Solved Cannot install any of windows 7 updates

May 29, 2012 at 03:13:02
Specs: Windows 7, i3 processor with 3.2 M cache/3 GB DDR3
From last 10 days my windows is not able to install any updates....At the time when I shut down my PC it shows "Installing update 1 of 5".....
But when the system reboots it says "Installing windows updates....", and at 22% completion it says "Failure Configuring Changes.....Reverting back"....

I have run an error check on all my hard disk....then I have tried installing each update by manually entering the KB number in Microsoft's official website...but it still gets failed....


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June 1, 2012 at 18:46:48
Try working through suggestion I made or back up and reinstall completely and start over clean of problems.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
May 29, 2012 at 05:13:51
Test memory with Memtest.
Test hard drive with hard drive utility from hard drive manufacturer.
Run System Restore and go back at least a week before you began seeing this problem.
Run Malwarebytes.
Run manual Windows Update (Start>All Programs>Windows Update) and apply one at a time.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
May 29, 2012 at 08:39:06
Try a restore point to a few weeks ago if not too much is affected, then try again.

Be sure you have an up to date security suite on and have scanned for all malware.

Hang up and live.


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#3
May 30, 2012 at 08:52:10
" Fingers May 29, 2012 at 05:13:51 Pacific
Test memory with Memtest.
Test hard drive with hard drive utility from hard drive manufacturer.
Run System Restore and go back at least a week before you began seeing this problem.
Run Malwarebytes.
Run manual Windows Update (Start>All Programs>Windows Update) and apply one at a time."

After performing all tests no bad sector was found as such....

And unfortunately I don't have any restore point as such in my system....Is there any method to overcome this problem....


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#4
May 30, 2012 at 19:43:33
Try running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode.
Then try the manual Windows Update as I outlined above. If you get any updates that do not work, there is a button that offers options to get the update installed. I had a problem on one Windows 7 machine that would not install SP1 (2 others did it without a problem) and by trying all of the options offered, eventually there was a way that did rebuild the Windows Update Installer, and then it worked. I do not say that this is your problem, but there were options if you do it the manual method (as above, not the individual downloads, that did not work for SP1 form either) and that may help solve your problem.

If all else fails (last resort), there is always the complete reinstall or factory restore (after backing up), running all updates first, updating drivers next, then installing antivirus, other programs, and finally restoring your files.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
May 31, 2012 at 13:49:16
I tried installing one update at a time but even that too failed....Malwarebytes too did not return anything suspicious....

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#6
May 31, 2012 at 20:02:18
"If you get any updates that do not work, there is a button that offers options to get the update installed."
As I said, when one of the updates fails, look for the help options on the updates failed windows and go through the options they offer. If that does not work, go back and try a gain but choose a different option. There are if I remember correctly at least 4 possibilities, but you have to go through the more obvious ones first.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 1, 2012 at 07:40:03
If you can see the Microsoft KB number for each update, you can Google for it and the Microsoft Download Center will generally have the update to download and install as a standalone file you can run from your hard disk.

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#8
June 1, 2012 at 11:09:47
@Brim...

There are more than 57 failed updates...and practically speaking googling each KB number and then downloading it manually is not feasible....

Even today I ran Windows Malicious Software removal...it detected 1 item and removed it...but again the update did not get install....:(


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#9
June 1, 2012 at 18:46:48
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Try working through suggestion I made or back up and reinstall completely and start over clean of problems.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
June 1, 2012 at 20:25:59
Do you have google desktop installed? I know it's stupid, but this has caused updates not to install for me in the past.

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Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
Baltimore IT Support


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#11
June 2, 2012 at 04:44:14
@hollowman512....
Nothing is stupid my friend....its many times hit & trial....though I don't have Google Desktop installed.....so am left with just one option to Format my C Drive. Thank you to all for your time and patience....

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