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Q: Can't update win7

I have a 2015 Lenovo laptop that somehow lost the Win8 backup partition. I have a new laptop so decided to install Win7 Pro on the older laptop since I have a disc. Only problem is it's a 32 bit version I installed on a 64 bit machine. The only drivers I can find for the laptop are 64 bit. Now I can't get online or do much of anything.

I have the key for the win8 os but can't seem to update machine as I can't get online. Is a Win8-10 disc my only option?

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Preferred Solution: Can't update win7

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.)

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Hello I'm Having Problem Updating My Windows 7 Ultimate into Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


I Tried Using System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011] But an Error Pops Up


Please HELPP!!

A:Win7 Ultimate Update Failed to Win7 Sp1 Error Code 80073701

It is mostly caused due to corrupt language packs. Can you uninstall all language packs, reboot the PC, and then try to install the service pack again?

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Hey, I have two questions:

I am running Win7 dualbooted with WinXP, everything works fine. I want to get rid of the XP partition, and keep the Win7 one only, but there is a problem. THe partition on which XP is installed is set as system and active. I've googled around but I've found no easy solutions to this. Any ideas on how to do this without reinstalling the OS?

My second question would be about the Win7 update: I installed the 7100 build, when it got released, but as I saw now, the latest builds are like 7200+. Are the changes updated on my build somehow, or I would have to reinstall to have the new build?

Thx.

A:Win7 dualboot AND Win7 update question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw


Hey, I have two questions:

I am running Win7 dualbooted with WinXP, everything works fine. I want to get rid of the XP partition, and keep the Win7 one only, but there is a problem. THe partition on which XP is installed is set as system and active. I've googled around but I've found no easy solutions to this. Any ideas on how to do this without reinstalling the OS?

My second question would be about the Win7 update: I installed the 7100 build, when it got released, but as I saw now, the latest builds are like 7200+. Are the changes updated on my build somehow, or I would have to reinstall to have the new build?

Thx.


To see the changes in the different builds, you'd need to install those builds. Its not really cruicial, but there a few noticable differences once you get to 7232. It just feels more stable.

And to fix your boot problem, PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE CONFIRM THIS BEFORE DOING IT, I'm pretty sure if boot into windows 7 and you open computer, right click the white space and hit properties to open the 'system' page, then in the left panel click on advanced system settings. A new window will come up. make sure the advanced tab is selected, and hit settings under startup and recovery. There will be a new window with a box that says default operating system. On yours it should say xp. Open the box and choose Windows 7 and that SHOULD fix your problem. please have someone confirm this tho, I dont ... Read more

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Cannot update, attempting to upgrade to Win 7 professional. Discovered automatic updates were fried for some time and the system did not have SP1, which is apparently required for the upgrade.

I see similar threads, each seems to require advanced individual registry repair so starting my own - if there is a generic fix please reply with it and I can give it a shot. I have tried the normal tools to fix without change- see below.

Symptoms:
Windows updates fails with an error code 8007370B - Windows Update encountered an unknown error

I have run SURT several times successfully
I have run Fixit 50202, MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.133286320513446086.5.1.Run,
Each returns 'Repair Windows Update components' and 'Windows Update components must be repaired'
All claim to have fixed the problem (no change, naturally)
Attempted to run SFC /scannow from an elevated prompt and it fails with 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation'. Same behavior when attempted from Safe Boot.

Downloaded and attempted to install SP1 locally, both the all platforms version and the Win7 x64 version. Both fail with errors.

Ran the Norton remover tool and Macafee remover tool - think Norton came with the system but was never activated, ran the Macafee remover tool just to be sure.

Have renamed the Softwareupdate folder without any change.


Uploaded CBS logs
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A:Win7 home update fails, error 8007370B - cannot update, install SP1.

See most of the repairs require the components file as well

Download COMPONENTS.zip from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

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My problems are essentially those expressed in many previous posts, but specifically this one here was most pertinent (aside from the specific updates of course): Win7 x64 - Unable to Update, Error 800b0100

Here is a list of the updates that are giving me trouble...

Important:
[LIST][*]Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2631813)

Optional (but I am pretty sure I need a couple of them to fix other, non-Win issues):
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2488113)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2492386)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2511250)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2515325)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2541014)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982018)

I too have followed all the steps mentioned in the post I have cited, and have attached the same documentation as well in hopes of expediting a solution. Ultimately my hope was that some kind soul would be willing and able to provide a customized solution similar to what the previous poster, CoolStory, received from the user niemiro. Thanks in advance and will be sure to check back shortly!

A:Multiple Update Failures / Win7 x64 - Unable to Update, Error 800b010

From the SFC report, it looks like it found a couple of errors in the .NET 3.5 installation - and fixed them (together with a faulty bmp file)
Have you also run a CHKDSK? - often a random error can indicat file system problems, so it would be worth running CHKDSK C: /R and seeing if that helps.

Niemiro hopefully will be around later to assist - but there's nothing in your reports that suggests anything specific he can do.s

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HI!
I am getting an update error 80070643 when I am trying to install update KB 2823180. help!

A:win7 32 bit update error 80070643 for update KB 2823180

Hello tbhotica and welcome to the forums

We can't help you without details on your problem: Windows Update Posting Instructions

Tom

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A couple of weeks ago I got error messages from Security Essentials when restarting a PC (Win7/32, SP1). I could not uninstall the program using the Control Panel, so I used the FixIt-utility from Microsoft.
This made things worse.
I am not able to run Windows Update anymore (error code: 80073712 ? Windows could not search for new updates).
There are no system restore dates going back before I started having the problems two weeks ago.
When running sfc /scannow (as admin) I get the following error message:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
Tried the same function using the Win 7 (SP1) install disk. Get the following error:
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.
Restarted several times with the same results.
Since SFC was not working I tried to do a repair install. During the compatibility check I got this message:
Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.
I have tried several reboots and also checked for a pending.xml file. Nothing.
Any suggestions/ideas? It is a standard PC I use for Office apps.

A:Update error 80073712, SFC not working, cannot update Win7

Hello asiaviking and welcome to the forums

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own. Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

dism /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
Right-click on the Command Prompt window and click Select All, this will invert all of the colours by selecting the text, now press enter. All of this text is now copied.
Paste (Ctrl+V) it into your next post please.
Can you also post the requested data please?

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Tom

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Yes, I have my product keys for all 4 versions.
2 win7pro oem 64bit, Only 1 disk for pro, other I seem to have misplaced at the moment.
+ 2 win7home retail 1- 64bit, the other dell 32bit pc .recovery disks for the 2 home ver. with all the extra crap they cram into retail pc's.


Objectives:
1. maybe a clean install on all 4 pc's, ( yes, I will make backups and additional copy for safety).
2. Run win10 check prior, to see if any issues, might be with the old dell home dual (for email only), and my six core win7pro.
3. If no issues found, run win10 on all 4, while still available for free upgrade.
4. if problems found, revert back to win7 for the affected dell pc and my older six core win7pro.

Does anyone have any useful suggestions?
A.) Is there a way to download the win7pro with all current updates onto 1 pc, then prior to activating it, copy it over to the other win7pro pc ( I will install ssd's into pc's.) use hd's for data and backups.

B.) do the same with the retail pc's,as A.)

Then activate both with their own different unique product keys that I have. Bought both oem at Frys.
(Yes, I have my separate product keys for the each respective pc.)

A:win 10/win7 update for 2 win7pro oem+ 2 win7home retail pc to update

Hi,

You might look into this it is the newest way to update after a clean install,
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

The only update that keeps changing is the last to get the update system working,
July update rollup KB3172605 to replace June's KB3161608

As far as using the same for other machines ?
How to make an updated ISO with Windows 7 SP2 Convenience Rollup so Windows Update works

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Hi guys.
i just install new windows on my laptop but there are some problem according to windows update.
its keep searching update for a long time and only update a few of them. The others failed..

here i provide my scenario installing:

1. my disk partition are GPT at first.
2. successful install windows 7
3. activate using Re-loader (failed-loader doesn't support GPT partition)
4. convert my partition to MBR - activate windows successful
5. install all software that i need for study.
6. when installing WAMP there are problem occur.
7.
8. search the solution on GOOGLE. then its say that i need to update windows and install latest vcredist.
vcredist - updated
windows update - Unsuccessful

thanks for any help.




Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q6MMK-KYK6X-VKM6G
Windows Product Key Hash: 289NoAWl2ZoVfuieux/315WkDIc=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00173
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {555FA4F8-4018-4781-AF89-69A92794EF3A}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:... Read more

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Should i update my win7 ? & tell me how to update...?



PLz HeLp Me OuT ???

A:How to update my win7 ?

Its simple I will tell you how

Go to search type windows update

Then when update appears click on it

Then just check for updates

It is probably set on automatic update if you did not change it.

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Yesterday my dear Win7 downloaded an update by itself, even tho I've disabled it for good (looks like that doesn't matter, I mean, I want those updates even tho I don't...right?)

and so I turned off my PC at the end of the day, and before shutting down it did it's usual "Configuring my a**" thingy
and today I turned it on just to find that Windows doesn't know how to install updates, because it' configuring and figuring out for about 1hr 17m and 43s (yes, I've mesured it)...so I figure yeah it's too dumb to do what it's made to do, that's why I've disabled them in the first place, so I restarted my rig, just to find myself yet again at "Failed updateing, reverting changes"... so I have sat there, with my stopwatch on, and after 30 so minutes, I decided that I don't want Win98 - how long it took, it wouldn't suprise me at all....so somehow it got a hold of it's mind and finally I got my desktop....after an hour of cleaning s*hit up and constant lagging, I did system restore and got an even more lagged out situation....so to cut it short

-Why did it install and download updates when I disabled that s*hit long ago
-Why is it dumb and can't install so basic thing?
-What can cause this lags (except Windows)?
-And how to solve it before I go back to Ubuntu and plead to recieve me back?
Thank you.
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A:Win7 update ***** up everything

Here are specs, and updates that have failed

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I have win7 and I have an update for a FREE win 10 verson.
 
And it stays in my System tray by the Clock.
 
And every now and then it Pops Up a window for me to Update.
 
I right click on the Win Icone in the System try to see if I can click NO or EXIT.
 
But it has nothing like this.
 
The menu Options just say Upgrade    Checkout new win10    Go to win 10 Website.
 
How do I get rid of this thanks.

A:win7 update help

I can relate to you on this after I downgraded from Windows 10. First, you need to disable the icon and notifications: Click on the arrow next to the icons>Customize>and set GWX to "hide icons and notifications". Getting rid of it for good requires you do this. Go to this page and follow the instructions on uninstalling the Windows 10 upgrade assistant.

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Well every time i try to update i cant... I can only update windows 7 when im logged as a build in administrator and i dont want to switch every time i do update on windows from my regular account on administrator... here is the picture i get when i try to update ...

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8743/updatej.png

How can i enable it for every win7 user i have... TnX!

A:Can't update my win7 ...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Danilo


Well every time i try to update i cant... I can only update windows 7 when im logged as a build in administrator and i dont want to switch every time i do update on windows from my regular account on administrator... here is the picture i get when i try to update ...

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8743/updatej.png

How can i enable it for every acc i have... TnX!


You have set up you computer to only allow admins to update. are you the admin?

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which would be best choice? purchase new pc or go the expense and effort to update old pc  (Dell XPS 410)?
 
any help, idea appreciated
 
 

A:buy new pc with Win7 or update old pc that has XP

You can download the Windows 7 upgrade advisor and see what items if any need to be upgraded. Usually a computer that runs XP will have a hard time running Windows 7 but I think your computer would be capable of easily running Windows 7.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor
 
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19299208.aspx

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I just had to do a clean install of a retail Win7 SP1 Pro to my laptop. The os loaded, fine, however, Windows update runs, but continuously says SEARCHING FOR UPDATES. I have ran the Microsoft update and BITS troubleshooter, but no change in results. I have run the update program in excess of 12 hours on several occasions. Any ideas? 

A:Can't use Win7 update

RobertInTx Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!This is now a well-known problem with Win7 and Windows Updates -- as MS is focusing their resources on Win10. I have run into the same problems -- and the steps outlined below fixed them for me: Download these updates before starting the installation process and copy them to a USB flash drive.Disconnect the network cable or disable the WiFi.Install these two updates from the flash drive before connecting to the network and running Windows Update.KB Links:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605Have to stop the Windows Update service BEFORE installing each of these: net stop wuauservNOTE: KB3172605 supercedes KB3161608 which supercedes KB3102810Good Luck

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Hi all
My win7 system will not install updates. I have tried to follow leads from the web but to no avail. I have a long list of "failed installs". Any advice appreciated.
 

A:Win7 will not update

bigtelbmw said:


Hi all
My win7 system will not install updates. I have tried to follow leads from the web but to no avail. I have a long list of "failed installs". Any advice appreciated.Click to expand...

There may be other updates currently installing.
You may not have a legitimate version of Windows. Do you? Click Start > Right click "Computer" > Scroll Down. Is Windows Activated?
Are there any error codes you receive when it tells you there are "failed installs"?
 

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Recently I used Acronis to restore to an earlier version...much earlier.
As a bit of info, I have several partitions and keep Win7 on it's own, and different data (data only) on the others.
So I retored C: (os only) to a nice known (more or less) clean state, and I also elected to restore the MBR and Track 0 as well. This is because I have suspicions...but that is a larger issue which I will be addressing at another time.
At any rate, the computer thinks it is 2012 as far as windows updates in concerned, and I had a massive 170 uptates to dLoad and install....so be it.
 
During the updating, my anti-virus program Webroot, popped up saying a file wanted to access the internet. The file was from C:...something something flashplayer...so I blocked it. Of course Adobe wants to update it's stuff too, but one thing at a time. I got a couple more like that, that more or less made sense what they were and I blocked as well, I think I let one thru as it didn't seem to be adobe and thought it was maybe part of the update process. But then I saw something like this:
 
A file is requesting access to the internet
S:\348h&12eq99234.exe
 
That is not the exact jibberish (I do have screenshots), but I'm sure about the .exe part.
The other thing is that drive S: has nothing to do with the os, but it is where I keep movies and other downloads. I blocked it. I got several more the same...about 3 or 4 all told.
So my question is:
When doing a windows update, does the process E... Read more

A:Win7 Update .exe wants internet.

It is my opinion that if you started fresh with your OS, then attached a drive to it that was NOT cleaned and erased, then you have likely re-infected your system. A file can exist for a short period of time, being created to "phone home" and then deleted when done or failed, resulting in you being unable to locate it. Additionally, it could exist buried somewhere hidden within a folder.  I am not sure what video's you have, but if they are illegally downloaded you should be aware that they often come with hitchhikers, meaning they could be the source of any infection.  This could be true of a picture or document as well, although it is much easier if it is an MSI or EXE file. So you must assume that you are infected, especially with the source being an unknown file and from a drive that is not your C drive (there are exceptions to this "rule" but they are few and unlikely in the given scenario).
 
So, lets start over:
 
*Do a fresh install of a KNOWN GOOD system....either the original disks or hidden partition for recovery that came with your system, or a brand new OS install purchased from Microsoft (in this case).
*Do NOT connect your S drive, or any other media of any sort to the computer, this includes CD's not used in the install and thumbdrives, cameras, etc. 
*Connect the now "newborn" computer to the internet and download all of the MS updates. Do NOT block them, your computer will still be clean.
*Then download your antivirus and s... Read more

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Hi there,

Ive run into a problem that I cant solve myself, although I have tried.... I have an Asus M4a78 Pro MB, 4gb ram, a 1tb Barracuda drive, 2.7ghz chip, Win7 home premiuim 32b.

On Sunday I was prompted to do a Win Update, which I did, everything DLed and installed smoothly, and then I was prompted to reboot, which I did. The booting process got stuck at "starting windows" without the windows icon. As it was stuck, I rebooted, same thing happened. I rebooted into safe mode, and it got stuck at classpnp.sys. I cannot access advanced boot options to try and repair windows, and when I boot from the win7 cd, it loads files and then goes to a black screen. As such, I cant get to a prompt to try and copy the classpnp.sys file, or the cdrom.sys file (which follows it in the boot process). I even tried DLing a win 7 repair CD, for the case that my CD is somehow screwed, same thing happens though.

I exchanged the hard drive with a new 1tb Barracuda, with the intention of reinstalling win7. Same thing happens here when I boot from cd: it loads windows files and goes to a black screen.*

Next up was trying to flash the bios. DLed the latest fw, burnt it to cd (on a diff computer), booted, accessed the asus flash utility, however it will only get files from the C drive, which I obviously cant get to to put the rom on....

The PC was fine before the win update, cd drive, hard drive and all peripherals were working as usual. Anyone have any clever ideas on how t... Read more

A:Win7 cant boot (or anything else) after win update

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I can't offer you a solution other than this link to Microsoft's Windows Update Support Site - you may have to change the location depending where you live and there's a link on the page to open a support case.

Support for Microsoft Update technical problems - troubleshooting

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how do we update/install win7? is it done automatically/manually?

A:How to update/install win7?

Don't know what you're asking. Please explain EXACTLY what it is you're trying to do.

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Hello community

A problem keeps appearing, when trying to install Windwos 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) on a computer of a user. Since I'm not a great troubleshooter and Google hasn't provided me with any useful information (yet), I thought I might ask for some help here.
Specs:
- Virtual Windows 7 Enterprise x86 machine (VM)
- 2 GB RAM
- Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67 GHz (2 processors)
Errors:
Windows Update History
- Error details: Code 800706BE

Eventviewer
-Event ID 7
Error Code: 0x80070002

-Event ID 8
Error Code 0x80070002

-Event ID 20
Error Code 0x80070643
Done so far:
- tried installing update after diagnostic startup (basic devices and services only)
- installed and executed System Update Readiness Tool (SURT)
- performed sfc /scannow (3 times)
Code:
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
- performed microsoft "fix it" regarding error code 0x80070002
The user has tried several times to install this update without informing the IT about this problem. So in the log files there might be quite a few errors. The failed installation was noticed through our WSUS-Console (Update Services).

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A:Win7 SP1 failes to update

You have some major corruption there!
In addition to 15 problem files in the SFC, you also have over 460 'Missing Payload Files' in the CheckSUR report.

The vast majority of all these is media files - mp3, jpg, wmv etc....
-- but there are 66 .dll and 29 .exe files missing in there.
It's as if someone tried to strip out Windows Media Player, and the Games, and remove all media files from the system.

A repair install is really your only hope, other than a clean install - if it works.

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For some time now I have had problems with this computer and I just kind of dealt with it and let it go. I am now getting concerned I need to get this straightened out. I ran belarc the other day and it told me I was missing like 43 updates, I run update it tells me 2 including service pack 1. My os troubleshooting would always come up with a failure ever since I can remember and I could never restore this computer, now my updates fail. Not all of them but it seems like the important ones.
Most of the crap I have I don't want, I would really like to stream line this computer to speed it up and make it more secure but I don't know what I am doing.
any help I would be forever greatful.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:03:05 AM, on 7/4/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mobile Stream\EasyTether\easytthr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:win7 update issues and more

Hello and I apologize for the delay in responding to your log. We do try to assist as quickly as we can.My name is patndoris. I will be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems. It will be very helpful if you follow these guidelines:Malware logs are often lengthy and can take a lot of time to research and interpret. Please be patient while I review your logs. Please note that there is no "Quick Fix" to modern malware infections and we may need to use several different approaches to get your system clean. Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!Please follow my instructions carefully and in the order they are posted. You may also find it helpful to print out the instructions you receive.Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications or delete anything without being directed to do so.Remember, absence of symptoms does not mean the infection is all gone. Please stick with me till you're given the "all clear".Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.Please reply within 3 days. If I do not hear back from you in that time frame, I will post a reminder for you. Topics with no reply in 4 days are closed!If you still need assitance, please provide the following logs:D... Read more

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I purchased a new (Lenovo) laptop 10 months ago. It came with Win7 PRO (x64)

So far I have shrunk the OS drive and activated Windows, and returned the machine into its box.
I have delayed using the PC until I feel confident about updating, especially with the risk of hijacking by Win-10.
But Win-10 threat is dragging on and on.

This forum and the web are full of snippets of do's and dont's with what KBs I am at my wits end.
I cannot find any definitive list of safe (or unsafe) KBs ... there is so much info out there dribbling in piece-meal and constant barrage of threads/articles opinions etc are numbing my brain.

So far I have this list of KBs to avoid ...





Quote:
*= MS keep feeding these updates (Win10) even when KBs are hidden on your PC
2876229
2919355 win8
2952664*
2976978* win8
2977759*
2990214
3021917
3022345
3035583
3042085
3044374 win8
3097877 stops MS gadgets running (I don't use MS Gadgets anyway)
3139929
3151618
3151619


I would appreciate some guidance, please ?
- for years I have updated XP-PRO and Win7 Home 32bit machines when I knew (in hindsight) MS were playing fair. Now it is an all out invasion by MS ... and I don't want Win10 !

I have tried to take in comments in Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update and all of the tutes (I have found) are 5+ years old.
When I searched this forum for "Updates" there are 71,600 items.

I would appreciate any guidance thank you

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Hello,this is the first time using this forum.Well the problem i've got is that i'm trying to upgrade to windows 10 but when i open the upgrade window it says please wait and then suddenly closes down ,i read somewhere that its because i haven't done my updates so i go to do my updates , it says checking for updates for about 30 min and the says:Windows update encountered an unknown error code 80080005.
Could someone help me a bit. Thanks

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I am using Office XP on my Windows 7 machine and am constantly getting nagged about installing an update for it that I don't want. If I uncheck the update and click OK I just get nagged again about it. With XP you could check a box after refusing an update and didn't have to worry about constantly getting reminded of it. Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?

A:Win7 nagging update msg.

It really is good to install all updates, that one may be important. Install it.

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Like a lot of people, I postponed the restart for about 8 hours After I had restarted it, I logged on, only to find that all my icons were missing, the start menu refuses to function no matter what. I've already restarted the computer, but with no help at all.

Here's a screen shot:

 

A:Win7 update (25 august-ish)

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defrag, nvidia driver update, malware and microsoft security essentials have no effect.
 

A:slow after win7 update

Let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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Run System File Checker.
Click on Start - Search - Type
cmd
Right click on cmd.exe - select Run as Administrator.
At the Command Prompt - Type
sfc /scannow
Press Enter.
Let it run to completion - but do not close the cmd window.
To save the log file.
Copy and Paste the following in Command Prompt.

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
Press Enter
On your desktop you will see a text file called sfcdetails.txt

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-run-system-file-checker-analyze-its-logs-in-windows-7-vista

It may take 2-3 times of running for all files to be checked and replaced-repaired.
 

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CPU started auto update on shut down and has been stuck on update # 6 of 23 for 2 hours. Is delay legit or am I headed down a "rabbit hole"? If the rabbit hole is my destination can anyone provide the correct steps to stop the current attempt at updating without having to do a system restore?
-S

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Can't upgrade to Win 10 cause I can't update Win7 to SP1. that about says it. Tried WIndows update many times, tried to upgrade the computer using Win 7 disk to Win 7 with latest files...

Give me recommendations to get this machine to Windows 10. thanks

A:Can't upgrade to Win 10 cause I can't update Win7 to SP1

Download the Windows 10 ISO file. Either using a third party program to mount the ISO file or create a DVD or USB flash drive from the ISO file. From within Windows 7 run setup.exe from inside the mounted ISO file or on the USB flash driver or DVD you created from it.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

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* The most recent build compiled is build 7061 on March 11, 2009
* Internal RC-escrow builds of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 will be delivered to select testers on the fourth week of April 2009
* Release candidate for Windows 7 & for Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released to the public during the last week of May 2009

A:Update on Win7 releases

That is good news,thankyou.
You don't happen to know who "select testers" are?
regards

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hi....so there is a platform update kb2670838 which gives me graphical glitches so i uninstall it via cmd cuz it does not show in the updates list and after a reboot it's gone... but whenever i shutdown my pc and boot it up again it automatically installs itself and i have to repeat the whole process so please help me out....furthermore i want to ask whether after installing updates does the windows remove their setups..if not then plz tell me how to....thanks

A:Self installing win7 update

If you don't want the update hide it Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
A little info on it and what it does Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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Hello, I just recently bought a new PC and everytime I try to install windows updates on it, it stays at checking for updates. I installed win7 the first time, and then registered my activation key and then tried to update the updates, but it did not work. I tried again a second time with a clean install of win7 and activation and again it did not work. So I once again tried a clean install but this time I didnt activate my win7 registration key and it actually let me download some updates. Once I had downloaded them all I registered my windows again. Today however I try to install updates and again it just stays at checking for updates. Is my key faulty? is it my PC? I have googled and tried various things but I am having no luck with this at all.

A:Win7 failing to update at all.

check your date and time in your BIOS and your windows date and time. It's crucial this the time is accurate and of course, check web connectivity. Make sure you can load webpages and stuff and no access is being blocked to microsoft servers.

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Hello, It's my first time here, and with a grave subject, unfortunately.
Dual boot: Win7 Ultimate 64bit and XP Pro 32bit, both localised.
While updating, at the very last moment of setting up everything (you know, the screen with "don't turn off your pc, stage x of y, n%") info about some error popped up and text about "can not finish the updating process, reverting changes" or something like that (I don;t know the exact English text, as I'm using translated versions). Then it rebooted and the Win7 won't boot now, no screen with the OS selection, it is booting XP only. There were no such problems during/after previous updates.I've tried using the disk, but it won't find the restore points from Win7, and the repair option gives me only info about the versions not being compatible (I've got the original disk, on my PC I've got SP1 installed). Is there any way to revert Win7 to the correct restore point from XP layer? Like mangling a bit with boot files? Is anything not requiring me to reinstall the OS even possible?

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I went to shut down my machine and at shut down it started installing windows updates. It has been stuck for 6 hours on, "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 5 of 5." The little circle has been spinning.

As of 3 days ago I manually check that all the updates were up to date and installed.

How do I get out of this loop?

A:Win7 64 bit update stuck

Hello ingaiyoung Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The first thing I do here whenever any updates are going on like the latest seen this week and one hangs is hit the reset button and use the custom not automatic update option to find out what they are and only check off one or two of the optional as well as important updates.

One at a time if needed is what will usually see all go on like some of the latest also seeing some installation problems here. In fact I had just finished grabbing a screen of the latest seeing some hangs and repeat successes(image attached below) where I had to keep going back after a few of several once some saw results.

You don't have to leave a system hanging for hour after hour but be selective on which ones you check off when going for them manually.

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I have an LG W2242 monitor running from my laptop when I’m at my desk. Windows 7 has installed a generic pnp monitor driver, & does not allow me an option to remove it or update it. All options are greyed out. I want to update it with the LG drivers, because with the present driver, the screen does not respond to my power saving settings (the laptop screen does, when I’m using it).

Does anybody know how I can force Windows to let me update the driver? FWIW, I’m the owner & trying to do this with full administrative rights.

Don

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 61443 MB, Free - 36726 MB; D: Total - 20481 MB, Free - 17183 MB; E: Total - 81925 MB, Free - 81060 MB; F: Total - 184323 MB, Free - 170698 MB; G: Total - 102406 MB, Free - 68504 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ISKAA, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus , Updated and Enabled
 

A:Win7 won't let me update driver

Have you tried to download the driver form the LG website ?
 

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So i found this article Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 - Forbes which says to use this Download Windows 10 Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows. My question is well this windows 10 update delete or change my Recovery partition to win10. if i dont like it id like to use the recovery partition to go back to win7. also does Microsoft know what software or what u do on win 10 tech preview.

im installing this on my pc i use everyday i know they say not to but its time for a reinstall of win7 and i thought id try win10

A:Windows 10 Technical Preview Update thru Win7's windows update

Don`t do it on your Windows 7 machine. Uninstall the update and hide it, if that`s what you mean.

Installing 10 to your W7 partition should have no affect on your recovery partition, but I wouldn`t chance it, no way.

Install Windows 10 on a separate drive, first unplugging the W7 drive, they do not dual boot well together.

Install 10 in a VM if you really want to look at it, it is nothing special and not worth the effort.

Windows 10 Forums

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hi folks. for the life of me i cant get windows update to run.it keeps hitting this unknown error.ive tried to fix this myself but my knowledge is very limited and i cant do it.ive searched the windows database to try and find out exactly what this error means but as far as i can tell its not even listed anywhere. ive only had this laptop a few days,bought it 2nd hand so i dont know if this problem existed for the last owner as well. i thought a sysytem restore might do it but there are only 2 restore points available,both created while this problem was evident. anyway,id be most greatfull of any help offered.thankyou!

the message i get after update check runs for 2 seconds is:

an error occured while checking for new updates. error code:80070005 windows encountered an unknown error.

A:win7 update,unknown error.help!

anybody out there?!!

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I am looking for a Win7 x64 Post SP1 update pack for use with RT Seven Lite. These packs were very popular with xp and vista and i am surprised i haven't been able to find several w a Google search.
I tried the MS Update catalog but it shows 994 files for windows 7 update and they cant be sorted by release date (or any other useful way for that matter lol)
Any leads are appreciated,
Mike

A:Win7 x64 Post SP1 update pack?

TheDon Mike

Did you ever find anything? I just asked the same question on the Rt Seven Lite tutorial thread

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Hallo zusammen, Rechner läuft wieder, und bevor ich die Installation fortführe, bin ich am überlegen, ob ein Bios-Update jetzt durchzuführen wäre. In den letzten Tage bin auf der LenovoHP auf eine Bios-Aktualisierung aus 2016 gestoßen. Leider finde ich das nicht mehr; die Lenovo-Support Seiten schwächeln ja heute sehr... Wie ist Euer Wissensstand? Danke Rü!

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Hi,
I have a older Dell E 521 tower that is running fine on XP (originally came w/ Vista) Now that I have heard that XP may finally be on the way out would I be able to update to Windows 7? The tower is basically stock with the added ram I installed last year. The HD is I think 75gb so I might also update to 150.

A:Dell E521 W/4gb ram. Can I update to Win7?

Run the upgrade advisor and see what that says: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

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Hello all,

I have had an issue with updating Win7 and some other programs and have reached the stage where I need some assistance if possible please!

I have already done the following.......

Scanned with Agnitum outpost security suite pro - no infection.
Scanned with MBAM free on demand - no infection.
Scanned with superantispyware free on demand - no infection.
Cleaned with ccleaner and also the registry fix in ccleaner.
Defragged with Auslogics.
Run the SURF tool.
Run MS FixIt.
Scanned with SFC /scannow - no issues.

Here is what happens when I try MS windows update....

Attachment 323822

And here is the CBS log....

Attachment 323824
Attachment 323821

So this is your challenge - please help me out if you can!

Thanks

Palmfan.

A:WIn7 home x64 update woes........

Please tell us the KB numbers of the failing updates.
Also please post the following file..

C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log

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Hi
Internet Explore 9 wont install I've tried all their solutions on line but it just wont! (this has been going on since they launched 9!) I'm running EI8 Do you have any ideas?
There is also an update for Windows 7 but I can't in stall it (again this has been going on for a while) I get Error Code 643 Microsoft.NET Framework 4 client Profile for Windows7x86 ( KB982670) I've gone on to their web site but there seems to be on fix for this, so perhaps you can help with this too?
Also I've just had the all clear from the brilliant Dave re a virus but when I ran a scan with Microsoft Security Essentials last night it crashed my computer and gave me a BSOD so again PLEASE HELP!
Thank you in advance
Merle

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1550 64-bit (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1488972 MB; D: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 433582 MB;
Motherboard: , 4CoreDual-SATA2.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Cant update Win7 or Internet Explorer

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Like many others my windows 7 auto update is completely screwed up. (CPU stays at 100% and WU runs forever w/o returning any updates.) I haven't been able to get any updates since the end of July. I have tried numerous things to fix but nothing has helped.
I know there used to be software that would check a system for missing updates but now I can't seem to find anything. I just want to find out what I need so I can install it manually.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Windows Hi-Jack!!!

I bought a new AMD10 a couple of months ago for my wife's use. The O/S is Win7 Home Edition SP1...the same as mine. We continually get the unwanted Win10 free update offer and automatically reject it. Well last night during the automatic Windows Update Windows took the matter into their own hands and about 10:45pm went ahead and updated the O/S on my wife's computer to Win10. I found out how to reject the installed O/S and they said they would re-install the previous version. Right!!! And to make matters worse the little message in the lower right hand corner now informs us that we are operating an illegal copy of Win7 Home Edition.

I have the original manufacturer's disk and can reinstall the Win7 Home Edition but we will lose all of those valuable urls plus have to hook-up again with Thunderbird and all the security stuff like Emsisoft. This was more than just aggressiveness on the part of MicroSoft...it was an unwanted assault! What in the world can we do to get back our O/S and privacy (even from Microsoft)?

A:Win10 Hi-Jack during Win7 Update

Did the computer come with Windows 7? If so, then you can Activate by Phone, and Microsoft will be able to help you.
As for avoiding the 10 Upgrade, go to Windows Update, and right click the Win 10 Update and Hide it.
You should have a current backup of at least your Personal files, (eg) URL's, Pictures, Music, Documents etc on a USB HDD in case of disaster.
Or once everything is up and smooth you can make an Image file of your C: drive and save it to a USB HDD with Macrium Reflect. If disaster strikes, you boot off of a Macrium Boot CD and choose to Restore Image, browse to your Clone Image file on the external and it will set your computer back to the day it was Imaged

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Hi,I'm trying to secure my PC without success.What i did last time:Format HDD with killdiskFresh OEM install of win7 64bit home editionInstalled Norton Internet Security 2012Create a standard user a/c in windowsTurned up User account control to always notify.Turned off sharing.Connected to the router that had been reset and passwords changed WPA2 etc.Once online changed the home network in NIS to restricted and downloaded nortons updates.Norton asked my to restart which i did, all seems good..Come to update windows, all of a sudden hardly any activity, percentage is moving very slowly.Then asks my to reset by which time norton doesn't load and looks like something is installing.Any ideas what i can do. i Just formatted my hdd again and ready install againEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Not given chance to update win7 before getting hacked

The only thing that comes to mind is that you need to run Windows Update from an Administrator account.

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Hey all,

I am experiencing error 8007000E when attempting to run windows update on a fresh install of Win7 32 Pro. I will attempt to list the steps I followed in your thread and the results.

1. Installed a fresh copy of Win7 32 Pro on a clean partition

2. Acivated the copy of Win 7

3. Installed the NIC drivers

4. Installed and ran SURT
- SURT installed KB947821

5. Ran SFC /scannow
-No problems found

6. Ran windows update
- It installed "new windows update" and restarted the PC

7. Ran Windows update again and received error 8007000E

I've attached the CBS log file as requested. Thanks for any assistance you can provide :0)

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Hello.  Disregard my prior submission (Win7 Update Won't . . . still)  I thought it would be better to provide details to help achieve problem identification and resolution.
1 . . .
Installed fresh copy of Win7, 64-bit, v6.1, build 7601, SP1 on 8GB i5 w/500GB SSD.  Deleted pre-existing SSD partitions during install.
2 . . .
Set Firewall: Off, Defender: Off, UAC: Off, Security Msgs: Disabled, Maintenance Msgs: Disabled, Screen Time-Out: 4 hrs, Computer Sleeps: Never.  Installed Firefox because "Your browse is out of date" and I found it would not download the
desired KBs.  rebooted.
3 . . .  Installed the following KBs . . .
3020369-x64, 3125574-x64, rebooted, 3102810-x64, 949104 (.latest windows Update Agent v7.6-x64), rebooted, 3050265-x64, 3083710-x64.
4 . . . System services Ststua . . . bits: Auto(Delayed), Started, Wuauserv: Auto(Delayed), Started, AppIDsvc: Manual, Stopped, Cryptsvc: Auto, Started.
Rebooted.
5 . . . In Windows Update
Set to: Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.  Clicked "Check for updates" at 06:42.  Brought up task Manager.  Observed I/O TrustedInstalled.exe activity until roughly 06:48 with it consuming ~50% of CPU. 
Thereafter, no further I/O activity observed.  During the time taken to write this post (now 07:07), TrustedInstalled.exe is gone.  svchost.exe now consuming ~50% of CPU.
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