Have huge number of failed updates, what to do

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October 13, 2017 at 02:09:57
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, ntel Core i3 2120 - 3.30 GHz-4GB / 4GB DDR3 Ram
After formatting my harddisks and re-installing win7 64bit, re-installing SP1 and using Rollup for Windows 7 SP1, find a very big number of failed and pending updates. What is the best way out ? Just go on ? Suggestion appreciated.

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October 13, 2017 at 04:10:09
Launch Windows Update Manually. Select up to 20 (or maybe 10) and do just those, rescan for updates and select another group. Sometimes failed updates are because one relies on the other, sometimes one supersedes the other. This way there are less conflicts and unnecessary ones will be dropped off on the rescan. Cumulative updates especially contain others and doing them early may help. keep going until all recommended updates are in, this may take quite a while on a reinstall of Windows 7 from scratch. There are updates to the updater that will help when you get those installed so look for them. If after a couple of groups there has not been a restart, restart it anyway as this should also help.
If there are any still not installing, especially if it is a lot of them, run (only after getting all you can) Tweaking.com repair tool with all of the prescans done first (run in Safe Mode with Networking as recommended).
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...

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October 13, 2017 at 05:51:39
I use Update pack - Simplix Pack to update Win7
http://update7.simplix.info/UpdateP...

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#3
October 14, 2017 at 16:54:51
Have a look at the link below.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...


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#4
October 15, 2017 at 02:56:36
When using check for updates now "no important updates available", only one not important one for Skype is available, which I don't want..

Have looked at the links of Othehill. When I tried to re-install some ten of the many failed and cancelled updates using the view details, the re-install didn't work because either because "it was already installed" or "the update is not applicable for this computer", etc.

Can I conclude that my PC is up to date and I just have to accept that my update history looks somewhat odd ?

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#5
October 15, 2017 at 06:39:13
You can review Windows updates. Go to Control Panel> Programs and Features. Click on "View installed Updates" in full screen mode. That allows you to see the date of installation. If the update failed you should be able to remove it from the list. Then after a reboot try again while in Administrator mode with your anti-virus software temporarily disabled.

Be sure you have the latest version of Windows installer.

https://www.google.com/search?q=upd...


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#6
October 15, 2017 at 20:46:20
Usually if the Scan for Updates does not return any more recommended updates then you are fine. It may be that some of the updates you installed were cumulative updates that included some of the others (which is why I said to rescan after installing each batch so you are not trying to install those already covered by others). If there are other updates pending then they will reappear at the next scheduled weekly update.

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October 17, 2017 at 07:12:42
Have been searching around problems with windows update with "troubleshoot problems with installing updates". There were three problems "installing recent updates" that could be fixed using the troubleshooter, but found one that could NOT be fixed: "Service registration is missing or corrupt". Then looked around and on the internet found and used kb17588, which fixed this. Instead of running the fix directly, I downloaded "MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta". Ran it and it fixed the problem. "Ran MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta" again and now it did not detect any problems.


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#8
October 17, 2017 at 16:56:07
Thanks willem1933.
For googlers, here is the link.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au...

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