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jab1
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Windows 7 Update broken

WARNING to W7 users - MS Update is borked (see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/error-code-80248015/aeae2fcd-100a... )

I have just rung UK support who -idiots - told me to reinstall Windows, and when I mentioned the thread above, suddenly went all quiet.

John
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Browni
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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

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I thought that was fixed?

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/windows-update-in-win7-now-appears-to-be-working-properly/

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

@jab1

Thanks for the heads-up on that one. I was going to update mine later on today but won't bother now.  Thumbs Up

Do you know if it affects both versions? I run Win 7 x64.

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jab1
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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

@Pete11 Yes it does -I'm on X64

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken


Browni wrote:

I thought that was fixed?

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/windows-update-in-win7-now-appears-to-be-working-properly/


Reading further down the replies, it appears not for everyone.

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

As of a few months ago, a minority of the Windows 7 computers and all the Vista computers I have seen had not manged to install Windows Updates since mid 2016.  The process svchost would consume an entire processor core in a vain attempt to find updates whenever the afflicted computer was online.  I don't know if Microsoft ever did anything about that particular issue.  

jab1
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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

@ReedRichards This isn't the same issue. The current one revolves around an M$ failure to update one of their own certificates.

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

@Browni I won't know until I check later, but it appears that stopping and restarting WU in services may have fixed it.

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

This also states that MS have fixed the problem.

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Well, @Browni , it certainly hadn't been fixed at 0830 for me. I actually ran disk check this morning as I had a couple of unrelated niggles, and it wasn't fixed then.

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Strange, perhaps your issue is/was unrelated to the widespread problem.
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Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

We shall see, but I  had to stop WU in services, alter options to 'never check', run a manual check, then reset WU to automatic, after which it did ANOTHER check, but it seems OK now.

I'll know more tomorrow , if I remember to go back to Control Panel.

John
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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

The November update worked fine for me - December is released next week, I assume?

 

This site may be helpful for those having problems; it's got me out of trouble in the past when Windows Update seemed broken.

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken

Thanks for the info..... however,.... just checked my updates...  Running Windows 7 Professional.... I did a "manual" update on Tuesday of a "preview"  

 

Have no problems to date....

 

an update screen.jpg

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Re: Windows 7 Update broken


Browni wrote:

I thought that was fixed?

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/windows-update-in-win7-now-appears-to-be-working-properly/


I have marked this as a fix - following the advice, all now seems well.

John