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Windows Update Failing - Various Errors

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#1 Ollyno1uk


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:21 AM

I am struggling with my PC where it will not install updates

I am using Vista Home Premium with SP1

When installing updates it seems to be working for maybe an hour or more then the update fails.

The codes I have so far are 8007000B of which I have tried the command prompt fix listed on the micrsoft site though to no avail.

I have also seen 80073712 and 800706E, 800B0100

I have scanned with malwarebytes and it comes up as clean.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:06 AM

Are you saying that the updates actually install...and (somehow) fail later?

Post the exact error messages received, please.

Have you tried to manually download/install said updates?


#3 Ollyno1uk

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:24 AM

Hi there

Thanks for offering help.

When I run windows update it takes ages to run. There are 13 updates there. I have tried just selecting one. When this happens it states:

"Updates were not installed

error(s) found:
code 8007000B""

I have tried to download manually and it just gives an error:

"some updates were not installed:" Then lists the update.

This is a Dell laptop and I decided I would bite the bullet and restore off the partition recovery section however it gets a short way through this before giving a blank error message. I assume maybe there is some malware on here however none of the scans like malwarebytes pick anything up.

Any help would be apprecaited


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

What AV are you using?

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