Impossible to update Seven

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  1. blacknight

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    Since last February I can't update Seven: after the reboot the updates installation stop and the message is: " Impossible to install the updates..." A search in Google shows that this issue is common, and that the solution is to restore the original files with the installation cd, or sfc/ scannow or similar procedures. I don't want do it, and unhappy I have not a disk image before January.

    - someone knows some different solution ?
    - Microsoft®Update Catalog ( with IE ) now is blocked: I need another Microsoft link to download the security patches and install them manually ( I don't like Autopatcher or WSUS Offline Update ).
     
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    Thanks a lot for all your answers ! I wonder why Google didn't give no one of these results when I did a search before posting the thread. Luckily yesterday I finally found a disk image of November 2014, so I restored it and I could update my system. Next patch Tuesday I'll check the situation, but, when I'll have some time, I'll restored a later image to check some of these solutions. :thumb:
     
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    What I had to do on one of my systems;

    Go to Services and stop Windows Update.

    Go to C > Windows > SoftwareDistribution > Delete everything in that folder [not the folder though] > Go back to Services > Start Windows Update > Restart your machine.

    Good luck!
     
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    blacknight try also the following:
    1. Disable windows update and reboot
    2. Go to the folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution" and delete all the files/folders that reside in it.
    3. Re-enable windows update and try to perform an update.

    edit: Krusty13 beat me to it.:)

    Panagiotis
     
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    Thanks to you two, but I already tried it and doesn't work. I made a Chkdsk, after the reboot all seems regular now, but also yesterday after I restored the disk image initially it worked, then this morning again the error message at the boot. I wait.
     
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    Sorry, I forgot to answer, but I tried this too and it didn't work.
     
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    We had a strange problem the other day, Windows Update stopped working, I was a problem with the ISP's DNS server blocking windows update.

    type this into the browser:

    http://download.windowsupdate.com/

    See if it resolves correctly.

    rrrh1
     
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    Sorry, It was Easter and I didn't see your post. I ran now sfc and I'm trying to update.
     
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    I don't know if this applies to your problem or not OP but when Windows 7 begins failing to install updates on my system, this works for me:

    Start>All Programs>Accessories>right click Command Prompt>Run As Administrator

    Type the following: fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\

    Hit Enter and then reboot
     
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    Here's what happened to me recently. I installed Windows 7, then after configuring everything, ran the Windows update and selected everything BUT the drivers.......after a few updates were done, there were always 3 updates that never would install. Tried everything including deleting the Software Distribution folder, running the Disk Clean up then selecting Cleanup system files including Windows updates but nothing worked.

    I then reformatted again and decided to do something I once read online. When installing Windows updates, you will get both .NET Framework updates then Windows updates, and each of them have security updates and regular updates.

    What I did was:

    1) Install the Security updates of all .NET Framework excluding installing the major update to 4.5.2 then reboot

    2) Install all Updates to .NET Framework then reboot

    3) Install IE 11 then reboot

    4) Install all IE 11 updates then reboot

    5) Install all Windows security updates then reboot

    6) Install all Windows updates then reboot

    I know it's a headache but this way I have always managed to successfully update Windows 7 with its huge update list. Very messy I must say and desperately asking for a Service Pack which will not happen unfortunately.

    Windows 8.1 doesn't have this problem as in, you can install all the updates together and Windows will know what to install / when so they won't conflict.
     
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    Thank you ! Yesterday at the second reboot WU worked, so I'll try your trick at the April patch day, if I'll have again the issue.
     
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    Thank to you too, I'll try this the next time I'll have the issue ( see my previous post here ).
     
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    Four months after. I can't understand: using on my system SFC /SCANNOW every patch day, I can update Seven: sometimes after the first reboot, sometimes after a second reboot ( .... ? ), but it seems to be updated, and if after I try Windows Update I correctly see which security updates I did. But if I delete the content of the folder Software Distribution in C/ Windows, at the next patch day WU shows to me, as to d,o all the updates since February 2015. Don't say to me " you have not to delete that folder ", because I have deleted every month it until last February and I never had update problem. :thumbd::thumbd:
     
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    A year later. I have a new pc, bought in october 2015. SSD, Windows 7 SP 164 bit. No problem to update - I use only manual update, once a month, after Tuesday patch - till yesterday: Windows Update search for an hour, more, more... and never complete his search. I tried all the tricks in this thread, but they didn't solved. Help me. :confused:

    I restored a disk image of last May, because WU worked in May and in Juin, but now, after the restore, it doesn't work.
     
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    Read from post #2463 (@Stupendous Man) onwards : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/bork-tuesday-any-problems-yet.370217/page-99#post-2601324
    I re-read your post and see that you probably don't yet have June's updates. If so, start reading at post #2435 of the same thread : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/bork-tuesday-any-problems-yet.370217/page-98#post-2599133
     
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    @wshrugged and @roger_m, thank you ! I already had KB3161664, but it didn't solved. I didn't know
    KB3161608 ( generally I only install security updates....) : I installed it and now Windows Update works. :thumb:
     
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