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Can't update and no updates listed

Q: Can't update and no updates listed

I recently gave my parents my old computer after i built my own, and after trying unsucessfully to update the lastest important update from microsoft, i also found that no updates show up on view installed updates in programs and features. This computer has been updated to sp2 and under update history it shows several dozen vista updates, but yet again i can't update the latest important update and nothing shows up under view installed updates. The error code i get is code 80070490 and i scoured the web trying to find a fix last night. I tried several fixes and nothing worked, the last fix i tried was downloading the standalone vista updater and it hangs up and doesn't install the update. I'm about ready to just run a clean install, but does anyone have any suggestions as to why no updates show up under add/remove programs, and yet under update history i see several dozen? Additionaly i can update other extras, but the two things i can't update are the extra dreamscene and an update classified important. I tried system restore to two previous restore points and still the same problem.

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Noticed this month that I suddenly had a lot of important updates to install when I check Windows update. Under important updates I have the likes of:

KB3055999 - Update APN database entry for SaskTel (Canada) in Windows 8.1 and 8
KB3045634 - You cannot make a PPP connection after you reconnect a PLC device in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

The article for both of these states: Provided as an Optional update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Wondering why I have these and others listed as Important?


Win 8.1

A:Optional updates listed under important updates

They are "only" important, so they are optional. "Critical" updates are not optional. MS-speak at its finest.

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I realize this isn't a major problem, but it's something that irks me and I was wondering if it was possible to fix.

I recently reset my laptop back to factory setting and before that I could've sworn that the XP updates I installed were listed in the Add/Remove Program list in alphabetical/numerical order. It made it easy to see which updates I installed.

I reinstalled the patches and at first they were listed in order, but suddenly the order just randomly changed. My list is set to sort by name, but it doesn't have any effect on Windows Program Updates list. I installed everything going from oldest to newest so it should've stayed in order, but it didn't.

Is there anyway to get it back in order?

A:XP Updates Not Listed in Order

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I am again helping my friend in the Philippines with her computer, she can understand English, (somewhat), but really doesn't know very much about Computers.

She has recently had a computer, "techy" guy install Windows Vista as her OS.
here is what it looks like;

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name AMITHEA-5F5JO7S
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, 2493 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.40, 2/5/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
User Name AMITHEA-5F5JO7S\Administrator
Time Zone India Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,037.69 MB
Available Physical Memory 865.57 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.20 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.78 GB
Page File Space 2.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

So I really haven't been able to determine what service pack is installed, etc.
At this time I am trying to figure out what Windows Updates are installed, but I can not find the list, I use WXP, so I am not really familiar with Windows Vista.

Would appreciate your assi... Read more

A:Where are the Automatic Updates Listed ?

Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000Researching version and build number, I find that there is no service pack installed on the computer.Vista now has 2 service packs. Service pack 1 must be installed before service pack 2.Orange Blossom

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I just got my monthly dose of w7 updates and to my surprise, these were listed:

I don't have Office 2010 installed though yet they want me to have its updates. I did recently install MS Streets and Trips 2011, would that trigger Office updates? That is the only MS software I have other than Windows.

A:Unneeded updates listed

If you have any of the Office Viewers installed, they also get the updates - (Powerpoint Viewer, Word Viewer, etc)

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I am trying to help my Mother with her computer. The other day I went to Windows Update, and one of the updates offered was an upgrade to IE9. The update was successful. After re-booting I tried to open the browser, but nothing happened. I mean nothing....after double clicking the shortcut, nothing happened. So I went to Run and typed in "iexplore.exe"......again nothing. So I went back to the updates section and looked at the update history....yes it was there "Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista" and the status was "successful".

She uses Google Chrome most of the time, so I didn't worry about it for a couple of days. But then I noticed that I could not print any email messages from Windows Mail. I googled that problem and learned that Windows Mail get its instructions from IE. At that point I decided enough was enough and proceeded to try to uninstall IE9 and revert back to IE8.

Again after googling, I learned that an IE9 uninstall has to be performed from the Installed Updates section of Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features. Here is the big problem....when I click on "view installed updates", the IE9 update is nowhere to be found.

So I am stuck and asking for help. My computer shows that IE9 was successfully updated in the Windows Update section (when I dig down and look at the details the version is listed as it doesn't work, nothing happens when I try to open it. ... Read more

A:want to uninstall IE9 but it's not listed in the Installed Updates

Why not try a system restore going back 2 days before the install
System Restore - How to

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I just powered-on my machine on March 21, 2015.
Windows 8.1 took much longer to get me to a log on screen
because it was installing updates.

I logged on as admin and went to update history to see what
windows installed -- and the last update listed in update history
occurred on March 13, 2015.

What did windows install when I turned on my machine?


A:Windows 8.1 just installed updates that are not listed

Which tab did you look under: View Update History or Installed Updates?

In my case, the former had an extra entry hardware related.

Also, unmentioned was how long the machine was turned off before today. It is probably irrelevant. Still ...

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I had problems trying to install SP1 eons ago, and got scared away from it after reading numerous problems I didn't understand. Yes I feel dumb.

I did not realize that my updates weren't installing, and just found these when I tried to update my firewall and it said I couldn't without SP1.

I've included the list of updates (36 in all), but I don't know which (if any) is SP1. I don't want to install something that needs a prior update, so I would truly appreciate some guidance on how to proceed.

I'm still worried about SP1... Help! What should I do first!?

Current Available Updates:
(Note: I do not use Windows Mail or Internet Explorer... should I update these anyway?)
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB941833) Recommended 10/9/2007
Update for Windows Vista (KB938371) Important 5/15/2008
Update for Windows Vista (KB950124) Recommended 6/24/2008
Update for Windows Vista (KB950125) Recommended 6/24/2008
Security Update for Windows Mail for Windows Vista (KB951066) Important 8/12/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB950974) Important 8/12/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB953733) Important 8/12/2008
Update for Windows Vista (KB952287) Important 8/12/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464) Important 9/9/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154) Important 9/9/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB956841) Important 10/14/2008
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB958644) Important 10/... Read more

A:Please Advise - 36 Updates (listed) - never installed SP1...

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Hi everyone,

Just need to know if whether or not it is normal for Windows Update to include an update for skype among the list of updates.

I've already hidden this skype update as I had planned to uninstall skype for so long but kept forgetting to do it.

Any comments and ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all and God Bless,

A:skype update listed in Windows Update

Ye - it's normal, since MS bought Skype a few months ago, it's now part of the Microsoft Update family, along with Office and MSE

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When I run the WUShowHide tool, it lists drivers that are not listed in the main WU interface. Even if there are no updates in WU at all and it says it's completely up to date, WUShowHide still lists some - things like Intel SMBus and memory controller drivers. Why is that?

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When will Microsoft start pushing the release os SP1? When I do Windows Update it is not listed. Vista Premium

A:SP1 not listed as Windows Update

Read this:

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The driver and software that was listed a few months ago, on HP Support, will not open for my laptop.  I go an put in my model and it says it can't be located.  This is a 1999 model. DV7-3079WM.  Have they taken my model off the site?

View Solution.

A:Drivers Update Not Listed Anymore

 Hi, You can find us on the following link, select Windows 7, it is the only possible:

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I bought my desktop on 15th August and just noticed that the online HP Customer Support shows most if not all the latest drivers are listed on 14th August.My desktop is currently working superbly and I wonder if it's really necessary to update to the latest drivers as I remembered some experts advocate that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".So, should I or shouldn't I update the drivers?Any IT expert advice is welcome. Thank you.

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I downloaded the F.43 bios update from the support page, but in Firmware management, my board ID is not listed. System ID is 2290, but the update folder only has 0227D, 02291, 0227A, 02299, and 02292. My current version is F.34.

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I installed Win7 using a manufacturer disk on top of Vista (not clean install).

After that, I had about 200 important and 80 optional updates to install.

I installed about half of the important and none of the optional.

Now I am installing newer updates and checking which to stay away to prevent Win10. I looked and couldn't find any of the 10 updates in the important update list. I did, however, find some in the optional updates list.

I have been reading a lot how MS installs these win10 updates automatically, but in my case, they are listed as optional. I wonder why, is it because MS changed their policy or because my laptop is pretty old and w10 is not recommended?

Anyways, here is the list of important updates still left to install. Could you more experienced members please take a look and tell me if I should avoid any of these?

Thank you.

A:Windows 10 GWX update KB3035583 listed as optional

None of those are on my list of "to avoid", but that doesn't mean you need them all or that you won't end up in Windows Update hell for whatever reason.

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Relevant Computer Specs:
This is a PC not a Laptop, and I always have my HDMI connection connected

Processor - AMD A8-5500

Graphics - Amd Radeon hd 5700 Series

OS - Windows 8.1 64 bit
After a windows update this morning (not the update from 8 to 8.1) I no longer have an HDMI playback device listed in my sound options. I have since updated both my Graphics card drivers and my processor drivers, my realtec driver, and downloaded an Auto-detect driver updater from AMD just to make sure. When that didn't work I uninstalled my audio driver in my device manager, rebooted my computer, let the computer re-install the audio driver, and still nothing. All I show as playback devices are Speakers, Headphones, and 2 Digital Audio (S/PDIF). I have show connected and disconnected both checked at this screen. Any suggestions, I am really at my wits end with this? This did happen to me after I updated from 8 to 8.1 but re-installing drivers fixed the issue, but that is not working this time.

A:No HDMI playback device listed after a Windows Update

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My system is an Acer TMP645-MG w/i7-4500U, 8GB RAM on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. The state of Windows Update on this Acer remains that desired to prevent the automatic update for Window 10. Please inform me if I need to unhide any of the (3) KB's involved in that fiasco.

Here is the list of KB's MS is trying to push to this laptop:

KB 3178034,

I see several unique KB's referenced as a means to circumvent this complication in each post regarding this issue. How do we determine what the best course of action is for me to take to resolve it?

A:Recent Experience with Windows 64-bit Win7 Pro Update (KBs Listed)

The free offer expired July 29th
I'm not a fan of hiding updates they only get revised and return
I'd personally Unhide all of them and if you don't want them just leave them to collect digital dust in the Optional section.
Assuming you already have your update settings to excluded recommended updates from being mixed into Important updates section which it sounds like you do already

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After I installed the anniversary update for windows 10 windows defrag/optimize doesn't have my c drive listed therefore it won' defrag

A:c drive not listed on windows defrag after anniversary update

After installation of the anniversary update windows 10 defrag doesn't have my c drive listed as an option to defrag

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Just received an E-Mail from HP support with an entry as follows: Routine Customer Advisory - Jun 13 2016 Advisory: HP EliteBook 740/750/840/850 G1/G2, 745/755 G2, HP ZBook 14 G1/G2 - Critical Update to Prevent Potential Battery Failure (c05172672) How can you label a 'Critical Update' as a 'Routine Customer Advisory???

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Hello all,Recently, my sister installed the fake antivirus "palladium pro" onto the system. Using a thread from this forum, I was able to remove it. However, I am still confused by a host of problems my computer seems to be experiencing...although nothing I've done seems to be able to fix it!A list would probably be easiest, so:1. The service, "Windows Audio" will NOT start automatically. -I have set it to automatic. I have set it the dependencies to automatic. -Seems to be "random" in the sense that sometimes it won't load, sometimes it will stop working in the middle of watching a movie, or playing a game, etc.2. My browser will automatically and RANDOMLY connect me to random websites that I have never seen before. -The firefox addon NO-SCRIPT is sort of helpful in the sense that all of the pages run scripts to re-direct me to google, or something else.3. The theme for my computer, Windows XP style, is RANDOMLY changed to the WINDOWS CLASSIC style, without my input. Sometimes it is IMPOSSIBLE to change back, as in the settings the windows XP theme is not available is not even on the list. -I attempted removing the theme, but it will still change randomly. -Sometimes I can change it back, sometimes it is unavailable. -It will usually freeze up my computer to the point of manual restart.4. I am unable to connect to the windows update website. It will return "unable to connect" or "connection was reset.&qu... Read more

A:Do I have a virus? Symptoms Listed,Internet, Themes, Windows Update

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Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

A:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I am a little green at this , still learning Admin/Assistant I can not get both of our systems to up date. They need up dated bad. since august on my wifes system and not at all on mine since I did fresh install. I know they are changing their structure
to have update every 3rd Tuesday instead of every Tuesday, and it is an all in one kit kinda but I can not get either to install updates. Can someone point me in the right direction before I go buy two Apples and throw these windows systems out the window.
I am relly unhappy with Microsoft, I have spent a ton of money on their stuff over the last 20 years and I am just about to throw in the towel and go UNIX. I can build and Repair systems a learning how to repair windows systems but DOS is my first LOVE! 
Thanks in advance for any and all HELP!

Thank You

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I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.
I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 
Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?

This is the way I suggest :
Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.
Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.
Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.
Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.
Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.
Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.
Thank you.

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So, I don't really know any details of what malware I may have on my computer other than its symptoms and the likelihood that it came through utorrent (which has since been taken off the computer). Basically, the problem began manifesting itself with the BSOD in Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I think I have taken care of that problem. The remaining symptoms of the malware are that windows and windows defender cannot update itself. Also, I cannot download any type of anti-virus update software or even the programs themselves. The updates just say they were unsuccessful. When I attempt to do a manual install/update of anti-virus or windows updates I get a "cannot connect to webpage". Sometimes, I will be redirected from an anti-virus download site to a random unaffiliated site. When I attempt to run a free online virus scan, the update will not work and therefore there is no ability to scan.

Thanks for whatever help you can offer. Eric

Here is my DDS.txt
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by LeBlanc at 22:14:03.31 on Thu 01/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1904 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit that had Vista with latest SP on a 120gb hdd.then installing the sp1, the windows updater will not download and install updates. As it was I had to manually download the sp1 to a flash drive from my desktop and put it on the laptop. No problems there, but was hoping it would solve the Update problem, but didn't. I get the "Fail" error codes. 1. 80070570 and 2. 8007001F. I have 52+ KB updates and not one of them will download and install. Called MS help and for two days they had me try different things. They even took control of the computer and couldn't figure it out. I checked memory and did a chkdsk on the new HDD. In desperation for trouble shooting I put the Vista HHD back in and ran updates with no problems at all then I reinstalled the 320 G HHD. I didn't have a BSOD at all. But I downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and when I did that I would get the BSOD for what ever reason. I had a hard time getting it uninstalled because as soon as you would start windows, within a few seconds I would get the BSOD. When I finally got the Security Essentials uninstalled the BSOD Went away. Have no Idea what one had to do with the other. I just want to get the updater to work. Any Help

A:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates


After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit


That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

One license = 1 machine.
1 machine = 1 license.

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I'm currently on holiday and am connected through an expensive 3G modem plan. Whenever I try to connect, Windows update starts to download files. Every now and then I need to update MSE virus defs but Windows update downloads files GRR! What do I do about this pest? I just disabled the windows update service which obviously prevented me from downloading MSE defs

A:How to stop Windows update from downloading updates when I update MSE

Have you tried setting Windows Update to not Download updates?
You could also set it to not check for updates while you are on holiday.
For MSE definitions, open MSE and update from there.

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I haven't been able to install any updates since jan 11 of this year. I have been on the road for a few weeks and I tried to figure out the problem once I got back.

When a update is being installed it will stall we will say at 95%. I have looked in the log files and this is what I find.
From the Application Log;

Faulting application name: TrustedInstaller.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7989b
Faulting module name: wcp.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17592, time stamp: 0x4da00342
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00000000001d448a
Faulting process id: 0x3ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01ccf8bae7fccb80
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\wcp.dll
Report Id: 3a7ff4f9-64ae-11e1-a405-002421577fd5
From the setup log;

Windows update "Update for Windows (KB2660075)" could not be installed because of error 2149842974 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe"
"C:\Users\Les\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KXQDWOEH\Windows6.1-KB2660075-x64.msu" ")
When I try to run sfc /now or verify only I get this error;

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 10% complete.
Win... Read more

A:Can't install updates using windows update or standalone update

Try running the System Updates Readiness Tool.

This is the link for the 64-bit version: Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

This Microsoft article may help too:

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

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These three updates: Image Link

I can't get these 3 updates to well, update. I've allowed them to Install several times. I've shut the computer down completely to allow them to install, but when I reboot later the updates reappear. Do I need to disable something? I can't figure out how to complete these updates.

A:3 Updates Won't Update?

MS has had a bug problem with updates in the past few releases. I believe they canceled three or more, I would pursue that angle.

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I cannot get any of my windows updates to load. The computer will tell me the attempts have failed. I have tried many very frustrating attempts on my own-to no avail. Help!

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I've got a bum update.

It says, turn off and install updates. I say fine. It says installing 1 of 1... don't turn off your computer - and stays that way for 8, 10 and 12 hours (for the first three times I tried it). I thought after yanking the power the first time, that it might actually install the second or third time around, but it appears that it is not going to ever actually install.

How can I remove this update, and re-download it to try it again? Or... is there another solution?

I'd like to turn off my computer and have it go off. I'd also kinda prefer to be able to install new updates, when they come around, instead of skipping any updates from now on.

A:XP updates never update

Is it stuck Creating a Restore point or after that comes the Download then the Install.

Which KB is being attempted?

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Hi everyone,
I've read all the threads here about this issue, I realise I'm not alone with it. I've tried everything I've seen mentioned on other people's threads, I've googled and also tried the MS Fix it thing along with trying a system restore... which failed miserably and didn't work. I have the block Win 10 app suggested here on my machine and manually pick which updates to get. It finds the updates easily enough, but won't download them. I've tried doing them one at a time, even a 131kb file just won't download. Yet somehow I did manage to get an update for Internet Explorer ( I never use IE but thought it might help the download process).

I"ve run scans, malware scans, run CC cleaner etc and can't figure out why they won't download. I've also tried clicking on the suggested updates and going to the MS site and getting them directly from there. That might have worked on one small one, but hasn't worked on any of the others. The others have got stalled during the installation bit.

Here is a pic of what I've been trying to download. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

What's weird also is these are listed as coming out in March but I only got notified of them two days ago. I've been trying ever since to download them. My system is:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium... Read more

A:Updates just won't update with Win 7

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It states i have a HP update when i click on updates it goes through the checking & when it gets too preparing the action list it has been running for 30 minutes & still running is this normal  to take this long to prepare the action list.

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I have two updates that HP keeps telling me I need to make, but they won't ever finish. I'm attaching a screen shot of what they are. Any suggestions? 

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Hi, I have an issue with my computer. Windows has been trying to do it's update thing but on restart it gets stuck on 2 of 3 and it just keeps saying to not power off my machine. Please Help

Attached is my Hijack This File:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:58:12 AM, on 9/7/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Users\Mike\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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Hi Guys

This problem seems to go back to May when I noticed on my C drive that a lot of strange files were created and when I open them they mention things about SQL Server Editions.

I have attached a picture of these folders to this post.

Which when I google and go to Microsoft lead me to Windows NT which I have never installed.

I went onto the other side of this forum asking for help thinking that perhaps I had a virus but they were of the opinion that it was an automatic update and I had nothing to worry about.

So, I was sick of my C folder looking messy and created one folder and moved all of them into that folder.

Later on, it then tried to do an update but failed. I then moved them back out of the one folder so they were messy again.

However, it still fails to install the update.

Now, when I plug my Ipod into ITunes it doesn't recognise my Ipod and I can't update ITunes to the latest edition.

Also if I go to turn off my computer it tries to update Windows and even if I leave it overnight or all day whilst I'm at work it won't finish the updates so I have to turn the computer off and then back on for it to reboot.

I have done virus scans with Avira and Spyware Doctor but both of them say that I'm clean and don't have any viruses.

I'm hoping you guys can help me so that I can fix the mess I seem to have myself in.

A:Updates that Won't Update

Pls. try this --> Control Panel/Internet Options/General Tab/Settings button/View Objects button.

On the page that loads remove the item called Update Class, that is the ActiveX contol that Windows Updates puts in.

Then try to run Windows Updates again.

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I am looking for a script to disable the annoying Windows Update notification.
For a single PC I can go ahead and turn the message off in the Action Center.
Any help with registry edit?

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Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly. Is there any way to fix this via Group Policy? *crosses fingers*

Did anyone figure out if declining the update in WSUS worked?

A:Windows Update same 4 updates?


Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly.

Do not hijack a Solved thread, unless to comment that it worked for you. I have moved you to your own thread.
What version of Windows are you running? You posted in the XP Forum, but your profile says Windows 7?
What part is ugly? This shouldn't be an issue with Windows 7. You can choose to not download the update in Windows Update and put a check in Do Not Remind Me of this Update.

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Every time I get a message that Windows Update has updates for my computer, it is the same 2 - KB900485 & KB920872. I have downloaded and installed them a couple of times to be sure it was indeed installed. Including today, this has happened about 50 times. Has this happened to anyone else? Why would this be happening? Thank you!

A:Windows Update: Same 2 updates over and over

Look here.. and see if that helps.

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I just got windows 7 just a couple of days ago and realized that there are 3 particular updates that won't well... update.

Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Code 800B0100
Code 80073712
Code 8007006E

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I have an Acer Aspire 5670 that I did a clean install on and after installing all the drivers, i tried doing updates and it will not install them. I used a legit key and i get past microsft verification process. It downloads all updates but when its time to install them, all of them fail. Any ideas?

Here are the system specs:
* Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
* 15.4" WXGA CrystalBrite LCD with 16ms refresh rate.
* ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB
* 100GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
* Slot-Load DVD super multi drive
* 1GB DDR2 dual channel memory
* 802.11 a/b/g wireless with singalup high efficiency antenna
* Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
* ExpressCard slot

In depth review of laptop:

Thanks for the help guys.

A:Windows updates will not update.

Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?

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Why is Windows 7 doing the BIG HAUL? usually it only does 10 or so then restart, 10 or so more, etc. etc. etc. when a new install comes in. but Windows is doing 173 ALL AT ONCE!!! it has been a half an hour and it's only on 15 of 173!!!

I Googled the problem but nothing relevant came up!!! but a bunch of odd results for programs or websites that have 173 in the name but NOTHING Windows 7 or Windows Update in the results!!! even though I included 'Windows 7' in the search query

A:installing update x of 173?! (173 updates???)

how long has it been since you updated windows, and have you changed anything recently, like upgraded office from 2007 to a newer version?

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Hi, I am trying Windows 7 professional 64bit is trying to update my PC now for the umpteenth time. I ask it to download and update. It tells me that it has updated and needs to restart. When it restarts, it has a couple of attempts at configuring the updates and lets me use Windows. When I turn my PC off, I get a 'Do not turn off, etc'. When I start my PC and check to see if the install worked, I am told it hasn't, any clues please?

A:Windows 7 updates don't update

I have been through this today and fixed mine.
There are ways MS suggests when you right click on the failed updates and read the help files that contain links to MS downloadable tools of sorts.
After reading about and trying some of the tools with no success I took a hint I read between the lines about running the one with "service pack" in its name alone. I had 10 updates available one of which had service pack in its title. It was "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)"

I ran it alone and it took. Remaining were 4 security and 4 updates for windows and an IE9 update.

I then tried the 4 updates for windows alone and they failed.

Long story short, I tried some alone until they started working and got them all in.
Look at my screen shot and see the order in which I used. The order goes from the bottom up. The Hot Fix you see is one of MS's suggestions I tried that changed nothing.

As long as this is not every time eh?

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DISCLAIMER:  This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows critical/security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern Standard Time]
Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

A:Updates 4/12/16 - Update Tuesday

Adobe AIR has been updated to build
AIR  has been added to the security bulletin:

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It keeps dling and intling the same 2 updates kb828741 and kb835732

Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0b)
Date / Time 2007-01-18 / 11:56

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 1024 MB
BIOS Type Award (07/07/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Compaq 7550 [17" CRT] (12081672005232)

Audio Adapter Creative Audi... Read more

A:Windows update trying to dl same 2 updates over and over

got one to work now KB835732 says access denied when trying to install.

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I installed XP Home SP 2 from a CD a long time ago and have never been able to download updates, even though I have my computer set to receive automatic updates. When I try to download updates manually, I get the message "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." which just goes on and on and nothing happens. Any ideas about what I might do to remedy this problem? Would it be okay to reinstall SP 2 again over the original installation?



A:Update on not being able to get Microsoft Updates

If you do not have a valid copy of Microsoft software, you can not update.

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my friends computer doesnt download windows updates, the windows update thingy says that it found 73 new updates. but whenever he tries to install them it says "following updates could not be installed" meaning all of the 73 ones. what to do? :>

A:cant update with windows updates.

Have your friend go to update windows page and if he gets the error message again look in the upper right hand corner for an error code. Report back with findings.

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DISCLAIMER:  This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.
Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows critical/security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern Standard Time]
Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

A:Updates 2/9/16 - Update Tuesday

Adobe Flash  has been updated to
In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes and security updates.
These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
Internet Explorer -
Plugin-based browsers (Firefox etc) -
Uninstaller (if needed) : 

(  Note:  Users of IE11 on Win8.1/10 will receive a proprietary Flash update directly from Microsoft.   These will be documented as  )

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1. Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2518869)

2. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2572077)

3. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2633873)

4. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2564958)

5. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2579686)

6. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2588516)

7. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2620712)
8. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2645640)

9. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2654428)

10. Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2660465)
Ok so keeping it simple these 10 (important update will not download to my computer. every other update has installed to perfection.. whats up with theses?

A:These 10 updates(only these 10) wont update.

1. Try installing them one at a time.

2. If that doesn't work, download and run the latest version of Microsoft's System Updates Readiness Tool, the link is for the 64-bit version as per your system.

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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I keep getting a notice that there are 10 windows updates waiting to be installed.
They seem to download okay and then go through the process of installing.
But then I keep getting a notice that nothing was installed because of an error.
Tried to follow the instructions in Microsoft Troubleshooter and even tried using the "Fix It Tool' but nothing helps.
3 days ago I downloaded Firefox Browser and Microsoft Essentials.....could they be part of the problem?
I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
Images attached.

A:Windows Updates won't Update

Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update when you try to install updates

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 I guessing more than not it's a virus. Actually because of this road block, I haven't been able to update for sometime. When I get to Service Pack 2, it gets "stuck". Just says "Updating" for hours at a time.  Any suggestions ?

A:Can't Update Windows Updates

Do you have room on your hard drive for the updates?

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I've updated and selected updates in this window before, suddenly I can't see any updates there at all. WU tells me there's 33 optional updates available, when I click and the window to select those and install them appears I can't see any of them. =/ Check the attachment to see what I'm talking about. I've changed setting in Windows Update to see if that was the cause of the problem but it didn't help. Important updates (when I had them) weren't showing either... Help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Can't see updates in Windows Update.

I am having exactly the same problem.

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Bought an IBM Thinkpad T-60 used. Took it to my tech who wiped the 60 gb hard drive and reinstalled XP Pro. Laptop worked great until I downloaded Windows SP3. After the install the machine will download updates but won't allow them to install.

I went to Lenovo's website and their updates won't install either. Nothing specific in FAQ's and support forums for my particular problem.

I came across one forum which said to rename CatRoot2 in my System32 folder to BadCAtRoot2 but even though I have administrative access the software would not allow the rename to take place.

Any suggestions before I return it to my tech for another wipe and reload? I'd like to noodle this on my own.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Win XP Pro, after SP3 update, new updates won't install

Welcome to TSF....

Try this from Microisoft:
There are a number of things that can break Windows Update in XP, including performing a repair/reinstall. Some are also having issues after installing Service Pack 3. For a quick fix, do this:

Open Notepad and copy/paste the following : Blue : text:

Regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
Regsvr32 licdll.dll /s
Regsvr32 regwizc.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 comcat.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s
regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s
regsvr32 msrating.dll /s
regsvr32 mlang.dll /s
regsvr32 hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s
regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s
regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s
regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s
regsvr32 corpol.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s
regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s
regsvr32 inseng.dll /s
regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 dispex.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s
regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s
regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s
regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s
regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s
regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s
regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s
regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s
regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s... Read more

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I find that there are times when twenty UPDATES appear and if I try and update all of them I get a middle finger.

And If I try installing a group of five of the same type I get a middle finger.

So, I find that sometimes I have to install them one by one, but I get the middle finger..... until I get to the one that needs installing first.

That matter should be fixed.

I also will look at "reset Updates".

A:Issue when I try and update all updates at once

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Hello. I am new to computers and am haveing a program update crisis. My windows update and other programs that require update DL will not connect to their respective servers and Iexplore will not load. I check my internet settings and all are ok. They worked before I got a virus. Got te virus removed but now nothing works. Here is my hijackthis log. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:49:39 PM, on 9/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aolwbspd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Comp Tune-Up\HijackThis.exe

... Read more

A:Windows Update Won't DL Updates

Sesshounmaru, I moved your thread to the HJT section so you'll get a better response...

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Lenovo PC /Win 8 /64....

There is a few optionial updates (1) KB2976978...with no information's for an Intel Driver...also (2) 'graphics' updates' and a (3) RealTec update available.... how necessary or important are these in relation to updating from 8 to 8.1 ? would 'not' installing these updates affect the download/install/use of Win 8.1 thanks so much

A:Are these updates required to update to 8.1 ?

Hello Edythe,

Those would just be device driver updates, and not required for Windows 8.1. It would be good to install them when you like to keep those drivers updated though.

Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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Recently I have noticed that several applications that require updating fail to retrieve their updates. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening or how to correct it?

A:Updates fail to update

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Dell Optiplex 755, Win 7 Home. I have inherited this PC from the estate of a deceased uncle. I was with him when he purchased the PC so know it came from a legit source. Moreover, I have seen him successfully use it. The last recorded Windows updates are from July, 2015, when the PC ceased being used and a Win 7 sticker is still affixed to the case and the number is readable.

When I bring up the Windows Update site, I don't get an error code but do get a message telling me that 'system administrator' permission is required. So far as I know, there has only ever been one 'Administrator' user account account ever set up (and it still exists) and no password was involved, so far as I know.

As this may be a 'user' issue, how do I get to the 'super administrator' account and how do I get rid of any password that may have been established? Alternatively, would it be helpful to do a system reset to the date of the last update?

Otherwise, suggestions, advice, pointers to an appropriate tutorial, or anything else would be most appreciated as I would like to get this PC operating properly again

A:Can't get Win 7 Update to check for updates

This might be helpful.

Password Reset

At the bottom of the tutorial their are a bunch of other tutorials.

How to Reset the Password of a User Account in Windows 7
How to Change the User Account Password if Unable to Login to Windows
How to Change the Password for Your or Another User Account in Windows 7
How to Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
How to Create a "Forgotten Password Wizard" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista
How to Create a "Password Reset Wizard" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista
How to Use System Restore to Change User Account Password
How to Prevent or Allow a User to Change their Password in Vista and Windows 7
How to Remove the Password for Your or Another User Account in Windows 7
How to Create, Change, and Use a Password Hint in Windows 7

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Hi forum. I'm hoping somebody can help with my pc issues. I have a toshiba sattelite running Windows 7 sp1 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks Ive had issues with updates not installing and now installing successfully but then installing again. One of the updates is IE 11 which fails to load but I have anyway running. I have tried lots of stuff like Fix it and microsofts hotfix and the latest thing was the repair thing from all to no avail. My system appears clean as I have done lots of scans with all the recommended stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Jay

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Windows 7 Home Premium X64 has dozens of failed updates. When I check I find they are all for Vista X64. Wy is it doing this, and how do I fix it?

A:Windows 7 X64 trying to update Vista updates

Where did you get your Windows?
Was it an upgrade?

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As of Thursday evening, Sept 28, I've read a lot about a major Windows security flaw that may just have been "fixed" by MS, necessitating downloading and installing one or more updates from the windows update site. But whenever I go to that site, either manually or with automatic updates, which I have configured to alert me but do nothing further, I ONLY get told that an update to Windows Installer 3.1 is available.

Trouble is, I've downloaded that one four times now, and it always--ALWAYS--fails to install properly. When I tried to install it manually after downloading it manually, it failed with a small error window saying "access is denied"; nothing further. I've seen that one enough, when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

But now, it seems, that's the only update MS says is available to me.

Using some good advice from an earlier msg, I ran Belarc's analysis routine. Among other things, it reported nearly 50 critical updates it could not verify had been installed.

Am I in trouble or aren't I?

What should I do?

A:Windows Update reports NO updates?!

Your computer specifications tell me that SP2 is installed and you said in your last post = when I had trouble installing the Windows XP Home SP2 update, that I just said "to =^(*^)(&% with it".

Question is was SP2 fully installed?

The other thing that makes me wonder is the thing about the other 50 or so updates that do not show installed in Belarc. I would like you to download this update for Belarc and install it and rerun it.

Belarc Advisor Security Definitions Update

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop that runs Windows Vista SP1. Last Monday it had shut down and the only thing I could do was to reformat and install Vista. I checked in BIOS and the hard drive was recognized. There are 3 gigs of RAM recognized. After installing, I was able to install all the drivers and all looks well in the Device Manager. I put Microsoft Security Essentials on and updated the virus definitions. I thought the next thing I should do is to install Windows Updates. That is where my problem started. When I first checked it showed 9 updates that needed to be installed. As I've done installation before I knew that wouldn't be all but after the installation I checked and all were installed and showed as successful in the Windows Update History. After that I checked again and it showed 111 updates. I went ahead and started the installation of the 111. All were installed and after restarting and having windows complete all three steps of installation I checked and the Windows Update History shows that the files have failed. I don't think that is possible as I saw successful insulation.

I am going to assume that they were installed. Is there a way I can erase the Windows Update HIstory so I won't see the failed installations? I know I've done that once before but it has been a long time and I just don't remember.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. I really appreciate it.

A:Windows Update says updates failed. Help!!!

Open Notepad and copy and paste the contents of the code box into the notepad Call it Updatefix.bat Save it to your desktop and double click it. Important>>>>>>>>For Vista or Win7 Users Right Click the Update.bat File and Run as Admin.

@echo off


net stop bits

net stop cryptsvc

net stop wuauserv

cd c:\windows\system32

ren catroot2 catroot2.old

cd c:\windows

ren softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP 1
ASUS laptop K52F
Windows update does not download anything. There are 20 important updates. I tried choosing just one of them, the screen displays 'Downloading updates...', but nothing is downloaded. I tried rebooting but this did not work. What could possibly be wrong? I have scanned my laptop with Avast, Malwarebytes, etc & nothing was found. I have had this type of problem before and rebooting solved the problem. Not this time. Any suggestions?

A:Windows Update does not download any updates

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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I have disable the in the settings for hardware installations for driver installations as i like to update driver myself such as sound drivers,network and video drivers. Those are basically the 3 drivers that i update including security updates. By using wushowhide, i can see the drivers updates that have been block such as intel pci serial port root, watchtimer and lpc controller and etc. Does it improve performance or should i leave it alone? What does updating those driver do?

A:Windows Update Driver Updates

I can only speak for myself, others may have different views. I recently had a number of problems related to Windows 10 Updates [including drivers].

For the present my policy is to go directly to the relevant manufacturer for driver updates. A review over a number of forums, Intel in particular reveals Intel and Microsoft apparently unable to resolve problems caused by updates. I'll stick with Intel for the moment.

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I don't know what's happenening. But this last Windows Update notification (10 September week) is not showing any updates for me. 6 updates but what updates??

Check it:

What's wrong?

A:Windows Update not showing any updates

Hi try clicking " Restore hidden updates" which can be seen in your screenshots.
If that does not work follow this : Windows Update - Reset
If your problem still occurs Try pressing "change settings" under windows update change it to never check for updates, then press ok. Next change it back to recommended settings, always check.... and so on, then press ok.
Please provide feedback, with how this goes.

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

A:Windows update cant find any updates

Hi: Install both of these patches,  restart the PC and see if that gets Windows update to work for you.

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DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth give me no errors, repaired with image_health tool of this forum. SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files, here log.SFC Details.txt

A:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

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

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

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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hi there basically as the title says my computer is not allowing me to install updates from microsoft update, it will download them then will come up with a box saying could not install the following updates, any help?

A:microsoft update not installing updates

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Windows Update has become erratic, currently gets stuck in the "looking for updates" phase. I have followed the instructions on this forum titled "Windows Update Posting Instructions." Ran the SURT with no issues reported. The SFC scan came back clean as well. There are no error codes like the example shown, on the WU screen, but at one point there was a pop-up box (I believe in conjunction with Windows Update Standalone Installer) with error 0x8024001e which may or may not now be resolved. The MS Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool has not helped. Also along the way I was advised to install Hotfix for Windows KB947821, which I did. Compressed CBS file will not upload to this post because it is too large (about 6MB).

All this is way above my pay grade as a non-tech user, but I think I have followed the instructions correctly. Any wisdom greatly appreciated!

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Hello! This is an issue that I've never come across before. When I try to update my computer (Windows 7 64bit) I get an error message stating "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I already tried this before, but to my disappointment I still receive the message. Can anyone help me solve this issue? Thanks! If anyone needs any further information, please do ask. I'm a bit of a rookie though, haha.

A:Windows Update Cannot Check for Updates

Quote: Originally Posted by BriLee

Hello! This is an issue that I've never come across before. When I try to update my computer (Windows 7 64bit) I get an error message stating "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I already tried this before, but to my disappointment I still receive the message. Can anyone help me solve this issue? Thanks! If anyone needs any further information, please do ask. I'm a bit of a rookie though, haha.

BEFORE doing anything drastic such as resetting WU, try this -

Windows Update Settings - Change

Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Never Update...'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Now open Windows update again
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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I just installed Win7 on my Asus K95VJ laptop and Windows Update is not working. I tried the troubleshooting from Microsoft "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates but without any luck.
If I select from that webpage to automatically fix my problem, I get the results from my Untitled2.jpg printscreen.
When I go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, the 3 services that are required for Windows Update to work appear with status Started, but not Running. See my Untitled.jpg printscreen. I tried restarting them without any luck.
I don't know what to do anymore and I don't understand why it's not working... please help me out.

A:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates...

Well, this is awkward, but I fixed it I found the solution somewhere else. I had to go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs and delete edb.log (it's a .txt file), then restart the computer. For I don't know what stupid reason, that edb file was corrupt and prevent Windows Update from running. Deleting it made Windows replace it with a brand new one and fixed my problem.

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My Windows Update keeps referring me to an 'Important' update that needs to be installed, but every time I try to install it it fails with the failure code 733F.
The actual file is Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)

Has anyone had this problem and please tell me how to repair it so I can download thi update.



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i am recently update my windows 10 Like anniversary updates it's working good my (c:) colon memory FULL., i allocated 70GB balance memory is only 10gb available any other program can't be install( micro soft visual studio 2012 & SQL Server )
please help what i can do it this problem

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I have a list of updates ready to be installed and I have tried but in the end it just stalls and doesn't do anything, so I'm here to ask what way around it is there to install them?

Turn off the updates (via the registry) and then on?

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Ok I am at a lost here these 7 updates do not download or fail.
Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Wind....
System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based..
Update for Windows 7 for x64 based systems (KB2570791)
and (KB982018)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64 based systems (KB976932)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64 based sys...

I have even tried downloading them and then install and they still fail and it seems to be these 7 I just update my .NET framework 4

If anyone can help thanks.

A:Windows 7 Updates 7 of them dont update

Quote: Originally Posted by jemsr50

Ok I am at a lost here these 7 updates do not download or fail.


I have even tried downloading them and then install and they still fail...

You said they do not download OR fail but then you said they failed, which is it?

Make sure you have restarted your computer since then. Try updating ONLY important updates, possibly selecting a few at a time to download and update. Let me know if it still fails. Restart>select some updates (important ones first, then slowly working your way to other updates you want to have installed)>installl>restart again. If it works keep doing this method

These two things likely don't have an effect on the updates, but try them anyway:

1. Do you know if you have all your drivers currently updated?

2. Has windows been activated yet?

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I have MS Office Pro 2013 and my windows update keep offering updates for lync and project 2013 which office pro 2013 doesn't include. How to stop windows update offers this type of updates?

A:Windows Update offers updates that I don't want

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When Windows 8.1 pro starts up a message saying Windows Update. Important updates are available Go to PC, it stays very briefly.

Checking Windows updates it says no updates so I checked for updates and it found none, I have Windows update to Install update automatically.

Has any one else had this message or know what the cause is?


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I just updated my 64-bit PC with the anniversary update, as confirmed by the changes to the notification at far right, and all programs showing on the start menu.

But then, I tried the update on my 32-bit PC, which I started and let run while away from it. When I came back, Windows had restarted, so I assumed that it had updated. However, the notification icon is still to the left of the date in task bar and the start menu at left, still as it was. As it appeared the update did not work, I went into Windows updates again, where I was advised there were none available.

I assumed that if it failed, that it would be available again under updates, however now not sure what happened?
Update: Found the Windows Update Assistant and running it shows that I had 1511 version and not the Anniversary 1607. I'm thinking now that the updates were all for 1511 and not the anniversary update.
Anyway, continued with the 1607 update that fully downloaded, verified and started the update. About 15% of the way, it failed with error 0x80070570. Tried it twice with same result. Any ideas?

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The last time windows update found anything new to download was 4 weeks ago on Sept.9.I manually update at least three times a week.When I try to update it goes through the normal 30 second or so search routine but all I ever get is No New Important Updates Are Available For Your Computer statement.
I have gone to hidden updates and was able to download an update that was about 2 months old with no problem.I have Malwarebytes and VIPRE security so I normally have Windows Defender turned off,but on two seperate ocaisions I have turned Windows Defender back on and Windows Update searched and found updates and I had no problem downloading and installing them.It even found the update for the newer Windows Update that I agreed to and insalled.
My computer is a VISTA Ultimate 64xbit and is kept up to date as much as possible.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

A:Windows Update Not Finding NEW UPDATES

Is your Windows Auto Update Service enabled?

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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Hi Ive been having this problem for a while with windows update ever since i did the 8.1 update. It no longer installs the updates, it appears to download them and then gets stuck at this screen.

Does anyone know how to solve this so updates will install?

A:Windows Update Does Install Updates

It might be a bit tedious but try installing them one by one and see where it get's stuck. Jump over it and try that same one later.

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Windows says it manage to update 2922229kb successfully but the next time it connects to the internet it says it is updating 2922229kb again.

What's going on?

A:windows updates successful but update again

This has happened to others.
When you see the update, right click and then hide. You will not be bothered again.

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I've installed the updates upon request. It's been two days now and the pop up keeps on coming saying the same two updates available. I checked the update history and the updates were all installed successfully. These updates are actually a few years old and it's odd how they just popped up. The updates were for MS Framerwork KB2600217 and KB2656351

Any suggestions on clearing this up?

A:Windows Update keeps on telling me I have new (same old) updates

From Microsoft, take a quick read it might be what you are looking for.
kb 2656351 repeatedly offered after successful install - Microsoft Answers

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Hi everyone,
Hope you guys won't mind helping me with this issue. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.
I recently noticed that it's been 2 weeks since my laptop scheduled an auto installation of windows updates on Sundays so I decided to check if any new ones were available. When I clicked on Check For Updates, I received the following message:
"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
I restarted but nothing changed. I also went into the settings and selected never update, applied, then exited, then went back and re-selected auto update and install and applied but again, the same result.
I have no idea how to restart or reset the windows update so it will work. 
I would really appreciate if you could please help me correct this problem.
Thank you for your time and looking forward to your replies.
Best regards!

A:Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates

Hello, first try the BITS repair tool..

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i have just installed the latest updates from microsoft, and i restarted the computer. it displayed the manufacturer screen, and then the vista loading window witht the green loading box at the bottom, but as soon as it has finished loading, inbetween the loading window and the loggon screen with the password box. the screen goes blank for about 7 seconds in performance mode (power supply). which it did not do before i updated...

so i restarted again, thinking that is was just because i had recently installed them... but after second boot-up it done the same thing...

the updates i installed were as follows:

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows Vista (KB956391)

Installation date: ‎15/‎10/‎2008 01:44

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Security issues have been identified in ActiveX controls that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB955519)

Installation date: ‎15/‎10/‎2008 01:44

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues with Media Center for Windows Vista. For complete listing ... Read more

A:October updates from microsoft update

I've had similar issues since installing the abovementioned patches - starting up after restart has had some strange behaviours like long loading times on a blank screen, and during the first restart after the installation it actually got part way through startup and threw up some message about the registry and restarted.. since then I haven't een that message again.

BUT, since this I also haven't been able to get internet connection at all, using either LAN cable or wireless. I've rebooted many times, and at the time of doing the updates i had been using a LAN cable with no issues before all this. Just got home and same behaviour on wireless - i seem to be connected "locally" but internet wont work, and pinging the gateway or anything else returns "General Failure".

I tried uninstalling the 5 Vista-specific patches (ie, the ones not mentioning office, etc) and made no difference. I'm loathe to uninstall ALL the other patches because I don't know which one is causing this.

Anyone else had this and been able to fix it?


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Today it dawned on me i had not seen any windows updates in quiet some time and also my AV Eset had not indicated updates were available either.When attempting to check updates via control panel it hung for quiet some time with a blue spinning circle the eventually took me to the check for updates screen which is red.After clicking the update button i received the dreaded notice"Windows cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running",after readiing up on the problem i have tried the various Microsoft fixes that state they have fixed various problems but still cant update,i have tried stopping the update service and deleting the software folder and restarting the update service but still nothing.
At a guess i think the last updates i did was the November ones which finished with a some updates failed to install properly.
I have also tried the downloads Brink has posted on the site but this has not resolved the problem so i guess its over to you guys/gals to try and help me fix this problem.
Thanks in advance.

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just performed a fresh reinstall on toshiba satellite c665 with windows7, all seemed smooth, however it will not even check for updates.. I go to windows update and it says "windows update cannot check for updates because service is not running, you may need to restart your computer".. So I made sure all update services / module were started, and even tried the "fix it update program" still same error.. Any suggestions?? This never happened to me before.. I'm stuck.. Thanks in advance!!!

A:Solved: will not update windows updates :(

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While looking into recently installed Windows Updates I noticed something strange.

This month there were five Important Office 2007 updates offered to me. I installed them and it shows this in Update History. But when I look in Installed Updates (where I would need to uninstall from) it lists 20 something updates from that same date.

How is this possible? Are there other updates within the main update? I've never spent a lot of time looking at Installed Updates but it seems this may occur for other updates as well.

A:Update History vs. Installed Updates

They often do not match. Mine don't.

"View Update History" often only shows more recent updates.

The one marked "Installed Updates" shows the entire list and allows for uninstalling them if necessary.

Nothing to worry about.

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I didn't install KB3087916 becaue of the reported problems but see today that I'm being offered 2 Flash player updates. One is the original KB3087916 and the other KB3089023.

Is the later update simply to correct the first ? or should I install just the new offering ?

(Getting seriously annoyed with all these updates and problems caused by updates of late. One reason I'm not going the W10 route with its forced updates)

A:New Adobe Flash Update. Do I need BOTH these updates ?

Windows Update kb3087916 [August] is installing the DEBUG version of Flash ActiveX into IE11 on (32-bit) Windows 8.1 systems.
The issue has been resolved by the release of kb3089023

I have been struggling with KB3087916 since yesterday. Installation will fail. ( Alongwith this two other updates KB3004365 and KB 3060716 also failed to install) I tried repeatedly and these three failed to install repeatedly. Only this morning I saw the above thread and tried Windows update again. Alongwith the three failed updates there was this kb3089023 plus two or three new updates.and all updates except the kb3087916 installed successfully.

kb3087916 is still showing up in Windows update. I don't know why. I have just hidden it. Microsoft sucks.

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I am having a problem with windows update. It will not search for any updates, whenever I try to get it to search for updates it finds an error code 80070422. I have tried microsoft fixit tool and the report says Repair default Windows Update locations Not Run. I am thinking maybe resetting windows update locations could help, but I don't know how to do that manually. I have also tried restarting services required by windows update, which did nothing. I also scanned for viruses. Any help would be appreciated.

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