This tutorial applies to Windows 7.
I'm Lighthouse Party and I've made this tutorial for you to follow if you receive error codes while trying to install updates
Step1: Run Disk Clean-up
Click the start menu, type in Disk Cleanup and press enter. Once it opens, select 'clean up system files' and wait for it to scan. Once a window opens with options to select, checkmark the following and press ok:
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temporary Internet Files
- Service Pack Backup Files
- Temporary Files
Step2: Reset Windows Update Components
Click here to download the Seven Forums .bat file to your desktop, to automatically reset the Windows Update components.
- Right-click on the .bat file and select run as administrator.
- A command prompt will flash open and run the .bat file.
Step3: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
Click here to download the Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooter to your desktop.
- Double-click it and select next. It will now run.
Step4: Rename the SoftwareDistribution Folder
Please click the start menu, type in cmd, right-click it and select run as administrator. Type in the following one-by-one and press enter:
- net stop wuauserv
- cd %systemroot%
- ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
- net start wuauserv
Should you still have issues with Windows Update after following the advice on this page, feel free to create a new thread and someone will be more than happy to assist you with your issue.
Edited by LighthouseParty, 22 December 2014 - 05:21 PM.