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Windows 7 updates will not install


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#1 zacky1

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

Hello Everyone,

Having problems with windows 7  updates.Been to microsoft forums tried all the tools they have to offer all i get is cannot install error 8000ffff.Being nearly a pensioner and a relative newcomer to computing i do not understand why it is so difficult to find a solution that works to fix this error.After you run microsoft fix it tools it tells you the problem is fixed when infact it isnt.Would welcome help with this problem.Thanks

 

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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

I assume you ran the fixit tool here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-Error-8000FFFF

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414

 

If you scroll down, there is another, manual solution. However, if you aren't comfortable fixing the registry entries yourself, you might want to confer with someone who is a bit more knowledgeable about computers to do this for you.

Unfortunately, until the registry error is corrected, you won't be able to download updates.

Did you download the diagnostic troubleshooter and run it? It may provide more insight on what is causing the problem.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:08 AM

Is this a new install of Windows?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:43 AM

Most of all cases, please go to Start > type in cmd > Right click at CMD.exe > Run as administrator > Yes > sfc /scannow > Enter

 

Try it and let us know that the problem got fixed or not.


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