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Why Am I Being Asked To Install the Same 11 Updates?


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#1 sblev99

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:10 PM

Every time i turn off the computer, it begins installing 11 Windows updates. When I take a look at what's going on it seems to be the same updates, over and over.  Sometimes the puter tells me the updates were installed.  Other times it tells me the installation failed.  Regardless, when i shut down, it says it's installing 11 updates.  I'll attach a screenshot of which updates they are.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

Open the Control Panel, select Programs and Features.

 

In the upper right portion of the screen you will see View installed updates, click on this.  When this opens see if any of the updates that you have in question have failed to install successfully.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:17 PM

The same (or very similar thing) happened to me in Windows10 due to having my 'metered connection' setting incorrectly set up in Update Settings. Sorry to sound so vague, but I can't exactly remember how I resolved the issue as it was many months ago.

I'm sure one of the tech guys will be along soon with a complete solution.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:14 PM

 

The same (or very similar thing) happened to me in Windows10 due to having my 'metered connection' setting incorrectly set up in Update Settings. Sorry to sound so vague, but I can't exactly remember how I resolved the issue as it was many months ago.

I'm sure one of the tech guys will be along soon with a complete solution.

 

+1 good idea, wait for someone that knows what their doing and the problem should be fixed soon.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:43 AM

The sizes of those updates look all wrong to me.

 

For instance KB3004375 is from 2015 and is 11.6 MB

 

If it were my machine I would either do option 3 here...

 

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html

 

or failing that, reset it through the Windows Update troubleshooter

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/971058/how-do-i-reset-windows-update-components



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:28 AM

 

 

The same (or very similar thing) happened to me in Windows10 due to having my 'metered connection' setting incorrectly set up in Update Settings. Sorry to sound so vague, but I can't exactly remember how I resolved the issue as it was many months ago.

I'm sure one of the tech guys will be along soon with a complete solution.

 

+1 good idea, wait for someone that knows what their doing and the problem should be fixed soon.

 

The question I asked is very relevant.  If these updates have failed to install Microsoft will see that the updates need to be installed and will continue to suggest the installation of the failed updates. 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

The sizes of those updates look all wrong to me.

 

For instance KB3004375 is from 2015 and is 11.6 MB

Agreed.  The size of these files are much too small.  But the file size for the KB3004375 is 6.5MB, not 11.6.

 

The following image is from the Microsoft Download Center:

 

kb3004375_zpsgtfwpqxu.png

 

There are two things which you should try.

 

1. Download and run the Windows 7 64-bit  Update Readiness Tool.

 

2. Reset the Update Components.

 

Open Notebook and copy and paste the batch script below in it.  Save this to the Desktop and name it UCReset.bat.

@ECHO OFF
echo Simple Script to Reset / Clear Windows Update
echo.
PAUSE
echo.
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2\*.*
net stop wuauserv
net stop CryptSvc
net stop BITS
ren %windir%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution sold.old
ren "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\application data\Microsoft\Network\downloader" downloader.old
net Start BITS
net start CryptSvc
net start wuauserv
echo.
echo Task completed successfully...
echo.
PAUSE

To run the batch script right click on the UCReset.bat file on the desktop and select Run as administrator.

Restart your computer and try updating again.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

 

The sizes of those updates look all wrong to me.

 

For instance KB3004375 is from 2015 and is 11.6 MB

Agreed.  The size of these files are much too small.  But the file size for the KB3004375 is 6.5MB, not 11.6.

 

 

 

That's the 32bit download which is 6.5 MB.

 

The poster is using 64bit which is an 11.6 MB download for that particular KB.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:32 AM

If your updates are not installing then you can check these 4 ways to fix it:

  1. Microsoft troubleshooter
  2. Use System restore 
  3. Scan for Malware
  4. If you created an image backup when Windows 10 was healthy, try restoring Windows from that.
 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:12 PM

There are Moderator's who are very computer literate, but this is not why they are Moderators.  These members are chosen for their ability to resolve issues between members and keep topics in the proper forums, basically to keep things going smoothly.  We have a number of non-staff members who are very computer literate who are more than capable of helping you.

 

Doing what I suggested would be a good start as it covers a lot of potential issues and could resolve these.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

As stated quite well by dc3...please comply with his suggestions/instructions :).

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

Okay.  Thanks again for your help here.  I certainly didn't mean to imply that your abilities were in any way insufficient.






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