Windows Update Doesn't Work!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Kylethedarkn, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    Whenever I try to start/stop the windows update service it freezes the services window. Also when I click check for updates in control panel, it freezes the window.
     
  2. ae69ae

    ae69ae New Member

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    same thing here, I had to go to the windows update website, but the updates still didn't install
     
  3. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    I just ended up reinstalling Windows 7. Its was the program MagicISO/MagicDisc that caused the problem.
     
  4. ondoy4759

    ondoy4759 Honorable Member

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    Quite a drastic move. You could have just uninstalled the offending application, instead of what you did.:p
     
  5. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    I tried that first, but It didn't work...
    Then I reinstalled. :p
     
  6. ComputerGeek

    ComputerGeek Senior Member

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    if you have actived your version of windows, go to microsoft.com and install the Microsoft Update to replace the windows update,hopefully that will fix your issues.

    They need to make Microsoft Update standard and toss Windows Update out the window ..... pun intended
     
  7. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Have you tried simply clicking the Windows Update icon on the Start Menu?

    Why would you mess with the Window Update service in Services?
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Turning off the service saves RAM.
    But yeah, any ISO loaders kill Windows 7 at this point.
    Magic ISO is fine, but MagicDisk = bad.
     
  9. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I'm pretty sure if you turn off indexing, Windows restore will no longer function.

    Off topic, but what do you think of Magic ISO. I have a 4.1 GB download I'm trying to get and the software company recommended Magic ISO. But the website looked a little sketchy to me. Obviously, it was a foreign developer with many incorrect sentence and wordings, but the program itself seemed very good.

    What do you think?
     
  10. ae69ae

    ae69ae New Member

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    I am using PowerISO n its been doing its job, specially since I did a clean install, ive had to re-download all my programs. I also uninstalled that stupid Norton 360, i haven't gotten a blue screen of deth since then.
     
  11. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    Its a very nice program. MagicISO and MagicDisc, both made by the same company, are great programs. Free and they work. Just not with windows 7 apparently.
     
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  12. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Yeh,

    Thanks for replying. I appreciate it!!
     
  13. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    No Problem. Always happy to help.
     

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