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How do I manually download updates for Windows 8.1 64 bit

Q: How do I manually download updates for Windows 8.1 64 bit

Hi I'm a university student having a bit of trouble, for a project I have to install Windows 8.1 64 bit on several machines including updates.

As you can imagine updating each machine individually can be extremely time consuming. I was wondering if there's a way to manually download all the latest windows update files and put them in the Windows 8.1 ISO, so that once Windows is installed on the machine it will be up to date.

sorry if I haven't explained myself correctly

A: How do I manually download updates for Windows 8.1 64 bit

Try this link: Windows Updates Downloader (WUD)

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Hi there , desperately need some assistance. I think I have the malware "zlob"or other. I have tried a few things posted on this sites forums and others. My computer seems to open apps very slow, Unable to update Adaware ,ran spybot search and destroy. Also unable to do a system restore. I've Included a Hijack this log .Any help would greatly be appreciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:25:49, on 12/28/08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1189806489\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional\AntiVirus\ioloAV.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional\Personal Firewall\ioloFW.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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I'm trying to download updates through Windows Update, it shows that I have 139 important updates, and 40 optional ones. I selected them and clicked the install button but it got stuck at "Downloading updates (0 kb total, 0% complete)". I cancelled and retried choosing only 24 important updates and the same happened. I tried the check for updates option but it also keeps checking forever.
I also tried downloading updates from Microsoft Download Center but when I try to install them it hangs on "searching for updates on this computer".
I already ran the Microsoft Fix It tool, disabled my anti-virus and firewall, but nothing works.
I cannot install the SURT because it also keeps searching for updates.

I need to update so I can upgrade to Windows 10 - the setup also got stuck while checking for updates, so I was hoping that updating beforehand would do the trick.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem are appreciated.

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I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1.

I want to manually check for updates, make Windows download them if there is any, but wouldn't install at that moment, instead make Windows install them next time I shut it down.

In Windows XP, it was easy. You just selected the option to download. And when you attempt to shut down Windows, it asked if you want to shut down normally, or you want to install updates while shutting down.

However, in Windows 7, I couldn't find a way to do this same behavior. Can you please tell me how to, if there is any way to do it?

A:How to: Manually, download updates but not install

Use this address to find the updates you want
in the right hand corner theres a search box,type in your windows version
then find the specific files you want\need
then save them wherever you want

Handy for reinstalls without having to download everything again
Stop Windows Update in services first
then run your updates
then START WU again and check for updates


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Hi guys,

I've just put my Dell Studio back to factory settings after having it for two years and deciding to give it a rebirth. I maintain my laptop very well but always like to do a reset every so often.

The problem I'm having now is that the damn thing wont update from Windows Update. It will identify that there are 76 important or critical downloads, but hangs at 0% downloading.

I went to the MS catalogue and tried to download manually, but even though I had the updates selected in my basket, again, it just hung on 0%.

I've ran Kasperskys TDS, the Malicious Tool Removal MS thingy-ma-jig, ran an sfc check where it did note there were corrupt files but it couldn't fix them. The Fix It link to the MS Update Not Working thing found no problems either.

So, I'm scratching my head and going to do a restart and see what's going on.

Any help greatly appreciated as this is doing my nut in.



Interestingly, I've just reset and it's telling me the system had to be restarted to finish installing updates, but when you click on it for more info, there's no updates listed. Bloody liar.

A:Will not download Updates automatically or manually via MS Catalogue

Welcom to the forum
If you'r facing a problem in WU then use the tool provided by MS to resolve this problem:

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

If after that the problem persist and you say that you reset every so often, then consider to dowload your same version of your OS from:

Good luck

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Is that possible? If yes, please teach me.

A:Solved: Manually download updates for Registry Mechanic 5

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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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Hi Guys, Windows 7 security updates does not download, if showing N number of updates, it won't
download and the downloading shows life forever.\<o:p></o:p>
This problem has found in Windows 7 Ent and Windows
7 Ent SP1 in clean formatted PC with windows Activated and Domain not joined. Tried on several PCs and either it won't ever start or it will be showing 112 or 114 updates but it won?t ever download. Domain joined PCs have different
story, because GP options are enforced. There is no WSUS or patch management software yet on network. <o:p></o:p>
I am purely looking for an answer for this problem of Windows Update either not initiating at all if ever it is showing number of updates to be installed,
it never them downloaded and downloading screen with 0% activity is running forever. Please share any experiences and solutions. If there is a KB about it please refer. <o:p></o:p>
Any or all help is appreciated. Regards.<o:p></o:p>


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Ok, My computer for the moment will not start up
Vista x64
After reading others reports similar to mine, I am fairly confident it is because of a windows update.

I need to know how to manually remove a windows update.
I need to know if there is a log that will tell me which windows update was the latest.

I can modify the computers registry and change files as I please.

A:Does anyone know how to manually remove windows updates?

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This question is not for those that have Windows Updates set to Automatically download and install...

When you are looking at a long list of Important Updates (this coming Tuesday clearly in mind) there are usually different types of update: Critical, Important, Moderate. There are also sub-program updates: IE, .NET, etc.
But also consider when you first install the OS, when there are 20 or 30 updates to catch up on.

Do you:
Install all the updates at once.
Install them in batches according to type.
Install them in batches according to date.
Install them in batches x at a time.
Install them one at a time.

A:How do you (manually) install Windows Updates?

i'm lazy, i generally do it all in one go. i suppose that's what the auto option would do.

seems to work ok, just a bit slow - i simply leave the computer downloading and installing and keep checking progresss every now and then.

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There is a little-known way to block W10 Updates after they are downloaded, but before they are installed.

Windows Updates are downloaded. To be installed the user must reboot the system.

So you have the run wushowhide BEFORE your reboot your system to block those pesky cumulative updates that cannot be uninstalled using Windows Update or wusa.exe (command line Windows Update utility) or Safe Mode.

Use the wushowhide utility from Microsoft:

It might not block the installation of drivers, but you can always use it uninstall forced driver updates.

I used it to block the installation of KB3149135 cumulative update after a clean Windows install.

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Hi i just bought a lenovo thinkpad t430 (this week) that came already with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit already installed and i'm having issues installing updates.

all the automatic updates would install but on reboot the install would fail (even with antivirus disabled and on safemode) reverting back to original settings.

i then went to do manual downloads and updates from the microsoft page. i managed to successfully install all of the "security update for windows" but all of the "update for windows 7 for x64 based systems" are the ones im having trouble with along with a few others.

on the manual download page for the KB2647753, KB2522422, etc (there are 10 of them total) i run into the validation required when i try to download. the actual download link for the windows activation tool (genuinecheck.exe) is "no longer supported. please download the newest version and ensure that your system clock is accurate".

i then went and manually downloaded MGAdiag.exe to run a manual diagnostic and this is what i get.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JKHXW-D9W83-FJQKD
Windows Product Key Hash: AYaBykmfTHUVW5whGaYMeVJn0/U=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00249
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010... Read more

A:Problems installing windows updates both automatically and manually

it said update as already been installed...

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Looking for any help.  Have tried to run system update readiness tool but it fails with a wuapi.dll error message.
wusa.exe - Bad Image
wuapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.  Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.
Running Windows 7 SP1 32 bit.
Here is log from sfc /scannow
Thanks for any help you anyone can provide.
2016-01-15 22:18:39, Info                  CSI    00000009 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2016-01-15 22:18:39, Info                  CSI    0000000a [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2016-01-15 22:18:44, Info                  CSI    0000000c [SR] Verify complete
2016-01-15 22:18:45, Info                  CSI    0000000d [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2016-01-15 22:18:45, Info                  CSI    0000000e [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
20... Read more

A:SFC reports corrupt files and windows updates will not run manually

Try downloading and re-installing the Windows Update Agent:

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I am on a internet satellite system that limits my downloads.   I can download all I want from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.How can I set my windows 10 downloads to install manually?  And can I set them to download and install at a time thatI designate?

A:How do I control windows 10 updates to update manually inste...

It will depend on which version of Windows 10 you have. If it is a Windows Home version, there is nothing that you can do at the present time. It is automatic and you don't have a choice If it is a Windows 10 Pro version, then you can schedule the time of update installations and even defer the updates, as in all or none! Take a look at the following article at the How-to-Geek. It explains everything you need to know about  Windows Update(s) in Windows  10. 

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I have Windows 7 SP1. From 161108 my Windows Update cannot find any new updates, it just searches for days and days. There are many posts on this subject, but I have not been able to solve the problem.
1. Is there a simple way to download and install updates manually (not using Windows Update)?
2. Would it be a very bad idea to stop updating Windows 7 from now on?

Best regards
Sven Ingvar J?nsson

A:Downloading Windows Updates manually or stop updating


Question #2:
Yes, it would be a VERY BAD idea to stop taking at least critical and important security updates from now on. MS now issues them all together in a monthly "roll-up", rather than individual updates. But there is a way to take only the "security" patches, instead of the combined security+performance patches.
Let's get your WU working first...

Question #1:
If WU is stuck on "checking for updates", you need to temporarily shut down that process/service in order to manually install the 2 most important patches that should fix it (3020369 and 3172605).

Let's try this:
IF NOT ALREADY DONE: Download and save, but do not run yet, the standalone installers for KB3020369 and KB3172605 for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
Disconnect from the internet.
Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AND from services.msc (change it to "manual" and STOP the service, then click "OK").
Run 3020369 and reboot.
Run 3172605 and reboot.
Go into services.msc and change WU back to "Automatic-delayed start" and start the service.
Reconnect to internet.
Change WU to "notify me, but let me choose".
Run a manual check for updates.
The concept is that you are going to install them from the standalone installers that you have downloaded locally to your computer, NOT via Windows Update.
So, if Windows Update is partially or fully enabled when yo... Read more

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I couldn't remember this login, so I created a new 1, hamluis said it's best to post on old account and he would try to link them or just delete the new 1, which is DumbBlonde1. Gringo assisted me last year during my ZeroAccess Rootkit Infection, and my PC ran like a charm after that until now.
But here are my current issues:
Randomly I get a rotary dial from the PC, usually that happens when the PC is in SLeep Mode and doesn't want to revive.
Malwarebytes no longer updates automatically and neither does MSE.
When trying to run Windows Update I receive a error message, trying to correct it I can not, because the BITS is missing. Although in MTB it does not show a BITS issue
Hamluis had me do thus far the following:
Ran MiniToolBox and Speccy results are posted below:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:21-04-2013
Ran by Nikita BigBank (administrator) on 01-06-2013 at 22:58:50
Running from "C:\Users\Nikita BigBank\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (06/01/2013 10:54:28 PM) (Source: QuickBooks) (User: )
Description: An unexpected error has occured in "QuickBooks Pro Plus 2011":
LicenseUtility::`anonymous-namespace'::LicenseUtilityImp::getProductMode: Product mode not found
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A:Missing BITS (can't run windows update and other updates only function manually)

Hello ImmaNoob I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.

A:Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

Quote: Originally Posted by Remush

Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.

I don't think there is a way to do that I would recommend that you set up a domain and be the system administrator for all fo the Windows 7 pcs, so you can install all of the updates on all of the computers at the same time.

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Seeing how automatic updating no longer works on my computer ffo rabout a year now is there any why to get updates manually or am i just stuck with what ever build I'm on now?

A:manually install updates

Automatic updates should be working.

Do you mean it won't update even though automatic updates is turned on, or that automatic updates are turned off and you would like them turned on.

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I just found out that windows only downloads updates once a month, which caused quite a concern in a previous message in which I asked for help and maybe did not need it. Anyway, I found a few windows updates that did not install at an earlier time. I read about them and is it hard to install updates manually? I have very little skills in dos or any type of typing commands. I went into update history, dbl clicked on the ones that were cancelled (my fault) or failed. I found the areas to go and am waiting for a response to if they are hard to manually download and install. Also how do I find out if my computer is 32 or 64 bit, I am using
Windows 7 professional.

A:downloading updates manually

You can click start and then right click "Computer" and select properties. Scroll down and it will tell you the OS bit rate. If you have updates that may have failed have you tried the "check for updates" button to see if they're detected again?

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How do I manually download a podcast and have it appear in iTunes (to be synched with my iPod)?

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Does someone know what I am doing wrong?

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I have a limited wifi issue. Toshiba states update KB3114149 may solve the issue. I can't determine if this update was included when I upgraded to 10586/1511 as it is not listed in Update History.

Is there a way to manually download that update ?

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Hi people

Does the latest version of MSE allow for a manual update schedule to be created by the user or is it still limited to the Windows auto-update facility, which may also download & install unwanted MS apps along with the virus signatures?



A:MSE - Latest release - can Vir-sig updates be scheduled manually?


Nope, as far as I know its still via Windows update, and its own update facility.

I've never seen any of these MS apps you refer to though..........


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Just wondering how/if it's possible to just get security and stability updates after these changes come next month?
I am a home user, so I don't have access to WSUS or whatever.

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Clean install 32 bit no longer updates even manually. I tried all those tips mentioned in other windows update threads and some of unofficial tweaks, nothing worked. I don't know if 64 bit of windows 7 clean install will be the same way-I am not going try that. I am not worried about the 32 bit not working because I have a 64 bit installed that is working which I did a clean install about a month or two. Then only thing I haven't tried is letting windows update do it automatically and use the registry key patch that prevents it from upgrading to windows 10. I might try this method another time.

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I do a lot of Win 7 installs, and the update process on a fresh install is a bit painful.

So I downloaded all the current Win 7 updates (roughly 6GB) from the Windows Update Catalog and what I want to do is place them in the proper place (folder) so Windows Update will see them and install them.

Otherwise it looks like I have to install each one separately, which saves on bandwidth usage since there is nothing to download, but still takes a long time which of course partially defeats the purpose.

A:Manually installing updates - where to place files?

Hi red, in the future try this:
Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

I believe the default location for updates is:

Not sure about them installing. I'll let someone else comment on that.

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I am unable to download *.xap files from store as Microsoft has changed the store layout. Previously. Before the Launch of Windows-phone 10, it worked for me.

A:Unable to download manually *.xap files from store. What should I do?

I'm not sure there's anything we can do anymore.

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So in January I reinstalled Windows XP Windows automatic updates worked for a couple months but have not been working since April I believe. I have been manually downloading the updates and installing them myself. I recently tried using Microsoft Update and received the message that I needed to install KB892130 WGA before I can install the updates. I am unable to install KB892130 WGA using Microsoft Update.

I downloaded a copy of the WGA from MS tech net and can manually install it. I receive the "installation was sucessful" screen.

If I reboot and check again with MS update it still tells me I need to install KB892130 WGA?

Getting tired of manually installing updates every month.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Thanks for your help in advanced.


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Is it safe to manually clean the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download Folder   
Is it safe to manually clean the Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2    
Windows 8
Together they are using about 10 percent of my drive.  Thanks in advance.  

A:Is it safe to manually clean SoftwareDistribution Download Folder

Hi afnuke Yes it is safe to delete the Download folder in SoftwareDistribution. As for the Installer2 one in the NVIDIA folder, I cannot tell, I don't have it. What's inside it?Edit: Before doing so, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:net stop wuauservOnce done, you can delete the folder. After that, enter:net start wuauserv

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After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???

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Does anyone know where I could download Windows updates without going to I tried updating them from windows Security Center but it doesn't work.I can't get onto microsoft, google or Mozilla for some reason, and I've been wondering if its because I don't have the latest updates.I ran a check to see if I have all the updates my computer needs and it came up with this:Copy and Pasted from "":Applications / Result Version DetectedMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2This installation of Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!Your system does not have all security related patches from Microsoft installed. Please see list below for details about the missing patches.Update Instructions:You do not have the following Microsoft security updates installed:KB938829KB936021KB933729KB943460KB941568KB944653KB941569KB941644KB943485KB946026KB943055Visit Windows Update to install the missing patches.So again, anywhere safe that I can download the updates from?Any help is appreciated, ThanksRenee

A:Where To Download Windows Updates?

Not having updates installed wouldn't stop you from going to sites, Windows updates are usually for exploits that hackers can use. If you can't get to Microsoft, Google or Mozilla you may have had your hosts file edited by a virus. Update your Antivirus and run a scan. If it doesn't repair your hosts file then you could overwrite it with the MVPS HOSTS File. There are no official mirrors for windows update (apart from the ones the real site uses). However there is a site called WindizUpdate that offers a plugin for firefox that scans for security updates like your one above and installs requires security updates.Hope that helps! -edit- removed link...

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Windows 7 machine. 32 bit.
Was downloading and installing fine windows updates fine. Now i can not download. The green status bar moves from left to right but the message remains at 0KB total , 0% complete
I have internet access, machine seems to be working ok.

I completed the

I was told all my logs were clean and to post in this forum.

Not sure what is going on. anyone seen this before?


A:Can Not Download Windows Updates.

Have you tried the standard troubleshooting here:

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hi everybody
when i was using Windows XP, instead of open Windows Update, i was turning it off so it take to microsoft updates and download them to hard disk
this was a useful since after reformatting don't bother do that online.

can i do this in windows 7 ???

i am now looking for all Compatibility updates, want to download them all.

thank in advance and nice upgrade to Windows7forums

A:Download Windows Updates...?

Hello Avkslpfa,

For Windows 7 issues, you should register and post this at our sister site Seven Forums for better support with it.

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Hello! I was told to come here and post here about this from Kahdah Malware Response Intructor from the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum. I have not been able to download the Windows updates for quite a few months now and can't figure out why. I have Windows XP Service Pack 3 Media Edition Version 2002.

This is the Message That Appears for Automatic Updates:

The Following Updates were not Installed:

Security Update for Windows XP (KB2229593)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2443105)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2378111)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296199)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975558)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2115168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296011)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2259922)
Update for Windows XP (KB2345886)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB982214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2387149)

Thank You for your time:)

A:Can't download Windows Updates

im also having that problem/i also get a generic windows message/need to validate/i also get a generic window 32 error

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For some reason, when trying to install the latest updates to Windows 8.1 fails & also seems to freeze the windows update page itself. Help would be greatly appreciated to resolve these matters. It tells me withing the update page that updates were never performed with a 80246008 error code.

A:Can't download any Windows 8.1 updates

Hi, and welcome to TSF. This is about your error Windows Update error 80246008 - Windows Help

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When I try to access the windows update page, I get redirected to can't even get to Mcafee's, Norton's, or CA's websites without getting the "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Kaspersky online scanner, Panda, and Windows live one care don't work at all...

I have Avira Antivir, Threatfire, MBAM, Comodo firewall, Superantispyware, Spybot, and Ad-aware. None of which picked up anything except for cookies. Is there anything else I can use/do to get rid of what I have?

Also, when searching for anything in yahoo, I get redirected to some wierd search engine and I have to hit the back button and try the search again mulitple times before getting to where I want to go.

A:Can't download windows updates

What OS (Win 2K, XPsp1, XPsp2, Vista) are you using?

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where can i get all the latest updates for windows 7, like the only the important and recommended updates.

in exe format, where I can install them manually

Windows6.1-KB958488-x64.exe, etc. i need x64 updates

A:Windows 7 Updates Download

Here you go: Download details: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems

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A:ES1 can't download windows updates

I've had no luck downloading any windows updates since i got the laptop 2 years ago. support keeps having me restart from the beginning, so I clear out everything, restart the system and then let the updates run for days, only to have every one fail. this is out of warranty, which is my fault because im never home to deal with it. i found myself home for 24 hours and thought id try again, but i have a feeling by the end of the night im throwing this in the trash.' other than tossing it, any recommendations?

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I have a computer here that won't download windows updates. It's been this way for quite some time. Restarting doesnt work and doing the usual stuff with windows update also doesnt do it. It appears that they are downloading but as soon as you restart the system the yellow update icon reappears in the task bar. Any idea what's going on and how I can fix this??

A:Windows updates won't download

Manually registering files solves the problem

If you find that Windows Update refuses to install most patches, you can register its missing DLLs yourself. This can be accomplished by manually entering seven commands (shown in Step 2, below) at a command prompt. If you need to run the fix on multiple machines, it's easiest to use a batch file, as Steps 1 through 5 explain:

Step 1. Open Notepad (or any text editor).

Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.

Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.

Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

The next time you visit the Windows Update site, you should not have any problem installing the latest patches.

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Windows update shows that I have the following outstanding but when I try to download and install they all fail - "error" appears by each one.

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Herramienta de detecci?n de Microsoft GDI+ (KB873374)
Actualizaci?n cr?tica para Office XP en Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB885884)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB885835)
Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB896358)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB890046)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB896422)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB896428)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad acumulativa para Internet Explorer para Windows XP
Service Pack 2 (KB883939)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Microsoft Windows (KB898458)
Actualizaci?n de seguridad para Windows XP (KB893066)
Herramienta de eliminaci?n de software malintencionado de Windows, jun 2005 (KB890830)
Actualizaci?n para Windows XP (KB898461)
I am running XP Home and have Panda Titanium and ZoneAlarm Pro.

Could either of these block the download?

A:Cant download updates for Windows XP

Hi yes either of them can block these downloads if you have not enable exceptions in your settings when you installed them, you need the above updates as they are critical ones.

It would be advisable to recheck your exceptions and tick allows by critical updates by microsoft.


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Windows Update says that I have 34 available updates. When I try to download them, it doesn't show how many KB's are being downloaded and the percent completed stays at zero. It will stay like this forever.

A:WILL NOT download windows updates

Windows update problems can be hard to solve.  You could go to THIS SITE and follow the thread to see if that helps or fixes the problem.

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My WIndows 7 PC has decided it will not download updates.

I have prevented auto updates because I do not really want to be given Windows 10 - at least until there are a lot less complaints about loading applications etc,.

Using manual updates - currently listing 104 essential and 3 optional... it seems to start the downloading - the indicator is spinning - but no indictions of download size ever shows. I leftit like this for 6 hours... just nothing else going on.

Any help will be appreciated.

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I've been notified of new updates in the past few days, but they won't download. The window constantly says "Downloading xxx updates, 0% completed". Okay, I cut back the number. Same result. Then I tried just ONE update. Still the same: "Downloading 1 update, 0 KB, 0% completed", even after an hour.

I've run a full virus scan (Norton Internet Security), run Malwarebytes, but neither show any problems. I'm baffled. Any ideas?

One more thing...When I looked at Windows Update History, it showed a Windows 10 Upgrade that failed. I did NOT request an upgrade and had heard that Microsoft was now sneaking this in the back door. Could this be the problem?

A:Windows updates won't download

Could be
I'd use Option 3 bat file download to reset the update services... for you,
Windows Update - Reset

Then see if KB3020369 is installed,
If it is see if KB3172605 is installed

If neither are installed do so manually,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Win-7 32 bit
Win-7 64 bit

Win-7 32 bit,
Win-7 64 bit,

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

If the download links fail you can get these updates from my OneDrive instead
I have them inside separate .zip folders because Micro... has been playing cat and mouse with the download availabilities
Just download to your downloads folder
Then right click the zip folder and use Extract all
Then run them one at a time KB3020369 first.!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr

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Good morning,
The Windows Update today lists 17 available updates (1-Office 2010, 11-Windows 7, 5-Office 2007).  However, when I select one or several of the updates to be downloaded and click OK in the bottom right to download and install the update(s), the download page does not come up - it reverts directly back to Windows Update home.
My setting for updates has always been "let me choose whether to download and install them".  I notice they no longer have the pre-checked W10 in the optional update listing.  Two snips attached.  I have restarted also.
Any suggestions on how to get the updates downloaded and installed - what might be going on? 
Thank you.
Editing post:
Attached Microsoft Troubleshooter report
"service registration is missing or corrupt"
Event viewer VSS error when attempting to download updates attached

A:Windows updates will not download

The Windows Update functions seem to be out of kilter today.  I would let it go and try either later today or tomorrow.
Troubles seem to have cleared up now...downloading/installing critical updates on my Win 7 laptop.

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Hi, I'm running Windows 8 on my Toshiba laptop. There are updates available but none will download. It stays at 0% and just doesn't change.

Any ideas how I can get my updates working?


A:Windows Updates won't download

Use the Windows Update troubleshooter:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

BTW: The system specs you indicate cannot all be just be Astralogic

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I'm not sure if the title makes any sense, but I'm trying to find out if its possible to save the Windows 7 updates to a USB drive.

The idea being that if I choose to do a fresh installation (from a bootable USB), then I could also run the updates using the Windows updates saved into a different folder on the same USB, instead of goin online for that.

Can it be done?

A:Download Windows Updates to USB?

You can save Windows updates from their site:

Microsoft Download Center: Product Family Search Results

You can also create a custom iso image of Win 7 and slipstream updates.

NEW UPDATED Walkthrough. Create Your Own Custom Windows 7.iso - TheWindows7Site

I guess you could create a slipstream with a usb. no sure though...

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I have been attempting to sleep stream updates into an image for the first time. It is windows 7 Home Premium 64. I found the windows update downloader however, it seems as though the site is either down or it has been discontinued.

Is there another solution to my issue?

Please Help!


A:How can I download all windows 7 updates at once???

In the past, there is this type of service by download the full updates.

But the website was removed due to .....

I did download before, until the day it was removed.

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Recently purchased a laptop which arrived as Windows 7 pro 64bit, and I need it to be 32bit so reinstalled with Windows 7 pro install disk as 32bit. Laptop will not download or install any windows updates. Downloads fail to update at all. Tried Microsoft
fix it, and troubleshooters, but nothing seems to work. It appears to be missing some dll files..? Any solid fixes for this problem. I have tried several to no prevail...

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For some reason, I can't download windows updates. This started a week ago. I have the automatic updates indicated in Control Panel>system. I'm running an xp system.

Because I can't get the updates automatically, I went to the Microsoft site and tried to download them manually. What happened is the applet kept looking for updates and eventually timed out in about 10 minutes. The error messase was that Windows encountered a problem.

It appears that there's a file missing or corrupted; I'm just not sure how to fix it.or what it is.

A:can't download windows updates

Blindy8 said:

For some reason, I can't download windows updates. This started a week ago. I have the automatic updates indicated in Control Panel>system. I'm running an xp system.

Because I can't get the updates automatically, I went to the Microsoft site and tried to download them manually. What happened is the applet kept looking for updates and eventually timed out in about 10 minutes. The error messase was that Windows encountered a problem.

It appears that there's a file missing or corrupted; I'm just not sure how to fix it.or what it is.Click to expand...

Try it again at MS. Once isn't enough.

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I Have An HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC. I Keep Getting The "You Are Running An Outdated Version Of Windows 8" Message & Every Time I Go To The Store & Try To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 It Always Tells Me I Need To Install Important Windows Updates First. So When I Go Do That I See That I Have 97 Updates & When I Click On Install They Just Stay On Downloading For Hours & Hours & Hours & None Of Them Ever Download. What Should I Do?

A:Windows Updates Won't Download

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Make sure you have this Windows Update :>> KB2871389 Download the  package now (x86)Download the  package now (x64)After you apply this update and restart the computer, you should be offered the 8.1 Upgrade through the Store.  Re. the geneal Windows Update issues: You can try a free small utility called Windows Update Mini >> h has worked great for me in order to update Windows, it relies on the Windows update system itselfIf you continue to face issues with Windows Update, disable your security software (antivirus/firewall)Try Windows Update troubleshooter - another small utility that checks for common issues and fixes them >> are few more tips re. the Win 8.1 upgrade , from HP >>  Let me know if this helps.

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I'm running a Dell Dimension 4100 with XP service pack II.

Recently, I noticed that I can no longer download Windows Updates. The Windows Security Center sends me messages that new updates are available but when I click on the Icon, nothing happens. When I go to Microsoft's site to manually download the updates, I can't get them.

I assume I have to restore something in Windows that isn't working properly but don't know what to do.

Thanks for any feedback,



A:Can't download Windows updates

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I installed Windows 8 on a VM on my MacBook Pro. It runs quite well, however when I try to update windows, it says Downloading...
0KB ... 0%
it says that forever.

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I seem not to be able to download any windows updates, when i choose the update to download i press the download button and nothing happens.
here is my hjtlog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:12 PM, on 12/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jucheck.exe

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Have a friends Toshiba laptop here and have cleaned it up a but and used a lot of the optimise tut but now it will not download Windows updates as it is telling me that the service has been blocked.

I have reset the msconfig back to enable all but still the same result.

The other thing is whenever I click on updates from the Control Panel, IE or the dedicated icon in the start menu it always goes to the Control Panel site and the same message.

Any ideas please?

A:Will not download Windows updates

I'd say scaning with antivirus/antispyware would be a good start. I am being blocked from getting MS Updates - Microsoft Answers

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can someone tell me why windows updates will not download. I use the windows update from the start / programs menu and it scans my computer listed the updates I select the download and accept the eula. then the download dialog box comes up telling me to wait and shows the progress bar, but nothing happens no mater how long I wait. can some one help me. I tried what microsoft suggests using the regsvr32 with the ocx file and the three dll files it suggest and msscript.ocx, dispex.dll, vbscropt.dll, scrrun.dll thanks Lon

A:updates for windows xp will not download

did you also do the suggested work on the files in folder options ?

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Hello, I cant download windows update. The computer's current setting of update is set in "Do Not Check or Install Updates" mainly because after the update check and when the updates are installed, all the updates gets installed 100% but when the update procedure during restart occurs, it says "Update Failed" and reverts all updates. I think there is a corrupt update in the list of found updates. Please help. This has been happening since November 2014. Thanks. 

A:Can't Download Windows Updates

One of Microsoft's "Fixit" utilities was created just for this problem.
Otherwise know as Fixit 50202

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Windows Updates, as well as Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates, will not download, with error code: 80072EFE. The computer is wirelessly connected to a router with no proxy settings, just direct access to the Internet through the router. I can access the Internet through browsers (Internet Explorer and Safari) as well as ping. I have scanned and cleaned the computer, and there seem to no infections.

A:Windows Updates won't download

My guess is a firewall blocking access. Do you have any firewalls enabled?

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Everytime I go onto Windows update page, the "checking for updates" bar just hangs.
There is a green mark that moves from left to right accross this bar, so I know the page hasnt frozen, but no downloads are detected.

I also get this problem with Microsoft Security Essentials when trying to update.



A:Cant download Windows updates

Is there an error message, or anything like that?

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I am looking for a way to create my own custom DVD disc with both SP1 and SP2 for Vista. But then I figure, what's the point of doing that if I can't get the updates.

So is there a way to download and integrate Windows updates that came between service packs or after the last service pack?

Thanks in advance!

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I have been attempting to sleep stream updates into an image for the first time. It is windows 7 Home Premium 64. I found the windows update downloader however, it seems as though the site is either down or it has been discontinued.

Is there another solution to my issue?

Please Help!


A:How can I download all windows 7 updates at once???

In the past, there is this type of service by download the full updates.

But the website was removed due to .....

I did download before, until the day it was removed.

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hello there

recently i had some virus problems and i had to make a repair install and a lot reg fixes and such and i wanted to download all windows updates (critical and security) because the repair install left me with fresh SP2 installation .

i downloaded IE7 and when it started downloading security updates a window popped up to notify me that all updates FAILED

then i went and tried to download the updates the regular way , first file was Windows Installer 3.1 but it failed also so i went and did download it manually from Microsoft website and after the install i went and opened the update screen again and i could see Tons of critical and security updates waiting i pressed DOWNLOAD just to see the window pop up that all the updates failed

I'm so desperate now since my PC is soo vulnerable for attacks and hackers and all what can come to your minds

so i this problem caused by the repair install or some key missing in the registry or by some hidden Stupid virus ?

i do use Kaspersky 7 / Zonealarm pro / winpatrol / spyware blaster but i feel something is not right

HELP ME please
PS : sry for my english blush.gif

here is Hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 02:04:47, on 29/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:I cant download windows updates !!!

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Windows 7 64 bit cannot get windows 7 updates to down load getting error 8024402f have tried all suggested ready fixes like FIXIT would appreciate help....noted windows defender updated yesterday....emails work....internet works

A:windows updates will not download

Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....

Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key.
You will be told that the drive is locked,
and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot.

The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) -
then run the SFC.

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.

Copy the CBS.log file created (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and attach it to your reply

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Does any body have the download link for KB2976978 for Windows 8.1 x64. This update is required to run the Get Windows 10 app. Anybody if u could help ????

A:Windows Updates Download links

Looks like it's not available by the usual channels - but it is available from the Update Catalog.
Go to Microsoft Update Catalog

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My Windows XP (Service Pack 1) has not been updated in a while. When I try to download an update, the update will either 1)download but not install, or 2) not download at all.

While I doubt the old Hijack This Log will help in this case, here it is
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 4:20:03 PM, on 3/6/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sym... Read more

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Hello Im mojo7374

I have been trying to download updates to windows and windows defender. when i try this, i get an error code 80244019. research on the web says there is a Trojan on my computer that has changed the dns server ip addresses so it cant access the updates. i have tried all i can try to fix it with no luck. can any one help? i have attached the pages i was instructed to attach from this site.

Also when i try to download a fix, or a free download to run, all i get is the explorer can not display this page error. when i am searching for a particular website, i get redirected to any number of sites that have nothing to do with what i am searching for.

Please help!!!!!

Yes i know a whole bunch of info.

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by badass at 0:01:26.73 on Thu 06/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1013.201 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.557 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {41564737-3200-1071-989B-0000E87B4FB1}
AV: avast! antivirus 4.7.1043 [VPS 090617-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *enabled*... Read more

A:cant download windows or defender updates

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I am having several problems with Vista, on an Acer Aspire 5100. First, when I turn it on, I receive a message "ATI External Event Utility EXE Module has stopped working" I have reinstalled all of my ATI drivers, still nothing, and cant I find any working solutions anywhere online.

The other problem is that I cant download any updates through Windows Update, with an error code "80246008". This points to a problem with the BITS service. This service refuses to start, with an error message "1068". All of its dependencies are working though, except COM+ Event System, which, when I force it to start, it stops again, saying it isn't needed. I have checked several Knowledge Base articles on this, and according to them, BITS should be working, I cant find a reason for it not to. All of these services I have set to automatically start, and restarted my computer, but they still don't start, or stay running.

I am posting these two problems in the same thread because they started at the same time, for apparently no reason. I think they are connected, but don't know how.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Unable to download windows updates

What are you running for Antivirus?
Windows update has issues with Bitdefender and nortons.

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I have 13 windows updates that fail everytime I try to download them, I dont know if this is related but I also cant install any applications that I download. The error I get says code 641, code 80070641 and code 8004ff01. I also cannot open Windows Live Movie Maker but can open Windows Movie Maker (if that clarifies the problem at all).

I have Windows Vista Home Premium, use System Mechanic and Microsoft Security Essentials. I know nothing else about my operating system or how to post my log files etc. If you need me to post or tell you anything about my operating system, please tell me how to do it because I have no idea how to!

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows Updates Wont Download

Stop using System Mechanic and try to restore whatever files it has removed. If that isn't possible try to use System Restore (Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools) to go back to before it all went haywire.

Microsoft Fixit for Update problems: Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

Microsoft provide free support for any issues with Windows Updates. Support for Microsoft Update (see over at the right how to contact them)

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I run with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I download updates manually. This morning I have 12 important downloads so ticked the boxes and clicked on download. It says Downloading updates but it just sits there - Downloading 12 updates (0 KB total, 0% complete).
Advice to overcome this problem would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Updates refuse to download

This morning .....................but it just sits there - Downloading 12 updates (0 KB total, 0% complete).

That seems to be normal behaviour for Windows 7 updates nowadays. The good news is that if you leave it long enough then the updates will almost certainly eventually install. It could be as long as 24 hours. You may find it suddenly changes from "0% complete" to "installing updates".
Don't worry for now and just leave it running.

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I'm with a computer service company and we do format/re-installs on a regular basis.  Part of that process, as you know, is installing 100+ Windows updates for Windows 7 machines.
Isn't there a way I can download a "pack" of ALL of the updates so I can keep them on a Flash Drive and install them WITH EASE instead of having to manually download and install all 100+ updates for each and every computer?  Updates have
been taking up SEVERAL HOURS lately for all of the machines we do a format/re-install on.
There has to be a better, faster way.

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Why can't I download updates without the Windows Genuine Key?

Do I need to buy that before I can download updates from Microsoft?

A:Solved: Why can't I download Windows Updates?

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Hello All

Just been to the Windows Updates site to check for updates for XP Home, the updates are downloading but, for some reason are not installing.

Have run KIS, SAS and, MB scans - all are up to date and,reporting no infections.
Regards Silversurf

A:Windows Updates Download But Do Not Install

Hello All

I have a problem here, today I carried out an XP repair, went back to the Windows Update site where there are now 89 updates waiting. All the updates download OK but, ALL FAIL TO INSTALL.

Where do the little so and so's hide on my PC and, if I am able to locate them would I be able to install them?, or is there some other explanation for this annoying problem?
Regards Silversurf

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I have formatted my old Equium L30 laptop to factory settings (XP Home) with Toshiba provided recovery cd. After this, my internet connection is not working properly.

I can browse normally (Explorer, Chrome) but the computer is not downloading any Windows updates or other updates, for example antivirus program updates.

I have also updated both LAN and WLAN drivers from Toshiba site and from manufacturer site (Atheros and Realtek).
Also, I have manually updated Windows to SP3 as well as BIOS (from Toshiba site).

When I look both WLAN and LAN connection status, the only "package" that is moving is when I browse the internet with browser.

So, help is needed, thanks! :)

A:Equium L30 Windows XP does not download any updates

Are you able to update the Windows system using the Microsoft update page:

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A:xp cannot download many of the windows security updates

Welcome to TSF....

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
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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
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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
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A:cant download from microsoft or windows updates

Run a virus check
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Hi see resolution 1 Error: 0x80070005 when you try to install updates using Microsoft Update or Windows Update

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I have tried lots of time to download windows updates, when I go to the updates page all I get is:

Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update software...

Depending on your connection speed, this might take a minute. During this time, you may receive one or more security warnings. Review each security warning to ensure that the content is signed by Microsoft, and then click Install or Yes to install the software.

and that is where it stops. It will not go any further. Page says 'done'. I have let is sit for hours and still nothing.

When I go to Control Panel and click on 'Windows Firewall' the message I get is: Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.

I am not sure if this is part of the problem or not.
I have recently done a Compaq System Recovery, but not a destructive recovery, just to restore the original files that were loaded when machine was new. Since then I have not been able to download windows updates. Everything else seems to work fine. If anyone has any answers I would be very grateful.

My computer is Compaq Presario P8654T S3000T (OEM) running window XP, 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4, 512 kilobyte memory, on a cable modem.

A:Windows updates will not download to computer

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Any ideas?


A:Windows Updates Will Download But Not Install

Hmmm...I would (first) try Microsoft Fix it Center Online - .


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When you say no to the update, you'll have an option for Windows Update to remember your choice and not bother you again with this critical update.

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I just got a new Windows 7 Pro Dell Inspiron laptop. I was trying to download and install all the Windows Update available, but the download stuck at 0% for a long time and will not proceed any further. I have run the Windows Update FixIt tool, run the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic tool, nothing help.

I got this error: "windows update service registration is missing or corrupt" when I ran the Diagnostic.

I have tried several other "solutions" and still no help. And I have temporarily disable my anti-virus programs as well, no help.

Any comments/suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you.

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A:Cannot download or install Windows Updates

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When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

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OS = Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3
Internet Browser = Mozilla Firefox 2.0
For some reason I can't download ANYTHING. I get no error messages. During the initial download the status bar appears to start downloading the file but then hangs and does not move. This is also causing my internet cable connection to be EXTREMELY slow. Pages load in minutes.

I can't download new software and update spyware/anti-virus definition files. I'm currently using Ad-Aware 2008 and AVG Free 2008.

Scans have resulted in no corrections.

Safe mode yields the same results. Can't download and slow internet.

System Restore does not work. Can not restore to a previous date.

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How long did you install SP3?

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Can you give us some more details? Like how far you get in the download process, your make/model of PC, how recently this problem started, and what sorts of things you were doing just prior to the first problem (i.e. new software or hardware, virus infectction, etc.)

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Hello all.

Recently, when trying to download Windows Updates for important updates, the progress stays at 0KB, 0% complete and doesn't go any further. Tried downloading for several hours and still with no luck. (Currently have 7 important updates available at 28.1MB)

I've checked Windows Update history and Windows Defender definition updates are being automatically downloaded/installed with seemingly no issue.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Ok, so here we go. I recently had an issue where my sound went out on the computer and i recieve a message saying "no audio output device installed" or something like that. After trying to fix it for weeks, i have come to the conclusion that the sound chip or whatever is destroyed.

~REASON FOR POST~ (windows vista home premium, 32 bit)

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A:Unable to download windows updates

This worked for me when I had similar problems:

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