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Windows Update could not search for updates loop


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#1 HYBRIDZz

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:19 PM

So, I started off at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/590109/windows-update-stuck-at-0-downloading/ but have been directed here as my problem is no long er malware related. The problem is, I've been trying to upgrade to windows 10 but I do not have the reserve a copy icon on my taskbar. I found this was due to some uninstalled updates from windows update. Previously my update bar was stuck at 0% progress, but this was fixed. Now when I launch windows update I get the message "Install new Windows update software" i click install now and the program closes and relaunches and displays the error message "Windows could not search for new updates. Error code 800F081F". I click try again and the message "Install new Windows update software" appears again. Basically i can keep following the instructions and loop around continuously. 

 

I've tried a Sfc scan with a result of no integral violations 

 

Any help will be appreciated 

 

EDIT: 

I'm on windows 7 home premium with service pack 1, 64-bit OS


Edited by HYBRIDZz, 24 September 2015 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

Try the procedures at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/windows-update-error-800f081f .

 

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

i followed the steps listed on the link you sent, but during the installation of a windows update hotfix I encountered an error. "Installer encountered an error: 0x80240009"



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 03:58 PM

See Removing process of 0x80240009 error HERE and ignore all other data on that webpage, do not push any buttons on page.

 

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 01:17 PM

So I followed the steps on the page and retried windows update. I still encountered the original issue "Install new Windows update software" and then "Windows could not search for new updates. Error code 800F081F"



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 01:51 PM

Try resetting your Windows Update components: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058






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