Windows 10 Windows Update Agent not updating

July 13, 2017 at 14:49:02
Specs: Windows 10
My Windows 10 laptop takes an hour to run windows update, then says none required and gives me a date from someday last year? 2016 instead of 2017. My computer clock is correct, 7/13/2017. So it doesn't download because update thinks it is 2016? Trying all the Windows update fixes, no help. Anyone ever seen this before?

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#1
July 13, 2017 at 18:28:06
Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
Right click on the exe & click on > Run as administrator.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...
http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...
Tweaking.com - Windows Repair (All In One) Tips (3) Run the repairs twice! (Run repairs, reboot, run repairs in Safe mode with Networking again)
http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pa...
Forum
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/

Go straight to Repairs in Safe mode with Networking as per my screenshot.
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#2
July 14, 2017 at 07:48:38
I choose not to use your solution. Loading another windows troubleshooting application, free or not, was not my idea of an option. Possible adware, malware etc.
Instead I ran the update again an finally noticed the error message 0x800705b4. Duh, I must have overlooked this a dozen times. Search on that message told me to "Deselect “get updates for other Microsoft products when you update windows". Wow, what a simple solution.
Thank you for your time. I'm up and running again.

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#3
July 14, 2017 at 07:49:27
I choose not to use your solution. Loading another windows troubleshooting application, free or not, was not my idea of and option. Possible adware, malware etc.
Instead I ran the update again an noticed the error message 0x800705b4. Duh, I must have overlooked this a dozen times. Search on that message told me to "Deselect “get updates for other Microsoft products when you update windows". Wow, what a simple solution.
Thank you for your time. I'm up and running again.

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#4
July 14, 2017 at 08:06:59
I should add that Johnw is our expert on malware removal so he would not dream of suggesting anything dubious. That program has been used by many on here.

However, I agree that there are dodgy applications of that type around (magic fix-all's) that can cause more problems than they fix. Your solution was neat and effective - good to hear it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
July 14, 2017 at 16:54:17
" Search on that message"
Nice work, that's exactly the way you solve problems, once you have a clue, such as > 0x800705b4.


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#6
July 14, 2017 at 16:58:26
What is a little strange is that not everyone who allows "updates for other Microsoft products" runs into this trouble.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
July 14, 2017 at 17:13:51
There will be a reason Derek, once again a job for Google.

updates for other Microsoft products
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?hl=...


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#8
July 14, 2017 at 18:15:50
In #6, what I thought was strange was that not everyone needs the fix given in #2. For example, I have had no issues with Windows Update even though I am set to receive updates for other Microsoft products. I've not has much luck finding the reason for these sort of disparities in Google - just fixes.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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