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Windows Update Woes

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#1 Wahoospa


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:59 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/591155/cant-get-windows-updates-to-install-no-matter-what-i-do - Hamluis.


I've had the same problem on 3 different Window 7 machines after reinstalling Windows 7. I already tried all the fixes on here and nothing has worked. The machines keep searching, searching,...  Microsoft Security Essential will update but that is about it. I've also done the "sfc /scannow", no bad or corrupt files. Did all the "regsvr32 wuaueng.dll", et al. No problems found. Did the MS "Mr Fix", no problems found. What the heck is going on with updates for Windows 7? I just decided to use Windows 7 like it is. If I get a virus I'll just have to run Hitman Pro and clean them out.

Edited by hamluis, 16 January 2016 - 08:34 AM.
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#2 dc3


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 10:41 AM

Please download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Post the results in your topic.
Clicking on the link above will start the download automatically.

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:56 PM

From what I can understand this update issue for Windows 7 is related to the Windows 10 upgrade option.

There is an option to install updates via an update package that only contains updates to the Windows 7 system (no drivers, no Windows 10 upgrade entries and no updates for MS software: MSSE, Office etc.)

I have used it and it is completely safe and valid. I have actually integrated all updates into my Windows 7 install media so that this update issue does not arise on my (or clients) computers in the future.

It is call Simplix and it can be found here with instruction on how to run it from desktop (live system) or integrate into install media (distribution).

After running the update package; please run Windows Update for other updates (the latest package is from December).


"Set allows you to update Windows 7 SP1 (x86 x64) and Server 2008 R2 SP1 live operating systems, as well as integrate the updates in the distribution (Install.wim). Can be installed on any language. Includes all critical, recommended, and security updates and updates for all versions of Internet Explorer. Source: forum.oszone.net/Simplix thread"

Above taken from MDL website.

Edited by bludgard, 16 January 2016 - 07:29 PM.

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