Windows Updates install but fail to configure
I have a strange problem that has only recently started. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and normally my windows updates download and install without any problems, but as of last Thursday, the updates not only wouldn't configure but they wouldn't install.
I went to the Microsoft FixIt site and downloaded the diagnostic and repair tool which was able to correct thedownloading and installing problem, but I still have the problem of windows updates failed to configure, and I've tried the FixIt tool for that problem as well only for it to have no effectat all.
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Here are answers to some common questions about updates. What are updates? What are software notifications? Where can I find updates? How do I let all users on my computer install updates? What do the different types of updates mean? Do I need to download and install updates? What types of updates can Windows install automatically? How often should I update my computer and my programs? What happens if I forget to install an update? Can I get updates automatically? How much do updates cost? Why do I need to install some updates separately, before or after installing other updates? I share my computer with other people. Do we all get the same updates? I have a home network. Can I update all my computers at the same time? Can I remove updates? Why couldn't I install an update?
I just installed Win7 32-bit on a new PC. I then applied all the Windows recommended updates - approx. 100 of them, including SP1. Now I am installing vendor supplied drivers (not from Microsoft). All have installed except for the VGA driver. Here's what is happening:
The vendor shows three separate installation files. Not knowing which one I should use, I (foolishly) tried each of them. One appears to have installed successfully.
The other two are partially installed and require a re-boot to finish the install - which is standard procedure. When I restart I get the standard "wait while Windows prepares the update" messages during shutdown and rebooting.
Then the updates are applied but fail due to missing or invalid files. Windows starts up and there are six error message windows on the desktop showing the error along with an "OK" button. I press all the OK's and the system runs fine.
Because these two installs fail they are never removed from the "got to be installed" queue so every time I boot or restart these two attempt to install and fail.
So, how do I kill these two installs?
If you'd like Windows to install important updates as they become available, turn on automatic updating. Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability. You can also set Windows to automatically install recommended updates, which can address noncritical problems and help enhance your computing experience. Optional updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.
I am trying to install visual basic.net and it asks me to install the windows component updates. My cd containing those updates produce an error that the .net framework could not be installed.
I did try to bypass the installation of the component updates with the command, f:\setup\setup.exe /NO_BSLN_CHECK. That also produced errors. What I did do was download all the latest windows updates and installed them. what I would like to know besides a solution to the problem is possible is also to know is there is a difference between the windows updates that is downloaded from the internet and the windows component updates.
I thought that by downloading the windows updates from the internet. It would have downloaded the component updates as well.
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I have recently migrated from XP to Windows 7 and have a problem with updates. I get messages asking me to install "important updates" which turn out to be for programs I do not have, like Office 2010.
I "deselect" them and click OK but the message keeps coming up. With XP I was able to tick a box to indicate that I did not want to be asked again toinstall those updates but I can find no way of doing that in Win 7 - is there a way.
To have Windows install important updates as they become available, turn on automatic updating. Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability. You can also set Windows to automatically install recommended updates, which can address non-critical problems and help enhance your computing experience. Optional updates and Microsoft updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.
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