windows update ???

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Gavin Reeves, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Gavin Reeves

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    Hi .All of a sudden my windows update doesn't work come up.This service isn't working at the moment .Very strange.Any help would be Great.windows 7 Pro .7601 .service pack 1 build 6.1.I am a Newbie so be gentle with me.
     
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    There was a problem with a recent update for Windows 7 that caused issues like the one you are describing.
    Microsoft published a second update that is suppose to uninstall that update and resolve the issues.
    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777
     
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    Tried that earlier not sure if it working do to the circle still being busy.Hey do any of you Recommend any virus ,security software free if possible.Xmas spent to much>Bah HumBUg....
     
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    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201
    Download the correct version for your system architecture (32 or 64 bit).
    Same with the link I provided earlier. The update comes in both flavors and it's important that you use the correct version depending on the version of Win7 you have installed. 32bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64 occasionally referred to as amd64 although I'm not sure why).
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    If this has only just started happening can you remember if it coincided with an update or something you installed? Usually Windows update is pretty bombproof unless for a specific reason. Something you may have added or done might have caused the update utility to stop.
     
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    Quite so. Having had some problems with Windows Updates, I've noticed it's best to wait for a day or two, they will correct it. The problem is not, most probably, strictly Windows, it's another program that collides - not to blame innocent doers who make an effort. With lots of happening, it's not so easy to say who is to blame.

    Generally, I would recommend not to haste. At least my worst problems have risen from my own efforts to correct... :aww:
     

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