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sarel
01-05-2011, 09:24 AM
For the last few days Win 7 tried to install updates, only to fail when it tries to reconfigure Windows (at the splash screen stage). I've tried it manually, same problem. (KB2492386, KB982018, KB2522422, KB2515325).

What should I do? I've Googled and checked the Win 7 website but the instructions there did not really help?

sarel

wainuitech
01-05-2011, 11:05 AM
Just fixed the exact same problem on SWMBO's PC this morning, same 4 updates, been doing the same same thing for a couple of days now.

Try this -- click start, type in cmd right click it, run as administrator,
type in the following command EXACTLY " " and all ( there is a single gap between p " )

net stop"windows update"

When the messages says complete, type in exit, or simply close the window.

Next, go into the C drive, Windows Folder, Locate the Softwaredistribution Folder - right click it - delete.

Reboot windows - once started, click start, type in Update - click Windows updates, check for updates. Install any that it finds.

R.M.
01-05-2011, 11:12 AM
For the last few days Win 7 tried to install updates, only to fail when it tries to reconfigure Windows (at the splash screen stage). I've tried it manually, same problem. (KB2492386, KB982018, KB2522422, KB2515325).

What should I do? I've Googled and checked the Win 7 website but the instructions there did not really help?

sarel

Yeah - I had that problem too, but it was sorted when I installed 'Manually'. I didn't do what Wainui did, but do remember having to do just that some time in the past.

sk69ersnz
01-05-2011, 11:34 AM
Had the same problem,installed them 1 at a time and it worked.

sarel
01-05-2011, 08:33 PM
WT it failed again so I will try and do them one at a time

sarel

Paul Ramon
01-05-2011, 08:39 PM
Had the same problem. Tried three times - no go! Then tried individually and they installed no problem.

sarel
01-05-2011, 08:45 PM
Installed them one by one - all done

Thanks all for the advice

sarel

wainuitech
01-05-2011, 08:45 PM
WT it failed again so I will try and do them one at a time

sarel Bit odd, since the Softwaredistribution Folder is where the problem is, they get stuck, by deleting the folder it removes the problem.-Oh Well.

mzee
01-05-2011, 09:44 PM
I only install the important updates because I had the same problem.
I hardly ever update Windows, and on the few occasions that I have allowed auto update it has been corrupted. If its working well I leave it as is.