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Trying to edit registry to repair update keys, but uh-oh...

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#1 allstock


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:00 AM

I know pretty bad to resort to this. I've exhausted many other fixes, even windows Update Diagnostic can't fix this issue. Win keeps checking for updates forever. All started from a software uninstall and somehow I deleted reg keys for the updates. I even found out that one of the reg keys that CCcleaner want's to "fix" is a piece related to my problem - not a CC issue or fault. Tried to merge what keys I might've deleted, but a little too late on that. Didn't save at the ones at the right time or probably goes deeper than that. I still get results "problems updating recent updates" - X not fixed. So I'm trying to manually correct the issue by using this Microsoft support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 When I get to step 3, to my surprise deleting "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat" doesn't even occur. Just to make sure I didn't misspell anything I searched for it in the registry and came up empty...Something's seriously wrong. I'm going to continue with the directions above and see if I get anywhere. Any thoughts from BleepingComputer land? Thanks as always!

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:57 AM

Are you using the CCleaner registry cleaner?



Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools
There are numerous programs which purport to improve system performance, make repairs and tune up a computer. Many of them include such features as a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer, etc. Some of these programs even incorporate optimization and registry cleaning features alongside anti-malware capabilities. These registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are borderline scams intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.
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Try doing a System Restore, use a restore point prior to making and changes including using CCleaner.


What is the make and model of this computer?


Do you have the installation disc for this version Windows 7?

Edited by dc3, 30 April 2016 - 10:59 AM.

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