class _ ...
+
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-WmiObject], Management   Exception
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A:IETelemetry WMI container missing after all Windows updates - Unable to enable Site Discovery

I found my own answer. The administrative account I was using in our test domain was not able to launch powershell "as admininistrator" due to a one way domain trust issue. Powershell would launch, but would not specify "administrator"
at the top. Once I ran with an account that did not have the trust issue, the commands went through.

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Sorry I hav'nt done this for some time and have forgotten where to find MSP Updates to include in the Update Folder.
So as to include as many updates as possible to reduce the amount needed After an install.
Also how to Determine Which Updates I would need .

A:Office 2010 Where to find msp updates to include in Updates Folder

These MS websites might help you. Follow the links within these for more info as well.

Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...deployprevious

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Due to a problem with BITS I cannot currently download updates using Windows Update. I can download them manually and install them from the Microsoft website. Unfortunately I can only find the required updates but not any of the optional ones. Does anyone know where I can find these? Even if I search for the update number the search comes back empty. Also, if you would like to help with the BITS problem please look at my profile to find the other thread.

A:Can't use windows update - Where can I find optional updates?

Let's fix BITS instead.

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Farbar Service Scanner Download

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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I'm using a Toshiba Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. The computer is used only occasionally and, when opened, it usually downloads numerous Windows updates and installs them automatically. Before today, the last updates (84) were installed 7/26/2015, before that on 6/10/2015 5 updates were installed, before that on 5/24/2015 19 updates were installed. Today when the computer was opened, Windows tried to find and download updates and ran continuously without downloading any updates. I ran the Windows Update troubleshooter and it fixed some problems but also reported discrepancies that it could not fix (Error 0x80070057(2015-09-20-T-03_12_40P). I installed Hotfix for Windows (KB947821) apparently without results. I ran chkdsk and sfc scannow. The log produced after scannow, said "Access Denied when I tried to open it. I have the SR tagged lines in the log file from C:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log which appears to show that several lines have discrepancies which were not fixed. I have no idea how to repair them.

Now the good news. After multiple restarts in the processes described above, Windows Update found, downloaded and installed 42 updates. Upon shutdown and restart it finished the installation of three of them and all appear to be current.

Now the however, Windows update troubleshooter still reports two "not fixed" errors: "Windows update error 0x80070057(2015-09-20-T-10_39_56P)" and "Problems installing recent updates."
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I did a factory restore. HP g60 445Dx laptop. windows says its checking for updates but it never stops checking and never finds anything. I know there are updates. how come its not finding and downloading them?

any ideas whats going on and how to fix this? found some answers in a google search that never worked.

thanks.

A:windows wont find and download updates.

Just wait. For some reason after Ten shipped, updates have been taking a very long time.

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I have windows 7, Ive tried to update windows, but keeps looking for updates for mo than 12 hours. I've tried some options to download fixs alone, but they also look for updates, same thing.

Please help me!!

Thanks!

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On a fresh installation of Windows 7 with SP1, why does it take a full day to find updates?  I am not talking about downloading and installing, just finding the updates? 

Also, since there are so many updates out there, since SP1, don't you think it's about time you release SP2 with all those updates?  This way we can download them all and install them at once.
Thank you,
LB

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I performed the highest ranked reply here https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1969e78b-f2cd-4d6a-97d4-a378e613d0ba/installation-gets-stuck-on-update-for-microsoft-windows-kb2999226?forum=vssetup

This involves creating a .bat file:


*******Start File Below********

regsvr32 MSXML3.dll /s

net stop wuauserv

cd /d %windir%\SoftwareDistribution

rd /s /q DataStore

net start wuauserv

 regsvr32 softpub.dll

 regsvr32 mssip32.dll

******End File Above*******



Ever since doing this, KB2999226 installed correctly. However, Windows update shows that I have only one update in my update history, even though there are seemingly the correct number of updates in the "Installed Updates" window. It also shows
that I have never checked for updates. When I check for updates, it scans indefinitely (I have tried leaving it overnight with no change.) Previous to applying KB2999226,
there were about 23 optional updates

Can I recover my Windows Update function?

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I have a new computer I built. I installed Windows 8.1 and all the updates I could find.

Next, I installed my copy of Office 2007, but I cannot locate the download site for it's
updates.

Anyone have a link to the latest updates for Office 2007 ?

Thanks,

RichardS

A:Where Do I Find Office 2007 Updates Fro Windows 8.1

Look at #2 in the linked page: Office - Microsoft Download Center

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Hello,I'm new here but can't see if anyone else has posted this problem.I have a Sony Vaio loaded with Windows XP home and Internet Explorer 7. Microsoft keep sending auto updates and when my comp downloads them, I.E.7 ceases to access the WWW. If I do 'system restore' it's ok till the next update and it repeats again.I'm sure there must be settings I can change but I don't know where. Anyone help please?P.S. Microsoft will not help by email. They want 38 pounds plus vat to ring a premium rate phoneline to get the answer!RegardsAngie.Moderator Edit: To add a topic descriptor. ~ Animal

A:Auto Updates And Windows Xp Home.

Have you tried allowing the updates to install?

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My Dad has a Dell with XP Home and he had to Repair the OS because of issues of files he may have deleted by accident.
The fix went well with help from Dell, and everything worked except I noticed he kept getting a yellow shield stating that there were updates downloaded and ready to install.
O.K., I went to the icon and chose all updates (91) to be installed.
It started the process (Updates were already downloaded) and then all of a sudden it stopped and said that all updates failed. In my haste I forgot to write the code error but it was something like Xoooe5 or something like that.
I did try to do a single update install also with the same result.
Should something stop the updates?
The system has SP2, and it is a legal version. (I did verify it)
Any ideas??

A:Windows Xp Home Will Not Apply Updates

Go to Start > Run (type) "regsvr32 wups2.dll" (without the quotes)

Retest and let us know

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Hello all
 
I've got an 8-year-old Sony Vaio laptop (Intel 1.86Ghz; 2 GB RAM) that's running Vista SP2. I don't use it very often these days as I use Mac OS both at home and at work now.
 
However, I've recently had to do some work in Serif Page Plus and I've been using the laptop again. I updated MBAM and installed Kaspersky on it for AV protection (I used MSE in the past but had a spare licence for Kaspersky Total Security and decided to make use of it.) 
 
I've been trying to update Vista. It usually just shows 'Checking for Updates' but doesn't do anything. This morning it did report in the taskbar that it had downloaded updates up to 50%, but when I clicked on the 'New Updates Available' message in the taskbar, it just went back to 'Checking for Updates'. It's been 4–5 hours and nothing has changed. According to the list of updates, the last install was in 2011. That sounds about right, as that's probably the last time I used the laptop. 
 
As far as I'm aware (sorry – I'm really out of practice with Windows these days!) it's not possible to manually download updates via Internet Explorer like it was with XP?
 
Any help on this would be much appreciated. I'd really like to get it updated so that it is as secure as it can be while online.
 
ETA: Sorry. In my haste to post this while working I've just realised there's a topic a little way down the page about the same issue. I'll read through it and report back.

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Im not able to find any windows important windows updates it gives me this code 0x80190194 and system cannot determine vulome of drive just before the welcome screen for my password please help.

A:Windows Update not able to find important updates 0x80190194

Are you saying that you are unable to actually load Windows to your profile?
What happens if you attempt to boot to either Safe Mode, or Last Known Good Configuration?

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Hi,

I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise SP1.

I have Office 2013 Professional Plus.

Whenever I check Windows Update for updates, it never seems to bring up updates for Office.  I assume there have been at least some updates to Office 2013 since it was released?

My Windows Update screen tells me:

"You receive updates: For Windows only."

When I click the "Find out more" to get updates for other MS products, all that happens is the IE opens up on a page that says "Use your Start menu to check for updates"

So... how do I get Windows Update to check for updates to Office 2013?  I feel very confused--I mean, shouldn't I be able to set Windows Update to check for updates for a whole host of MS programs (Silverlight, .NET, Office, etc.)?
I've tried changing the Windows Update settings to include other Microsoft products but there's no option to do so when I check.

Any insight would be appreciated! Someone recommended I ask here because I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise.

A:Windows Update won't find updates for Office 2013?

So the thing that finally worked was installing Silverlight, which apparently can force Windows Update to include/adopt Microsoft update.  Once that was installed, Windows Update recognized a huge number of Office updates.

Why no other avenues to make the Microsoft Update option show up and get it "switched on" worked is totally beyond me.

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So ive found certain machines do this. Dont know why. Fresh load and I try to install the convience updates. First one goes fine. The big update sat for over 24hours searching. Ive seen about 3 out of 20 machines that have done this one. Gaveup on it and updated the agent to the newest one. Its been searching for updates since friday and hasnt found anything just still searching.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Fresh load, windows updates wont find..

Another new member of the MS hates W7 users.

You are not alone.

quickest way ive found to update, change the WU updates settings from X to Y and back again tick recommended
BUT let me choose..

Roy

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Hi, I recently formatted my Dell Inspiron Duo netbook, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I installed all of the software which I run on it without any problems.

When I try to update Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus (32bit) Windows Update only finds a few updates, and after they're installed it doesn't find anymore updates. It doesn't even find Office 2010 SP1.

{Note: I had no problems with other updates like Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or other Microsoft updates.



I tried uninstalling Office 2010 and installing it again but nothing changed. The privacy settings which show up the first time you run an Office application I set it as "Recommended settings".

I also tried downloading Office 2010 SP1 (32bit) and when I tried to run it an error came up saying something like version mismatch (I presume that you need to install other updates before running the setup & I also tried to download an other update but the same error came up.)

I didn't have this problem before I formatted the computer.}

I hope I gave a detailed description of my issue, and thanks.

A:Windows Update can't find Office 2010 Updates

Hello BondClint,

* To enable us to to better help you we need the KB error number.

* How long have you had this problem? { days, weeks?}
Links for you to read...

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 technical problems

How to use the Inbox Repair tool with the click-to-run version of Outlook 2010

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

Repair or remove Office 2010 - Outlook - Office.com

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A:Windows Vista checks for updates but doesn't find any

Good news.

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Ive had a few problems of late, but my windows updates dont work, they have been looking for updates for the past 24 hours, ive done the CBS thing and have this on my desktop now ....... any ideas?

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I've only recently realised that my Windows 7 computer will not allow Windows Update to basically, run.

The last time it successfully ran was late August and every attempt since fails with Error No: 80096001

I cannot even run the SURT tool as requested by the Windows Update posting Instructions thread. Same error number in fact.

I have run the sfcscan as directed, and the logs are attached.

Once again, I look forward to some nice lady or gent offering help with thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Update fails to even find updates (error:

The SFC scan reports that it repaired a file -

Code:
Line 83190: 2013-10-02 17:08:56, Info CSI 000001da [SR] Repairing 1 components
Line 83191: 2013-10-02 17:08:56, Info CSI 000001db [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 83194: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001dd [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:24{12}]"imageres.dll" from store
Line 83203: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001df [SR] Repair complete
Line 83204: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001e0 [SR] Committing transaction
Line 83208: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001e4 [SR] Unable to complete Verify and Repair transaction because some of the files that need to be repaired are in use. A reboot is required to complete this operation.
Line 83209: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001e5 [SR] Repairing 1 components
Line 83210: 2013-10-02 17:08:57, Info CSI 000001e6 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 83213: 2013-10-02 17:08:58, Info CSI 000001e8 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:24{12}]"imageres.dll" from store
However, I'm not convinced that the repair worked properly...

Please run another SFC scan - if it claims that all is well, please attempt to run the CheckSUR/SUR... Read more

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Hi
I am a network manager in a school in Australia, we have Windows 2012R2 Domain and we have a BYOD program for our students and staff. The staff are using Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 & 10) (not domain members) and the students are using an Acer Windows
8.1 & 10 Home device.
Windows Updates are a real problem as we have a relatively small internet bandwidth updates are constantly taking up a large portion of it. This is creating problems with the surface 3's as well, as we have docks on each desk to mirror to TV's and Data projectors,
but the dock won't work during an active update.
The question is can I put in a WSUS server that will serve Windows Updates to Windows 8.1 & 10 Home & non domain member Surface Pros that connect to our network to manage Windows Updates locally?
If this can be done can I get some information of how?
Thanks
Glen

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A:Windows 10 Home alert when updates are available (Like in Windows 7)

How to stop Windows 10 auto updates

follow the registry one, worked for me
 

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I got my vista home premium update (as usual) and i turn it off after it was over.
When i started the next day it was configuring the updates in the third step and it didn't even move from 0% and the it got restarted, and it was the same story over and over until the battery died...
WHAT CAN I DO!?

A:Windows home premium updates crash

MS about this The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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hi allneed a bit of help. at present i don't have a home page, i just get microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll. even if i set google as my home page i still get this in the address bar.also i can't access windows updates, i get the same message in the address bar.i'm also getting pop-ups all the time saying to download winantivrus scan here's my hijack this log.thanks in advance for any help/advicewardy Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 06:10:58, on 11/07/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ULI5289\ALi5289.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\applications\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\update\updmangr.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = \blank... Read more

A:No Home Page + Can't Access Windows Updates

Hi,Welcome to BleepingComputer. I will be more than happy to help you work on your problems.Please give me some time to review your log as this can be a lengthy process. As soon as a BleepingComputer Staff Expert reviews my fix, I will post it for you.In the mean time, if any problems occur. Please let me know.Please only use this topic to reply to. Do not start another thread.The fixes we will use are specific to your problems and should only be used for this issue on this machine.If you?re unsure of anything at all please stop and ask!

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