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Win 7 home premium sucessfully installs the same updates repeatedly

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

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

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

I have since followed the instructions on this forum and have run the System Update Readiness tool and the SFC scan. I will attach my logs in the next post.

If anyone can shed some light on this problem I would greatly appreciate it. Other than this one issue my laptop is running fine.

- Doug

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...

Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo

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

Here we are again-Patch Tuesday

Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error

KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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I'm using MS Office 2003 SP3 with Windows Home Premium 64-bit, and I've noticed that both Excel and Word crash a lot. Certain keystroke combinations result in this more than others - e.g. Ctrl+V or Ctrl+C between cells in Excel.

I think this problem occurs for me on every 2 out of 3 Excel session, so it is very very frequent.

Has anybody else noticed this? I've tried to search online but haven't really found anyone else who's experienced this problem.

Thank you.

A:Office 2003 SP3 crashes repeatedly with Windows 7 Home Premium

I have used Office 2003 Professional (Mainly Word and Outlook 2003) with both Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Professional 64 bit and have not had any problems. I don't use Excel very much, but I do use Publisher occasionally and I use FrontPage 2003 to manage my web sites. I also used Office 2003 with XP and Vista.

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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 recently upgraded my wife's computer and used the MS Telephone update line to move the Win7 Home Prem OEM to the new computer. Went without a hitch. Computer is running fine. Only problem is, everytime the Windows button is pressed, the computer wants to shutdown and update. So far, we've run over 100 updates. I just noticed it wants to update again. This has been going on for 3 days. I've done a number or restarts do to various software and hadrware updates and adjustments, but this is getting ridiculous.

Any comments?

A:Home Premium updates all the time

If you recently installed windows, or got a new pc, it is quite normal to have that many updates. You can run windows update manually in control panel and do most of them all at once if you like.

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I'm on a friends Vista Home Premium & noticed there are numerous MS updates that never got installed. Some are shown here;

Install them or forget them? When I run the updater,it says no updates are available.

A:MS updates on Vista Home Premium

These are more

There are still more. Will post them if necessary.

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

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

Any idea what is going on here?

Restarting the computer does not stop this behavior.

A:KB936181 installs repeatedly

Hi. . .

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


Regards. . .



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Vista Home Premium updated tonight. Been several hours and stuck at "Installing update 6 of 18"??? How long does this take or is there a problem.

A:Vista Home Premium updates stalled

Hi. welcome to vistax64..
do you use to do updates on that machine regularly? what service pack is the windows on?

Do not turn off that pc at this stage and make sure its plug to the charger so that it don't run out of battery..

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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...

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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I just got a new hard drive and several of the updates failed and won't install.

Should I go to uninstall programs > view installed updates and match the failed number with the installed update and uninstall and try to install again?

Thank you.

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I am having a major problem with auto updates. I have it set to update and install. However, every time it installs, my system crashes and I have no choice but to turn it off by using the switch! yikes!! I spent some time with an HP Tech, his answer was there is no fix in Vista Home Premium and the only solution was to turn off automatic updates! Any comments?
Thanks for your help.

A:Vista Home Premium Automatic Updates

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

Many Thanks,

A:Update (KB2952664) repeatedly installs.

Hello MamaWolf,

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

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

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I tried updating my computer last night. After the updates have been downloaded, this screen appears:

There are about 40 updates that I've not yet installed. I've tried going through and just randomly selecting them, to see if that would work, but it doesn't.

What could be causing this? Is there anyway to fix it without doing a clean install of XP? I searched on google, and everything I tried that I found, didn't help.

A:Widnows Update: Updates were unable to be sucessfully installed

Hi itssl0w,

Are you logged in as an administrator? Make sure you are logged in as an admin and try again.

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I hope someone is able to help but first need to apologise for my general ignorance around computers. I will do my best to be clear and include the information I think is relevant.

Yesterday my daughter logged on to her laptop to do some homework and it began to install updates. (It runs on Vista Home Premium). This is not uncommon so we thought nothing of it.
It completed stages 1 and 2. However when it got to stage 3 it said

"Configuring updates:Stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer."

We waited but it switched off without saying it was finished. Then it rebooted and went through the same procedure. It has done this ever since until we shut it down manually. I can't make it stop!

I have no idea what to do and don't have the cash to waste if it is a problem I can resolve myself.

Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how I can tackle this.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. My fingers are firmly crossed.


A:Vista Home Premium updates configuration problem

hi,,,, you are in the vista update loop,,,, happened to me a few times and i have fixed this issue a few hundred times too,,,
you need the vista recovery disc,,,, put it in the drive and then reboot,,, press f10 for the boot menu (or what ever f number it is for your make of pc) select to boot from the disc drive,,,, when the pc starts follow these instructions

If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
On the System Recovery Options menu, click system restore,,,,
then restore the pc to the point just before the updates were installed and it will reboot when done,,
when offered the updates again install them 1 at a time to single out the bad update
good luck.

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I haven't received any security updates or any for that matter for my windows home premium since October of 2016 please help

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The pull-down menu to the right of "Install new updates" and the one to the right of "at" are both greyed out.

I'm tempted to just turn off Automatic Updates altogether if I can't change these to a more amenable time of day for myself and others who may use this machine from time to time.

I hope someone can help with this matter.


A:Home Premium x64: Can't change new updates time and date

Hello, welcome to the Seven forums.

It is possible to select the time when automatically downloaded updates are installed only when the option Install updates automatically is selected:

If any other option is selected (the ones highlighted with yellow in screenshot below) the option to choose install time is not available:

This, of course, is only logical because you have selected not to install updates automatically.


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Hi Guys,
In the past i have tried to fix these errors that i continually have.
I have tried many different types of fixes and just seem to be getting knowhere.
The majority of the issues have an error code of 8007007e.
Please see below two pictures, one showing my failed history, and the second a list of 51 important updates that i haven't been receiving since...12/4/2011
Would anyone happen to know of a solution!?
Thank you in advance!


A:Windows 7 Home Premium X64 - Updates all Failing. (8007007e)


* Have you a System Restore point created PRIOR to the problem{s} occurring?

* Have you a Win 7 DVD ?

* Wouldn't hurt to do a SFC...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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Hi, many thanks in advance for any insight.

My son was bought a HP 5700 several years ago for school work (yea right - but mainly for games) it had win 7 pro 32 bit and worked extremely well, when GWX came up he converted it and it was not until a couple of weeks ago he asked if it could go back to win 7.

well i know he didn't roll back after the 30 days, so i decided to install win 7 home 64 bit, bought a MAR copy and 4GB of memory, the memories installed and so is the program, code seems to work, but it appears it does not want to load updates, tried the Mr Fix it, running the MS troubleshooter etc, all to no avail.

is there any way to tell if it is just a matter of putting the pc into check for updates and wait until the several hundred appear or if it just hanging, on a usual pc it doesn't take that long untill something comes up, i have tried several times and in one instance a report (i forget where from) stated that the permissions was not set. I have reinstalled and registered the OS and everything appears to be ok, just cannot tell whether the update list is being gathered.

A:windows 7 home premium - updates wont work

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Updates froze in August. Can't get any new ones since then. Computer still working fine but how long can that last. The fix seemed a bit confusing to me so I let it go.

A:How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?

There is no definitive answer to your question. The only updates currently received by Vista are security updates. You will not have any problems until you have a security problem, virus or malware. You may also have your password or other pertinent information stolen. I suggest that you invest a few dollars and update to Windows 10. The problem will most likely come from a virus and/ or stolen information rather than a problem with the OS. Good Luck

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Hi hoping I'm posting in the right place and apologies from this n00b if it's the wrong area.

I cannot at present access or update windows or the malwarebyte sites from a pc plugged into my network (the sites can be accessed via a laptop), I've managed to get an update to avg and superantispyware which don't throw up any errors or issues at all. Malwarebyte from the latest install but without any updates hasn't thrown up any errors.

Further to this I have noticed when using both opera and firefox on rare occasions in the past 12 hours since I noticed this problem that the odd link from google is redirecting to other sites but upon a second click goes to the right site.

I've checked the hosts file and that seems to be in order.

I'm at a loss at what the next step should be and would appreciate any help.

A:Vista Home Premium, sites and updates blocked

Ok cheers for the help, anyway got it all sorted, seems that there was a dns changer in the registry so by running malwarebyte in safemode and doing a full scan having downloaded a manual update via another machine it picked up the errant entry.

disabling the system restore and then resetting the tcpip and then re enabling the system restore seemed to do the trick.

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Hi, I want to configure win7 Home Premium to get it's updates from a WSUS server, but there is no gpedit.msc. How do I achieve this..


A:Configuring windows 7 Home Premium for WSUS Updates

Quote: Originally Posted by bugzee

Hi, I want to configure win7 Home Premium to get it's updates from a WSUS server, but there is no gpedit.msc. How do I achieve this..


There is no gpedit.msc in Home,it is only in Proffesional and Ultimate

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Hi Guys,

Thought i would try my luck here again to solve yet a new issue, after having a positive experience last time i knew that this would be the place to return too. (Windows 7 Home Premium X64 - Updates all Failing. (8007007e))

This time around, my updates are failing and giving me a new Error which i have not seen before, 800B0100, here is a quick screen of the updates that are failing.
I wonder if this is just a simple hotfix that i can use to over-come the issue

Many Thanks,

A:Windows 7 Home Premium X64 - Updates all Failing. 800B0100

Hello Jamie!

Can you please download and install the System Update Readiness Tool from here: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

After that, can you please post your C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log logfile.

Thanks a lot!


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Helping a friend clean up and repair a Gateway laptop. Finally got internet web pages to load (ran Norton removal program) and resolved some other issues using Registry Repair. However, nothing seems to be working to allow ServicePack2 to load (followed some MS suggestions), and there is at least one .NET update for SP1 that loads but won't configure correctly, so OS reverts to previous configuration.

A:SP2 and some other updates fail to load Vista Home Premium

What do you mean by registry repair?DownloadFarbar service scanner Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.Download50202.msiRun it in aggressive modeDownloadWindows repair toolExtract and launch the Repair_Windows.exe fileClick on Start repairs tab-click on Start check mark following options aloneReset registry permissionsreset file permissionsRemove Policies Set By InfectionsRepair Winsock & DNS CacheCheckmark Restart System When Finished optionclick the Start button System should restart after repairNow see if you are able to update.

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

A:Update KB3045999 repeatedly installs successfully.

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

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To All,

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

Thank you,


A:Outlook 2007 repeatedly installs and configures

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

Have you tried performing a repair?

BTW, I moved this to the Microsoft Office forum.

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HP Pavillion a610a Vista Home Premium 32 bit Intel Core (TM)2 CPU

6 to 9 months ago I found I could not download and run most Windows updates
At one point I did upgrade to IE9 but I returned to IE8
Now my main motivation is to once again upgrade to IE9 which I cannot do. The download stops about halfway thru process.

When the situation is at it's worst, I attempt to download updates and receive codes such as 643 and 8007371c. Some succeed and some do not. When I reboot, the "successful" updates are attempted, then stopped and backed out. The reboot procees will "cycle". I have to use HP rescue "F11" and system restore.

I have tried every suggestion. Some processes I was unable to preform ( for example: command prompt .. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth ( "not recognized" ).

Here is what I have tried ...

Command Prompt ... net stop wuauserv net stop bits net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old ( I was not able to copy the text provided and save as WindowsUpdate.BAT )


Rename the Pending.xml file ( "cannot find" )

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder

System Update Readiness Tool


Delete incorrect Registry values ... PendingXml Identifier / NextQueueEntryIndex / AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

Register the Windows Update Files

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A:Windows Updates Fail / Cannot update from IE8 to IE9 / Vista Home Premium 32 bit

Hi John, welcome to VistaForums!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy week for me.

Let's see what's up here:

Export CBS folder
Click the Start button then click Computer. Double-click on the C: drive, under the Hard Disk Drives category, and then scroll down to, and double click on the Windows folder. Find and double click on the Logs folder. Right-click on the CBS folder, and select Copy. Go back to your Desktop, right-click on it, and select Paste. You should now see a copy of the CBS folder appear on your Desktop called CBS. Right-click on this new folder, and navigate through Send to, and select Compressed (zipped) folder. A new file, also called CBS (CBS.zip), but this time with a different icon, will be created.


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I'm running (Dell OEM) Win7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 5520. The machine's used for dev work and runs a VM in Parallels Workstation, has sundry techy nonsense installed like python, nxlog, wireshark, git/svn. Antivirus is F-Secure; had Avast! instead for a while but it interfered with VMs. Some files were restored from backups of another Inspiron 5520 with a bad HDD.

I have the following 5 updates that won't install:Internet Explorer 10
Attachment 285781

The errors are:800B0100
Attachment 285782

Running sfc /scannow did not find any integrity violations:
Attachment 285783

Attached is the contents of Logs/CBS. I cut out the .cab files and cbs.bld to reduce file size; let me know if you need them.

A:5 Windows Updates Won't Apply; Win7 Home Premium, 6.1.7601

There are a fair number of problem files there -

Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-kernelbase_31bf3... Read more

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Seriously what the hell? I bought and clean installed my Windows 7 just two days ago. Since then windows update as downloading updates and yesterday evening I switched off the computer and it installed them all during shutdown. Today it was configuring updates for more then 5 minutes (no percentage changing) and then I just briefly saw "reverting changes" and my event log / administrative events is now flooded with Windows update client messages like "
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800705b4: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976662)."
just now when I write this there is a popup "restart your computer to finish installing important updates" but there are no new messages in eventlog so I wonder what was installed (if anything) I will now restart and see...

A:all the updates failed! Fresh install of Win 7 64bit home premium!

Trying running from an elevated command prompt:

sfc /scannow

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Problem: It will not get nor install updates from Microsoft for the OS nor any other program
Steps Taken (so far...)
1) removed various programs and addons using Programs and Features, Add/Remove Program
2) removed old copy of Malware Bytes. Installed and ran new. removed problems found.
3) installed and ran CCleaner and fixed problems found and removed junk files found
4) tried automatic fix from this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 Fails on installing Windows PowerShell. Says to try again later.
5) tried manual reset of windows update from the same link:
    a- appidsvc not found when trying to stop it in step 2
    b- 4 or 5 of the .dlls from step 6 are either missing or have problems when starting
    c- tried step 11 but it fails to load the latest version of the update agent.
I don't know if this is a virus or what.
Thanks for your time.

A:Windows VIsta Home Premium not allowing updates from Microsoft

first check your disk for errors
then run system file checker
then download and run the system update readiness tool
then download and run sfcfix
upload sfcfix.txt and C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log

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So, I'm working on a friend's laptop which has Vista Home Premuim (32-bit, SP1) installed.

There are 4 MS Office 2003 updates pending installation and they all refuse to install. I managed to download one of the updates manually to see if I could get it to install that way and it fails with the error code 1406 and reason:

Setup cannot write the value to the registry key \HWXlnk.E-lnk. Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact your computer manufacturer's product support for assistance.Click to expand...

I ran regedit and did a search on "HWXlnk" and nothing was found.

So, is this some kind of MS Office 2003/Vista issue or is the MS Office installation "tweaked" somehow?

Also, would these four pending MS Office updates prevent SP2 from being installed?



A:Questions about failing MS Office 2003 updates on Vista Home Premium machine

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Hey guys, I recently changed my motherboard and cpu and was forced to reinstall my upgrade for vista home premium. Now that it has been reinstalled, I am unable to install any of the 54 required updates that are necessary for me to install the service pack. I would like to install these updates and service pack because frankly my Vista experience will suck without it. I've been on the phone with the microsoft guys for hours and have accomplished nothing. Here are some specs:

Intel Pentium 4; 3.4 ghz
2gb RAM, I have another 2gb stick that i'll install after the updates are made
Vista Home Premium Upgraded from Home Basic

Please let me know what you think-- or point me in the right direction if this question has already been answered. Thanks guys.


A:Newly Installed Vista Home Premium: Unable to Download Updates and Service Pack

By the way, here's the error message: 80070002

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:

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

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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium.

It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then I need to reboot.

I'm new at this and not tech savvy so hopefully I've included all relevant information. If not please be kind.

My System:

32 bit
Original O/S: Vista(came pre-installed)
Windows 7: Upgrade Version
System hardware is about 4 to 5 years old
Age Of Windows 7: I upgraded to 7 about 3 months ago

A:BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium

No DMP included...

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it do it's thing?

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


Try making a DVD out of it, and doing a clean install.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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i want to use spyware terminator and it only supports 32 bit vista as of now and i really want to use it on my new 64 bit HP it is the best and the only really good free spyware remover. i have spybot s&d right now and i dont like it i also have spyware blaster i like it but it isnt a traditional spyware remover so it really cant help me much i have avast antivirus and pc tools antivirus i had a copy of spyware doctor plus keygen but it doesnt support 64 bit either thanks for any help

A:Is It Possible To Emulate 32 Bit Vista Home Premium Under 64 Bit Home Premium

Pirating software is against the rules here - so discussions involving key generators are not appropriate here.
This topic is closed.

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I was wondering --

I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada.

I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install.

After I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use the key from Windows 7 Professional to upgrade to that version?

After that, can I then install Windows 7 Home Premium on a friend's computer, using the same key I had originally used on my computer, now that I'm not using Windows 7 Home Premium any more?


A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro

It appears the Upgrade keys are much more flexible than in the past, so it is worth a try at install. The worst is that you would have to use the key that came with the version.

No one I've read knows for sure whether an upgrade deactivates the underlying O.S. key, and MS's own Technet MVP's say it doesn't in case of reinstall need. It violates the EULA, of course, which says the upgraded OS replaces it except for reinstall.

Since upgrade keys are working in clean installs, you might want to try this providing your Vista Premium is retail so that you can migrate it to your friend:

1) Make an image of your Vista Premium install so it can be easily restored.

2) Try a clean formatted install booting from desired Win7 Upgrade version, which should take the key, or require the double "upgrade over upgrade" trick so the key is taken.

3) If this works, you can migrate your retail copy of Vista to your friend's computer, if not just use your backup image to restore it for in place Upgrade.

You will need to make a backup image of the finished job to avoid having to reinstall both OS in the future.

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Heres my story:

Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to its out of box state. I got stuck at initializomg (either that or I was impaptient) so I turned off the laptop. Then when I truer to boot I got bootmgr is missing. I have an old vista Hp disk so I installed that for the time being. So my question is, how do I get it back to the original state? I do t have any important data or anything. Please note the laptop didn't cone with recovery disks.

A:Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?

If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".

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My problem with Windows 7 Updates is not that they don't install, it's just the opposite: for a couple of weeks, I click on the update icon in system tray and the same update notification says to install the same two updates, Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2393802) and Security Update for Windows 7 (KB977165). I check the installed updates and see where these two have been installed about 20 times. A couple of times I restarted even though it didn't say to restart, to see what would happen. Should I set "customize" to "hide icon and notification"? Should I uninstall all the duplicates and just leave one set of the two? Thanks for any ideas you all have. ec

A:Win Updates repeatedly notifies same updates

Click yoda and follow the instructions there, even though you have no dump files, it might provide insight if we can see your system error log.

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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My windows xp machine has a virus. It was running very slow. I ran combofix and it now runs much better, but my symantic still finds a few hundred vundo and vundo.b trojans. It cleans and quarentines them fine, but i'd likr to erradicate the root cause. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks very much.Here is my dss log and dss extra log:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Louie on 2008-05-01 17:30:55Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --12: 2008-05-01 22:31:04 UTC - RP12 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point11: 2008-04-30 21:32:57 UTC - RP11 - System Checkpoint10: 2008-04-29 20:32:57 UTC - RP10 - System Checkpoint9: 2008-04-28 20:05:26 UTC - RP9 - System Checkpoint8: 2008-04-27 19:05:17 UTC - RP8 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-23 02:32:31 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 510 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Louie.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:31:37 PM, on 5/1/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WI... Read more

A:Widows Xp Something Repeatedly Installs Vundo And Vundo.b

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78 views and no reply. thanx in advance for any help you can give me.

A:no installs or updates

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my pc wont let me install any anti virus programs. i have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and it wont let me install microsoft essentials or mcafee. i am currently unprotected and windows defender or windows itself will not update. i am also being prevented from removing certain programs. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

A:no installs or updates

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For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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