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Resolved [Windows updates fail to install]

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by eclyde1936, 2014/03/23.

  1. 2014/03/29
    eclyde1936

    eclyde1936 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Hi, Tallin.
    It seems that you are on the right track. It has now downloaded 27 updates, but appears to have become stuck on installing the tenth. I'll wait a while longer, though, before trying again.
    Thanks for your help, and thanks to all others who have made suggestions. I'll get back later.
    Regards,
    Clyde.
     
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    Hi Clyde,

    That is good news. Very often the fix is the most simple of things as hopefully in this case. I would suggest you reboot if all do not download and install then try again.

    Good luck, and do post back to let us know of your success.

    kind regards,
     

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    eclyde1936

    eclyde1936 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks Tallin. I waited quite some time without further obvious progress, so stopped the installation, re-booted and returned to Windows update. This time it downloaded 47 updates - rather more than previously - but then it again became stuck on "Preparing to Install ". I'll once again wait longer until I take any further action.
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    Another idea you may like to consider Clyde would be not to option too many at a time to download and install. In other words only put a tick alongside say 10 to 15. As there are so many take it slowly in 10 to 15 stages, rebooting between each time.

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    Thanks again, Tallin.
    I'm trying that now - just the first 8, in fact, then if that goes all right, I'll try some more.
    At present, it is "installing update 1 of 8" - although I note that it has already been at this for some time. But I'll be patient a while longer.
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  7. 2014/03/30
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    Tallin,
    Thanks tremendously to all who contributed. Success at last! All updates downloaded and installed - well over 100 of them!
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    How do I mark this as finished?
     
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    Good news Clyde, so pleased all is now updated. :)

    To mark the thread as closed, go to "Thread Tools " at the top right of any of your posts and tick the option "Mark this thread as solved ".

    kind regards,
     
  10. 2014/03/30
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    Thanks for letting us know that you were able to get your issue resolved. :)
     

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