One of the endearing and annoying features of this ubiquitous OS is the monthly patch update process. It just kind of works in the background when you're not looking. I'll install the updates on a non-critical server during the week to test them. But for the workstations it does a pretty good job - most of the time.
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Rob, It may be an old problem but the question is current. I've seen folk respond like you and it takes time for them to accept there is no one cure for this one but many. My general level of knowlege is reasonably good but finding individual updates manually is not something I immediately know how to do, yet. Why can't they just leave people to run what they want. She manually downloaded a couple of major updates which are going on as I write, so when that's all done, it should be useable as normal. Thanks for contacting Answer Desk.1- Launch Windows Update, then select Change Settings and choose Never check for updates.2- Restart the PC.3- Upon restarting, download and save these updates: For KB3020369: 32 bithttps://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/8/C0823F43-BFE9-4147-9B0A-35769CBBE6B0/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x86.msu64 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/0/5D0821EB-A92D-4CA2-9020-EC41D56B074F/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64For KB3172605: 32 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/D/5/CD5DE7B2-E857-4BD4-AA9C-6B30C3E1735A/Windows6.1-KB3172605-x86.msu64 bit https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/6/0/560504D4-F91A-4DEB-867F-C713F7821374/Windows6.1-KB3172605-x64.msu4- Install KB3020369 first*, then KB3172605. As this is not a sure thing, I can't call it the fix.
If I had found anything resembling a viable workaround by Googling, I wouldn't have resorted to using this forum, which previously, I've always found very helpful. I will be cloning the drive when it's updated to save all that grief again. This last one will ask you to restart the computer, please do so.5- Upon restarting and logging into Windows, allow WU to complete the update by leaving the computer idle for about 10-12 min. Answer Desk Team Please don’t reply to this message. Your service request is 1362835920 in case you need it. It's a common thing you find in prior discussions.-..get free & very helpful support from M/s & that it appears to have sorted my issue.
All solutions listed above didn't help to obtain updates while using x64 Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic - really tried them (even twice).
Not counting waiting for 4 days as solution I even want to try.
I recently had the same problem and solved it by shutting down windows and then restarting it. Only at shutdown it started installing updates and then the next boot it found the next set up updates.
Neither magicandre1981 nor Moab's answers assisted me.
OK, here's the main difference: In addition to OS patches, Microsoft Update takes care of your MS Applications like Office, SQL Server and Exchange. WSUS has a good monitoring and reporting feature that allows me to see at a glance which machines are struggling with the stuff Microsoft is trying to send to it.
So I do a Remote Desktop session to the machine in question and run the process manually. I used to spend hours looking up ways to get around these errors. This process of switching from the newer method to the older one and then back again seems to fix a host of registry errors and other wastes of time.
In our company we run WSUS - Windows Server Update Services - to keep all our Windows desktops updated. I have trained my users over the years to ALWAYS leave their computers on to accommodate the patch process, the weekly AV scans and so that I can get into their workstations any time I need to work on them in the evening. Microsoft likes WSUS because it cuts down on the number of users hitting the Windows Update site. Microsoft has been slowly moving everyone over to Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update.