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01-06-2013, 12:17 PM
I bought an Acer notebook running Windows 7 Starter last week.
Update History lists a number of failed updates. Is there a quick way to download all the fails or do I have to do it one by one?

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Go to the windows\softwaredistribution folder, open the reportingevents txt file. There's a reason its failing. Post the last few lines of this file, in here. There's probably error codes here

Did you check for updates / try and install the updates?? And it still fails?

01-06-2013, 02:39 PM
I'm still finding my way around Windows 7 Speedy. How do I get into windows\softwaredistribution folder?
I have checked for updates but there are no new ones to install just a load of previous failed ones.

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2013, 02:52 PM
Open computer / my computer then C:\windows\softwaredistribution folder

01-06-2013, 03:24 PM
{98558213-E8A0-47A8-9F40-571662F85CBA} 2013-05-31 21:37:55:064+1200 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 1 updates.
{86737AB8-9EAE-4A24-85E9-A615E3E44D9E} 2013-05-31 21:38:16:888+1200 1 162 101 {914314FC-6F8B-43DF-9571-DBB7EC57A437} 200 0 AutomaticUpdatesWuApp Success Content Download Download succeeded.
{E5885C7A-3369-46B6-AEBB-D2A2EE90C82B} 2013-05-31 21:38:16:904+1200 1 188 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎1 ‎June ‎2013 at 3:00 a.m.: - Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.151.1320.0)
{E21C9519-8ECB-4371-848D-6A91ECAC2E55} 2013-05-31 21:39:42:657+1200 1 183 101

01-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Looks like those are successful messages. Were there any unsuccessful messages earlier in the log?

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Yup it should say failed and something like error code 0x something

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2013, 05:15 PM
If nothing appears in updates now that you've checked., there are none. I wouldnt worry about it. The failed ones have probably installed sometime

03-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Thanks Speedy and Jen.
I sorted through the confusion by clicking on the Name column in the Update History page. This made it much easier to check and found that all but 2 fails had successfully up dated within c. 24 hrs.
The 2 remaining fails (both twice) are KB2829530 and 2847204.